We've listened to our users and here it is – Tax Receipt Log’s latest version, with some improvements and a fix or two.
Firstly, we have made the app faster by creating cleaner and neater code in the background. But you dont need to worry about that – we just thought you might like to know that you’ll have a little extra time up your sleeve.
More importantly we have added some functionality and user options that you have asked for.
1. Allow Change of the Date: You can change the date when you enter a receipt. For those of us who do not (naughty naughty) enter the receipt at the checkout, but do it the next night as we fly home, we can now change the date!
2. Categories will now automatically re flow to appear in Alphabetical order.
Note: We had some enquiry about deleting categories. Remember that as TRL is a database at its heart, it will not let you delete a category if it has an entry in it.
So if you need to delete a category - go to Settings and export everything (as a backup) then delete all the entries under that category then you can delete it as well.
3. Categories are now sorted by “Most Used” when assigning to an expense image.
4. New Database structure. This makes the app more robust and also fixes a bug that came to light thanks to our users keeping in touch. Some pics got "lost" when you went interstate. They were still there - just misplaced. This is now fixed.
This new version will use the new database structure by default but it will still read and work with the old database and search lost photos as well (backward compatibility).
All new receipts and any receipts that are modified (if you change the date) will be saved into the new database.
At every start up the app will check if you still have data in the old database structure. If you do then TRL will recommend that you transfer all data from the old database to the new one. (PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE back up before you say “yes”. For Justin (Case)) If you accept, then all the data will be transferred and the old database will be deleted. If you decline, then TRL will work with both databases simultaneously.
The old database will be deleted only if it has no receipts left in it. You will not lose data.
5. We did rigorous iOS5 Testing. TRL passed. BTW it works on iPads as well!
Oh - yes we also added a "please ‘Like’ us" on Facebook button. Please like us (pathetic, we know, but we, like so many, have been sucked into the Social Network void).
We also have added a please "Rate us" button. Both will go away and we promise not nag you more than once. We know almost everyone who buys Tax Receipt Log uses it regularly and faithfully updates.There are literally thousands of users now so we really would like to get some good ratings going. This will help us drive further improvements.
Remember, if you have a suggestion or query or anything, stay in touch. You can find us via email [email protected] , Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/TaxReceiptLog) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tax-Receipt-Log/115151718574570). We will get back to you.
That’s all for now. We hope you enjoy the new version.
Pay less tax and comply! using TRL for BOB.
Contractors and traders in Australia have to fulfil a growing range of obligations to remain compliant with the tax man, with GST, BAS, Superannuation, Workers Compensation and Insurance. Non compliance is extremely risky not to mention attracts HUGE fines.
Tax Receipt Log (TRL) with the BOB system means you manage the risk and stay compliant. Not to mention saving money, time and never losing a receipt again. Never having to spend hours typing in expenses from those little bits of paper that are now too faded to read!
TRL for BOB provides you (the contractor) with a seamless link to the BOB contractor automated administration services which looks after all your compliance paperwork and obligations. TRL for BOB allows you to forget the admin hassles and concentrate on building your business or enjoying your leisure time.
And it only takes 15 seconds. Done. Sorted. Forgotten - until you email the files to your tax accountant without ever touching the receipts again.
Magic? We know!
TRL for BOB is fast, simple and easy to use. It has user editable categories. It emails the completed file with a photo of each receipt (original documentation) to whoever you need to send it to.
Check out the web site for User Manuals at http://www.taxreceiptlog.com/user-guide.php - look at the quick "How To" video for a quick tutorial - or simply open the App, choose "Take Photo" and take a snap of your receipt, (I do it right there at the check out - that way I get GPS location of my purchase).
Next, type in the total cost. Click "Save" and you are all done, in less than 15 seconds.
If you want, you can also choose a Category for the expense, as well as add Notes or record a Voice Memo. Do it all at once, if you have time, or add details later at your leisure!
TRL for BOB records all of the data in a spreadsheet compatible file along with the photos and any notes or voice memos. This file can later be emailed to whoever you choose with all the photos, notes and memos attached.
Your accounts department (that might just be you!) will love you!
That’s it. The job is done. No need to hunt for lost bits of paper, no more searching through credit card statements wondering what that charge was for. No need to ever be late submitting again.
Now go enjoy your extra leisure time!
- June 14, 2014 Initial release