When comparing You Need A Budget vs HomeBank, 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 3rd while HomeBank is ranked 6th.
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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 Easy to learn how to use with user friendly features
HomeBank uses an easier input interface as well as offers a bunch of different transaction filters and reporting tools.
Pro Easy to install on Linux, no matter the distro
HomeBank offers prebuilt packages for many of the major Linux distributions meaning users do not have to wait for their distros repo to add or update the app and can just install or update when they like.
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 Does not have full import compatability
HomeBank does not fully support importing exports from other banking software.
Con Setup time takes a while
Setup, especially when there are multiple accounts takes a while to get done.