OpenSource GnuCash Accounts Books Keeper Application for Macintosh OSX, A User Experience & User Interface Review

Introduction to Application

I was searching for Macintosh OSX Application that can keep my Accounts Books for free & perfectly.

I found the Mac OSX application called GnuCash, I was excited & happy as it was free & open-source…


  • I downloaded the application, Opened the DMG file, Copied GnuCash Application to Mac OSX Application folder,
  • Application Icon was pretty much ordinary with flat colors no 3D or gradients or shadows
  • Worst thing was it was having big & Microsoft Windows like GUI (Graphical User Interface)
  • Button Clicking was not working
  • It had confusing approach for user to where to start from or just how to use it
  • GnuCash is alien Application for family of application of Mac OSX
  • It gave hint that HCI – UX & UI designer of GnuCash never used the mac before
  • GnuCash looses big time even being only open-source application in it’s category


  • I was totally unhappy with the application
  • I deleted it instantly
  • I decide never to view this application again in my lifetime
  • Now I am search of new Accounts Books Keeping Application
  • I am thinking even keeping Apple iWork Numbers sheet handy will solve the problem


  • Never use Microsoft Windows like Application on Mac OSX


  • Makers of GnuCash please read this blog post it as important to me as to you…

Thanks & regards
Mandar Apte

Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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