About GnuCash

GnuCash is on-premise accounting software that allows small businesses to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. It is primarily designed to assist contractors and business owners with digital invoicing and internal billing.

Key features of GnuCash include financial calculations, balance-sheet creation, multiple currency accounts and vendor management. The scheduling module lets firms set up recurring transactions and send automated reminders on due dates. With the Income/Expense account tool, users can categorize cash flow and generate a profit and loss report. Further, the portfolio feature monitors stock markets and compiles relevant information from online sources.

GnuCash supports the open financial exchange (OFX) protocol and imports ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10

39 Reviews of GnuCash

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.59 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(25)

25

4 stars

(12)

12

3 stars

(2)

2

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

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0

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Showing 1 - 5 of 39 results

July 2019

Tim from Steffi and Tim

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2019

Best open-source accounting solution for home and small business

It has been a rock solid tool for managing transactions and monitoring fiscal health in the short and long term. I've tried a few different data store backend options (including mysql, postgresql, and XML file) - I landed long term on the XML file storage because it has had the least issues.

Pros

I was appealed by the low barrier to entry, including free download and installation, as well as strong documentation for an administrator that prefers to configure my own software.

Cons

Still haven't solved the multi-user limitation. We generally work from two different computers with a network file share, and often one user will forget to close the application, keeping the file lock in place. The UI still feels a bit dated, even with recent updates since version 3.0. I am okay with this because double-entry accounting is a well-established process and less change is ultimately better. But the menu structure layout is like the late 90s early 00s desktop application era and, in my opinion, can and should be improved upon.

Reasons for Choosing GnuCash

n/a

August 2019

Jason from Syrup Pirates

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Publishing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2019

Great accounting software for individuals and freelancers

Overall, I have nothing but high praise for it. Especially as a small business owner and freelancer. Older versions of the software used to crash when running specialized reports (eg pie charts of expenses) used to sometimes crash, however I have not experienced any such behavior as of the the latest versions of 3.0 and up (currently 3.6 as of this review.)

Pros

It was very easy to setup all of my accounts, and track my expenses and income across them. This includes bank accounts, and stock portfolios. And the ability to run reports that turn my accounts in to pie and bar charts is very helpful as well.

Cons

While I found 99% of the software to be easy to use, and despite having used the software for several years now, I still find it difficult to do split-transactions. Instead I find it easier to just make 2 separate transactions manually, noting that they're part of 1 transaction. They really could improve this feature to make it more failproof and intuitive.

Reasons for Choosing GnuCash

Those sites seemed like more of the same compared to Quickbooks, and I wanted something that I could use offline, DRM free, and could backup and use my data on my own machines.

Reasons for Switching to GnuCash

I used to use Quickbooks, but made the switch after realizing it was only costing me money as it caused headaches since it only kept track of transactions, and not future transactions (e.g. it'd automatically categorize a Paypal transaction, but would not automatically deduct the transaction from the payment source.) Which wasn't very useful. Instead, by manually entering all of my transactions daily in to GNUCash, I am taking a much more active role in my financial health as I obtain an overall clearer picture.

January 2021

Ashley from Sun Corp Resources ,Inc.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Really helped me sort out my finances

GnuCash helps me do my monthly budget and stay disciplined when it comes to contributing to my 401k account .

Pros

Free to use and easy to install ! You can schedule automated payment reminders , have different categories for different kind of income / expenses and basically put order into your financials .

Cons

I cannot think of any cons ,my experience with the app has been 100% great !

August 2018

SK from Gen-Ct Support

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Robust free accounting software but support not that fast

For my business needs, I believe GNUCash is the answer though support when faced with a problem not always that fast.

Pros

For those who are searching for a free accounting software for their individual or small business needs, GNUCash is perhaps the best given the robust features incorporated and a large community base. Being open source, the possibilities are endless for developers who can always add new codes to suit the needs.

Cons

Unfortunately, the support is not fast if one faces a hurdle. As a user, if you want to post a query on their forum, you need to subscribe. In my case, I could not understand this condition and so my query was reverted back. GNUCash perhaps should address this point. I then posted my thread to another popular forum (StackExchange: Personal Finances & Money) and received first reply only after one month!

February 2021

Wayne from ekm.com

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Tidy little app

Pros

It doesn't cost anything to use . Listing earnings and expensive is intuitive . You can also automate transactions and schedule them in advance.

Cons

While you can export your "books" it can crash the app and doesn't always work as intended.