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21 Best Open Source Online Expense Tracking and Budgeting Tools

by: Jale Xanders

makes it easy to track expenses between friends, and to settle them up instantly online. Particularly popular with roommates, young professionals, and college students, it has been used for splitting bills like rent, utilities, meals, and beers. BillMonk also allows users to keep track of books, DVDs, or other items that they have lent to or borrowed from their friends.


online application developed to organise your personal and shared expenses.

free online system that integrates project management with contacts management and financial tools to manage your budget online.


allows you to track your budget, bills and transactions together in an easy to read calendar that can send you reminders when bills are due. You can also view most of the data stored on this site with your cellular phone so you can take all your data with you where ever you may be.

online tool to track your personal expenses online.

online checkbook register that will help you to keep track of all your checking, savings and credit card accounts in one place.


easy to use application that helps track your expenses, budgets and income. Use it to get an understanding of how you’re spending your money.

online tool that tracks your expenses and then compares your spending with similar people so you know where to improve.


expenses sharing calculator, ideal for shared houses, clubs, societies, business partnerships or other cost sharing.

free online web application to manage your personal budget, easily and succesfully.

free online webapp that allows you to track all your expenses and incomes easily and without effort, thus allowing you to have a clear view of your financial situation. It intends to be a simple yet powerful online budget management tool.

web-based application that gives you an easy way to keep track of your bills.


secure online personal finance budgeting software that can help you manage your spending to save money, reduce debt, manage tasks and reach your financial goals faster. You can create shopping lists online (and buy the items), set bills due and task reminder email alerts and create savings goals that you can track.

online expense reporting tool, track out of pocket and mileage expenses spent on behalf of your business or company.

free tool, you can perform several simple tasks which will help you understand the dynamics of your expenses. It can help you to organize your bills and payments, track your daily expenses, view summary and detailed budget, learn to manage money from the Plan2Spend community and learn to budget your monthly spending.

web based tool that helps you keep track of your shared and personal expenses that reminds you who owes you and whom you owe.

Spending Diary
simple spending tracking and analysis site.

website where you can track your spending and watch your budget.

makes it easy to better understand how you spend your money and links you to a community of people dedicated to helping each other make better financial decisions.

online tool to track your expenses via Email, SMS, instant messaging (AOL, MSN, Yahoo), Twitter, and voice (call and say your expense). Export to Quicken/MS Money/CSV/other.


enter and tag your expenses. View in a simple month to month view what expenses you’ve got. View at a glance what expenses are costing you the most with the tag cloud.

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9 Responses

  1. Whatever ! says:

    Thank you for compiling the list.

    Xpenser link points to rather than

  2. anshul says:

    Which one’s here are really open source? Most of them are free but the few I looked through were not GPL or any other FOSS license.

  3. tore2 says:

    You should add to the list

  4. mgrave says:

    For expense sharing, you might also want to give a try to Short Reckonings, a free Web tool that calculates the fewest number of payments needed to reconcile the debts. It is very simple to use and does not require you to register.

  5. covracer says:

    Your title is misleading. These are gratis web applications, but not software libre (open source).


    iXpense is built on the idea that expense management can be more intuitive, efficient, easy and useful. And anybody can use it. Because iXpense is:

    Free and always will be
    Access from anywhere and anytime
    Easy to handle and feature rich
    No need to learn accounting softwares for managing your regular expenses
    Keeps track of your income and expenses
    One click summary with graphs, charts and more……

  7. ShadageeksTech says:

    Reblogged this on Shadageeks Tech and commented:
    Ever wanted to calculate you expense and dumb the old school pen & paper, here are some suggestion of web application you might consider to use to do the job fast and easy. Also it can help in making future projections & help you analyze and separate needs from wants.

  8. Sachin Shah says:

    Nice list of expense tracker .. I have similar list but it is little different …it is guidance for your financial expenditure

  9. ateleee says:

    Nice and Informatic Blog if Anyone looking for a best place to buy tools online Then Visit us at

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