When comparing You Need A Budget vs GnuCash, the Slant community recommends You Need A Budget for most people. In the question“What are the best personal finance/budgeting software tools?” You Need A Budget is ranked 2nd while GnuCash is ranked 3rd.
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Pro Fantastic support, community, and training options
Pro Cloud sync to Dropbox
There is an optional cloud syn with Dropbox.
Pro Syncs all info to desktop application
This companion mobile app will sync it's data with the desktop application so users can update their info on the fly.
Pro Multiple mobile device sync
A whole family of devices can all sync to the same account. This way everyone can stay abreast of how much money is available.
Pro Auto backup
GnuCash has auto backup settings so users can set it and forget it.
Pro Easily set up
GnuCash walks the user through setting up their accounts making setup extremely easy for new users.
Pro Multi-platform and free
GnnuCash supports Linux, OSX and Windows and is also free on those platforms.
Con Not a stand alone application
This app is unable to be used unless the user already owns and uses the desktop application.
Con Data must be input manually
Other apps grab information directly from banks.
Con Double entry accounting may be confusing or difficult for non business owners
For those that are unfamiliar with double entry bookkeeping it may be difficult to understand making using GnuCash a bit confusing on how it works.