I am currently an active user of a proprietary app on Android to manage all my financial transactions. I cannot imagine using anything other than a smartphone for this sort of thing, because my transactions happen away from my computer 99% of the time, and I enter them into the app immediately as soon as it happens. The app I’m using is great for this and it can also sync with the web. If I don’t do it on the spot, I most certainly will forget the details.
However, I would like to move to a FOSS alternative. KMyMoney seems very sophisticated on the desktop and has probably all of the features that the app I’m using has, so it’s a great candidate. However, without some method of synchronizing with my phone, or at least accessing its database remotely, it feels somewhat pointless.
I would like to suggest one (or both) of the following:
- A companion android app that can sync with KMyMoney on the desktop, perhaps via KDE Connect, WiFi, or some other method. This means that I can enter and check my transactions offline while I’m on my phone, but be able to use more advanced features of the desktop when it’s convenient.
- Some kind of method to be able to synchronize KMyWallet with an online server, and a web interface to be able to enter and check the transactions.
I have been wanting to get into something like this.
I will mention that Gnucash is really great and already has a mobile app. The mobile app was created by a different team than the code Gnucash but it is there.
KMyMoney, could use the output of the Gnucash mobile app. It exports into CSV which can then be imported into KMyMoney if the accounts structure match.
Otherwise, we need to start a new app. That I know of, KMyMoney does not expose a rest API.
I also agree that 99 percent of my purchases happen away from my PC. At the same time KMyMoney does allow you to import a CSV from your Bank’s website. I do this weekly but I agree that if it was more real time it would be more useful. There are some transactions that are scheduled through the bank. Those would still need to be downloaded.
We all need to push our banks to allow integration with non-quicken applications.
I was just doing some research to see if a mobile app existed for KMyMoney and came across this post.
What I’d like to see is a very simple app initially where you can take a picture of the receipt, enter a date, amount and category. Then somehow be able to automatically enter those into KMyMoney. The app could also be created to sync payees and categories with KMyMoney so the data entry goes seamlessly.
I would hesitate to set up any app that exposed account numbers or any other information that could be used to unlawfully gain access to someone’s account.
Bonus would be an ai engine that would recognize the date, amount and payee.
Can you share a link to that mobile app here?