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QuickBooks Online coming to Safari, FireFox

updated 05:30 pm EDT, Wed July 23, 2008

Mac accounting coming

QuickBooks Online will soon be available for the Mac community and both Safari and Firefox support is expected, according to its development leader. In QuickBooks's community forum, Thai Bui, QuickBooks Online Product Development Leader, explains that development is progressing, as they work to port the small business online accounting service from Internet Explorer. "We are actively working on making our product compatible with other browsers (including Safari)." Internet Explorer's underpinnings differ from Safari and Firefox, Bui explained.

"We have a large product that currently uses ActiveX and was initially tuned to work with Internet Explorer. Therefore, it will require a large amount of work and will take some time on our part to accomplish." Bui did not give a timeline for Safari and Firefox support.

The basic QuickBooks Online service is $10 per month, with a $35 per month Plus service geared towards larger, multi-user and multi-location businesses. It currently requires Mac users to access the service from a Boot Camp volume, or use an iPhone.

by MacNN Staff





  1. panjandrum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No sympathy here

    These guys get no sympathy from me. Their products for the Mac have for years now been sub-par and buggy. It isn't at all uncommon to see people running Parallels only so they can run Quickbooks for Windows, because the Mac version is so bad. Maybe they shouldn't have put their blinders on when they designed their web version in the first place, then they wouldn't have to put in all this "hard work" to fix a product which should never have supported only a single browser in the first place.

  1. DrunkenTech

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Standards compliant?

    Maybe if they wrote their web-based software using standards, rather than cheaply-paid FrontPage and ActiveX jockeys, they wouldn't have this problem.

  1. dmsimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Active X? Such lazy R&D for what we pay for the product.

  1. chelsel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    assisted payroll??

    QuickBooks Assisted Payroll is the only thing keeping me with 1 foot in the Windows world.

  1. dchuxf

    Joined: Dec 1969


    TinyBooks for Mac

    Is a very good software, I will introduce to all my friends. I think TinyBooks for Mac pretty good also

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