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Want to try Goldenseal small business software, before you buy?

  1. Download the demo program and the manuals.
  2. If you want to start using Goldenseal for your own company, download a starter file.
  3. If you have any questions, call our tech line at 607 220-4514 (M-F 9-6 EST) or email to support@turtlesoft.com. Remember, after you buy Goldenseal, you still get free, lifetime support!

NOTE-- Most of the demo files and manuals are compressed for faster downloading. Click here for unzipping instructions for Windows or Macintosh.

Goldenseal Program Downloads

The Goldenseal Demo is the full multi-user version of Goldenseal business software with one limitation-- you can only enter 50 records in any type of account or transaction.  Otherwise it's exactly the same as what you buy.

The demo includes a Sample Company File** with data for a fake company, so it's easier to see how Goldenseal works.

Windows Demo For Win 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Macintosh Demo For Mac OS X with Intel processor*

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Goldenseal software demo.

* If you have a older Mac with a Power PC chip, download the Mac PPC Demo instead.

** You can also download the Sample Company File separately.

Goldenseal Manuals

Instruction manuals in Adobe Reader format, for Goldenseal estimating software and accounting software.

NOTE-- when you buy Goldenseal, we provide the Getting Started manuals in printed book format.

Basics for Macintosh Goldenseal Basics
Basics for Windows Goldenseal Basics
Accounting Manual Accounting Startup
Multi-User Manual Multi-User Instructions

NOTE-- The manuals are now compressed as zip files, so you'll need to decompress them before you can use them. If your browser doesn't automatically decompress the files, use WinZip (Windows) or Stuffit Expander (Macintosh) to expand them, then open them with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Starter Files

These are blank Goldenseal files that are set up for specific types of businesses. Use one of these when you are ready to start using Goldenseal to run your own company. The starter files include estimating unit costs, category setup, and other basic info for each type of business.

Starter File
Designed For
Windows
Mac
Info
Architect Starter Architects
Construction Starter Builders, remodelers
Developer Starter Project developers
Drywall Starter Drywall, plaster, stucco
Framing Starter Framing contractors
Metric Starter Metric construction

Paint Starter

Painting contractors
Property Mgmt Starter Rental property owners
Retail Starter Retail businesses
Service Biz Starter Service businesses

HINT-- Any data that you enter with the Goldenseal demo can also be used with the full program.

If you have problems with the download, click for Windows or Macintosh download help.

Windows Demo

Goldenseal for Windows (5,300 K file size)
Instructions-- download the installer to your C: drive, and then double-click on the GSDemo installer.
Goldenseal requires QuickTime (available as a free download, if you don't already have it). For more about QuickTime, click here.
Goldenseal runs on Windows 98 and newer (including Win 98, NT, ME, 200, XP, Vista, 7 and 8).

Macintosh Demo for OS X

Goldenseal for Macintosh OS X with Intel processor (9,800 K file size)
Instructions-- download the installer file, and open it with Stuffit Expander, ZipIt or another decompression utility. If you are having problems unstuffing the file, click here for help.
Goldenseal runs native on Mac OS X.

HINT-- If you have a older Mac with a Power PC chip, download the Mac PPC Demo instead. For ancient versions of Macintosh, click for Mac OS 8 & 9 help.

Getting Started Basics Manual (Macintosh)

A step by step guide to Goldenseal's basic features for Macintosh computers. It covers general business management, estimating and project management (1,800 K file size). Click here to download the Macintosh Estimating manual, then save it to your hard drive.

If your brower doesn't automatically decompress the file, you'll need to decompress it.

You'll need Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to read the manual. Once Acrobat has opened the entire manual, you can read it, or save it on your hard drive.

HINT-- All versions of Goldenseal include a printed version of this manual. You can also view the estimating manual as online web pages.

Getting Started Basics Manual (Windows)

A step by step guide to Goldenseal's basic features for Microsoft Windows (Win 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP). It covers general business management, estimating and project management (1,800 K file size). Click here to download the Windows Estimating manual, then save it to your hard drive.

If your brower doesn't automatically decompress the file, you'll need to decompress it.

You'll need Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to read the manual. Once Acrobat has opened the entire manual, you can read it, or save it on your hard drive.

HINT-- All versions of Goldenseal include a printed version of this manual. You can also view the estimating manual as online web pages.

Getting Started with Accounting Manual

A step by step guide to accounting, payroll, and job cost features in the Goldenseal software (2,000 K file size). Click here to download the Accounting software manual, then save it to your hard drive.

If your brower doesn't automatically decompress the file, you'll need to decompress it.

You'll need Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to read the manual. Once Acrobat has opened the entire manual, you can read it, or save it on your hard drive.

HINT-- The full Goldenseal program includes a printed version of this manual. You can also view the accounting manual as online web pages.

Multi-User Manual

A step by step guide to using Goldenseal on a network (450 K file size). Click here to download the Multiuser software manual, then save it to your hard drive..

You'll need Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to read the manual. Once Acrobat has opened the entire manual, you can read it, or save it on your hard drive.

HINT-- Goldenseal multi-user includes a printed version of this manual.

The Getting Started manual is now available as web documents-- click here .

Reference Manual

A set of web browser documents that covers all parts of Goldenseal (3,600 K file size). To download the file, click here.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Use your web browser to view the reference manual.

The full Goldenseal program includes the latest version of this manual on CD.
You can also view the reference manual directly from your browser without downloading it-- click here.

Architect Starter File

A Goldenseal file that includes construction unit costs, and category systems for managing construction projects and running an architectural practice.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Construction Starter File

A Goldenseal file that includes construction unit costs and category systems for new construction and remodeling. It is construction estimating software and construction accounting software for home builders, remodelers and general contractors.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Developer Starter File

A Goldenseal file for property developers. It includes construction unit costs and category systems for building, selling and managing properties.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Drywall Starter File

A Goldenseal file for drywall contractors, plasterers and stucco installers. It includes unit costs and category systems for drywall hanging, taping, plaster and stucco work.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Framing Starter File

A Goldenseal file for framing contractors. It includes unit costs and category systems for wood and metal framing.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Metric Starter File

A Goldenseal file for construction outside the US. It includes dimensions and unit costs based on metric measurements.

NOTE-- Material prices are based on calculated Canadian pricing for metric quantities. In other countries you can either enter local prices in local currency, or use the adjustment % in estimates to adapt the prices to your own currency value.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Paint Starter File

A Goldenseal file for painting contractors. It includes unit costs and category systems for painting, along with some drywall and taping costs.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Property Manager Starter File

A Goldenseal file for property managers and owners of rental properties. It includes unit costs for rental unit repairs.

NOTE-- If you plan to do new construction or extensive remodeling, use the Developer Starter File instead. It includes more construction unit costs.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Retail Starter File

A Goldenseal file for retail businesses. It includes cost categories for a small retail business.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Service Business Starter File

A Goldenseal file for service businesses. It includes cost categories for a small service business.

Instructions-- download the files to your hard drive, and then use WinZip, Stuffit Expander or another decompression utility to open the file.

Quickbooks Conversion

Goldenseal now includes a translator that imports Quickbooks accounts and lists. For more about the switch from Quickbooks to Goldenseal, click here.

US and Canada Payroll

Goldenseal includes state and federal withholding tables for all US states and Canadian provinces. To download the latest tax tables, click here.

 


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