Jupiter Pots: a failed experiment?

A bit about my Jupiter usage

I started using Jupiter a year and a half ago. The sole reason I signed up for Jupiter was Pots. I was already keeping money aside for different purposes; Jupiter Pots gave convenient tooling for what I was doing.

Jupiter Pots impressions

Pots were great when I started. I liked them so much that I wrote a blog post praising them. While the rest of Jupiter has continued to improve and evolve, the Pots feature has stagnated mostly. There have been some changes, but they fall short of being good.

For example, there is a Super Pots feature that lets you create fixed deposits using Pots. But on maturity, super pots will self-destruct, and the money will move to your saving account. That means Jupiter will put you at the risk of accidentally spending saved-up money on something unrelated! To me, that looks like a lazy implementation that doesn’t stop to consider why the customer created a pot in the first place.

Then they introduced Habits, which are essentially recurring deposits. Habits are buggy too; they move money from your saving account a day or two in advance. Reporting this issue to Jupiter hasn’t really accomplished anything. But maybe that isn’t surprising, given they don’t even support updating communication address of bank accounts. (Not allowing address updates is a KYC norms violation, one would think?)

Back to Pots being unloved. Even basic things like modifying pot names, rearranging pots in the UI, etc are not done even after so many months. Tells you how much they cares about Pots.

Looking into the future

The thing with convenience is that we are impressed by simple convenience initially. But over time, we take things for granted, and our needs evolve. We want more convenience. We expect our tools to do more for us. Same for me with Pots. I was able to overlook their flaws before, but now they are glaring.

The Jupiter team not investing in Pots is understandable at the same time. Jupiter is a startup. Possibly a small team executing at their capacity to make their company a success by building features that people want to use. I am not surprised that no one outside a small niche cares about Pots. If Pots aren’t bringing them customers or usage, calling Pots a failed experiment and exploring other ideas is the prudent thing to do for Jupiter, the startup.

If Jupiter won’t continue to be relevant for my needs, I suppose I should take care of them on my own. I already track my mutual fund savings using a spreadsheet. Making a similar tracker for bank account will be straightforward.

Say, I close my Jupiter account and move all Pots to a tracker of my own. My primary bank provides auto-sweep fixed deposits, which means the money I hold as short term savings will earn a higher interest than the 3% Jupiter pays me.

On top of all this, I’ll be able to tweak the tooling as/when necessary. Such a flexibility is seldom available in a pre-packaged product. Looks like this is the end-of-the-road for Jupiter-and-me.

Finally, Thank You to the Jupiter team for making Pots in the first place. Your product helped me see the convenience of separately labelled short-term savings. I may sever all my ties with Jupiter, but you have changed my life for the better. Thank you for that!


Hi Kannan,

Thanks for your feedback. Your concerns are valid and on point. However, I would assure you that Pots is extremely important to Jupiter. For a while we took a backseat on implementing new features on pots due to competing priorities, but we have been working on its holistic strategy around budgeting via pots. As you mentioned, how using pots has helped you with setting money aside, we would be doubling down on that use case and enhance its functionality. I would request you to stay tuned!

Best Regards,


Thank you Samarth for the reassurance. Looking forward to seeing what you build. And maybe someday return to using Jupiter Pots again. :slight_smile:

1 Like

+1 on modifying pot names, rearranging pots.

I dont use super pots often considering its not withdrawable, but i see them on top along with other template. But pots that are withdrawable and often used are below the fold and we have to wait to get scroll and load. This is for away.

It would be great if it could appear on home screen as we use more often.

A layout that shows more pots above the fold is also a acceptable solution. Currently pots are shown using “cards”, but if they are shown like an icon grid (with less details), that will fit more pots in the UI.

Problem is, super pots is getting occupied at first place.
I will not (and i cannot) withdraw in super pots as frequent as i do in normal pot. Then why super pot at first :grimacing::frowning:
BTW, i also agree with the point of showing as card