Free Open Source Budgeting app for Individuals: Guitos

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Guitos is a free and open-source budgeting app that enables you to find out where exactly your money is going and helps you to plan your budget well in advance. Your financial data doesn’t leave your system as the app stores data in your browser’s local storage.

Guitos is a very light-weight application with a very simple UI that is easy to use. It allows you to create multiple budgets so that you can review the past and plan accordingly. You can clone an existing budget and even download and upload your budgets in the JSON / CSV file format. Let us see the basic working of the application below.

How it Works:

1. Click on this link to navigate to Guitos. You are not required to register or sign up for any account.

2. Click on the button at the top right of the page and set your local currency and assign a name to your Budget plan in the text box at the top left of the page.

Enter budget name

3. Enter your Revenue along with the Heading under which it falls. You can click on the ‘+’ button and add as many Revenue items as you like.


4. In a similar way, enter your Expenses along with their Headings towards the right of the page. As you input the above values, Guitos will automatically display the percentage of Revenue or Expense that it amounts to.


5. Enter the current value of the emergency funds that you possess in the ‘Reserves’ field and update your Savings goal preference in percentage.

6. Now as you start filling all the transactions (Revenues & Expenses), Guitos will automatically calculate and display the Available amount, Available amount with goal consideration, Savings estimate and more in the ‘Statistics’ section


7. You can use the buttons in the toolbar at the top to clone the existing budget or to create a new budget plan.

8. To Export the present budget plan or to Import and existing one, click on the corresponding buttons in the toolbar. The supported file formats are JSON & CSV.

9. A few handy shortcuts have been defined to use Guitos. You can go through them by clicking on the Source code link that we have provided below and scrolling down to the section titled ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’.

Closing Comments:

Guitos is a lightweight and simple application to plan and organize your budgets and calculate your available amount, savings estimates, and more by settings a target goal. It does not have any powerful features but should suffice for personal usage. If you are wondering what the name signifies: ‘Guitos’ is the slang for Money or Cash in the Portuguese language.

Click here to navigate to Guitos. To access the source code, click here.

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