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Review: QuickBooks 2010 for Mac

updated 01:15 pm EST, Thu January 21, 2010

App missing online banking, cross-compatibility

MacNN has reviewed QuickBooks 2010, the latest Mac edition of Intuit's Windows-based accounting software. A variety of upgrades have been made, including a New Company Setup Assistant, processing for debit and credit card payments, and sync with Address Book. Some improvement areas include search, and better invoicing, estimates and purchase orders.

The program is commended for its additions, which include an optional time-tracking module. The suite is however said to be missing critical features, like online banking, as well as cross-platform file compatibility. It is in fact described as a "second-class citizen" compared to its Windows sibling, which has been given more attention in terms of look and functionality. Intuit is selling the Mac edition of QuickBooks for $200.

by MacNN Staff





  1. raydixon9

    Joined: Dec 1969


    If you are used to the Windows version

    then you will hate this version. The mac version is nothing more than a quicken for mac but with some business terms. It lacks way to many features of the windows version to consider switching. If intuit releases this in the future and iit keeps all the features of windows I would switch but for now i'm stuck with the windows version

  1. MhzDoesMatter

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    Don't buy Quickbooks for Mac. We're a mac shop but use Quickbooks on Parallels. Who cares about supporting mac development if it means settling for a substandard product. Clearly intuit has no incentive for creating a comparable mac version, so just get the best product for the cash.

  1. aaanorton

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'd love to see AccountEdge 2010 reviewed asap and compared to QB 2010.
    Any plans for this?

  1. logiclust

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    aaanorton, just look at their advertisers and you'll find your answer.

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