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QB MAC 2019 desktop help compatibility

Please help.  Using Mac 2019 desktop seems limited with compatibility.  Some websites and merchant accounts offer the option to download invoices estimates etc created in their software system for Quickbooks but not the MAC version.  Not uncommon and why I still have a PC.  So is there any way other than buying the PC version of Quickbooks to get around companies not supporting MAC versions of QB?  MAC versions don’t have same features as PC.  I think I am going to have to purchase the PC version again but wanted to ask the experts.  I use MAC for security and ease of use.  I reluctantly use PC because the business world runs on PC still, and running PC versions on a MAC is a poor ineffective solution. 
Any advice would be helpful.  Thanks  


QuickBooks Team
QuickBooks Team

QB MAC 2019 desktop help compatibility

Providing the best experience with the product is what we aim for, 92comets.


We recognize each company has unique needs, and I can see how beneficial it is to your business to download invoices estimates from some websites and merchant accounts. You'll want to check out our QuickBooks Apps Store. Then, look for any applications that are compatible with QuickBooks Desktop for Mac that might help you download the data you need from their software system.


Just check out this link to route you over: Then, search for the third-party application in the Find the right apps for your business field.


For more details about the integration/compatibility requirements of QuickBooks for Mac, check out this article: System requirements for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.


If the option provided is not working on your business needs, you can install QuickBooks for Windows. Then, change your company file from QuickBooks for Mac to Windows. See Convert a QuickBooks for Mac file to QuickBooks for Windows article for the steps and details.


You can also reach out to our Technical Support Team if you need further assistance with this one.


Here's how:


  1. Click the Help icon on the top menu. 
  2. Choose QuickBooks Desktop Help
  3. Tap Contact us.
  4. Select Search for something else and enter your concern in the Tell us more about your question: field. 
  5. Tap Search
  6. Choose Start a Message or Get Phone Number to connect with our support. 

I've got links here that provide you with articles about managing your business in QuickBooks for Mac and Windows:



Keep me posted if you need a hand with exporting/importing data files or any QuickBooks related. I'll be here to ensure your success. Have a great day ahead.

Level 1

QB MAC 2019 desktop help compatibility

Thank you for the link to third party apps.  I would benefit from the synder app for the paypal and square transactions.

I was unable to find any apps that could be used for ASI/ESP  website.  ASÍ/ESP have built in compatibility with QB PC version so the solution that would work would be to change back from QB for MAC to a QB PC version.  

Thank you for the information, 

Level 1

QB MAC 2019 desktop help compatibility

Thank you for the information.  The Snyder app will definitely be useful to help with PayPal and square.  I will look further into their services.


I was not able to see a 3rd Larry app for use with the specific site I was needing ASI/ESP.  The solution will most likely require switching from QB MAC back to a QB PC version .  ASÍ/ESP will as with QB PC version just not MAC.  Thank you for your information.  since they built in a compatible 

QuickBooks Team

QB MAC 2019 desktop help compatibility

I'm glad you're able to find an app that's compatible to help you with PayPal and square, 92comets.


Let me share details on where you can further inquire about ASI/ESP. This way, you'll determine if there's a need to switch from QB MAC back to a QB PC version in managing your account's transactions.


We have a separate and dedicated forum that handles inquiries regarding ASI/ESP. This is the place where developers, engage with others to discuss programming and third-party concerns. I'd suggest posting your question from there. This way, they can provide you an accurate resolution about API/ESP compatibility with QuickBooks. I'll guide you how. 

  1. Go to this link:
  2. Choose QuickBooks Desktop under What do you need help with?
  3. Click Ask a Question
  4. Log into your existing Intuit Developer Account or create a new one. 
  5. Enter your concern. 
  6. Click Ask


Moreover, you can also visit the developer's blog to learn more about new app categories, and APIs for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac: Intuit Developer's blog.


Please let me know if you have other concerns. I'm just around to help.

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