[lug] Personal Financial Software?

Bob Collins bcollins at fpcc.net
Fri Dec 17 10:26:23 MST 2004

I have been using MoneyDance for some time.  Check it out at


Matt Thompson wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 00:10 -0700, David Morris wrote:
>>I'm looking for suggestions on Linux-based personal finance
>>software.  I used to use Quicken 2001 and it was adequate,
>>but Quicken 2004 has lots of bugs and its attitude of
>>"you're too stupid to know what you *really* want to do"
>>annoys me to the point that I'm not willing to use it.
>>What I'd really like to do is find a Linux alternative,
>>ideally something with the capability to publish selected
>>reports to the web and enter transactions from a web form
>>(but not necissarily edit them).
>>I've tested GnuCash, Moneydance, SQL-Ledger, Kapital, and
>>two others whose names I don't recall at the moment.  None
>>of them really come even remotely close to ideal though
>>GnuCash comes the closest except for its complete lack of
>>graphs, no overview type screen, and the fact that it needs
>>to constantly open new windows (which could be done better
>>using the existing tabs interface).
>>I have seriously considered writing my own package but doing
>>so is a non-trivial task and I already have several ongoing
>>projects I don't have enough time to finish.
>>Any suggestions other than the 
> Well, the ones I can think of that you haven't listed are MyBudget,
> Grisbi, Kurush, and the old-school CBB (the predecessor to Gnucash!).
> MyBudget is sort of an Abisource product, works well with Abiword and
> Gnumeric.  So, if you are used to those, it might be good.  Grisbi
> prints using LaTeX, so I give it points for that.
> None of them seem to be very "graphy" internally except CBB which
> produced gnuplot-like graphs if I remember right.
> The last one I can think of is MyPhpMoney but I have no PHP experience
> so I can't tell if it's good or not.
> Matt
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