I’m a heavy user of Quicken, so I’m considering signing up for the “beta test program” of the new version that will be released later this summer. If you’re approved for the beta test program, you will receive a link to download an early version of Quicken 2009, a work in progress released to a sample of users who would ideally provide feedback.
You can expect bets releases like these to contain bugs, so if you’re concerned about your data integrity, you may not want to sign up. Once you convert your Quicken data to the 2009 formats, you won’t be able to turn back if you decide the program doesn’t work as well as expected or if you don’t like it.
More information about how to sign up for the beta program is within this post.
From the Intuit communication:
Intuit is currently seeking applicants who are interested in participating in the Beta test of Quicken 2009 for Windows. If you would like to be a part of our Beta team, we invite you to apply.
This is the beta test of Quicken 2009 for Windows. Testers will be expected to use Quicken 2009 for Windows as their personal finance software during this beta period of 3 months, report any problems encountered, and complete specific tasks that provide feedback on the product.
Before you apply please note, those selected to test will be expected to:
- Start testing when notified sometime in the coming weeks
- Provide data files and logs when requested
- Install the product (desktop products) or access the product (web-based products) and use it
- Submit bug reports at the tester website
- Complete specific testing tasks through Summer 2008
If you agree to the above and are interested in participating in this test, please click the link below to apply. The application process may take about 5 minutes of your time and will ask questions about your computer system and Intuit product use.
Please understand that applying for this test does not guarantee that you will be selected for participation. All online applications must be submitted by Thursday, June 26, 2008.
Please note that all product information is strictly confidential.
Intuit Beta Team
Here is the link to apply for beta testing.