ProfitTrain 2.2 Released

-   Dec 20, 2013 -   Apps -  

I'm happy to announce that ProfitTrain 2.2 is available for download today.  It is a free update all registered users of ProfitTrain. ProfitTrain 2.2 has a bunch of new features and improvements to help you keep a better eye on your business.  The biggest edition is the new P&L Statement which lets you see Profit and Loss at a glance.  This report comes preloaded in 2.2 while we have made a few more reports available in the Reports Gallery with this update. ProfitTrain 2.2 also has improved support for creating custom reports and invoice templates.  If you are interested in making a specific report that you couldn't make previously, check back on our documentation.  (If you still can't make it, let us know what you need.) ProfitTrain 2.2 now has better built in email support including support for Airmail and Postbox along with a bunch of other small improvements and bug fixes. As always, if there is something specific you are looking for, let me know.

 ProfitTrain and Mavericks

-   Oct 23, 2013 -   Apps -  

As Mavericks was just released, I wanted to write a bit about ProfitTrain's compatibility with it. I've been testing with Mavericks all through the betas this summer and fall. To date, I have not found any issues with it. While there are nothing that keep it from working, there are two things I wanted to note. First, on older Macs and/or bigger data sets, you might already notice that it takes a while upon opening ProfitTrain before it is ready to be used. Currently in Mountain Lion, you can see ProfitTrain on the screen and you need to wait for it. Under Mavericks, ProfitTrain doesn't show on the screen until it is ready to be used.  It does come up when it is ready, but there is a delay in some scenarios. (I am working on this for the next big update.) Second, just as you have with Mountain Lion, you need to continue to allow applications be downloaded from Anywhere under the security settings. After installation of Mavericks, it is a good idea to check this setting (under System Preferences, Security & Privacy, General) and make sure it is set properly. Enjoy the new update.    

 Advanced Invoice Customization in ProfitTrain

-   Oct 04, 2013 -   Apps -  

Following up with our last blog post from last week, I wanted to get into a little more detail on doing advanced customization.  I tried to balance showing you the process and keeping the length reasonable.  In any case, I think I cover the parts that you need to know to start making new invoice templates. I do not cover html in any depth.  If you don't known basic html, there are lots of places on the web to learn more about it.  Hopefully, this will give you enough information to get started making your own invoice templates exactly how you want them.

 Basic Invoice Customization in ProfitTrain

-   Sep 25, 2013 -   Apps -  

One of ProfitTrain's nicest features is its ability to make you invoice look exactly the way you want it.  It is just incredibly flexible. Today, I'm posting the first in a 2 part series on invoice customization.  Today's screencast covers all the things you can do to easily customize your invoice.In a next screencast, we'll dig into making your own invoice templates.  It should be up in the next few days.

 Estimates in ProfitTrain

-   Jun 05, 2013 -   Apps -  

ProfitTrain has a simple way to create estimates and then turn those estimates into invoices. I made a quick video that will show you all the basics of creating and using estimates in ProfitTrain.While this video shows you the basics, it is possible to make a custom invoice template that you can use to really make your estimate stand out. We'll cover this in future screencasts.