It is possible for software to get too good. Not really too good,
but too big, too full of features, too complex, and too difficult
to work with. One of the good things about Open Source software is
that it’s still a boutique operation. You don’t have hundreds of
programmers, testers, focus groups, managers, lawyers, and
marketers, each throwing in their two bits worth.
Money Manager Ex is the Baby Bear of financial managers–not too
big, not too small; not too hard, not too easy. It is just right.
For anyone whose finances are big enough to need frequent attention
but not so large as to need a constant accountant, Money Manager Ex
tracks money as it comes in and goes out. It’ll let you know how
much your investments have earned, when the bills are coming due,
and if your cash flow is flowing down the toilet.
While the program can import Excel spreadsheets and produce
reports that let you examine your finances from a choice of
viewpoints, you cannot pay bills, or make bank deposits or
withdrawals, or calculate your taxes. But then, if it could do all
that, it would start looking like Papa Bear and you’d wind up
hiding from all the work it would try to get you to do.
Note: This download takes you to the developer’s