I would like to take you through this article to answer the most common question about QuickBooks. You may ask what is the differences between The QuickBooks Desktop vs online version. In this article, I am going to show you a few of the advantages and disadvantages of each QuickBooks version. You might know that QuickBooks Desktop is the software that you purchase, and install on your local computer. So, this is something that compatible with the PC or a Mac. But again, you must purchase the software and install it on your computer.