Quicken 2011 review: financial paradise by the dashboard

Intuit has released Quicken 2011, a new personal finance management tool that represents the first collaborative Quicken release between the Quicken Desktop and Mint.com teams. The result is a desktop personal finance tool that looks and feels in some areas like a website with a new and improved dashboard to guide your finances, yet it retains the benefits of an offline personal finance tool that many Quicken users want.

One of the areas that received a big overhaul was the dashboard, or home screen, which now gives users an easy to understand summary of the important day-to-day information they need. The revamped dashboard is very useful and with the inclusion of spending, monthly bills and spending goals you can keep on top of the day-to-day items in just a few minutes.