Fix sorting problem on Quicken Mobile!

Scott Rose
Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
Quicken Mobile for iOS has a major bug when it comes to sorting transactions. Please fix this bug.

In Quicken Mobile for iOS, we have each account set to sort by "Date New to Old". 

What this means is that the very newest transactions should always appear at the top of each account.

However, this isn't what happens in Quicken Mobile.

If we enter in multiple transactions for the exact same day, Quicken Mobile puts the newest transactions for that day at the BOTTOM (instead of the top) of that day's grouping. THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT.

In other words, Quicken Mobile looks at ALL of the transactions for each day, groups all of those transactions together, and then it sorts the transactions from "Date Old to New" within each day! What?! THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT.

But wait — this problem gets even worse.

On the Quicken Mobile home screen, it only shows you 3 transactions at a time, so if you have 4 or more transactions for today, you CANNOT SEE the 4th (or greater) transaction on the Home Screen — even though the 4th (or greater) transactions ARE ACTUALLY THE VERY NEWEST TRANSACTIONS!

In other words, let's say we enter in these 3 transactions into Quicken Mobile in this exact order:

Transaction #1 (entered in the morning): Feb 2, 2020 Food $50
Transaction #2 (entered in the afternoon): Feb 2, 2020 Groceries $30
Transaction #3 (entered in the early night): Feb 2, 2020 Movie $20
Transaction #4 (entered in the late night): Feb 2, 2020 Gas $20

Since we have chosen to sort them from newest to oldest, we would expect those items to appear in Quicken Mobile in this order:

Transaction #4 (entered in the late night): Feb 2, 2020 Gas $20
Transaction #3 (entered in the night): Feb 2, 2020 Movie $20
Transaction #2 (entered in the afternoon): Feb 2, 2020 Groceries $30
Transaction #1 (entered in the morning): Feb 2, 2020 Food $50

That's exactly how new transactions show up in Quicken for Mac, which is exactly how they're supposed to show up when sorting from "Date New to Old"! 

However, Quicken Mobile puts them in this order:

Transaction #1 (morning): Feb 2, 2020 Food $50
Transaction #2 (afternoon): Feb 2, 2020 Groceries $30
Transaction #3 (night): Feb 2, 2020 Movie $20
Transaction #4 (entered in the late night): Feb 2, 2020 Gas $20

This is NOT newest to oldest! The newest transaction typed in is supposed to be THE NEWEST TRANSACTION.

Even worse, Transaction #4 won't even show up on the Home screen of Quicken Mobile, even though Transaction #4 was the newest transaction! This is incredibly frustrating because we can't even see our newest transaction on the home screen of Quicken Mobile!

Even more frustrating, when our Mobile transactions sync to Quicken Mac, they ALSO show up in the wrong order in Quicken Mac. So our newest Mobile transactions get buried deep in the list of Transactions on Quicken Mac. 

Likewise, if we create a brand new transaction on Quicken Mac (where it puts transactions in the PROPER ORDER), the transactions will show up in the WRONG ORDER WHEN THEY FINALLY APPEAR IN QUICKEN MOBILE.

So the big problem here is this:

Regardless of whether you're using Quicken Mobile on its own, or whether you're using both Quicken Mac and Quicken Mobile — the problem remains the same. When you try to view your transactions sorted from "Date New to Old" on Quicken Mobile, your transactions will NOT appear in the right order.

So, we continuously confused & forever lost when trying to find our most recent transactions on Quicken Mobile, because they're actually NOT appearing from newest to oldest.

When we chose to sort by "Date New to Old", we expect all of our transactions to appear in reverse chronological order, and if multiple items appear on the exact same day, then the newest transaction that was typed in needs to always appear at the top... NOT at the bottom of that day's groupings.

The newest transaction typed in IS THE NEWEST TRANSACTION.


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  • Quicken Anja
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  • I would like this as well.
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    This is perhaps one of the most important features needed in Quicken Mobile. If our transactions aren't sorted properly, we can't make sense of our transactions!
  • Randy 415
    Randy 415 Windows Beta Beta
    Transactions should be sorted same way as they are in Quicken Desktop. Currently, I find that a new data file, and new transactions on same date, are randomly sorted. But on desktop, they are sorted (same date), in order received, downloaded, or entered. Great. Now we just need that in QMobile. If I sync and log out, and log in again on QM, then the transactions will resync, resort and actually mirror the desktop. Not sure why I have to jump thryu hoops to get it to work right. Seems like a bug, not an idea.
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    Such a great point. This is really a needed bug fix, not a feature request.
  • fischjim
    fischjim Member
    I want the sort order of the Quicken Mobile App to be the same as I entered in Quicken for Mac. The app re-sorts the order for some reason. Syncing in theory should correct this but doesn't