jGnash is a cross platform personal finance application written in Java. jGnash is a double entry system with support for multiple currencies. jGnash can import OFX and QIF files.
- Double Entry Accounting with reconciliation tools
- Budgeting with multiple scenario options and export to spreadsheet capability
- Investment Accounts and automatic import of Stocks, Bond, and Funds price history
- Nestable accounts with automatic rollup of totals and intelligent handling of mixed currencies
- OFX, QFX, mt940, and QIF import capabilities
- Reminders and automatic transaction entry and notifications
- Intelligent handling of multiple currencies and exchange rates with automatic online exchange rate updates
- Printable reports with PDF and spreadsheet export capability
- XML and relational database file formats
- Operates on any main-stream PC operating system
never even got to use it, can't get past the date import problem. ERROR! to many characters in date. if it can't handle a standard date format 1/2//2017 i doubt Id have much luck with anything else.
Went to import QIF file, doesn't recognize qif files (wants to open other types), manually tried to open QIF file... failure.
jGnash 2.3 for Windows Requires installation of Java 6.0 first. jGnash is run as a java command -- not added to your Start menu. Requires approving use of 8 software licenses. When you first start a project you have to "configure your database" (for a non-techy not user friendly language). Several UI items are not intuitive: E.g., when you are in an account and click "New" there is no visual feedback. Initial balance should be, but is not a property of accounts. Non-accountants may find the balance sheet orientation rather than bank account orientation off putting. I.e., in a bank account oriented system, you enter a transaction for an account and describe it with a category. In the balance sheet system, you enter a transaction into one account and and specify that it comes from/goes to another account, usually an expense account such as groceries. Autocomplete works okay, but not great. E.g., when you start to type in a payee, when the option is unique you'll be able to autocomplete the name, but no selection prior to uniqueness; the previous amount is filled in, but the account (expense category) is not made to match the previous transaction. When I entered a transaction, then modified it to split the expense categories, the modification seemed to be ignored. Presumably user error, but I could not intuit anything I was doing wrong. I created a security to test managing mutual funds, but after creating it could not see where it went and at this point decided not to pursue the review further.