New Look Monzo / polish and finish - what next?

I’m thinking more about budgeting and presentation generally.

It feels a bit like the pie chart button is a quick way to bring the old Summary screens to the new look app. But the whole thing could be designed better so it looks like the new app and fits in better.

And, of course, there’s all sorts of issues with Summary still: different pay periods, inability to forecast more than one incoming payment, doesn’t account for scheduled pot transfers…

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I feel like things are coming on with bill pots and stuff, but I’d really like more focus on better budgeting tools - specifically to budget “YNAB style” in Monzo.

My ideal I guess would be a pot for every ‘category’ I want to care about, and be able to link all transactions, categories, merchants, dds/sos, to be spent from a specific pot.

If I categorise something as Eating Out, boom, instant pot transfer between my eating out pot and the main balance. The coffee shop I go to daily comes out of a coffee fund until £0…

I know some of this is achievable via IFTTT but I would rather it all in app

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Just a few little things :slight_smile:

  1. Pressing the Android back button has a habit of unceremoniously dumping you out of the app rather than taking you back to the home screen
  2. Some screens have navy blue headings and some do not - going to take a while for the style to fan out, but I would like every screen to be consistent - some were not even before the new navigation
  3. When you suggest a logo and submit it takes you back to the transaction, however when you suggest a merchant and submit it takes you back to the screen for suggesting a merchant, not the transaction
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Are you talking about the back button? Incredibly frustrating that it takes you out of the app rather than to the previous screen!

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Clear up tags - issues around capitals and merchant names as tags etc.

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Fixing spent today also ‘Spent Today’ still not making any sense

Yeah sorry, did mean to type that. Edited. Thanks

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I like the way this is implemented in Google Photos on Android: when you scroll slowly by dragging in the usual way, a scroll “handle” appears at the side of the screen; you can stop scrolling normally and grab that instead, and it allows you to move very quickly between dates. A few seconds after you stop scrolling, it disappears.

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For me, these are the top ones (although there are loads more):


I think a “Jump to < date >” button would be the best way to solve this problem.

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Really hope the new app has the ability to add custom categories and split payments across categories.

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This looks like a candidate for polish and finish:

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I’m pretty sure they’re already included in Spent Today.

Oh. Ability to tag and note on all transactions. !!! The disparity here on iOS and Android is so odd and annoying.

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Oh this is a good one. I’m on Android, but I miss the ability to see the original reference (but then add my own notes too).

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Budgets. Like, real budgeting, not whatever is in the app at the moment. Bills pots and the coming “spending sorted” feature are steps in the right direction, but it needs to be so much more. You can’t make money work for anyone without this.

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This is pretty close to what we’re thinking too. @bruno is currently writing a full proposal for how we do this. In fact, the original post in this thread is surprisingly close to what we’ve been thinking

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Am-a-zing

:hot_coral_heart:

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Some way to hide all budgeting features please. The “you gave xxx left to spend this month” in the home screen is quite annoying if you don’t use monzo for budgeting at all.

Some way to hide all budgeting features please. The “you gave xxx left to spend this month” in the home screen is quite annoying if you don’t use monzo for budgeting at all.

I agree with this. While I appreciate that budgeting is one of the marquee features of Monzo, for my wife and I (especially given that we have our own personal accounts both within and outside Monzo, as well as a joint account), it is just too simplistic.

It’s probably always going to be too difficult to build budgeting features to suit everyone’s lifestyle, but a way to hide them if you don’t use them would be very welcome.

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This is probably worthwhile including here:

It probably goes hand in hand with being able to upload PDFs, too.