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QuickBooks 2008 for Mac OS X in the works

updated 03:10 pm EDT, Mon October 1, 2007

QuickBooks 2008 for Mac

Though Intuit launched QuickBooks 2008 as a Windows-only product last week, the company is also working on a Mac version that will be released at an undisclosed date next year. In a statement to MacNN, QuickBooks officials said "(We are) currently focused on developing the next generation Mac platform and plans to deliver a new QuickBooks Mac offering in 2008. This decision will result in an offering designed to delight and meet the evolving needs of our new and existing Mac customers." Officials added: "We are committed to delivering the Mac community the best business and personal finance solutions in the market. More details will be shared as appropriate when they become available."

In the meantime, QuickBooks Pro 2007 will be fully supported per
Intuit's standard support policy.

The Windows version of QuickBooks Pro 2008 has a new feature that lets users create, encrypt and securely transmit their Accountant's Copy file to a server for their accountant to download and review. It also has a new Intuit WebListings Service that helps businesses more easily manage multiple Web listings, sending the appropriate company information to leading local listings sites, such as Google Maps, Yahoo! Local, YellowPages.com and superpages.com.

Intuit already committed to a Mac version of Quicken 2008 in mid-August, commenting on the "anticipation of the launch of the new Mac OS X (Leopard)." The Windows line-up of Quicken 2008 includes "Quicken Starter Edition," which features "only the tools needed to make it as easy as possible to see what's coming in, going out, and what is left to spend each month." The program includes an "Express Setup" feature streamlines the startup process and helps users get up and running in four easy steps, providing a complete view of their finances "in minutes." It also includes connections to more than 5,300 banks, brokerages and other financial institutions including PayPal.




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  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    IF and only IF

    The Windows and Mac data files are interchangeable then ONLY THEN will these software be worth anything. This wasn't the case with QB 2007. Why they pulled such a moronic stunt is beyond me, but hey they might just pull it again. We'll have to wait and see.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    how about you

    just write your software and let Apple focus on "developing the next generation Mac platform."

  1. JackWebb

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    One of the worst

    QB has been promising windows file interoperability since 2002, always listing better Windows file compatibility as a feature and never getting it right and then charging $200.00 a year to lie to us. I bought into this lie twice and that made me pretty angry. Frankly this is some of the worst software in the world. Basics control behaviors and edit fields are still buggy. 1 person team shareware developers can do better than this in a fraction of the time they've had to fix this. It's not written well for 1-time customer businesses since we have to wade through our 1,000s of customers for which they must be in a long list unless we click thousands of times to hide them one at a time. We can't search for a purchase order, in fact searching for anything is almost impossible in QB. And when you're on the phone with your customer QB makes you sound like a dope b/c you can't the information you need to solve a customer support billing issue for instance. You're almost better off using paper and pencil. Filemaker, which doesn't fit business accounting very well, is actually a valid contender against this since you can actually do searches and hide things in Filemaker.

  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    keeping Fingers Crossed

    How about feature parity? Yeah, that's what I thought... maybe next year... next year... next year...

  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    give it a rest

    What, I just got 2007 installed.

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    my accountant...

    ...has no problems with file compatibility. she has win version and i have mac. i export to her, and she sends back. no issues. same with my old business.

    what the h*** are you guys doing differently?

  1. tuqqer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I've got parity with 2005

    While I wouldn't call Intuit a groovy company, I can send my QB Pro 2005 Files back and forth between my Windows-based bookkeeper. She works on things, and then sends the file back to me. We've been doing that successfully every week for the past 2 years.

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