In our experience the categorization was just as good as on Mint, with the need to enter several categories manually but that only added another few minutes to the getting started process.
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One of the areas that received a big overhaul was the dashboard, or home screen, which now gives users an easy to understand summary of the important day-to-day information they need.
The revamped dashboard is very useful and with the inclusion of spending, monthly bills and spending goals you can keep on top of the day-to-day items in just a few minutes. After installing it you can complete the account linking in about 10 minutes depending on how many accounts you have.
In addition, we asked you to add to our list of questions in the comment section for that article.
Many of you did just that, and we bundled your questions and ours into an email message that we sent to the 17 developers of the possible Quicken replacement packages that we listed in the article.
Speaking of categorization, that's another area of improvement in Quicken 2011 that borrows heavily from
Quicken desktop users now enjoy the same level of auto-categorization for transactions that Mint has been praised for.
Gnu Cash is named such because it is distributed under the GNU GPL open source license.