What can I do if I have upgraded or need to upgrade to Catalina?
AccountEdge Pro (for macOS 10.15 and higher) is available for use on newer Mac operating systems and the new Apple Silicon chips.
Learn more about AccountEdge Pro (for macOS 10.15 and higher).
If you don't want to use or enroll in AccountEdge Pro (for macOS 10.15 and higher), consider the following options for running AccountEdge on macOS Catalina or newer.
Use a virtual machine – Parallels or VMware Fusion
- Popular virtualization software companies like Parallels or VMware Fusion allow you to run an older version of the macOS on the same computer that is running Catalina. You would then access AccountEdge on this pre-Catalina macOS virtual machine.
- Parallels is a virtualization software for the macOS. It can run a wide array of operating
systems including macOS, Windows, Linux, and more.
Click here for instructions on how to run an older MacOS using Parallels
Click here to view Parallels products
VMware Fusion is a software hypervisor developed by VMware for Macintosh computers. VMware
Fusion allows Intel-based Macs to run operating systems such asMicrosoft Windows, Linux,
NetWare, or Solaris.
Click here to view the VMware Fusion product
Subscribe to AccountEdge Hosted
- AccountEdge Hosted is a subscription service that allows you to access your AccountEdge company file from any Mac, Windows, or Linux environment, including macOS Catalina and newer. Learn more about AccountEdge Hosted
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.
You can purchase an older Mac computer
Here are some links to lower-cost, refurbished/used Mac providers:
Downgrade your macOS
While not easy, it is possible to roll back your Catalina installation and return to an earlier macOS (downgrade instructions from Macworld). It is highly recommended that you contact an IT professional for assistance.
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Business Systems Consulting
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