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#1 Problem with Apple Card.... No CSV export!

CLS727

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How is it possible they missed such a critical basic feature for ANY credit card or bank account???

I love everything about the Apple Card.... but I cannot use it if I cannot import the activity to my accounting software.... (in my case, QuickBooks)
 
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4sallypat

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Get an OCR scanner and use Acrobat to convert your statements into CSV or another SQL database convertor...
 
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artfossil

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Get an OCR scanner and use Acrobat to convert your statements into CSV or another SQL database convertor...
No thanks. Life is too short to waste time jumping through those hoops. I'm a minimalist and refuse to "get" a piece of equipment I don't need. Plus, I reconcile my credit card and bank accounts AT LEAST twice a month. No export function means the Apple Card is a non-starter for me.
 
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DotCom2

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How is it possible they missed such a critical basic feature for ANY credit card or bank account???

I love everything about the Apple Card.... but I cannot use it if I cannot import the activity to my accounting software.... (in my case, QuickBooks)
I saw a post somewhere yesterday (can't remember where) that they are looking into adding this in the future and it mentioned financial software integration such as Mint etc. Hopefully this is true.
 
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CLS727

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Ok good, thanks

Yes I understand that they intentionally want to have total control over the experience with iOS.... but anyone that expenses things for business or manages taxes/expenses even with their own spreadsheets.. trying to manually get stuff out of a PDF is a nightmare
 
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R3k

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Yeah, this is frustrating for me too. I use Banktivity, and have my Apple card setup so i use it for most of my transactions, and pay off the balance in full every month. It has essentially taken the place of my debit card and thus I use it the most.

With Banktivity it would download all my debit transactions direct from my banks website and all i would need to do is categorize them correctly and add notes to some of them.

With Apple Card im back to manually entering every single transaction.

Whatever time im saving in a checkout line using Apple Pay, im losing more when accounting time comes.

A CSV export / "download your Apple Card data" option would be so easy to implement for them, i cant help but think that its omission is by their choice. Hope there is enough user frustration that they implement it.

But ideally they should also support direct connect. Perhaps this would need to go through Sachs...perhaps there are privacy issues with that, I dont know.
 
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redman042

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Bumping this thread. Not having export is a huge limitation to an otherwise great card. I know they are working on this but am worried that it might be many months away. Apple has a lot on their plate. Hoping they prioritize it for the next point release of iOS. The data is in the phone - they just need to write the app to export it.
 
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CLS727

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Bumping this thread. Not having export is a huge limitation to an otherwise great card. I know they are working on this but am worried that it might be many months away. Apple has a lot on their plate. Hoping they prioritize it for the next point release of iOS. The data is in the phone - they just need to write the app to export it.

Apple putting work into it isn't the issue.... the data is already there.... they made a business decision that it's an iPhone driven only experience, so they're blocking the consumer from accessing it anywhere else.

I'm perfectly fine being locked into an iPhone to use the card... no plans of moving to Android anyway... but there has to still be a way to get the transaction history into an accounting software for people that use it for business, or anything beyond basic consumer stuff.

I literally was planning to cancel my $450/year United Club card to move to this exclusively... but I can't manage it the same way... it's needlessly aggressive from Apple if their main goal is to just lock someone into using an iPhone.
 
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