Possibility to create own categories (parent/ sub-categories)
I would again pay for this app if I could create my own categories and sub-categories. It used to had this option, but a few month ago it was changed to fixed categories, and when I summarize my month it's quite exhausting to categorize my expenses in my own categories. Please consider putting this option back. It doesn't necessarily mean that you have to delete the fixed categories, rather just put an option into categories menu to be able to create your own categories, without any limitations.
I am happy to invite you to private BETA channel to try and explore our modified Categories. Feel free to send me email to jan.muller@b udgetbakers.com with ideas for an improvement.
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I still can't create my own categories, just rename the that the already has.
There is some condition for this fuction activate at the app?
Александр Потемкин commented
Statistics in the program is one of the best. But without creating its own categories and subcategories, it loses its meaning. Renaming the current categories and creating their 3 levels does not solve the problem at all. I'm leaving to competitors.
We still cannot create our own custom categories. This was the whole point of the update for this. We can rename current main categories, add sub categories of main ones, but cannot add our own. PLEASE CHANGE THIS SÓ WE CAN ADD OUR OWN. I'll buy premium if this happens.
Lukas Novak commented
Hello, I'm the beta user in both Google Play and Crashlytics, but still cannot see the „modified Categories“ section. When this feature will be ready? Thank you!
Matteo Orefice commented
The limit on creating categories in sublevel breaks mental structure of every users because every users have differents needs, for example I'd like a top level category for sons expenses .
I am evaluating two softwares , this and Toshl Medici, I think the second has less reporting tools but the data entry on app is faster and they have custom categories and tags, also they have bank account sync also in europe, budgeting
The only think I regret is have bougth wallet to test bank sync , because I think it is unusable due its categories creation limit
Christian Bautista commented
This will NOT (and NEVER) work.
You cannot decide and define the structure of categories for users.
Each user organizes and manages his expenses differently.
Stop the guesswork and add the ability for us to create our own categories. That's what we need and what the request was.
Taras Borodii commented
What I've seen so far in category settings:
- Renaming categories
- changing icon and type
Is that everything that was developed?
Are any there plans to develop what was requested in the post above like:
- adding/removing category/subcategory
- moving subcategory to different category and keeping transactions assigned to the subcategory
- hiding/removing category/subcategory
Renaming category that has handreds of records to something different is not what I would want to do
Reinhard Labuschagne commented
I do not see this working...
Николай Макуха commented
I really like the interface and I want to go to your application, but without the categories that I need, this application will not perform my tasks. Please do this as soon as possible and I am your client.
Indeed i am in the process of leaving the app (premium owner) because i can't do categories. Some time ago you allowed complete freedom with categories. I don't use Bank Import at all. Please give me the complete freedom to manage categories, not just rename the current root ones.
Maybe I'm looking at the wrong place, but I couldn't find where to create a new category (as someone else mentioned in the comment section). Allowing us to change the existing categories is a good thing, but I'd see a real improvement if you allow us to create new categories. Some people break their expenses differently (in a more detailed way I'd say).
Didn't find how to create new category of higher level
iam very happy to hear that you are going to give us customizable category, please remember one thing, we want completely customizable, please please please
Please make custom categories.
We have a saying in my country which more or less goes like this:
"On a deaf man's door, you can knock forever!"
1192 votes and 107 comments and not a single reply from budgetbakers... really? I pay wallet premium because I believe the app is one of the best available in the market, but come on. Not allowing us to customize the bloody categories is a pain.
Claudia Muir commented
I am getting more and more annoyed at the categories. Come on, insurances are not "financial expenses" - it messes up my analytics! This is an easy fix, just let us create our own categories. Not everybody fits into your very limited category scheme (which, btw, is really badly thought out). People are asking for this for years. Are you listening?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, everyone is asking for this, this should not be too hard to make providing on the fact that I heard it was possible years ago. I don't wish to make a sub-sub category, not even a sub category. I just want to edit my icons and main categories thats all!
Yannis D commented
You guys are wasting your time... I have raised this issue more than 2 years ago and they just don't want to listen...
Now, don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful app will a lost of work and effort invested on it, but for me the fixed categories is a deal breaker!
Look at other alternatives... YNAB (https://www.youneedabudget.com) or Buxfer (https://www.buxfer.com). How do these guys deal with automated syncing with banks, credit cards, etc. and still keep completely customized categories ?