to know the total for a certain category that was paid out. Now all I can see is the total IN the account as of that date. How do I see TOTAL inflows and outflows for a certain period
Are you saying you have categories where you routinely have money in and money out of the same category? Typically in accounting/bookkeeping, each category is either income or expense; there might be a contra-transaction — e.g. a refund in an expense category — but there aren't usually a lot of such opposite direction transactions you'd want to total. So it would help in offering suggestions if you would share what sort of categories you have where you're looking to track money in and out.