updated 01:05 am EST, Wed March 9, 2011
From check register to complete accounting tool
Like the restaurant business, software houses rarely last. While quite a few become household names, and others make a comfortable living, many more fail. Corona, the accounting software package from Designer's Domain, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by making the product available in two new ways: as a download from the Mac App Store, and as a printed CD-ROM with full manual.
Originally introduced in 2001 as a check register program, Corona now handles all aspects of a general ledger accounting program -- including payroll, which many accounting programs charge extra for. The new version, v3.8.1, includes improvements to purchasing and cash sales and collections, along with updating the program for current and future system releases.
The program features drag-and-drop accounting, on-the-fly account creation and single-click reconcilement. It features access to the OS X Address Book, autocompletion, dynamic inventory creation and support for SQL. It offers a check register, Unpaid Bills file, check printing drawer, invoicing, receivables, payables and purchasing, financial statements and subsidiary ledger reports, among other features.
Corona requires a Mac running OS X 10.4 or higher, and is available for US, UK and European Union currencies. It sells for $65 as a download or Mac App Store version, and $130 for a printed CD-ROM and manual version.