This is what your finances can look like with Flowing Pennies.
If you look carefully, you can see that each image represents the same set of transactions.
The simple view shows each transaction, its amount, and its effect on your personal finances. While each transaction is color-coded according to its account, the main focus of this view is not zeroed in upon accounts, but rather on how all the transactions in the single list affect your personal finances.
Both of these views are useful in different circumstances, but what they have in common is this: they allow you to track how your finances affect your bottom line. Quickly scanning a month’s financial history is the work of glancing at a page or two of a single list. You don’t have to tab around between accounts and try to manually sew together their impact on your finances in your head.
Flowing Pennies is designed to make your entire financial workflow behave as intuitively and smoothly as a checkbook register.
Adding and manipulating transactions in Flowing Pennies happens in the footer bar of the Flowing Pennies window.
... to editing transactions...
... can be done using different footer modes.
(You can use OS X’s autocomplete feature when you are entering new transactions: press ESC or F5 when you are entering a new transaction description and you will see alternatives for your new entry.)
You can switch between footer modes using the footer mode selector in the toolbar. For a description of each footer bar, you can check out The Life Cycle of a Transaction.
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