There are two apps available, one for iOS and another for Mac OS X. The iOS app runs on any iOS device (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) running iOS 7.0 or later. The Mac app runs on any Mac running OS X 10.7 "Lion" or later.
The two apps are compatible with each other, and are charged separately to make them affordable to smaller businesses. You won't be charged twice within the same family of devices, so all your add-ons for iOS will run on all your iOS devices. Similarly, all your add-ons for the Mac app will run on all your Macs at no extra charge.
What does it cost?
You can pick any of these options, but businesses typically purchase the Transactions add-on first because this extends the limit of 60 entries that you can make.
|Add-ons for iOS||U.K. (GBP)||U.S.||Australia|
|Add-ons for Mac OS X|
|Online Syncing 6 *||24.99||US$32.99||AU$41.99|
|Online Syncing (Yearly)||39.99||US$59.99||AU$67.99|
|Online Syncing (Monthly)||5.99||US$9.99||AU$11.99|
* 6 months use of our Online Sync service is available as an in-app purchase on iOS and Mac as well as direct from your Online Sync account page. One Online Sync subscription allows you to use both iOS and Mac. (Our Online Sync service is available from our secure servers. This item is shared between iOS and Mac devices as the service is provided directly to you and is not fulfilled by Apple.)
Restoring Past Purchases for iOS
If you have purchased add-ons from within the iPhone/iPad app, you can use these on another iOS device and you won't be charged again for the same add-on.
To restore the purchases on another device, just go to the Add-ons screen (using the add-ons button shown above the main navigation list) and tap the Already Purchased? button. This requires a network connection to Apple's servers and restores all your previous purchases to the device. Note: If you have disabled in-app purchasing using the restrictions settings on the device it will not be possible to restore past purchases.
Even if you attempt to re-purchase the same add-on, you won't be charged twice. You will be able to re-download the add-on for free if you have already purchased it because purchases are linked to your Apple ID.
Restoring Past Purchases for Mac
If you purchased add-ons for the Mac app, you can use these on your other Macs. The process of restoring purchases is the same whether you downloaded the app directly from the web site, or from Apple's Mac App Store. Use the menu bar at the top of the screen and click Easy Books > Add-ons to display the add-ons screen. Then just click Already Purchased? and enter the details. Note that any purchases made using the Mac App Store build can only be restored in your other Macs running the Mac App Store build and similarly for the Direct Download. So it's best to stick to the same version on all your Macs.
Why can't I use the add-ons I purchased in iOS on my Mac?
This is a common question from users who purchased the iOS app and want to run the Mac app as well.
The Easy Books for iOS app will allow you to use it on any "device", by which we mean an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and any iOS device that can purchase using in-app purchases from the iTunes App Store.
Although Easy Books for Mac OS X is compatible with the iOS app, it isn't the same app. It was completely re-written for the Mac platform over the course of almost a year. In the iOS and Mac App Stores, there is a contractual requirement that it should not be possible to unlock content in the app unless this is via the respective App Store. Note that these two app stores are treated separately in Apple.
Apart from contractual reasons, the development and ongoing support of these applications is a big investment of time and money. We need to keep the lights on just like any other business. We aren't trying to build up a huge user-base and sell out to the highest bidder. We have loyal customers who love using the app, and we want to be there in the future to support them. To grow a sustainable business we need to charge for the software. We are working hard to add more features in response to user's feedback, funded by ongoing sales.