HomeBank - Free, easy, personal accounting for everyone.
last version: 4.6.3
unstable: 5.0-rc
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User Manual

HomeBank software comes with a built-in help system in html format. Once you have started the program, press F1.

You can also browse or translate the user manual online :

  • browse in English online
  • translate online into your language :  
    this uses (google translate).

Tutorials (non officials)

Community help

HomeBank project is hosted at LaunchPad, which is a unique collaboration and hosting platform for software projects.

> Search into the frequently asked question (faq)

If your question did not find a response from the faq, feel free to ask the community:
> Ask a question



HomeBank is free software and is released under the GPL License.


First of all, here is a list of action to follow in various case:

Purpose/Problem What to do ?
Using the software > Read the documentation
> Read the FAQ
> Ask a question
Found a bug/problem > Report a bug
Suggest a new feature > Open a wish bug
Translation > Help to translate

Nota: => I will not read, respond to any emails related to purpose listed above.

For any other subject, you can send me an email at:

I do manage HomeBank freely in my spare time, so it may take long to reply sometimes (I mean weeks, month maybe). So please be patient to get a reply !


Compiling for GNU/Linux distribution

The compiling instruction will differ depending on the distribution you uses.


  • gcc
  • automake tools
  • libgtk2.0 development files
  • libofx
  • libofx development files
  • intltool (if you have problems with .po file compilation)

Debian/Ubuntu distribution

Here are the instructions for compiling on debian/ubuntu:

  • open a terminal
  • type:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libofx4 libofx-dev intltool

  • uncompress the archive file:

    tar -zxpf homebank-x.x.tar.gz

  • move to HomeBank folder:

    cd homebank-x.x

  • type:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr

  • type:


  • type:

    sudo make install

Other distribution

  • install the requisites (see above)
  • open a terminal
  • uncompress the archive file:

    tar -zxpf homebank-x.x.tar.gz

  • move to HomeBank folder:

    cd homebank-x.x

  • type:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr

  • type:


  • type (as root):

    make install

Install on MacOSX

First, this is a third party port, so if you encounter problems installing HomeBank, in despite of the instuctions below, please try to get some help on macports, or brew or on a mac dedicated forum.

Using Homebrew package

  • install homebrew package manager using command in terminal
    $ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"
  • and then install Homebank using command
    $brew install homebank

Using MacPort (install on Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

  • 0. Check X11 is installed, if not, you have to use your Mac OS X Installation DVD to install it
  • 1. Install MacPort: http://www.macports.org/install.php
  • 2.Start a Terminal
  • 3. Type: sudo port install homebank
    • This gives error "install-sh: Permission denied" as reported here: https://svn.macports.org/ticket/24431
    • The cause of error is that "install-sh" has no execute rights
    • To fix that problem, do three more steps:
    • 3a. Type: cd /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_x11_homebank/work/destroot/opt/local/bin
    • 3b. Type: sudo chmod 755 install-sh
    • 3c. Type: sudo port install homebank
  • 4. Start Applications/Utilities/X11
  • 5. Type: homebank

When icons are missing (e.g. at the toolbar), do three more steps

  • Exit the HomeBank application
  • At Termnial, type: sudo port install hicolor-icon-theme
  • At X11, type: homebank

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