Actual - Self Hosted, Privacy Friendly Financial Planning System
Actual is a self hosted, open source financial planning and budgeting system. It's designed to be fast, local-first, and privacy friendly, and has a lot of powerful features for budgeting and financial planning.
The Actual application was originally a closed-source software offering by James Long, but it has been recently released as an open source application under the MIT license.
The actual website and landing page is available at:
And their source code is available at:
Actual already comes with a Docker image:
They have an online demo that you can use to try out the features here:
I recommend Cloudron to package Actual, because it is a modern, high-quality financial planning app that adds value to a category that Cloudron does not have many applications in. Actual is fast, and unusually powerful, and has a great feature-set and UX/UI experience.
jdaviescoates last edited by
Although given it's a local app I guess it's actually the actual-server we'd need packaging for Cloudron:
@jdaviescoates Thank you!
I'll edit the main post to include the correct link. I am quite excited for Actual, as it is quite polished and well-made- and I hope to see it on Cloudron soon!
infogulch last edited by
Neat app. I wonder how it compares to firefly iii
It will be really great if this app could be packaged before the start of June. I'll be beginning a new job then, and it would be a good time to upgrade my budgeting workflow
micmc last edited by
@Sydney Cool find.
While Firefly is actually a great software, I think Actual would be a great addition as well. I too love the modern flat design, efficient and fast.
jagadeesh-s2104 last edited by
Wow. What a software!
I currently use quicken, but would switch to this in an instant if it was available.
Seems nice, it's quite similar to YNAB, isn't it? Well, definitely more than Firefly III.
@Sydney Great suggestion and nicely formatted. I think it always must encourage people here if you mention that there is already a Docker image available, which there is:
I hope we get this going.
@LoudLemur Thank you very much! I'll update the post to include the docker image link.
I'm glad to see so much interest for Actual. I am really looking forwards to seeing it on Cloudron as well!
random_eric App Dev last edited by
I tried the demo and it looks great.
Is there a way that I can test it on my server?
random_eric App Dev last edited by random_eric
I've packaged the app, but I'm not sure what to do next.
The repo can be found here:
It's been working great for me.
I continue to maintain it at https://git.eyen.ca/cloudron/actual-server
subven last edited by subven
@random_eric get a review by @girish or @nebulon At first glance it looks good but I think /app/data should be owned by www-data who also runs the apps process. Maybe adjust the start script and Dockerfile for better continuity,
btw the Cloudron user is called yellowtent internally ^^
random_eric App Dev last edited by
Thanks for the feedback!
For the user, I was following the nodejs tutorial. I'm not sure whihch one to use at the moment.
@random_eric Ah nice, I will give this a try later today! Actual doesn't need any database configuration and such?
subven last edited by
@girish they use better-sqlite3 but store everything in /data ^^ The app is not designed to use an external database connection as far as I can see.
@girish Hi there! Congratulations on the recent 7.3.x release. Is there any information on adding Actual to the Cloudron app store? I would very much like to use it