2021-01-06 Released v2.2.5

This is a minor release with several bug fixes and a few new features.

Here are a couple of the new features:

Under “View/Reports” –> “View Funds YTD Details” report, I’ve added an additional column at the end that shows the monthly average Expense/Income of each fund.  After using Simple Budget for over a year now, I can see what I actually spent in each fund, and then I can compare the monthly average of the fund with the monthly Budget Amount.  That way, I can make educated decisions as to whether I need to adjust the budget amount for the next year, or if I need to be more careful spending in a particular category.

In several areas where Transactions are listed, I changed the default order to “As Entered” and changed the button from “Original” to “As Entered”.  I my personal use, I find that that having the Transactions ordered as I entered them helps me reconcile them with the bank.

I added an “Open Working Folder” option under the Help menu.  This will get you to your data, sample, and other files rapidly.

One last minor change, was the number of backup files that Simple Budget creates and keeps.  I changed the number from 10 to 20.  Every time Simple Budget closes and saves a file, it creates a backup file.  If you do a lot of report viewing and are in and out of Simple Budget a lot without making any changes, it will still save the file each time and create a backup file.  That means the backup files are identical.  Changing the number of backups to 20 increases the chance of saving differing backups.

You can see more detail about changes and bug fixes in this version on the Change Log page.

2019-12-23 Released v2.1.7

Simple Budget V2.1.7 has been released.  Here are the highlights of this release.

Charts are printable

You can now print any of the charts and graphs along with the reports.

Charts and Graphs are now printable!

Backups are Changed

As of V2.1.7 of Simple Budget, backups are a bit different.

  • First, backups are now saved in the format like this:  CURRENT_BACKUP_20191228-181947.SB
    What does that all mean? Here is the scoop.  The format is: CURRENT_BACKUP_YYYYMMDD-hhmmss.SB where YYYY is the four digit year, MM is the two digit month, DD is the two digit day of the month, hh is the two digit hour in 24 hour time, mm is the two digit minute, and ss is the two digit second that the backup was mad.
  • Simple Budget keeps up to 10 backups at a time.  The oldest is deleted as a new one is created.
  • A backup is made every time Simple Budget saves its default data file CURRENT.SB.
  • If you open a backup file with “File” – “Open”, you can use it as usual.  When it is time to close Simple Budget, or save the file through “File – “Save”, Simple Budget will ask you if you want to restore the file as your default CURRENT.SB data file.  If you select “Yes”, your current CURRENT.SB file will be over written by the back file.  If you select “No”, no file is saved.  Your current CURRENT.SB file will remain as it was, and any changes you made to the backup file will not be saved.  The backup file will remain unchanged.


Along with these highlights, there were numerous other small changes and bug fixes.  You can see about them on the Change Log page.