Quicken claims to be twice as fast thanks to native Apple M1 chip support

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Best-selling personal finance software Quicken has been updated to coincide with the release of Apple’s latest operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur

Version 6 of Quicken for Mac looks to offer an improved interface along with a raft of features that allows users to exploit the power of the new Apple OS.

Quicken for Mac supports any Mac product including new hardware based on the latest Apple Silicon architecture. The revitalized software app is able to run natively on Silicon and lets users make the most of Apple’s new M1 chip- present in the new Apple MacBook Pro 13 laptop. Quicken claims that it enables the software update to perform twice as fast and more efficiently as a result.

Sporting a new look and feel, Quicken for Mac promises to deliver a much more rounded experience, with new tabs and icons plus one-click access to view multiple transactions across your accounts. Other improvements include updates to the Bills & Income feature along with a more potent reporting structure that delivers highly detailed insights into the state of your finances.

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“Quicken made a name for itself as the first personal finance solution to be used and trusted by millions of users,” said Quicken CEO Eric Dunn. “As the market leader, we are proud to be on the cutting edge with this announcement of our support for Apple Silicon and Big Sur, featuring an upgraded yet familiar user experience and significantly improved performance. Quicken's reports run twice as fast on Apple Silicon, demonstrating the power of Apple Silicon’s new CPU.”

Quicken for Mac is available now, with pricing that starts from $35.99 per year and with a 30-day risk-free guarantee. The personal finance package also comes with full phone support and chat options, which are included for free.    

Rob Clymo

Rob Clymo has been a tech journalist for more years than he can actually remember, having started out in the wacky world of print magazines before discovering the power of the internet. Since he's been all-digital he has run the Innovation channel during a few years at Microsoft as well as turning out regular news, reviews, features and other content for the likes of TechRadar, TechRadar Pro, Tom's Guide, Fit&Well, Gizmodo, Shortlist, Automotive Interiors World, Automotive Testing Technology International, Future of Transportation and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International. In the rare moments he's not working he's usually out and about on one of numerous e-bikes in his collection.