Spectrum is now read-only. Learn more about the decision in our official announcement.


Actual is an app for tracking personal finances with a robust budgeting system that shows you exactly where your money is going. NOTE: PLEASE POST ON REDDIT This spectrum is not used anymore.


Thoughts on moving to reddit?

April 22, 2019 at 8:13pm

Thoughts on moving to reddit?

April 22, 2019 at 8:13pm
I wanted to get this discussion going: I want to move this community to reddit. What do you all think about that?
I like Spectrum as a lightweight forum but I keep finding myself wanting to either be more like a real-time chat like Slack or more like a fully-featured forum like reddit. I also keep hitting various annoying bugs that are hard to pin down, but it's hard to trust that what I'm seeing in front of me is up-to-date and I have to do a full refresh to make sure. I want there to be a place that Actual users can come in and interact without worrying about any of this or learning a new interface, and reddit is far more well known than Spectrum.
Actual already has a Slack but I've been downplaying it because I thought Spectrum might take its place. Now, the new channels would be both Slack and Reddit, and you can jump on Slack if you want more real-time interaction and ask me questions directly, or read Reddit if you want to read posts & comments from people casually.
Does anyone love Spectrum enough to want to stay?

April 22, 2019 at 8:45pm
I like Spectrum from the clean UI and single-focussed experience (i.e., I only use Spectrum for Actual). However, I'll go wherever you go.
Long term, I bet more people will recognize and be familiar with reddit. On top of feeling like a dev-centric space, spectrum requires you to have an account with either social media, google, or GH... Not ideal imo and unlikely to change if I've read their responses correctly. Either way, I don't care too much.
I like the idea of moving to reddit, I'm already active in some other communities there and it would be one less place to go. It seems more likely that your audience will be there than another Spectrum community.
I too like the Spectrum UI but only tend to come here when required rather then just hover around like on Reddit. I think I’d much prefer Reddit for this community as I could start to incidentally stumble across it rather then having to deliberately remember to check in.
reddit has my vote !
That's it then! I'll set up the reddit community tomorrow.