warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 21 10:52:16 EDT 2010
"Rob Griffin" <mail at robgriffin.co.uk> writes:
> I am a journalist writing a review of GNU cash software but wondered if I
> could double check the following please? Unfortunately the PR press team is
> unavailable at the moment I've been told.
This is really a question that should be asked on gnucash-user. But
I'll answer it here because I'm in a good mood this morning.
> 1. Can you import data from other programs/spreadsheets?
Yes. QIF, OFX, MT940, DTAUS, and whatever else AqBanking supports.
> 2. Are you able to download your bank statements?
Maybe, it depends on what formats/protocols your bank supports. GnuCash
does support HBCI and OFX-DC, if you know your bank's OFX contact
> 3. Is it both MAC and PC compatible?
GnuCash works on many platforms, including Linux, *BSD, Solaris, Mac,
and Windows. Note that Windows came late to the game; GnuCash started
as a Linux application, and most of the development is still done on
> 4. Does it have password protection?
No. See http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ#Q:_.22Can_you_please_add_a_password_feature.3F.22
> 5. Can you track investments?
> 6. Are there direct links with UK banks - ie can you carry out
UK? No. Only HBCI supports transaction initialization, and only
Germany supports HBCI. So GnuCash can only initiate transactions to
German banks at this time.
> Many thanks for your time,
> ROB GRIFFIN
> Office: 01424 842271
> Mob: 07711 324512
> www.robgriffin.co.uk <http://www.robgriffin.co.uk/>
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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