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Account Tracker 6.9 (for iOS) now available

July 15, 2022 Comments off

help Added support for fixed (ad-hoc) budgets. Simply set a date range when you add a new budget.

Meter Readings 6.4 now available

May 13, 2022 Comments off

mricon57 Minor improvements to the extrapolation calculations.

On the jump to meter(s) screen (top left), I now display the cost since your last bill. This saves having to drill down into the readings of each meter.

Fixed an issue with Dropbox authentication (i.e. linking to the app) timing out after 4 hours.


6.4.1 was released on 18th May 2022 to use the current tariff in the cost extrapolation calculation.

Account Tracker 6.8 now available

May 11, 2022 Comments off

help Added section totals to the accounts, all transaction and recurring transaction views.

The “all” budgets are now included in the spending, income and transfers sections.

Added a setting per budget where you can view it across all periods (the current default) or restrict it to the period you set it for. This lets you separate your monthly budgets from your yearly ones (for example).

Re-organised the settings and advanced settings screens.

Fixed an issue with Dropbox authentication (i.e. linking to the app) timing out after 4 hours.

Hill Lists 7.4 now available

April 5, 2022 Comments off

hlicon57 When searching for a hill, include alternative names too.

Added options to the unclimbed hills map accessed by swiping right to left on the lists view. For Munro Tops and deleted Munros, this includes showing the current Munros in grey (I find this useful when planning trips).

Added a top unclimbed hills section to the bottom of the dashboard view. This only includes hills in your tracked lists.

Added a fourth, darker colour theme, selected from the settings screen.

Minor layout improvements.


7.4.1 was released on 23rd May 2022 to fix an issue with Dropbox authentication (i.e. linking to the app) timing out after 4 hours.

7.4.2 was released on 28th July 2022 to update the underlying Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH) to version 17.4.

Meter Readings 6.3 now available

March 27, 2022 Comments off

mricon57 Added a new meter type (R1-R2-R3) for power users.

With this release I have made the power user features more obvious. If you downloaded the app prior to version 6.3, you might need to restore purchases from the app settings screen, especially if you install the app on a new device. This tells the app which version you originally purchased so I can unlock the correct feature set.


6.3.1 was released on 3rd April 2022 to fix an issue with the R1+R2-R3 meter type.

Hill Lists 7.3 now available

December 30, 2021 Comments off

hlicon57 Updated the underlying Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH) to version 17.3.

Added separate county tops lists for Scotland, Wales and England.

Added more detailed stats for tracked and completed lists, and for each month and year in the dashboard view. Swipe right to left and choose Stats.

As an example you can now track which days per month you have climbed hills on (or not, if you want to fill in the gaps).

Minor changes for iOS 15 compatability.

Mac support in Hill Lists and Meter Readings

November 30, 2021 Comments off

hlicon57 mricon57 If you have a Mac that uses Apple’s M1 chip, you can now download and run these two apps directly on your Mac.

I have done very little testing (almost none in fact!), so there might be a few things that are not quite right. But they do seem to work.

Please let me know if you spot anything obviously wrong.

Hill Lists 7.2 now available

August 14, 2021 Comments off

hlicon57 Moved to version 17.2 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH), a routine update that reinstates Dugland to the Donald Tops, plus some minor changes to the Marilyns, Humps, Simms, Dodds, Donald Deweys, Tumps and SIBs.

Added regional lists for Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland.

For Scottish lists, the To Do section header shows separate counts for south and north of the Great Glen, plus the Islands.

Hill Lists 7.1 now available

July 19, 2021 Comments off

hlicon57 Updated Google Maps behind the scenes. Some small visual changes like the map pins now have a small white border. Also added a compass to help align a rotated map. Still no sign of a scale control on Google Maps for iOS …

Added animation support to most of the map views with climbed hills. Simply tap the play icon at the top left and choose a speed.

Added a distance calculation to work out the minimum distance you travelled between summits. Available when animating (above) and on the top year rows on the dashboard. My Munro round (e.g.) was at least 7016km or 4360 miles!

The app now requires iOS 11.0 or above (required by Google Maps).

Account Tracker 6.7 now available

July 1, 2021 Comments off

help Moved exporting your budgets from the reports to the budgets screen itself (top right).

Added support for exporting budgets in CSV format (in addition to PDF).

If you use group or account budgets, you can switch between accounts using the action button (top right).

If you have budgeted for more than one category, the app now automatically adds a “budgeted” row to track your totals.

From the reports, you can now double tap the pie charts to switch to list view. Quickly return by tapping the reports icon itself.

Backend changes to currency rate lookups. They now cover more currency combinations but the rates are not live (they are indicative only).


6.7.1 was released on 7th December 2021 with bug fixes and minor changes, mainly for iOS 15 compatibility. Note that the app now requires iOS 11.0 or above.

6.7.2 was released on 26th December 2021 with a couple of further bug fixes.

6.7.3 was released on 12th February 2022 with bug fixes and minor changes. For issues to do with the old stocks and shares feature, please see my support page.

6.7.4 was released on 30th March 2022 with a few bug fixes and minor changes to the reports.