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We also strongly recommend checking out these alternatives to Tally for Mac as we think it’s outdated and there’s better value accounting software for Mac than Tally on the market nowadays.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

The great thing is that you don’t need a Windows license either as you can now run Windows 10 on a Mac for free without an activation key unless you want to remove a small watermark and customize the look of Windows.

Note that Parallels is currently not compatible with M1 chip Macs yet but a beta version is currently being tested on it.

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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Requires virtualization software
  • Requires large amount of free disk space
  • Not compatible with M1 chip Macs yet

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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • 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.

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

Pros:

  • Emulates Windows without actually installing it

Cons:

  • Tricky to setup properly
  • May stop working when new versions of Tally are released
  • Requires purchasing Crossover

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.

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • Not all Windows desktop features available

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