Alternative to GNUCash (Personal)

Jaime Davila jdavila at
Fri Nov 17 15:04:00 UTC 2006

Scott wrote:
> Chris spake thusly on 11/16/2006 01:52 PM:
>>> I've never tried grisbi. I tried gnucash and kmymoney, and chose
>>> kmymoney 'cause it was easier to use. There are some more complex stuff
>>> that gnucash can handle better, but it's the type of thing I wouldn't
>>> use. So, I went with the simplest one that did everything I needed.
>> Does kmymoney allow you to connect to your bank and download transaction
>> information?  From looking at the manual, it doesn't look like that is a
>> feature. 
> Per the manual "This version of KMyMoney does not support the ability to
> contact your bank directly to obtain statements or make payments.
> However, Martin Preuss has created a program called AqBanking to do this
> for you. It includes a plugin which integrates seamlessly with KMyMoney.
> Please visit the AqBanking site for more details."
> There are a bunch of packages related to aqbanking in the Ubuntu archive.

I would add that, while I have never used kmymoney (or any other 
financial software) to connect directly to my bank (I'm not even sure 
what that means), most financial institutions allow you to save 
information into quicken compatible files, which you can then import 
into kmymoney.


Jaime J. Davila
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Hampshire College
School of Cognitive Science
jdavila at hampshire dot edu

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