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System Requirements for QuickBooks Online

This article covers the system requirements and supported browsers for QuickBooks Online.

System requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • A computer with a supported web browser (see below). We recommend:
    • PC: An Intel Core i3 or a comparable processor (2013 or newer) with 2GB of RAM, running Windows 7 or later.
    • Mac: Running OS X 10.11 or later.
    • We do not support Linux operating systems, such as Ubuntu or Fedora.
  • An Internet connection of 1.5Mbps or higher.
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1366 x 768.
  • For Windows users: Adobe Reader 11.0 or higher is required for printing forms (available as a free download: https://get.adobe.com/reader/).
  • For printing forms, a laser or inkjet printer is required.

Recommended System Requirements

  • A computer with the latest version of modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE/Edge). We recommend:
    • PC: An Intel Core i5 or comparable processor (2015 or newer) with 4GB+ of RAM, running Windows 7 or later.
    • Mac: Running OS X 10.13 or later.
    • We do not support Linux operating systems, such as Ubuntu or Fedora.

  • An Internet connection of 3Mbps or higher.
  • A screen resolution of 1440 x 900 or higher.
  • For Windows users: Adobe Reader 11.0 or higher is required for printing forms (available as a free download: https://get.adobe.com/reader/).
  • For printing forms, a laser or inkjet printer is required.

Supported browsers

Windows

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 11 or later (32-bit version only).
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome -

    This browser automatically keeps itself updated.

  • Mozilla Firefox -

    This browser automatically keeps itself updated.

Note  We only support the current release and the two most recent versions of each browser. We cannot guarantee support for any older browsers.

Mac

  • Safari, version 6.1 or later.
  • Google Chrome -

    This browser automatically keeps itself updated.

  • Mozilla Firefox -

    This browser automatically keeps itself updated.

    (To preview and print forms, you will also need the Firefox PDF plugin.)

If you’d like to check whether your browser meets our minimum requirements, you can visit our Browser health checkup (currently only available in English).

Mobile browsers

You can also access QuickBooks Online via a browser using a Compatible browsers for tablet/mobile devices.

Tip  You can find what browser you're using by visiting http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ (currently only available in English). If you're using Firefox or Chrome, you can also type about: in the URL field to find the browser specifications.

Additional information

Exporting report data to Excel requires Excel 97 or later.

Exporting data to QuickBooks or Quicken desktop edition requires a supported version of Internet Explorer plus an ActiveX component (you will be prompted by IE if you don't already have it). For Safari, we don't currently offer payroll export to QuickBooks or Quicken Desktop edition.