When comparing Mint Bills vs GnuCash, the Slant community recommends GnuCash for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform budgeting apps?” GnuCash is ranked 1st while Mint Bills is ranked 16th.
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Pro Extensive list of usable accounts
Checks auto bill paying feature is comparable with a very large list of accounts. It can even manage mortgages and utilities.
Pro Auto-pays bills
Checks main feature is that it will make sure your bills are always paid on time. You can set up many different accounts, all you have to do is set when the bill should be payed and Check will take care of the rest.
Check uses bank level security as well as other security features such as PIN-locking and data wiping. They are also monitored by outside companies such as Norton and TRUSTe.
Pro Investment support
Pro Multi-platform and free
GnuCash supports Linux, OSX and Windows and is also free on those platforms.
Pro Small business accounting
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 Double entry accounting
By fully using the double entry accounting features in GnuCash, you can know (for example) not only that you spent $25 at Hugemart but that you spent $13 on groceries, $2 on disinfecting wipes, and $5 on motor oil. Later on, you can use data from that transaction and others to find out how much you're spending each month on food, home supplies, and car maintenance, along with other expense categories.
Con Ad riddled
Like Mint, it is riddled with ads and credit card recommendations.
Con Only for US and Canada
Is only for US and Canada, after signup it asks for the users zip code, and there is no way to skip it.
Con Report customization is complex and difficult
Setting the options for existing reports requires use of a multi-tab interface with poor usability. Creating new reports requires programming that will be beyond the abilities (or desire to spend time and effort) of many users.
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.