When comparing GnuCash vs Grisbi Finance Manager, the Slant community recommends GnuCash for most people. In the question“What are the best checkbook registers for Linux?” GnuCash is ranked 1st while Grisbi Finance Manager is ranked 5th.
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Pro Small business accounting
Pro Double Entry Accounting
Pro Investment Support
Pro Multi-platform and free
GnnuCash supports Linux, OSX and Windows and is also free on those platforms.
Pro Easily set up
GnuCash walks the user through setting up their accounts making setup extremely easy for new users.
Pro Auto backup
GnuCash has auto backup settings so users can set it and forget it.
Pro Tab based intuitive interface
Grisbi uses a tab based interface for its menu system making the controls easy to find and use.
Pro Integrates well with Gnome
Grisbi is a GTK based app so it integrates well with Gnome based desktops..
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.
Con Difficult to figure out how to use
There is no hand holding or explenations with figuring out how to use Grisbi and unless you can read french there is no manual to help out with this either.