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This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 12, 2020 07:33PM
This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV for easier budgeting

One of the biggest limitations of Apple Card is its inability to integrate with budgeting services like Mint and YNAB. Apple does, however, offer the ability to download your transaction history as a PDF. An independent developer has now designed a tool that builds on Apple Card’s PDF export feature for more detailed budgeting.

As highlighted by CNBC, developer Jed Schmidt created the tool “csv.wtf” with the specific purpose of parsing the PDF statement generated by the Wallet app. You simply download your statement from the Wallet app on your iPhone, upload the PDF to csv.wtf, and you’ll generate a CSV file of your statement. It works on desktop and iPhone...

If you want to try out csv.wtf, there’s a free version that removes one random transaction per month. You can upgrade to the full version of the app for $5. Why doesn’t Apple release some sort of tool like this on its own? As CNBC points out, Apple’s website says support for exporting Apple Card data “isn’t available yet,” so such a feature could be added sometime in 2020.


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Possibly a bit of a kludge, but if it's something one can use or needs, it may do.




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Re: This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 12, 2020 08:14PM
Upload your financial info. What could possibly go wrong?



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Re: This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 12, 2020 08:37PM
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Speedy
Upload your financial info. What could possibly go wrong?

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For your privacy, statements are converted locally, in-browser; your personal information never leaves your device.

Trust me, you just read that on the internet, so it must be true.

I suppose you could try it out with your internet connection turned off after loading that web page, but before processing the PDF to see. And quit the browser before reconnecting to the internet.
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Re: This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 13, 2020 01:43AM
Upload your financial info.

You didn't even click the link, did you.

Didn't think so.


I suppose you could try it out with your internet connection turned off after loading that web page, but before processing the PDF to see. And quit the browser before reconnecting to the internet.


Exactly.

Anybody using Little Snitch or similar could do likewise.

Maybe use fake data..




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And hope is a lousy defense.

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Re: This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 13, 2020 02:26AM
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RAMd®d
Upload your financial info.

You didn't even click the link, did you.

Didn't think so.

DID YOU????

I certainly did, and it prompted me to select a file on my computer. I cancelled at that point.
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Re: This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 13, 2020 01:38PM
DID YOU????


I did.

I found this bit interesting and thought it might be worth investigating:

And, if you’re worried about privacy, Schmidt says that all of the processing is done directly in your browser, and nothing is uploaded to his servers:

“I don’t want to see your financial statements, I don’t want the liability, I don’t have them on a server, I don’t want to deal with any of that headache,” Schmidt said. “Your financial statements never leave your phone. Everything is done in the browser.”



So what did you make of that?

People upload financial information to various financial site, and give vendors access to they bank accounts, generally with no problems.

The boomer in me resists that. I don't know this dev but his claim for not uploading one's data is interesting.

He may be lying, he may not be. Trust but verify would work well is that situation.

Or just do without. That one reason why some eschew the Apple Card.

It's all a choice, and choice is good, especially if it's informed choice.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 13, 2020 02:00PM
I'm suspicious, especially given "If you want to try out csv.wtf, there’s a free version that removes one random transaction per month. You can upgrade to the full version of the app for $5."

I'm not seeing an app at all, I'm seeing a URL, and it supposedly runs completely in your browser. If there is a paid version you would think that it needs to communicate with the website for some sort of authorization. I'm not seeing any mention of the $5 full version on the cvs.wtf website, or a privacy statement, or contact info (other than twitter).

Maybe it's a legit but naive developer, but there's just too many red flags.

And I don't have an Apple Card so it's of no use to me anyway.
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