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A rich web interface for the CL-accounting tool beancount.

Project description

Web interface for the double-entry bookkeeping software beancount with a focus on features and usability.

You can try out a demo here:

fava (More Screenshots here:


  1. Prerequisites: An installed version of beancount and Python >= 3.5
  2. Install it from PyPI by running pip3 install beancount-fava


  1. Start fava by running fava    /Volumes/Ledger/example.ledger (substitute with the path to your own beancount-file) to run the included web server.
  2. Point your browser at http://localhost:5000 to view the web interface.

fava comes with Gmail-style keyboard shortcuts: Press ? to show an overview of the keyboard shortcuts.


If you want to hack on fava, this will get you up and running:

git clone
cd fava
# using a virtual environment is optional, but recommended
virtualenv -p python3 venv
. venv/bin/activate
make build-js
pip install --editable .

Note that you’ll need to have npm installed to build the Javascript UI.

Caution: Consider this beta-software. Contributions are very welcome :-)

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