Desktop Integration

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06 Dec, 2009 08:28 PM

I would like to see the ability for MoneyDance to be accessed by shell scripts to display, on the user's desktop, various account information such as pending bills.

I use geektools (ver. 3.0) on a MacPro running OS 10.6.2 to provide computer-based information such as drive information, CPU information, weather, calendars. With some modification to the MoneyDance data file; e.g., place a unique line identifier as the beginning of each line for pending bills, a script could used to request information from the moneydance data file and display it on the desktop.

  1. 1 Posted by Waldo on 06 Dec, 2009 08:38 PM

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    I'm not an expert here, but as you can display output from any script, it may be easier to use the Moneydance API ( ) to get what you need rather than parsing the XML...

    Just a thought.

  2. 2 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 04 Jan, 2010 03:16 PM

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    This is also a great request to make on the trac forums. Thank you for your thoughtful and clever thoughts for improvements to Moneydance.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  3. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 03 Feb, 2010 03:25 PM.

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