You know how it is when you’re an Apple person – all you want is great software, and half the time you’re stuck with shoddy Mac versions of programs originally designed for PCs. Here are a few tips for finding the best accounting software when you’re running your business on a Mac. ♪ To start with, beautiful and intuitive design matters – in terms of both form and function. Look for software that’s aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. In the same way that your Mac just works straight out of the box, it should also be easy to get started with your accounting platform. Choose cloud software and all you have to do is log in and you’re ready to go, from any connected Apple device. A core belief at Apple is that “collaboration is essential for innovation.” Your accounting software should take collaboration seriously too. Look for software that lets you add as many users as you want without extra fees – that way it’ll be easy to crunch the numbers along with your colleagues, bookkeeper, accountant, or anyone else you choose to invite in. It’s so convenient that many iOS apps work seamlessly with each other – why should your accounting software be any different? Set yourself up for success and choose an accounting platform that communicates with all of the other small business apps you’re using. With a Mac, keeping your files organised is as easy as drag and drop. With some accounting software, it’s the same thing: just drag a file from your desktop straight into a contact’s record or attach it to an invoice or bill. Some software can even receive files via email. Now Apple products are often perceived as being more secure against hacking and viruses compared to other hardware – look for accounting software that uses multiple layers of security to keep your sensitive financial data secure as well. Customer support is important too: in addition to having support staff who understand Macs inside and out, great customer support should include free online forums, help guides, videos, and other resources to help you get started, and keep you going. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be well on your way to finding the best accounting software that’s compatible with your Mac, meets your design standards, and puts you in a much better position to grow your business. Thanks for watching, and make sure to check out our other small business guides!