I do love GnuCash, and I have a copy of it here somewhere. But, the accountants all need QuickBooks, or "standard' software.
I bought Quicken a couple decades ago, and never updated it.
why? it worked for me, all I needed was a simple checkbook that talked to the bank.
Then two things happened, not sure if they coincided or stacked up together?
The banking system changed the backend protocol, and Quicken quit working for me.
So, off to get a new copy:
oops! it is an Annual Subscription fee now, not a One Time purchase price.
screw that, I quit and used .CSV into a spreadsheet.
but that is messy, not way to exclude dupes except manually.... argh!!!
so, I dropped keeping a checkbook for several years, signed up for Instant SMS texting for every transaction, with email verifications.
I looked, said "that is valid" and life went on.
But, recently, the friggen IRS decided to change up how I file my disclaimers for income, and I needed to be able to SEARCH fast, and the spreadsheet was not giving me the type of results I wanted....
so, enter GnuCash and my learning session with it.
used it just last night to verify that a vendor had not double billed me.
clicked search, and it instantly displayed every debit, all was clean...
that was when I had to download 3 years worth of bank records......
not a fun thing to do with a spreadsheet, setting it all up correctly.
GnuCash stepped me thru the "simple checkbook" 1-2-3 and wallah, it was loaded up, and I started searching, and got the job done.