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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 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


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.

Reccommended Consultants:


Create a separate Partition/Volume to install two different OS versions on the same Mac