Archive for May, 2011

Account Tracker 3.1 now available

May 28, 2011 Comments off

This is a fairly major update, where the user interface has been changed to use tab bars for all the main screens (accounts, budgets, reports, backups and settings). I believe it is far better than the previous version, however if you really don’t like change, please try out the free version or look at the screenshots here BEFORE updating!

Account groups – you can now add as many as you like from the settings screen. Also with this change, you can now hide individual accounts rather than just those in the last account group. Switching between showing and hiding accounts has been made easier too, by tapping on the total balance button.

Reports – added a new period option where you can enter your own custom dates. These can be fixed, or you can use Today as a floating date, making it easy to do reports like “Year to date”.

Improved the way you set up recurring transactions to make it more obvious that the app supports every 2 weeks (for the record, it has since version 1.0, you just had to select Weekly then set Every to 2).

Added support for using a folder within Dropbox for your backups. Basically if the app sees a folder called AccountTracker, it will use that in preference to the root folder.

Simplified the getting started tour.

Bug fixes.

Meter Readings 2.9 now available

May 6, 2011 Comments off

Added Dropbox support to the backup and restore feature, to make it even easier to share your data between devices (e.g. your iPhone and iPad). Also moved the Backups functionality to the Settings screen.

By popular request, added a reminder feature in the settings, where you can set up a daily, weekly or monthly reminder to take your readings. This only works on devices running iOS 4.0 or above as it relies on Apple’s local notification service.

Added a quick 2-3 minute getting started tour for new users. I would recommend everyone going through this in case you aren’t aware of some of the features.

Big improvements to the graphs, not only to add a bit of colour, but also to let you find out the values at each of the points. All you need to do is touch and hold the graph, then drag left or right.

On non-iPad devices, you now need to double tap the graph to switch between usage and costs.

Moved the meter and rate settings to the Meters screen.

Added support for meters with up to 8 digits.