Get ready Mac users! Intuit’s ‘QuickBooks for Mac’ for 2019 has been released.

While it has been a couple of years since QuickBooks for Mac has been updated, the 2019 version has officially been released. The update can be found on your computer under Apple-Mac-OS.

In order to download QuickBooks for Mac, you must have up to date software. You should have at least Mac OS X v10.12 (Sierra), but also supported are Mac OS X v10.13 (High Sierra), and Mac OS X v10.14 (Mojave). You will need a Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo (or higher) Processor, a minimum of 2GB of RAM available to the application (4GB is recommended), at least 250 MB of available disk space for the application, and a CD/DVD drive or Internet connection for installation. As for printing invoices, check, deposit slips, lists, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports or graphs, this can be done with a 100% Macintosh-compatible printer. You will need Intuit (QuickBooks-for-Mac-formatted) checks if you plan to print checks.

Let’s go over some of the main features…

 

Note: Graphic created using an early-release version of QuickBooks for Mac 2019.

The image above demonstrates, when the QuickBooksMac2019.dmg file is downloaded it opens to allow you to simply copy the QuickBooks for Mac program into you Mac ‘Applications’ folder. The process is so quick! Once you activate the software, register your license, then you’re ready to get started with the QuickBooks.

 

Note: Graphic produced from an early-release copy of QuickBooks for Mac 2019.

Bank/Credit-card Reconcile Discrepancy Report

This feature shows changes made to reconciled transactions since the last reconciliation. It is important to note that this does not track transactions from older versions of the software; it will only impact transactions created in the 2019 version.

Note: Graphic produced from an early-release version of QuickBooks for Mac 2019.

Email Tracking

The new Email tab in both the Customer and Vendor Centers allows you to track the dates when emails are sent to either your vendors or customers. This is a great form of documentation, that allows you to keep better track of all needed information.

This feature gives you the ability to not only see the customers you send the emails to, but also any CC and Bcc recipients. It also provides details of the Date, Subject, Invoice, Sales Receipt, the number of each item along with the amount, and the QuickBooks User who sent the Email.

Similar information is available within the Vendor Email tab, as shown below.

Note: Graphic produced using an early-release version of QuickBooks for Mac 2019.

 

Note: Graphic adapted from an Intuit QuickBooks for Mac 2019 source document .

iCloud Document Sharing

This is reliable way for sharing your QuickBooks for Mac file using the iCloud sync feature. iCloud document sharing allows you to work remotely from anywhere. You may refer to the official Apple Website for more details about ‘file-sharing’.

Note: Graphic created from an early-release version of QuickBooks for Mac 2019.

Passwords

In order to access sensitive information, you must now enter in a password. This means more safety for things like: social security, tax identification, bank account, and other identifying information is now encrypted by QuickBooks. On top of this, you will be required to reset the password every 90 days. 

Note: Graphic created from an early-release version of QuickBooks for Mac 2019.

Report Windows

The report windows have been re-sized so they are more clear and easy to read. This makes it easier to work faster, and more efficiently, as it will be easier to view the work you are doing. 

Note: Graphic created from an early-release version of QuickBooks for Mac 2019.

Square Import

Through this feature users are able to incorporate their sales data from Square. This can be done through a .csv file import. You may do this by clicking on the ‘Square’ icon at the top of an import transaction window, you will then see a dialog box where you can select the .csv file for import. This process is simple, and quick!

 

The software seems to be similar to the past, but even better with all of these new enhancements!  These were just a few of the improvements that were found, however there could be more that frequent users may find exciting.

SoCo Tax and Cloud Accounting Inc. is happy to welcome the new and improved QuickBooks for Mac!

 

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