QBO VS XERO: THE PROJECT

Keyboard Shortcuts

Jeri Murphy, Co-founder of WhichAddOn.com, Australia

16 September 2016

3rd Instalment in QBO vs XERO: THE PROJECT – [2 min read]

Shortcuts. We all love a shortcut even now and then! Anything to make our lives a little easier.

On Monday morning when I was setting up my first QBO file and connecting it to the ANZ bank feed (I’m pretty sure that was it)… I was asked to find my company ID so that ANZ knew which file to point my bank feeds to…

The way to do this was to hit CTRL + ALT + ?

And what did I find?

My Company ID and a heap of Keyboard Shortcuts for getting around QBO faster. Now all I have to do is remember that they are there… and I have to remember CTRL + ALT [or OPTION] + ? when I want to remember what they are.

I looked for the same in Xero as the only shortcuts I know of is the Quick Add or + menu in the top menu bar. Here’s what I found…

A post in the Xero community which says that’s it… but then I searched a little further because my brain was telling me I’d seen something somewhere before.

So here’s the run down:

1. I’ve already told you how to use the QBO shortcuts. They are easy to find even when you forget and easy to use.
2. Xero does have keyboard shortcuts (you can read more about them here: https://help.xero.com/int/XeroSearch_Shortcuts)

Quickbooks online keyboard shortcuts
Xero shortcuts
Xero keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

Both Xero and QBO have keyboard shortcuts. I found QBO’s easier to use and find if I forgot them.

I have to say it took me a little while to work out how to use Xero’s keyboard shortcuts but I think I am just so used to the way things are done normally that I wasn’t reading the

Have a go at using both Keyboard Shortcuts and let me know which one you prefer.

Over the next few weeks I’m going to sharing with you the QBO vs Xero Project. Most of the action will be over at my Jeri Murphy Facebook page with posts and livestreams. If you don’t want to miss it, best got on over there and like my Jeri Murphy page. 🙂

Remember,
Life is Better in the Cloud.
Jeri xx

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Xero Ecosystem Trainer at Ecosystem Expert Academy Pty Ltd
Jeri is passionate about helping business owners, accountants and bookkeepers save time running their business so they have more time to do what they love. With Xero and it's add-on network, Jeri specialises in providing all the training the business needs to use those solutions quickly and accurately.
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