Looking for bookkeeping program that writes checks

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 30 05:21:54 UTC 2015

On 9/29/2015 1:24 AM, Tony Baechler 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.

GnuCash is excellent (I use it regularly), but I think it has a steeper
learning curve than Quicken. If your user has some Quickbooks
experience, GnuCash will be a perfect fit. It also does an nice job at
check/cheque printing:


For a more home user friendly package, have a look at HomeBank:


It is available for linux and Windows:
so you can test/use in either. However, I do not know if HomeBank has a
check/cheque printing option, so you'll need to try it out for yourself.
For Ubuntu I recommend using the PPA version (follow the instructions on
the download page) rather than the repo version which is currently at
4.x vs the 5.x version from the PPA.
 The PPA will also update your GnuCash to the latest version as well.

 Note: you can also install GnuCash in Windows as well:

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