Art Alexion on 11 Sep 2009 10:48:27 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Quicken alternative?

On Friday 11 September 2009 10:03:52 jeff wrote:
> although Art seems to like something called Kmymoney - he can elaborate

 kmymoney2 is a great KDE program.  It is actively developed and supported, 
and supports OFX account downloads.  The user list is frequented by a couple 
of the developers and you couldn't afford the support they provide for free.  
It does everything I want and a simple script allows creates every 5 minute 
backups so that the current version is on a USB stick with backups on your 
various HDs that you run it from.  You can gpg encrypt/decrypt the data from 
within the software.  There is an Ubuntu ppa that packages fixes as they are 
applied to CVS-HEAD.

Problems may be:

1. I have never tried OFX, but I see few complaints.  Most of the developers 
use a different format/protocol because it is more widely supported by European 

2. It does not print checks.  I remember requesting this feature.  The 
developers said it had never been a priority as they almost never used paper 
checks.  In the 4-5 years that I have been using it, I have not gone through 
the first tablet of 25 checks you get with a new account, so this has not been 
a problem with me either.

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