Download and install the SDK

The current version of the Desktop SDK is 13.0.

As an alternative to Intuit’s SDK, there are third-party development tools, most of which enable you to integrate an application and QuickBooks without working with the QuickBooks SDK. For more information, see Third-party tools.

Downloading the installer

The Desktop SDK is a self-extracting installer of approximately 76.8MB. You must be logged in to your Intuit Developer account before you can download the installer or merge modules. If you are not logged in, you will be redirected to the sign-on page.

  1. To download the Desktop SDK, click this link: Desktop SDK 13.0 Installer.
  2. If the file does not download, seek answers at Developer Support for Desktop SDK v13.0.

Running the installer

  1. If you installed a Beta release, please uninstall it before installing Desktop SDK 13.0.
  2. Double-click the downloaded installer.
  3. To review the components of the installed SDK, Desktop SDK components.

Next steps

Next up, run through the basic steps of using the SDK with the SDKTestPlus3.