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Although there is no version of the accounting software Tally for Mac there are still ways to run Tally on a Mac. Here we show you the different ways to use Tally on a Mac including MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Tally – also known as Tally ERP – is a popular accounting software which not only manages your accounts but also does year end accounts and tax filing all in one place.

These workarounds to use Tally on a Mac work for all versions of macOS including Monterey, Big Sur and Catalina for all variants of Tally including Tally ERP 7, Tally ERP 7.2, Tally 9 and more.

It also works for Tally Prime which also isn’t available for Mac.

Note that there’s no such thing as cracked version of Tally for Mac as there’s no Mac compatible version of Tally.

We also strongly recommend checking out these alternatives to Tally for Mac as we think it’s outdated and there’s better value accounting software for Mac than Tally on the market nowadays.

Here then are 4 ways to use Tally on a Mac:

1. Virtual Machine

tally on mac - virtual machine

Using a virtual machine such as Parallels allows you to run Windows and macOS at the same time. You can then run the Windows version of Tally switch between the two whenever you want.

Parallels is the best way to run Windows on a Mac and makes it easy to install Windows 10 on a Mac. It takes you through the entire setup process and makes it easy to use Windows only applications such as Tally anytime.

In fact, Parallels is the only way to run Windows on a Mac that is officially endorsed by Microsoft.

The great thing is that you don’t need a Windows license either as you can now run Windows on a Mac for free without an activation key unless you want to remove a small watermark and customize the look of Windows.

Parallels is also the best way to run Windows on the latest M1 Macs although it can only run the ARM version of Windows.

You can try Parallels for free to install and run Tally on a Mac.

You can also check out our full review of Parallels for Mac.

You can also read more about the best virtual machines for Mac here.


  • Allows you to switch between Tally and macOS instantly
  • Allows you to install other Windows apps on your Mac
  • Very easy to setup
  • Works with M1 Macs


  • Requires virtualization software
  • Requires large amount of free disk space

2. Boot Camp

tally for mac - boot camp

Boot Camp is a free utility in macOS which allows you to boot in either Windows or macOS. With Boot Camp you can install Windows 10 for free.

When you install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp, you can then run the Windows version of Tally on your Mac.

To install Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp, we recommend:

You can find full instructions how to install Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp here.

Note that Boot Camp is not available on M1 chip Macs as it only supports Macs with Intel chips.


  • Runs Windows faster and more efficiently than virtualization
  • Allows you to install other Windows apps on your Mac
  • Doesn’t require any extra software


  • More complicated to setup than virtualization software
  • Requires large amount of free disk space
  • Boot Camp not available on M1 chip Macs

3. Crossover

Crossover is a mix between emulation and virtualization software that allows you to run certain Windows applications and games on a Mac.

Setting up Crossover isn’t as easy as using virtualization software like Parallels or even Boot Camp but you can install Tally on a Mac using Crossover.

Crossover doesn’t require installing Windows on your Mac but it’s tricky to setup properly and often breaks when new versions of Tally are released.

Crossover also doesn’t run Tally on Apple Silicon M1 Macs with Monterey yet.

You can try a free trial of Crossover to test it for yourself.


  • Emulates Windows without actually installing it


  • Tricky to setup properly
  • May stop working when new versions of Tally are released
  • Requires purchasing Crossover
  • Not compatible with M1 Macs running Monterey

4. Tally Cloud

tally cloud

Tally Cloud is the online version of Tally and can be used on any platform including macOS. Tally ERP works in any browser on a Mac and includes all the features of the desktop version of Tally on Windows.

Features of Tally Cloud include:

  • Access from anywhere
  • Highly encrypted data connections
  • Scalable as you company grows
  • Remote printing
  • Remote Access control
  • Automatic data backups

If you’re a student or teacher, you can also use the educational version of Tally for free.

You can find more details on Tally Cloud here.


  • Allows you to use most features of Tally on a Mac
  • Nothing to install
  • Does not slow down your Mac in any way
  • Can be used on mobile too
  • Be up and running in minutes


  • Not all Windows desktop features available

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5 Responses

  1. Manish

    In Cons for Crossover you need to mention that its still not working for acs with M1 chip, even after the new update. Finally i got it working with Parallels.

  2. Manish Kothari

    I bought Crossover for my new iMac 24 running on m1 chip, hoping that it will work for Tally 9. However it didn’t work despite many tries. Someone has posted a video on YouTube showing that Tally works on MacOS Monterey using Crossover, however he has failed to mention it won’t work on Macs running on the M1 chip.
    If anyone finds a fix to get Tally working on M1 macs, please post here. Thanks.

  3. Anish

    In your article you saying that tally cloud runs all windows features on macOS and then in Cons you say it doesnt use all features on like normal windows tally
    Arent both contradicting totally?


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