Money Manager Ex: Open Source Personal Finance Software

Money Manager Ex: Open Source Personal Finance Software

Money Manager Ex: Open Source Personal Finance Software

As we have seen day after day, on this and other websites of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, for the GNU / Linux Distros there are almost always apps for just about everything, and the financial sphere it is not usually an exception. As many of you already know, one of the many applications available to help control money what we drive are GNU Cash, Home Bank and Skrooge. However, there are also others such as "Money Manager Former".

"Money Manager Former" it is an interesting Open source, cross-platform and easy application use that is worth exploring to realize its full potential in this area.

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And as usual, before going fully into today's topic about this interesting and useful application called "Money Manager Former", we will leave for those interested in exploring some of our latest previous related posts over others Finance Applications, the following links to them. So that you can easily explore them, if necessary, after reading this publication:

"Talking about Finance applications in Linux does not sound very often and is that many are unaware of large applications that can be used in Linux or are unaware that they are multiplatform. You should know that Linux has a number of really good financial applications that are more than capable of handling both personal and small business accounting operations. Of which the most popular and well-known Linux are GnuCash, HomeBank, KMyMoney and Skrooge. In terms of features and performance, they are as good or even equivalent to Microsoft Windows: MSMoney and Quicken." 3 great accounting apps you can use on Linux

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Money Manager Ex: Open, cross-platform and easy-to-use app

Money Manager Ex: Open, cross-platform and easy-to-use app

What is Money Manager Ex?

According to the creators of "Money Manager Former" at their Official website, this app is:

"A free, open source, cross-platform and easy-to-use personal finance software. Mainly, it helps organize one's finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money is going. It's also a great tool for getting a bird's eye view of your financial worth. Plus, it includes all the basic features that 90% of users would want to see in a personal finance app. The design goals are focused on simplicity and ease of use - something that can be used every day."


He is currently going for his stable version 1.5.9 released 31/10/2021. And its 10 main features or more prominent are:

  1. It is intuitive, simple, fast, and clean.
  2. It is capable of managing checking accounts, credit cards, savings, stock investments, and other assets.
  3. Allows you to set up recurring invoice and income reminders.
  4. Manage budgets and treasury forecasts.
  5. Run simple reports with one click, with charts and diagrams.
  6. It allows the import of data from any format such as CSV and QIF.
  7. No installation required: It can be run from a USB key.
  8. It manages a non-proprietary SQLite Database with AES encryption.
  9. Includes international language support (available in 24 languages).
  10. And among many other benefits, it allows you to manage multiple currencies for each account created.

How to install and run Money Manager EX on GNU / Linux?

For installation on GNU / Linux, there are several ways. For our case, we have downloaded the latest installer file available at .deb format, which can be obtained in your version 1.5.3 both in GitHub as in SourceForge.

After downloaded we install it in the usual way with the command command:

«sudo apt install ./Descargas/mmex_1.5.3-1.bionic_amd64.deb»

And we execute it via Applications Menu or Terminal in order to start exploring and using it, as seen in the following screenshot:

Money Manager Ex: Screenshot

One of the good things about "Money Manager Former" is that it has an excellent Online User Manual, in Spanish, which is also available within the already installed application.

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In summary, "Money Manager Former" it is not only one excellent free and open alternative to replace proprietary programs based on Windows o MacOS. If not, it is also a good alternative in case of not being able to use or not being useful other more known free and open ones, such as GNU Cash, Home Bank and Skrooge.

We hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.

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