As Quicken is a paid application, customers cannot download it for free legally. Any means to acquire it for free falls under piracy and is considered an illegal act according to the U.S. Copyright Law. Criminal penalties for copyright infringement include fines up to $250,000 or five years in prison.
While a demo or a free trial version of Quicken is not available, users can purchase Quicken and demand a refund within 60 days of purchase if they are not satisfied with the application. Users can return digital purchases on Quicken's website, whereas physical copies require users to return them by post.