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  • Section: macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Last updated: Oct. 8, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

What can I do if I have upgraded or need to upgrade to Catalina?

AccountEdge is not and will not be compatible with Apple's Catalina operating system (OS X 10.15). If you have already upgraded to Catalina, or if your business needs require you to upgrade to Catalina we have outlined options to allow you to continue using AccountEdge without interruption until a compatible AccountEdge version is released.

Please also visit Catalina Announcement and Options for more information.

  1. Use a virtual machine – Parallels or VMware Fusion
  2. Subscribe to AccountEdge Hosted
    • We recently launched a hosted, subscription service that allows you to access your AccountEdge company file from any Mac or Windows environment, including Catalina. Learn more about AccountEdge Hosted
  3. If you have an older secondary Mac computer, you can use that machine until the Catalina-compatible AccountEdge version is released. Click here to view our system requirements and verify if your old Mac will work with your version of AccountEdge.
  4. If you have a Windows PC you can use that machine (temporarily)
    • The AccountEdge company file works cross-platform, meaning it can easily be moved from a Mac operating system to a Windows operating system.
    • We would happily provide you with a complimentary AccountEdge Pro Windows edition license. Just give us a call at (800) 322 – 6962 or use this case form to request the switch: https://www.accountedge.com/help/
    • It is strongly advised that you do not access the company file from two different operating systems at the same time.
    • Custom forms are not cross-platform compatible so these will need to be re-created when changing operating systems.
  5. You can purchase an older Mac computer
    Here are some links to lower-cost, refurbished/used Mac providers:
  6. Downgrade your macOS
  7. Create a separate Partition/Volume to install two different OS versions on the same Mac