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QuickBooks Pro 2006 for Mac [Old Version]

by Intuit
Platform : Mac OS X
2.4 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • Familiar Mac interface; takes advantage of some of the best features of OS X
  • Track money going in and out of your business, and easily perform routine tasks like payroll, invoicing, check-writing and more
  • Run your payroll right from the software, or any web browser with Quickbooks Payroll for Mac (service powered by PayCycle, Inc.)
  • Supports Web Connect to easily import downloaded transactions into QuickBooks from more than 1000 participating financial institutions
  • Automatically interface and share business contacts with your OS X Address Book
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Product Description

Product Description

QuickBooks: Pro 2006 for Mac helps you easily and accurately manage your accounting tasks, so you can save time and focus on your core business. New and improved features in 2006 will help you boost your efficiency and accuracy.

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Intuit has done it again. QuickBooks Pro 2006 for Mac enables you spend less time on your books and more time on your small business. Built by and for Mac users, QuickBooks is the leading choice amongst Mac small businesses for fast, easy financial management. Whether you need to create estimates, organize and analyze sales, pay bills, or track expenses, this software uses familiar forms to help you manage your small business finances in one place, quickly, easily, and accurately.



Tracking money coming into and going out of your business is a breeze with QuickBooks Pro 2006. View larger.


Import downloaded bank and credit card transactions from more than 1,000 financial institutions. View larger.


Automatically interface and share business contacts with your OS X Address Book. View larger.


Run your payroll from QuickBooks Pro 2006, or any web browser with QuickBooks Payroll for Mac (powered by PayCycle). View larger.
Managing cash flow is important for any small business. QuickBooks will help you track money going in and out of your business without all the headaches of managing piles of paperwork. You can easily perform routine tasks like payroll, invoicing, tracking bills, and check-writing in minutes instead of hours. In fact, with this new version of QuickBooks you can actually run your payroll right from the software, or any web browser with QuickBooks Payroll for Mac (this service is powered by PayCycle, Inc.). So what else is new in 2006? Plenty. Give your tired fingers a rest, stop all that typing, and simply import downloaded bank and credit card transactions. Pro 2006 supports Web Connect so you can easily import downloaded transactions into QuickBooks from more than 1000 participating financial institutions.

Aside from the nuts and bolts of your cash-flow operations, Pro 2006 is also designed to automatically interface and share business contacts with your OS X Address Book. Imagine having contact information for all your QuickBooks customers and vendors right when and where you need it, without any retyping. Plus, you can print lists of customers, vendors, and more to help your sales team. Although this software is specially built for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you can cross-share files with QuickBooks 2006 Windows users for a smooth transition from Mac to PC. This a surprisingly important feature, because your accountant or bookkeeper may not run their version of QuickBooks on a Mac. Don't fret. Intuit knows that just because Mac is right for your business, it might not be the best choice for everyone. Your company's QuickBooks file will open with no trouble on any computer equipped with a version of QuickBooks Pro 2006 (Mac or PC).

The features might sound great, but there is always the worry that new software will be difficult to setup and a pain to navigate. Not with QuickBooks Pro 2006. Intuit is well-known for creating easy-to-use, efficient, and powerful software, and this new version is no exception. Pro 2006 for Mac is easy to setup, learn, and use. Checks look like checks, and purchase orders look like actual purchase orders. Built by and for Mac users, Pro 2006 has a familiar Mac interface and even takes advantage of some of the best features of OS X.

QuickBooks understands how common business tasks flow together and is organized to help you save time. The customer, vendor, and employee information you enter is pulled into the estimates you create. Estimates are then used to generate invoices, and invoices to receive payments.

Pro 2006 organizes all your important business information in one place, making it easy for you to see the big picture. Track money going in and out of your business more accurately. Instantly create over 100 customizable business reports. Isolate expenses. Identify your largest customers. Track your areas of biggest growth and more. Once you get the feel for the flow of QuickBooks, it will become one of the most important tools for running, streamlining, and increasing the profit of your small business.

Special Offer: With the purchase of QuickBooks Pro 2006 for Mac you will receive the Learning QuickBooks for Mac interactive training CD free of charge. This interactive training tool will help you understand bookkeeping basics and master QuickBooks Pro 2006.


What's in the Box
QuickBooks Pro 2006 for Mac and Learning QuickBooks for Mac interactive training CD.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000B8NFHG
  • Item model number: 296364
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 24, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,175 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I really wanted to like this product. After one year, summarily, they've added Address Book syncing. Great, that's fine. It sounded like it had most of the modern features of its sister Windows product, except two fully functioning features that are critical:

Payroll and online banking.

As for payroll, you can either sign up for a monthly service, or if you have a recent PowerBook, use the included Aatrix's highly confusing and outdated TopPay software package (with expensive yearly tax-table updates).

Online banking is NOT well implemented here. Some folks can use Direct Connect, others cannot. Though this is no fault of Intuit, but rather the banks' lack of web services, Intuit could still open up their QuickBooks format to CSV, or QIF. Worse, there's a transaction "purgatory" register. Yes, that's a SECOND register for your banks' downloaded QBO file. You then manually go through each transaction to add it to your corresponding register. There's no command-key equivalent to add all, or even a single one: you have to select an item, then click a button. COMPLETELY INELEGANT.

There are some overpaid product managers out there. They would do well to hire interface designers/art directors/graphic designers (NOT decorators).

A major disappointment.
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We have been Mac users since 1985, and Quickbooks users since 1996.

I carefully read the reviews before purchasing, and Intuit's corporate declaration of their commitment to the Mac platform. We really wanted to believe they meant it (this time) and because we were to lazy to switch programs, we purchased 2006.

Well the only thing Intuit is interested in and committed to, is sucking what ever last few dollars they can from trusting Mac users.

The software is pathetic and woefully inadequate... they should have called it MacPro 1984. DO NOT WALK - RUN from this blatant attempt to fleece money from Mac users.

We will NEVER let Intuit steal from us again... there are much better accounting programs out there for the Mac, and we can only be angry with ourselves for being to lazy to change.

If you are just starting out.... DO NOT but this software.

If you are upgrading.... Keep what you have until you're ready to switch.

Read MacWorld reviews. (and they were being nice IMHO)

You can ignore the other reviewers like we did...

but YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
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Unlike the PC version of quickbooks pro which has built in software to handle payroll, the mac version has nothing, and you only have 2 choices that are online access only and overpriced.

The interface is incredibly confusing, with hundreds of floating windows that overlap each other and get lost like a messy stack of papers. Simple functions like "print checks" or "edit transaction" are in the worst possible locations, so even the simplest tasks take forever to complete.

After using this for over 2 months and seeing how much better designed the PC version is, I'm buying a cheap PC laptop just so I can use the PC version. I recommend the same for anyone else.
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I've used the OS 9 version for years, making do with manually adjusted tax rates for unemployment and California taxes, etc. as needed. Year-to-date info always worked, and Pay Liabilities always worked, and so long as I entered the tax amount correctly for each paycheck I was OK.

Since 2006, however, the OS 9 version stopped updating the year-to-date info, though the Pay Liabilities still has the total correct. This made it harder to ensure getting the taxes correct as the gross pay total reached the $7000 (and other) limits, so I decided to upgrade to the latest OS X version.

The Amazon.COM product info makes it sound like OS X versions still support Payroll functions, but it turns out this requires a SUBSCRIPTION to an Outside Vendor! The OS 9 menu items for Payroll are missing!

Worse, when I returned the product to Amazon.COM, they withheld half the cost as a restocking fee, because it was my fault I didn't catch this subtlety in their easy to misunderstand product information.

Most every longstanding product enhances functionality with upgrades, so how was I to expect moving from OS 9 to X would lose such an important Business function as Payroll? Amazon.COM does a disservice to us customers to let Intuit get away with making it sound like QuickBooks does Payroll when it does not do so natively.
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I have been using quickbooks pro for windows for about ten years now and love it. I just bought a MacBook Pro and wanted to change/upgrade to Quickbooks Pro for Mac 2006. I am an artist and my proposals need one to two pages of details per line item. The Mac permits only 50 characters. Also there are many details missing, reports, etc which make the program a huge BURDEN to work with so I have switched back to QB for Windows and put a partition in my MacBook Pro. I would certainly not recommend the program until they fix these problems which they say should be by 2008 version. They agreed that they have received several complaints. I shipped my program back.
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