Can't find YNAB Classic in App Store?

I'm still using YNAB4 and just wanted to reinstall the app but I no longer can find it in the app store (Apple app store). I still can find a link to it on google but it says it is no longer available under that link. It is still in the play store (Google). Has it been removed on purpose in the App store or was this an error? 

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  • Hi all!

    I wanted to pin this comment to hopefully help newcomers! :)

    Since we ended sales for YNAB Classic, the mobile app is no longer available for download in the Play Store. If you have downloaded the app in the past, you should be able to access it for redownload, but you will need to go to your history to redownload the app, as it won’t appear in Play Store searches.

    If you haven’t ever downloaded the YNAB Classic app, we do have an APK of the app that you can side load to your Android device. Here is a link to download the APK file, so you just need to open this message on your Android device and download the file, and YNAB Classic should be installed for you.

    Unfortunately, we aren't able to provide an alternative download for iOS if you haven't downloaded the YNAB Classic app before, but this would be a great time to give our newest version of YNAB a try! Take advantage of our free trial to see if it is right for you. :)

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  • Have the same problem. And I don't want to learn the new one. I need my running balance. 

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      • Courtney Lane
      • Mother. Lover. Budgeter.
      • cocolove
      • 9 mths ago
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      Forest Green Banjo with nYNAB you can download the YNAB toolkit for your browser and it will provide your running balance for you!! It changed my life.

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      • bevocat
      • Sometimes, It Just Sucks to Be You
      • bevocat
      • 9 mths ago
      • 1
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      Courtney Lane Doesn't apply to the mobile app.

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  • Found it under "purchased."  Had to click my profile first, then purchased.  There doesn't seem to be a search within this, other than "all" or "not on this phone."  It kind of makes sense that Apple wouldn't want to give the YNAB Classic app to new users who can't get the YNAB 4 desktop application, but I do wish it were easier to search what I've had in the past.

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  • Hi Forest Green Trombone and Forest Green Banjo !

    Patzer is exactly right! Since we ended sales for YNAB Classic, the mobile app is no longer available for new downloads via the App Store. If you have downloaded the Classic app in the past, you can go to your Purchases page to re-download.

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    • Faness I have classic downloaded on my Android but I want to switch to an iPhone.  Will I be able to download it from the app store?

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      • jenmas
      • jenmas
      • 10 mths ago
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      Orange Sloth Nope. It's only available in the Apple App Store if you have previously downloaded it from that App Store.

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    • Faness  That is pretty lame.  I paid full price for this app and can't take it with me.  You can't send out a download link for cases like this?  I get why it's not available for download but it isn't impossible to let a user like me download it on a new phone.

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    • Hi Orange Sloth ,

      I'm sorry that we don't have better news here! The iOS Classic app is available through the App Store if you've downloaded it previously. If not, we don't have a way of getting it to you. We've looked into it!

      Unfortunately,  there is no way around this on an iPhone. Due to security protocols, it's fairly difficult to get any software in the Apple ecosystem without downloading it via the App Store.

      We kept the Classic apps up in the App Store for nearly three years after launching the new version of YNAB. We also technically ended support for YNAB 4 at the end of 2016, but we were able to extend the life of the Classic mobile apps by updating the software to work with Dropbox’s API changes last year.

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    • This is so lame. I'm trying to bring my wife into YNAB with me and she is an iOS user.  Basically what I am hearing from YNAB is "we don't think you gave us enough money, please give us more, and by the way, not just one time, keep giving us more money _every month_".  Feels like YNAB is trying to make me pay a second time for a product I don't need. I feel totally ripped off/betrayed and will stop recommending YNAB to folks. Dirty move by YNAB. I guess it's time to give budgetwise a try.

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    • Hi Silver Battery !

      We're sorry for the negative feelings tied to this, that isn't what we're trying to say at all! YNAB 4 will still work for as long as your computer supports it. However, the YNAB Classic mobile app can't be newly downloaded to an iOS device due to security protocols in place by Apple. We wish we had a way around this. We're able to keep a file available for Android users, but that's not possible for iOS users.

      We apologize for the inconvenience!

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      • nomade0
      • Silver_Door.5
      • 6 mths ago
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      Silver Battery I'm not associated with YNAB, but just reading your post on here... I totally understand the frustration, this sucks. And, as Nicole mentioned it's due to a iOS restriction not YNAB's decision... so I don't find your complaint very fair...

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    • nomade0 , YNAB's decision to not maintain the software or being willing to provide an iOS IPA file suitable for side-loading so that they could coerce people that paid for software into paying a monthly ransom is less fair than anything.

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    • Silver Battery The YNAB 4 software is still fully functional - quite a number of users here on the forum still use it. The program should work on Windows computers for the foreseeable future and on iOS devices until Apple stops supporting 32-bit programs. We aren't able to provide files for iOS outside of the Play Store, due to their security protocols, and we apologize for the inconvenience. 

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      • nomade0
      • Silver_Door.5
      • 6 mths ago
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      Silver Battery I wouldn't be surprised if it was forbidden by Apple's terms of use... Though I admit I've never inquired. We can agree to disagree. But I think I remember someone talking about a discount to ynab web for people who bought the software 

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      • a_different_joel
      • Amused by the incorrigible nYNAB
      • A_different_joel
      • 6 mths ago
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      Faness didn't you tell me in this thread that YNAB decided to pull the app from the app store?

      I find YNABs position on this very mixed. You didn't have to pull it, but you did because you thought it was confusing for users to pick the right app.  Arguable, but it was done by YNAB, period.  Apple has nothing to do with your decision.

      Now that you have pulled it, yes, you cannot just re-add it anytime someone wants to download it, of course.  But your communications, intentional or not, keeps implying it's Apple's fault it not available for some technical reason.

      You could very easily add it back if you wanted to... right?  But you choose not to because it's 'confusing', and you no longer sell YANB4, and whatever else reasons.  If that is the case I think you should just make it very clear that it's no longer in the App store because YNAB chose to pull it. 

      If I am wrong or made  a bad assumption here, my apologies in advance.

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    • a_different_joel Thanks so much for asking your clarifying question! We did make the decision to pull the YNAB 4 app from the App Store, and you are right about that. 

        Part of the reason is that we were having a lot of user confusion around which version of the app they should download, and the other part of the reason is that Apple does require developers to keep the app up to date and compatible with new Operating System updates as they become available, otherwise Apple does have the right to remove the app, though in this case it was our decision to do so.    Because YNAB 4 is no longer available to purchase, but anyone who had previously downloaded it had it available to them in their purchases it did feel like the right--though tough--decision to make.

      I think Faness was referring to offering a sideloaded version of YNAB 4 to iOS users in the same way we are able to with Android users.  That does violate the terms of the Developer/App Store process, so we aren't able to do that. 

      I hope that helps clarify a bit. 

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      • a_different_joel
      • Amused by the incorrigible nYNAB
      • A_different_joel
      • 6 mths ago
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      Chrissy thank you.  That is very clear and understandable.  I too think it was the tough, but right, decision for YNAB.  However, I just felt the explanation was always a bit vague and misleading, until now of course.

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    • a_different_joel I'm so glad that cleared things up! I know sometimes in the forum format there are pieces of things in different replies that can make it hard to understand the full message, so I really apologize if you felt we were trying to push blame off on to the App Store. I'm really glad that it helped, but if you have more questions do let me know. 

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  • Thank you for the tip.

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  • I have gone to previously installed apps and still cannot find it!  Please help!

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    • Magenta Thunder found it, phew!

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  • Hi Is there any way to get the classic app now?

    I've been using YNAB4 for a few years now but only just decided to use the app.

    Many thanks

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    • Hi Hot Pink Projector !

      I can take a closer look to see if we can't get you access to the app. Do you have an Android or iPhone?

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  • That would be great.

    I have an iPhone.

    Many thanks

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  • So what's the solution if you are a YNAB4 user but never installed the YNAB Classic app on a mobile device previously?

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  • Hot Pink Projector nolesrule

    I checked with the rest of the team and, unfortunately, we aren't able to provide a way to download the YNAB Classic app on iOS if it wasn't downloaded in the past. Due to security protocols, it's fairly difficult to get any software in the Apple ecosystem without downloading it via the App Store. 

    We technically ended support for YNAB 4 at the end of 2016, and we currently don't have any intentions of bringing the app back to the App Store. We’re still happy to provide troubleshooting and other support for YNAB 4, but the further we move forward from the date we stopped selling YNAB 4, the less support we’ll be able to provide.

    Sorry for the trouble!

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      • nolesrule
      • YNAB4 Evangelist
      • nolesrule
      • 1 yr ago
      • 1
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      Faness It was a hypothetical question. Good news for me is that I don't use Apple products, so this does not affect me. But I was asking on behalf of others.

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    • Faness Thanks for checking anyway.

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    • TheTabby
    • Just a common cat trying to budget uncommonly well.
    • TheTabby
    • 1 yr ago
    • 1
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    This is disheartening, as my work is forcing me to migrate to an apple device next time they replace my phone.  I've been using Android for years, but now I'll lose my ynab4 mobile access simply because I have to change phones. 

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    • TheTabby I truly apologize for the inconvenience! Apple won't allow us to push app downloads to single devices, so we aren't able to provide the app now that it's no longer available in the App Store. 

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  • What if you use Android and want to reinstall? All this info seems to be for iOS, but I use Android and can't find this in the Play Store any longer. Any guidance?

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      • WordTenor
      • Arranged the menu, the venue, the seating.
      • WordTenor
      • 1 yr ago
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      Tomato Yeti Same idea. It’s in your past purchases in the Play Store. 

      https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/113410?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en

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    • Hi Tomato Yeti !

      If you've downloaded the YNAB Classic app before, you should be able to re-download it using the link WordTenor posted.

      Android works a bit differently, so if you haven’t ever downloaded the YNAB Classic app, we do have an APK of the app that you can sideload to your Android device. If you need that, just let us know! :)

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      • Khaki Yeti
      • Khaki_Yeti.1
      • 1 yr ago
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      Hi Faness 

      Can you please provide me with the classic YNAB APK for Android? I'm about to switch to Android from Apple and I own the desktop version.

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    • Khaki Yeti Sent! :)

      If that gives you any trouble, please let me know!

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      • Khaki Yeti
      • Khaki_Yeti.1
      • 1 yr ago
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      Faness Well thanks :-)
      Where did you send it to? I haven't received an e-mail or a private message.

      Yes, I checked the spam folder :-)

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    • Khaki Yeti Uh oh! I sent it to the email address associated with your forum account, but I just checked and noticed the email bounced back. Would you mind writing in to help@ynab.com with a request for the APK? I don't want to have you post your email address on the forum. :)

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    • Faness 

      Hello - am hopeful you can please also provide me with the classic YNAB APK for Android? I have to switch to Android (from Apple) and I own the desktop version. Many thanks in Advance!

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      • Marina
      • Cadet_Blue_Projector.6
      • 1 yr ago
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      Faness Can I get the YNAB APK for Android as well?

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    • Hi Old School YNAB'r !

      I took a look but Eileen beat me to the punch! If the APK gives you any trouble, please don't hesitate to let us know! :)

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    • Hi Marina !

      I just sent the Classic APK to you as an email attachment. Let me know if you have any trouble with it! :)

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    • Faness  - thank you (& Eileen), that worked  wonderfully... I'm up and running!

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    • Old School YNAB'r Glad to hear it! 😁

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      • Marina
      • Cadet_Blue_Projector.6
      • 1 yr ago
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      Faness I checked my email but I do not see anything in my inbox or spam folder.

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    • Marina I sent it to the email address on file for your forum account. If you still aren't seeing it, can you write in to help@youneedabudget.com ? That way, we can respond directly to the email you send us. :)

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      • Florian
      • Khaki_General.1
      • 1 yr ago
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      Faness Hi, I am a classic user with a ios and desktop licence for ynab4. I just switched to android and would be happy to receive the classik apk as well! Many thanks in advance! Florian

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    • Hi Florian !

      Please check your email - I just sent the APK your way! :)

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      • Florian
      • Khaki_General.1
      • 1 yr ago
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      Faness Perfect! Thanks a lot! Have a great day! Florian

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    • Faness  Can I also please have a copy of the APK? Thank you!

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      • Ben
      • Toolkit for YNAB Designer & Developer
      • furiousfalcon
      • 6 mths ago
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    • Powder Blue Chef 

      Here is a link to download the APK file, so you just need to open this message on your Android device, download the file, and YNAB Classic should be installed for you.

      Let me know if that gives you any trouble!

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  • I need the classic version for Android too, please sent me the apk file to my email account "alan0080@gmail.com".

    Thanks for your kindly help.

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      • Jannelle
      • jannelle_ynabsupport
      • 1 yr ago
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      Gold Cello You got it! Reaching out now. 😊

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      • Gold Cello
      • Gold_Cello.3
      • 1 yr ago
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      Jannelle Got it ! thanks a lot.  ^_^

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  • I also finally made the move to using my YNAB 4 and could use the apk.

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  • I would also like to ask for apk of classic android application. Thank You in advance. :)

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  • Aaron K Dominik R Please check your emails and let me know if you have any questions! :)

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  • Faness I am not currently seeing it in my mailbox.

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      • Dominik R
      • dominik_r
      • 1 yr ago
      • 1
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      Aaron K Check Your spam folder. I found the file there.

      Faness Thank You.

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    • Aaron K It looks like the email bounced back because of the file attachment. Can you write in to help@ynab.com with an alternate email address? We can try responding to your email to see if that allows you to receive it.

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      • a_different_joel
      • Amused by the incorrigible nYNAB
      • A_different_joel
      • 1 yr ago
      • 1
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      Faness Perhaps a publicly available download link would be more efficient?

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    • a_different_joel Checking on this option! We have a couple of files that users write in to request, and I'm waiting to see if we have permission to post them in the forum for easier access. :)

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  • I would also like the apk of YNAB 4 android application. Thank You in advance.

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  • I too would like to inquire the apk as well.

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  • Hi Caslyn and Steel Blue Welder !

    I've emailed you both the APK. Check your inboxes and let me know if you have any questions! :)

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    • Faness Hi, thanks for reply back.  Just an fyi, but still don't see an email yet.

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      • Caslyn
      • sunnyaz
      • 1 yr ago
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      Hi Faness, I didn't receive anything either. I also checked my spam. 

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    • Faness Please email this to gokickyfast@gmail.com Thanks!

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    • Steel Blue Welder That's the email I used initially, but I just tried sending it again! Can you let me know if you still don't see it?

      Caslyn I tried re-sending it to you as well. Please let me know if you still don't see it!

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    • Faness Still no dice, checked spam box and all. :/

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    • Steel Blue Welder Can you send an email to help@ynab.com ? I'm hoping that if you initiate the email thread, you'll be able to receive our response.

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      • Caslyn
      • sunnyaz
      • 1 yr ago
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      Faness Yeah, me either, and not in spam. I am getting notifications from forum@youneedabudget.com about this thread, but nothing else. I guess I will need to send a message also.

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    • Caslyn Please do! We've seen that some email hosts block the email because of the file size. Usually, if you initiate the email thread it works a little differently. 

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    • Faness Sent an email to the support, let me know if you were able to get it or send anything out.

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    • Steel Blue Welder I double-checked, and Kody tried responding to your email this morning. I just sent you another email (without the attachment) to make sure you can receive messages from us at all. If you get that one, let me know and we'll see what else we can do about sending you the APK! 

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      • Caslyn
      • sunnyaz
      • 11 mths ago
      • 1
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      Hi Faness, I reached out to them and was able to get the file and load it. Thank you! 

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    • Happy to hear it Caslyn ! :)

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  • Please, could you re-send me the Android APK as well.

    I am using a Blackberrry Z30, which is only capable of emulating Android 4.x apps, so unfortunately I can't switch to the new version of YNAB (nevertheless, Blackberry OS 10 is unbeatable :) ).  I bought YNAB 4 in 2015-03-17. Thanks in advance.

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  • Please, be so kind and could you eventually state if you sent the apk-file already (or if you could not find my purchase history)  - I read about fellows not receiving anything yet, though you stated  to them that you did already mail the apk-files. (So far, I did not receive anything neither). Thanks in advance.

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    • Hi Blue Unicorn !

      I just sent the APK to the email associated with your forum account. :)

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  • Got it . Thanks a lot, Faness!

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  • Steel Blue Welder Just send you the file. Enjoy!

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  • Steel Blue Welder For your interest: I just received the following mail delivery failure notice:

    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

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    gokickyfast@gmail.com:
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    670wrg.333 - gsmtp

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    • Blue Unicorn Lol, well this is rather annoying.  Hmm... try changing the extension of the file which I'm assuming is a .apk to an .txt file and see if that works if you don't mind.  

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  • Steel Blue Welder Resend you the file as txt instead apk

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    • Blue Unicorn So that did the trick, thanks again! 

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    • Blue Unicorn Thank you so much for sending that file over! Steel Blue Welder I'm happy you were able to get the file! I now know that txt. files are easier to accept, so thank you! :)

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    • FanessSteel Blue Welder

      It was a pleasure for me to assist you guys 😎

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