Although Intuit hasn’t opened QuickBooks to Mac developers, the company is looking for feedback on Quicken for the Mac. Quicken is Intuit’s financial software package. For more info, see our Aug. 21 overview and Dec. 9 review.
Some Quicken users have received a “Quicken Customer Study” notification of an online survey that will offer the chance to provide feedback and shape development efforts on future versions of Quicken.
The survey asks about your Mac hardware and software set-up, how you use Quicken, and the number and type of accounts you use the software for. It also lets you rate Quicken’s learning curve, ease of use, feature set compared to other software packages, and overall speed.
One interesting question is, “Which of the following options would most compel you to upgrade to the newest version of Quicken?” Your choices are new features, improvements to existing features, and support for Mac OS X. Another question asks, ” How likely is it that you will upgrade to Mac OS X in the next year or so?”
Intuit also wants to know if and how you use Quicken for tax preparation, online banking, online bill payment, and online investing. Finally, the survey asks you to rate Intuit’s Quicken.com Web site.
For completing the survey, Intuit will enter your name in a drawing to win one of ten US $100 prizes. The deadline for completing the survey is March 11.