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GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.
- Double Entry
- Checkbook-Style Register
- Scheduled Transactions
- Reports, Graphs
- Statement Reconciliation
- Income/Expense Account Types
- Small Business Accounting Features
- Multiple Currencies
- Stock/Mutual Fund Portfolios
- Online Stock & Mutual Fund Quotes
Data storage and exchange features
- Experimental database support
- QIF and OFX Import
- HBCI Support
- Transaction Finder
- Check Printing
- Mortgage & Loan Repayment Assistant
- User Manual and Help
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I have wanted to use this program for years but I have always found it lacking. I decided to try the newer versions for over a year now, current version is 2.6.19.
Pros: The user interface is rather clean and the developers seem to like playing with complex tools to try to further the application.
Cons: Being an open-source application it suffers from having developers not wanting to improve the more basic features. Nothing ever seems to get polished and leaves the user always wanting better. So I thought I would list my top 20 gripes:
I agree with most of these.
On topic #1, What is the necessity for a Payee? For example, if I made a purchase a Walmart; I would probably have an account such as Expenses: Retail. If I wanted to track at the retailer level, then I would create an account for Walmart and one for Target, two major retailers. Expenses:Retail:Walmart and Expenses:Retail:Target.
Would the Payee function to keep the account only at Retail and then let Walmart and Target be Payees?
I myself and trying to figure out the benefits or having or not having 'Payees' like KMyMoney(Categories/Payees) vs Gnucash(Accounts based).
If you're looking for something simple and easy to use to balance your bank account, this is NOT it. Messy and over-complex for home use.
I've been using GnuCash on Fedora, Ubuntu and the portable version on Windows 7 and Xp and i've nothing bad to say. Importing from banks work great once you learn how to use it better. Works with Banco do Brasil OFX export feature.
Eu uso o GnuCash no Fedora, Ubuntu e uso a versão portátil no Windows 7 e XP e não tenho o que reclamar. Importar de Bancos funciona muito bem uma vez que você aprende como se faz. Dá para usar os arquivos OFX exportados no banco do Brasil.
I tried a lot of other similar apps. But only this one is at least enough for controlling my bank operations. But still, it's not perfect. And it's pretty hard to learn this program to the max level.
This app is very user friendly with some great features. I'm starting my own business and I love this app.
Do you use the business capabilities? Do you use this for your personal finances as well?
It is nice, full of features, pretty easy.
Only bad things is that its hard to get a month view (its hard to know what money will be left at the end of the month as sometimes we get salary before the begining of the month etc)
In fact what other people say here is pretty right. It can be long to add all the records (to choose the "from" and the "to" accounts).
[Edited by philipili, April 24]
Powerful, requires learning some basics around double-entry bookkeeping, but that keeps you honest, too. Fitting your finances to the GnuCash model usually results in elegant decisions.
I have a question about using gnucash.
I wonder if gnucash is able to save all of item inventory and make a print out for invoice and others.
Thank you before.
Easy to use and detailed - one of the best apps I've used cross platform (cross platform is important to me - I use linux and Windows and prefer to have inter operability).
Fine if you don't use the software to download data from banks (I manually enter data - slower but more reliable and lets me assign spending to categories I want) - Portable GNUCash is a nice touch as well.
I installed it on my laptop with Windows XP Professional SP2, and it worked fine.
Then I installed it on my desktop PC, also with Windows XP Professional SP2. And it would never load, and would consume 50% of the CPU.
This is a known problems with it running in Windows, and removing / re-installing didn't solve it.
SOLUTION: copy program folder and configurations folder from Laptop to Desktop: now it runs fine on the desktop as well.
The problem now is that Gnu Cash, despite being very complete and a powerful software, uses > 200Mb HD space. it may be a complex program for a simple home user.