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[News] Review of HomeBank (Financial Application) for GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Review of HomeBank (Financial Application) for GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 09:33:02 +0000
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Manage your money in Linux with HomeBank

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| For many Linux users one area where Linux 
| needs some improvement is money management. 
| Yes there is the very powerful GnuCash (check 
| out GnuCash in my article âGnuCash: Open 
| source Accounting/Financing goodnessâ). But 
| many users find GnuCash to be too much power 
| for what they need. There is also the slick 
| KMyMoney, but that depends upon KDE. So what 
| do the non-power, non-KDE users have? One 
| option is HomeBank. 



Digitalizing My Personal Finances on Linux

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| So I looked at GNUcash, which I remember playing with back in my early
| induction into the Linux community. GNUcash is much more complex then
| HomeBank and would be an excellent alternative to proprietary paid financial
| managers.


Get started with HomeBank

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| With HomeBank you can automate recurring transactions, set reminders for
| future transactions, assess your future account balance so you can plan your
| spending sprees and manage your expenses expertly. You see, we work hard for
| our pay cheques - well, some of us work harder than others - and we spend
| money on groceries, utilities and, ahem, fun Fridays. But keeping track of
| what's coming in, when the bills are due and how much is left after the
| recurring monthly expenses is not something that many of us make the effort
| to do. It's time-consuming and boring and there's always that episode of 24
| that you'd rather be watching.


GnuCash, for Personal and Business Finance, Out in New Version

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| These days, we're all watching our funds closely, and if you want a little
| help from the world of open source, GnuCash is out in a brand new version
| 2.2.8. This is one of the long-standing FOSS finance management applications,
| as useful for individuals as it is for small businesses who want to use it
| for accounting tasks and the like. Like QuickBooks and other proprietary
| products, it includes a checkbook-style register, follows generally accepted
| accounting principles, and produces particularly detailed reports. Here's
| what you'll find under the hood.


Chandler 1.0, the open source PIM

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| If that leaves you only fractionally less in the dark, here's some
| background: Chandler is a cross-platform, open source Personal Information
| Manager (PIM), and project of the Open Source Applications Foundation. The
| vision behind Chandler and the OSAF is that of Mitch Kapoor, designer of the
| original "killer app" for the PC generation, Lotus 1-2-3.


Manage Your Finances With GNUCash

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| Hackers might like to think that the most important programs on their
| computer is an editor, programming language, or even a Web browser with the
| latest plugins. But for many people, a computer is nothing more than a tool,
| something that they use to write letters, perform calculations, and create
| presentations. Even if Linux were the most user-friendly operating system on
| the planet, but if it weren't for the OpenOffice productivity suite, no one
| would ever use it


If You Knew Cash Like GnuCash Knows Cash

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| One of the final frontiers for users, and open source programmers, is the
| dark realm of the financial application. Plenty of office suites, customer
| relationship managers, IDEs, and various groupware packages abound, but a
| dearth of solid and usable financial programs are available. GnuCash fills
| the void of a financial package for Linux users but GnuCash, contrary to what
| some believe, will not replace Quickbooks although it does have some very
| advanced features. It is more of a competitor with Microsoft Money or Quicken
| for personal account or small business accounting. It may fill the need,
| however, for a large number of you who feel stuck with a Windows-only
| financial application solution.


Shareware Report: GNU money versus old

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| GnuCash has enough financial bells and whistles to compete with the best
| commercial packages. Based on commercial accounting principles, its features
| include double entry, accounting, stock/bond/mutual fund accounts, and the
| ability to import files in the QIF, OFX and HBCI file formats.
| As technical writers, we were impressed with the accompanying (and extremely
| helpful) Tutorial and Concepts Guide.

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