July 14, 2010
I like playing with numbers, and have been a user of Quicken on-line since it was first offered. No, they never did get it to work quite right. Screen scraper programs are not a good idea for production systems; they are better used for prototypes or one-offs. Now Quicken has recommended their users migrate in the next 30 days to Mint. Mint, it turns out is beta-ware that is worse than Quicken on-line was even in its infancy. Scary enough that it is free, it is twice as scary because it tries to offer exotic things while flubbing the basics.