When comparing Ledgerist vs Buckets, the Slant community recommends Buckets for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform budgeting apps?” Buckets is ranked 10th while Ledgerist is ranked 17th.
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Pro Multiple Accounts
Ledgerist allows you to manage multiple accounts at the same time. This way you can keep track of your checking account and credit card and any other accounts within the same app.
Pro Organize transactions
Ledgerist can sort and organize your transactions by naming them or adding notes. You can then use this to find out where and how much of your money is being spent.
Pro No monthly fee
Pro Budgeting closely integrated
While not perfect, the Buckets is the only offline budgeting desktop application which has budgeting as front-and-center as YNAB 4, and the developer is continually working on it, so hopefully it will be improved further.
Pro Untimed, free trial
Evaluate the app for as long as you need prior to purchasing.
Pro Syncs with your bank
Allows you to write private macros and import data securely from your bank.
Pro Import from YNAB4 Budget
You can upload your YNAB4 budget and you are ready to go.
Pro Imports Amazon transactions
This program will import and reconcile Amazon transactions.
Con No Automation
Ledgerist won't automatically update your transactions. You must manually update it each time you make a transaction.
Con No Account Integration
Ledgerist does not allow you to import accounts. This means you will not have any data from before you started updating the app.
Con Check Number/Transaction ID is not available
If you have checks or transaction IDs, you are forced to used the Memo field which is over used for memos and/or payees.
Con No payee field
The "memo" field is over used as a payee field within the program. If you use the "memo" for payee, you cannot have any other description of the transaction. If you use the "memo" for a memo, you cannot track the payee.