Catamount – January 2016 Update

January 6th, 2016

This will be the first post in a series of monthly update posts on the status of app updates, bug fixes an added features.

Support emails are now being answered within 24 hours. The majority are answered within hours, if not minutes (or immediately in some cases). Thanks to everyone in the forums who contribute as well; this really helps out. I direct users to the forums on a regular basis, and I have see registration numbers go up.

Completed Items
CheckPlease! for Android and iOS was updated last month. The Android version did not see many changes, other than a new ad server for the Lite version, and some changes to make it compatible with newer versions of Android. CheckPlease! for Android now requires OS version 4.2 Jellybean or greater.

CheckPlease! for iOS saw a graphical overhaul. While some users did not appreciate the user interface change, the functionality stayed the same. The old version of CheckPlease! made heavy use of images for backgrounds, buttons, text, etc. This works great when dealing with one screen size, but does not scale well to different display sizes and resolutions. A flatter and modern approach was taken, and I will continue to evolve and tweak it.

PocketMoney Lite – Android was update to use a new ad server, and the required Android version was increased to 4.2. Thanks so Art and Sean for their help in testing, and for the list of things that need to be fixed and enhanced.

In The Works
PocketMoney (Lite and full) for Android will be updated either this week or next week.

PocketMoney for iOS is also being worked on. This update will not see a change to the user interface. So basically the screens will still appear to be stretched. This update will bring a fix to the dreaded crash when switching accounts, and also (just as dreaded) the repeating transaction overdue popup. The update will also now require iOS 8 or greater. As of this post, 71% of the users are on iOS 9, and 21% on iOS 8.

The plan is to submit this update to Apple on or by the 31st of this month.

Upcoming Plans
PocketMoney – iOS will be updated to use auto layout/size classes. This will make the app scale and look so much better on larger screens. The reports/categories report will be fixed as well. February is mostly dedicated to PocketMoney – iOS, so expect to see a new feature or two (taken from forum suggestions) in the February update.

I will try and get the website updated sometime this month, mainly just cleanup. There are a lot of broken links, and the apps that are not currently available need to be removed.

There are no plans to update PocketMoney – Desktop in the next few months, but it is penciled in for this Summer.

Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement!

CheckPlease 4.4.3 Now Available for iOS

November 30th, 2015

CheckPlease and CheckPlease Lite has been approved by Apple and they are both now available in the App Store. This update was to bring the app in iOS compliance, and to update the UI. Size Classes are now being used, so that app will no longer scale up and look zoomed when used on a larger device like the iPhone 6 Plus.

The Lite version now uses the iAd network.

CheckPlease! Updated

November 11th, 2015

CheckPlease and CheckPlease Lite were submitted for review today to the Apple App Store. The biggest change is an overhaul in the UI (User Interface). A few minor bug fixes were addressed as well. The Lite version now utilizes the iAd network for serving ads.

The apps should be approved and available in a few days.

The New Catamount

September 28th, 2015

Hi Everyone.

My name is Nick, the new owner of Catamount Software. I’m excited to take on the challenge of bringing this great software back to the top of the charts. I’ve had many inquires about updates, bug fixes and enhancements, and wanted to take this opportunity to address then here.

The current focus is on updating PockeyMoney, CheckPlease and MPG. Also, I’ve been going through the support emails and catching up on some recent or urgent requests.

CheckPlease and MPG are being rewritten in a cross platform tool to allow simpler updating and consistency across versions. These two apps are scheduled to be released by the end of October. No new features will be added at this time, with the exception of some user interface changes to bring a modern look to the apps.

PockeyMoney (iOS/Android) is still in the process of code review. Once I am comfortable I have the proper and latest versions of the code, a few on the major lingering bugs will be fixed, and updates will be released. After that, the app will be rewritten in the same cross platform tool as CheckPlease and MPG. A cloud version of PocketMoney will also be available for those who wish to use that type of solution for synching across multiple devices.

PocketMoney Desktop – No changes planned for PMD right now. PMD will be addressed in the Spring of 2016.

Website Changes – This website will go through some changes, mainly cleanup. Apps that are no longer available will be removed, and some of the old blog posts will be archived. The Facebook page will be updated and maintained as well.

Forums – The forum will go through some cleanup too.

I’ve received some great feedback and encouragement through the forums and support emails; thanks to everyone for that! Stay tuned to the website and forums for news and other updates.


Update May 13th

May 14th, 2013

After returning from the Orlando Realbasic Developer Conference, Hardy’s fight against cancer took a turn for the worse. This afternoon, May 13th 2013, Hardy left us peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

One of his fervent wishes was to make sure Catamount Software lived on to support all of his users. Catamount Software will continue under the guidance and ownership of Eric Ojala, his long time employee and cousin.

In the coming weeks, Checkplease 5.0 will be released and PocketMoney Cloud is under development. Catamount will continue to serve you with new and bright ideas. Please stay tuned.

-Eric Ojala

PocketMoney 4.1.5 for iOS – Approved

March 28th, 2013

If you are having crashing issues with 4.1.4 of PocketMoney it’s due to PocketMoney not handling a weekly repeating transaction correctly. I’ve fixed it in 4.1.5 which has been approved and should be available on AppStore shortly. (See additional details below.)

You might also have noticed that PocketMoney isn’t on the AppStore right now. That is because I pulled it after several users reported PocketMoney crashing on startup. I didn’t want other users to upgrade and run into this issue so I tried to limit the pain.

Also, do not delete the app and reinstall – this won’t fix the bug.

Bug fixes 4.1.5:
• Startup crash fixed for weekly repeating transactions.

Cleaning up your data:
Version 4.1.4 might have posted hundreds or thousands of repeating transactions. Here’s the simplest way to clean up your data:
1. Go into your transaction register with all the repeating transactions posted in it.
2. Tap Filter button
3. Tap (>) on the Current Filter line
4. Set the date to the date all of the repeating transactions were posted (probably March 26,27,or28)
5. You might also set the Payee to the repeating transaction payee
6. Tap Back
7. Tap on the Current Filter to activate your newly setup filter.
8. NOw the transaction register should only be showing transactions that you want to delete.
9. Go to Tools > Rollup
10. Tap Rollup to delete all of those transactions and it will replace them with a single transaction that you can then manually delete.

PocketMoney 4.1 approved by Apple

December 5th, 2012

Version 4.1 of PocketMoney for iOS was submitted to Apple today.

New features:
• Print your transaction register and report details to Air Print compatible printers.
Print Transaction register from the Print option in the Report Menu.
Print Report Details from the Action button on the Reports Screen.
• Email HTML formatted transaction register including your photo receipts. (Under Tools > File Transfers > Email)
• Support for BitCoin.
• Account list displays the xrate * amount in home current for each foreign account.
• For splits if transaction register if filtered on category or class then the transaction amount will only show the subtotal for the matched split items.
• Non-numeric PINs on iPhone/iPods are converted to numpad @ > 2, f > 3. typically this will happen if user backups data to icloud from ipad and restores to iphone.

Bug fixes:
• iCloud – backup from one device and restoring to another device
• Exchange worksheet data entry fixed on iOS 6
• Calendar picker Now button updates the time
• Fixed Report View Options picker for Lite and non-IAP Charts and iPhone 5 users
• Return to last screen you were on after relaunch (iOS 6 related bug)
• Spotlight search wasn’t cutting off the first letter of the search for some languages (Russian and others)
• New Loading/Export animation and is displayed when importing files from Safari and other sources.
• Fixed memory usage during CSV export which caused crash
• Fitlered filter balance on right side when two balances are shown is showing correct amount.
• Account icon picker fixed on iPad
• The ON/OFF switch has be reverted back to Apple’s standard switch instead of my custom switch since Apple now allows their switch to be tinted.
• iPad will always allow rotating so if you backup and restore you prefs from your iPhone to iPad with the don’t allow rotation preference set it won’t affect iPad.
• Fixed date/time segment controller on datepicker screen

Discuss in forums.

PocketMoney Rollover and Variable Budgets video tutorial

August 10th, 2012

I added a video tutorial for the new Rollover and Variable Budget feature of PocketMoney 4.0 for iOS. It works essentially the same on the PocketMoney 2.0 Android version.

PocketMoney Rollover and Variable Budgets Video Tutorial

PocketMoney turns 18-years-old – Save 75% One Day Only – Our Birthday Present to You

June 15th, 2012

Catamount Software
Canterbury, NH

PocketMoney turns 18-years-old

June 16, 2012: 18 years ago the personal financial software application PocketMoney was released for the Apple Newton MessagePad making it one of the oldest mobile applications still in existence today. Big names like Intuit’s PocketQuicken and Microsoft’s Money for PocketPC have come and gone. PocketMoney is getting older and wiser.

PocketMoney has matured and expanded over the years. It has been release on several mobile platforms Newton OS, Palm OS, Windows CE, iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad), and Android OS, and due to customer demand is also available on OS X, Windows, and Linux.

The Android, iOS, and Desktop versions of PocketMoney can all sync together so families can keep their finances and budgets up to date across all their devices.

“I’d like to thank all my existing customers, testers, translators because PocketMoney wouldn’t be where it is today without all of you,” stated Hardy Macia, developer of PocketMoney.

Special Birthday Offer
To celebrate PocketMoney turning 18 we are having a very special birthday offer for one day only on Saturday, June 16, 2012:

PocketMoney 2.0 for Android (Normally $4.99, birthday special $0.99)
PocketMoney 4.0 for iOS (Normally $4.99, birthday special $0.99)
PocketMoney 2.0.4 for Desktops (Normally $19.99, birthday special $4.99)

Discounts will appear on the AppStore and Google Play on Saturday. For PocketMoney Desktop purchases use coupon code CPN59507622779 which will give you a 75% discount good only on June 16, 2012.

Catamount Software has been developing software for mobile devices for 19 years. Other apps include CheckPlease, MPG, and World’s Smallest Political Quiz.

PocketMoney 2.0 for Android OS

June 12th, 2012

PocketMoney 2.0 for Android has been released on the Google Marketplace!

Major changes include
-Charts (requires in-app-purchase)
-Photo Receipts
-Local notifications
-Last day of month/last weekday of month repeating
-Organize accounts by type
-Category-Payee Lookups
-OFX imports
-Upcoming/Overdue for Repeating Transactions
-Resume where you left off

The upgrade is free for existing customers.

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