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Switching: QuickBooks to AccountEdge PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 July 2014 17:33
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I made the switch to AccountEdge Pro as of the beginning of the year and it was the best thing I could have done for my business. I never realized how cumbersome QuickBooks really was until I got to see AccountEdge in action.

For a lack of a better way to describe it, AccountEdge Pro is just simpler and more straightforward about how you are supposed to manage your business. AccountEdge mimics how things are supposed to work in real life, so everything you learn in AccountEdge should reflect what you do in real life.

You will want to create a few company files to get a feel for the program when you first start learning AccountEdge. It’s also helpful to use the Widgets Inc. company file that comes with AccountEdge.

First, if you are moving from QuickBooks you’ll need to master exporting and importing information with AEP. You want to be sure to get everything you need into AccountEdge correctly from the start.


Entering Sales –AccountEdge is elegantly simple. Creating a sale is so easy and fast you may wonder whether you entered it incorrectly. You select a customer or add them quickly to your customer list. You just enter a company name or individual. Then you add items to the invoice or quote and record it. You can also receive payment and process a credit card, all on the same screen. Then print or email. For some businesses, this process can take the place of an actual point-of-sale system.

Bank Register – It was never obvious with QuickBooks how to best maintain your bank account information. Now with AccountEdge, one can easily import and review all the transaction from my bank by downloading a file. AccountEdge imports all the transactions and simplifies reviewing and add them to your register. This makes bank reconciling one of the easiest job instead of a dreaded one. QuickBooks didn’t seem to care if you ever reconciled.

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Custom Forms – Of course this feature is in both programs, but AccountEdge makes editing and creating new forms easy. Even on the fly, after creating an invoice, you can customize and create a new invoice for a unique sale or customer and then send it via email or the nearest printer.

Add-ons and Expandability – AccountEdge as itself is excellent for what it does for small business. However the folks at Acclivity Software go the extra mile and provide everything from Credit Card services to a Payroll Tax Forms service for larger companies to a full-time support staff, based in the US, to answer questions. They also have great mobile solutions like AccountEdge Cloud and AccountEdge Mobile, for iPhones, iPods and iPads for those of use that are always on the go.

AccountEdge Pro is available for both Mac and Windows, but started its life on the Mac and was known as MYOB. There are few differences between the two versions. The Windows version has a spell checker available when creating sales that the Mac does not. It would be nice to have on the Mac, but it can be an annoying feature if you don’t adjust its preferences to allow for un-capitalized words.

AccountEdge Pro is available for a 30-Day free trail and there is a Basic version for customers that don’t need to track an inventory or manage a payroll.

Give it a try today and soon you may be able to say good-bye to all your QuickBooks headaches.

Mac Backup Guru 1.2 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 February 2013 17:15
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Mac Backup Guru• Simple and easy to use
• Accurately backs up files
• Not your traditional backup utility

Mac Backup Guru is excellent utility that does only one thing and it does it well. There could not be a simpler interface for this program. Here are the basic steps.

  1. Open program.
  2. Select file/folder/volume to backup.
  3. Select destination folder/volume.
  4. Click Backup.

You can “Stop” the backup if you need to or just Quit the program when it displays “Backup Complete”. That’s it.

Fun Greetings Deluxe 1.0 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 December 2012 14:57
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Fun Greetings Deluxe 1.0• 200 “1-Click” styles, 15 built-in photo effects; 35 built-in frames
• Square cards, Flat Cards, Single Fold Cards, Double Fold Cards, Money Holders, and Custom Sized Cards.
• Output card designs to your printer, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, iPhoto or Email

This is a great app for folks that enjoy making their own greeting cards. Fun Greetings Deluxe is so easy to use you could let your kids create cards too. In fact it’s so easy to use, it will take you longer to read this review then it would for you to make a Greeting card.

BAM! Jr. 1.1.0 for iOS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 00:00
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Bam! Jr. is a new kids game for all iOS devices. The game is focused on younger kids and is a simple matching same that kids can play with their friends.  

Game play
The app launches ready to play. The first player selects the icon/color they like and then the next player selects an icon. The center Play icon becomes active only after a second icon is selected. Players can select up to 8 icons and therefore can provide fun for up to 8 kids in one match. The game is made to have at least two people play it, but one player could have fun with it as well.

MathMagic Personal Edition PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 February 2012 19:45
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MMPE7MacsmallWe recently tested out a program called MathMagic Personal Edition and it is quite an impressive program. Granted this is not a program for anybody, but for those of use that consider themselves a mathematician or you’re in a math intensive career - MathMagic would be an asset to you.

InfoLogic, Inc has made MathMagic to be exactly what they bill the product to be, “the ultimate equation editor on the planet!” They have designed an easy to use interface with all the most common mathematical symbols readily available.

When the application first opens it prompts you to install fonts that are critical for proper equation formatting. After that you go right into a new layout and start writing equations.

MathMagic Personal Edition uses all the common ways to edit and create layouts – Copy&Paste and Drag&Drop. User can also define their own shortcuts and have great flexibility with Multiple Undos/Redos.

Your final equations can be saved in a variety of image and file formats - EPS, PICT, WMF, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, TeX, and PDF support for compatibility with other software.

MathMagic may not be something you need in your life, but if you know people that are Students, Teachers, Professors, Researchers, Engineers, Editors, Publishers, or just someone that really likes math, let them know about MathMagic Person Edition.

Data Recovery Guru for Mac OSX Lion PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 December 2011 15:19
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  • Fast & Easy File Recovery
  • Mac OSX Lion Ready
  • Recover over 100 different file types

There is a great new program now available that can recover long lost files easily and quickly. Check out Mac OSX File Recovery's new program Data Recovery Guru.

In our testing, we were easily able to use Data Recovery Guru to scan and find deleted files on all the available volumes on our testing computers. When you "Start Scan" you can search for deleted files only or for deleted and regular files. As Guru scans the volume it lists files that you can start reviewing as the program continues to scan. Though the files that are found are not named with their original names, you can select them and get a preview thumbnail of the files and see their file size.

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