Free Accounting Software Videos
1. You probably already have Java installed, but if not or you are unsure, download and install java from here: https://java.com/en/download/
2. Download the desktop version from the below link and double click on it or select the option to open it when downloading.
We've produced a series of desktop presentation videos to help you use Free Accounting Software more effectively. The videos can be accessed on the menu on the left.
Since July 2018 we now offer 2 products, a Desktop version and Cloud version. The desktop version will be more appropriate for the majority of our users and the cloud version will be more appropriate for the larger businesses, those with more accounting experience and those that are willing to put in a bit more effort to do things like bank reconciliations.
A comparison of the features is below.
|Stores your data||On your computer (Encrypted for security)||On our servers in Australia|
|Works on||PC, Mac, Linux (anything with Java)||Anything with a web browser|
|Cost||Free for businesses with up to 2 employees||Will have a cost in future (which will be a reasonable cost)*|
|Bank reconciliation||No (we've found a lot of people don't do it and don't want to)||Yes|
|Single Touch Payroll (STP)||Yes (as a new product supports the latest lodgements)||Coming soon|
|Custom sales invoices||Coming soon||Yes|
* Free Accounting Software is free for micro businesses but we expect that businesses with 3 or more employees can and should make a contribution. For over 10 years from 2004 to July 2018 we have never charged for the software but our costs have increased dramatically over that time. We are therefore going to ask the larger businesses to make a contribution.
** A lot of micro businesses with inventory do not actually need an inventory system. E.g. if you run a fruit and vege shop or you have a low value of inventory on hand. Technically you have inventory but you don't put it through an inventory system. At year end you would do a stock take or even just an estimate of stock on hand.