HomeBank User manual

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To review the complete list of changes, please use the Help > Release Notes menu from HomeBank program.

What's New in HomeBank 5.6

To review the complete list of changes, please use the Help > Release Notes menu from HomeBank program.
Older what's new in X.Y can be read into previously on HomeBank...

New features in v5.6 New features in v5.5 New features in v5.4 New features in v5.3 New features in v5.2 New features in v5.1 New features in v5.0 New features in v4.6 New features in v4.5

New features in v5.6

Charts for Over Time Statistics report

The Over Time part of the Statistics report was introduced into v5.3 as a standalone table view.
This version officially introduce the graph part of this waited and powerful feature, so you now have both a Stack bar graph and a 100% Stack bar graph, thus those two were already released with a back-port since v5.5.4

With this version you also have a Balance mode option when you select the Account as a source

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Filter redesign and improvement

The filters into HomeBank was completely rewritten in preparation for future changes.
A lots of changes have been made to the filter dialog:

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Internal transfer with different currencies

Transfer with different currencies are now permitted. When you select transfer type in the Transaction dialog you have an additional amount widget.
this amount is prefilled only when you Add and if:
- the source account is into base currency
- the target currency have a conversion rate
otherwise you have to fill it manually

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Multiple item selection for trend time report

The Trend Time Report was until now restricted to display one item at a time or all the items.
Now, you have a list of items (Account, Category, Payee, Tag) so that you can use combination of items to be computed and displayed.

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More date range option and redesign

The date range widget was redesigned and enriched with a lot of new entries.

It is divided in 2 vertical part and 3 columns.

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Hide payee/category to lighten the lists

As some items may become outdated, it is now possible to hide payee/category from the list or drop-down widgets.
For that, new 'eye hide' buttons were added into both the payee dialog and category dialog so you can control what to display or not.

By default also on those dialogs, the count column are hidden as well and a show usage button was added.

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Feature to lock changes of reconciled transactions

This feature enables to lock the reconciled transaction for any changes, this is a missing protection I wanted to add for a while and asked by some users.
By default it will be enabled, but if you want to get back to the actual behavior, you have a preferences into the transaction section as well.
There is also a ON/OFF switch into the account window to quickly enable disable it for quick edit.
At last, when this feature is on, you cannot edit reconciled transaction from any detail report list.

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Assignment dialog changes and improvements

To improve and ease the management of a long list of assignment, some changes have been made to the assignment dialog:

Also you can add an amount into the condition

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New features in v5.5

Print for graphic report

The report graphic charts can now be printed, or preferably exported as a pdf, and this directly from the report dialog.

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Your account new columns and display choose

There was a lot of changes in 'Your Accounts' list:

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GTK override for font size and dark theme

You can now override the GTK font size and set the dark theme directly from the preferences.

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New features in v5.4

Mass assignment creation

Like it was possible to create a template from selected transaction into the register list, it is now possible to create some assignment as well.

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Popup menu on transaction list

Now a right click on the transaction list pop an action menu

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Multiple line scheduled post

Now you can select several line in the main window scheduled transaction list, and post or skip.

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Reworked the welcome dialog

The welcome dialog was reworked: added an icon, relayout, show next time checkbox to enable or disable to show it at start

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New features in v5.3

Added a transaction type

The transaction now have a strong type: Expense/Income/Transfer
This bring more clarity, remove the Internal transfer payment mode in profit of the Transfer type. And also the Transfer payment was renamed Bank Transfer.

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Added group account

A free typing group was added so that you can reorganize 'Your account' list in the main window the way you want and independently from the historical account type or institution name.

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Statistics report shows items over time

The first part was ready to deliver into this release, this is the table view which enables to summarize items by interval of:

A future release will bring the stacked charts in addition to this feature.

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New features in v5.2

Export transaction as PDF (for print)

You can now export the transaction of a single account to a PDF file. This is the first part of the print support into HomeBank.

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List of all transactions

From the main window transaction menu you can now open a register with all transaction of all accounts.
Most of the action are available here, except:

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Import of multiple file with more option

The import process was completely rewritten starting from zero, with all your wishes in mind. The goal was to enable more flexibility, like import several files at a time and to simplify the access to the option. Adding to this, I added some more duplicate/similar option and a few other refinements. See the import process for details.

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A real backup mechanism

A real backup mechanism is now available and enable to create a real backup file once a day, with a configurable occurrence.

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Duplicate transaction finder

A duplicate finder is now available from a single account register window in the tools menu. The feature just mark in place the transaction, in bold for the one to keep and strike the potential duplicate called similar.
the similarity is evaluated on amount, date (+gap) and memo.

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Default template for each account

On each account you can set a default template transaction, so that every time you create a transaction on that account, the template is used.

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New features in v5.1

Multiple currencies

You can now manage accounts in different currencies. When opening a file from a previous version of HomeBank, you will be prompted to choose a base currency.
Then you can add several currencies with the currencies dialog, update the exchange rate on-line, and assign different currencies to every account.

Take care as the currency formatting option are now in the currencies dialog.

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Payee default category and payment type

Payee now enables to set some default value for category and payment. So when you add a new transaction, choosing a payee will automatically fill the category and payment. When you edit a transaction, choosing a payee will complete one or both those two fields if they are empty. See the payee dialog.

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New feature for automatic assignments

New capabilities of the automatic assignment are available:

See the assignment dialog.

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New features in v5.0

Cleared status to enrich the transaction status

A cleared status for transaction was added, to enrich the existing status. You now also have a Status column into the transaction list to display a new set of status for transactions.

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Stack chart for budget

I finally found some time to code a new graph report dedicated to budget, please welcome the stack chart that clarify so much the budget report !

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Quick search for list

For more detail on this, please click here.

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New features in v4.6

Quick search for transaction

In the transaction window, right to the balance you will now find a quick search input to fast filter transaction based on text column.

The search apply to all columns except status, date and amount columns.

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Configure fiscal year boundaries

Starting 4.6, you can define your fiscal year start/end date.

Previously the fiscal year was aligned to the calendar year, starting on 1st january and ending on 31 december.

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Scheduled transaction date before or after weekend

Insert a scheduled transaction can be controlled to avoid insert on weekend and to automatically change the date to before or after.

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Ability to individually play scheduled transactions from the list

You now have 2 buttons below the scheduled list on the main window, one to Skip, one to Post, and this for every scheduled you want to manage manually.

If the scheduled transaction can be posted as it, it will be, otherwise if the amount or target account is not pre-filled, you will be prompted with the transaction dialog to make any changes before posting the transaction.

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New features in v4.5

Ability to change language

You can now select a different language than the one of your system !

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Where your money goes

Top 5 Spending report !

Top 5 spending category new report can be optionally displayed into the main window. The date range can be configured within the preferences, and changed main-window too.

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Category split for transactions

This is a long time wish which is now possible into HomeBank. You can split non internal transfer up to 10 categories. A new button was added on the right of the amount widget into the transaction dialog.

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New filters for account window

The account window now have a new filter / information bar.

Here is a description from left to right:

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Scheduled append until a day of month

You can now insert transaction within a specific day in the next month.
So for example, you can add until the 28th of each month, the selected date excluded, which mean transaction that should occurs on 28 will not be inserted.

You can keep the previous behaviour to add xx days into the future from today's date.

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