Skrooge is an open source, freely distributed and capable graphical software that has been designed from the ground up to perform very simple accounting operations, such as creating accounts, so you can effortlessly manage your personal finances from the comfort of your GNU/Linux operating system.
Features at a glance
With Skrooge you will be able to import and export QIF (Quicken Interchange Format), CSV (Comma-separated Values) and KMyMoney files, to import QFX, OFX (Open Financial Exchange), Microsoft Money, GnuCash, MT940, Grisbi and HomeBank files, to mass update operations, to schedule operations, as well as to track refund of your expenses.
Key features include several tabs to help you organize your work, infinite undo/redo, instant filtering on operations, infinite levels of categories, advanced graphical reports, automatic processing of operations based on search conditions, and automatic budget computation based on your past expenses.
Getting started with Skrooge
To use this application, you will have to first install it. There are two installation methods available at this time. The easy way to install Skrooge on your Linux-powered computer, is to search for the ‘skrooge’ package in the main software repositories of your distribution.
The second method involves manual optimization and compilation of the program’s source code, which can be downloaded from Softpedia free of charge. Save the archive on a location of your choice, extract its contents and open a terminal emulator.
In the terminal window, navigate to the location of the extracted file using the ‘cd’ command, run the “cmake .” command (without quotes) to configure the project, followed by the “make” command, also without quotes, to compile it.
After a successful compilation, install Skrooge system wide by executing the “make install” command as root (system administrator) or with sudo in front of it, without quotes, of course. Both 64-bit and 32-bit computers are supported.