Broque uses your selected language or system settings for number input. Your language may use something else than
. for decimal separator, and if you want this behavior you can enforce
. input in options.
Categories are used for general grouping of transactions. Anything that goes together. e.g.
Groceries cover most of your grocery shopping, while
Clothes & Shoes cover the clothing/shoes aspect.
You can add more categories and remove existing ones. It’s up to you if you want
Clothes & Shoes as separate
Shoes categories. Categories are distinct, but should not be too specific.
For specifics, you can use tags.
Tags are used to put your transactions into more specific groups, or to give them more details. You can consider them as keywords.
As an example, you can set
bakery tag for your
Food & Drink transactions so you know how much you spend in bakeries, or
McDs to know how much you spend in McDonalds.
Your transactions with the
Car category can have tags that tell if you bought
service on your car or paid to
Whatever you do often with that category you can tag it.
As with categories, it’s up to you how specific you want to be. You can also create tags for different cars like
rav4. Or locations such as
Tag specific cafes you go to regularly like
kiosk when you buy things at a kiosk. If you pay bills, you can tag what the bill was for, e.g.
internet or add along a more specific company name
- You can add as many tags as you like.
- Tags are space separated, which means you cannot have a space in their name. Usually you want them to be short for convenience.
- You can use same tags for different categories.
- Tags can help you search for things later and group into specific categories.
Transactions can have different type. With the usual
expense, you can also use the following:
- When you need to transfer between your accounts.
- If you need to convert from one currency to another.
- Set asside some finances for a goal (or any arbitrary value).
- Mark some of your finances as liability. e.g. Taxes.