GnuCash 2.1.1 is now out. Besides all the regular bugfixes, the big news is that it's now available for windows.

I've written about GnuCash before, and it's a great tool for getting your financial affairs in order. As always, it's free and open source.


Written by Mike Goodspeed -

Google Spreadsheets and a little Excel knowhow. The #1 feature is that its portable. But also, they just added graphs so now I've got graphs of my income vs expense and pie charts breaking down my checking and savings. What can GnuCash do that an online-version of Excel can't?

Written by Chris -

Importing QIF files from my financial institutions is the big selling point for me. With a few clicks, I can import all of my monthly data, auto-sort all of the expenditures into categories, and see exactly where my money went with graphs. You could certainly do that in any spreadsheet, but you'd have to categorize everything by hand, which I got tired of doing really fast. FWIW, I still use a fancy OpenOffice spreadsheet for my budget, but I refer to GnuCash as I fill it out, so I can plan my budget based on what I've been spending.

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