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Announcements / Re: Public Financier source
« on: August 24, 2017, 01:54:17 PM »

Announcements / Re: Status of Financier development
« on: May 01, 2017, 11:10:04 AM »
I had not seen the Reddit thread. I must admit I am rather shocked. One of the two priorities announced before Christmas would have been enough for me to keep the faith (scheduled transactions or mobile said to be coming "soon").
Maybe I have built this up in my mind to more than was ever intended - but if I did then it seems there were a lot of others also indulging in their own wish fulfilment.
I admit @Alex that I felt one or two were being very harsh about the project over the past few months in these forums - now it seems that I am the one who must get real and stop always expecting the best from things.
Good luck for the future - I am sad for the resources you have expended on the website, forums, back end etc, maybe without a lasting return.

Announcements / Re: Status of Financier development
« on: April 30, 2017, 01:51:23 AM »
Me too I'm sad to say - I am transitioning to Banktivity 6 for Mac which is highly developed and at last has an envelope budgeting system that really works.
The only downside is that the (otherwise excellent) mobile apps do not support the envelopes and only standard budgeting- hopefully they will catch up though.
I have used this in parallel with Financier for a month and I'm content that I have found something that works for me and as a bonus keeps my data on my desktop whilst syncing well to mobile  via their own servers.
I looked very hard indeed but no other desktop apps did the envelope budgeting at all well.

Bug Reports / Re: Financier down?
« on: April 11, 2017, 01:25:36 PM »
Thanks Alex! Working well :D

Bug Reports / Re: Financier down?
« on: April 11, 2017, 04:52:22 AM »
Same here and has been for several hours!

Announcements / Re: Status of Financier development
« on: March 09, 2017, 02:03:55 PM »
I've picked up the habit of entering transactions and reconciling daily, usually in the evening or on my lunch break. Staying on track has been easy as long as we don't get a week or more behind. Since we review our budget daily, we always have a rough idea of where our category balances are at any given time. It's not total precision, but close enough.
Agreed - that is exactly what I do. It becomes a quick and easy habit

Announcements / Re: Status of Financier development
« on: March 01, 2017, 11:17:03 AM »

I haven't gotten the impression that the $12 is going toward paying for development time, advertising, or anything other than keeping the lights on. If the price were to go up, then my expectations would change, but for now I don't feel as though I'm paying @Alex for any future functionality development. He put out a great product in less than a year (in his free time), and I have no doubt that he'll continue to improve it, understanding that some patience on my part is required.

I know how the side project development cycle goes... sprints of extreme progress jammed in between potentially long periods of life getting in the way.

With that said... @Alex, get to work! ;D
Yup - that is exactly how I see it - well put. I feel a bit guilty pressing @Alex in anyway on this given the cost and the way he has explicitly positioned the project

Announcements / Re: Status of Financier development
« on: March 01, 2017, 10:56:08 AM »
By way of balance @Alex - I am very happy to stick with Financier. Although - yes - I would like scheduled transactions and mobile I'll wait until they are completely ready!

The desktop version is doing most things that I need it to do for now but that's probably due to the manual workflow that I feel safe with i.e:
1) I enter any transactions after getting home most days - either on desktop or iPad
2) I then check my "on budget" accounts via my mobile banking apps and reconcile to the balances shown - picking up anything missed
3) Cross check to my scheduled transaction list and quickly enter anything that is up coming.
It sounds a lot but actually literally only takes 5 minutes a day and becomes a habit.

I totally get that this is not for everybody - so please don't shoot me down in flames!  It's just an alternative perspective and usage scenario.

Announcements / Re: Status of Financier development
« on: February 28, 2017, 11:04:01 AM »
@ColinG Apologies if I have offended you. Not intended!

You made me think about my scheduled transactions (which I made a list of from YNAB to keep me on track in Financier). There are 35 of them each month plus some others which are annual. In other people's experience is that about average or on the low side?

Announcements / Re: Status of Financier development
« on: February 28, 2017, 10:41:58 AM »
I'll bet he has got his head down working hard on those scheduled transactions (and moving home)! I do understand that it's always problematical for a developer to go public with any form of ETA when there can be so many unknowns ahead to trip him up!

Meanwhile I have been thoroughly enjoying my 100% conversion from YNAB to Financier ...

Feature Requests / Re: optimize vertical screen real-estate
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:54:22 PM »
Thank you! Now, why didn't I know that? ::)

Feature Requests / Re: optimize vertical screen real-estate
« on: February 26, 2017, 11:36:39 AM »
Good point @ramblinwreck

I have customised by Financier display - see this forum thread.

The below screenshot is the result - YNAB 4 on the left and Financier on the right - using almost identical screen estate. For interest only if you prefer not to fiddle with the Stylish extension etc!

Feature Requests / Re: moving money around !
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:48:58 PM »
I'm certainly missing this now I'm 100% Financier!

Feedback / Re: Why did I pick "Financier" over "nYNAB" ?
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:30:34 AM »
@RPNnerd Thanks for clarifying! I stayed with nYNAB for 12 months because I could not find anything better (that also had a future)  - and I looked hard!

Feedback / Re: Why did I pick "Financier" over "nYNAB" ?
« on: February 10, 2017, 02:31:06 AM »
Walled months, walled months, walled months.  Red Arrow.  Scheduled transactions.  Feature rich/feature friendly for various work ........What nYNAB did is practically equivalent to having locked pre-set categories.  Can you make your budget work with categories that you can't customize? Probably.  Would it feel like "your budget"?  No... it would feel like you're a part of their budget and robotted into it.  BOX ME IN?  No thank you.

I'm full time Financier since 1 Feb. In fairness to nYNAB though I found the Catrgories to be completely customisable - and I could override their treatment of credit cards if I wanted to.

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