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wxbanker desktop app makes keeping track of your money simple, pretty

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Mike Roony, author of desktop personal finance application ‘wxBanker’, got in touch with us a few days ago to point out a rather startling fact: we’ve never featured a finance app here on OMG!


Well, consider this misdemeanour corrected as of now as we take a well-deserved gander at the lightweight personal finance app with some seriously neat stuff under the hood.


summarytabSpurious sounds aside wxBanker is a neat application for keeping track of your money. You can add, edit, tag and/or remove transactions, transfers and accounts. An integrated calculator and slick graph summary feature makes keeping on top of your moolah what we Brits would call a ‘doddle‘.

Even better, wxBanker can ‘even display whether your balances are in sync with a account.’

Doesn’t sound as dry as you were expecting right? So how did Mike come to write such an app? He explains:

"My motivation for writing it was that I wanted to keep track of all my finances and save up money for purchases, but I needed something just a bit better than a spreadsheet; something lightweight but made for tracking money."

wxBanker really is that – simple enough for you to understand but powerful enough to be all you need. accounts[5]


wxBanker can be installed for the Ubuntu Software Centre or, for the latest version with awesomeness, via the wxBanker PPA: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wxbanker-users/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wxbanker

The testers amongst you who love finding things that don’t work and reporting it may wish to try the wxBanker Testing PPA: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mrooney/wxbanker-testing
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wxbanker

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Special thanks to Mike Roony