Was wondering if anyone can recommend any good accounting software; preferably freeware.
Or, is anyone familiar with Quickbooks and can tell me if you think it's worth it. It's very expensive!
I've been running my business on quickbooks for over 15 years and have never felt the need to look elsewhere. I use quickbooks pro single-user and only update it every few years, so it works out to maybe $30.00/us per year for the software. If you need payroll then there is a yearly tax table you need to buy (in the US anyway).
I tried a couple web-based freeware accounting but didn't like it. They all seemed to take about 4 or 5 times as many clicks/keystrokes per transaction entry, which for me meant it took twice as long to do my bookkeeping data entry.
Unfortunately, the accounting niche has a very small selection of tools. Peachtree is the other major contender that I've heard of (not free), but it has its own set of quirks like quickbooks does.
found a list of tools here: http://alternativeto.net/software/quickbooks/?platform=windows
Thanks for the tips. I'm giving GnuCash a try as a free option. If it doesn't work out, I'm going to try Quickbooks' trial period and decide from there.
I'm planning to operate as a sole trader, so it's only my salary to worry about. Not too concerned about payroll tools, therefore.
I'll have to figure out how to handle taxes.
Have you tried Numia , its free and and its an online service..
I think they have all the options which quickbooks claims to have.. May be the GUI may not be the best but i think everything else is fine..
You can try QnE Accounting Software if you are looking for a user-friendly accounting software
So far, this is one Business Management Software that I am satisfied with
There are other software as well, and they offer free trial
Thanks but this thread dates from 2011. I'm closing it