Contents

1. Create or open a book

1.1. Create a book

1.2. Open a book

2. Setting up your accounts

2.1. Create account hierarchy using built-in accounts

2.2. Import accounts from GnuCash sqlite files

3. Enter transactions

3.1. Enter a transaction

3.2. Import transactions from GnuCash sqlite files

4. Export data

4.1. Export data to another book

4.2. Export data to GnuCash sqlite file

1. Create or open a book

First your need a container for your data. We call this container 'book'. A book is stored in a file that they can be opened and modified at a later time.

1.1. Create a book

  1. Tap 'new book' (Figure 1).
  2. Enter book information (Figure 2).
  3. Tap 'create' to create book (Figure 2). Then there is a book file created in the folder you've selected.

 home appbar nobook

Figure 1

 new book

Figure 2

1.2. Open a book

If you have created a book, now you can open it.

If you have file manager apps like 'Files', you can click the Money Helper file (*.mhf file) in these apps to open a book.

  1. Tap 'open book' (Figure 1).
  2. Tap a book that you want to open (Figure 3).
  3. Or tap 'open file' to open a book file that you haven't opened (Figure 3).

open book

Figure 3

1.3. See more

Storing your financial data

2. Setting up your accounts

You are free to design your account structure in any manner you wish. A master account can have a hierarchy of detail accounts underneath it.

2.1. Create account hierarchy using built-in accounts

You can use built-in accounts to create your own account hierarchy quickly.

  1. Tap the second button 'new account hierarchy' in AppBar (Figure 4).
  2. Select the category, currency and accounts which you want to create  (Figure 5).
  3. Tap 'create' to create account hierarchy (Figure 6).

home appbar hasbook

Figure 4

new account hierarchy

Figure 5

2.2. Import accounts from GnuCash sqlite files

You can import accounts from GnuCash sqlite files very easily.

  1. Tap 'synchronize book' (Figure 4).
  2. Tap 'open file' to choose a GnuCash sqlite book file (Figure 6). Then it will synchronize data from GnuCash sqlite file to current book.
  3. Select some accounts you want to synchronize (Figure 7).
  4. Tap 'synchronize' to synchronize accounts (Figure 7).

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Figure 6

synchronize2

Figure 7

2.3. See more

Setting up accounts

3. Enter transactions

3.1. Enter a transaction

  1. Tap 'new transaction' in transactions tab of home page  (Figure 8). Or tap 'new transaction' in transactions tab of 'account detail page '(Figure 9). Or tap 'add' button after an account in subaccounts tab of 'account detail page'(Figure 10).
  2. Enter transaction information in simple view of 'transaction edit page' (Figure 11).
  3. Tap 'full view' to switch to full view of 'transaction edit page'  (Figure 12).
  4. Tap 'new split' to add a split in current transaction (Figure 11 / 12).
  5. Tap 'save' to save transaction information (Figure 11 / 12).

home transactions

Figure 8

account transaction

Figure 9

account subaccounts

Figure 10

transaction simple view

Figure 11

transaction full view

Figure 12

3.2. Import transactions from GnuCash sqlite files

You can import transactions from GnuCash sqlite files very easily.

  1. Tap 'synchronize book' (Figure 4).
  2. Tap 'open file' to choose a GnuCash sqlite book file (Figure 6). Then it will synchronize data from GnuCash sqlite file to current book.
  3. Select some transactions you want to synchronize (Figure 13).
  4. Tap 'synchronize' to import transactions from GnuCash sqlite file (Figure 13).

synchronize from gnucash transactions

Figure 13

3.3. See more

Enter transactions

4. Export data

    You can exchange date between Money Helper book files and GnuCash sqlite files conveniently.

4.1. Export data to another book

  1. Tap 'synchronize book' (Figure 4).
  2. Choose a file you have opened or tap 'open file' to open a  Money Helper file (Figure 14).
  3. Select the items you want to synchronize (Figure 14). The item can be Transaction / Account / Commodity / Price.
  4. Tap 'synchronize'. (Figure 14).
  5. Tap 'ok' to confirm to synchronize (Figure 15).

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Figure 14

synchronize confirm

Figure 15

4.2. Export data to GnuCash sqlite file      

  1. Tap 'export' (Figure 4).
  2. Tap 'export as GnuCash file' (Figure 16).
  3. Choose a folder you have opened or tap 'open folder' to select a folder for your GnuCash sqlite file (Figure 17).
  4. Enter the file name of GnuCash sqlite file (Figure 17).
  5. Tap 'export' to export data to GnuCash sqlite file (Figure 17).

export

Figure 16

export as gnucash

Figure 17

4.3. See more

Synchronization data

Export