How To Download & Install QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus 2023

Want to know, how to download, and install QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2023? In this article, we will know, how to download, install, and set up QuickBooks Desktop software for Mac, and the limitation of QuickBooks Mac. In the meanwhile, you can contact our QuickBooks ProAdvisor through the toll-free number +1-844-405-0904 for expert advice.

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac is the alternative version of QuickBooks Desktop Windows, for all Mac users or Apple operating system users. This accounting software is the best option, which prefers an on-premise accounting solution to one hosted on the cloud. In 2023, it has been changed to QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus. So read the following procedure to download the new subscription version of QuickBooks Desktop Mac.

What’s New in QuickBooks Mac Plus 2023

In the year 2023, there are some new features added in the QuickBooks Mac Plus that can save time and also helps in running your business smoothly and efficiently.

QuickBooks Mac Plus 2023

Procedure to Run QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus 2023

QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus 2023
QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus 2023

How to Download QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus 2023

Follow the procedure to download the QuickBooks Desktop for Mac;

STEP 1: Check the System Requirements for QuickBooks Mac Desktop version

First of all, you need to check the system requirements for the Desktop Mac version to ensure that, the requirements are compatible with the software or not.

STEP 2: Find the License and Product Number

I) If you own a digital copy of the software: The confirmation email that you have received via Intuit, should have contained License & Product Number.

II) If you have a physical copy of the software: You will find a scratch-off card in the package. Just scratch the label off & you’ll be able to license and Product Number printed on it.

STEP 3: Download QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • First of all, download the QuickBooks Software from the Intuit website.
  • To do this go to the QuickBooks Support Site and select your Mac version. Or you can also purchase QuickBooks Software CD from a retailer. If you purchased it then you can use the CD installer.

Note: If you are trying to download the installer. And if you are facing difficulties with the process. You may need to clear the browser’s cache memory and cookies or use other browsers.

How to Install & Set Up the Mac Version of QuickBooks Desktop

Here is the procedure to install and set up the recently downloaded QuickBooks software;

Step 1: Install the File on the Desktop

  • If you downloaded the QuickBooks Desktop for Mac by following the above procedure then save the file on your desktop, where you can access it easily.
  • Then double-click on the QB executable file to run the installation process.
  • When extraction of the file is complete, click ‘Yes‘ to All.
  • Then, click on the ‘Next‘ option to start the installation.
  • Read, and agree to the Software License Agreement.
  • Enter your License and Product numbers and click Next.
  • Then, select the type of installation for the computer.
    • Express: with the help of Express, you can permit the installer to make the suggested choices for you. Including replacing your previous version of QuickBooks if you have one.
      • Note: The Accountant Edition doesn’t replace older years by default.
    • Custom and Network Options: Choose this option if you will be utilizing multiple versions of QuickBooks Desktop on the Desktop. Or if you will utilize QB to share data with other users on a network.
  • Now, select where you will be using QuickBooks. (Note: If you select Express in the previous step, then skip the next step only
    • If you select Express in the previous step, then skip the next step only
      • I’ll be using QuickBooks on this computer:
      • select this option, if you are not using QuickBooks in a system. Or if you are installing it on a Mac that will be utilized for running QuickBooks. But will not store the company file.
      • I’ll be using QuickBooks on this computer, AND I’ll be storing our company files here. So it can be shared over our network: choose this option, if you will be running QB. And storing/sharing the company file on the system from this machine.
      • I will not be utilizing QuickBooks on this Mac. I will be storing our Business file here. So it can be shared over the QB network. (A license is not required for this option): Chooses this option if no one will be utilizing QB on this Mac. And it will be used as a file server to share the company file over the network.
  • Now, click next to install at the default directory. Or if you want to choose the older version then you can simply browse the directory and choose the location and then click Next to proceed.
  • At last, click Install to continue. Or click Back. If you need to go back and review any of the previous screens.
  • After that, if any QuickBooks processes were running during the installation. The installer may request you restart your Mac. Otherwise, click Open QuickBooks to get.
  • After completing the installation, activate QuickBooks. Now you’re all set.

STEP 2: Upgrade/Convert the QuickBooks Company File

If previously you are using an older version of QuickBooks Desktop Mac and now you upgraded to the latest version. Then you also need to upgrade your company file to the latest QuickBooks Desktop for Mac as well.

  • First of all, open the QuickBooks company file in the newer version available.
  • As soon as open the company file, a message will prompt asking you to either upgrade or convert your company file. Select Upgrade here.
  • Then, click on OK when asking for confirmation.
  • To make sure that the company file is successfully upgraded, check out your balances, reports, and accounts.

Step 3: Set Up Multi-users in QuickBooks Mac Desktop (Optional)

If you have more than one client license. You may set up QuickBooks in multi-user mode. To guarantee all user’s clients can access the file at the same time. To make it possible, follow these steps-

  • First of all, open the multi-user folder.
  • After that, drag the QuickBooks server icon to the application folder.
  • Now, click on Authenticate to modify the application folder and then enter the Admin username and password and then click OK.
  • Now, launch QuickBooks and then open your company file.

Then, go to the file and select enable multi-user mode to share your company file.

Advantages, and Limitations of QuickBooks Mac Desktop

Know the advantages, and limitations of the installing QuickBooks Desktop Mac version,


There are several advantages of using QuickBooks Mac desktop such as-

  • User-friendly– QuickBooks mac desktop is easy to install and set up and navigate if you don’t have an accounting background. The interface of the QB Mac Desktop is very user-friendly.
  • More features for the same cost– QuickBooks Mac Desktop offers many advanced features for a one-time investment cost.
  • Get help when you need it–  If you need help setting up your business or you have questions, you can find a bookkeeper or accountant who is familiar with QuickBooks for Mac.


  • No mobile access to data– unlike QuickBooks Online you can not access your data from mobile phones but you need to have the software installed on your computer in QuickBooks Mac Desktop.
  • Limited technical support– when users purchase QuickBooks mac desktop, unlimited tech support for 30 days but afterward you have to purchase a support plan to get QuickBooks support and help.
  • Maximum three user licenses– QuickBooks for mac comes up with two user licenses and the user can purchase two additional licenses only.

It was the complete guide to downloading and installing the QuickBooks Desktop for Mac. If you have any kind of queries or doubts related to the topic then contact QuickBooks for Mac support through the toll-free number +1-844-405-0904 for a reliable solution.

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