Buddi

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.1.10
  • Total Downloads:
    6,431
  • Date Added:
    June 27, 2013
  • File Size:
    5.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Buddi is a finance management program that's poised with potential. Open source and free, it offers a cross-platform, extensible experience wrapped up in a simple tabbed interface. As they say in the money biz, it looks great on paper.

The app can create new accounts from four credit types--cash, checking, investment, and savings--and five debit types--credit card, liability, line of credit, loan, and prepaid account. People can create their own account types, too, and take brief notes on an account. Strangely, the notes don't seem to surface anywhere. Under the My Budget tab, you can add transactions under different default categories such as Salary, Auto, and Misc. Expenses, or you can create your own. To enter a new transaction, double-click on the account or budget category under which it has occurred. From there, preexisting accounts and transaction titles have automatically been added to the drop-down menus to accelerate the new transaction creation process. Buddi generates reports and pie charts on command by income, average income, expenses, and net worth.

This is a good start in terms of features, but the execution leaves much room for improvement. There's no context menu support, no drag-and-drop support, and the forced need to jump between tabs to see how expenses and income relates to specific accounts feels antiquated compared to newer financial management programs and Web sites. While we appreciate that Buddi supports plug-ins, including ones that provide CSV and QIF import and export, there's no native account importation or synchronization. Buddi's interface doesn't facilitate an intuitive-enough work flow to cut down on the immense effort that the lack of syncing will mandate from users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "Don't bother download"

    November 01, 2008   |   By fodderer

    Version: Buddi 3.2.2.4

    Pros

    Please enter at least 10 chjaracters? What the...

    Cons

    Not worht a penny, maybe for free. User UNfriendly interface, opens up too many windows; silly structure, looks like old VisualBasic programs from the WIn95 days.

    Summary

    Don't bother

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  • 1 stars

    "It was not good for me. "

    January 12, 2008   |   By Veritomata

    Version: Buddi 2.9.23

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    General
    Publisher Wyatt Olson
    Publisher web site http://buddi.sourceforge.net
    Release Date June 21, 2013
    Date Added June 27, 2013
    Version 3.4.1.10
    Category
    Category Productivity Software
    Subcategory Personal Finance Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements Java SE 5.0
    Download Information
    File Size 5.36MB
    File Name Buddi-3.4.1.10-Installer.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 6,431
    Downloads Last Week 7
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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