Even with features like Online Banking and import of OFX, QFX, QIF, CSV and MT940 files the cash we spend everyday is something one need to account for by manually adding transactions. With MoneyWiz we have put a lot of effort to make creating a transaction as brief as possible. There is a great deal of features involved in making transaction entry quick and easy.
In this article we will cover all of them. Whatever the method you use to start entering a Transaction if you want to register a Transfer, say an ATM Withdrawal rather than Expense or Income, just tap the Transfer tab in the Transaction form. The next step will be handled by the Transaction Layout and the Auto-completers.
You can adjust how the layout of the Transaction Form from Settings > Transaction Layout. For demonstrating purposes we will use the layout from the video below.
We chose to place the Amount in the first place, so that the numpad automatically shows when you open the form for adding Expense/Income/Transfer.
Here’s how to do that:
Note that the Transaction layout affects not only how the fields in the Register a transaction window are ordered, but also how the transactions will be displayed in the Transactions List.
Here’s how the Transaction List will look with the above Transaction Layout:
Auto-completers are combinations of Payee, Description and/or Category. For example, when you manually create one transaction, the next time you enter the Payee in a new transaction, this will automatically fill in the Description and Category with the last ones used for this Payee, on the selected account.
Here’s how the auto-completers work after you have created a transaction with Payee, Category and Description:
Note that in order for the auto-completion to happen you need to choose either a Payee or a Description from the suggestions list. MoneyWiz will then fill out the missing fields (Category and Description or Payee, depending on which one you filled out manually).
Pull to save Transaction
Every time you are entering a transaction, instead of saving via the √ in the upper right, you can simply pull down from within the empty space of the Transaction form as you would refresh your mail inbox in the Mail app.
Add Widget to the iOS 8 Notification Center
On iPhone running at least iOS 8, you are able to add a widget to your Notification Center and make a transaction from there.
Adding the widget to Notification Center:
Adding a Transaction from the Notification Center widget:
Use URL Schemes
If you are using an iOS launcher app such as Launch Center Pro for instance, you can also execute them from the Safari web-browser on iOS too.
MoneyWiz has the following URLs:
moneywiz:// to launch the app moneywiz://expense to launch expense dialog moneywiz://income to launch income dialog
If you have MoneyWiz 1 and MoneyWiz 2 simultaneously installed on your device, note that the URL schemes will work for MoneyWiz 1. To have the URL schemes work with MoneyWiz 2 you will need to uninstall MoneyWiz 1.
Shortcuts on the Menu Bar
Shortcuts from the Accounts List
In the Accounts List you can swipe left the name of an account to reveal + and – buttons to enter an Expense or Income on the account you swiped on.
In this case, the transaction form will have the account pre-selected.