Nice to meet you!
Romey is a free personal finance tracking application that is mainly suited for my needs. It might not be your cup of tea but give it a try, it just might help you keep on top of your income & expenses.
So what can Romey do?
- create basic or recurring transactions
- display aggregated summary report for accounts
- show graphically spending trend in the last 12 months
- create budgets
- show account balances in the past
- aggregate spending by payees
How to install Romey
The only external dependency for Romey is a Ruby interpreter and a browser to access Romey.
- Ruby -v 1.8.4 or later
- Supported browsers
- Firefox - any version
- Safari 2 or later
- Note I do not have IE so, not sure if everything will work as expected.
- Download Romey stable release
- I personally run Romey from trunk so I am always on the latest code. You can do that by running 'svn checkout svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/romey/trunk/romey'
- Run Romey
- For windows: run romey.cmd
- For others: run rake romey:run RAILS_ENV=production. Note this assumes sqlite3 is installed on the system.
- Access Romey on http://localhost:3000/. The password is secret. You can change the password by editing config.yml's password attribute for an environment.
- Rails comes with a default server but if mongrel is installed on the system then it will use that. Mongrel performs better than default server and has support to run as a service on windows.
- gem install -y mongrel
- Romey will run on sqlite3 out-of-box, but you can use any database servers support by rails such as MySQL.
So I'd like to try it out Romey but I don't know what to do
Disclaimer: I'll describe how I use Romey, it is by no means how you should be using it. Feel free to invent different ways of using it.
TO BE COMPLETED
Step 1: Create an accounts
Hit the new accounts page
If you ever have any feedback about Romey
Feel free to drop me a line at romey [at] shenie [dot] info.