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QuickBooks for Mac: To Sierra or Not to Sierra?

Hamlet hardly had QuickBooks or operating systems in mind, but don't you think Shakespeare was a Mac guy!

While there are nice improvements in the Sierra update, you'll have to upgrade to QuickBooks for Mac 2016, and that will cost you about $180 to $190. The Sierra update itself is free.

A client recently had her new MacBook stolen. In helping her recover her QuickBooks for Mac installation, we discovered her existing QuickBooks for Mac 2015 program would not work with her spanking new, replacement MacBook. Why? The new MacBook had the most recent Mac version, Sierra.

So, what do you get with QuickBooks for Mac 2016 compared to 2015? Here's what Intuit says: click here

  1. Experience faster launch time and better performance.
  2. Resize columns on invoices, payments, sales receipts, and other forms.
  3. Print directly on envelopes.
  4. Fill out time sheets more easily.
  5. Get an overview of your orders, what you owe and have paid in one place with Expense Tracker.


How about with OSX Sierra?
Actually it's now macOS instead of OSX. "A rose by any other name..," right? Oops, wrong play. Here's Apple: click here

Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new capabilities designed just for the desktop. And that’s not the only way your Mac is smarter. macOS Sierra helps you rediscover your best photos, shop faster and more conveniently online, and work more seamlessly between devices. It can also help free up valuable storage space. Now your Mac does even more for you, so you can do more with your Mac.


So, will you..."bear those ills we have" with your current Mac rig to avoid the mandatory QuickBooks upgrade, or "fly to others that we know not of," updating to Sierra and paying the $180+ for the QuickBooks upgrade? You'll also need to check with Apple to make sure your machine will support Sierra, and if you have other Apple toys, you'll want to be sure they will also play well with Sierra.

Of course, you can forever and completely "shuffle off this mortal coil" of considering QuickBooks versions when upgrading or buying a Mac: You can migrate to QuickBooks Online, a cloud-based option instead. It will run on some of those other Apple toys, too.

So don't "grunt and sweat under a weary life." While we cannot help you with ALL "the Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune," we can help you with ANY choice you make with QuickBooks for Mac, QuickBooks for Windows, or QuickBooks Online!

You can reach Mark at the Contact Us click here link to your left. We're happy to take your feedback on this article there as well. And we promise not to write an article that references any French Enlightenment philosophers.

Peace be with you and your books!


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