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 3rd while Grisbi Finance Manager is ranked 5th.
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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.
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 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.
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.