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Robust and simple budgeting that works

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Actual Budget and what they use it for.
  • Which Budgeting App do you use? (2023 Update)
    I want to point you to Actual Budget: - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • How much are you all saving?
    I use a selfhosted version of Can also recommend - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • Ask HN: What's on Your Home Server?
    I have a gist for this! # Personal - (comms) - (general) - (video) - (audio) - (photos) - (finance) - (maps) # Business - (repos) - (forums) - (tickets). - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Privacy budgeting apps?
    I’ve been meaning to set up Actual for a bit now - looks pretty damn good imo. They’ve gone open source a bit back —> - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Which is your preferred spending tracker and why?
    I use Actual to keep track of my budget - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Looking for recommendations on software that tracks personal expenses
    I use Actual Budget which is almost identical in principle to YNAB, and it recently went open source. For any moderately techy people, this is a good free alternative. Only thing is it doesn’t link to your bank accounts so you have to do everything manually (which I prefer personally). - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • YNAB alternative
    I haven’t tried it, but heard of someone moving from YNAB to this app: The cost is much lower, and it’s in active development. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • I can’t afford YNAB as my currency is getting weaker and weaker
    I have also been looking at replacements for YNAB since cancelling after they increased prices. I recently came across Actual Budget ( and have set it up to run in a docker container on my home server. It's fantastic! It has all of the features I used from YNAB and is free and open sourced. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Finally launched my drag-and-drop budgeting app!
    I'm sorry you see it that way. JustBudget definitely does not have all the features that YNAB has, nor do I think it ever will. It does have a core set of budgeting features that YNAB has, just like other envelope-style budgeting apps like Buckets, Aspire, Actual, Centsible, and Lunch Money for example. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Ask HN: What interesting problems are you working on? ( 2022 Edition)
    Personally, at least among the apps I have used, no, I don't think any parts of existing apps are done well. I think there are a lot of existing applications which /do/ a lot, Mint, YNAB, EveryDollar, etc., etc. But the core budgeting/transaction aspect of them is always just the same thing, and instead of fleshing that particular aspect out, they branch out into investment management, credit building, loan/credit... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago

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