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QuickBooks Win App – What’s New

QuickBooks Win App – What’s New
QuickBooks 3.3.0 and QuickBooks 3.2.0
SOURCE: QBO Win App > Help menu at top > What’s new
QuickBooks 3.3.0

  • Added spell checker
  • ‘Export to Excel’ and ‘Export to PDF’ save the downloaded files with the correct extension
  • New preferences menu item ‘Always Open Files After Download’
  • Fix for ‘Unauthorized access’ error when accessing client companies – look forward to it this week. No app update required for that.


QuickBooks 3.2.0

Today we’re launching the all new and improved version of the QuickBooks Online Desktop App for Windows. Here is a quick list of things that have changed:

  • Multiple Windows changes
    • Menu items other than Reports no longer open in a new window, if you would like for all menu items to open in a new window, you can find a preference menu to enable that functionality for that under File Menu. Reports will continue to open in a new window.
    • If you would like to use multiple windows, you now have a few ways to do it:
      1. Click File, then click “New Window”
      2. Use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl-N.
      3. Right-click on a page/link you would like to open in a new window, click Open Link in New Window.
      4. When using any keyboard shortcut, hold the shift key, and the menu item will open in a new window. For example, Shift-Ctrl-I will open an invoice in a new window
  • Printing feature changes
    • The File Menu no longer includes the Print button, we are testing a new way of opening PDF files and this method isn’t compatible with having a Print menu item under the File Menu. We are working on a solution to this! For now, here is how it will work:
      1. When you click Print on an Item within QBO, the “Print” button will appear on the top left side of the PDF viewer, click it to launch your local printer.
  • Exporting Files to excel does not currently include the .xls extension.
    • To successfully export a file, click the export button (where applicable), and manually add the extension to the file by typing “.xls” at the end of the file name, to the end of the name of the file. Once you click save, you will be able to We plan on fixing this soon, but for now, this is a known issue.
    • Extensions may be missing from files you are trying to export, the files should still open though. If they don’t please manually add the extension.

Aside from those changes, we are happy to announce some improvements.

  • With this latest update, we have introduced a whole lot of performance and stability enhancements.
    • Faster page load times.
    • Faster app launch times.
    • Fewer crashes.
  • If you close out of the App, we will remember what windows you had open, and open them the next time the app launches. This feature is called Multi Window Restore.
  • Newly redesigned UI, to save you space and give you more screen real estate to work with.
  • Find in page
  • More coming soon!

SOURCE: QBO Win App > Help menu at top > What’s new


QuickBooks Online Accountant App for Windows

QBO Win App is available for Free download from the Intuit QuickBooks website. (For Mac Free download).

Official name of QBO Win App is “QuickBooks Online Accountant App”. I downloaded the App in my Windows computer. Once it is installed, you will see “qb” icon on your desktop which looks just like the icons of other QuickBooks desktop products. Please note it reads “QuickBooks” underneath “qb” as shown below:

QuickBooks Win App icon
QuickBooks Win App icon

Not to be confused with my other QuickBooks icons on my desktop, I renamed “QuickBooks” to “QBO App” as shown below:

My QuickBooks icons on my desktop
My QuickBooks icons on my desktop

Click QuickBooks app icon on desktop, then click “Yes” on “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?” on “User Account Control” screen:

User Account Control
User Account Control

Login using your existing QuickBooks (QBO) user account (same username and password):

Sign in screen
Sign in screen

Click on the screenshots below to enlarge them

QBO Win App Home Page Screen

QBO Win App Home Page Screen
QBO Win App Home Page Screen

Key App Features:

  • It’s faster than QBO in a browser
  • It has a menu structure like QuickBooks on the computer
  • There are shortcut keys…Yup! Keyboard navigation in QBO
  • Multiple Windows…Yes you can have an invoice and a customer list or an item list or the chart of accounts (or all of these) open at the same time, in QBO!
  • Auto refresh of open windows e.g. When you enter an expense in one window, it affects the report that was open behind the expense form in the other window, it AUTO-REFRESHES!

Computer Requirement:

  • A computer running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

    The caching in the QBO Win App is much more than what the browser can do due to technology limitations with a browser. Word on the street is that you can expect up to 30% improvement in speed over regular browser. Think of this App as your faster browser designed to be used just for QuickBooks Online (QBO).

    Most likely this app will be continually upgraded to enhance the caching abilities to minimize the amount of time it takes to complete transactions. No doubt, this is a QBO game changing app.


    It is very easy to get started with this App if you are already familiar with the QuickBooks Online. In less than ten minutes, you will find your way around.

    Top 5 List

    1. No inactive sign out
    2. Multiple Windows
    3. Auto refresh of open windows
    4. Better “look and feel” (compared to QBOA)
    5. Faster browser experience

    Top 2 Wish List:

    1. Go to “File” menu and save it. Old Habit!
    2. QuickBooks desktop version was open. Try to open QBO company file. Repeat Mistake!

    Top Menu Bar Guide

    Top Menu Bar Guide
    Top Menu Bar Guide
    Home Page with Multiple Windows
    Home Page with Multiple Windows

    About QuickBooks w/ Version
    About QuickBooks w/ Version

    YouTube Video: QuickBooks Online Accountant App for Windows


    How to reset QBO Win App?
    Hold down the shift key and open the program at the same time. Continue to hold down the Shift Key until the program opens up.

    New free download link, cick here.

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