The Budget Rows Progress Bars Toolkit for YNAB setting offers three different graphical views of your data in respect to your goals and your spending progress/pacing through the month.
If you’re an intensely graphical person, this might be the setting you’ve been yearning for. If not (or maybe even in spite of that), this setting might be visually and logically overwhelming.
There are three dropdown choices: Goals progress, Pacing progress, and Pacing on name column and goals on budgeted column.
Goals progress uses the full width of the center pane to represent the percentage of goal met (full width is 100%) and displays a green horizontal bar to indicate each category’s goal progress.
Pacing progress measures the pace of your spending. It displays a vertical gray line indicating the day’s date in relation the whole month (on the 15th of the month, the line will be in or near the middle of the center pane). Blue horizontal bars indicate how much of the month’s budgeting allocation has been spent so far. For once-a-month payments like rent, this is uninformative. But for categories with spending spread throughout the month, e.g. groceries or gas, the pacing bars in context with the pacing line might be informative.
Pacing on name column and goals on budgeted column combines the two types of graphical info into a single view. Goals progress is displayed overlaying the Budgeted column and pacing progress overlays the Category column.