This release adds File Links, a feature where you can link files to a project from within FreelanceStation for easy access while working. How this works is very simple. You drag your files to your project or you add them from the File Links inspector in the sidebar. This makes centralising your work on FreelanceStation convenient. Then to open a file you can select it in the inspector and click the Open button, or double click on the list of File Links.
This release fixes a couple subtle bugs, but most importantly, it adds time rounding and coalescing. With rounding enabled, when you create a new invoice or estimate, each labour item taken from a task will have its duration rounded according to the selected rounding rule (configured from Preferences). With coalescing enabled, after a task is stopped, the adjacent time entries are merged into one if the time distance between them is less than the configured cut-off.
I just published an update for PopDo that fixes some reported issues related to the use of NSPopover for the main window. The thing with NSPopover is that it wasn’t really made for opening from an NSStatusItem in the menu bar. I had considered moving the implementation from the popover to a normal window for some time, but finally decided to do it after a bug report from a user that collected several issues related to the use of the popover.
This release improves compatibility with macOS Big Sur & Apple Silicon, fixes some minor issues and adds more decimals to percentage related fields. It also features a new icon designed to better fit in Big Sur and a future iOS release: This release adopts some of the new Big Sur looks, such as full height sidebar with the new system symbols (available only when running on Big Sur). The toolbar icons are unchanged for now and will be replaced with symbols in a future release, as well as using a custom accent color for the sidebar items.
PopDo 1.4.2 is now available on the Mac App Store for update. This patch improves general usability by allowing lists to be reordered by drag & dropping them above or below other lists and automatically selecting a task when the title or notes fields gain focus. Quick Task now supports flagging by appending !! to the task entry. There are a couple minor UI issues fixed too. All the details are available in the release notes.
PopDo 1.4.1 is now available in the Mac App Store. This patch mainly fixes a UI bug that occurred under certain conditions when deleting a task. Also the user manual is now presented by the Help Viewer, a custom integrated PDF viewer specifically built to show manuals. Previously PopDo would call the system to open the PDF file in the default viewer, which is not ideal. As always, you can purchase PopDo directly or download a free trial.
PopDo has been release to the Mac App Store. It should be available for update in a few hours. This new release features Quick Task, a small window similar to Spotlight Search that allows easy creation of tasks, including setting a reminder and assigning the task to a list: There are several improvements, such as a task counter in place of the menubar icon, task title colorization when the task is overdue, a new sort option to show overdue tasks on top of other tasks in the list, plus other UI improvements.
This release introduces several changes and fixes: Expanding Date Picker The reminder date picker now expands to show a graphical calendar picker, which makes it easier to select dates. Before PopDo 1.3, the date picker was the standard, which only lets you numerically enter dates by month/day/year. Now you can pick the date directly from the calendar. Natural Language Analyzer PopDo 1.3 now includes a natural language analyzer for extracting dates from task titles.
This release fixes some minor bugs in the UI: A small delay that occurred when clicking the notes field or the reminder date field. Now each row is “click-through”. An issue in the “Sort By” popup list where the popup saved the selected item but did not recall it when opening the main window. Some other minor UI bugs. If there are no other reported bugs, this shall be the last 1.
This release fixes a couple of minor UI issues and improves the memory use while idle. There are still some outstanding bugs left to fix; those will be fixed by version 1.0.2: A slight delay occurs when clicking on the notes field or the reminder date field. The Today filter shows only tasks due today and not also tasks due in the past. The "Sort By” selector remembers the choice but doesn’t recall it when opening the main window again.
FreelanceStation 1.5 is now published to the Mac App Store. This release fixes some serious bugs, improves the UI and makes invoicing more flexible. It also introduces a Payments window to show and also remove recorded payments, and a client accounts inspector panel for the Clients view, which allows you to edit the accounts balances and recompute the amounts. The Release Notes provide an itemised list of changes and fixes.
I just released FreelanceStation version 1.4. This new version includes integration with Apple Reminders and a Time Log. The integration with Reminders requires enabling the feature in Preferences and setting a default reminder list: When you create a new invoice, a reminder will be automatically created with an alarm set to the due date. You can opt-out of the reminder by clicking the Toggle Reminder button right next to the Cancel button in the invoice editor.
FreelanceStation 1.3 is now available for update in the App Store. This release includes changes some users asked for, as the past release. What’s new in this release: - New: Add time to any task manually. - New: An onboarding window will appear when first running the application to help new users setup FreelanceStation. - New: Invoices can now be deleted. - New: Idle detection. Automatically stops the timer after a configured threshold, and resumes when activity is detected.
This release includes changes that some users asked for. It is working in macOS Catalina so far up to the latest beta. What's New in This Version: - New: Export project tasks to Apple Calendar as new events. - New: Document numbers now can have a custom prefix. - New: You can set a starting number for documents when you create a new activity. - New: Task progress can now be shown as a circular progress in the dock icon.
I have just released FreelanceStation 1.0 to the Mac App Store. I expected the review process to have me waiting for longer that it did, so kudos to Apple for improving it. I think it was roughly 18 hours since I submitted the app. I was also expecting to fail the review, for some odd reason, but I didn’t. I’ll take a couple days off and then resume developing the app.