Hello all. I recently purchased Money Pro and for the most part it's great. But I am having trouble adjusting to one element of it: the use of ( and ) instead of -. As per here: https://support.ibearsoft.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001639951-Why-is-a-negative-sum-in-a-transaction-account-displayed-as-positive-
Money Pro seems to use ( and ) to indicate negatives on a checking/current account (or any account that should usually be in credit) and it uses ( and ) to indicate in CREDIT for things like credit cards.
This is needlessly confusing, and I propose that negative values should be displayed with a simple "-"
So if my current/checking account has £100 in it, and I spend £110, I go overdrawn by £10. The value displayed should be -£10
For credit cards, this behaviour should not change. If there is debt on the card, it is a negative value. Ie. Owed. So if my credit card has £100 spent on it, it should display as -£100. If I then overpay the credit card by £10, so £110 total, the balance is now in credit - a positive figure - so should simply be displayed £10. This should also apply to transactions.
I also think clearer text colours for positive and negative balances and transactions would be a good idea. User configurable. So balances in the positive could be say, white, and ones in the negative could be perhaps red by default but can be changed.
This is how the vast majority of finance programmes that I have used work, and I really think giving the user the option to change to this way of working would be a plus point for Money Pro. I'm not suggesting that it be changed for everyone, just give the user a choice in the settings.
Since this is a user configurable suggestion, I would appreciate it if people would vote for it if they understand and agree that the option should be available, even if they don't plan to use it themselves.
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