QuickBooks 2013 received numerous changes in appearance and not all were popular with users. In another blog post, I discussed several of the changes in appearance and I shared poll results of people’s opinions of the changes. Many people commented here, in my Linkedin Group, in the Intuit Community Forums and elsewhere about things they did not like in QuickBooks 2013.
Intuit has listened to the feedback from users and made some changes in the R4 update for QuickBooks 2013. According to Kim Amsbaugh, Accountant Communications and Media Relations for Intuit: “Adding these enhancements and ability to set these visual preferences certainly reflects the feedback we heard from small business and accounting customers. One of our goals as a company is to provide “awesome” products (yes, we use the word “awesome”) and one way to do that is to listen to customer feedback and input, which we do extensively during product development as well as incorporate via updates after launch.”
Here’s a quick video I made showing how to change the color of the top icon bar, add a colored flag to the title bar, and Windows 8 compatibility with QuickBooks 2013.
As I indicate in the video, right now you can manually download the R4 update. Here’s the link http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/Support/ProductUpdates.aspx
It should be an automatic update (i.e. QuickBooks will prompt you to update) next week (about Dec. 12, 2012).