I am currently not using personal finance software but I think I should be. I usually do my own taxes through TurboTax. I saw that Amazon was bundling Quicken with Turbotax, but the newest and more premium version were getting hammered with bad reviews for the latest version, mostly for poor updates and customer service.
I have heard of Quicken, Quickbooks, Mint.com, and Intuit, but don't really know one from the other (Intuit is the parent company), nor why I'd want any specific product or flavor over another, besides reading their marketing text and comparisons, which I have done to some extent (who ever believes that marketing gives you 100% of the story though?)
Features I am looking for
- integrate with online baking
- scanning/processing of receipts || processing of banking records
- integrate with mortgage and other loan accounts
- keep track of my expenses
- make tax time easier
- prefer a local only option
- bug free (or at least not riddled with bugs)
- easy backups and recovery
- hassle free
- easy for non-finance people, but powerful enough to be useful once I get my feet wet
- some kind of Android integration or support
- good help/technical/user/community support
Unfortunately, I don't actually know what I'm looking for or what makes for a good or great finance app since I've never used one before. It does not have to be free, but it can't be too expensive (>$100) unless it's well justified, and certainly not over $200.
I'm in the USA.