Using Quicken with Dropbox
I wanted my wife and myself to be able to access and update our Quicken data from 2 different computers (sharing one data file) and couldn't find a way to do it. Quicken's online help says it cannot be done. I explored switching from Quicken to an online alternative like Mint but couldn't find one where I liked the features. A few months ago I found Dropbox and decided to try that. It has done exactly what I was hoping for. So far I have had only one instance of a file conflict (where my wife added a transaction to Quicken from her computer and the data file on my computer did not get updated before I added a transaction). When this happened, Dropbox immediately notified me that there had been a conflict and it saved both files (one that had her transaction but not mine and one that had mine but not hers). It was a simple process to open the other file, see the transaction she added and add it to the main file. We normally don't add many transactions and I didn't expect to ever have a conflict like this but was pleasantly surprised with how it was handled. I'm only posting this in case someone is looking for a multi-user (non simultaneous) way to use Quicken to let them know it works for me.