Looking for bookkeeping program that writes checks

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 10:39:40 UTC 2015


On 29 September 2015 at 09:45, 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.

Also GnuCash has an excellent support mailing list
https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user

Colin



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