How long until the app gets caught up with the website as far as 2, 3, 6 months, as well as goals with adding money?

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I add money in with my phone primarily.  I can't add in money the same way through the phone app right now because it doesn't show the 2 month, 3 month, 6 month, and goal envelopes.  It still only shows monthly and annually.  I use the app 97% of the time.  
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Justin Schwarzentraub

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Hi Justin,

That's a good question. Our plan is to make more Envelope periods viewable on our mobile platforms--we're currently working on our Android app right now, but we don't have a release date yet. We'll be sure to update you when we know, and you can check our Roadmap for updates: https://goodbudget.com/roadmap/
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I periodically look in on Goodbudget as I really would like to dump nYNAB but things like this worry me. You spend a lot of time designing new envelopes and then the implementation goes off half baked and renders the phone apps redundant so far as the new tech is concerned. Not only that but you are only working on Android at the moment with a view to correcting this but can offer no time frame. You are I know a small team but we are talking about peoples finances here and perhaps a little more planning re development and release might be beneficial. 

I do really believe Goodbudget has some outstanding qualities and I would jump tomorrow if I felt that there would be a little more done to tidy the application up a little to accommodate ease of use. I have mentioned some of the things before such as  hide archived envelopes, sort some of the instances where input screens freeze and the web site has to be refreshed to move forward. Anyway enough, this is intended to be constructive criticism of what is basically a fine piece of software with bags more potential.
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Colin Grant

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Thanks Karisa, I shall keep an eye on progress but there is little point returning yet if I cannot access the new envelopes via my iPhone. I am on the road a lot and do rely on the remote access capability. Once this is in place it might well be time to jump in again.

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Colin
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Hi Colin, 

Thanks for checking in, and for voicing your concerns. We hear your frustration! Our goal has always been to serve Goodbudgeters well for the very reason you pointed out... we're dealing with folk's finances. That's not something we take lightly. 

Having said that, we want to be practical about how we grow and develop as a software. A lot of thinking and planning goes into how and what we decide to work on. That means, we'll choose to not work on some features, or to work on a specific platform first. 

We would love for you to be able to use Goodbudget again. However, we understand that there are certain aspects of the software that make it difficult for you to use. We won't be able to promise that we will do everything you ask. But, I can say that we're working hard to make Goodbudget better for everyone, with the resources that we have. 

I hope all of this makes sense. Thanks, again.