To understand Quicken Essentials, you first must understand that this version of Quicken is nothing like the Quicken for Mac that you may have come to know over the last many years. That is going make an awful lot of people unhappy if the comments on Rob Griffiths' first look are any indication. Intuit states that a future update will add password protection. But Quicken Essentials is a brand new program, not just Intuit dialing in yet another version of Quicken for Mac and Quicken Essentials could be the beginning of something good. Quicken Essentials builds on the nearly correct assumption that most banking institutions offer everything you need to handle your banking basics online, such as transaction tracking and online bill-paying. Quicken Essentials is for when you need a way to aggregate that information and turn it into something useful.
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