Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year, filled with inspiration and joy to all of you! Warmest greetings from all of us here at Jumsoft!
We’ve just launched a new update to Money, which bumps the version number to 5.6. This update is more than meets the eye, with all the improvements it brings under-the-hood to make it the smoothest experience of Money ever! We’ve made this update all about the feedback of our users, so we know quite a few of you who’ll be very happy to find out, what we’ve added!
While we will not go too deep into what’s under the hood, there is still enough good news to share, that deserved a whole decimal number version bump! Most of them you’ll notice right away. We’ve built in rich notifications for scheduled transactions: they will notify you once a scheduled transaction is due, and you will be able to move to payment confirmation right from the notification! To accompany this, Money will now display a badge indicating the number of due transactions right on the icon, so you’ll know something has to be taken care of. Naturally, you will be able to enable/disable these in the system preferences for Notifications.
As part of our continued efforts on improving everyday personal finance tracking, we have also enabled a popularly requested Reports export to CSV functionality. We get a lot of feedback and suggestions from users about what they wish Money would be, and this request was systematically topping our charts. Its introduction is just one step in the long road ahead we have planned for Money’s Reports, so you can expect more noticeable additions to them in the future!
On the not-so-visible front, we’ve made improvements to the ways we handle connections to US/Canada banks, so Money should spend less time showing spinners and display more results quicker! In addition to that, we’ve made lots of tidying up before Christmas, so Money should be much smoother overall and sync should be quicker than ever!
We have some hot news for winter: we have launched multiple app bundles on the Mac App Store! These are specially themed app bundles that offer multiple products with great savings compared to getting these apps separately! App bundles are a great solution to get several products that serve a specific purpose. Best of all – if you already own some part(s) of the bundle, the App Store will allow you to complete your bundle at a reduced price!
We’ve hand-picked apps based on feedback from our users about how they use and combine our products. At the moment we have three active bundles:
Productivity Starter Kit for iWork: it does exactly what it says – helps you get going with your productivity on iWork apps. It contains our popular Publisher Lab and Business Print Lab, where you will find countless templates for print and documents in Pages. It also contains Layouts Lab and Infographics Lab for Keynote, which will take your presentations to the next level and beyond. On top of that, it contains Elements Lab, which provides hundreds and beautiful and stylish graphics elements to decorate your works!
Business Essentials Kit for iWork: all the tools for business productivity – from owners to employees. It contains Logo Lab for iWork, Branding Lab, Layouts Lab, Business Print Lab, Social Media Lab, Certificate Lab – everything you might need from designing your own brand image and stationery, to creating amazing presentations and print, and even additional tools to help you keep your social media audiences engaged with beautifully designed visuals, and certificate templates to make sure your team feels valued and their achievements are noticed.
Pro Presenter Kit for Keynote: it’s all about presentations. This bundle includes Layouts Lab, Infographics Lab for Keynote, and the decorative Elements Lab and Flat Icons lab to make sure every presentation you deliver leaves its mark!
There are more bundles on the way so make sure to keep an eye on our page in the App Store!