June 13th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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Quickbooks Online Doesn't Get it, Either
I appreciate the Quickbooks online functionality, but, for the small business person (I'm a one-man show), the 30 dollars per month for the online app is simply prohibitive. Especially when the desktop app only costs $100, and then you own it, period.
Intuit (makers of Quickbooks) has a lousy reputation for customer support. They just severed their relationship with Landware software, which made a quicken app for smart phones. I'm sure the intention was to force customers to use Mint. And Mint is a very cool app if all you need to do is keep track of spending and know what your account balances are.
What I (and I'm sure many others) need is the functionality of Quickbooks in my pocket. But I'm not going to spend $360 bucks a year for it.
Even if you figure that every couple years, they force you to upgrade because of new operating systems, or new versions, etc., you can usually get three years or so from any given program. I'm still quite happy with Quickbooks 2008. So 3 years @ 30/month is over $1000. It would be cheaper to buy a laptop and it STILL wouldn't fit in my pocket.
Sorry about the rant, I just can't believe nobody has developed something yet...I only wish I knew how to program...