Welcome to the QuickBooks community. I'll be happy to answer your question. QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based software that lets you conveniently manage your business anywhere you have an internet connection. QuickBooks Online is compatible with the most recent versions of Windows and MAC operating systems. As long as you're using a supported browser, you will be able to use the program with macOS Catalina.
To know more about the system requirements for QuickBooks Online, check this community article: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-ca/help-articles/system-requirements-for-quickbooks-o....
Let me know if you have any other questions.
It's awesome that you'd like to use the app on the newest Mac operating system. Catalina is not currently listed as an option in the system requirements for the app, meaning it's not available on that OS at this time. You can review all of the system requirements here: QuickBooks App for Windows and Mac
I encourage you to submit feedback about this to our product developers through the Gear icon in the upper right of your account. They review the feedback as they decide what changes to make to the product to better help business owners such as yourself. In the meantime, using QuickBooks Online through the browser will get you back in business.
I'm here if you have further questions!
Hi LBG7. Thanks for joining the conversation.
These kind of updates are done solely by our engineering team. An ETA isn't released at this time for when our system requirements will include Mac OS Catalina. As mentioned by my colleague above, the best thing to do is to submit feedback directly to the engineering team through the Gear icon > Feedback. I know how important it is to have access to QuickBooks on this new operating system, and I'm confident we'll be able to release an update to allow for this in the near future.
It seems the QBO Mac desktop app is NOT compatible with Catalina. It freezes 4 out of 5 times when trying to open up QBO. Will there be an updated to resolve or will Users have to use QBO strictly through a browser going forward?
There's no excuse as to why QBO is not ready for macOS Catalina. Developers have access to the operating system well before its release date to give developers time make necessary updates and changes to software.
Yet another example as to how Intuit doesn't care about customer experience and cares more about taking every last penny out of them.
QB customer phone support said to "Reset App Data" from the Help pull down menu and it should resolve the issue with MAC desktop QBO... It helped at first, however, I continue to have issue with the QBO App giving me the "Shoes Untied" message and find myself having to quit/restart the app and Reset the data again and again. I hope the QB engineering team gets resolves the issues with the Catalina OS and plans ahead and gets in front of future OS updates.
Its a bit frustrating when the subscription price has nearly doubled in past few years yet the performance has not.
I apologize in advance for using this forum as a therapy session...
1. How is the QB desktop app not compatible with various Mac OS's...?
2. What do increased subscription dues go to if their software continuously gets worse?
3. Does anyone else, after seeing the "shoes untied" error message, for the 100th time now find It offensive and degrading?
4. Quickbooks doesn't need sneakers. Clearly they were slippers and drink duff beer.
QBO - Can you please...just...provide a reasonable response to an issue that was not an issue just a couple months back? Please do away with the pleasantries and simply address our simple questions. We use quickbooks because many of use need "quick" and easy to use software. Your support staff mocks us with redundant non-solutions. Do your jobs just like the customers who depend on you do to do theirs...And do it QUICKLY.
Hi there. Welcome back to the Community. I appreciate your feedback on this. Our engineers are happy to receive any feedback which helps improve the user experience. Just to make sure we're on the same page, which Mac OS are you using?
We are constantly finding new ways to make sure that QuickBooks meets you and your client’s needs. Price increases help us reinvest to improve the features you already have and introduce new tools that let you do more in less time. In addition, you can now connect more than 650 apps to QuickBooks, so you have more ways to increase its capabilities. Find more information about our QuickBooks apps at apps.com.
Could you send me a screenshot of the error message(s) you'e getting? I'd like to help troubleshoot this on my end so you can get back to doing what you love.
JamesM or any other QBO agent or representative:
QBO customer frustration is stemming from the fact that you are cutting and pasting "canned" responses to the question!!!
- Your recent message asked what OS is being used but the subject line of the discussion states the OS... Apple MAC Catalina. Another canned response defended QBO price increases but did not explain why QBO software is not being updated to stay current with Hardware Operating Systems.
- I've attached a screenshot which I get on every tab/screen unless I refresh the app several times. This error (in addition to the "untied shoes" message) has been happening with QBO ever since upgrading to the OS Catalina.
- Please advise when a QBO update will be released addressing the bugs/errors for the Mac Desktop App running OS Catalina. (Which was released over 2 months ago.)
The only options are to Reset App Data which, as we now know is a temporary fix or to keep refreshing the page until you're able to see your account data.
The technical support person I spoke with was pleasant but was unable to find a solution that works. Additionally, after 30 minutes on the phone, he was unable to create a ticket and it was something I needed to do after the call which is completely stupid.
Thanks for checking in on this. The QuickBooks Online app for Windows and Mac is a great resource for accessing the program outside of the browser.
At this time, Catalina is not listed as one of the supported operating systems. I encourage you to keep an eye on the following article, which goes over system requirements and troubleshooting for the app: QuickBooks App for Windows and Mac: General support
Submitting your feedback in-product is a great way to have your voice heard about options such as this. When logged into a browser, follow the steps outlined in the How do I submit feedback? article to share your thoughts. We love hearing from our users about what we can do to enhance what QuickBooks has to offer.
I'm here if you have further questions.
When is QBO going to be compatible, it has been months now! Also, I agree, prices have skyrocketed, especially this last hike a couple months ago - it is out of control and unacceptable, especially for an app that is not working - it is so slow to use I feel like throwing it against the wall.
Hi spi2. I appreciate you reaching out about this. I haven't received any updates about Catalina being made compatible with QBO. As my colleague Laura indicated above, I encourage you to send feedback about this to our engineers. If you have questions about your subscription, feel free to contact our support team using this link here. One of our agents will be happy to take a look at your account and make sure you're getting the best price possible.
It's vital the program is working correctly and I'd like to provide the support you need with this. When was the last time you cleared cache and cookies on your browser? Doing this will help fix most issues the site may be having. Here's an article which shows you how to do that: How to clear Cache and Cookies. In case you have other questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Support Team using this link here.
Thanks for the response.
It works better when I log in online (but i have not used it that way much, although I may have to start). It is the app that is terrible - it used to be great, as I have 3 companies I use it for and I could have all 3 companies open at once, use them all. Now even one company loads as slow as molasses and as noted by others, I get the untied shoe and also the other error message and I have to refresh or close it to get it working, but "working" is a very loose term.
Ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app. I've tried refreshing and resetting the cache repeatedly. The same slow response and "untied shoe" message occurs every day, all day whenever you try to open a QBO company file via the desktop. If you refresh 2-3 times the app will load eventually.
I run five different companies on QBO and everything was good/normal until the Mac OS Catalina update back in October/November. After 4 months I'm now simply accustomed to refreshing constantly whenever I open/work on a new company... its functioning but quite frustrating that the QBO software has not been fixed/patched to eliminate these errors and work-flow issues. Especially considering the recent increased subscription costs.
I tried contacting support directly as suggested in earlier forum responses, but was placed on hold and after 45 minutes, I dropped the call.
I am waiting on purchasing a new MacBook however I am a QB 2019 Desktop user and curious if there is any new news on the compatibility of QB 2019 Desktop for Mac with Catalina before I buy?
I love that you're checking in before you buy and that you're considering QuickBooks Desktop to manage your business's books. Thanks for letting me know that you're looking at getting QuickBooks Desktop 2019. This version of QuickBooks is different than the QuickBooks Online app for Windows/Mac that we've been discussing above, so I'll go over it below to make sure you have the information you need.
QuickBooks Desktop for Canada is available for Windows and does not have a Mac version of the program. While there are a few options for running QuickBooks Desktop on a Mac, there are a number of things to consider. We've got a wonderful article that goes over this: Is there a CA version of QuickBooks Desktop for Mac?
If you're not interested in using the workarounds outlined in that article to be able to use QuickBooks Desktop on your Mac computer, I recommend considering QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Online can be used on practically any computer as it's a cloud software with a primary access point of the browser. I'll leave you with some links about it.
QuickBooks App for Windows and Mac: General support (this is the app this thread is about)
That should help you with your decision-making process, but don't hesitate if you have further questions or other things you'd like to go over. I'm here to help!