The KMyMoney development team is proud to announce the availability of the newest stable release of KMyMoney, version 0.8. A lot of progress has been made since version 0.6 was released. Existing features have been improved and many new features have been added. The following article gives you a short overview of them.
KMyMoney now has the capability to manage basic investments such as
stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and has the ability to retrieve price
updates from the Internet.
Reports have finally been added (no charts yet though - that's next). The
reports are fully configurable and very powerful. Custom reports are
easily created and a link to any report can easily be placed on your
financial summary home page.
Support for more then 170 different currencies has been added. You can
even assign different currencies to different accounts and add transactions
between those accounts.
GnuCash File Converter
A GnuCash import file converter has been added which makes it easier for those GnuCash users who have been wanting to experiment with or use KMyMoney.
KMyMoney now has the ability to import OFX files. OFX (Open Financial
Exchange) is an open specification for the exchange of financial data
over the Internet, allowing anyone to exchange financial data regardless
of the platform or financial software they choose to use. OFX is
supported by thousands of financial institutions and is becoming the
preferred method of exchanging financial data in several countries.
An Improved Look and Feel
Probably the first thing that you will notice about KMyMoney 0.8
compared to 0.6 is the improved look and feel which includes a new
default icon set and other visual improvements. The new look gives
KMyMoney a much needed update and a lot friendlier feel. Colors are now
taken from your system settings which makes KMyMoney fit better with
your selected color scheme. Many of the dialogs and views have also been
improved both visually and functionally.
Encryption of your Data File through GPG
You can now protect your financial data by using GPG encryption from within KMyMoney. You are also given the option to encrypt your file with
a recovery key if you choose to, in case you loose your keyring/passphrase.
Calculator Widget when entering values
Many people (accustomed to using one of the various commercial finance
managers), like entering values by using a 'calculator' widget. For
them, and anyone else who prefers to enter values this way, KMyMoney now
Completion of Data Within Edit Fields
When selecting an account, category or payee KMyMoney will take the keys
you entered so far and reduce the displayed values in the drop down lists
to contain only those entries that match. This will speed up entering
transactions a lot.
Online Quotes for Stocks & Currencies
Pull the latest price information for stocks and currency exchange rates
directly off the net from sources like Yahoo, Globe&Mail, MSN.CA or
Canadian Mutuals. You can even add your favorite source.
Support for VAT
KMyMoney now offers support for "Value Added Tax" for those who live in
countries that use a VAT system.
Anonymous File Format to Assist Debugging
When issues do arise that you are unable to figure out, KMyMoney now has
the ability to anonymize a copy of your data file that you can then
send to one of the developers who can try to discover and fix the issue.
This is a useful feature when you need it.
KMyMoney now has a new plugin structure allowing developers to write
full-featured plugins to extend the functionality of KMyMoney. We invite
you to try it.
And of course, lots and lots of bug fixes.