Accounting software is available to make daily financial duties quick and simple as possible. Mac-based businesses have many options, use desktop or cloud software that provide various levels of bookkeeping and accounting abilities. The list below is meant to provide a general overview of the functionality of various bookkeeping software programs for Mac’s.
QuickBooks for Mac
The best small business accounting software, like QuickBooks, is designed for those who are unfamiliar with accounting or bookkeeping. It simplifies tedious bookkeeping tasks and has formulas and reports built right in to do the math for you – so you can spend more time doing what you are good at.
MYOB AccountEdge: One of the most functional software packages for a Mac. AccountEdge is available with single user license and network licenses. The program features: Time tracking, invoicing, bill pay (including electronic payments), and report generation are all included.
There are add-on applications that integrate with AccountEdge’s to expand its capabilities including data transfer automation and customer relationship management tools.
“Our Mac accounting software is developed especially for Mac users. So you can easily manage your invoicing, expenses, tax, inventory and payroll on the platform you love.”
The basic desktop version is $299, the online version (with less features) is $29 per month.
MoneyWorks Gold: A high quality bookkeeping and accounting software package for Mac-based small businesses. MoneyWorks Gold provides cashbook and general ledger support with departmental accounting, purchase and sales orders, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contact management, project database and inventory control, support for multiple currencies, custom reporting, multi-user networking and access control, and more.
Simply versions of the software are also available for basic needs such as Cash Books. The program costs $99 for Cash Books and $499 for Money Works Gold.
Billings 3: Marketcircle’s Billings 3 is much more affordable if you don’t require complete accounting funtionality. The primary focus of Billings 3 is time and expense tracking. It includes the ability to create invoice and record payments. It also has an iPhone app to make tracking time on the fly very easy. Billings 3 costs $39.99.
iBiz 4: This tool is very handy to billing your time. It lets you track expenses, create invoices and integrates with iCal and generate reports. iBiz 4 costs $39.99.
Nowadays almost everything can be cloud based, including some bookkeeping and accounting functions.
QuickBooks Online: This is Intuit’s cloud based version of the very popular Quickbooks. The online version allows creating invoices, tracking expenses and more basic features. The more in depth accounting functions are not yet available in the online version. Quickbooks Online is available for smart phones including the iPhone and BlackBerry. The online version starts out at free and there is a monthly fee for more features.
Freshbooks: This online software provides invoice, expense and other basic accounting features and has an app to use while away from your computer. The pricing structure starts at free.
Side Job Track: Web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting & project management software for the part-time independent contractor. The price is free.
Here is a list of free accounting software for small business.