How to Install Tally on Apple Mac Using WineBottler?

Written By Tej Pratap Shukla
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Published On September 24th, 2022
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This blog comprises a complete method that lets you know how to use Tally accounting software on the Mac platform using the application WineBottler. Thus the users who want to manage their accounting data on Apple MacBook Air or Pro should read this article.

The Tally ERP is meant for Windows desktops only. There is no official version of Tally accounting software for the Mac platform. Therefore, to install Tally on Apple Mac, we need to application like WineBottler.

Wine is a translation layer that allows Windows-based programs to run on Mac systems. You dont’ have to use virtualizers, emulators – WineBottler directly runs Windows applications by translating all the Windows call into OS X calls.

Steps to Install Tally.ERP 9 on Mac Using WineBottler

The complete procedure performed on Mac OS X Yosemite and comprises of multiple steps. Make sure each step executes properly. Else you will face trouble during the installation of Tally ERP.

Note: WINE doesn’t support the Mac OS Catalina environment. It cannot be opened on Catalina by the WineBottler application. In such a situation either go with Tally hosting on cloud or Parallels.

  1. Download the WineBottler that is suitable for your Mac version.
  2. Afterward, you need to download the Tally from its official website.
  3. In your Mac, opt for System Preferences >> Security & Privacy.
  4. Click on the Authenticating option. Provide your Admin password and validate it.
  5. In the next window, opt the radio button corresponding to “Anywhere” under the section of Allow apps downloaded from and close the current window.
  6. Open the downloaded file of WineBottler.
  7. Copy the both – Wine & WineBottler to the Applications folder. After this step, you do not required the WineBottler installer.
  8. Now make a new folder on your Mac to keep the Tally files.
  9. To open Tally, click on its installer and choose “Convert to simple OS X Application with WineBottler”.
  10. In the subsequent window, make sure that “This is the installer, execute it” is selected prior to clicking ontheInstall button.
  11. You will get a Tally installer on the screen. Delete it and open the Tally folder which was created initially and find Tally.exe there.
  12. Time to open the Tally accounting software and go with the option “This is the program, copy it and all files that are in the same folder”. Further, click on Install.
  13. At last, Tally.ERP 9 is ready to use on Mac software.

Issues With WineBottler to Run Tally on Mac

  • Installation and Configuration is quite difficult
  • Newer edition of Tally are not compatible with Wine.
  • Not all the application are compatible with Wine, some application behaves erratically.
  • Wine application is not supported by Mac OS Catalina, as Wine is a 32-bit application.

Alternative Of WineBottler To Run Tally on Apple Mac

The best alternative of Wine is to run Tally ERP/Prime on Cloud platform. It helps user to access tally fastely from Mac, Windows or any other OS. Moreover, you don’t have to download or install any third-party application on your system to access Tally remotely.

Might be Tally on cloud is a new term for many users. However, it is not a new technology, many enterprises are using it to make their financial and accounting operation smooth & facile. In this technique, the tally software will be hosted on cloud server, you just need Tally license to access your tally data. Rest of the work is taken care by Tally on Cloud service provider.

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Advantage of Using Tally on Cloud

  • Doesn’t require installation of third-party application
  • Protection from Virus and Malware
  • Access data from remote location
  • Works indepent of the Operating System.
  • Easily to backup Tally data on secure server.
  • Doesn’t slow down your Mac or other OS

Final Note!!

Tally is a prominent ERP in the world of accounting worldwide. However, the Windows platform dependency makes it difficult to use the Tally on any other platform like Mac. Therefore, we have discussed the complete method along with steps that let you know how to install Tally on Mac using WineBottler in this blog. If in case, you are struggling with access Tally on Mac, then you can install it on Cloud. And, take the benefits of cloud plaform to make your work smoother.


By Tej Pratap Shukla

A versatile technocrat, always in the search for new and interesting areas related to technology. Works on multiple technical problems faced by users frequently. Provides the user-friendly solutions to deal with numerous technical issues.