Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

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.

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

Account Tracker 6.6 now available

May 12, 2021 Comments off

help Moved exporting your account balances from the reports to the accounts screen (top right). You can now export in CSV format (in addition to PDF).

From the reports you can now export the selected transactions in CSV format (in addition to PDF).

From any list of transactions you can now export in PDF format (in addition to CSV).

Added an advanced setting to set the export format for CSV files (defaults to Windows but sometimes this can give extra blank rows, if so switch to macOS/Unix).

Added a look ahead option that will go as far as your last transaction, beyond the previous limit of 24 months.

Improved the handling of closed accounts, e.g. the last transaction date is now shown while editing your accounts.

Fixed a bug when importing CSV files with non-default date formats.

Meter Readings 6.2 now available

April 26, 2021 Comments off

mricon57 Added support for the iPhone 12.

Changed the bar charts to better handle negative values.

Improved the predicted next bill date for 1, 2 and 3 month billing periods.

Fixed a rotation bug (iPhone only).


6.2.1 was released on 29th November 2021 with minor changes, mainly for iOS 15 compatibility.

6.2.2 was released on 5th January 2022, adding the latest readings (for all meter types) to the meters screen.

Account Tracker versions

April 2, 2021 Comments off

help Account Tracker was launched as a paid app back in 2009, it has always had the black icon with coloured bars.

Account Tracker Pro was launched in 2016, initially to add Apple Watch support. It has a blue/grey icon with white bars. Almost all new development since 2016 has been added to my Pro version (only).

When I stopped supporting version 5 of the original app (2020), I had planned to remove it from the AppStore. Instead I have kept it, adding a one-off in-app purchase to unlock all the version 6 (Pro) features, everything except Apple Watch.

For new users (i.e. those downloading since version 6.5.3), the upgrade is not needed. Instead Account Tracker is now a free app that requires a subscription, either quarterly or yearly. When you sign up, the first month is free to give you the chance to try the app before being charged. You can manage or cancel your subscription at any time by going to your account settings on the AppStore.

If you would prefer a subscription-free alternative, Account Tracker Pro will continue to be available. Both Account Tracker and Account Tracker Pro will be updated in lock step, and they will both work with my Mac version (now named Account Tracker XL since Apple no longer allow apps of the same name, even across platforms).

I am hoping a subscription with a 1 month free trial, plus a subscription-free alternative, might attract more users. Time will tell!

Hill Lists 7.0 now available

February 20, 2021 Comments off

hlicon57 Updated the underlying Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH) to version 17.1, a routine update with changes to the Marilyns, HuMPS, Simms, Dodds, Munro Tops, Nuttalls, Deweys, Donald Deweys, Highland Fives and County Tops.

Added support for the SIBs (Significant Islands of Britain), most are not easy to get to!

Added support for the Tumps (Thirty and Upward Metre Prominence). This is a huge list of over 17,000 hills. For performance reasons it is managed via a new Tumps filter on the location view (4th tab, top left). You can select and tick off hills from the map, and they will be included in the all ascents/hills view.

To help with ongoing lockdowns and staying local, added another filter to show all hills (including Tumps) on each of the Landranger 1:50k map sheets. This defaults to your local map sheet, but you can pan around the country to explore further afield. Enjoy!

Ascents on an individual hill page are now shown in descending order, most recent first (as they are on the all ascents screen). For hills with lots of ascents (10 or more), added a quick index to scroll to specific years.

Performance improvements, especially when loading maps.

Backup improvements.


7.0.1 was released on 5th March to fix a bug, specifically to do with importing Tumps.

Account Tracker for Mac 6.5 now available

January 9, 2021 Comments off

macicon-57 Added limited editing when viewing the all/search transactions screen, specifically the details, category and notes fields.

Minor changes to keep in sync with new iOS features (v6.5).


6.5.1 was released on 11th February to fix a bug (specifically to properly handle closed accounts).

6.5.2 was released on 19th February to change some AppStore text (only).

6.5.3 was released on 1st April to change the app icon.

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