One of the features I really missed from the old Google Finance and one of the reasons I built Jitterbug in the first place is cash tracking. Since this week, I will miss it no more.
Since version 1.2, Jitterbug supports cash tracking per individual portfolio. When this feature is enabled it exposes a portfolio cash balance to where you deposit or withdraw cash from.
To turn cash tracking on, you have to activate it either when you create a new portfolio or from the edit portfolio dialog option.
The main utility of tracking cash is about letting you know how much spending power you have before pulling the trigger on a certain stock. Also, it's a good warning system for lingering cash; money that's sitting idle and not doing anything.
Secondly, tracking per portfolio cash will enable Jitterbug to offer you more insightful performance reporting of your trading activity. But that will be coming in the future.
I hope you'll find this as useful as I do! 😉