Top 10 Best Accounting Software for Mac that You Need for Your Business for Maximum Effectivity


Modern business owners cannot do without some sort of accounting program that not only crunches the numbers, but improves efficiency and productivity as well. Here are ten of the best accounting software for Mac that have been proven to be reliable in dealing with inventory, payroll, invoices, purchase orders and other business essentials. Any of these software options are guaranteed to provide assistance in overcoming the daily challenges of any enterprise with the comprehensive solutions that they provide.

10. Less Accounting10Less Accounting

Less Accounting is a very simple tool specifically designed for personal finance and small businesses. Its main features include basic accounting functions including double-entry accounting, customer relationship management, business intelligence, as well as online access and mobile applications. This program has added additional features through the years and it is compatible with various platforms including Mac and Windows. Technical support is also available for Less Accounting users.

9. Money Works Gold9Money Works Gold

Another program meant for the use of small and medium-sized businesses is MoneyWorks Gold. This is a flexible and reliable program that is meant to support multiple currencies and is designed for both business management and accounting. Its features include cashbook and ledger support, purchase orders and sales orders, and inventory and reporting functions, among others. MoneyWorks Gold allows for multi-user networking, too. There are three other related Money Works products: Express, Cashbook, and Datacentre. This program is compatible with Mac or Windows.

8. ClearBooks8ClearBooks

If easy navigation, simple language, and consistent technical support are required by a company, then ClearBooks is the ideal choice. The program is created by a software specialist that wanted to provide laymen the capability to manage their own business, including the accounting. Its payroll feature is a favorite amongst its users.

7. Mac-Invoicer7Mac-Invoicer

This tool has a very specific function and it is very good at what it does – making receipts and invoices. The current, recently updated receipt printout has been designed with a more corporate theme. This entry sheet may be saved as a PDF file.

6. Express Accounts6Express Accounts

Express Accounts Accounting Software is designed for professional level use. Aside from Mac, it is also compatible with Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This is a tool that is designed to facilitate accounting and bookkeeping functions and is useful for any type of business, whether product based or service-oriented. It does not shy away from multi-tasking, and it is capable of coughing out 20 financial reports at any one time.

5. Kashoo5Kashoo

Kashoo works well with both Mac and Windows and a trial version is available for those who want to test its adaptability. One of its main features is its accessibility. It can be accessed anywhere given its ease of use with the most popular Internet browsers, namely Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. One of the most attractive features of this Kashoo is that it is less expensive than other cloud software that offer the same accounting features. A Kashoo iPad app is also available and according to reports, it is the most downloadable accounting iPad app to date.

4. KashFlow4KashFlow

Another cloud accounting and very secure and accessible software is called KashFlow. This program is a very popular software in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has been intended by its founder to assist in the management of the finances of any company. There are many accounts programs out there but few give as much satisfaction with the 60-day free trial that’s enough for any user to decide whether or not to purchase it eventually.

3. Quickbooks Online3Quickbooks Online

Made by Intuit, QuickBooks Online is designed for the fledgling entrepreneur with all the confounding aspects of accounting and management. Though the free version does not have the more complicated (but still necessary) functions, it has the basic requirements to enable a business to operate smoothly and efficiently. Intuit made QuickBooks Online iPhone ready. It is also compatible with BlackBerry units.

2. Account Edge2Account Edge

Acclivity’s offering is set to oust the competition. AccountEdge is offered with a free app for the iPad and iPhone. Despite the relatively higher price tag, users find it worth the expense because it is ready for integration with other programs. AccountEdge has a Basic Version and a Pro Version. Both are compatible for use with both Mac and Windows. Those who require a guaranteed tool for management of sales and purchases, billing, payroll, inventory, and even banking ought to invest on the AccountEdgePro which even large-scale enterprises will find adequate.

1. FreshBooks1FreshBooks

FreshBooks is designed to serve small, medium, and large businesses equally well, but it has been primarily designed for the mobile small business owner who prefers to manage and supervise everything from his or her iPhone or iPad. This cloud accounting software is quite cheap at $19.95 and it is reportedly currently being used by as many as five million entrepreneurs the world over.


10 Responses

  1. Sterling Accounting

    July 27, 2013 12:55 pm

    Great page, given me a good start on where to look for a new accounting package since neither Sage nor Keytime run on Mac and need to either use Parallel or via a full partition – neither of which convenient.

  2. Julia Rozwens

    July 30, 2013 10:59 am

    Great list. the scary thing is that it is hard to pick one tool, and there is plenty of another solutions. In GetApp we listed more than 250 accounting tools. I filtered the results so you can see only the ones that works with MAC. Hope this is helpful!

  3. veronikatondon

    January 8, 2015 8:52 am

    are some very useful tips. Would like to add some tips on online

    1. Add late fee to invoices to get paid on time

    2. Add your logo on the invoice for better branding

    3. Attach reports along with invoices

    4. Review client outstanding regularly


  4. AlexW

    February 1, 2015 8:04 pm

    As far as I can tell, the software listed are all cloud services, rather than actual Mac apps. Although I’m sure there is nothing inherently wrong with cloud services, I wanted a simple accounting app for my MacBook that lets me work offline and does not charge a monthly fee. For a one-person business (like myself), I think SideShark is a great alternative to a cloud service. It has contact management as well as accounting features and, while the accounting may not be as sophisticated as QuickBooks and some others, it is much easier to use and does everything I need.

    • Nia

      March 15, 2017 6:48 pm

      I would like sideshark, sounds like what I need but i’m on a iMac … I can only find downloads for iphone and ipad 🙁

  5. Chris Froelich

    September 8, 2015 11:00 pm

    I actually think Zipbooks ( is a great option as well for online invoicing. It is new and completely free to use. Here are some awesome features:

    1. Unlimited clients- You can manage all your clients in one place with no cost. By adding the email of each client, you can email them a new invoice whenever you need to.

    2. Unlimited recurring invoice profiles- you can set up a recurring invoice logic for any and all of your clients, no limits. There is no cost for this feature.

    3. You can have an unlimited number of team members on your team. Each team member can have a different staff rate which can be very handy.

    4. Invoice customization – you can change the logo image and the company name.

    It has all the great features, but it is completely free to use.

  6. Nia

    March 15, 2017 6:44 pm

    I used ACCOUNTS for many years but now the files don’t open and I’ve lost the past 10 years of my records … I need a simple system to keep running record for my tax adjuster to get a spit out at the end of the year. Is there any system that runs true blue without constant updating being required ?


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