Important: If you currently only need access to QB 2016 or earlier data you do not need to purchase a Direct Mode license.
Qxtender includes Direct Mode access (in which data is retrieved directly from QB company data) to QB 2016 and earlier free of charge. Direct Mode access to QB 2017 & Later data must be added to Qxtender by purchasing a Direct Mode license here.
When you purchase a Direct Mode license, it provides access to all supported versions of QB up to and including the version licensed.
Direct Mode is comprised of QB Integrated Application and QB Application Controller Data Modes. (Not all Plugins currently support both Direct Modes. Please demo your Plugin(s) and ensure it suits your needs before purchasing a Direct Mode license).
This license applies to Qxtender -- not each Plugin. In other words, you do not need to purchase a Direct Mode license for each Plugin. Also, it is not a time-limited or annual license. For instance, if you use QB 2021 for the next 3 years, this license will cover the entire period. You only need to upgrade when you need access to data files produced by the newer versions of QB.
Note that Plugins are licensed separately, and if you are purchasing a Direct Mode license you will also need to purchase separate licenses for any Plugins that you use (once their trial period expires). We understand that this can be a bit confusing, but since upgrade cycles for Direct Mode are tied to QB versions, while Plugin paid upgrades are based on significant functionality changes, this saves our users money in the long run.
To obtain a QB Direct Mode license, first update Qxtender using its integrated Online Update utility, or download and install the current Qxtender installer from the downloads section on this website. Then choose a payment option below.
After the completion of your purchase transaction at PayPal you will receive 2 emails -- a payment confirmation from PayPal, and an email from Qtools Software with your newly issued License Name & Key. Run Qxtender and select the "Upgrade Direct Mode License" item on the Help menu. Enter the Name & Key and click the "Activate" button.
Your license key should arrive within 10 minutes of ordering. Contact our support email address if you do not receive it within 30 minutes.
Also, you are not required to have a PayPal account in order to place an order through PayPal. When you reach the PayPal ordering page just click the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button. If you have any difficulties ordering through PayPal, please email our support email address and we will make other arrangements.