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QuickBooks for Mac 2012 gets 50+ new features

updated 09:35 am EDT, Wed September 7, 2011

Due September 26th

Intuit has announced QuickBooks for Mac 2012, the next edition of its business accounting software. The 2012 upgrade is said to include over 50 new features, such as better search options, which let people use keywords to find amounts, dates, contacts and transactions. Filters can be used to narrow results, and search criteria can be saved for later recall.

New customer and vendor history panels display details like notes and balances alongside open invoices, and forms such as invoices, expenses and receipts can now be browsed by date, customer and any other criteria. One of the most important additions may be batch online banking transactions, which allow people to import records from multiple bank and credit card accounts simultaneously; rules can be used to automatically match payees to QuickBooks names. The software also introduces the concept of "progress" invoicing, essentially the ability to spawn multiple invoices from a single estimate in order to bill over time. These invoices can be based on line items or percentages.

Intuit is also promising things like simple conversion of Windows data, and an hour of free phone support under a "Get Started Right" program. The new QuickBooks is expected to ship September 26th. A single-user license will cost $230, while two- and three-user bundles will be $440 and $600, respectively. After that point, any additional users should cost $210 each.

by MacNN Staff



  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Same old Intuit

    They don't offer enterprise or cross platform features claiming "our Mac users don't use our product for that." Of course they don't, Intuit. You won't give them a features they want.

    All Mac users want is feature parity with windows, a common file format, a common protocol for networking, and a UI optimized for MacOS X. That is not difficult to do.

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    board member

    Is that jerk from Intuit still on Apple's board? Years ago when I discovered that Quick books for the Mac doesn't get updated like the Windoze version and as "hayesk" says doesn't have parity, I never considered it. I've never heard ONE Mac user say they wanted something else. A crippled piece of junk. WHAT on earth is the reason?

  1. Beetlebug

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Does your Intuition Spell Ugh?

    Bobfozz, above, the reason the "guy from Intuit" is still on Apple's board is probably a deal cut way back in 1998 when Quicken was something like the #1 top selling software, and Intuit had announced it was discontinuing all Mac support, expecting Apple to go under.

    Steve Jobs personally appealed for a reprieve, and the first Bondi Blue iMacs persuaded Intuit to refresh Mac Quicken, a move often viewed as the most critical first step in Apple's revival.

    As to all these Intuit products, they all suck rotten eggs. Yes, Quicken and Quickbooks for Windows are better than the Mac versions. But they all lock users and their data into Intuit's proprietary formats. If you can, avoid using them. There's many alternatives, though, sadly, none of the current Mac personal finance software is as good as even Quicken 2007, you know, the one that won't run on Lion?

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