OS X 10.10 Yosemite

October 3, 2014 in GrandTotal, Timings Comments off

Apple is expected to release its next big OS X Update later this month.

Some older versions will no longer work due to changes in OS made by Apple.

Before upgrading please check the compatibility table if the versions you have installed are still running under 10.10.

Download latest versions:

GrandTotal
Timings
DynaMite

Timings is turning 2

April 30, 2014 in Timings Comments off

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

April 5, 2014 in GrandTotal Comments off

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).

2014 01 25 at 01 01
 

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

GrandTotal 3 & 3rd party Applications

June 29, 2013 in GrandTotal Comments off

Sending data out:

Umsatz Pro 3.1: Use “File/Send To” menu in GrandTotal
Debit+Credit 2.1: Use “File/Send To” menu in GrandTotal

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.

Mailing Documents:

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.

Mailplane
Sparrow
Postbox
Outlook
Airmail
MailMate

GrandTotal 3 is here

June 28, 2013 in GrandTotal Comments off

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

CheatSheet is leaving the Mac App Store

June 28, 2013 in CheatSheet Comments off

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.

GrandTotal 3

March 28, 2013 in GrandTotal Comments off

I have been working on GrandTotal 3 during the last nine Months.

GT3Toolbar

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.

Timings Video

February 28, 2012 in Timings Comments off

As mentioned in the last post you still can sign up for the beta.

Mountain Lion and TimeLog

February 21, 2012 in TimeLog, Timings Comments off

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:

Timings

Timings

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

Requirements
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks