Mention this topic in any number of online forums and many people will immediately respond passionately describing why one version is better than another.
The desktop users will describe their dislike for the online version with its reduced functionalities and describe how working on a local file is more secure. The online users will explain why those still on desktop are backwards, resistant to change, and missing the opportunity for mobility in accessing their financials.
The underlying reality of these passionate discussions is that “one size does not fit all”. In other words, users should continue to choose the application version that best works for their specific needs. By defining their specific needs and preferences, a user can easily begin to focus on which option works best regardless of what other people or software providers say. If all else fails, they can also talk with individuals that specialize in accounting software such as the QuickBooks Pro Advisor network.
At the end of the day, it is your right to choose what works best for you.