Who Uses This Software?

Manager's Free Accounting Software is popular with Small Businesses around the world who use it in 70+ languages across all industries and stages of business growth.


Average Ratings

28 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • NGSoftware
  • www.manager.io
  • Founded 2011
  • Australia

About Manager

Manager is a fully-featured 100% Free Accounting Software for Small Business. Available in 70+ Languages and constantly being updated and improved, Manager will take your small business to the next level. Easy to use with full guides & a big community forum of other Manager users ready to help. Free forever on Windows, Mac and Linux + a paid Cloud/Server version with data transferable across all versions. Download & try it yourself for free today!


Manager Features

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management

Manager Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Awesome Accounting Software

Aug 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Banking Dashboard in Manager makes it very easy to manage banking transactions . The bank reconciliation tool is the best I have ever seen. It has custom field feature and custom fields can be set to appear as column in tables on documents. It is light weight despite it many features and opens and closes very fast, it takes up very small system resources. The search tool makes it very easy to find transactions. It has reports which are not present in many popular paid accounting software. Has AR, AP, GL, Payroll, Fixed and Intangible Asset Management, expense claims, inventory management etc. Manager has a lot of customising features so you can make your documents look exactly how you want. Finally the Desktop (single User) is totally free and comes with all the features the server and cloud versions have.

Cons: The server version needs some minor improvement in Audit trail and User Access levels.

Overall: We have replaced Quickbooks with Manager Desktop (Single User) which has served as better and saved us money.

Professional accounting software for free

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Manager.io is very solid. It never crashes and it is very flexible in a way that you can print reports from any date till any date. It is for instance, very easy to drill down to the basic-entry. Also the functionality is great.

It is however very important that, if you are unexperienced with accounting software, you ask someone with experience to help you setting up the system. It saves a lot of time at a later stage. So take time to read the guides

This is just a general remark and warning for everybody new. The advantage of Manager.io is that you can fairly easy correct your mistakes.

Cons: There are hardly any cons. The creation of own reports is only possible via exporting data to a spreadsheet.

Overall: I run a small accounting office and I use Manager.io for all my customers and it is still great to work with this software

Great accounting app

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm a novice small business bookkeeper without formal training. I've used Quickbooks/Quicken and Manager is miles ahead for what I want. It has a simple, uncluttered interface, pages/forms are simple to complete, the pre-configured reports are well-designed, and it uses very few system resources so it's quick to open, use and close. The Manager Forum is a fantastic resource and although I have no programming background, I've customised some themes successfully.

Cons: There is nothing I've found that I dislike or that I find frustrating.

Overall: An extremely positive experience for me.

Manager Software

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to Download, setup and use. Really a simple and easy to use program. I recommend it to most of my clients. Data files are easy to copy and use. Back-ups are quick and error free. Importing and exporting to excel is also quick and easy. I love the fact that I can customize Manager to fit my needs. All round awesome program. "Keeping it Simple" is my company motto and Manager is just that.

Cons: I haven't found any yet, Manager is updated and improved all the time. They listen to their users and adjust accordingly.

Overall: Awesome

A Perfectly Growing Software

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A very simple and user friendly software. With a very good team of moderators who help out on all issues where users are stuck, be it small or complicated.

Cons: The coding to create different templates and custom reports is something that can be improved and I understand is under development to make it more user friendly.

Overall: As a manufacturing firm, this software caters to all my needs, from production orders to inventory management to taxation.

Ease Of Use

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing is that you can learn this software within a Day or even less, Its Simple and easy to lear and use and it adapts according to usage

Cons: Some features missing like, serial number by default, No Total of items sold

Overall: Its One of the Best Software to use

Review of Manager IO

Oct 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease and simplicity of the software.

Cons: Nothing till now. I like all the features of the software.

Overall: I have been using Manager.io since the establishment of my business in 2015 and recommended to all my acquaintances. The was and simplicity is the underlying factor in continued usage

Best accounting in the world

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Data sync and reports creation is very fast and accurate.

2. Backup option is very fast and easy.

3.PDF ganrator and Email sender is very fast. Each and evry mail and pdf create very fast.

4.gst byfucation and tax recollection very accurate then other systems.

5.its can be work without interent as well as on cloud its good for all types of users

6.Customise as per your need. Like use diffrents sales invoice theam and much more.

7. Its very good for big bisiness as vell as small if you need multi user go for server or cloud.

Cons: 1.imei vice or serial no vice inventory managment is not possibal. Ex you having one item with qty of 50 and all heving uniq serial no. You cannot consume stock with serial no.

Overall: Its very accurate and portable if you have letest beckup in your pandrive you can open your all data into your prasnal leptop only with one pandrive. In backup fill all data all invoices all cn dn shown in.

Manager book keeping

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of the easiest software to use and it is free.

Cons: No real dislikes at all. You get help so quick.

Overall: Having a problem get solved in their Forum very quick. Lubos is very professional and help and listen a lot.

Capterra loader

A lifesaver!

Sep 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy layout. Modular setup. Fully customisable chart of accounts. Easy editing - fast location of entry errors. Fully functional for small and medium sized business. I like the fact that the desktop version does NOT require internet access.

Cons: Some work still is required for custom reporting and forecasting.

Overall: This is very easy to use for the untrained bookkeeper. Most issues arise with bookkeeping conventions, and NOT with the programme. That said, I succeeded in using this software myself for tax and management reports.

amazing software

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: its amazing, no stress, no worries, and very smart app, I have been using it for the last three years. No problems at all, whats beautiful is that you dont need internet.

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Manager Software is Awesome

Aug 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to learn it's usage and it has a simple user interface and approach to book keeping.

Cons: The fact that there are still some vital improvements to be done to the software.

Overall: I have been able to prepare pay slips and done a proper tax record keeping and reports for tax returns and management decisions.

I have also been able to do proper bookkeeping on MOST of my business financial transactions and processes.

Simple and effective accounting software for small businesses

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that Manager provides a (free) desktop edition of its accounting software for the Mac. At a time where most accounting software are going on the cloud, which can be slow waiting for things to load, Manager's desktop edition is like a breath of fresh air where you can just key in what you need quickly without waiting. If you need to key in lots of entries, these waiting time really adds up.

Cons: The software is not optimized to resize its content to fit the window size. I run a 4K monitor and usually run apps side by side. When the software takes up half the screen on a 4K monitor, its content does not scale/reflow to fit properly, resulting in some horizontal scrolling.

Best accounting app

Oct 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I'm not an accountant but I work as book keeper to my business. This software helps me so much to understand and learning about accounting.

Cons: The details and the simplicity. It's friendly user.

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Really good option for the "cost sensitive".

Jul 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you're familiar with QBO it's rather simple to use. Slight nuances however their online tutorial is rather easy and laid out by sections so you can quickly find your answers. We started with the Desktop edition however quickly transitioned to the Cloud version which has a small monthly cost but Cloud it better for people always on the move. AR, AP, Tax etc are all really easy to navigate and the "unlimited" client feature as well as inventory tracking, both physical and virtual is very helpful!

Cons: Still trying to figure out the Payroll function and we've put in a ticket. At face value it looks like we have to manually write a check versus payroll automatically being pulled from the specified account via ACH.

Overall: It seems to do the trick for "basic" accounting and the "free for life" version is plenty however for mobile needs a month package or "Cloud" is great however automatic payroll function could be the killer.

good software

Sep 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy interface, user friendly, tax calculations

Cons: export to json/xls and should be more keybord friendly

Overall: free for lifetime and regular improvements ,easy to use ,happy

excellent

Oct 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use and to understand the details

Cons: GST should be added to this software as per Indian rules

Overall: overall good

Great software for our not for profit organisation

Nov 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is rich with features, easy to install and setup and very intuitive to use. Everything works, it seems to be a stable platform. Our administration workers, who up to now just used books, have really adopted Manager as their way of doing things. We are using most of the features, it has made our jobs easier and more effective.

Cons: Some more reports may be helpful but at the moment we export to excel and can get what we want.

Needs improvement on fixed asset and intangible asset module

Oct 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Very easy to setup and to implement, Creates meaningful reports

Cons: There is no automatic depreciation on fixed assets, There is no automatic amortization on intangible assets

Bookkeeper

Sep 05, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use. You can pick which items you need. I do not sell anything, I use this program for personal use to do my taxes.

Cons: A glitch with the back up.

Overall: I have been using this product for a few months now. Until now I have not had any problems. I tried to back up my data then the program shut down on me. Otherwise very easy to use. I hope I can get the back up to work because if I need to restore my data at any time then it is very useful. I am using the desktop system.

Recommendations to other buyers: Would be nice to have it free online.

Goodbye MYOB

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Looks good, Easy to use and flexible ........ and the desk top version is free !!!

Cons: So far can't create an EMDUPE file to up load to the Tax Office or handle Single Touch Payroll. (Australia)

Overall: We have been with MYOB for over 25 years. Being a small business we couldn't afford there over priced subscription costs that they now push. I found Manager.io and haven't looked back. I would gladly pay the once of fee for the server version if STP and EMDUPE files are included.

Amazing

Aug 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, great support The guides are very helpful

Cons: Nothing at all to not like. It is also good to be able to use when not online

Overall: I find it very easy to understand and use.

Excellent, easy to use small business accounting platform

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to modify the actual platform itself to a simple ledger book style of accounting or more detailed.

Cons: Nothing. It is a very all encompassing accounting platform. I highly recommend it!

Overall: It is a very easy to use platform for basic or more complex bookkeeping. I love that you can modify it as needed to allow for as little or as much detail as you'd like. I already recommended it to two other small business owners I know who were struggling to find the right accounting platform for their businesses.

A Perfect Software for Small Business

Aug 10, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am in IT field Last 15 Years, I found this software is advanced and error free application.i always recommend this application for my circle.I am very confident about this application.

This software is very simple and easy to use especially at a glance you can see all your summary

Sep 02, 2015
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: the arrangement of transactions were in ascending order which difference from other accounting software . automatic print out with headings is not there.

Manager Accounting Free Software

Oct 14, 2014
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to use and intuitive. Much simpler than others I've tried. Has the odd glitch but Lubos is onto it and willing to implement suggestions.

give it a try.

Simple small business accounting software

Apr 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use. beautiful clear setup. flexibilty in setting up chart of accounts

Cons: not multicurrency.

no automated link to bank accounts.

Overall: I had trouble figuring out how to do my accounting until I found this app. Beautiful interface and extremely easy to set up in a way that makes perfect sense. Lots of built in help.

Recommendations to other buyers: can we have some f/x translation?

A great product

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Affordable (free)

Stable - all the features works as expected

Fully featured - not cut down. Has all the features you need.

Cons: No pre-configured localization for tax rates etc. This must be setup manually.

Overall: Very enjoyable experience.