KMyMoney 0.8 Notes

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 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.

Multiple Currencies
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.

OFX Import
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 has one.

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.

Online Manual
The KMyMoney user manual is now available online within KHelpCenter and as a PDF file at the KMyMoney website.

Plugin Structure
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.

We would like to thank the many people who have contributed to making this release what it is today including those who have submitted code and the many users who have given valuable input and feedback.
We invite you to try KMyMoney 0.8. We are sure you will love it.


The KMyMoney Development Team