Time and motion for the modern age
Back when a typical worker had to clock in at a machine in the morning and clock out again in the evening, life was simpler, probably poorly-paid, and surely a lot more dull. Now we are liberated by technology -- and we can clock in on our Apple Watches. Hours Time Tracking 1.5.2 isn't a full-blown invoicing time system, but it's a good app for noting what you're doing, how long you're doing it for, and who you should be billing for it.
Small-biz software features 40 new features, tweaks
Oranged Software has updated its flagship program Studiometry, a back-office suite aimed at small and creative-professional businesses that handles organizing, planning, project tracking and invoicing. The new version, 9.2, offers a host of small new features with an emphasis on tweaks, refinements and bug fixes. Highlights of the release include improved markup capabilities, a general revamp of the Project Summary tab, refined Project Templates and more.
Java-based billing app works across platforms
Fanurio is a Java-based time-tracking and billing app for all major platforms (and aimed at freelancers who need to use multiple platforms) that has been updated to v2.4, which brings a native OS X interface to the program, replacing the previous more-generic one. The program handles both time tracking and invoicing, automatically detects idle time, can import addresses from Address Book or CSV files, and uses templates and custom layouts to create unique invoices.
Timecard feature gives browser access for reports
Marketcircle has launched Billings Pro 1.0, a new application for company-wide time billing and invoicing. The application's user interface is built from Marketcircle's Billings title and the synchronization technology is borrowed from the company's Daylite CRM application, adding support for large numbers of users. The software introduces Timecard, a web interface for multiple users to track time, mileage and expenses. Users can access Timecard from desktop browsers like Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer as well as mobile browsers on the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices.
Application based on Billable, improves features
MacNN has reviewed ProfitTrain, an invoicing application rebuilt from Billable. ProfitTrain helps freelancers and small businesses keep track of their work and create invoices. Users can track payments and business expenses, generate reports, and input custom line-items for services/parts sold most often. Invoices can be customized with different text fields or logos, while several output options are available.
Multiple businesses now supported
Clickable Bliss on Monday released an update to its invoicing utility, ProfitTrain. Version 2.0 brings a number of improvements and new features, including support for multiple businesses. Users can now switch between active businesses directly from the toolbar. Address Book syncing is said to be improved, while line-item blueprints are designed to help create invoices for common services.
Fanurio 2.1 ($60) is a time tracking and billing application designed for freelancers. The software allows users to organize work, track time and create invoices which can be generated into a text or html file using an invoice template. Users can also choose to export data as a CSV file which can then be imported into other applications such as Excel and Numbers. Version 2.1 allows users to change the time format used and includes support for printing documents from the Invoices table. Additionally, a new menu bar item has been added which displays the status of the timer and includes options for controlling the timer. The update has also been localized to German, Romanian, and Spanish, with several more translations in the works. [Download - 12.2MB]
ReelBean 4 ($) can be used to convert movies to Apple TV, video iPod MPEG4, H.264, AVI and other formats. The software also has media playing features that allow users to view media files from within the application. The newest version features enhanced support for MPEG1-Muxed format videos, several interface enhancements and various bug fixes. [Download - 6.1MB]
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Involer 1.2 ($20) is an invoice building application that features support for multiple companies and clients. The software allows users to manage past an present invoices, search through an archive of your invoices and track which clients are up to date with their payments. Version 1.2 has added support for company logos and also allows users to add a full client address. The application also can now automatically create unique invoice numbers and includes several new preferences. [Download - 2.7MB]
MMColor 1.6 ($35) is a utility allowing FileMaker users to add color elements via container fields that are set to a desired color. Version 1.6 includes compatibility improvements with the FileMaker Pro 10 as well as several enhancements to slider placement on Zoomed and Scrolled Layouts. This version also includes several bug fixes. [Download - 4MB]
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Involver 1.0 ($20) is a invoice building application that features support for multiple companies and clients. The software allows users to manage past an present invoices, search through an archive of your invoices and track which clients are up to date with their payments. Users will also find features such as pre-formatted invoice printing, PDF export, customizable invoices and universal currency support. [Download - 2.4MB]
Health Tracker 3.3.0 ($20) is a tool for tracking and graphing any health related measurement. Diabetics can keep track of their blood glucose levels and people on diets can track their weight. The software also keeps track of your rate of losses or gains for each measurement, and evaluates how long it should take you to reach a goal, if a goal has been entered. The update features completely redesigned graphs and allows users to copy the graphs to the clipboard to add to other applications. [Download - 7.4MB]
Billings 3.0.3 ships
Marketcircle has released Billings 3.0.3, with 30 improvements in the update and a new price for the time billing and invoicing software. Major upgrades in v3.0.3 include a new auto-backup action when users quite the application, improved integration with sister productivity suite Daylight and improved address book integration. Version 3.0.3 adds rate, taxes and total columns to the Mileage Report, and rendering speed is significantly improved for invoice, estimate and statement templates.
GrandTotal 1.0 announced
Media Atelier has launched GrandTotal 1.0, an invoicing application aimed at individuals and small companies. The application generates invoices, estimates and account statements, and provides word processing and layout tools for creating customizable documents. It is available as a standalone application or a plug-in for TimeLog4.