The latest news about product updates and everything else related to Fanurio.
July 09, 2009
I'm very glad to announce that after four and a half months since our last release, version 2.1 is ready for download.
Version 2.1 is a free upgrade for all our users. You can upgrade your copy by clicking Help > Check for Updates in the menu. For a complete list of changes, please read the release notes.
This version has lots of improvements that I'm sure will make it easier for everybody to record and bill their time. All changes are strictly based on user feedback. Apart from these improvements, Fanurio is now available in other languages than English.
Now, let's see in more detail what has changed.
Translated to German, Romanian and Spanish
Fanurio is used by people from all over the world and although English is the lingua franca on the Internet, not everybody feels comfortable using it. That, plus the many requests we received in time, talked us into opening up Fanurio for users who don't speak English.
Fanurio can now be used in English, German, Romanian and Spanish. We also have partial translations for French, Italian, Dutch, Danish and Swedish but they will not be distributed officially until they are completed.
Fanurio can now be easily translated to any language by anybody. We'll publish a guide on how to do that in the following days.
If you've read the release notes, you probably noticed that most changes are intended to make time tracking easier.
When it comes to tracking time, most users appreciate the reminders that help them control the timer. This version makes it possible to override the snooze interval for these reminders. For instance, at the end of the day when you don't want to be reminded to start the timer every 15 minutes just override the snooze interval to a big value (300 minutes) and it won't bother you to start it very soon.
Idle time notification now works on all platforms. Linux was the last platform where this feature wasn't implemented.
Mac OS X users can now access the timer from the menu bar icon just like Windows users can from the tray and Linux users from the notification area. This feature works only if you are using Java 6.
The last feature I want to mention here is the possibility to import time from other applications. Fanurio can now import time from iTimeSheet and TimeLogger (two iPhone applications) but it can be extended to support any other applications.
Projects now have a billing section where you can specify default billing settings for their items. These settings are used when a new service or expense is created for that project. For instance you can specify a default hourly rate and a default rule for rounding time. Each time a new service item is created, it will have the default rate and rounding specified at project level.
You can email or print invoices once you export them to PDF but the new version makes it possible to do that directly from the application. Email support is not enabled by default because you need to configure the outgoing email server.
I hope these changes will make it easier for you to use the application.