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For something like this there really isn't  a learning curve.  Its pretty
close to using a tablet now.

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On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 12:06 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
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> Thanks, Gail!
> Linda
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> On Dec 1, 2015, at 9:55 AM, Gail Guth wrote:
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> Hi, Linda -
> Check out iBank, I hear very good reviews of that software. It's made for
> Mac, and they have "private" cloud settings. I haven't used it but it has
> been recommended to me, and I had planned to check it out myself.
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> Gail
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> On 12/1/15 10:28 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
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> HI All, and Happy Holidays to everyone.
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> The end of the year means some evaluation of our methods of
> record-keeping, filing, bookkeeping. Now is the time when the hardware and
> software is on sale, and now is the time to buy. The options are too
> numerous.
> But with technology advancements, I want to give consideration to more
> "cloud" operated systems. Bookkeeping in particular.
> I have enjoyed Quick Books Pro for many many years. I do not keep up with
> every advancing version because it often requires a higher operating system
> on the Mac, and that snowballs into updating software suites as well.
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> I am considering QBooks for the cloud. I spoke with a salesman, and he
> said one pays the monthly fee forever. One can download a backup for the
> CPA or accountant at any time. However when it gets time to stop the
> program, you would have to purchase the latest version, download and then
> one can keep working on the home computer. I comprehend all of that.
> But if the operating system wasn't up to their version, then one would
> have to what? buy a new computer, laptop, tablet?
> Can we assume that we will always have a phone, tablet, or laptop? Macs
> are more expensive than others, and I don't see a way of ever getting out
> of this inexpensively.
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> (side note) I did express my unwillingness to connect my bank account to
> the QBooks cloud program. Their new feature is when you write a check, it
> auto updates in cloud QB. He said I could simply turn that off. So the
> cloud management would not have my account numbers.
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> I need to make some sort of decision before the end of the year. The best
> option right now is to major upgrade the OS on my laptop (which I seldom
> use) and then have nothing but "generic" software on it, because I won't be
> able to run my older software suites on the new OS. I use it for powerpoint
> presentations and travel, Excel lists. So there are strong reasons for
> keeping the old laptop compatible.
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> I just don't see a clear way to deal with this, unless you throw a lot of
> money at it.
> Maybe purchase a refurbished Mac and only have QB on it?
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> Any thoughts?
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> Best of the Season,
> Linda
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