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Long category names on Quicken Mobile!

We get slowed down tremendously in Quicken Mobile because the categories don't display as "long categories" (e.g. "Personal:Dining", "Work:Dining", "Misc:Dining", etc.).

The categories only display as "short categories" (e.g. "Dining", "Dining", "Dining").

So we're constantly slowed down, trying to check if we've got the ACCURATE category & subcategory assigned to each new transaction.

This takes an incredibly long time, and is very frustrating. 

Please give us "long categories" on Quicken Mobile!

Thank you! :)
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  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    How do we see long category names on the iPhone?

    We're using Quicken Mobile for the iPhone, and when we're viewing transactions or entering brand new transactions, it only shows us the short category names (e.g. "Dining") instead of the long category names (e.g. "Business:Dining" or "Personal:Dining").

    How can we see the long category names (e.g. "Personal: Dining") at all times? We want to see long category names 100% of the time in the Mobile App.

    It is very confusing to us to only see the short category names because we have the exact same subcategories (e.g. "Dining") repeated many times, but they all have different categories (e.g. "Personal", "Business", etc.)

    Thanks!
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Apparently this was already implemented, according to this IDEA thread:
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7804049/mobile-app-should-handle-categories-like-desktop-option-for-long-name-5-legacy-votes/p1?new=1

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  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    Thank you for pointing that out to me!

    Wow, the Quicken Mobile team has DEFINITELY NOT implemented that in Quicken Mobile for iOS, so it's very disingenuous for them to say that in that other thread!

    The long name only shows up for a split-second while you're choosing categories from the pop-up list of categories...

    ...but then it reverts back to the short name EVERYWHERE ELSE in the entire app.

    You literally never see the long name again anywhere in the app, no matter what screen you go to and no matter what you're looking at, so it's completely & totally useless.

    For example, we have all of these categories:

    Creative:Dining
    Personal:Dining
    Misc:Dining
    Work:Dining
    Travel:Dining

    And guess how they all appear in Quicken Mobile?

    Dining
    Dining
    Dining
    Dining
    Dining
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    We get slowed down tremendously in Quicken Mobile because the categories don't display as "long categories" (e.g. "Personal:Dining", "Work:Dining", "Misc:Dining", etc.).

    The categories only display as "short categories" (e.g. "Dining", "Dining", "Dining"). 

    So we're constantly slowed down, trying to check if we've got the ACCURATE category & subcategory assigned to each new transaction. 

    This takes an incredibly long time, and is very frustrating. 

    Please give us "long categories" on Quicken Mobile! 

    In this thread, the Quicken Mobile team says that this has already been implemented, but it has NOT been implemented!

    The long name only shows up for a split-second while you're choosing categories from the pop-up list of categories...

    ...but then it reverts back to the short name EVERYWHERE ELSE in the entire app. 

    You literally never see the long name again anywhere in the app, no matter what screen you go to and no matter what you're looking at, so it's completely & totally useless. 

    For example, we have all of these categories:

    Creative:Dining
    Personal:Dining
    Misc:Dining
    Work:Dining
    Travel:Dining

    And guess how they all appear in Quicken Mobile?

    Dining
    Dining
    Dining
    Dining
    Dining
  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You might want to take a look at Tags. You would create tags for Creative, Personal, Misc, Work, and Travel and then tag your Dining transactions with the appropriate tag. 

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  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    Thank you!
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    I don't think I'll be able to switch over to Tags. Too much legacy information without tags. And the desktop product is cleaner without the extra column for tags. We're coming from Quicken 2007 for Mac, where we never had full Tag support before. I know that the Windows version of Quicken always had Tag support.
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    I hope that the Quicken Mobile team can FULLY roll this out to Quicken Mobile for iOS, because it's only PARTIALLY implemented right now.
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think I'll be able to switch over to Tags. Too much legacy information without tags. And the desktop product is cleaner without the extra column for tags. We're coming from Quicken 2007 for Mac, where we never had full Tag support before. I know that the Windows version of Quicken always had Tag support.
    I appreciate the issue of legacy info. BTW, in case you did not know, in QM2007, Tags are called Classes. I use them EXTENSIVELY and work great. The differences include that in QM2007 you can only have one class per line BUT you have better organization possible with sub-classes (like sub-categories). In new QMac, you can have multiple tags per line BUT you lose the organization of sub-classes. The caveat with multiple tags is you have to be careful not to create double-counting when creating reports.

    Now in new QMac it might not be so difficult to update legacy info IF the batch editor worked properly. Currently, batch editing only works on transactions without splits.

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  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    edited 12:24PM
    Hello All,

    The Community Support team regularly reviews long-standing posts and Ideas for relevancy and current interest. This Idea seems to have stalled and we would like to gauge the current interest in this request. 

    If you would like to see this idea implemented, please add your vote and a comment explaining how this idea would be beneficial for you. More information, including steps to vote and how to submit your own Ideas for future product features/improvements, is also available here.

    Thank you,

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  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    edited 12:23PM
    Very high interest from me! The mobile app is extremely difficult to use without this feature!
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