Looking for bookkeeping program that writes checks

Barry Premeaux bpremeaux at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 10:36:42 UTC 2015

You should look at Moneydance. It's java based and they have Ubuntu
version. I have used it on Linux for several years now. Only drawback is
that it is not free. You can run the limited version to try it out. That is
free. You will find it at www.moneydance.com.
On Sep 29, 2015 1:46 AM, "Colin Law" <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29 September 2015 at 09:24, Tony Baechler <bats at batsupport.com> wrote:
> > On 9/29/2015 12:58 AM, Tony Arnold wrote:
> >>
> >> Tony,
> >>
> >> You could take a look at GnuCash. A quick google suggests it can write
> >> cheques, but I've not tried that feature.
> >
> >
> > Yes, but is it simple to use?  I had two people try it and they both said
> > it's confusing, but I haven't used it.  Also, the package description
> does
> > not mention this feature.  It says it imports QIF files, but doesn't say
> if
> > it supports a really ancient version of Quicken or not.  I'm not ruling
> out
> > your suggestion, but I want to make sure it's either really simple to
> use or
> > similar enough to Quicken to avoid much of a learning curve.
> Read the concepts guide and tutorial and decide for yourself.  It does
> require understanding of the concepts of double entry bookkeeping but
> any accounts package should require that.  In quicken they used the
> concept of Category to represent the second side of each transaction
> rather than expense accounts, but the difference is small.
> Certainly if you want small business features then you must use double
> entry accounting.
> Colin
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