Life Balance and finance planning

One appeal of Life Balance has to do with the similarities to GnuCash – my finance accounting tool of choice.


  • GnuCash is about money accounting, Life Balance is about time/efforts accounting,
  • GnuCash has a tree of bookkeeping accounts, Life Balance has a tree of projects,
  • GnuCash has a number of useful reports, Life Balance has reports too, albeit only two: the dynamically compiled To-Do List (frankly, the main product of the system) and … the Balance report.

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GnuCash for Windows available after 10 years in UNIX

The GNU way to manage your money!GnuCash team has been famous in the past for their harshness towards anything “Windows”. No wonder – the 1st version of GC was written in 1997 in Motif for X Window System which was (and still is?) light years ahead of substandard Microsoft Windows GUI in terms of professional usability.

It seemed nobody expected them (GnuCash) to release a Windows port. Me wasn’t exception either. So when I had to move from X to MS Windows I also had to keep a subsidiary UNIX machine (thank God, virtual computer was OK) special for UNIX applications, most notably for GnuCash.
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