GnuCash

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.4
  • Total Downloads:
    51,998
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Although users with a solid grasp of financial management basics will get the most from this freeware program, GnuCash proved to be a capable tool for personal and small business accounting.

This freeware program's interface is bland but functional, and presents itself in a way that will be familiar to users who do their banking online. Various holdings (anything from checking accounts, to CDs, stocks and any other form of investment) are listed in a tree along the left side. Selecting an entry displays further details in a larger pane. At the top of the screen are various commands for actions, reports and tools. We found it a simple process to view spending reports, reconcile checking accounts, and other tasks.

Despite the overall simplicity of using the program, the sheer number of terms and actions may require a dictionary for some people. Fortunately, GnuCash has an excellent tutorial that outlines not only the program, but also financial terminology as well. And novice users will appreciate the wizard that walks you through the setup process.

GnuCash is an ongoing project and this isn't the latest release, but the developers warn that the 2.3 series is not stable and is for testing only, so stick with this earlier version. If you're overwhelmed by the number of personal accounts you're trying to manage, or you're trying to keep your small business on track financially, GnuCash is freeware you should try.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Straight forward, well thought out."

March 28, 2015  |  By ally700

 |  Version: GnuCash 2.6.4

Pros

Simple, comprehensive, no gimmicks, avoids buying into a system which primarily is designed to be a cash-cow, given that main development costs for most types of software these days reached completion years ago and now mainly consists of confusing the user with shop front changes and baffling him or her with complexity.

Cons

Invoice printing is ok after some effort, but could be simpler to manipulate to users preference. 1 star docked for this. Luckily for me, after changing all the pdf preferences to use arial, I have Serif Page Plus 7 and with that I am able to alter the pdf invoices exactly as I like, using templates of my own. One extra process but it is a very effective work-around.

Summary

Somebody thought this was confusing software, but no, I get confused by many softwares, but not this. It is easy and well documented. Well thought out, not perfect but excellent none-the-less.

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1 stars

"Hard to learn . Clunky."

February 26, 2015  |  By jsmth33

 |  Version: GnuCash 2.6.4

Pros

The price. Longevity. Has some great feature if you can learn how to use them ,

Cons

Needs major ease of use improvements and better tutorials. Counter intuitive.

Summary

Not for me at this point. Maybe later if further development makes it more easier to learn and use.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.4
Version 2.6.4 includes minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher The GnuCash Project
Publisher web site http://www.gnucash.org/
Release Date October 21, 2014
Date Added October 21, 2014
Version 2.6.4
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 104.7MB
File Name gnucash-2.6.4-2-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,998
Downloads Last Week 69
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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