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Account Tracker Pro 6.5 now available

January 4, 2021 Comments off

atp57 Added support for 1st July and 1st October year starts. The app now handles most of the world’s tax years.

Changes to transaction colours. I now use grey for reconciled transactions, red for unreconciled transactions (up to today) and blue for future transactions. While this loses the “blue for today” when grouped by month, I think it is now better (because you can see what is reconciled or needing to be reconciled more easily).

Following feedback, the grey for reconciled setting now covers the amount too. As a result, reconciled transaction amounts will not be coloured red or green.

Improvements when right scrolling transactions, especially for accounts with very few transactions.

Minor changes to the calendar date picker on the iPad.

Bug fixes.


6.5.1 was released on 12th January to fix a bug that prevented transaction scrolling beyond 2 years into the future.

6.5.2 was released on 19th January to fix a bug that could cause recent changes to be lost when dealing with very large numbers of transactions (15-30k or more).

6.5.3 was released on 1st April to fix some minor bugs.

6.5.4 was released on 5th April to change some AppStore text (only).

Account Tracker v5 – end of support

December 21, 2020 Comments off

aticon57 Further to my monthly notifications in the app itself (and on the AppStore), I will no longer be supporting version 5 of Account Tracker beyond 31st December 2020.

Specifically this applies to all versions up to and including v5.9.8.

Users can now upgrade to version 6 directly from the app (bottom of the settings tab). A one-off payment will unlock over 5 years of new feature development, including everything in Account Tracker Pro since it launched in 2016 (except Apple Watch).

Also since I now fully support iCloud Drive in Account Tracker Pro (v6.4 onwards), I no longer support the old legacy version of iCloud (called Documents in the Cloud). If it is working fine for you, PLEASE don’t change anything, however if you are setting up syncing from scratch, use iCloud Drive instead. This is configured in my app itself by first disabling syncing (if enabled), then disabling and re-enabling iCloud.

I have plenty of updates planned for Account Tracker Pro in 2021, COVID and Brexit permitting!

Happy Christmas!

Account Tracker for Mac 6.4 now available

December 7, 2020 Comments off

macicon-57 Added support for iCloud Drive, to work with recent changes to iOS version v6.4.

Other minor changes to keep in sync with iOS.


6.4.1 was released on 21st December to fix a couple of minor bugs.

Account Tracker Pro 6.4 now available

December 7, 2020 Comments off

atp57 Added support for iCloud Drive. To enable it you need to disable syncing (if enabled), disable iCloud in the app settings, then re-enable iCloud again, choosing the iCloud Drive option.

Added an option to force a sync from this device (iCloud only, not usually required but it sometimes helps). Just select the syncing row in the app settings.

Added support for exporting CSV files in macOS (Unix) format. Just tap and hold the CSV button.

Minor colour changes.

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

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).