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Can we have an option to not smooth the balance chart? At the moment it’s useless and a waste of screen space, I’d like to see more accuracy. Don’t understand why it needs to be a curve.


Hey @Johnpigg :metal:

We curved it because we wanted to show trends and to make it more digestible to less hard-core budgeters. Spiky graphs, stock market graphs can sometimes be a little intimidating.


I’d have thought most of your users ARE hardcore budgeters, surely that’s the point? Anyway, my suggestion was for a toggle to turn it from accurate to a trend chart. Personally I think this is the least useful part of the app, and actually if it was removed, the extra screen space would be far more useful…


I would guess 10% is hardcore. :wink:


I have to agree that the charts currently are a huge waste of space. They take up a lot of real estate with no customizable options i.e allowing users to show, tick and display more usable graphical content in the charts.

In short a huge chart with a basic line scheme

I do suggest adding customisation.


+1. It takes up a huge amount of screen space, forcing me to scroll to see my accounts, without adding any benefit.


+1. I like the chart on the top, I don’t mind the space it’s taking. But I do want to be able to choose between trend and accuracy


+1. Again…

+1 for this. The option would be nice at least.


I don’t dislike the charts but sometimes I feel like they are missing something.

Like, a bit frustrating the max comparison just goes back to 1Y; When actually comparing the trends year on year would be way more useful… I would like to see how am I ramping up to get to the same period as last year but saving/spending more money than before. Now, that’s an insight.

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I agree, but when importing your bank account we take 12 months of data, so they would be empty at least for your first year in Emma. :slight_smile:


I would suggest an option to plot actual data ( with X/Y axis labels ) along with the (very) smoothed trend.

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Thanks for this feedback!

We were playing around with graphs like this for investments - still doesn’t have an X/Y axis, but do you think it’s potentially easier to read than a curved graph?

For me, yes, this would be preferable ( with some scale indication … you can’t tell from the above if ETH was varying 0.1% (don’t care) or 50% (panic!) ).

The trend is still nice though. Suggest some options around the presentation here.

You could also have a stacked bar chart showing the total of all investments / net worth / evrything.

This is vastly better than the curved graph, I’d love to see something similar for bank accounts

Ok so maybe we could have a swipe left/right function so you can change the type of graph you’re looking at?

Awesome, thanks for letting us know! I’ll pass your suggestion onto the team :blush:

Yep :slight_smile:

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Yes, I’d have to agree with the original poster - while the charts are pretty, they’re not very functional/helpful - they don’t seem to make much sense either, clicking on a part of the line that’s lower doesn’t always equate with a lower balance - it all just seems a bit random :man_facepalming:
Furthermore, there doesn’t seem to be a clear correspondence between the differing timeframe views - one ought to see a relationship, surely?
All that said, the bar charts for monthly incomings & outgoings are a great feature (I’'m just not sold on the line charts - which appear more cosmetic than anything else!)

Could you please send us a screenshot any time you notice this? We can then look into what’s happening :blush: