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GnuCash

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...

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  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Android Tablet
  • BSD
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Avg rating of 3.5 (15)| 20 comments

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GnuCash Features

  1.  Privacy focusedGnuCash is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  PortableGnuCash can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

GnuCash information

  • Developed byThe GnuCash Project
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5 (15 ratings)
  • Alternatives258 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 20 comments and reviews about GnuCash, and it has gotten 357 likes

GnuCash was added to AlternativeTo by ankylo on and this page was last updated . GnuCash is sometimes referred to as Gnu Cash.

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bgh251f2
  
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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.

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olegsobakin
  
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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.

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endolith
  
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  • Interface is pretty clunky, especially on Windows.
  • Lots of tedious clicking and mousing required.
  • Claims that it's going to detect duplicates, but then doesn't.
  • Can't import more than one QIF file at a time. You have to manually type the account name and click 6 places for every single file, and the file order in the file chooser reverts each time so they're not in order.
  • Categories are called "accounts"?
  • 5 clicks to assign a category to a transaction. Every. Single. Transaction.
  • And if you try to type the category: "The account Dining does not exist. Would you like to create it?" NO I WANT YOU TO USE "Expenses:Dining", STUPID. I have to type in the whole thing each time? I should be able to type "din" and press enter because you understand what I mean and have highlighted "Expenses:Dining".
  • I can't assign a category to every transaction with a specific company? I have to manually edit every single one? I should be able to assign categories by search keyword or just by selecting a bunch of transactions and editing them all at once.
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Logician

This "top negative comment" is 11 years old. OK, I'm going to bite the bullet and try the app and report back on these issues.

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Logician

And this app is mis-categorized! It shouldn't be under Home/Backup & Sync!

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Logician

It should be under Business & Commerce, with Quicken and Mint.

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Tyrand
  
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You are forced to use Sunday as the start of the week.

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Korwin
  
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Help on the application: “a simple accounting program”. Knowledge of accounting by the user is required. "GnuCash is easy to learn" is not true for those who do not know accounting and its terminology. Site without Russian language. Wiki too. Folder with installed application - 8590 (!) files. "If you are just starting (...) try to control your checkbook with it" - has anyone in Russia seen a checkbook live? "Then you might decide to track your out-of-pocket and credit card spending" - why a credit card and not, for example, a debit card? "Did you buy a car or a house? GnuCash will help you plan investments and track loan repayments" - i.e. does buying a car involve a mandatory loan?.. In short, it is impossible to understand the application without help on it, but it is also impossible to read a disgustingly written manual.

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Korwin
  
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The application is useless for those who do not know accounting, and for Russian-speaking users who do not speak accounting English. Because the translation of the help system into Russian is only 15% complete. And this is not an accounting textbook.

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jhertel
  
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The developers seem to have a deeply naive understanding of user experience: They require you to use the mouse instead of accelerator keys, and uses non-standard ways of selecting files (why not just use the operating system's built-in file picker? Why do I have to click my way to a file through a deep folder hierarchy if I have the whole path already on the clipboard, ready to paste?). Use standards, for God's sake, and don't reinvent the wheel – even in a much worse way than the standard. Using this program is just deeply frustrating for power users (and probably other users too, but they might just blame themselves). I have tried to give it a chance several times over many years and each time had to give up in frustration due to the needlessly dysfunctional user interface.

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