Exactly two years ago Timings 1.0 was released.
Today Timings 2.0 is going public beta with a completely overhauled much more graphical design.
As requested by a lot of users version 2.0 brings a brand new graphical calendar and a slicker single window interface.
All this comes at a cost. Back in january I have removed the iPhone App from the store. This was for two major reasons:
- Timings 1.0 for Mac compromised on features to be compatible with the iPhone app that had to work on the small screen.
- Demand for the iPhone version was much lower than expected. The poor sales did not justify to spend any more time on it.
As expected, in the last couple of months only a few users noticed the absence of the iPhone app.
If you need to register time on the go this should be no problem because events from the OS X Calendar app can be dragged to Timings. Just create an event in your iOS calendar or one of the countless Applications that are compatible with the iOS calendar and drag it to your project when you are back on your Mac.
Timings 2.0 is a free update for all Timings users and requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks to run.
It can be downloaded here: http://mediaatelier.com/Timings2/
GrandTotal 3.2 comes with a lot of small improvements and fixes.
There is a new subject field for documents now. This can be used to label documents (E.g. in case you don’t want to create project folders).
The placeholder for the layouts is <document.subject/>. In addition you may also use <document.projectOrSubject/> placeholder that takes the project name if available and the subject otherwise.
If you are using the sync feature you have to update all your Macs to the new version. Otherwise the sync will be aborted automatically by older versions that can’t handle the subject field yet.
In addition following changes have been made:
- Added: Project and Reference to smart lists
- Added: Support for MailMate
- Added: Usage menu to show where Layouts are used
- Added: Support for Timings 2. (You can apply for beta on the right of this post)
- Improved: Dutch localization
- Improved: Spanish localization
- Improved: Italian translation
- Improved: Editing and deleting multiple catalog items
- Improved: CSV Export
- Improved: Support for currencies without decimals
- Improved: Original send date is now remembered when resending an unlocked document
- Improved: Reference is now shown in overview
- Improved: Template documents respect the client’s currency
- Improved: Help
- Updated: French taxes for 2014
- Fixed: Introduction is copied from templates
- Fixed: A crash when pasting items
- Fixed: Minor issues
Sending data out:
Bringing data in:
Timings: When installed on the same machine, Timings entries will appear in the overview.
mite.yo.lk: Login to mite in GrandTotal/Preferences/Work time. Mite items will show up in the overview.
MoneyMoney 2.x: In Money Money use the “Accounts/Send transaction to GrandTotal” menu
Merlin: In Merlin use the “File/Send To” menu.
GrandTotal checks for your default mail client (You can set this in Apple Mails Preferences).
If this client is supported the mails will be created using this application. Otherwise Apple Mail will be used.
Today GrandTotal 3 has been released.
GrandTotal 3 has been rewritten from the ground up in order to fulfill the most popular feature requests such as syncing.
Almost every existing feature has been cleaned up and simplifed for a better user experience.
Here a short list of the most important changes:
- Improved interface
- Full retina support
- Sync over dropbox
- Improved overall speed
- Instant preview
- Copy/Paste almost everywhere
- Template documents
- Project folders
There were some complaints when GrandTotal 2 was offered by the updater automatically last time.
GrandTotal 3 will be a manual download for this reason.
Download it here: GrandTotal 3
After one year and over half a million downloads CheatSheet has to be removed from the Mac App Store.
CheatSheet uses the Accessibility API to read the menus of the current application. To make this work the user has to turn on support for Assistive Devices. CheatSheet shows instructions and guides the user to the System Preferences where the option can be enabled.
This setting is moved to a complete different place in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.9 Maverick. Since Apple will not allow me to post an update (see end of this post), I will remove it before getting trapped in the ✭✩✩✩✩ hell. CheatSheet can’t be sandboxed without breaking its functionality.
CheatSheet has been updated and now also includes the shortcuts to create screenshots.
You can download the latest version for free at http://cheatsheetapp.com
Apple: Your app, CheatSheet, was submitted for review prior to the June 1, 2012 sandbox deadline, but was not approved until after that deadline. As the app was not sandboxed, and was not offered on the Mac App Store prior to the deadline, it was not eligible for “bug fix updates” for apps that don’t implement sandboxing.
I have been working on GrandTotal 3 during the last nine Months.
Some days ago it has been deployed to my alpha testers.
As soon it prooves to be stable for regular use I will start a private beta.
If you are willing to participate, please fill out this http://mediaatelier.com/GrandTotal3
Update: Beta list is closed.
Later this year Apple will release OS X 10.8 called Mountain Lion. Beside adding a lot of cool new features, Apple also decided to drop some features.
Unfortunately one of them is the technology that TimeLog uses to talk to iCal.
This comes not totally unexpected because there where a lot of changes in Lion already. For that reason I started developing a brand new application last summer. One that does not rely on iCal:
Update: Meanwhile Timings 2 has been released http://mediaatelier.com/Timings2/
Migration from TimeLog
In Timings go to the Help menu and import your TimeLog records. This will also import your license.
Upgrades are available for €19.
If you own an older serial number (e.g. timelog001-JMB0-4XC0-FG9D-N2H5-A9K8) you can get a upgrade at the same price here. http://mediaatelier.com/Timings/upgradeStore.php
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks