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Gnucash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.

What's New

Version 2.6.3:

Bug fixes:

  • Cannot import lines with empty fields for deposit or withdrawal in bank transaction download.
  • Style sheet preference is not saved for a Preconfigured Report.
  • Dialog box displayed during QIF import has placeholder text.
  • Gnucash crashes due to assertion failed when opening sqlite file.
  • Cannot save a custom report if a more...


OS X 10.5 or later

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bws2 Member IconReview+5

This is not software for a novice such as myself, no matter how many years they have used a Mac. There is a lot to it, and although the documentation has a great deal of information about every menu item, there is no tutorial or introductory explanation for a novice such as me.

For example, I started it up, using all the defaults, and tried to enter a Transaction. But I got an error "This account register is read-only. If you want to edit transactions in this register, please open the account options and turn off the placeholder checkbox." But I could not find any "account options" nor any "placeholder checkbox", so I was not able to use this software. Also its response seems rather slow on my iMac. But if you can figure out how to use it, and do not need any support, probably it will do all sorts of things for you.

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Version 2.4.10
Moocan Member IconComment+11

No mySQL or PostgreSQL drivers included.
You must rebuild yourself the application at each new version !

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Version 2.4.6


"The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.4.9, the eighth bug fix release in a series of stable of the GnuCash Free Accounting Software. With this release series, GnuCash can use an SQL database using SQLite3, MySQL or PostgreSQL."

alcourt Member IconReview+6

This is a full featured accounting tool. The most common complaint is that it is too complex for personal use, only suited for business use, but I've been using it successfully for ten years now (starting on Linux and migrating to Mac years later).

It is focused on double entry accounting, and as such, every transaction has a category or balancing transaction. This is similar to notions that other accounting tools offer, but there is no effort here to hide the accounting.

Budgeting features exist, but I've never used them.

The stock and mutual fund tracking features are reasonably good and includes online retrieval of quotes. If the financial institution supports some well known standards, it can retrieve transactions online, including reconciliation with already entered items.

On the downside, the mutual fund basis calculation is obtuse and I've never managed to figure out what I'm doing wrong to get the basis to report correctly. The importer, while nice, could do with more memory functions and better matching.

I have experienced some minor stability issues, especially when trying to modify or enter transactions. Lately, some pop-up windows are focus demanding, but they appear under the window that called them, making it hard to understand why I can't click on the window in front of me. That should be an easy fix and is hopefully corrected in this new version.

The importer can handle both QIF and OFX files, so even if automatic retrieval isn't an option, it can import a downloaded transaction file. I use OFX because of limitations of the QIF format of old.

The new SQLite backend is speedier than the old XML backend, a nice improvement.

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Version 2.4.2
Roro01 Member IconComment+0

It may be good for small businesses but for personal use it is over the top. Buddi is the best application for personal home use.

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Version 2.4.2
Younkint Member IconComment+163

The link given is for the Intel version only.

Since the vast majority of Mac users are still PPC ...the PPC version is here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnucash/files/gnucash (stable)/2.2.9/Gnucash-PPC-

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Version 2.2.9

"vast majority"? I'm honestly curious where that data lives.


Well, Mutant, you are right and I am wrong. I read some bogus information.

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Version 2.6.0
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Version 2.4.5
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 9,649
Version Downloads 572
Type Business / Finance
License Free
Date 31 Mar 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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