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April 17, 2010 Comments off

Welcome to my website, and for your interest in my apps. This page will be kept up-to-date with announcements and news on updates.

For more information, please browse the application pages using the menus above or links to the right or below.

Account Tracker Pro 6.2 now available

September 13, 2020 Comments off

atp57 Added support for marking an account closed in the account settings. If enabled, the account will not appear as an option when adding or editing transactions.

Added a separate setting for the balance type used when viewing an account (vs the one used on the all accounts screen). When viewing an account, double tap the balance at the top. This setting applies to all accounts.

When viewing a list of accounts (e.g. when adding a transaction or changing budgets or reports), hidden accounts are now shown in grey.

When adding a new transaction, you can now set it to be reconciled (non-recurring transactions only).

Hill Lists 6.7 now available

September 11, 2020 Comments off

hlicon57 Added two new lists for their historical perspective: deleted Munro Tops and deleted Donald Tops.

Added a map view to show the location of an individual hill (when viewing any group of hills, or for each of your most climbed hills on the dashboard). Simply swipe right to left on a hill.

The location view now distinguishes unclimbed hills in your tracked lists (red) from other unclimbed hills (grey).

Added a map scale when using Apple maps (not yet supported on Google maps).

Added a new sort option showing year to date progress (vs the previous year). To make this more useable you can quickly re-sort your tracked lists by tapping the lists icon (bottom left) a second time.

Improvements to the underlying database, to reduce memory usage and speed a few things up.

MINOR UPDATES …

6.7.1 was released on 17th September to fix a bug to do with the New Donalds list.

Account Tracker Pro 6.1 now available (iOS and Mac)

July 12, 2020 Comments off

atp57 Improved and added colour coding to the lists of transactions (iOS only).

Moved all the copy and move transaction options to the blue accessory buttons rather than having some on the swipe buttons (Pro version only).

Added support for doughnut charts (as an alternative to pie charts). These can be enabled in the advanced settings (Pro and Mac versions only).

Added support for syncing selected settings (including account and group order) from your primary device on iOS (Mac version only).

Upgraded to the latest Dropbox framework.

MINOR UPDATES …

6.1.1 (iOS only) was released on 15th July to tweak the transaction colours: blue is the most recent (as before), grey is reconciled (new) and everything else is red. While reconciling (i.e. in reconcile mode), future transactions are also greyed, leaving just those to be reconciled as red.

Also added an advanced setting to grey out the transaction details if reconciled. If you are still using the old (basic) app, v5.9.6 was released on 21st July with the same change.

6.1.2 (iOS only) was released on 4th August with a few bug fixes.

6.1.3 (iOS only) was released on 5th August to fix a scrolling issue.

Hill Lists 6.6 now available

June 19, 2020 Comments off

hlicon57 The lists view now shows completed lists separately, to make tracking multiple rounds easier.

The dashboard view now supports swipe actions, to show maps per month or year and to quickly add a new ascent of your most climbed hills. Simply swipe right to left on a month, year or hill.

Upgraded to the latest Dropbox framework.

Meter Readings 6.1 now available

June 14, 2020 Comments off

mricon57 Added a new meter type, specifically for things where your readings don’t accumulate (e.g. temperature, height or weight).

Set the meter direction to average, and on the graphs the number of readings in a given period are averaged (rather than added).

Upgraded to the latest Dropbox framework.

MINOR UPDATES …

6.1.1 was released on 15th July to add support for reminders on the last day of the month.

Hill Lists 6.5 now available

February 28, 2020 Comments off

hlicon57 Updated to version 16.4 of the DoBIH (released on 26th February 2020). The Trail 100 list has been replaced by the new version published in February’s Trail magazine. Other minor changes have been made to the HuMPs, Simms, Dodds and Fellrangers.

Added list completion dates to the lists view (displayed when complete, unless you have multiple rounds configured).

Added the hill’s relative height (also known as drop or prominence) to each individual hill page.

Added an option to filter the location view map by height (3000ft, 2500ft or 2000ft), drop (150m or 100m) or to distinguish tracked lists. When viewing the map (4th tab), tap the location view icon a second time.

Added a setting to change the climbed hills colour to blue (for some people, green and red are not a good combination).

Bug fixes.

MINOR UPDATES …

6.5.1 was released on 5th April to fix an issue when importing ascents from a CSV file.

Meter Readings 6.0 now available

January 25, 2020 Comments off

mricon57 Marketing and AppStore changes only.

Apple now require developers to submit a new version of an app just to change the text on the AppStore!

MINOR UPDATES …

6.0.1 was released on 21st February to remove the price comparison feature, hopefully temporarily. Following their takeover by Go Compare, Energylinx are no longer supporting smaller switching sites (like mine), citing a change in business focus. This feature had been there in my app for almost 10 years, helping 100s of users switch suppliers, many repeatedly.

6.0.2 was released on 15th April to make some internal changes to meet Apple’s new AppStore requirements (specifically to do with the launch screen and help text).

6.0.3 was released on 3rd June to adjust when the app switches from bar charts to line graphs, and to improve the extrapolation calculation for the most recent quarter.

Account Tracker Pro 6.0 now available (iOS and Mac)

January 25, 2020 Comments off

atp57 Added an import wizard to make it easier to import arbitrary CSV files. See the user guide section on importing for more details.

Basically if the CSV format is not recognised, the app tries to find transactions based on a date column, then lets you assign the other columns to fields (or skip them). It has been tested with quite a few CSV file formats, but if it doesn’t work for you, please contact support. Chances are it just needs a new date format defined. I can do that independent of the app.

Note the Mac version has had a version bump too (to 6.0), although no changes have been made there (Apple now require developers to submit a new version of an app just to change the text on the AppStore!).

MINOR UPDATES …

6.0.1 (iOS only) was released on 16th April to fix a crash in the import wizard if the last column had no value on any row. Also if the last column had no value in the first row, you couldn’t assign it.

6.0.2 (iOS only) was released on 1st May to fix a crash when making a new manual backup.

Account Tracker Pro – importing CSV files

January 2, 2020 Comments off

atp57 I am adding an import wizard, to make it a lot easier to import arbitrary CSV files. It still needs a recognised date per transaction, but you can then assign columns to any field.

If you regularly import CSV files from your bank and would like to try this out to give me feedback, I would be happy to add you to my Test Flight beta testers list. Just drop me an email from the contact page.

Alternatively, please send any sample CSV files you might have. Feel free to cut them down to just a few transactions, and you can change the amounts to 0 if you want to keep things private. It is the format more than the data I am interested in.

Thanks!

Hill Lists 6.4 now available

September 16, 2019 Comments off

hlicon57 Updated to version 16.3 of the DoBIH (a new Munro top, plus minor changes to the Marilyns, HuMPs, Simms, Nuttalls, Dodds, Deweys, Highland Fives and County Tops).

Added all historical variations of the Munros list: 1891 (the original), 1921, 1933, 1953, 1969, 1974, 1981, 1984, 1990 and 1997. Also a list of deleted Munros, i.e. hills that used to be included in one of the historical lists but are no longer classified as Munros.

Added three SMC-specific lists: the Donalds (combining the Donalds and Donald Tops), Furths (combining the Welsh, English and Irish Furths) and the Full House (Munros, Munro Tops, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds, Donald Tops and Furths).

On wider screen devices, the Hill Lists screen now shows both percentage complete and a count of unclimbed hills (per list).

Added options to quickly display maps of each list directly from the Hill Lists screen. Just swipe right to left across any list.

Added an additional map option here, to show all unclimbed hills in tracked lists (shown in grey) with unclimbed hills in the selected list (in red). This is useful if you are focusing on one list but want to see other hills of interest nearby.

Moved the MWIS links to a separate section on the settings tab.

Added a setting to automatically sort tracked lists by their unclimbed/to do counts.

Added a setting to enable the (application) icon badge, to display a count of your unclimbed hills.