Top 10 Apps for 2016 for QuickBooks:

  • Tsheets: #1 rated app for time tracking
  • 2qbo Convert Pro+: Convert PDF bank statements into .QBO (Web Connect) files to upload through bank feeds
  • Expensify: easy to use/implement travel, expense, time, and millage tracking + Expense Reports
  • HubDoc: automated bank statement and financial documents fetching
  • Qvinci: consolidate multiple QuickBooks files into a single report
  • Knowify: simple to use, great looking, and affordable app for smaller contractors
  • Karbon: one of the most workflow management tool for accounting firms that also fully integrates with e-mail
  • InsightlyCRM: easy to use CRM tool, with a great smartphone and tablet app, and a gmail extension that speeds up the work
  • Tax Planner Pro: simple app that can take QuickBooks Online data and create tax projections mid-year
  • Tax1099: complete 1099 form preparation procedure


Watch Episode:

Every year, QB Power Hour awards the top 10 apps for QuickBooks the “Top 10 QuickBooks Apps” Award.  Michelle Long and Hector Garcia review all the apps they have used through the years and put together the top 10 list.  Some of the criteria we use is the following:

  • Is the application listed in Apps.com? and/or the Intuit Marketplace?
  • Number of Reviews and/or User Ratings
  • Does it work with QB Online only, QB Desktop Only, or Both? *MOST BE QBO COMPATIBLE TO MAKE IT TO THIS LIST*
  • Does the developer provide support? email-based? chat? phone? remote access? other?
  • Does the developer offer a Partnership, Revenue Sharing, and/or an Affiliate program so 3rd party consultants/accountants can benefit financial from recommending the apps to their clients?
  • Frequency of updates and improvements; strong focus on improvements based on user feedback
  • Cost vs. Solution/Value
  • Uniqueness or competitive advantage in the genre they occupy
  • Certification or Training program for Accountants/Consultants
  • Depth of data integration into QuickBooks; which data can transfer and the options/customization available in the integration
  • User Interface, ease of use, learning curve
  • Integration with applications other than QuickBooks
  • Social Media, blogs, and Market leadership/penetration
  • Other Factors, such as: adaptation of Intuit’s Firm of the Future movement and apps that allow for better pricing of accounting services when bundled


Some honorable mentions, apps that made the top 20 list, but were not highlighted on the episode (Hector discusses in the video above why they were close, but others were chosen instead):


To watch 2015 winners, click here

To nominate an app for 2017, click here