Archives For Free Finance Software


Free accounting software GnuCash got a new update recently for its 2.6 stable series.

GnuCash 2.6.18 is primarily comprised of bug fixes, including 2 bugs that are six years old. They are:

  • Calendar of upcoming SXes has various display issues.
  • Interdependent report options fail to change state after using apply for a limited number of times.
  • Set Invoice/Bill items date correctly from imported CSV.
  • unifying “Clear the entry.” tooltip on Loan Repayment Calculator.
  • Persian currency symbol is doubled.
  • Added Catalan Accounts for the New Account Assistant
  • Fixed errors from loading
  • Run the python bindings tests in a CMake build.
  • Implement dist, distcheck, and uninstall targets for CMake build.

How to Install GnuCash in Ubuntu:

The GetDeb repository contains the most recent GnuCash packages for Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.04, though the 2.6.18 is not available at the moment (Be patient, it will be available in a few days).

1. To add the repository, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Linux Mint 18.x, replace $(lsb_release -sc) in the code with xenial.

2. Then install the key so to trust the updates from the repository via command:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3. Once the new release is published in that repository, use Software Updater to upgrade it:

upgrade GnuCash

or install GnuCash for the first time via either system package manager or run commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnucash


To remove GnuCash financial-accounting software, either use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove gnucash

To remove GetDeb repository, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

HomeBank free finance software

HomeBank, a free personal finance software, was finally ported to GTK+3 by releasing version 5.0. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu.

Besides being migrated to GTK+ 3, HomeBank 5.0 also brings new reworked icon set, new stack chart for budget report, added a file statistics dialog, reworked and refactored import process to ease import, and some bug-fixes. For the details, see the changlog.

HomeBank 5 in Ubuntu 14.10

How to install / upgrade to HomeBank 5 in Ubuntu:

While Ubuntu repositories provide an old version of this money management software, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 15.04 users can install/upgrade to the latest version via official HomeBank PPA.

Open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mdoyen/homebank

Then upgrade HomeBank through ‘Software Updater’, or install it by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install homebank

Install HomeBank from PPA