Because development of version 2 is taking a little longer than expected, I thought it would be good to give everyone a list of what some of the new features will be to V2 and also list some other improvements to existing features. Also, at the end of this post I'll be detailing some requirements for initial testing of V2.
You can find pretty much all of these as suggestions that were made in a previous blog post asking for ideas for version 2.
- Ability to split transactions
- Quick Add on the accounts page
- Jive entries directly from the accounts page
- Added features to the search page
- Updated handling of credit card transactions
- Ability to set recurring transactions
- Updated reminders system
- Much needed improvements to Currency / Time Formatting
There will also be many other behind the scenes improvements which will dramatically increase the responsiveness of the site as well as some other smaller features that aren't listed above.
In an effort to take a giant leap forward in the usability of the site, Internet Explorer 6 will no longer be actively supported. There are simply too many flaws with the browser that make cross browser compatibility nearly impossible. Because we believe in moving the web experience forward instead of backwards, we encourage all Internet Explorer 6 users to start using Firefox
or upgrade to Internet Explorer 7.
While we're not going to make it impossible for IE 6 users to use the site, as it should still work for about 90% of tasks, we strongly encourage you to consider upgrading to a better browser. We will also continue to make features compatible with IE6 if it doesn't involve drastic measures.
We should be ready to start alpha testing the site by this weekend. I only want to open it to maybe 10 or so users and will grant access to those users who have been here the longest time over new members.
The ideal alpha tester is someone who has some programming / web / computer knowledge and will be able to provide details to any errors they come across. We also want to get a wide range of people to test the site. This means we need different operating systems and browsers to go through the site and see if there any flaws with any of them.
If you are interested in being among the first people to see and start testing V2 and feel you meet the criteria above, please leave a comment on this blog post with the operating system and browser you use along with any other information you think would be helpful in determining if you're a good fit to start testing.
For those of you who fit the requirements, I will be in contact with you some time over the weekend with details of the testing.
I'm an (IT) auditor, not a programmer. I will report what I see in sufficient detail for you to reproduce it, and will work with you on retesting.
I feel like I'm applying for a job. If I get to participate, can I put it on my resume? :-)
I generally supervise and it has been awhile since I have done the hands on programming. MySql, Perl, PHP, Ruby.
I am involved in all kinds of things web and tech related, such as database administration/troubleshooting, web development, blogging for over 2 years, all kinds of multimedia work, reporting, analysis, just to name a few. I am very comfortable poking around websites and knowing what works and doesn't work and what looks good etc. Plus I have beta tested for other sites and software and am comfortable reporting bugs and flaws and working with you in any way necessary.
I have used ClearCheckbook for probably 6 months or so and would love to be able to participate in testing the new site.
It's kind of like the donkey in Shrek......me, pick me, pick me, pick me......
I'd be glad to be a beta tester.
Firefox 2.0 and Win XP.
7 years software QA exp. Mostly on web apps with sql.
Been using clearcheckbook since Jan 07.
Worked at financial software firm for 5 years.
Home Computer #1: Vista + Firefox (latest version) and IE7
Home Computer #2: XP Pro SP2 + Firefox (latest version)
Work Computer: XP Pro SP2 + Firefox Portable (latest version)
CIS degree (not my profession though). Tech savy so i'd know what I was looking for and talking about.
Firefox 2 + IE7
While I don't have "live" data in the system, I'd be happen to test if you need some more warm bodies to test.
I have 2 years work as a Verification Engineer for aviation software and an additional year as an embedded SW engineer for aviation radio(s).
Currently, I run Windows XP Professional and IE version 7 at home. I'm running XP Pro and IE version 6 at work - I can update, the company just hasn't. I've installed, and am willing to install again Firefox v 2.0 and the latest Opera browser, as I have used them numerous times for browser testing. I also have a second HD partition with an older version of Ubuntu linux and firefox. I have been desiring to update to the latest Ubuntu and firefox - it's just without enough web apps for things like, finances web-docs, I have had trouble migrating from windows. I'm willing to re-install all such apps and restart a migration to Ubuntu linux.
Let me know...
have lots of experience in beta testing.
I use FF 2.0, Portable FF 1.5, IE7 & Safari for Windows on an WinXP system.
Let me know what's up - I'd be happy to help.
I am using FF2 primarily and IE7 & Safari on XP Pro and Vista. I am a QA intern right now at a software company making web apps. As what the QA people say, we are the "gatekeeper" and "monitor" of the quality of the software being developed.
I've been using clearncheckbook since late last year when I read about your service on lifehacker, and have even grown an addiction over it! I want to contribute what I can to make this website better.
Please consider me :-P
Thanks for the great app!
I would love to help test v2.
For what it's worth, I've logged over 1500 transactions, and I use almost every feature, so I'm familiar with the user interface experience.
Would that be a hard thing to implement?
Btw..I use Quicken 2007 + ClearCheckBook = Hoping to get rid of Quicken soon;-)
Just need a few more features first like "recurring transactions".
Great job.. keep up the GREAT work!!
I am a professional Developer with 12 years web and application experience.