Personal Finances on Linux with KMyMoney
Jan 26, 2010, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"How useful KMyMoney will be to you and how easy it will be to
use depends on two factors: One, whether or not your bank uses a
supported online banking protocol, like OFX or HBCI, which applies
when using any type of money management program. Two, if you can
get a set of plugins working, which includes check printing
"If your bank and KMyMoney are compatible, your account history
and balances are automatically updated in KMyMoney. If they are
incompatible for any reason, you'll be stuck with having to
manually update your accounts. That isn't great if you deal with a
great amount of money or transactions.
"If you can successfully install a set of plugins, you can bring
check printing support into KMyMoney, among a few other features.
This can also be a deciding factor for if KMyMoney is a feasible
option for you. With check printing support and a stack of
compatible blank check paper, you can have KMyMoney print and log
all your checks. If you don't go that route, you must manually
input the check details to have a balanced account."