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

There will be a private beta in the next couple of week. As there is only a limited number of iOS devices allowed for testing, you may sign up for testing today and I will pick some testers when everything is ready.

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 €9.

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 10.7 Lion and iOS 5 on the iPhone.

Update
TimeLog seems to run on current Mountain Lion Preview

Update 2
As expected TimeLog does not work any longer on Mavericks 10.9 nor iOS 7. TimeLog will not be updated 

Apple issues “Snow Leopard Font Update”

April 27, 2011 in GrandTotal Comments off

About one month after breaking the PDF rendering with the OS X 10.6.7 update, Apple has released a fix for this.

Snow Leopard Font Update is available from the built-in OS X System Update or here

On my test machine it has fixed the issue.

What, if taxes are changing?

December 28, 2010 in GrandTotal, Payments Comments off

In some countries the taxes are changing this year. This short post will show how to add the new taxes in GrandTotal.

  1. Go to Preferences/Taxes and hit the “Edit…” button below the right table
  2. Add a new rule, call it something like “From 2012″ and close the sheet
  3. Then add the correct values for each of your clients groups

  • Move to Preferences/Item Groups
  • Assign the new tax to all corresponding item groups

If you have 2 or more tax rates, repeat the steps for all of them

Invoice vs. Receipt

October 11, 2010 in GrandTotal Comments off

I most countries the law does not allow to change an invoice after has been sent. This is why only payments that have been added *before* sending an invoice are deducted from the total amount

If you like to send a Receipt after each payment: Go to the “+ Documents” section of the invoice. The Default type is a Reminder but you can can setup a Receipt in the settings icon on the bottom. Once setup, you can add payments and then send your client a Receipt.