I'm categorizing this as a software question rather than an accounting question, but it could be both.
I've been using Quickbooks to do by book keeping (Mac), but am looking at moving to a web-based tool for the benefits of mobile features, etc. Anyone out there make a similar switch? Desktop to web-based? Quickbooks vs. Freshbooks?
What's been your experience? What would you recommend?
If you're used to using the desktop version of Quickbooks, you'll quickly find that Quickbooks Online will not be enough. It's a highly watered-down version of the desktop product and you won't get all the features.
You can check out Freshbooks, since it was created to be web-based, and therefore shouldn't have compromised so much when it was written.
However, you should also consider something like GoToMyPC or TeamViewer so you can still have the full functionality of your Quickbooks at home and access it remotely. Something to consider.
Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with!
Thanks for the perspective on Quickbooks desktop vs. online, @Daniel Lee
Although I've gotten "used" to Quickbooks, I wouldn't say I love it by any means and I'm in the middle of "forced upgrade" in the lifecycle of my software. I think I'll pull through the end of the year on it's last breath and make the switch to Freshbooks for 2016.
Good idea about GoToMyPc/TeamViewer, but I personally prefer purpose-built solutions for mobility (fewer points of possible failure).
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