By the end of 2018, Intuit’s QuickBooks Online (QBO) surpassed 3 million users. Small business owners apparently desire live access to their accounting information from this cloud-based service.

A market that size certainly attracts the interest of app makers. Intuit lists thousands of software applications in their marketplace.

We thought we’d provide a guide to some of the more popular apps that sync well with QuickBooks Online.


With a 4.8 star rating in the Intuit app center, Method:CRM is a customer relationship management (CRM) tool that integrates communications and activities (such as leads, sales, and financial data) to employees, vendors, customers and prospects all from one platform.

Monthly subscriptions start at $25 per user. Method:CRM offers a free 30-day trial period.

TSheets Time Tracking

With a 4.9 star rating in the Intuit app center, TSheets integrates employee time tracking directly inside QBO. Employees can clock in from various devices including their smartphone, computer and time clock kiosk. Time can also be tracked against job/project codes—a useful feature for businesses working with multiple clients.

The app is free for one user. For multiple users, pay plans start at $20 per month plus $5 per additional users.


With a 4.5 star rating in the Intuit app center, Expensify seamlessly integrates with QBO to track receipts, mileage, expenses, and credit card transactions. A handy feature is Expensify’s ability to read merchant name, date and amounts of receipts with just a snap a photo from your smartphone.

Monthly subscriptions start at $5 per user per month.

Business Payments

With a 4.8 star rating in the Intuit app center, Business Payments syncs transactions from PayPal and Strip with QBO. This allows small businesses to automatically track invoice payments, single payments, ongoing payments, shopping cart payments, refunds, and expenses associated with the payment platform.

Monthly subscriptions are free for up to 50 transactions and start at $9 per month for up to 500 transactions.

Bill Pay

With a 4.5 star rating in the Intuit app center, Bill Pay allows small businesses to pay bills from vendors and contractors directly from QBO with a single click—saving time on double data entries.

There are no monthly subscription fees to use Bill Pay. Transactions are $0.99 per ACH and $1.99 per check.

Customize Your QuickBooks Online to Fit Your Business Requirements

Intuit has made QBO scalable to provide customized solutions for small businesses of all types and sizes. Business owners looking to streamline their activities should look into how these apps and others can extend the functionality of this powerful online accounting tool.

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