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Account Tracker 5.8 (iOS and Mac) now available

March 10, 2019 Comments off

help Always show the all transactions view if you have multiple accounts, as it is used to search across them all. Similarly show the recurring and reminder views if there are multiple recurring transactions or reminders respectively.

Replaced most of the blue accessory (i) buttons with row swipe actions, to free up space and make it possible to add further options, e.g. quickly setting an account’s current balance, or duplicating a transaction (without copying to today). To access these options, swipe right to left on the account, transaction or budget table rows.

Added support for importing splits from a CSV file (in a similar way to importing transfers using multiple rows).

Improvements to the CSV export format, including foreign transaction amounts. Also made the CSV and (transaction) PDF export formats consistent.

Added a workaround for an iOS issue where the wrong decimal separator is used on the iPhone decimal number keypad. This prevented some users from entering exchange rates.

More streamlined text field editing throughout the app.

iOS BUG FIXES …

5.8.1 was released on 11th March to fix an issue with the individual account balance graph. It also corrects a minor layout issue on the yearly report (if you are using a non-default month start date (i.e. not the 1st).

5.8.2 was released on 22nd April to add a warning about reconciling future dated transactions, plus a quick way to reconcile all transactions to today. It also includes improvements to the quick edit options while viewing transactions in an account.

Meter Readings 5.5 now available

February 21, 2019 Comments off

mricon57 Added more options for exporting readings and backup files, e.g. using AirDrop or directly to other apps.

Added a workaround for an iOS issue where the wrong decimal separator is used in the iPhone decimal number keypad. This prevented some users from entering detailed rates.

Note that you now require iOS 9 or above. Older versions (of iOS and the app) should continue to work, but you will no longer get updates.

Account Tracker 5.7 (iOS and Mac) now available

December 30, 2018 Comments off

help Added support for the iPhone XS Max and the new (2018) iPad Pros.

Major rewrite of the way alerts, action sheets, popover views and rotations are handled throughout the app.

Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Note that you now require iOS 9 or above. Older versions (of iOS and the app) should continue to work, but you will no longer get updates.

On the Mac, I now support dark mode when running on macOS Mojave.

iOS BUG FIXES …

5.7.1 was released on 8th January to fix a rare crash on iPads while rotating, opening or closing the app.

MAC BUG FIXES …

5.7.1 was released on 2nd January to fix a crash on Sierra/High Sierra.

5.7.2 was released on 6th January to fix some text field colour issues on Sierra/High Sierra.

5.7.3 was released on 29th January, mainly to fix a crash when forcing a sync (Sync Now) after making changes on the Mac.

Hill Lists 6.3 now available

December 2, 2018 Comments off

hlicon57 Added support for the iPhone XS Max and the new (2018) iPad Pros.

Added a few more map options, e.g. all climbed hills in lists, all hills in lists and all climbed hills.

Moved to version 16.1 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH), a relatively minor update.

Fixed a crash while exporting hills in CSV format.

MINOR UPDATES/BUG FIXES ….

6.3.1 was released on 29th December to update to version 16.2 of the DoBIH.

6.3.2 was released on 9th April to fix the MWIS weather links, as they now have separate reports for the Yorkshire Dales/North Pennines and the Peak District.

Meter Readings 5.4 now available

November 27, 2018 Comments off

mricon57 Added support for the iPhone XS Max and the new (2018) iPad Pros.

Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Hill Lists 6.2 now available

June 17, 2018 Comments off

hlicon57 Added the TGO 40 lists (Britain’s 40 “finest” hills, plus a further 10 in Ireland), as published by The Great Outdoors magazine.

Added a few more filter and sorting options (all hills by section, height or date first climbed, in addition to distance).

Other minor improvements.

Maoile Lunndaidh and the Archies

June 3, 2018 Comments off

hlicon57 With the introduction of the Archies list in my last update, observant users (like Barry Owen!) might have noticed that Maoile Lunndaidh (a Munro) is not included.

Archies are hills in Scotland with a height of 1000m or more and with a drop or prominence of 100m or more. You would therefore assume Maoile Lunndaidh at 1004.9m would be an Archie, however the nearby top Creag Toll a’ Choin is actually the higher summit at 1005.2m.

This hill has been surveyed by Alan Dawson and team, and the Database of British and Irish Hills includes the higher top as a HuMP (hills with 100m prominence). Since I build the Archies list from the HuMPs, with the additional height classification of 1000m or more, Maoile Lunndaidh is not included.

Paul Fettes (author of the Archies book) is aware of this (anomaly), and he mentions both tops in his book.

At some stage, the Ordnance Survey will measure these tops, and when they do it is likely that Creag Toll a’ Choin will be promoted to be the Munro.

If you are up there doing this very remote hill, you are likely to walk over both tops anyway. Do them both and enjoy the views, they are great!