How to install HomeBank accounting software on Linux

If you are looking personal accounting and finance programs then there are a wide range of them for Windows which is always higher than Linux, one reason behind this is a low number of users and the complexity of using Linux distros. However, this doesn’t mean Linux operating systems deprive of good software and HomeBank is a perfect example of that.

HomeBank is a free and open-source software for personal finance and money management. It comes with easy to understand interface along with all necessary tools that we need in accounting software for personal usage.

It is a cross-platform tool thus is not going to make Windows and macOS feel left out, moreover, the source is also available which can be compiled for any mainstream existing operating systems.

You can also see: Best open-source personal finance software

Features of HomeBank personal finance software

  • Import & Export data: As we know HomeBank is not the only software that is available as free or open-source, thus it can import accounts from different software such as Quicken or Microsoft Money; GNUcash and more in the QIF, OFX, QFX, and CSV file format.
  • For exporting QIF format and various data parts to CSV format is possible.
  • Accounts: In the account types it supports Bank, Cash, Asset, Credit card, Liability.
  • Visual reports in the form of beautiful charts: bars, lines and pie.
  • Budgeting: Set a budget for each category
  • Scheduled transactions
  • Ability to compare multiple different sets of data
  • Tag your transactions
  • Transfer money between accounts
  • Automatic assignment
  • Add new categories and payees directly from the transaction register.
  • Auto-completion
  • And more…

Command to install HomeBank Software on Linux

Here we have covered all the commands for the major Linux operating system that needed to install HomeBank personal finance software on them.

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Ubuntu Linux:

For older version of Ubuntu such as 14.04 or 15.04, we need to add the PPS repository of it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mdoyen/homebank
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install homebank

For Newer Ubuntu versions such as 17, 18, 19; just issue the single command:

sudo apt-get install homebank


sudo apt update

sudo apt-get install homebank


The command will work on all the version of this Linux after Suse 10.0

yast -i homebank


zypper in homebank

For Fedora

yum install homebank

On Mandriva

From the Mandriva Spring version, we can use the below command

urpmi homebank

Gentoo Linux

emerge homebank

Arch Linux

pacman -S homebank

To install HomeBank on MacOS, first, you have to install MacPorts. You can see more information on it here.