Posted on November 06, 2012 by Nicolae Cismaru
This version is available as a free update for all users with a valid annual maintenance plan. Go to the About window to see when your plan expires. If it hasn't expired yet, then you can use this new version. If it has expired and you decide to use it, then you need to renew your plan.
Now, let's see some of the new features and improvements from this version. You should also read the change log for a complete list of all the new features, improvements and bug fixes.
One of the most requested features, especially from people who multitask, is to be able to use the timer for more than one service at one moment. Previous versions allowed you to track time for only one service from start to end. If you wanted to run it for another service item, you had to stop the timer and then start it for the other service item. This model doesn't work if you need to just interrupt the timer, work on something else and then come back to what you did initially.
This new version allows you to start as many timers as you need to. Only one will be active, the others will be interrupted.
This feature is very useful if you start working on something (service A) and then you get a call from a client that forces you to interrupt what you were doing and work on something else (service B). When service B is over, you stop its timer and save the time. Then you can resume the timer for service A.
Importing time from any CSV file
Fanurio has a new import wizard that can import time from any CSV file. Unlike the old wizard that was only able to import time from a few applications, the new one allows you import time from any CSV file. The wizard can be very useful if you need to import time from other applications (desktop, web or mobile). If Fanurio doesn't recognize the format of the imported time entries, it will ask you to define one. Go to File > Import > Import Timesheet... and select CSV for source to import time from a CSV file.
When importing time, you can use the Tags button to tag time entries before importing them. This can be helpful if you need to track the source (app, user, etc) of your time entries.
Hiding and resizing table columns
Not being able to hide and remember the size of table columns were probably some of the most annoying user interface issues. Now you can choose the columns you want to see in the main tables of the application (project, timesheet, invoices and payments). Just right-click the table header and you can hide unwanted columns. You can also auto-resize the selected column or all columns.
Fanurio now remembers the order, visibility, width and sorting type of each column.
In previous versions, if something was wrong with an invoice or some of its items, it had to be deleted and then recreated. Now, you can edit an invoice and change it. Editing an invoice is not recommended once it was sent to a client because that would alter an official document.
The New Invoice window was also redesigned to make it easier to edit the items of an invoice. The table from the New/Edit Invoice window shows more information about the items that belong to the invoice.
There are many other new features and improvements that are not covered by this post but are documented in the change log.
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