Allow for viewing of pot balances of hidden pots, without first unhiding the pot(s).
Perhaps on the ‘edit pots’ view.
With 5+ pots, it is nice to have those that are used infrequently hidden all of the time. But it is also useful to know the balance of these.
An additional motivator for hiding pots is keeping the other accounts supported by Plus close at hand, rather than at the end of a long list.
Current workflow: Go to full pot list > Tap ‘N hidden’ > unhide pots and save edit > View Balance > Reverse process to re-hide pots.
This is very lengthly for what should be a quick check.
A quick ‘fix’ could simply show the balances in the ‘Edit pots’ view.
I’m on the Android app BTW. First Post, so apologies if I’ve missed something.
My pots are hidden because I don’t want to see how much is in them so I don’t get tempted to dip into them. The friction of going through the steps to unhide them is perfect and is working really well.
I liken my hidden pots to piggy banks I don’t want to know how much in in them until I meet my goal or I really need the money - then I’ll smash them open
I voted, I’ve enough self control to not want to take money out after peeking at the balance. I’ve not got any hidden at the moment but when I had a few it was annoying trying to check to see what’s what.
I’m with @Ordog here! When I hide a pot it’s to forget that the pot exists until such a time where I need it. Being able to see at any point that my emergency fund pot has enough in it for that trip to Japan I’ve been longing for would be all the too tempting.
I’m the sort of person, where if I have spare money in my account, I have to look for something to spend it on. That’s why I use external savings and investment accounts, so the money is completely segregated, and less convenient to access.
I see what you are saying for sure. Not sure on a solution there. Perhaps having this as a user-configurable option in setting would work.
That is one greater thing I feel Monzo could do so easily, but it missing out on: user-specific customization.
Where’s my on/off toggle for:
show balance on hidden pots in edit view
hide all pots in ‘carousel’ view (these can get really cluttered with lots of pots, my original reason for hiding so many)
show other accounts before pots (contraversial, but it could default to ‘no’)
many more I can’t think of right now
Many of these such ideas would be relatively simple to implement, yet improve the experience greatly for many users.
Monzo could continue to push to boundaries by becoming the first banking app that offers such levels of personalization.
Too many toggles can be confusing and overwhelming for the less tech savvy among us. It’s often best to instead just focus on the best experience for most people, rather than giving people options, otherwise you end up with a tool like summary.
Maybe an ‘advanced setting’ section could offer some level of protection there?
Definitely not something for everyone. But if the defaults suit ‘most users’, and the toggles are hidden away then no harm done I feel