Hosted QuickBooks Tip of the Week: QuickBooks to Discontinue Mobile App 7/31/14
To our surprise, Intuit has decided to discontinue QuickBooks Mobile for desktop versions on July 31, 2014.
Here is the statement from Intuit –
We Are Discontinuing QuickBooks Mobile App effective July 31, 2014
Why Are We Discontinuing the App?
It is always a hard decision to discontinue a service on which our customers have come to rely and we’ve also heard from many business owners about the importance of managing their business on the go. To better support this need, we are focusing our mobile efforts on QuickBooks Online. Our renewed focus is to make sure we grow with you into the future.
What are the options for you and your clients?
You can stay on your current QuickBooks desktop software; however, mobile service through this app will be discontinued. If you’ve enjoyed the ability to access books through the app, you can still enjoy the same benefits of working on the go with QuickBooks Online.
Do you need to convert to QuickBooks Online to have mobile access? The answer is no.
Before you rush into converting to QuickBooks Online you will want to consider your other options; QuickBooks Online is very different from QuickBooks Desktop. How is Swizznet different from QuickBooks Online?
If you want to have mobile access to QuickBooks Desktop then QuickBooks Hosting with Swizznet will allow you to have 24/7 mobile access to your QuickBooks application and files. Swizznet supports Mac and PC along with tablets, iPads and mobile phones.
Please tune in to next week’s QuickBooks tip.