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An Open Source and cross-platform personal finance application for Linux systems

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jGnash is an open source, multiplatform and free graphical software implemented in Java and designed to allow users to easily manage their finances. With jGnash, users will be able to print checks, run simple reports, write their own scripts, and import QIF and GnuCash files.

Features at a glance

Key features include accurate calculations, double entry transactions, single entry transactions, split transactions, investment accounts and transactions support, nested accounts, multiple currencies, auto-completion, sortable account registers, and reconciliation support.

Moreover, the application provides simple reporting, scripting support, memorized transactions, update for stock prices and currency, file encryption, evaluation of mathematical expressions, and timestamp backup functionality.

The software is written entirely in the Java programming language and uses the Java Swing technologies for its graphical user interface (GUI). It works on both 32 and 64-bit computer platforms.

Requires no installation

The application requires no installation, just download the latest release, save it somewhere on your computer, extract its contents with an archive manager utility, open the extracted directory and double click on the jgnash2.jar file.

Alternatively, if double-clicking is not working, open a Terminal app, navigate to the location where you have extracted the archive file (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/jgnash-2.15.1) and run the ‘java -jar jgnash2.jar’ command.

Getting started with jGnash

After opening the app, you will be asked to accept the open source license. Then, you can use the program to manage your personal finances. Start by creating a new project from the File menu, configuring a database, defining the default currency, selecting available currencies, as well as choosing an account type,

Runs on any operating system supported by Java

jGnash will run on any operating system where the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) technologies are supported, including all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as the FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows OSes.

jGnash was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on October 10th, 2015
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