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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  • I've uploaded apk file to my Nextcloud server. You can download it if You want. https://leeloo.ogicom.pl/index.php/s/oMsy8X73JXjKEBo

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  • My partner is now onboard with the ynab budget but she wants the app could I please have the ynab classic apk for Android emailed to me 😭😊 

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    • Khaki Hammer That's a great step towards budgeting bliss! I just sent the APK file your way! :)

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  • Hello.  I just switched from an iPhone to an Android device and would like to access the legacy software too, please.

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    • IronMikeSharpe I sent you an email with the APK file! :)

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  • Hi, I was wondering if I could please get the APK file for ynab classic for the Android version. I have the desktop app as well. And have been giving the online version a try for a year now but find I work best with the desktop version. Thanks! 

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    • Lavender Storm We completely understand! :)

      I just emailed the APK your way!

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  • Sorry to be a pain, but I'm in the same boat as most of the other people in this thread, if you could send me a copy of the APK it would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Maroon Drum No pain at all! :)

      I just sent the APK your way. Let me know if that gives you any trouble!

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  • Hello! Just like most others on this thread, I would also love a copy of the Android version of the YNAB classic app. I've been using YNAB for many years, but I just switched from an iPhone to a Sony, and I'd really like to get my budget back on my phone. Thank you!

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    • Hi Beige Pilot !

      We were able to host the file, so no more emails! :)

      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 still hate the migration to the new subscription version. The last thing I need is another monthly bill. I'm still using my YNAB 4 for now but unfortunately, as Apple continues to update their OS over time, I don't think I'll be able to use my YNAB 4 anymore. I received the notification when I signed in today. Sad to say but when I can't use my YNAB 4 anymore I'll be shopping around for a comparable free budget system. I purchased my YNAB in 2015. I shouldn't have to "purchase" it again.

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      • bevocat
      • Sometimes, It Just Sucks to Be You
      • bevocat
      • 10 mths ago
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      Phoenix When you find any comparable budget program, let alone a free one, do let us know. Thanks!

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      • Phoenix
      • Silver_Battery.2
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      bevocat With so many customers dedicated to YNAB 4, you would think the company would offer BOTH options. I paid $60 for mine and they would actually make more money by offering both and continuing  with the necessary updates for the desktop version. 

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  • Bought YNAB Classic in 2015; full price $60.  YNAB Classic stopped support in 2016.  Kind of a jerk move to deprecate their original model after less than a year of use.  Now YNAB has the nerve to make me pay monthly to use the software I already purchased outright?

    Original software was advertised with having full iOS app support, but that is not true.  I get it, the software model was changed.  I don't want updates.  I just want access to the original; the one I purchased.

    Faness said:
    we aren't able to provide a way to download the YNAB Classic app on iOS

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    • Hi Slate Gray Lion !

      Sorry for the trouble! We aren't able to bypass the iOS system to force a download outside of the app store. If you previously downloaded the YNAB Classic app, it should be in your previously downloaded apps so that you still have access.

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      • a_different_joel
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      • 10 mths ago
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      Faness can you clarify whether you or Apple chose to remove it from the Apple Store?  I didn’t think apple would investigate your app as far as recognizing it was for the YNAB 4 Classic version and request that your no longer publish it to the App Store, but I could be wrong.  It sounds to me like YNAB chooses to no longer put it in the App Store.  But you’re saying Apple says because you no longer sell the Desktop App you can’t put the app in the App Store?

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    • a_different_joel Sorry for the confusion! I was informed that we aren't able to add and remove YNAB Classic from the app store at leisure. I want to be clear this change was not initiated by Apple. We initially removed it because of confusion with the newer version of YNAB and issues with support of the app itself. However, since the app has now been removed from the App Store, we have no other way to get the app to iOS users - unless it was previously downloaded. 

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    • Faness Im having the same issues here. I have been a long time user of YNAB 4 when it initially was released and now I am unable to have my fiance download the app to allow her to use YNAB. To be honest, I love YNAB, but this is a ridiculous issue that no paying customers (especially loyal long term use customers) should have to deal with. If theres not a solution to this, then unfortunately Im going to have to take my business elsewhere. 

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    • Slate Blue Horn I truly apologize for the inconvenience. While we can still offer the YNAB Classic Android app for download, because we can send the file directly, that isn't an option for iOS users. Are you able to access your iTunes account from your fiance's device? If so, you could then access your previously downloaded apps to place YNAB Classic on her mobile device. Outside of that work around, I'm not sure there's anyway for your fiance to access the app.

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    • Any company that forces their paying customers to pay again under a different business model is a company I don't want to use.

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    • Slate Gray Lion YNAB 4 will work for as long as your computer supports it, and if you have already downloaded the YNAB Classic app it will remain available, so we don't want you to feel forced into using the newer version of YNAB. As long as YNAB 4 meets your needs, we're more than happy to offer customer support for any questions you have, but we no longer offer support for the app itself. 

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    • Nicole at YNAB Faness  I’m moving from iOS to android and had purchased the classic.  How do I get the android link for classic?

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    • Alice Blue Crab You can download it here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WP1wXrMHjOrCfKtDEnwcgmBUcvCN9Tvw You'll just need to access that link from your Android device. :)

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  • Can you please send me the apk of the Andoid version of YNAB Classic as well. I would like to have a copy saved incase I am unable to get it from the Play Store in the future. Thank you.

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  • I am a long time YNAB 4 classic user and have transferred my phone from IOS to Andriod.  Can I please get the Android APK emailed to me?  Thanks! 

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    • Hi Turquoise Falafel !

      We had some trouble sending the APK via email (the messages were getting sent to spam). Instead, here’s a link to the latest APK (Version 5.9)!

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    • Nicole at YNAB Thank you for the quick response. Will I be able to link this v5.9 APP to my family's YNAB Classic running on my laptop and linked via Dropbox?

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    • Hi Turquoise Falafel !

      Yes, the YNAB Classic app will sync with the YNAB 4 desktop app through Dropbox. :)

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    • Faness  Thank you, but I don't think I asked the right questions. Will the v5.9 APP work with my YNAB 4 desktop program?  If not, can I get a v4 APP for my new Android phone that works with my YNAB 4 desktop?  What are my options to get my new Android phone tied into our family's YNAB 4 system? 

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      • jenmas
      • jenmas
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      Turquoise Falafel YNAB Classic app, no longer available in Google Play Store, is the only app that works with YNAB 4. This is the app that has been linked to in this thread. 

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    • Turquoise Falafel Jenmas is exactly right. The v5.9 app is for the newer, online only version of YNAB. You'll need to download the classic app here to work with YNAB 4 on your Android device. 

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    • Faness Thank you for your help!

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  • Faness  could you please email me the apk for Classic YNAB as well?  Many thanks.

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    • Hi JennF ! We had some trouble with messages containing the APK going to spam. 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!

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  • I have a new iPhone and wanted YNAB classic to transfer over. I just spins now trying to connect to Dropbox. I have the receipt for the purchase but YNAB Classic does not show up in my purchases in The App Store. How do I find it and get it downloaded? 

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    • Hi Hot Pink Commander !

      Sorry for the trouble! Purchasing YNAB 4 didn't automatically download the app to your mobile device. If you previously had the app on iOS, it should be in your previous purchases. If you aren't seeing it there, even though you downloaded it previously, you can reach out to Apple for assistance. If you've never downloaded the iOS app from the App Store, there isn't a way to access it.

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  • Hi YNAB I too am a YNAB 4 user and have just switched to Android so am having trouble finding the classic app. Can you please send me a link? Thanks

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  • There is a way to get the classic app on a new / other iPhone using apple family share because you can share purchased / downloaded apps from another family member.

    My wife uses YNAB classic on her iPhone and I was on an Android.  Below are the steps I followed to get YNAB classic installed in my new iPhone.

    The caveat is that If you have apple  family share turned on AND someone in your family previously downloaded the classic YNAB iOS app THEN you can:

    1)  open App Store on phone needing YNAB

    2) Tap on your icon to get to your account

    3)  click on purchases

    4)  click on family member who previously downloaded YNAB classic

    5) find YNAB classic in your family member’s app list

    6) click on the cloud icon next to YNAB classic app to download 

    7)  start YNAB classic and click already set up on desktop link to Dropbox

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    • Jeff Cann Thank you for sharing these steps! It's great to know there's another option if a family member has previously downloaded the app! :)

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  • Would you kindly provide the APK link? I downloaded it previously but still don't see it in the Android Store. Thanks! N.

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    • Hi Cyan Filly !

      If you have previously sideloaded a version of YNAB, you may not be able to upgrade through the Google Play Store. Instead, here’s a link to the latest APK. :)

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      • Cyan Filly
      • Cyan_Filly.5
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      Faness Thanks for thissss!!!!! You are a lifesaver :) I'm literally never letting this app go. I can't tell you how happy I am to have it. One note. All of the YNAB pages still point to there being an app available and there's no declaration/explanation of it having been pulled. This may require update to avoid some of this confusion, tho I'm sure it's underway.

      Thanks again! CF

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    • Cyan Filly We're so thrilled that you're enjoying the app! 🎉 Thanks for the note, I'll pass that along to the team. 😄

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  • I too am switching from an iPhone to an Android, and need the YNAB classic apk as it is no longer in the Google Play store. 

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    • Spring Green Cornet 

      Here’s a link to the latest APK. Give that a try and let us know if that gives you any trouble! :)

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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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