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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.

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      • Hugo LeonardoHugo Leonardo commented  · 

        There is no way a fixed and a non editable category works for everyone. I HATE the way it is, my lifestyle is not the same as everyone else, my income and expense is not the same, it gets confusing for me to use the one developers thought it would be the best for me. It's a deal breaker, I'm looking for another app because the bank sync doesn't work at all, so, there's no point to keep this as I'm going to use manual entries all the time and I can't even chose what type of account is, all manual are set as general, so, credit card accounts are treated as general =/ WHY DON'T YOU LISTEN THE CONSUMERS?

      • Paul SticeaPaul Sticea commented  · 

        This app is useless for me now, with the categories not being editable anymore. Who thought this is a good idea? Why isn't this fixed after so many complains and after so much time? The default categories are not well made, not for me anyway. You can't have a one fits all solution. I payed a one year subscription a few months before the option to create my own categories was removed, and then you made the app unusable. Now I'm testing other budget trackers, and of course I won't renew my subscription.

      • AL HIGHSMITHAL HIGHSMITH commented  · 

        I thought this was my Quicken replacement, til I saw the strange categories.
        Any app that uses hard coded text as an identifier, is not well written. The actual numeric or guid ID field should be the ID. Not text.

        Thats a junior level developer mistake. Experts have already learned from this mistake on the backend AND clients that always want options. Also means the QA team consists of developers, not normal end users. End users see lack of options. Developers want you to stay in your box and not break their app.

        Not being able to delete, is not the problem. Its the fact that we cannot rename, create or disable base categories because you thought these were suitable for all robots around the world.
        Most humans want to use the custom categories of their previous software or simple those that they, not you, understand.

        This is the place where Quicken and Mint win and why you're losing clients.

        So, use your own app and see the 72% reduction in recurring funds on your Dashboard. All because of a basic custom category inability that even the worst financial, budgeting apps have.

      • YannisYannis commented  · 

        Seems that the developer is ignoring the numerous requests from the users regarding the creation/change and assignment of our own categories. I installed Wallet in January, but after using it for a short time, I abandoned it even though I have an active paid plan until 2018!

        The fixed and hard coded categories may serve the connection of Wallet with a bank, but NOT all users can (or want) to connect to their online banking system and download their transactions. Furthermore, even if they connect to their online banking system, the automatic assignment of categories is rubbish... I was told by the developers that Wallet will go through a learning process, but personally I don't want Wallet to learn anything. I want it to do what I tell it to do!

        So developers... Listen to your users and drop the fixed pre-assigned categories or engineer another way so that everyone can assign their own categories as they wish.

        I'm gonna give you a couple of months time, but if not fixed, I will kiss you bye-bye as a customer!

      • William NewtonWilliam Newton commented  · 

        This Category problem is a deal breaker. The main Categories for just about anyone, would be Housing, Food, Health, Clothing, Transport, Work, Leisure, Finance (and perhaps Other). But your Categories, which we cannot change, split many key expenditures in such a way that the reporting is nonsense. For example, why is Healthcare in the same category as TV? Why is Chemist not grouped with a Healthcare category, rather than with Pets? Why is Home not grouped with Housing, rather than Shopping? And so on, and so on .... If I want to find out how much I spend on overall health care, and then prepare a budget, I can't. So the reports are of no use, as the Categories are a mess, and can't be changed. This is why I said that this problem is a deal breaker. It needs to be fixed, other wise it is back to my previous mobile app/desktop app.

      • Andrés PrusAndrés Prus commented  · 

        En mi caso, no puedo usar esta app por este motivo. Es una aplicación excelente pero si no se puede agregar categorías que sentido tiene. Espero lo cambien pronto para no desusbribirme.

      • Andrés PrusAndrés Prus commented  · 

        Es algo indispensable en una aplicación así. Para mi que lo voy a usar para una empresa y no para gastos personales necesito si o si poder crear categorías y subcategorias

      • Paulus PutraPaulus Putra commented  · 

        it was has feature like this. but temoved i dobt know why

      • Kristanugra PhilipKristanugra Philip commented  · 

        exactly. this app was great, now i can't control categories. reports have become irrelevant.

      • sumesh jcsumesh jc commented  · 

        yes. please add this feature. This is one of the feature missing for me.

      • Rodrigo VegaRodrigo Vega commented  · 

        I suppose the fixed categories serve to data compilation of Budgetbakers.com (like all apps), but there must be a way to make it functional to users needs. I go premium if that improves.

      • devang2519@gmail.com emptydevang2519@gmail.com empty commented  · 

        It's more convenient if I can create my own categories & sub categories.
        & create more Icons for home & business & for entertainment

      • Henry OrtizHenry Ortiz commented  · 

        all the app is for home but I have 3 stores and dozens of friends with stores who has the same problem, so the current categories are for home, not for business, with custom categories the problem is solved, please, pleasee

      • Sebastián DelfinoSebastián Delfino commented  · 

        i want yo add at this idea, that when you export a report it shows up only the subcategory but also the category. in the current reports what really shows it is the subcategories.

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