Studiometry

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.

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.

 







Studiometry 15.0.3 Released

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

  • New built-in Summary available in Summaries menu: Employees Assigned Clients. Create a customizable report of each employee with all of their assigned clients listed below
  • Added hours (hh:mm:ss) option as field for Debt/Credit items in custom summaries
  • Fixed issue with Total Hours field in Debt/Credit window rounding to three digits instead of four
  • Fixed issue where Client/Project filters weren’t working in the Running Timers window
  • Fixed issue with Employee Permission to hide others Debt/Credits sometimes not working properly in Project overview
  • To Dos that are assigned to All Employees will now appear in the Today View for every employee
  • Tweaked calculations for certain scenarios where numbers could be rounded incorrectly

 

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Studiometry 15 has huge performance improvements, new timer and invoice features, much more

Huge Performance Boosts

Studiometry 15 got a big tune up! Many Studiometry users have years of data that could slowly build up to slow down the app. We’ve focused on optimizing many areas that could cause bottlenecks during daily use. Studiometry runs much, much faster now for users with larger databases, and the improvements will still be noticeable for users with data of any size.

 

 

Studiometry Cloud: Mobile Web App (Including Android!)

Up until now, accessing your Studiometry data on Apple mobile devices (iPhones, iPads) meant installing the Studiometry Touch app, and access on Android was simply not possible. Now, you’ll be able to go to cloud.oranged.net on any browser and log in to manage your To Dos, Timers, and Time Sheets. Any changes made will automatically sync to any copies of Studiometry on Mac/PC as well as any installed Studiometry Touch apps on iOS. It’s a great convenient way to access a small subset of your data, and it’s the first time Studiometry can be accessed in any way on Android!

 

 

 

Studiometry Cloud: Performance and Account Improvements

We’ve added a lot of performance and stability improvements to Studiometry Cloud syncing as well. Syncing a large number of changes will now show progress and be a much more consistently reliable process. We’ve also added improvements for account management, allowing you to download a copy of your current database, and more easily reset employee passwords remotely.

New Timer Features

We’ve made a lot of improvements related to timers. Smart Groups can now be created and shared to save filtered lists of timers based on various criteria. You can also view timer lists in condensed/detailed modes, and group items within each list by client, project, category, or employee. A new power user feature: in addition to the general notes field, you can now also track notes for each ran time interval on a timer.

 

 

Invoice “Split Stages” to bill in parts

One of the most common questions we get is “how can I bill for part of this invoice?” We’ve had a few solutions, but up until now there hasn’t been a great way of accomplishing this task. With Studiometry 15, you can set up your invoice “Split Stages” where each part of the invoice has a specified due amount and due date. Each Split Stage will have an amount due that is a percentage of the total, a fixed amount, or the remaining amount after all other parts. Studiometry will also automatically calculate the current stage for the invoice based on payments received so you can easily send updates to your Clients.

 

 

 

But that’s not all…

Studiometry 15 adds countless improvements. Here are some highlights:

  • Reports can now be shown on Custom Summaries
  • Studiometry Cloud updated with various QOL enhancements for account management
  • Improved Employee permission capabilities
  • Abbreviations can now be linked to Debt/Credit types, making it easy to select by keyboard
  • Plus so much more! See the full version history

 

Available Now
Studiometry 15 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 14.x start at $69.95 USD per license, while upgrades from 13.x or older are $119 USD per license.

Studiometry Cloud users can download and start using Studiometry 15 today without paying any upgrade fees.

What’s New in Studiometry 15: http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/whatsnew/
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