Grisbi

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Grisbi

A personnal accounting application with unlimited accounts and transactions

4

Our rating: 

4
License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Personal Finance Software

Pros & Cons:

Multiple accounts, categories and transactions; import and export; backup and archive; built-in scheduler and file encryption.
Cannot export to non-QIF and non-CSV formats; no real-time updating; no local help file, unrecoverable if user forgets password.

Our Review:

Grisbi is a GNU GPL open-source personal finance software that is fully-featured, and allows users' to create multiple, unlimited accounts, categories and reports.

The program's GUI is simple, attractive and easy to understand, but because of the lack of a local help file within the program, there is a steeper learning curve involved in learning all of the program's features and operations.

The program allows you to import from GnuCash, QIF, OFX and CSV; and export to QIF and CSV. It supports backup of files in case user system crashes; and archive of previous years' financial data to free up space and allow for smooth operation. It also has a built-in scheduler for planning of future payments, and allows for payments prior to scheduled dates and times.

The program is versatile for the most part in terms of its capabilities and format accommodations and supports encryption of files. Nonetheless, a user must be careful not to forget his or her password as it would mean losing all of the created financial data.

There's no real-time tracking or updating of financial information, but overall it's an excellent program, which I recommend to Gizmo's users.


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