Split envelopes on mobile app

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Bear with me I'm new to Goodbudget (I'm a recovering YNAB person). Today I tried to split a transaction into multiple envelopes on my iPhone. I see where you select "Split to multiple" and select the envelopes. What is needed, as YNAB does have, is a running calculator to show you how much you have left to allocate as you go. As best I can tell, I'd have to use another calculator, which would be my phone, to do the calculations. Am I missing something?
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Paul

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Wayne Woodbury

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I use Android and what happens on my phone is the full amount of the transaction appears on the first envelope line after you select "Split into multiple Envelopes."  When you click on that line, it brings up the number pad for you to adjust the value for the first envelope.  After clicking OK, the remaining amount does not show until you tap on the next line either to select the next envelope or enter the value.  At that time, the remaining amount appears.  On the web version, the full amount shows on the second line until you enter an amount on the first.  As soon as you tab out of the first, the amount is adjusted on the second.

I'm not sure how it works on iOS.  The user interface changes slightly from one platform to another to account for capabilities and features of the OS, so it may not be exactly the same.

Wayne
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Hi Paul, 

Thanks for posting. Right now, the Goodbudget app on iOS will auto populate the amount field with the remaining amount only for final Envelope listed. So, there is some calculating happening, but most of it is hidden. It sounds like you'd rather see a tracker that tells you how much you have left to assign. Is that right? For now, I've added your thoughts to our feedback tracker.

Thanks!

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Thanks Karisa, I see that now how it auto populates the last envelope. Somehow I missed that, but I knew I had probably missed something! Lol
Paul
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Great! I'm glad that works for you!