Those running small businesses need a way to track their accounts. Manager for Mac performs these basic functions well, although larger businesses may need software with additional capabilities.
Despite being a small program, Manager for Mac took longer than expected to download and install via a high-speed connection. In order to install the program, acceptance of a user agreement was required. During initial setup, the user must create an account with a name and e-mail address. Once through this step, a business name must be entered, which brings up the main screen. Instructions and support are available from the developer, but anyone familiar with accounting software will find the interface easy to use. Users can easily locate links to create receipts, payments, and invoices. Options are also available for importing figures, reports, and contacts, among others. After being entered, individual transactions displayed easily and updated in the program quickly. While the program has few bells and whistles, it performs basic business accounting tasks well. It would be useful, however, if the program supported more importing of past information. For large businesses, the inability to link the program between multiple computers would also be an issue.
For those looking for free accounting software for a small business, Manager for Mac works well and has all of the features one would expect from such a program.