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
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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.

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  • 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
I'm the sole employee and QuickBooks program has been the best decision I could have made for the organization. We are a very small not for profit and even though we don't have a whole lot of income/expenses/line items, QuickBooks works very well for us. The only issue I encounter is when dealing with new sales and customizing our own invoice/statements.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Quickbooks for Mac is awesome! I use it for all my accounting needs. It is labeled as the #1 accounting software for small business or non-profits businesses. I would highly recommend it to anyone in need of reliable, dependable, and easy-to-use software. For those that don't have too much experience with accounting software, this one will be easy to navigate through, especially for owners that don't have a bookkeeper or accounting dept, QuickBooks for Mac will help you get things done easily. I highly recommend it!
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used Quickbooks Desktop for Mac for about 4 months. I wish I could get my money back but I'm outside the 60-day window that they allow for full refunds. Overall, my experience with Quickbooks for Mac has been the largest train wreck that I've ever experienced. Tech support is incredibly hard to get a hold of and once you do, they tell you that you have to call back for another department. How insanely difficult it can be to just talk with a human. Once you do get the right department, they put you on hold for hours trying to figure out what is wrong. I've done a clean install and re-booted a million times. I am so incredibly disappointed with my purchase decision that I am now looking at Quickbooks alternatives. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PROJECT TO ANYONE!
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it for our products and sales. It addresses all the accounting reports, invoices, monitor our sales and expenses, plus other accounts.
I use Quickbooks Payroll for multiple organizations to process all aspects of payroll. I have used it for our employees. I also use it to prepare for our monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for government tax agencies. It makes my life so much easier to have all my clients in the same place. I can plan my own work with reminders and to-do lists for my clients. The added features are amazing!
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I currently use QuickBooks Desktop for Mac for both of my companies. I would be lying if I said I love it. But let me clarify a little - I am NOT a numbers person. I have never had any training at all in accounting or bookkeeping. Like many people, I had to learn how to do things because I decided to start a business and suddenly realized that everything needed to be tracked, saved, etc and did not have the resources to hire bookkeeper. So I learned on the fly. And I'm still learning. It's not the most intuitive software but at this point I'm familiar enough with it that it gets the job done of keeping our books and generating the reports I need come tax time and, more regularly, to see how the business is doing.
Guy G. Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use QuickBooks Desktop for Mac as my primary first-line service to account for all incomes and expenditures. We recently took over the frontline job of accounting from our CPA. I am a new user to QuickBooks Desktop for Mac. The desktop version for Mac is the software that I use daily to keep current with income and expenses from deposits, credit card transactions, and all outgoing expenses.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It was being used by our organization for all accounting tasks such as month-end close, posting invoices, posting receivables, etc. It is the first accounting software we have used so it basically allows us to organize our transactions into profit and loss/balance sheets for all our entities. It has a lot of good short cuts to make posting transactions quicker.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QuickBooks Desktop runs our business, it tracks everything, serves recurring invoices and tracks payments. We also use QuickBooks Desktop to track sales, commissions and manage accounts receivables. I use QuickBooks Desktop on a day to day basis to track everything going on across all accounts from sales to expenses to the financial status of our accounts.
Ann Mulhern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Every update I hope to just be able to restore my data without issues. So far, Mac 2020 seems to be OK except for my payables. Since it is a small number of listings, I have gone through and voided the errors. However, someone at QuickBooks Mac 2020 has chosen to use the lightest possible gray type on a white background. It is literally impossible for anyone over the age of 20 to read light gray on a white field I am stunned at having to try to work around this incredible time-wasting flaw. I have always had some ridiculous issues with QuickBooks for Mac and have been forced to keep using it by my accountant because of so many years of buying their software and the need for my company to keep its continuity. Each update is a nightmare to finally get it to restore...and then the fun begins. If I had the time you would have 20 reviews like this from me over the years. SO disappointing and so much of my time and my employee's time wasted getting this software to actually do what I paid for. PLEASE correct the ridiculous gray type so I and all of the many reviews I have found online can see to pay our bills. Pathetic.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Quickbooks Desktop is the platform of choice for accounting at my small business. I use Quickbooks Online/Desktop to keep up with my accounting across multiple devices (including iOS, macOS, and from any browser window). It helps me keep up with my bookkeeping, expenses, payroll, billing, and reporting all in one place - and it connects with my bank accounts and helps automate many of the accounting process our business requires.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using QuickBooks to manage payroll and expenses for the company. It's been great for the small company size because it's easy to learn and navigate, especially QuickBooks for Mac. The program is easy to use which is a big deal. We don't want to spend excessive amounts of time training employees who could be doing other things for the company. It helps our finance manager to handle payroll and manage bills easily and there is less stress for everyone involved!
Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use QuickBooks mainly in our administrative department for effective data storage, organization, and preparation. What we find most useful is its ability to prepare our accounting information for import to Turbo Tax. This streamlines our whole operation and makes every April a pleasure rather than a pain! While accounting can often be troublesome, QuickBooks makes everything more efficient.
December 20, 2018

Great for businesses

Jorel Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Financial management. It is used by the owner of the company and allows us to review financials and reports regularly. We went with QuickBooks for Mac because we all have Apple computers and we can use it for multiple companies. This saves us money in the long run and has more features than the online does.
November 18, 2018

QB Mac App Top Notch

Billy Rivet | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QuickBooks Online has been great for our company as it allows for us to work on accounting, account management, etc., without being tied to a desktop computer at the office. Since I use a Mac laptop, I strictly use the QB App for the Mac. I find it to be faster than the web version, more responsive and allows the important functions I use it for to not be cluttered in a web browser with dozens of other web browser tabs/windows open for other business needs. I've been especially impressed with the continuously added features and improvements in usability.
John E. Miller, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Quickbooks for our Merchant Services and daily tracking of transactions and banking activity. We also utilize the platform to submit invoices and keep track of our account. In addition, we use it for the barcode swipe capabilities. It is used by our entire organization and addresses all the matters identified above.
John Cruet Jr., AIA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have been using Quickbooks for Mac for many years. It is the prime bookkeeping software. I use it to pay bills, track income, generate income and loss reports, cut invoices, and as a backup for my visits to my accounting consultants. I first started out with a program called Quickbooks Pro for Mac, but that had since been superseded by Quickbooks for Mac. It has more features than what I need - for example, the software can link with online banking, but for security purposes, I simply do not take advantage of that feature. As I'm a sole proprietor, I also don't need the "payroll" feature. The software is "professional specific" meaning it can be tailored to my needs as an architect. Writing checks using my printer is relatively easy, but I don't use that feature anymore since I do much of my banking online.
Andreas Jones - LSSGB, CPP, CSCS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Quickbooks for Mac currently being used in the financial planning and analysis department. Our Accounts payable and Accounts Receivable departments use. Quickbooks for Mac help solves invoicing, payment and accounting needs. We use it to invoice and receive payments from our small clients who don't have access to larger and more costly systems.
Steve Muench | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QuickBooks (QB) is the software used for all aspects of company accounting. It provides a streamlined approach to controlling cash flow, producing monthly reports, invoicing and quickly allows an overview of the business performance. It also makes invoicing and receiving payments quick and easy to monitor on a daily basis. Reconciliation of bank accounts is normally quick and easy with the ability to link QuickBooks and our bank accounts.
Spud Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use quickbooks for Mac to manage all of my finances for my consulting company. It's incredibly helpful to organize receipts and invoices with the multiple clients I work alongside. A large problem it addresses is being able to handle recurring invoices for clients I have on retainer. Interacting with international clients is also convenient as it does automatic currency conversions.
March 18, 2016

QB for Mac

Kimberly Devane | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use it for all of my business accounting I also have my bookkeeper access it. I use it to invoice and track payments from my clients. I also use it to send checks to my contractors (Staff), vendors, and for participant incentive checks. A CPA recommend I get it a few years ago.
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