Gogo account

Lees in Nederlands


From 2006 to 2011 I was the treasurer of a volleyball club. When I became treasurer I evaluated a number of existing bookkeeping and accounting programs, one commercial program and a number of free programs. None of these programs fulfilled my requirements:

Out of frustration I started writing my own bookkeeping program: gogo account was born. I used the program for five years for the bookkeeping of our volleyball club that had about 60 members at that time.

Gogo account is also a fine program to keep track of your personal financial situation.


Gogo account has the following features:


Click here to download version 2.3 of gogo account.

Templates can be used to generate LibreOffice documents for invoices and a report of the bookkeeping.

Click here to download the invoice template.

Click here to download the report template.


Start gogo account from a command prompt or terminal shell using the following command:

java -jar gogoaccount.jar [-lang=language code] [bookkeeping.xml]

The options between straight brackets [ and ] are optional. They may be omitted.

Replace language code by a language code, for example en for English or nl for Dutch. If you omit this option then the program starts in English.

Replace bookkeeping.xml by the file name of the bookkeeping that must be opened when gogo account starts. If you omit this option you have to open a bokkeeping via the user interface of gogo account.

For example, to start gogo account in English and without opening a bookkeeping use this command:

java -jar gogoaccount.jar -lang=en

Shell script for Linux

Linux users can easily create a shell script to start gogo account in English:

echo java -jar gogoaccount.jar -lang=en > gogoaccount.sh

Make the shells script gogoaccount.sh executable:

chmod a+x gogoaccount.sh

Now you can start gogo account using this shell script:



A first draft of the manual is available, but unfortunately in Dutch only.

Questions and remarks about gogo account are welcomed. Contact me by sending and e-mail to account@gogognome.nl.


Version 2.3

Date: June 30, 2015

Version 2.2

Date: February 16, 2014

Version: 2.1

Datum: March 8, 2013

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