This is one of my biggest gripes. I keep posts hidden for aesthetics and because I don’t need to see them daily but adding to them (with the exception of salary sort) is a pain.
Being able to split any incoming payment to pots would be ideal. I got a refund for something the other day. I had to unhide two pots, split the spare change part into my coin jar and the rest into another. Then rehide them.
What I find so bizarre about this is that money in pots counts towards interest (if with Plus/Premium)
If I had an overdraft and I was trying to pay it off/stay out of it but couldn’t commit to that 100%, I think it would be good to have an overdraft pot.
Account = -£996.52
Overdraft pot - £1000
Currently to Monzo that would make me £996.52 overdrawn in reality I have £3.48
But they think it’s better that my account says
Account = £3.48
Pots are trying to be “out of sight, out of mind” but then half arse it for the very people it needs to help.
Powerful search and filters on the transaction feed.
Way back in time, before there was Summary, Monzo had the Spending tab. This gave some nice run downs of amounts spent by category and merchant (I think - my memory is hazy and my google-fu is failing me).
Separately, the iPhone app has some excellent search functionality (which is sorely lacking on the Android version, but I digress) which lets you search by merchant, location and loads (and loads) of other stuff. It’s one of the rare occasions where someone has really thought about the problem and really delivered on it. It’s excellent (even if, reportedly, it kinda didn’t work for a while).
So, what do these things tell us? I think they tell us that (looking at the budgeting poll) that users really want this form of insight. But instead of giving it to us over time, it’s actually been taken away by Monzo - or only available to a subset of users. This needs to be fixed!
How to do this?
This one is quite simple, I think…
Bring search parity to Android
Add in the ability to only see credits or debits
Let users save searches - let’s call them filters.
Let users sort group transactions (for example by merchant or by category)
Let users sort transactions by things other than date. By merchant name, category name, or value would be a good start.
I was originally attracted by this (from this post):
But I can’t see how it works with the current app set up. I’m attracted by a simple tab, but then you’d need a date range and you might as well do it from a proper filter. And, in any event it’d end up looking like my Dozens mock.
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First off… How did I miss the post about pots from 6 days ago. Outraged!
Out of that big list of Pot Things - I would really love to see , and please. Especially the ability to auto-move money based on external account interactions.
On the topic of your pots getting cluttered… I’d love to see Nested Pots. Or maybe keeping a Pot analogy, having a “Shelf” to put similar pots on. I can have my Savings Shelf, my Bills Shelf, My “I want to keep these things hidden shelf because I keep looking at the “latest tech” thread” Shelf… etc.
All of those pots neat and tidily packed away inside my Monzo Cupboard. Better than just having all my pots spread out on my kitchen floor or something.
I love this idea. I was thinking that the headings on the accounts screen should be collapsible (so see/hide all pots, all connected credit cards, all connected current accounts etc). But this is a much better option - if the UX folk can find an elegant way to aggregate and disaggregate pots.
I was just about to badly mock up a picture of a nice shelf I found with some pot icons but I couldn’t find any pot icons as a png so instead of my poor effort in photoshop, you get this text version of my poor effort instead.,