IMPROVEMENT: Subcategories in charts
BTW, let me get to one suggestion in advance, and I am selecting this
particular one to ask right now because it may be complex from behind the
frontend due to data structure: I see that categories may have
subcategories but they look to be visually indented only, while the app
process them all as just-categories anyway (not sub) for charts or reports.
I.e. category automobile and its subcategories fuel and maintenance. On
charts they seem to be all categories, showing side-by-side instead of
automobile being a sum of fuel+maintenance. I love charts and to navigate
my data trough them, and I ended by seeing it all distorted somehow. Did I
get it wrong or it is really what I am describing? If so, would you
consider changing that? Or am I missing a different concept here?
Hi. Any news about implementation date? Because this idea is marked as planned for almost 2 years... Without this thing implemented Im unable to go to version 4, because in it its impossible to see how much Ive spend in subcategories...
Hi Nick. When do you think that this planned solution will be released? You gave graphs going deep button to payed version (why?), so Im not unable to test it now on my second account and device. And without this repaired I dont want to move with my main (payed) account from version 3 to version 4.. So thats why Im asking when it will be released.. Thanks
Yes - the labels under the charts seem to be a really good solution. While we try to deliver the updates as fast as possible - this should be implemented very soon. When I'll know exact deadline, I will post here.
Have a nice day. Nick
Problem of graph as you have it now is that if I have in current month more expenses in one category that its hard to click on other envelope category. For example I have env1 98%, env2 1,8% and env3 0.2 its almost imposibble to see that percent and click on that env3 is mostly imposibble too. And this is problem, because when I need to click on it to have posibility to go deeper and see my categories.. In version 3 this wasnt problem because subcategories was shown in text down under the graph, but in version 4 they isnt. Ive thinked about it and solution may be to use turn graphs. Not sure how to explain it, so maybe look onto AndroMoney. They graphs are not pretty as yours, but they turn around so its easier to show and go to category expense in graph.. And maybe you can give some turn arrow on the left and right side of graph, so it can be turn around by click onto them.. Or maybe you can solve it by posibility to click on the name of category under graph.... Pavel
Charts have been seriously underrated in previous versions - almost like a burden. But let me say - not only charts - the whole analytics part of the app is right now going through serious consideration - and from the viewpoint of developers but from the viewpoint of real people's needs. Feel free to comment further in this thread - I will be reading it all, and hopefully new improvements to the analytics sector will solve your problems! :)
Nick / BB
I miss subcategories in graph too, hope that they will repair it soon, so I may finally go to version 4 instead of stay in ver 3. I wrote all things Im missing in graph into this request
maybe mine and this one can be merged together...
Make an option to display charts only with subcategories. No one has ever been interested in your main categories since you imposed them and disrupted people's lives. The charts were fine before you changed them. Do you just get bored and tinker with everything? You're not improving anything; you just disrupt.
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Something like this would be helpful: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2269959/money-subbcategories.png
Yes, I second this! Budgeting for me is all about categorising my money and scrutinising where it goes. However, being unable to zoom into the subcategories in the chart is a big downer, considering I have been diligently labeling each expense in the respective subcategory.
Please allow us to be able to view charts in categories, and when each category is clicked, show the split in subcategories. Ideally, each subcategory can be shown as a percentage of the main category (eg, "fuel" is 60% and "maintenance" is 40% of the "Automobile" category) and also as a percentage of the total expenses (eg, "fuel" is 10% of total expenses).