Progress on new UI, take it for a spin this weekend!
Feature in beta · 5 Jun, 2015

Lots of progress this week on the new user interface, many fixes and improvements! We’ve also updated the test database to be up-to-date with the main application as at 12am UTC / 12pm NZST today too, so you’ll have your latest data to use in the new UI over the weekend.

Access the test server at https://2015-ui.pocketsmith.com, and view the known issues at http://psmth.to/3I. Remember that live feeds won’t work, and changes made in the test environment will not reflect back onto the main application.

Change round up, week of 1st June 2015
Update · 4 Jun, 2015

Mint import is now a bit more forgiving if a file has been opened in Excel. Categories with both income and expense portions will show their transactions and data correctly in the Budgets page; previously only one would correctly show. We’ve also made credit card processing error messages much more descriptive too, with the full error response message from the provider now being shown.

Main website unexpected downtime, 30th May
Downtime · 30 May, 2015

Our main website experienced some unexpected downtime on the 30th of May. This was due to a power failure at the datacenter of our website hosting provider. Once power was brought back to the facility, there were some extended server failures which led to the longer than expected delay in getting site back up.

The main application was not impacted by this, and could be used normally throughout the incident.

Test drive the new user interface right now!
Feature in beta · 25 May, 2015

We’ve been making great progress building the new PocketSmith user interface, and we’d love for you to take a look! Head to https://2015-ui.pocketsmith.com to get started. Live data is in use, and is current as at the 5th of June. Changes made here will not reflect in the main application.

Please be aware that this is still work in progress, and caveats and known issues are listed here. This being said, we’d love to hear what you think - please use the “Feedback” item in the menu to let us know!

Bank feeds bug fix and update on new user interface
Bug fix · 22 May, 2015

A bug in the live bank feed service has been fixed. If you’ve experienced reliability issues with performing feed actions in the past 10 days, these will now be resolved. Note that this won’t have an effect on error codes for feed connections - please get in touch if you’re getting an numbered error code.

News on the big upcoming user interface overhaul: we’ll be releasing a select number of features with the new UI early next week for pre-release testing. Stay tuned for more details!

Account Summary, grouped account and Net Worth bugs fixed
Bug fix · 17 May, 2015

Forecast data is now correctly extended via the Account Summary, if viewing data far into the future. Grouped account balances now show correctly in the calendar, and we’ve fixed an issue with the Net Worth page’s “updated at” date to correctly respect the timezone your account is in. We’ve also tweaked the behaviour of the “uncategorized” links, which will now open in the same window instead of a new tab, which improves this workflow.

New option to combine payee and memo for file uploads
New feature · 10 May, 2015

When an OFX or QIF file is uploaded, you can now choose to combine each transaction’s “payee” with the “memo” field, to produce a unified merchant description. This is useful if a bank mixes up these fields. The new option is shown at the end of the file upload process.

Category being it's own parent and budget form validation fixed
Bug fix · 7 May, 2015

Previously, a category could be set to be it’s own parent if it was edited through the bulk category form; this problem has been resolved. Also, bug fixes for validation of the advanced “repeat every” section of the budget form have also been released.

Rule creation checkbox when categorizing is now remembered
Update · 6 May, 2015

Now when you categorise transactions, your setting for the “Apply to… as a rule” checkbox is now remembered. This makes repeated rule creation quicker. Also, the “uncategorized” row is now hidden from the Income and Expense statement if there are no uncategorized transactions.

Cashflows "Uncategorized" row can be hidden, annual budgets bugfix
Update · 30 Apr, 2015

The “Uncategorized” row can now be hidden from the Cashflows page, as if it were a normal category on that page. Also, a bug fix was released for annual repeating budgets, which were previously slipping back a day when repeating over a leap year.

Net worth accounts - actual balances in the graph and calendar
Bug fix · 24 Apr, 2015

Quirks in actual balance display for net worth accounts have been fixed. The balance line graph was previously incorrect when the net worth account started after the graph. Also, historical actual net worth balances were stuck at zero when the calendar was in “Show actuals in history” mode.

Categorisation behaviour improved on Bank Statements
Update · 13 Apr, 2015

Now when you categorise transactions from Bank Statements, your current search will be reloaded afterwards. So if you’re working through “uncategorised” transactions for example, the newly categorised transactions will disappear once processed, streamlining the process.

Revamped Google authentication and email confirmation changes
Update · 9 Apr, 2015

We’ve updated our Google login to a new authentication standard. Don’t worry, you’ll log in just like before—all changes are in the background to help set us up for the future. We’ll also now send you a confirmation email if you change your email address, so you’ll know you’ve entered it correctly and we can still get in touch.

Uncategorised in cashflows, feed search and export updates
Update · 8 Apr, 2015

Cashflows now features an “Uncategorized” row in each section, summing all transactions without a category. Searching for bank feeds is now fuzzy, meaning exact search terms aren’t needed to find an institution. We’ve also fixed the XLSX transaction export for Numbers for Mac, as previously some columns would not appear at all.

Bulk Actions control change and Category update fixes
Update · 7 Apr, 2015

The Bulk Actions window now uses the same controls as everywhere else now, meaning you can now un-categorise transactions in bulk from here too. Also, updating a category now triggers required account reloading, resolving some oddities that could occur after editing a budget’s category.

Online shopping sites are now available as live feeds
Update · 1 Apr, 2015

Online shopping sites are now available as live feeds. These include previously discontinued sites: Gap.com, Banana Republic, Walmart and Amazon (UK).

Incorrect future transactions no longer breaks current transactions
Bug fix · 31 Mar, 2015

Yodlee occasionally displays incorrect transaction dates, sometimes with future dates. This can cause recent transactions to not be found by PocketSmith. We’ve now fixed this, and incorrect future transaction dates will no longer affect finding recent bank feed transactions.

Live Bank Feed Service problems causing unexpected behaviour
Incident · 30 Mar, 2015

15:18 NZST - Errors are occurring on connection attempts between our live bank feed application and Yodlee. This is causing the live bank feed service in PocketSmith to work intermittently, with unexpected behaviour when attempting to add new credentials or perform a live feed update.

20:39 NZST - Yodlee have performed fixes on their end, and errors are no longer occurring. Everything appears to be normal, but we’ll continue monitoring.

Calendar upgrade and tweaks to balances
Update · 24 Mar, 2015

We’ve upgraded the Calendar in preparation for the new UI. Most of the changes are under the hood, but you’ll notice a difference in the way balances are depicted.