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Hill Lists shortlisted for TGO Reader Awards 2020

October 24, 2020 Comments off

I am delighted that my Hill Lists app has been shortlisted for The Great Outdoors Reader Awards 2020, in the category Walkers’ app of the year! Lots of great apps though, like OS Maps, Strava and ViewRanger. Just being nominated is a win for me!

Account Tracker Pro – iCloud Drive beta testing

October 23, 2020 Comments off

Now that dark mode is fully supported, I am taking another look at syncing over iCloud. As many of you know, this has been problematic over the years. The issues are most definitely iCloud and not my app, as I have seen files written by my app taking hours to be copied to other devices. This is Apple’s responsibility and there is little I can do to speed things up. Another data point is my exact same code works perfectly when using Dropbox as a cloud service provider (where I control the copying).

A few years ago Apple introduced iCloud Drive. This is really a service on top of iCloud where they make files and folders more visible.  I have added an option to use iCloud Drive instead of the underlying iCloud (Documents and Data), and it looks like this is working well (and much faster too).

I am now looking for beta testers to give it a try. Ideally users who want to sync between multiple iOS devices (but not the Mac). Beta testing is fully supported by Apple using their Test Flight app.

If interested, please send me an email.

Account Tracker Pro 6.3 now available

October 19, 2020 Comments off

atp57 Added support for dark mode, plus a system option to automatically change between light and dark according to your device setting (Pro version only, requires iOS 13 or above).

When searching across all accounts, if the text matches transactions in multiple currencies, sum using the default currency (Pro version only).

Minor improvements to PDF generation and notes editing.

Bug fixes.

Dark mode coming to Account Tracker Pro (iOS)

October 17, 2020 Comments off

Dark mode appeared on the Mac in 2018 but it was only introduced to the iPhone and iPad in iOS 13 (late last year). I now fully support it in version 6.3 of Account Tracker Pro.

It has been a lot of work to do, as there were over 400 places in my app where I set colours! In addition to my current three themes, you can choose to run dark mode all the time, or use the system settings, switching between light and dark based on a daily schedule.

Here are some sample screenshots …

Hill Lists 6.8 now available

October 14, 2020 Comments off
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Updated the underlying Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH) to version 17. Minor changes to the Marilyns, HuMPS, Simms, Dodds, Nuttalls, Deweys, County Tops, Synges and Hewitts. Note the Munro Top Beinn a’ Chroin West Top has been deleted, following confirmation by the SMC.

Also in version 17 the Dodds have been extended to Ireland, bringing them into alignment with the Marilyns, Humps and Simms. The list replaces the Myrddyn Deweys.

When searching for hills, I now match on ascent notes too. This lets you search for all hills climbed with a person, assuming they are mentioned in the log. Clearly if they are called Ben, you might get a few more matches than expected, perhaps use @Ben or #Ben in the logs!

When adding multiple hills on the same day, I now retain the order they were logged. This has always been the case with hills logged on the day, just not earlier days.

Bug fixes.

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.