We've been hard at work the last couple of months on completely overhauling the code behind ClearCheckbook. The technology running the site you see and use today remains relatively unchanged since we launched ClearCheckbook V3 and the premium service back at the end of 2008.
A lot has changed since we built V3. Old technology stops being supported and new technology comes in and takes its place. The goal of ClearCheckbook V4 is to modernize the site to help us quickly and easily release updates that can take advantage of the latest developments in both the computing and mobile world.
The next version of ClearCheckbook will be fully responsive (so it scales properly based on screen resolution) and the design will be more consistent throughout the various tools. We're going to great lengths to make sure we don't change the layout too much so you'll still be able easily recognize and perform all the same tasks you do right now.
The logo is also getting an upgrade. We got rid of the bevel and drop shadow and updated the check mark and checkbook. The new logo has been added to the current site while we finish up V4.
Over the next few months we'll slowly start opening up V4 to testing starting at an invite only basis for some of our most active users. We want to make sure the transition between the current site and v4 is as smooth as possible so getting real hands-on feedback will help tremendously with that effort.
Here are a couple screenshots from our current development site running V4. The screenshots show the updated Dashboard page as well as the updated Reminders / Recurring Transaction tool. You can see that everything looks pretty much the same as the current site but it has an updated look and feel.
Some of the colors/sizing/layout will probably change slightly based on the feedback we get during testing but for the most part what you see above will be very close to what the final V4 release will look like.
When I built ClearCheckbook back in 2005 for my own personal use I definitely didn't foresee the site that we have today. With over a quarter million users and over fifty million transactions (with tens of thousands more being added daily) I couldn't be prouder of how the site's grown over the years.
Thanks for all your support and I look forward to providing you with the best money management tool out there!
Second: I am just, this month, a new Premium subscriber, a computer and financial illiterate
Third: I learn by "hit and miss" methods. I'm an "over the hill" duffer and as such slow on the uptake of for ideas, hence, I have a hard time understanding your tutorials and instructions.
Fourth: I make too many mistakes with my typing and too few ways to edit (delete) my errors.
Fifth: I have not found a convenient way to add categories to the "Parent Category" so I can group sub-categories together, i.e., Fees and Services" under Parent Category so as to include bank fees, ATM entries, loans, etc. Maybe even a "Life Style" Parent Category, just to mention a possible two or three. (I hope that I am a little clearer than mud)
OTHER THAN THAT, I really like the overall program, so much more so than with the replaced the program
Best wishes and regards
P.S., I will probably use only the Check Register features
The screenshots look very polished.
It took me a long to finally switch out of Quicken because of all the foreign currency requirements. Your site is the only one that fits all my needs. Thank for all your work!
Thanks for all of your hard work making this such a great product - I don't miss Quicken at all!!!!!
Keep up the good work.