Why did you change the mobile version again?

The mobile version was so easy to use and view and now you've changed it so it's all monotone.. no blue header for each category, no red negative balance. What were you thinking? Stop changing things that worked fine or at least provide the option to keep the coloured version.. you changed the font size too so I can't read everything on one line any more... why do you have to make things harder for your customers who use ynab on their phone too? These kind of dramatic UI changes push me away from ynab to look for alternatives that don't change the way they look every few months.

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  • iPhone version 3.0 is much slower than earlier. What a pain with older phones. 

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    • Jari It is slower on an iPhone 12 too

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      • Budget_NC
      • Tomato_Snow_237e7f17927
      • 2 mths ago
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      Jari I'm on an older iPhone 7.  Glad to know it's not just me.  Performance does seem to have taken a hit.  Hopefully some code optimization is in the works.

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    • Jari Alice Blue Wildcat Budget_NC Thanks for letting us know your budgets are running a little slow! If you're up for it, you can give the steps outlined here a go, and if those don't do the trick, our bugs team would love to hear from you! 

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  • Trying to use v3 on ipad, it is truly awful. Slow, clunky, lost useful features. I wish I could roll back. Good luck to ynab aiming their software at new users to the detriment of existing customers

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  • The app still functions beautifully and I’m sure you would have been grateful for these changes when you started. If you really need to see the whole category name, turn on the progress bars. 

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  • The lack of colours and the removal of dividing lines on the  number entry box makes no sense from a practical point of view . Making all numbers black doesn't help either. I need to see negative in red. I liked the darker headers to separate categories at a glance. At least make the days in bold in accounts view. I'd much rather use the desktop version now more of the time.

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      • Bruce
      • 2 mths ago
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      Alice Blue Wildcat Are you talking about the Accounts tab when you say you need it to be red?  Because on my budget page on mobile, the bubble is red if it's a negative number.

      Also, the category groups are darker.  They're like black, where the categories are a "lighter black"/dark gray.  Granted, the difference isn't as obvious as it could be, but there is a difference between category and their group header.

      At least that's what I see on android.  perhaps it's different on ios.

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  • The category headers are all light grey now and the previous navy colour helped break up the categories and their sub categories more easily at a glance. On the Accounts tab on ios, I see only black and green, no red for negative numbers.

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  • Alice Blue Wildcat We really appreciate your perspective on the recent changes! Our product team is paying close attention to feedback and would love to hear from you, too!

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  • I use YNAB mobile for transaction entry (minor UI change only), Bank Recs (confetti pop intact) and money moves between categories (same-same). I initially shared Alice Blue Wildcat s concerns about the lack of contrast between groups and their categories, but on second glance today, the font is bold and the background is grey (vs white in categories). All good YNAB team, keep at it, relax a little on the mobile front - keep progressing foreign transaction import, that would rock.

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  • I have used YNAB since the YNAB4 days. It revolutionized our finances, and I resisted the transition to the web app for two years because I didn't want to face the change from an app I was used to. I eventually came to make the shift and to love it. Before this update to v3 I became a beta tester for the mobile app.  I again found myself not loving the change, so I honestly reverted to using the previous version most of the time. I did, though, give one item of feedback to the developers (it concerned the ability to view the Assigned column). Whether they took my feedback specifically or I was one of several requesting a specific change or whether they would have made the change without the feedback, they did make the change nonetheless. I love that they did that, and I feel the mobile app with this update is much better because they did. I think that has colored my appreciation of the experience, because I find myself rather happy with the update.  I think the developers did a great job.

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  • Agree don’t like the new look but I’m sure the development team expecting this reaction out of many users as Hanna made snarky (just part of her charm) comment in her video tutorial regarding just that.

    all that said what about the budget info that use to be on top (ipad, not iPhone)? The info that tells you how much you have already budgeted for the  month specifically. When  budgeting  future months it’s nice to see the total up top rather than needing to keep a calculator open next to me to add up every categories total 🤯

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    • Sky Blue Rhythm You're right - the lightning bolt menu on mobile has been removed. We learned, through our interviews and usability tests with YNABers, that these buttons could be really confusing--and sometimes budget-breaking.

      That said, we know how valuable that information can be, and understand that button was a part of many YNABers workflows! The information is still available on the web, and we're looking at ways to include some of it on mobile, too. Thanks for letting us know you're looking for it! 

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      • Gold Hammer
      • Gold_Hammer.12
      • 2 mths ago
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      Rachel we don't need a extra button necessarily.  

       

      total underfunded could be a section on the reports tab

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