Planned Spending Progress Bar is Backwards on Mobile (edited)

zphillips
zphillips Member
edited November 20 in Feedback

Sorry if this is discussed elsewhere, I tried searching.


The spending plan progress bars don’t match with the values above them. Not a big deal, but it is confusing on quick glance and, in my opinion, should be changed.

Comments

  • RobWilk
    RobWilk Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm guessing the next work day (*thanksgiving week, unclear when) one of the coaches will convert this to an idea post, if they do, i might vote for it.


    Rob Wilkens

  • Flopbot
    Flopbot Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭

    @zphillips

    Interesting, I’ve never noticed this; don’t pay close attention to the Spending Plan. Not sure if it’s a bug or by design, but assuming that the green is what’s left, it would make sense that the $32.52 would be listed on the right.

    Chris
    Quicken Desktop user since 2014.
    New to Simplifi in 2021.
  • Coach Natalie
    Coach Natalie Administrator, Moderator admin
    edited November 21

    @zphillips, @RobWilk, & @Flopbot, I'm not sure that this is a bug, as the green part may be actually representing the "of" amount in the bottom right, as that's pretty much how this data is displayed on the Web App. But, I do think the "left" and "spent" labels at the top are visually confusing compared to what you see in the progress bar graph, so I went ahead and reported it as a bug to see what they say. I'll let you all know when I hear back!

    -Coach Natalie

    SIMPL-18797

  • zphillips
    zphillips Member

    The “of” part on the bottom right is the total budgeted amount, which would be the total length of the bar.

    If the team is open to suggestions, I personally think the colors themselves don’t read as clear as they could. I’m a Mint refugee, so I’m sure part of it is just being more accustom to their interface, but I think in this instance their alignment and colorization just read better.

  • Flopbot
    Flopbot Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭

    As I'd interpret it…

    • "32.52 left" = green bar
    • "$17.48 spent" = blue bar
    • "of $50" = blue bar + green bar

    @zphillips is right that the left and spent numbers are on the wrong side…or perhaps the colors are on the wrong side. When I think about it, it makes a little more sense to switch the numbers instead of the colors since what's left is left AFTER spending the money first.

    Regarding the colors, I don't have a strong opinion, although I do have to admit that this color scheme is a bit more intuitive.

    Chris
    Quicken Desktop user since 2014.
    New to Simplifi in 2021.