QBO App Demo

On October 6th, we had the pleasure of having Scott Stonehocker, a product manager with Intuit, give us a demo of the QBO App.

The new QuickBooks App for Windows Marries the Cloud with a Desktop

Here are some of our favorite takeaways from the demo:

  • The QBO App is available for Mac and Windows users..
  • You can be auto-logged in with the QBO App at all times.
  • The QBO App is basically shell for QBO. Looks the same but you aren’t using a browser.
  • Differences between QBO v. QBO App – You have a QuickBooks menu at the top, similar to Desktop.
  • Differences between QBO v. QBO App – You have a navigation bar to go back and forth, refresh, or change company files.
  • The QBO App has a favorites area so you can create one-click options to increase productivity.
  • Just like QBO, they will keep on adding enhancements to the QBO App as time goes on.
  • You can have multiple windows open in the QBO App and the data will refresh in the other windows.
  • The screens load super crazy fast in the QBO App, saving you even more time.
  • Data is cached with the QBO App which makes the system able to perform faster.
  • The QBO App works really well for people that just don’t have quick internet speeds.
  • You can use shortcuts, drag and drop, right-clicks to help increase your usability of QBO by using the QBO App.
  • If you have both a Mac and a Windows machine, you won’t notice much difference between the QBO Apps on either platform.

Have you tried the QBO App yet? Do you like it? Share your thoughts and comments below.

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Cathy Iconis

Cathy Iconis, CPA is the creator and facilitator of the weekly tweetchat #QBOchat and the website QBOchat.com - a community for QuickBooks Online Users.She is also the founder of Iconis Group, an Intuit Top 20 Firm of the Future, that supports small businesses all over the United States with their bookkeeping needs.She is a five-time recipient of the prestigious CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Award, given annually to just 40 people nationwide.


  1. Susan Martin on October 1, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Hi, I would like to register but unable to make it for the Session on Oct 6, I would like to receive the video. P.S. I have registered for the Webinar, Regards Susan

  2. Mindy on October 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    am going to try to attend if I can!

    • Cathy Iconis on October 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      If you missed it, the video is now up for you to watch. Scott did an awesome job!!

  3. Tom McGee on October 6, 2015 at 6:41 pm


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