Applications for mobile devices
What follows is our description of the app on the iTunes App Store for version 3.1.1:
HourBill keeps track of your expenses and/or hours spent. It features fast data entry, a clean user interface designed for at-a-glance readability, strong support, a robust off-site multi-level backup-and-restore system, and it is immensely configurable.
HourBill is time and expense billing software reinvented for speed and efficiency. It's all about workflow.
Here is what HourBill gives you:
- free remote backups going back in time. Every backup remains available as a Restorable snapshot. (Unlimited in the Unlocked version.)
- direct input of times on app startup: tap Enter, and you're done. This is like a timer on steroids: you can change the start or end time immediately if you choose; you don't have to enter the time at all if the time is now.
- create Phrases that are stored in the app and can be reused to reduce or eliminate the need to type notes for entries or accounts/invoices. (The free version is restricted to 5 Phrases in each category.)
- an Undo/Redo system for data entered into an account, invoice or entry screen.
- generate invoices corresponding to billing periods, either on demand, or automatically in the background on a monthly, bimonthly, biweekly or weekly basis on a day of your choosing.
- a calendar view which lets you inspect and edit the entries for any given day, in the Unlocked (paid) version.
- email a report of any account or invoice, the entries for a day, or the entire contents of the app, to an address from your Contacts, in html or CSV for export to other apps such as Numbers or Excel. (The calendar and CSV capabilities are restricted to the Unlocked version.)
- the contents of an account or invoice, the entries for a day (in the Unlocked version,) or the entire contents of the app, may also be printed out.
- express hours worked in a variety of time formats and minimum time increments, ranging from military time to the half hour, independently for each account.
- if you're entering an expense, tap the Mode switch to expenses if you're not already there, and tap in the amount.
- switch accounts or create a new account with a tap and a swipe as soon as you start the app.
- start or end a time block with one tap, which makes taking breaks off the clock easy.
- transition from one job to the next with just a couple of taps.
- enter or express entries in terms of start and end times, or in terms of hours worked, or as an expense, independently for each account or entry.
- hourly pay rate can be set independently for each account and each entry.
- multiple rounding options in the Unlocked version.
- automatic flagging of accounts for the presence of incomplete entries.
- all aspects of an entry are editable at any time after it's created.
- user-settable text autocorrection and autocapitalization.
- a PIN option in the Unlocked version.
- a thorough in-app help system.
- back up at the touch of a button, or set the app to back up your current data automatically whenever the app is started. The best backup system is the one you use.
- restore all of your data from any of your backups at the touch of a button. Tap and you're there! It doesn't get any easier.
- transfer backup files between devices with HourBill installed, restoring one device from the backup file created on another.
If you have any questions or comments about HourBill, or bug reports, we'd love to hear from you at our App Support link (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also reach us with the 'Email The Developer' button in HourBill's Help screen. We want to make it all simple. Nobody gives better support than we do. Tell us what's going on.
Please report bugs to us directly. We respond to everything. But note that we have no way of responding to issues raised in reviews on the App Store. It has to come directly to us, and the context you provide for it is often quite valuable, as we work through it together.
HourBill is built for iOS 7. Onwards and upwards!
RunningTotal is a fast, robust and legible tool for keeping track of financial accounts. These could be bank debit card accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, expense accounts, or anything else that requires you to keep a record of money going in or going out. It is reliable, and it is private. Your data is yours, unless you choose to email it to someone else.
RunningTotal was designed for flexibility. You decide how the account info should be displayed, both in the summary screen and in the detail screens. With a best-in-class integrated help system, and a collection of sample tables provided with the app, you'll be off to a flying start. Why should you have to say, "What's supposed to happen?" We want to anticipate the question and answer it before you ask.
A brief listing of some other features:
- the best, most intuitive numeric data entry keypad on the planet.
- integrated automatic internal backup system that detects database errors and corrects them, and lets you know when there might be a problem.
- not the usual dry narration.
- a storage area for accounts that haven't been accessed recently, so that you don't have to delete them to reduce the inevitable clutter.
- edit dates whenever you like, for current or past transactions.
- display of account limits (e.g. credit card limits) in both the detail screens and the main account display screen if you choose.
- an in-app email system for mailing tables to an address of your choosing.
Call Now is useful for those times when you don't want to mess around with the phone number Favorites list. For example, you could be jogging, driving, or riding your bicycle on the freeway. Somebody could be chasing you. Or, you could have the double-click on your iPhone's home button set to go somewhere other than accessing your Favorites list, such as Home or the iPod app, or managing active apps on an iOS multitasking device.
If you have a phone number that you want to dial easily, quickly and repeatedly, you want Call Now.
Only for iPhone.
Note: We have temporarily removed Call Now from the App Store until we resolve an issue with recent versions of iOS. We have had requests. The Calling Man will be back. Call Now was one of the first thousand or so apps in the Store, and it still has a place, especially for those with subversive tendencies.