Buckets 0.39: Now with Less Clicking
Buckets version 0.39.0 has been released. This version includes a few long-awaited changes. Parts of the UI have been cleaned up, and a few new features are available for those who manually enter transactions.
Cleaner Buckets tab¶
The Buckets tab can breathe again!
There are fewer vertical lines.
Each bucket balance is now the first column after the name so that it’s easy to see how much you have in each bucket at a glance.
The “Out” and “Transfers” columns have been combined into a new “Activity” column.
When you put an amount in the “In/Out” column, the balance column used to grow wider to show how the balance was going to change. For instance, if you had $97 in a bucket and wanted to add $26 it used to look like this:
Now, to avoid having columns grow suddenly wider it looks like this:
Improved transaction entry¶
It used to take a lot of clicks to record a transfer between two accounts. Now you can do it very quickly using the transaction entry interface:
And you can also categorize as you create transactions.
Refunds and returns¶
Sometimes the math didn’t seem to add up right when you’d get a refund/return on a purchase. Suppose you had a bucket with $100, spent $20 then got a $10 refund. If you categorize that like this:
Buckets used to say that you spent $20 and had $10 of rain. Now it says you have $0 of rain and only spent $10. Potatoes, potatoes.
Oh, and one more thing: yellow buckets use black text on their category labels now (so you can actually read them!).