Using PocketSmith without bank feeds or bank files
Some people like to use PocketSmith without connecting bank feeds or importing bank files, instead, adding their own transactions manually or just using budgets on the calendar. This article explains how to set up a PocketSmith account without adding bank feeds or bank files.
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Create an account without bank feeds or bank files
When creating a new PocketSmith account, your Checklist asks you to either Connect bank feed accounts, Move from another app or Upload your bank files. However, if you'd prefer to create an account where you either manually add your transactions, or, create an account that doesn't have transactions at all, use the steps below.
You won't be able to create an account without bank feeds or bank files from the checklist. Instead, make sure you are logged into your PocketSmith account and head straight to the Account Summary page using this link: Account Summary
Ensure Create a new bank first is ticked, then click Start
Enter the name for the bank and adjust the currency if needed, select
Accounts from a file import and then click
Save (don't worry, you won't need to import bank files)
- Create a new account at the bank you've just added. Add details such as the Account name, the Currency, the Opening balance, Date and the Account type, then click Save and continue
now asks you to upload a file which you don't need to do, so click the
X on the form
- The account has now been created and you can go ahead and add your transactions manually or use the Calendar with a scenario-only account
Manually add transactions to my account
If you have access to the Transactions page in your menu bar begin at step three.
If you've successfully created an empty account from the Checklist, it's likely you may not have access to the Transactions page in your menu bar yet. Follow the steps below to add transactions.
- Select MANAGE ACCOUNT on the account you have just created
- Now you should find yourself on the transactions page where you can navigate to PocketSmith's manual input feature
Add in the top toolbar, hover to
Manual input, and then click on
your account which will display in your menu
Begin manually entering your transactions. Do one at a time, or multiples by clicking
Using the calendar without transactions
The forecast calendar is a quick way to calculate future finances if you already have a good handle on your earning and spending habits. Easily add income and expense budgets on the calendar for set periods and see future outcomes of your set budgets by checking the account balance displayed on any single day in the future.
Learn more about the Calendar in the Calendar Overview article.