I am not an accountant, rather the (probably typical) small business owner who has to deal with accounting as part of the daily survival training. I've used two different accounting softwares under Windows before, barely avoiding two nervous breakdowns. The fact that I'm a native German but now dealing with an Asian environment (= English terms) doesn't help, either.
So then, Corona per download, test period -- jeeez, even I can read and understand the manual, enter data, and get results! Well, close enough to results: naturally, I'm entering some crap, and the results are accordingly. Who to blame.
Still, something else feels odd, and since I read elsewhere in reviews for older versions the the developer is responsive and helpful, there goes my mail to Charles, the developer. A few long (!) mails from him later, and I'm running perfectly well! Charles has even offered connecting via Skype, which I feel would now be only stealing his time... as I can't hug him via Skype anyway...
No, you must not live with compromises or - worse - run Windows for your accounting. Corona is dead simple, straight forward, reliable, and offers more bangs and whistles than I will ever require. With version 3.5 being very near, I'm sure Corona will be the crown jewel among other accounting programs, and at the price it's a steal. I can't wait to see the amount in my ledger soon, it'll even be tax deductible, haha!
And the developer... "responsive" is a major understatement! If more developers were like him, IT world would be a much better place! And my old accounting trauma has finally come to a happy end! Thank you, Charles!
P.S.: Neither is the developer a relative of mine, nor a personal friend or similar, nor am I getting paid or any perks for this review. However, one would want people like Charles as neighbors.