Google had only Two million QuickBooks add-ons links on September 26, 2010, but more than Nine Million QuickBooks Add-ons Links on June 10, 2011. It also had twenty million QuickBooks Add-ons links on December 18, 2011, but only eighteen million on April 22, 2012.
The nine million QuickBooks add-ons links (sorry for search engine repetition) have pages with words like QuickBooks interface and link to QuickBooks. This is amazing, considering there recently were only around 22 million links to QuickBooks. This means that the number of QuickBooks add-ons links is increasing far faster than the growth of QuickBooks users or the web itself.
I discovered my first QuickBooks add-on in 1998. I used a QuickBooks beta test forum (as the only two-time winner of the top QuickBooks beta test prize) to ask, “What new feature do you want from QuickBooks?” The answers soon accounted for more than 50% of forum traffic, but all wanted different things. However, almost everyone agreed when I said Intuit would not do much of this, but a QuickBooks data base version could let us all get what we wanted.
I soon coined the term QuickBooks add-ons and looked for related programs. Early developers said Intuit seemed “actively hostile” to their efforts. After years of listing QuickBooks add-ons on http://BlockTax.com/, and bombarding my QuickBooks friends and QuickBook newsgroups, QuickBooks add-ons became Intuit’s #1 priority. At around that time I began QuickBooks-add-ons.com, with the blessing of Intuit's CEO (Intuit could, of course, stop me from using its trademarked name). This site still has the largest list of QuickBooks Add-ons (about 8,000), though the Inuit Marketplace site has a better descriptions for around 600 of the best QuickBooks-Add-ons. To put these sites in perspective, I once had more than 25,000 hits a day, when the Intuit site had 25,000 a month.
Many programs broke their add-ons when they upgraded. However, I never heard of a free SDK (software development kit) QuickBooks Add-on that broke, after a QuickBooks or SDK upgrade. One upgrade broke a keyboard macro QuickBooks Add-on, but Brad Smith (now Intuit CEO) got a fix for me in five days, the week before Christmas.
Why QuickBooks add-ons?
QuickBooks add-ons are not just for accountants. They are the fastest and easiest way you can work much fastere and more accurately. Best-of-breed programs, of many types, can connect into your own fast and easy custom business management system. You will soon automate schedules, connections and records with airlines, banks, brokers, cars, customers, entertainers, friends, government, news, schools, suppliers & more! The nine million QuickBooks add-ons (twenty million QuickBooks Add-ons links) mean almost never outgrowing QuickBooks and resisting annual Intuit efforts to cripple old QuickBooks versions.
NEVER ENTER DATA TWICE! Especially, never enter data repeatedly, in countless inconsistent programs and on paper. You will soon practically Never Enter Data AT ALL, as banks, customers, suppliers and countless new partners and friends work together, to improve your accuracy and speed, doing much of your old work for you. Why will strangers help you with this?
They will help you because all of us will almost automatically help each other work faster and more accurately. This is the fastest and easiest way to enjoy making more money!
How can you find QuickBooks Add-ons?
You once could go to my BlockTax.com or QuickBooks-Add-Ons.com websites. You also can go to the Intuit list of QuickBooks add-ons, which has around 600 tested, reviewed and rated programs. However, it costs around $5,000 a year to list, test and review an Intuit add-on.
It has been years since I updated QuickBooks-Add-Ons,com. I, therefore, created this Google always-updated search for the:
After clicking it, simply add your term to to the beginning and search again. You also might add review or reviews and limit it to pages updated in the last year.
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