“The New Design is Rad" - YNAB Theme Updates!


Have you opened your budget on your computer lately and done a double-take? 

You might be asking yourself, “wow budget, when did you get so fly? Is it just me, or are you looking reallllly good these days?”

The YNAB web app/desktop version has a few new features to flaunt:

  • Theme picker
  • New default theme (cleaner, easier on the eyes, and more readable)
  • Dark mode 
  • Collapsible sidebar on desktop

Note: the default theme and dark mode were already available on mobile, this update just brings these features to the desktop/web app view.

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Choose Your Theme

Choose between three viewing options for your budget with the theme picker, and change your mind anytime. Pick from:

  • Default
  • Dark mode
  • Classic
Here's a look at the three budget theme options: default, dark, and classic
Here’s a look at the three budget theme options: default, dark, and classic

And here’s how to find the theme picker on the web app:

How to choose themes in your YNAB budget
How to choose themes in your YNAB budget

New Default Theme Makes Your Budget More Readable

We’ve changed the colors to make it easier than ever to see your budget. Here’s what the classic version of the budget looks like:

YNAB classic theme
Classic theme

And here’s what the new default theme looks like:

YNAB new default theme
New default theme

You can still use the classic theme if your heart has become fond of that Caribbean shade of blue, but the new default theme might grow on you quicker than you think (it sure did for us!).

“It’s cleaner, and much easier on the eyes (loved that blue, but this is just so much better). Thank you for continuing to improve this product, makes me happy to keep using it and recommending it to everyone in my life!” -A Happy YNABer

Dim Lighting? Go Dark

Make your evening eyeballs less fatigued with your budget in dark mode. Perks of dark mode include reducing your eye strain and promoting good sleep. Here’s what dark mode looks like:

YNAB's dark mode
YNAB’s dark mode

“My eyeballs THANK you, my future children thank you, the WORLD indeed thanks you!” -Another happy YNABer

Collapse the Sidebar for More Real Estate, More Privacy

Reconcilers, rejoice! Now you can collapse the sidebar on the web app to give you maximum screen real estate that comes in handy for things like reconciling your budget.

An added plus: you can collapse your budget down so the balances in the side bar don’t show—this is great when you want to show your budget (but not your account balances) to a friend. 

Resize and collapse your YNAB budget
Resize and collapse your budget side bar for more real estate for your budget

“Having the ability to resize or collapse the sidebar is a dream come true! Thank you for making the app better and better! Keep up the great work.” -Yet another happy YNABer.

Enjoy your new budgeting themes and resizing, and if you want to hear more about YNAB product updates, don’t miss the recent Reddit AMA with YNAB’s chief product officer, Todd.