QuickBooks Online plans
Freedom to work across all your devices.
Access QuickBooks from PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet.
For independent contractors who file Schedule C.
For new businesses just starting out.
For service-based businesses who invoice for their time.
For product-based businesses who track inventory.
QuickBooks Desktop products
Get organized and grow your business with QuickBooks Desktop.
Powerful capabilities and insights for desktop users.
Industry specific features for a tailor-made experience.
End-to-end business management with advanced user permissions, capabilities, and more.
Does QuickBooks Online sync with my QuickBooks Desktop version?
No, QuickBooks Online is a completely independent version of QuickBooks, so you will be able access QuickBooks entirely online from your browser or mobile device subscription at no additional cost.
Does the desktop product have a mobile app?
No. QuickBooks Desktop is an application you can install on your computer, but does not have data stored in the cloud. There’s no mobile application for QuickBooks Desktop.
What’s the difference between QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online?
QuickBooks Desktop is a one-time purchase accounting software for businesses who need robust inventory management, job costing, and industry-specific features and reporting.
While many of the features are similar, QuickBooks Online is our cloud-based subscription service that provides the flexibility to take care of business anytime, anywhere. With Online your can access your books from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and all of your data is automatically backed up.
- Compatibility: QuickBooks Online works on your PC, Mac, tablets, and phones. Please see for specific requirements: QuickBooks Online works with the following Windows 7 and 8, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), or Chromebooks, Internet connection required (high-speed connection recommended), Supported browsers: Chrome 41 or later, Firefox 36 or later, Internet Explorer 10 or later, Safari 6.2 or later. Also accessible via mobile browsers: Android, Chrome (Android and iOS) and Safari.
- Availability: QuickBooks Online requires a computer with a supported Internet browser (see System Requirements for a list of supported browsers) and an Internet connection (a high-speed connection is recommended). The QuickBooks Online mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Online mobile access is included with your QuickBooks
- Data backup: Data access is subject to Internet or cellular provider network availability and occasional downtime due to events beyond our control.