QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018 [PC Download], reviews, comments

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018 [PC Download]

QuickBooks Desktop Pro helps you organize your business finances all in one place so you can be more productive. Simple to set up and use. Stay on top of invoices, manage expenses, get reliable reports for tax time and import your data from a spreadsheet. Have questions? Step-by-step tutorials show you how to create invoices, record expenses, and more. And in 2018 you can boost your workflow with multiple monitors and auto-stamped invoices. 60 day money-back guarantee. Special Offer: Your purchase of QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018 includes a Free Year of QuickBooks Online.

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  • Supported OS: Windows 10   Windows 8.1   Windows 7      

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The other reviews concerned me because they are referencing the cloud version which I did not want since I am generating invoices on the road without an Internet connection on my laptop. This is the desktop standalone version as I had hoped and it works and installed perfectly converting my 2014 data to this version. I'm guessing the other reviewers were reviewing the wrong product. Hopefully this clears up some confusion for future purchasers.

So far I'm VERY happy with this product. Only gave 4 of 5 stars and I'll explain why.

I'm HAPPY because...
- It converted *ALL* my data (so it appears) from my older *2003* version of Quickbooks. I expected a horror, but instead was delighted with ease data migration!
- Fairly clear Installation Options, considering what appears to be a more complex DBMS than the older version
- Useful dashboard that is running very quickly on my newer computer. Immediately getting useful insights from it
- Upgrade price was reasonable
- e-mail-integration setup worked without difficulty
- Amazon.com download was simple

Only FOUR of five STARS because...
- Cannot keep the company file on a "file server" (Netgear NAS). ALL my small-business files are stored on a NAS for redundancy and cross-computer access -- having to keep the company file on a *LOCAL* drive of a single computer is truly NOT DESIRABLE, and puts me at risk of single point of failure. It also requires my "quickbooks computer" to be on in order to access my records on my 2nd computer.
- Related to this, I couldn't even see my network drives without directly typing the \SERVERNAME syntax
- Some of the interface elements are restricted/dated, and ought to be updated IMO. For example, you can't multi-select in many of the lists, right-click, then take action. I think there's lots of room for improvement, and in the 15 years since the version I upgraded from, it looks like they haven't been that great as I'd have expected/hoped

I was hoping that QB2018 would support 4K monitors. It does not. You cannot even use the new multi-monitor mode unless your display scaling is set at 100%. Most 4K monitors need 150% or 200% for display scaling to be usable. The attached screenshot shows QB2018 running on a 4K monitor at a scale of 150%. Note the small text in some places, the truncated address bar, etc. Other areas in the program also exhibit very small text, especially in the payroll area. For other techies reading this, my system is a Windows 10 Pro system with dual 4K monitors running at 150% display scale. The qbw32.exe module reports itself to windows as being "system aware" of DPI Awareness. It obviously is not. In my opinion software should not report itself as being DPI aware when it is not. The default sandboxing that Windows does for non-DPI Aware apps would be preferable to running an app with tiny text and buttons.

I had to upgrade to QB2018, since my QB2015 (which also does not support 4K monitors) will no longer support payroll in a few months. Other than the display scaling, the software works well.

Our small business upgraded computers and our accounting software. We've been using Quickbooks since 2008 and this software a little over a month. It was easy to import our previous version QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018. It did not, however, migrate our custom templates for invoices, checks, etc. We had to recreate each template. The Insights tab on the home page only works with accrual accounting and we run on a cash basis, so the data is less meaningful for us.

One of the improvements was the ease in importing our accountant's changes and still be able to work on current billing. One caveat, if you do any reconciliations while the accountant is working on the books that cross the date you set for the accountants copy, when you import the changes, your reconciliations will be undone. A popup window will list all affected accounts.

In the 2016 version the windows for general journal entry, Enter Bills, Create Invoices, etc. used to have a pane on the left which showed previous entries. This feature has been moved and it was a little frustrating trying to find the listings which have been renamed and are now under "My Shortcuts" on the Home Page.

The "What's New" feature has been very helpful navigating some of the changes, but it can sometimes take over the software at unexpected moments.

Overall it is working well for us.

This is the desktop version. Not a cloud based product. I downloaded the software from Amazon, and uploaded a back up of my current QB file. Everything transferred over just fine. QuickBooks continues to offer a great product for business owners, bookkeepers and accountants.

Perfect for my small business, and easy to send file to accountant.

I will say the NEWEST Qbooks has corrected many if not all the issues I was having with the OLDER versions.
I am able to get my work done without all the work arounds I was having to do... My faith has been restored...

Successfully upgraded from 2007 version by using the intervening step of transferring data using the provided Accountant tool link from 2011. Did not need to buy that version or any other additional software to assist with the upgrade. New version works predictably like the previous one but with more bells and whistles. Was pleased to be able to keep 15 years of data history intact and begin to input current data seamlessly..

Huge fan of QB's Desktop. For me I love the ability to create the reports I want and manage every aspect of my personal finances.

I'm amazed at how much smoother this will make our business run. I'm still learning but so far I'm impressed!

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