Corona, the Mac OS X application for managing a checking account dedicated to a cash-basis business, has been updated to version 1.9.4.
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“Corona has evolved into a full-featured and useful accounting software for Macintosh since its original introduction as a simple check register in June 2001,” the program’s author R. Charles Flickinger told MacCentral. “Version 1.9.4 introduces accounting and reporting for sales tax, making the software a much more valuable tool for managing accounting tasks for business.”
Corona’s files can be opened by any common spreadsheet software that imports tab-delimited data. Corona can also open exported information from spreadsheets and databases, a feature designed to make transaction data easy to share between software applications.
For record keeping, Corona facilitates transaction entry and bank reconcilement, it helps you find items in the transaction data, and quickly gleans monthly detail by account. Corona also provides monthly or total reports for income and trial balance. All of the application’s queries and reports can be printed or saved as files on disk.
“Corona’s implementation allows for recognition of both taxable and non-taxable sales and services. Invoices calculate sales tax related to taxable sales,” Flickinger said. “The sales tax report provides monthly or quarterly totals, and supporting transaction detail.”
A new Price List has been incorporated into Corona invoices. Products and prices can be dragged from the price list and dropped to the invoice window to enter them into the form. Together with new “drag and drop” accounts from the account chart, and the integrated address index for selecting customers, creating an invoice with Corona is practically “keyless,” Flickinger said.
As of version 1.9.4, Corona’s form letters now have a new Format panel for applying font, style, size and color to selected text in correspondence. The ability to manage addresses into groups makes correspondence with customers much simpler and more targeted, Flickinger said.
“Corona provides a check register, invoicing, cash sales, payroll and general entry for business transactions,” he added. “The user interface takes advantage of popup controls for selecting names and accounts, expandable views with adjustable font size, and delivers a full complement of payroll and financial reports that includes a unique dynamic budget.”
All upgrades to Corona are no-cost to registered customers. The online version is offered as a 30-day evaluation; registered versions are US$64.95 each,
direct from the developer.