Feature Request: Manual Trigger Account Refresh
Only syncing twice a day is unacceptable!
I am quite disappointed that I have to make this request but here it is. There MUST be a feature which allows me to synchronize all of my accounts on the press of a button. I came from Mint and the refresh happens every time I start a new session. Having the accounts refresh only twice a day is just unacceptable. Without this feature, I cannot suggest this app to anyone.
Hi Cornflower Blue Foal !
We do use a different import partner than Mint. All of Mint's aggregation is handled by Intuit, who owns them and only provides aggregation services for their own products.
We're also on a less frequent import schedule than them. We check for transactions once every morning and when you access the app if we haven't imported within the last 8 hours. We've narrowed that down from 12, but won't stop looking for ways to improve! Many banks also limit connection attempts within a certain time period, so too many (like clicking a button) could get you locked out of your account. We don't want that either!
Awareness of spending is a big part of why YNAB works and we're totally unique in that our method leans more heavily on active engagement. That means entering transactions as you spend plays a big role in that.
Using that in conjunction with direct import (for filling in where you may have missed), is what we had in mind when we introduced the feature. We know a lot of users rely on it quite a bit, so we’re always re-evaluating and exploring options based on feedback and customer research.
You can let our product team know this feature is important to you by submitting a Feature Request. Thank you so much!
Another vote for not so often. Twice a day is all I want to have my accounts accessed, by anyone.
At some point I found out how many hits my banks received in a day. It took a minute to realize the daily checks were from YNAB. I don't need, or want, instant updates. I enter my transactions and that keeps my budget up to day. Checking in with my bank daily is good enough for me.
I just submitted an ER for this. -- I think it's fine to allow the user to force a manual fresh if the previous refresh was more than 8 hours ago.. -- As I put in my ER, it would allow me better control over when the data comes in, so I can deal with things when I have time to look (i.e. in the morning).