QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Score 7.8 out of 10
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Overview

What is QuickBooks Desktop for Mac?

Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. It is designed to integrate with Apple iCloud. It provides core accounting features in line with the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop product line.
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Piece of cake accounting!

7 out of 10
March 07, 2020
We use it for our products and sales. It addresses all the accounting reports, invoices, monitor our sales and expenses, plus other …
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Popular Features

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  • Standard reports (22)
    10.0
    100%
  • Bank reconciliation (24)
    7.3
    73%
  • Accounts payable (24)
    6.9
    69%
  • Accounts receivable (23)
    6.9
    69%

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What is QuickBooks Desktop for Mac?

Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. It is designed to integrate with Apple iCloud. It provides core accounting features in line with the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop product line.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Demos

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Features

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

10Avg 7.6

Customization

This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

6Avg 7.2

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

10Avg 8.1

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

10Avg 7.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

5.2Avg 7.4

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

7.6Avg 7.1

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

8.3Avg 7.5
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Product Details

What is QuickBooks Desktop for Mac?

Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. The software allows Mac users to integrate Quickbooks with their iCloud-based applications and data. Desktop for Mac provides the core accounting features as the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop line. These features include contractor management, sales, time, and expense tracking, invoicing, email tracking, and inventory management. Desktop for Mac also provides a library of prebuilt reports, plus exportability to Numbers or Excel. The software also enables user permissions control for financial information security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. It is designed to integrate with Apple iCloud. It provides core accounting features in line with the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop product line.

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Reviewers rate Pay calculation and Benefit plan administration and Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of QuickBooks Desktop for Mac are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews

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Jennifer Horvath | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortunately our organization began using Mac's back in the early 90's. We were still using the oversized ledgers for expenses/check writing as well as income entries. Very time consuming. It was a no brainer to go with QuickBooks. Didn't really look at any other accounting program.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I tried switching to QBO (QuickBooks Online) a couple of times. And in both cases it was disastrous. The software is buggy and the workflow is not at all like what I was used to in Desktop and so I felt like there was a brand new learning curve. You would think that they would make their online option as close to their Desktop option so that migrating customers would have an easy time. The worst part is that if you have inventory that you need to track, when you migrate from Desktop for Mac, it does NOT bring in your inventory accurately in any way. This was a dealbreaker for me. Be very careful about migrating if you track inventory. So for all the shortcomings of Desktop, I still prefer it over QBO.
Guy G. Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We looked at several different providers. I tested three other software applications. I found that QuickBooks Desktop for Mac was the most intuitive, cost-effective, and out of the box to learn and use. I am still getting used to the differences between the PC version and the Mac version. This will take some time as the layout is different.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Start with the best and you never have to try anything else. Not the cheapest solution, but the best solution is always a smart business decision. We could not run the business today without QuickBooks - maybe 10 years ago at the startup, it was more than we needed, but within a year we could not function without it! In order to grow a recurring revenue model, you have to have the right platform to manage billing, payments, and receivables.
Ann Mulhern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I only stick with it because I have used it for 30 years and have to continue as the cost to change over and learn a new system has always been prohibitive. My accountant prefers QuickBooks rather than embarking on another Mac software option.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've really only ever used Quickbooks and Mint, but I found QuickBooks to be far more powerful than any other accounting software. In fact, it has been so convenient and successful that I've never thought to use anything else. Most other modern solutions are limiting or too complicated. Quickbooks Desktop fits nicely in the middle right where I want it - plenty of features, but still so useable.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QuickBooks for Mac is great because it has an offline version and cloud storage capabilities. QuickBooks Online is a cheaper alternative but in the event of needing to access the database without internet access, it's nice to have it backed up when you need it. Plus QuickBooks for Mac has online options too, so you get the best of both worlds.
Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QuickBooks for Mac definitely outshines other competitors mainly due to its ability to sync seamlessly with all mac products, which other programs have continual problems with. Although the Mac version isn't quite as powerful as the Microsoft counterpart, it is still one of the best programs out there and will not disappoint.
Andreas Jones - LSSGB, CPP, CSCS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QuickBooks Mac really is incredible. As a mac user for 10 years, I found this software easy to use and understand. It has a beautiful layout without sacrificing any of the ample features that made me fall in love with QuickBooks Pro.

  • Scheduled Reports: The ability to automate sending reports via email at scheduled times.
  • Search Improvements: Locating the information that you need, quickly and efficiently, can be important if you have a large amount of information to work with in your QuickBooks file. A number of search and filter improvements have been implemented that may help you with this task.
  • Report Customization Improvements: You can now view and print information about what filters have been included in the report, as well as make multiple-record filter selections more easily.
  • Security Improvements: Intuit has changed what components are used by the program to improve security, as well as some other security-related issues.
Steve Muench | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Installing QB was easy and straight forward in comparison to other Mac apps. I'll be interested to see if updates are easy to accomplish. Adobe products are all cloud based as is QB & I am still uneasy about that as our business is located in a fairly remote & rural area and internet service although normally reliable is less so that in a major metro area.
Spud Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used to use Wave Accounting for quite awhile and switched to Quickbooks for Mac this year because I need some more rigorous software and record keeping for my accountant. Wave Accounting was an excellent start for a small company but as soon as I had decent revenue, it became worthwhile to pay for advanced software to get my time back.
Shelly Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. Outside of that limitation, it is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
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