Looking for bookkeeping program that writes checks

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Sep 29 07:58:14 UTC 2015


You could take a look at GnuCash. A quick google suggests it can write 
cheques, but I've not tried that feature.


On 29/09/15 08:51, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a user who is currently using Windows XP.  Due to lots of 
> problems with viruses, malware, adware and her machine not running 
> well, we're trying to convince her to switch to Ubuntu MATE.  She 
> already uses Firefox for web browsing and Thunderbird for email.
> The problem is that she uses an ancient version of Quicken.  I think 
> it's Quicken 2000, but I'm not positive.  We're wondering if there is 
> a simple accounting/bookkeeping program like Quicken which is easy to 
> use.  It only needs to handle household expenses and bills, although 
> small business features would be a nice bonus.
> The major feature requirement which it must have is to be able to 
> write and print checks.  We are in the US.  Finding a bookkeeping 
> program is not that difficult, but apparently there isn't one which 
> will print checks.  I suggested using a LibreOffice template, but it 
> needs to be really simple. She does not like computers and thinks of 
> them only as a tool.  Coming from XP, she needs something that just 
> works with a click.  Therefore, I don't think requiring her to open a 
> separate program like LibreOffice will be a good option.  Is there 
> such a check writing program?
> Thank you all very much.  If we find something she likes, there will 
> hopefully be one more Ubuntu user.  Your suggestions are appreciated.

Tony Arnold, IT Security Analyst, University of Manchester.
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