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Manager is a fully-featured 100% Free Accounting Software for Small Business.

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  • Accounting Software Recommendations?
    Another route would be to try a local install of, but that's a bit more web based and he might find it off-putting. - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • Quickbooks Desktop price more than doubled for 2023?
    I've been shadow-bookkeeping using for 5 months now. isn't quite as mature as QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2021 but for routine micro-business bookkeeping it's just as good as QB. Everyone has different needs so may or may not work for you. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Opinions on excel book keeping
    There are many, many things that Excel can do. Proper bookkeeping is not one of them. Do not do this. Normally I would recommend QuickBooks, but they're being mega-douches with their price increases this year. But literally any bookkeeping software would be better than Excel. Manager ( is a new desktop option I've learned about recently. It's free for basic stuff, give it a whirl. Or try... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • What's your recommended budgeting app? (2023), it's a free double bookkeeping accounting software the type that accountants use. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Quoting, sales orders, PO software
    Maybe take a look at - It's more on the financial end of things but I know it can do quotes and tie quotes/invoices/orders to customer & project records. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Quickbooks Elder Abuse
    (1) (free) - I haven't used it. I would like to use it but it doesn't appear to support organizations with multiple classes (QB terminology) or divisions ( terminology). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Alternatives to QuickBooks
    Does handle bank downloads and credit card transaction activity? That matters to me if I am going to test it. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Quickbooks Desktop 2023 Price Increases - Alternatives?
    I do the books for several larger entities and I tried as well. The interface is simple and for my simpler entities it worked great. The thing that turned me off was the balance sheet--instead of totaling liabilities and equity, it totaled assets and liabilities to arrive at net assets, leaving equity all by itself. It's not by any means incorrect, but it just feels silly, and I couldn't find a way to... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Quickbooks Desktop 2023 Price Increases - Alternatives?
    I'm bookkeeper for two entities, one simple and one complex. I'm currently experimenting with for the simple entity. The jury is still out on that, although I'm hopeful. If can't handle the simple entity then I won't even bother trying the complex. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Quickbooks for Mac vs...
    3) If QB2019 had better export, I'd have no problem moving to something like GnuCash, or perhaps this thing that I haven't heard about until tonight. Or I suppose I could just start with 1/1/2022 and re-download transactions from the bank. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Gnucash – open-source accounting software for personal and small businesses
    Https:// is also nice, although perhaps targeted more towards small businesses. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Question—recommendations for replacement of Quickbooks
    Yeah I somehow mangled it while editing. I think I was recommending there. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Question—recommendations for replacement of Quickbooks
    I'm a big believer in for some uses (I even made a video about it!) but we really need to know what OP's accounting needs are before jumping to recommending a specific package. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Quickbooks Online is a buggy and worthless SaaS
    Have a look at, you'll never look back. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • How do you record your budget?
    I use, it's normal accounting software & free. Easy for an accountant to look at if needed. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • A self-hosted variant/alternative to GnuCash?
    If you need multiple simultaneous access, you might want to look into which has both a self-hosted and a cloud-type version. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Finance App Recommendation
    Some bank accounts like upbank will automatically categorise things for you. I'm using, a normal accounting program that you can send straight to your accountant. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • New Treasurer questions
    There are free open source accounting programs, check out Manager ( - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Unable to "log into Intuit" account - keeping me COMPLETELY locked out of Quickbooks
    I do the bookkeeping for two companies. I've started shadow-bookkeeping one of the companies in Manager (see A discussion of the pros & cons of Manager vs. Quickbooks is out of scope for this thread. I'll just say that Manager is a very interesting animal! - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • QuickBooks for Mac Desktop
    I'm looking into this and this looks like a ginormous clusterf**k that is going to make moving to one of the biggest pain in the asses I've ever dealt with. After finally figuring out how to format my customers for batch importing, when it imports it imports the addresses all on one line, even though they are formatted with returns. As much as I'd love to use this new program I think the amount of work... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • QBO frustration vent and seek advice
    I've been using for our small business and it works fine, just that the bank connectivity feature is limited, thus I tried to move to QB and ended up with subscribing to QBO. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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18 Best Free GnuCash Alternatives for Free Accounting
It claims to be a free forever accounting software that works on all major platforms and offline too. Its designed only for small businesses and assists them to carry out functions like general ledger, fixed asset management, bank reconciliation, accounts payable/receivable, cash management and much more. With support for multiple languages that can adapt to any country and frequent new updated releases, Manager...

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