Thanks to all of you for another great year! It’s been a big one, with many feature improvements as well as additions to our team. We’ve been hard at work and 2017 will be the best one yet. We can’t wait to tell you all about what we’ve released recently, and what is coming in the new year. In the meantime we love you, stay safe, and Happy Holidays!
We’re happy to announce that PocketSmith has a brand new iOS application in the App Store! This has been redesigned and rebuilt from an earlier beta that makes the application more performant and futureproofed.
As a result, the in-app user experience has been vastly improved. Budget reporting is also included in this version, so you can check your current budgets on the move. Head to the App Store directly here, or just search for “pocketsmith” and grab the new app now!
Android users: we haven’t forgotten you, and are hard at work on the Android app! Half of the PocketSmithers are Android users too, and we’re waiting with bated breath. As with iOS, are working to release a revamped app that will run much better. In the meantime, you can download a beta version on the Play Store.
We’ve released a new feature which automatically detects transfer transactions as they’re imported into PocketSmith. This means that for the most part, you’ll no longer need to mark transfers manually to ensure income and expense reporting is accurate.
More details can be found about how automatic transfer detection works here. We hope that this change makes managing transfers easier for you!
You can now store files and photos against your transactions in PocketSmith! Use it to attach photos to record memories of transactions, or attach PDFs of your utility bills for your historical records.
Just click on a transaction from the Transactions view, and click on the photo or attach icon to upload!
Critical security patches to our servers require that PocketSmith servers are taken offline, for up to 30 minutes. We will be performing this maintenance at 10am NZT on Friday 28 October / 2pm PDT, 9pm UTC on Thursday 27 October.
We expect that we will be offline for less than 30 minutes, however we’ll still allow for a full 30 minutes of downtime. We’ll be posting progress to https://twitter.com/pocketsmith as we go, so keep an eye our for updates!
A brand new interface has made it easier than ever to manage your budget! You can view your overall budget at a glance, quickly seeing how much you have to spend and easily detect overspending.
Many awaited improvements are included in this release. You can now nest your budgets, view sub-category budgets as part of the parent category, and drill down into categories using the redesigned Trends page.
A big thank you to all who tested these features while they were in beta! We have more improvements for budget management in the pipeline, but we’re really pleased to have this first stage out. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we do!
Over 1000 customers have logged in since we started the new budget analysis beta. Thanks to these wonderful people, we’ve fixed bugs and made many improvements.
We’re nearing the initial release of the new budgeting page, and so we’d love your help in giving things a final go-over. Please take this opportunity to take a peek at https://budgetingbeta.pocketsmith.com, it’ll be the last chance before the first phase of this feature goes live.
We appreciate everyone who has taken a look so far, please stay tuned for updates!
We’ve introduced a new export option for the Income & Expense Statement. This is a downloadable CSV or Excel spreadsheet which lists all transactions within each displayed category for the given date range and selected account. You can find this now in the toolbar on the Income & Expense Statement page.
PocketSmith can now send you a scheduled email reminder that contains your overdue and upcoming bills. This is a beta feature which means that it’s still in development, and we’re gathering feedback.
Head over to our knowledge base for information how to get bill reminders set up.
Quick update today: you can now hide any row from the Income and Expense and Cashflows pages, including interest and the Uncategorized rows, which have previously not been able to be hidden.
We’ve also been releasing frequent updates to https://budgetingbeta.pocketsmith.com, and the first stage of the new default main budgets view is now live, including roll-up analysis. Go check it out!
Our bank feed provider, Yodlee, has informed us that they will be performing maintenance on the bank feed service this weekend. While the maintenance is being performed, connectivity to bank feeds might be affected. This means that during the below times, you may have trouble updating existing feeds or adding new feeds.
Yodlee is estimating it will take 4 hours to complete the maintenance, starting at:
August 13th 5:00 AM UTC
August 13th 10:00 PM PT
August 14th 5:00 PM NZT
You can view what time this is in your local time zone here.
Our apologies for the inconvenience this outage causes.
An update of our live bank feed support list has been performed. This has added support for 1671 new institutions added across a wide range of countries. There were 288 bank feed site deactivations as well, most of which were replaced with an alternative. Below is the full list of additions and removals.
A beta preview of the new category budget analysis is now available at https://budgetingbeta.pocketsmith.com/budgets. The primary change you’ll see are new graphs when you drill-down into an individual category, where you’ll also find roll-up budget analysis.
The default Budgets front page hasn’t visually changed yet, and there are a few bugs we’re still working through here. We’re also discussing the plan for bringing roll-up budgeting to the fore here too, as well as other improvements that are possible now that the background work has been completed.
The site at https://budgetingbeta.pocketsmith.com can be used alongside the main application at https://my.pocketsmith.com, as data will remain consistent between both. Please let us know any feedback you have about the beta!
We’ve introduced a quick and easy way for ANZ Money Manager users to get set up in PocketSmith. This includes a one-file express upload feature that gets all your accounts, transactions and categories set up at once, as well as step-by-step guides for getting all set up and your accounts synced up.
Start off here on our knowledge base, and please get in touch with any questions!
Released a little while ago, but worth highlighting: there is now a “Filtered” button inside the edit transaction form.
Clicking this shows you a pop-up, with details on the category rule or filter that was applied to the transaction. You can then open the Filter from here to edit it. This means that hunting down why a Transaction was categorised a particular way becomes far easier.
The Digest now excludes transfers from the income and expense pie chart, so large transfer amounts will no longer skew your numbers. Using multiple tabs has also been improved, with oddities caused by using older tabs after logging in again being ironed out.
The confirmation of the Transactions page now features sortable columns. This means you can order your transactions in whatever method is easiest for your confirmation processing.
The first part of improving bank feed management in the Account Summary has been completed, which sees us change from using the very specific “Institution” to the clearer “Bank”.
Now you’re able to select future Cashflow dates without needing to expand the forecast via the Calendar first. Much quicker to get an overview of your future!