Mac OS X Accounting Software for Canada?

For as long as I can remember I’ve been running the Reinvented bookkeeping through Quicken for Home and Business. This is a enhanced version of Quicken with some basic small business features — invoices, accounts receivable, etc. — added on. It’s easy to use, and although I get no respect from my accountant, it served my purposes well.

When I made the switch from PC to Mac several years ago, I was in mid-financial-year, so I bought a copy of Virtual PC for my Mac; this lets me continue to run Quicken for Home and Business, albeit in a somewhat glacial fashion, as Virtual PC has to constantly pretend to be a PC, which makes it quite slow.

In recent years my aforementioned accountant has been pressing me to move to a more adult bookkeeping solution, mostly because when I hand over the Quicken data dump at the end of each year they have to expend considerable manual efforts slurping the data into their Big Accounting System. There is also some apparent discomfort with the lack of “double entry” features, which I believe is related more to addiction than to real practicality, but I’ll play along.

And so, yet again, I’m looking for some basic accounting software for Mac OS X. That works in Canada. And imports digital data from my credit union. And that I can save files from that my account can import.

And those four features seem not to exist in any software I’ve been able to find.

QuickBooks was an early favourite. There’s no specific Canadian version, but they claim that the U.S. version supports unique Canadian features like the GST. But then I read the reviews. And made a couple of calls to Intuit (the company that makes QuickBooks) and found (a) that the U.S. version for the Mac I would be forced to use won’t output data that can be imported into the Canadian PC version my accountant would be using and (b) that the U.S. version doesn’t support import of Canadian financial institution data and (c) that “support” for GST isn’t exactly elegant.

So now I’m trawling for recommendations from others: are you keeping your accounts on a Mac in Canada? Are you happy? If so, what software are you using?


FRANCOIS's picture
FRANCOIS on June 18, 2007 - 12:40 Permalink

I would like to know if AccountEdge 2 is compatible with new Intel based Mac.
Thanks to reply.

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hfashina on July 11, 2007 - 16:04 Permalink

Another alternative to consider is to take your finances online. I’ve been using The company is based in Canada. It lets you export to Quicken, Simply Accounting, or as a csv file

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Maddy on August 8, 2007 - 17:00 Permalink

I purchased a software program from Turtle Software called Goldenseal last year that they told me would be networkable using OS9 but that they were working and would have the networkable OSX out ASAP. Well, we had to add OS9 to all of our fabulous, fast computers and it still didn’t work. They have unlimited support that doesn’t help when the software is not MAC OSX market ready as they said it would be. Here is their answer to our request for refund July, 2006…we had been trying for 2 months to get the software to work (computer consultants helping $$$)

I’m sorry, but we only give refunds within the first 30 days of
purchase. For more details on our return policy, check out…

I can understand your frustration with the OSX networking. It
is long overdue. We almost had it ready last summer, but then hit
some major snags caused indirectly by Apple’s switch to Intel.
We are still working on it, and may be able to get it working soon.

As for training, I am sorry that we cancelled the Calgary class, but
it appears that we picked a bad weekend and had zero sign-ups a week
before the class. We do offer free phone support, and if you want
to attend some other class we’ll offer it to you at 1/2 price.”

We are a small company and we committed money, time and resources…even signed up for their course in our city that they cancelled.

Just in case anyone else is considering using them…


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Mike Guilbault on August 24, 2007 - 04:43 Permalink

This is exactly why I went with MoneyWorks. It does everything they say it does and the support is second to none in the accounting software arena.

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Philip Sambar on September 17, 2007 - 21:05 Permalink

My friends I have tried them all, and without a doubt Moneyworks has to be the best, and I mean best accounting package I have come across. And Mike … you’re absolutely right … their support is THE BEST. I have tried Trickbooks (aka Quickbooks), MYOB, Simply, and I can go on, but none seem to capture the true Canadian taxes. Also I noticed that MYOB crashes often on the new Intel-based Mac’s. Also for the first time in a long time, finally there is a TRUE General Ledger accounting package that gives full audit trails. They are also CPA compliant, and well as much as accounting could be boring, this application is easy to use. I first started with their Express package, but have recently upgraded to Gold. The live lists are excellent, and you do not need to go “hunting” to find your information. It is all there “on-screen” for you to view. Again I cannot say enough about their customer support. It’s free of charge (via email) and their response time is great and with screenshots to boot, that help walk you through the problem you are having. And the best part is there is local (Canadian) support and representation. I must say I give this one 5 out of 5.

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Brian on September 29, 2007 - 23:18 Permalink

I am re-asking Francois’ question from June. Has anyone determined if Accountedge 2 (Canadian) will work on an intel Mac? I am running it on a G5 and it is still working ok. I’m used to it and would rather not learn a new program, but at some point I will need to buy a new Mac (and then I suppose Leopard compatiblility will also be an issue).

Have downloaded Moneyworks demo and it looks like a good possibility, but still a lot of work to convert to and learn a new program when Accountedge is presently doing a good job for me.


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Andrew Netherton on October 2, 2007 - 15:38 Permalink

Wow, I am SO glad I found this thread. Thank you Peter!! (Might I suggest you do a follow-up post to consolidate all the information in the comments?)

I’m in the process of starting a new business, and the accounting software issue was the only one holding me back from going full-bore Mac. Looks like I can do that now. Woo-hoo!! Take THAT, Microsoft!! :)

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Thom on October 7, 2007 - 15:08 Permalink

I can confirm that MYOB2 runs on my intel powerbook.

Mike Guilbault's picture
Mike Guilbault on October 19, 2007 - 05:19 Permalink

FYI.. MoneyWorks has just come down in price!

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Kathy on October 20, 2007 - 16:40 Permalink

If you dont need payroll for the accounts, I have an accounting software that handles sales tax and GST. Its is pricey but will do the job well for about $300.00. And as far as Brian’s question. If you have the Intel version of the Mac and have the minimum OS of Leopard, I am pretty sure that Windows programs work

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Diane on October 26, 2007 - 20:50 Permalink

I don’t understand your comment about the price going down on Moneyworks, Mike. When I started investigating it a month ago, it was $699. A check on the website just now tells me that the Gold version is now $708 Canadian?!?!?!?

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FRANCOIS on October 30, 2007 - 04:36 Permalink

Thom said : I can confirm that MYOB2 runs on my intel powerbook.

Now, can someone tell us if it works or not on MacIntel with Leopard ???

Ruth's picture
Ruth on November 3, 2007 - 00:09 Permalink

Kathy what software are you referring to that costs about $300? Is it accounting package for Windows or Leopard? I just bought a new imac with leopard thinking i would install my old xp on it so i could use my old intuit products on it, but have found since that to install w xp, you have to have a new retail version of w xp. Sooo frustrating. If its for Mac would you mind sharing your find?

Thanks for all this information. I’m so glad I found this post!

Victor's picture
Victor on November 6, 2007 - 17:20 Permalink

this question is regarding conversion of QuickBooks 2006 Pro for Windows Canadian into QucikBooks 2007 Pro for Mac US.
Intuit does not sell Mac version of QuickBooks in Canada, so I bought it in US and now I am stuck. I can’t read my windows *.qbw file into Mac, my windows quickbooks does not have an option to export to Mac (because it is a canadian version), so I have 2 licenses and I can’t get anywhere…
one more question — does anyone know whether QuickBooks US version for Mac will be able to generate readable data for Canadian QuickBooks for Windows? i.e. if i do get my Mac version of quickbooks to work, would I be able to give my accountant a readable file. thanks! victor

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Dawn on November 7, 2007 - 15:26 Permalink

I’m running two different businesses and for one of them, I’m using Accounts, which is very simple, but useable for a Canadian small business, written for Mac and it was almost free! They’re at…. Very customizable, integrates with address book and produces good reports.

I use BriefAccounting for my other business, and I love it. It is not inexpensive, check them out at It’s designed for Canadian law office use, and it’s great.

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Ruth on November 16, 2007 - 01:59 Permalink

Victor I have similar questions. I got mad at Windows and Dell, and bought an Imac after I was told I could get quickbooks for Mac. And I could, just not a Cdn version which doesn’t help. The US version won’t have Cdn tax accounts etc. or I’m thinking be able to print to Cdn cheques. So I broke down and loaded Windows on, and just copied my old version of quickbooks over. Seems to work ok except I can’t get the Windows partition to recognize my old dell printer, so i can’t print anything and the mac recognizes the printer but uses a generic driver so I can’t use the extra features like scan etc.

I wish these darn things were easier!!!

My goal is to get a mAC Software package eventually but I haven’t decided on one yet. I think i’ll finish out this accounting year anyway on qb and then maybe try out moneyworks. definately not an Intuit product. I think they have really let down Canadians by not supporting any product for macs. I did have tax program, quicken and quick books and loved them all.

Moneyworks basic program appears to be fairy simple and may equate to quickbooks but I doubt you’ll be able to transfer your quicken to it. They do say they will provide a free copy of their sw to your accountant.

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michel on November 17, 2007 - 14:16 Permalink

I can confirm that MYOB Accountedge v2 works under Leopard. In fact, it seems to be more fluid under 10.5 (I had found it a bit sluggish sometimes under 10.4). It also seems that under 10.5, printing multiple invoices works again (MYOB would crash under 10.4 when doing that).

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Amy on November 20, 2007 - 17:49 Permalink

I also am in the same boat as many of you! I am still using MYOB AccountEdge (the old Canadian Version that Intuit dumped many years ago). I recently upgraded my G5 to Leopard. So far so good. Runs great, however a minor printing problem that will crash and freeze if I do not select the “print only so many pages” box when printing. This I can work around. So I am happy that this is working with Leopard. Wheew. What a relief. However, us Canadians need Mac help. I have been reading all of the above and will definitely look into Moneyworks as it seems a solution. Does it do Time Billing/tracking?

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Gary on November 28, 2007 - 20:06 Permalink

One more person in a very crowded boat; it amazes me that Intuit can’t create a CDN version of QuickBooks or QB Pro when there are already so many people that would use one, and more Mac owners every day. This may be hard to believe, but I am still using QB Pro for Mac version 4.5 from 1995 on Classic. All my computers are 10.5 except this one (10.4.9), so I can run my accounting system until the end of the year and print the Balance sheet and P&L. Anyway, I have 3 small businesses and no payroll requirements to speak of (don’t need to do source deductions). I need to track time, send invoices by e-mail, receive and deposit cash or cheques, and record expenses and print the new cheques (don’t want to buy them until I have a new system). January 1 is coming closer. GST and PST and instalment payment tracking are necessary elements. Suggestions? Recent experience with OS-10.5 from users (not vendors) greatly appreciated.

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Lesley on November 29, 2007 - 06:34 Permalink

Thanks so much Amy… It’s 12:24am and I thought I was about to lose it! I too still use MYOB2 with much success over the last 4 years. I just got a new iMac recently and was thrilled to find out the software will work on the Leopard OS as well as the Intel chip. Everything was so smooth until I tried to print — and couldn’t print — at all — not even to PDF.
I’ve spend the last day trying out Moneyworks as well as Quickbooks and MYOB (the US version). QB and MYOB US were OK, until it came time to GST/PST return reporting. Not really interested in manually doing that report. etc. etc.
Anyhow, long story short… I tried my older G5 and the MYOB program still works great. I need to sleep… this battle is not over! I may have to switch to Moneyworks in future, but for now I’m sticking to MYOB as I know the interface and it’s easy for me.
I hear all of you — and feel your pain. Good luck!

FRANCOIS's picture
FRANCOIS on November 29, 2007 - 23:53 Permalink

Wishful thinking ?

For christmas, I’ll like to have…
An accounting application able to import without pain my Canadian MOYB2 file.
That dream application sould run perfectly on Mac Intel with Leopard (10.5).

Santa Claus or developper listening ?

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Jim Cochrane on December 13, 2007 - 19:08 Permalink

Thank you all.
I am sitting beside a Mac tower running OS9 and 10, and MYOB, I am writing on an Intel Mac.
I am an indifferent bookkeeper. I have owned Simply Accounting twice, I forget that to make changes, adjusting entries are required. I do not always do things in the right order and MYOB allows me to make corrections and additions.
The earlier versions of Simply and Quicken accounting software would not allow custom forms, MYOB would.
Does ‘MoneyWorks’ require adjusting entries? Does it support custom forms? Some of the forms in the older programs made all business invoices look like we were selling parts.

Gilles Raymond's picture
Gilles Raymond on December 27, 2007 - 20:56 Permalink

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January 1st, 2008 — Shareware Updated Tax Tables

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Henry's picture
Henry on December 29, 2007 - 20:20 Permalink

Wow. I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the unhappiness with Intuit. I run a small business and have used Quicken for a number of years. Despite my accountant telling me it wasn’t quite “professional” enough it seems to have done the job fine. I will be incorporating on Jan 1 and my new accountant suggested that I now needed to switch over to QuickBooks and Payroll. Am I correct in assuming that there is no Canadian version of QuickBooks and Payroll is unavailable? If there is no payroll anyways and I don’t need to do GST/PST adjustments is there any problem with using the US version? Would there be difficulty moving my data from Quicken to QuickBooks? I would like to add the convenience of Payroll with deductions at source and it sounds like MoneyWorks does not do this either. Any advice is welcome since Jan 1 is looming.

Rick's picture
Rick on December 31, 2007 - 03:32 Permalink

It seems that there is no easy/cheap solution for these problems
is there any accounting software for macs in canada that work???

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jay black on January 1, 2008 - 05:51 Permalink

WOW,I cant believe the amount of resentment towards INTUIT.No wait I am too just as frustrated with intuit,I am a small business owner and don’t want anything to do with PC. So I recently bought a Mac Pro and love it. Except for the fact everything seems to revolve around PC. My problem isn’t just intuit, Its also the Pro Est software that I want to use that won’t work with my Macs. But it just so happens to work in sync with QB. So is parr/fusion my only answer?? Everything I’ve read tells me I’m going to have problems using parr/fusion. Almost is like it’s a big PC conspiracy. On a final note I would like to say that It is a absolute joke that intuit doesn’t support macs in canada because of not enough profit. I am in the business of construction and I have clients that submit drawings to me where I can make a decent dollar and these same clients sometimes approach me with very small jobs where there isn’t money to be made but I do this as part of GOOD SERVICE. You think that a large company like intuit would do the same or are they just too big and us mac users don’t count.

Michael Deane's picture
Michael Deane on January 2, 2008 - 01:38 Permalink

If anyone is still looking for a good accounting package in Canada check out Moneyworks.

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kevin on January 9, 2008 - 01:40 Permalink

I also need to get out of my MYOB trap (the only remaining reason I am still running OS9 on an old mac), so I have been looking into SQL Ledger It’s free, and it runs on any windows, mac, linux or unix platform, via a browser window. It runs in perl, and uses postgresql (a database application). I have a friend who uses it for his Canadian-based business, and he likes it. I haven’t yet installed it myself, but have tried the online demos a little, and will probably install and try it out on my computer soon. Reading through their website, it looks like it may require a little more computer-deftness to install and use, but perhaps it’s not too bad. It seems geared more towards a business that inventories and sells items, but apparently it can also be used for time billing. As near as I can tell, it doesn’t appear to have payroll, however, and that’s too bad.

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Mike Guilbault on January 15, 2008 - 05:37 Permalink

If you read my earlier posts, you’ll see that MoneyWorks does everything needed for Canadian Mac users. Everything except payroll, but there are other solutions for that as well, including CheckMark Payroll that has a direct export of the payroll data to MoneyWorks. Otherwise, it handles GST/PST/HST (even the recent change to 5%) and with three versions available, Cashbook, Express and Gold, users can select the level of bookkeeping they need — and upgrade to a higher package when the need arises. Support is great too and includes a user forum supported by MoneyWorks.

I was using MYOB on my G5 under OS9 and now that I’ve gone to MoneyWorks, I don’t need OS9 anymore!

There is also now available a “connector” to link MoneyWorks to Daylite.

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Mike Guilbault on January 15, 2008 - 05:49 Permalink

Jim.. I haven’t been here for a while so sorry for the delayed response. But yes, MoneyWorks Express (… or Gold (… will allow you to customize your forms/invoices to whatever you like, including logos. I have mine set up to NOT show the “part number”. I use the product number for my own internal reference for quick keying, but otherwise, my invoices only show the description. Works beautifully!

As far as adjusting entries go, you can make them if needed, but MoneyWorks is very good at not allowing you to make mistakes. And if you do, a few quick keystrokes will reverse the transaction so you can redo it correctly. If the transaction hasn’t been posted, you can simply delete it.

gunnar's picture
gunnar on January 22, 2008 - 22:34 Permalink

Has anyone figured out how to get Quickbooks 2007 Mac US to list GST & PST separately on a sales receipt? Everything else works great.

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Wayne Davis on January 25, 2008 - 08:35 Permalink

Does anyone know how to make Accountedge v2 print on a new Core2 Mac running system 10.5. Everything just comes out blank. Help??? wayne

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Odette Therrien on January 31, 2008 - 20:48 Permalink

I have the same problem as you Wayne. I had to take one computer and go back to 10.4. I was hoping to find somebody who knew what to do… Please Help.

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Michael on March 20, 2008 - 18:13 Permalink

I would first like to thank everyone for their input. This has been a fascinating voyage — trying to find accounting software for the Mac. From the research (and all the postings above) I am definitely leaning towards MoneyWorks Express. I am a freelance designer restarting my sole proprietor business and need the A/R and A/P, otherwise I might have considered MoneyWorks Cashflow (great free download trial by the way, Mike). My only concern is what the minimum system and OS requirements are? I am presently running a G4 PowerPC tower with OS X10.3.9.. Will version 5 run on this configuration or do I need to upgrade OS? Michael

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Brian R Bowman on March 22, 2008 - 05:44 Permalink

ok any body got answers re the 10.5 and myob issue , i am just setting up imacs on 10.4.11 and they wont print either

it seems to be the cups printing , accountedge v2 is my myob version , ideas

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John on April 1, 2008 - 02:52 Permalink

I too find problems with Accountedge 2 and OSX 10.5, where I am having grief is the print function. what happens for me is I get an illegal number (37256 or so) in the “to: page” and the program refuses to go past giving me a warning. I found a work-around by changing my log-in name. That worked until today when the problem returned. Now I am getting blank pages if I go directly to PDF file or the same illegal number!

I did not have this in 10.4 and unfortunately upgraded my two computers to 10.5 before testing Accountedge’s printing.

I do hope MYOB returns to Canada soon…I don’t know how much more of this I can take…
John :-#(#

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John on April 1, 2008 - 02:54 Permalink

Actually the ‘correct’ illegal number is 32767.

John :-#)#

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Mike Guilbault on April 1, 2008 - 03:02 Permalink

Michael.. sorry.. I didn’t receive notification that there was a reply to this thread and just happened to read it today. MoneyWorks will run on a Mac with minimum of OS-X 10.3.9, so you shouldn’t have a problem. Of course, you can always download the trial and give it a whirl just to be sure, but I don’t anticipate a problem.

Raj's picture
Raj on April 2, 2008 - 19:08 Permalink

If you are looking for an accounting package that does more than accounting then check out PowerEasy. It is a true Mac software with enterprise software capabilities.

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Melody on April 2, 2008 - 22:01 Permalink

Hey everyone,
I wanted to say thanks for all your postings. I have been dealing with this problem every time I upgrade Microsoft Office and then lose the capability to export to Excel, and have gotten nowhere with Intuit. I will definitely check out MoneyWorks for my next fiscal year but am just finishing this one so don’t want to change anything.
If anyone has experienced a problem upgrading their Office and then losing the ability to export to Excel because the OfficeLink Processor can’t be upgraded through the Canadian site, I went to the US site:…
made sure I still have Office 2004 installed and magically it worked.

Before I found this I made another call to Intuit, the friendly guy said he didn’t know any solution to my problem and that as far as he knew Intuit had no plans to upgrade QB for Mac in the Canadian market. He then asked me if I’d like to do a customer service survey so I said sure, gave Intuit terrible marks and then told them yet again that they should upgrade this program. They won’t but I wanted to register my ongoing complaint. I will not support Intuit and would rather buy software that works for Mac and that works for Canadians. I think MoneyWorks and companies like them should receive my support.

One question in case anyone knows: can previous QB datafiles be imported into the MoneyWorks program?

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Mike Guilbault on May 18, 2008 - 04:03 Permalink

Usually, it’s not so much a question of what can be imported into MoneyWorks, but more what can be exported from the previous program such as QB or MYOB and in what format. Since MW can import via excel spreadsheet or tab/comma delimited files, or through FileMaker, then it can import just about anything. Unfortunately, not everything can be exported without a lot of massaging of the data. In many cases, it’s simply easier to ‘close off’ the old system, archive it, and start anew. This also has the benefit of creating a fresh set of books with updated accounts, client and vendor lists, etc.

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Carolyn on May 20, 2008 - 23:12 Permalink

I can’t tell you how RELIEVED I am to find this forum. I am cognitively Disabled and need to find a Canadian Mac user Accounting Software for a very small business that I hope to grow larger as time goes on as I eventually want to operate Online. Hopefully, sooner rather than later. This site has given me many options and named some very frustrating problems with what I WAS considering. Thanks for the input.

Power to the people!

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Dobes Vandermeer on May 30, 2008 - 07:26 Permalink

Have you considered using a web-based solution? There seem to be a few of them springing up — my own included. I can’t plug it too heavily yet, since I haven’t got the Canadian payroll working yet, and it’s still in beta.

- or QuickBooks online (hmm still no canadian version, though),
- Xero a NZ app, if their “GST” is similar to ours you’ll at least have GST in place
- Saasu is an australian app, again I’m not sure about the canadian tax support
- NetAgent in the UK
- NetSuite, it’s a bit of an enterprise product but I’m pretty sure they have
- my up-and-coming app — https://www.clarityaccounting….

… and a few more, although I haven’t seen any specifically with canadian GST

Another one to look at in GnuCash, this one seems to be created by a canadian, although their Payroll support isn’t great, they’re free and there is a mac version; here’s the docs I found using google:…

Richard's picture
Richard on August 27, 2008 - 15:40 Permalink

I was a Windows user before switching to Mac and managed all my small business finances in Quickbooks Pro. I was really disappointed with intuit products on Mac platform and there didn’t seem to be any other apps that could accomplish what I was accustomed to doing with Quickbooks (and Quicken) for Windows. Still haven’t found anything that has the same feature set as QB for Windows, so I ended up having to install VMWare Fusion so I could run Windows 2000 and Quickbooks on my Mac. Incidentally the Mac (with VWMare Fusion) seems to run Windows better than any PC I’ve ever owned. Go figure!

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Dennis on September 1, 2008 - 20:26 Permalink

Don’t overlook Simply Accounting <> (four versions starting at about $50). We have used it for more than 15 years. Developed in Canada it does Canadian accounting with ease. You do have to pay for annual updates if you use the payroll (which is excellent). Originally it was made for the Mac but when the Mac version was discontinued in 2001 we put in a PC to do accounting only. We just replaced our last PC with a new Mac with above mentioned VMWare Fusion running Windows to run Simply Accounting, and it runs about twice as fast as it did on our aging PC.

Mike Guilbault's picture
Mike Guilbault on October 11, 2008 - 18:23 Permalink

Check out MoneyWorks on my website, I was in the same situation (read some of the previous posts about MoneyWorks), found MoneyWorks, loved it, and now I also sell it. Great thing is, MoneyWorks will give your accountant a free support copy so they can directy read your files without any conversion, and if needed, create their own exports or reports to do what they need to do. It’s fully ‘Canadianized’ for GST/PST/HST and conforms to the new cheque standards.

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Clare on November 14, 2008 - 12:36 Permalink

Oh my word. I want to cry! I just switched to Mac last week, after planning it for a year! I thought I’d done all my research, knowing that I would have to replace software for pretty much everything etc. I never thought there might not be an equivalent to one of my programs! While I LOVE my iMac, I wish I had read this page BEFORE, because I might not have made the switch!!

I run a very small business, small enough that I don’t charge GST yet (just PST) and I don’t have a separate biz. bank account (yet). I have been using Quicken Home & Business because it allowed me to use my regular accounts for business transactions, and still do invoices and PST calculations etc. I can’t really run seperate programs for my finances, but its looking like that’s the only solution. I guess I can add my name to the Intuit Frustration Club!

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David Mousley on December 10, 2008 - 18:05 Permalink

I’m running MYOB version 7 on a Mac Pro Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz. My OS is Leopard 10.5. I run MYOB in an OS 9 emulator called SheeShaver,…

To simplify printing to OS X printers, I use something called PrintToPDF to print from OS. The output is saved as a PDF file.

I’ve been through all pain over MYOB too, I’ve used this software since it’s beginning. I’ve looked at MoneyWorks several times and would switch to it if I had to. There is an announcement that MYOB Canadian version is coming back, it was apparently acquired by another company. At this point it’s promises and I have no idea if this company will last for the long term.… After what happened with MYOB being sold to Intuit and then being discontinued and Intuit dropping Mac I have no wish to trust any company without a dedicated Mac track record. Too many companies that started with Mac have abandoned us and that is happening. It’s as if they figure we should run Windows since we can now do that. The issue for me (even though I have Vista and never use it) is complicating my computing needs.