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What are Plugins?

Plugins are small modules, generally created by a third party, which expand Buddi's functionality. As of Buddi 3.0, there are a number of types of plugins, including Report (to make new reports for Buddi), Import / Export / Synchronize (to allow transfer of data between Buddi and another program), and a generic type which can be used to extend the core functionality of Buddi.

I maintain a small collection of plugins (some written by myself, and some by various third parties) on the Buddi Plugins download page.

How to Install Plugins

After you have downloaded a plugin, it is very simple to load it into Buddi. Just go to Buddi's Preferences screen (Edit -> Preferences or Buddi -> Preferences if you are on a Mac), and select the Plugins tab. Click on Add, and select the plugin file which you have downloaded. When you hit OK, the plugins will be loaded into Buddi. It's as easy as that!

Once the plugin is loaded, you will see it added in the designated place. This will vary by plugin types; for instance, if it is a Report plugin, it will be under the "My Reports" tab. If it is an Export plugin, it will be under File -> Export.

Custom Plugins

If you are looking for a certain type of plugin which is not yet created, I may be able to create it for you on a consulting basis. You have the option of paying for full rights to the code (i.e., it is yours - you can sell it, hoarde it forever, or whatever you want), or paying to fund the development for an open source version, which I will then put on the plugins page for others to download freely. The rates I charge for the open source version are a fraction of the private version.

If you are interested in this, please contact me for details.

Of course, if you cannot afford to pay anything, you can also submit a plugin feature request, and hope that I get to it soon; however, I don't have as much time as I would like to spend coding plugins, and it may take a while to get to it.