System hardware and software requirements
Minimum system requirements
Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) or v10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Intel-based processor, Core 2 Duo or higher required
Multiuser: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processor to run server
2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
250 MB of available disk space
Printer: 100% Macintosh-compatible printer, if you plan to print invoices, checks, deposit slips, lists, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports, or graphs
Checks: Use Intuit Checks if you plan to print checks. Canadian Image Ready Cheques are not supported.
Export report data requires Apple Numbers '09; Microsoft Excel 2008 or 2011 for Mac.
E-mail requires Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage 2008 or Outlook 2011 for Mac
Accepting credit and debit cards directly into QuickBooks 2013 for Mac requires Intuit Merchant Service for QuickBooks for Mac (sold separately); subject to application approval and debit card transactions are processed as Signature Debit, which does not require entering a PIN code. See http://payments.intuit.com/legal.jsp for details.
Processing payroll, integrated with QuickBooks for Mac, requires paid subscription (sold separately), EIN and Internet access. QuickBooks 2013 for Mac works with Intuit QuickBooks Payroll for Mac.
QuickBooks Payroll for Mac requires Internet connection and Adobe Reader to print checks and forms. Additional fees apply.
System requirements for Intuit QuickBooks Payroll for Mac and Aatrix
Top Pay may differ from those of QuickBooks. For details, visit the company web
sites at www.macpayroll.com and www.aatrix.com.
QuickBooks for Mac 2013 supports one-way conversion from QuickBooks for Windows 2011, 2012, and 2013
QuickBooks for Mac 2013 supports round tripping with QuickBooks for Windows 2013
You must have the following to download QuickBooks:
A high-speed Internet connection (DSL, cable modem, or higher)
Safari 2.0 or higher
It is recommended that you keep the original disk image, used to install QuickBooks, if you ever need to re-install QuickBooks. However, after installing QuickBooks, you can delete the downloaded disk image file from your somputer to free up disk space.
If this information does not answer your question, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free. You can contact an agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.