The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Personal Finance Managers, Part 2
Posted Oct 4, 2005 22:01 UTC (Tue) by nlee
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Personal Finance Managers, Part 2
Some very good and insightful comments.
Personally I've thought for a while that the main thing holding back Gnucash and diverting energy to the wrong direction is the additional business features. Personal and Business finance management are two very different things.
Although it might seem better to manage them in the same application, particularily for the many self-employed consultant who run Linux, there are better products (Sql-Ledger or Linux Canda) out there for specific business management. Its usually better to link personal and business side of transactions though a single control (GL) current account rather than mixing the two. So Gnucash ends up being not quite a good enough business finance application and a personal finance application that is now falling behind.
KMyMoney is doing well because it is focusing on a core feature area for development and has built up momentual. Hopefully things stay on track.
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