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Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

Our company has been using the Windows version of QB 2018 Desktop. We switched our office over to iMacs.  The last time I checked, there was no Mac version of QB available anymore.  Now, I see there is a QB 2019 Desktop.  My question:  Is there a major difference in the Windows version of QB 2018 Desktop Pro and the QB 2019 Desktop for Mac?

 

For years we have had to have a designated PC to run QB because there was not Mac version available.  Can we completely switch over to Mac version (3 users) and eliminate the need for a Windows machine?

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Best answer 06-18-2019

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Anonymous
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Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

hi @ Tamm_Kent ,

We learned QuickBooks 2019 Pro edition (not Premier/Enterprise) is similar to QuickBooks 2019 for Mac. There are certain features are only available in Mac version. You should install the trial license of both version to compare them. You could also consider running QuickBooks for Windows on Mac using Parallels. Just my 2 cents.

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Frequent Explorer **

Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

Thanks for the suggestion. We have been using Parallels for 2 of our iMacs to run QB; however, I really want to get away from using that program if I can use a copy of 2019 Mac version. I'll download a trial version and run dual databases to see if it will work for us PRIOR to upgrading our Network system.

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

Hello there, Tamm_Kent.

 

Thanks for staying in touch with us. I'm here to provide additional information about the difference between QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

 

I agree with Fiat Lux. QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and for Mac has almost similar features but with a different platform. For now, you can try Fiat Lux recommendation which is to install a trial version for both QuickBooks version for a better comparison. 

 

I'll also leave you with the following manual guides to be more familiar with QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and QuickBooks Desktop for Mac: 

Please let me know the results by leaving a comment below or if you have further questions. I'll be around to help at anytime. 

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Anonymous
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Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

hi @Tamm_Kent ,

Please use this following address:

http://http-download.intuit.com/http.intuit/Downloads/2019/Latest/QuickBooksMac2019Trial.dmg

 

You don't need any license codes. Hope it helps.

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Anonymous
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Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

hi @ Tamm_Kent ,

We learned QuickBooks 2019 Pro edition (not Premier/Enterprise) is similar to QuickBooks 2019 for Mac. There are certain features are only available in Mac version. You should install the trial license of both version to compare them. You could also consider running QuickBooks for Windows on Mac using Parallels. Just my 2 cents.

View solution in original post

Frequent Explorer **

Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

Thanks for the suggestion. We have been using Parallels for 2 of our iMacs to run QB; however, I really want to get away from using that program if I can use a copy of 2019 Mac version. I'll download a trial version and run dual databases to see if it will work for us PRIOR to upgrading our Network system.

View solution in original post

QuickBooks Team

Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

Hello there, Tamm_Kent.

 

Thanks for staying in touch with us. I'm here to provide additional information about the difference between QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

 

I agree with Fiat Lux. QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and for Mac has almost similar features but with a different platform. For now, you can try Fiat Lux recommendation which is to install a trial version for both QuickBooks version for a better comparison. 

 

I'll also leave you with the following manual guides to be more familiar with QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and QuickBooks Desktop for Mac: 

Please let me know the results by leaving a comment below or if you have further questions. I'll be around to help at anytime. 

View solution in original post

Anonymous
Not applicable

Re: Switch from Windows 7 Ultimate QB 2018 Desktop to QB 2019 Desktop for Mac

hi @Tamm_Kent ,

Please use this following address:

http://http-download.intuit.com/http.intuit/Downloads/2019/Latest/QuickBooksMac2019Trial.dmg

 

You don't need any license codes. Hope it helps.

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