Archive for August, 2014

Account Tracker sync issues

August 22, 2014 Comments off

aticon57 Today I released version 4.3 of Account Tracker, in which I have added support for Family Syncing over Dropbox. Unfortunately this has introduced a few issues (see my support page for full details).

I will get fixes out for all of these issues (plus a critical iOS 8 fix) in the very near future.


Account Tracker 4.3 now available

August 22, 2014 Comments off

aticon57 atficon57 Added Family Sync as an in-app purchase, i.e. device to device database syncing over Dropbox, for multiple separate users (PAID version only).

Improved the way splits are exported in a CSV file, specifically the total row is no longer included to make it easier to analyse (PAID version only).

When adding new transaction, the date will default to the same as the last transaction entered if that was within the last hour. If not, it will default to today (as previously).

Also when adding a new transaction, the account will default to the same as the last spending transaction entered if you have added transactions in the last hour. If not, it will default to the first account in your list. Unless of course you are viewing a specific account, in which case that will be used instead. Phew!

Added a workflow improvement when adding a new transaction, specifically it will take you straight to the amount screen after the category. So +, tap Details, enter first character, choose details, choose category, enter amount, save amount, save transaction, i.e. only 7 taps plus the amount to fully enter and categorise a new transaction.

Added support for the new Zambian currency (ZMW).

Fixed the iOS 5 and iOS 6 layout issue with the category button.

Finally some new icons to make the iOS apps look more like my Mac app(s). I hope you like them!

Hill Lists 4.2.1 now available

August 20, 2014 Comments off


Fixed the links to the MWIS (weather) site. Apologies for the long outage – I had hoped they would restore their mobile pages, but it doesn’t look like this will be happening any time soon (if ever). I now show their PDF weather reports instead (see below).

iOS 8 fixes. Note that in beta 5, Apple introduced a bug where PDF files aren’t displayed properly. This should be fixed in subsequent betas.

Other minor improvements.

Account Tracker Family Sync

August 3, 2014 Comments off

aticon57 I introduced database syncing to Account Tracker back in December 2012, and apart from the occasional issue with iCloud itself, it has been working flawlessly for many 1000s of users.

The one main drawback, however, is that iCloud only supports sharing between devices for a single iTunes account (an Apple limitation). This means it doesn’t work if two separate people want to share and sync their data.

Roll on 2014 (albeit August!) and I now have database syncing working over Dropbox. Multiple separate users could therefore use a shared Dropbox account to sync their data.

I will be testing this for a bit myself before releasing it, but you can expect it in a few weeks time.

Note that this will be a separate in-app purchase.