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Studiometry 16 is here!

We’re very excited to release Studiometry 16 today, a huge update to our award-winning business management app. We’ve added over 100 user-requested features and improvements. Here are just a few:

Send invoices and accept payments
When you save an invoice in Studiometry, your client can receive a link to view and pay it on the web. We’ve partnered with Stripe to let you securely accept payments on Studiometry Cloud that will be transferred directly to your bank account. Learn more and watch the video

Big Sur and Apple Silicon
Studiometry 16 is fully updated for Apple’s upcoming operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur. We’ve also made several changes to get Studiometry working on Apple Silicon chips, which are expected to be released later this year.

Invoice and Report Template Improvements
Lots of additions have been made to let you better customize your invoices and reports. You can now group work/expense items by category and show subtotals for each category. There’s a new customizable address format system. We’ve also added a large number of available variables for things such as invoice/report creator, tags, and more.

But that’s not all…

  • Collect client signatures during report approval that can be shown on the report
  • Custom summary improvements including more filtering and display options
  • Use Invoice/Report template variables in Project Stage templates and To Do suites
  • Restrict tag usage by employee
  • Over 100 other user-requested features and updates

Available Today
Studiometry 16 is available today for download and purchase. As always, new users and users of previous versions can take advantage of our free 30-day trial. Upgrades from Studiometry 15.x start at $69.95 USD per license, while upgrades from 14.x or older are $119.95 USD per license.

Studiometry Cloud users can download and start using Studiometry 16 today without paying any upgrade fees.

What’s New in Studiometry 16: http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/whatsnew/
Download Studiometry 16: http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/download/
Buy Studiometry: http://www.oranged.net/store/

 







Studiometry 15.0.6 Released

We’ve released another small update of Studiometry 15.x aimed at getting macOS Catalina to play nice  with system integrations (Apple Mail, Contacts, Calendar, etc) and also to fix a few minor bugs and issues.

Studiometry 16 features and details will be available very soon — we’ve been working hard on the new version of the app and are excited to get it into your hands! The full version history for Studiometry 15.0.6 is below:

  • Fixed issue with repeating items sometimes appearing on incorrect dates in week/day view
  • More updates to try to get macOS Catalina to play nicely with system integrations and AppleScript
  • Other small bug fixes and improvements

 

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Studiometry and Accounted on macOS 10.15 Catalina

The newest version of macOS was released today and with it comes some new requirements for apps. First and foremost, it will ONLY run apps that are 64-bit. This means older, 32-bit apps will not run on Catalina.

The next requirement is called Notarization. This is a method that Apple is using that will hopefully help make Macs more secure and prevent viruses or malware. It basically means that each app is cleared by Apple before you download it, and then each time you launch it Apple will clear it again. Due to the amount of work necessary for developers to comply with Apple’s notarization process, the requirement for Notarization doesn’t go into effect until January 2020. If you need free antivirus for your pc then adaware antivirus download is the best option for you.

So the big question, do Studiometry and Accounted work in macOS Catalina? The answer is yes, as long as you have a semi recent version of each.

 

Studiometry

Yes, fully Catalina compatible (version 14.0 and newer)

Studiometry 14.0 (released 2017) and newer are 100% Catalina compatible. As long as you have Studiometry 14, Studiometry 15, or a Studiometry Cloud account (which gives you access to the current version of Studiometry), you’re good to go.

If you’re on Studiometry 13 or older, you will have to upgrade to a recent version of Studiometry, or sign up for Studiometry Cloud to gain access to current versions. We have discounted upgrades available for users of older versions, so please open a support ticket with your current registration information so we can let you know your upgrade options.

 

Studiometry Express

Not yet Catalina compatible, expected early 2020.

Currently Studiometry Express has not been updated in some time due to Mac App Store restrictions. Because of this, it is not 64-bit and will not run on Catalina. We hope to update Studiometry Express to include 64-bit capabilities as well as many of the other features recently included in the non-App-Store version of the app, but as of right now we don’t have an estimated date of completion for this. If you’re using Studiometry Express, we have upgrade options available to move from Express to the full version of Studiometry. Please open a support ticket and we can send over details.

 

Accounted

Yes, fully Catalina compatible (version 4.1 and newer)

Accounted 4.x (first released in 2015) users have access to 64-bit as long as you update to version 4.1 or newer. If you own an Accounted 4.x license you’re good to go. If you’re on an older version of Accounted (2.x or 3.x) you’ll have to purchase an upgrade license to 4.x to get Catalina compatibility.

 

Accounted via the Mac App Store

Not yet Catalina compatible, expected late 2019.

Currently the version of Accounted available on the Mac App Store is 4.0.4. We added 64-bit capabilities in 4.1. We hope to update Accounted for the Mac App Store before the end of the year with these capabilities to get it ready for Catalina. If you’re on the App Store version and want to transition to the non-App Store version, please open a support ticket and we can help you with the transition.

 







Studiometry 15.0.4 Released

We’ve release a new version with various features and enhancements added to the recent Studiometry 15 release. Here’s what’s new:

  • Can filter File menu > View All GANTT Charts window by employee
  • Organized the Advanced Billing window settings to allow for more advanced settings to fit in there!
  • Fixed issue with contextual menu Paste option not working for To Dos in certain situation
  • Will now once again display version build number in About window
  • Will now warn more vigorously when using the Cut command on To Dos
  • Can no longer click headers in the To Do suites window
  • Using the Export button in the To Do suites window will export the current list of pending suites instead of the saved list
  • Fixed a few potential crashes
  • Updated macOS SDK used to build app to 10.14

 

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Power User Tip: Abbreviations with Category Linking

Here’s a great tip for power users. Studiometry has had a feature called Abbreviations for years now. Abbreviations let you type in just a few characters, and it will automatically replace what you typed with a longer, expanded description. Abbreviations can be used when editing your To Do and Work & Expense item descriptions and notes, and can be set up in the Preferences Window > Autocomplete section. 

So for example if we have an abbreviation of abc with the content “Always Be Closing”, typing in abc and pressing space will automatically expand the text, saving you a little time.

That’s great and can be very useful. But now in Studiometry 15, it gets even better. You can link a Debt/Credit type to each abbreviation. When you use the abbreviation, Studiometry will automatically select the linked work type in addition to expanding the description. This makes it incredibly easy to add new Work & Expense items using just a few key presses on the keyboard.

When the linked Debt/Credit type is selected, Studiometry will also automatically populate the rate, cost-rate, taxes, and all other settings associated with the Debt/Credit type. Little automations like this can save a lot of time entering work and expenses.