QuickBooks for Mac

Free, Mac-friendly alternative to QuickBooks

ZipBooks has every tool you need to streamline your small business. Log in on any OS X or iOS device, including your iMac, Macbook, iPad, or iPhone to run everything in your small business on the go.

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True Fact: ZipBooks users spend 15% less time on mundane bookkeeping tasks.

Beautiful, intuitive software


As a Mac user, you're looking for clean, beautiful UI (we get it, because we're Mac users, too). 

ZipBooks was built on that foundation.  Whether you're using our single interface for all your transactions, our beautiful reports, or professional invoicing, ZipBooks looks fantastic across every feature.  And it's just as easy to use as it is beautiful. 

So yes, we think ZipBooks is the best QuickBooks alternative for Mac, but you don't need to take our word for it.  Our plans start at free -- see for yourself if ZipBooks lives up to the hype.

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Sending online invoices with ZipBooks accelerates payment by 17.5 days on average.

Invoice on the go

ZipBooks' invoicing goes beyond what you'd get in QuickBooks. It's not just looking great on your Mac -- it will actually be working in the background on your behalf.  Our accounting software for small business lets you bill your clients electronically, updating you as soon as your client views or pays an invoice.

ZipBooks also makes it dead-simple to save items you bill for often, and even allows you to configure automated follow-up emails for late-paying clients.

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“It's accrual world. ZipBooks makes it sweeter.” - A Real Customer

Professional payments


Unlike QuickBooks, ZipBooks lets you and your clients accept and make payments any way you'd like.

Accept any credit card -- you can use our credit card processing, or your own Stripe, PayPal, or WePay account -- or even use our Square integration to bring Square charges straight from your Square account straight into ZipBooks.  We spent a lot of time on our Square integration, knowing Mac users are deep into the iOS ecosystem.

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More Mac-friendly features

  • ZipBooks lets you create and send beautiful invoices, respecting the Mac aesthetic. Automate everything with recurring auto-bills while ZipBooks seamlessly integrates your billing into your books.

  • Manage your business from your iPad or iPhone. Send invoices, mark payments, store receipts, and categorize expenses with a native iOS app.

  • Simplify your work by collaborating with employees, contractors, accountants, or other team members. Manage team permissions on reports, invoicing and billing, time tracking, or other parts of ZipBooks.

  • Organize your work into projects and tasks, and track your time right in ZipBooks. Once you’re ready to bill, pull that time into an invoice with a single click (see if QuickBooks can do that)!

  • While QuickBooks uses expensive and outdated "class tracking," we've developed a tag system that lets you tag any transaction in ZipBooks with a customer, vendor, project, location, or other custom tag — then generate an income statement and other reports based on one or more of your tags.

Data protection

Zipbooks’ security features make it an ideal QuickBooks alternative for Mac users. Rest easy knowing that your information is stored with 256-bit SSL encryption.

Rapid payments

Digital invoices reach your clients more quickly and allow them to pay online, which means that you get paid sooner. It’ll be a nice change, we promise.

Completely free

Unlike QuickBooks for Mac, ZipBooks starts at free and is a beautiful alternative for Mac users, no matter what size the business. Simply sign up with an email address to get started.

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