GnuCash Android v1.6.0 pre-beta

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Tue Apr 28 21:16:14 EDT 2015

Thanks for those references.  I also found that by using 'File Manager" I
found that Gnucash Android has created
/storage/emulated/0/ and .../exports to keep
those in resp. so now I can find those.
I do not see a way to keep multiple data files, which would be nice for
testing some features as well as general use.

I also noticed in the read me in one place it states that it can import
gnucash desktop accounts and transactions but I have not found a way to
import transactions from xml or the qif import that was referenced
somewhere.  Those features must be coming soon.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 6:18 PM, Dave H <hellvee at> wrote:

> David,
> Go to and scroll down about half a page to the Gnucash
> for Android section - it's just off the bottom of the screen on my
> monitor.  Click on the "Info and Development" link which will take you to
> the README for the app at
>  If
> you click on one of the blog links or just go to
> for the blog home page you will be able to
> read some of the blog postings which will give you more of a feel for the
> app and how to use it.  There is also an Android Import Guide from 2014 on
> the blog home page -
> I seem to recall that the version prior to this latest beta will also read
> my gnucash xml file directly and I was able to just import that the last
> time I played around with the app.  I won't be upgrading to this latest
> beta for a week or so as I have some transactions I need to export from my
> phone and import into gnucash proper on my desktop.
> Cheers Dave H.
> On 29 April 2015 at 08:49, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at>
> wrote:
>> I was able to install it to my LG G Pad 7.0 LTE over release 1.5.5 from
>> the
>> play store.  I had to fumble a lot initially to figure out how Gnucash for
>> android works in general.  I finally succeeded in importing my account
>> structure and created a couple of sample transactions, but it seemed very
>> hard to do since i have not found a quick way enter account names or copy
>> text from other transactions, if possible.
>> After that I installed the beta from this email since I have not found
>> your
>> development repository.  I finally succeeded in exporting a qif file via
>> the share file method to email it to myself because I could not figure out
>> how to make other methods such as local file creation on a sd card work.
>> Then gnucash for android developed a black screen and I cannot see
>> anything
>> now.  I guess I need to un-install it.
>> I think it needs a help manual describing how to do the basic things.
>> I guess it has a lot of promise, but I could not jump in with both feet
>> and
>> use it right away.
>> David C
>> On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Ngewi Fet <ngewif at> wrote:
>> > Hello everyone,
>> > We are kinda feature complete for the 1.6.0 release and would like to
>> enter
>> > the testing phase. I am releasing first to the developer mailing list,
>> then
>> > to the beta group and then a rolling release to the general public. Of
>> > course while fixing any issues that arise in-between the different
>> phases.
>> >
>> > Attached to this email is a properly signed apk file which you can
>> install
>> > on your device. You can just download the attachment and install or
>> build
>> > your own from the sources in the develop branch (very easy to do with
>> > Android studio).
>> >
>> > This is a pre-beta release so please **BACK UP YOUR DATA** before
>> > installing it.
>> >
>> > Notable highlights in this release include:
>> > - Improved recurrence options for scheduled transactions
>> > - Basic reports generation (with bar, pie and line charts)
>> > - Scheduled export to SD Card, DropBox or Google Drive
>> > - Improved creation of backups and restoring of backups
>> > - Improved reliability of account imports and db migrations
>> > - Numerous bug fixes and improvements
>> >
>> > I would like to thank Yongxin Wang and Oleksandr Tyshkovets for
>> > contributing significantly to this release.
>> >
>> > This release also adds automatic logging of crashes and errors to
>> > Crashlytics which helps detect errors and improve the stability of the
>> app.
>> > This logging is enabled by default in pre-release builds but will be
>> turned
>> > off in production releases (with an option to enable it later).
>> >
>> > Also, GnuCash Android now produces GnuCash XML which can be read by
>> GnuCash
>> > on the desktop (YAAAY!!) - There is a new XML export UI option and also
>> as
>> > backup format .gnca
>> >
>> > *NOTE: *please remember that this is NOT a two-way synchronization*.*
>> > However, the compatibility now enables you to start working on a file on
>> > GnuCash desktop, open it in the mobile app, edit and save (to DropBox
>> etc)
>> > and then resume editing on the desktop. Each time you save, a new file
>> is
>> > created but the workflow is possible. GnuCash Android also registers
>> itself
>> > to open .gnucash files.
>> >
>> > Accounts, transactions and scheduled transactions are the only features
>> > supported at the moment. If your desktop file contains more features
>> > (budgets, customers etc), these will be ignored completely.
>> >
>> > All the same, I am excited that we have arrived this point and continue
>> to
>> > look forward to new features and further integration with GnuCash
>> desktop!
>> >
>> > So please try out this pre-release and tell me what you think.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Ngewi
>> >
>> > P.S. Now is the time to send in translation for strings, or create a new
>> > one if your language is not yet supported. Email me if you want to help
>> but
>> > are unsure how to.
>> >
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