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I haven't posted here in quite awhile, but a lot of you, over the years, have asked for a Mac version of TrackerBox. Now is the time. I've created a Kickstarter project for it, and I really hope enough people want it to make it a reality. I'm tired of telling people that a Mac version doesn't exist.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx
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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 03:49:14 PM »
OMG!

Trackerbox is the only reason I keep my 8yo pc limping, but it's limping and complains of being out of RAM the moment I turn it on.

Grrr I want to contribute but I want to use Paypal.

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 04:05:07 PM »
I've been waiting for this. Two questions:

1. Will the license be for one computer only or, if I buy a new computer in the future can I then load it onto that one as well?

2. Will it support all versions of Mac OS? (Snow Leopard, Lion, etc) Or only the current OS?

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 04:38:20 PM »
OMG!

Trackerbox is the only reason I keep my 8yo pc limping, but it's limping and complains of being out of RAM the moment I turn it on.

Grrr I want to contribute but I want to use Paypal.

I wish they'd let you use Paypal!

I've been waiting for this. Two questions:

1. Will the license be for one computer only or, if I buy a new computer in the future can I then load it onto that one as well?

2. Will it support all versions of Mac OS? (Snow Leopard, Lion, etc) Or only the current OS?

1: The license is to one email address (the person using it). You can load it on as many computers as you want, as long as you're the person using it.

2: It will support as many versions as I can make it support. My current Mac is a 2008 Macbook Pro that is now considered obsolete, and it's stuck on El Capitan. I expect TrackerBox will be able to run on Snow Leopard, as well. I don't think TrackerBox will require any features that are new to recent releases of OSX.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 04:43:55 PM »
OK, done.

Also advertised this on a couple of Facebook groups. I love Trackerbox and it's worth something to me not to have to muck around with these spreadsheets.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 11:49:23 PM »
Funded for my Mac, and shared on FB. Hope you hit the mark without difficulty.


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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 10:34:04 AM »
Funded for my Mac, and shared on FB. Hope you hit the mark without difficulty.

Thanks! I hope it funds without difficulty, too - but mostly, I just hope it funds :) I'm tired of telling people "No" when they ask if there's a Mac version.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 10:57:50 AM »
Bumping and making sure people know that they can get a PC license for $75 ($10 discount), if they back you up. Come on people, move it.


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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 11:25:28 AM »
Bumping and making sure people know that they can get a PC license for $75 ($10 discount), if they back you up. Come on people, move it.

Actually, a nearly $15 discount! (Yeah, that $5 difference makes all the difference ;) )

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 11:32:42 AM »
Just curious, if you're going to rewrite your entire codebase, why not make it cloud-based, so platform-agnostic?

With making an iOS version, you're now going have to manage/maintain/update two codebases. Having done this for so many years on other projects...not fun.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 12:42:14 PM »
Just curious, if you're going to rewrite your entire codebase, why not make it cloud-based, so platform-agnostic?

With making an iOS version, you're now going have to manage/maintain/update two codebases. Having done this for so many years on other projects...not fun.

One of the advantages TrackerBox has over ALL of the other options is that it is NOT cloud based, and is a one time payment.

If it was cloud based, I'd have to charge a subscription (like everyone else), your data would be in the cloud so my security management would be quite a bit more complex and my liability would be greater. The Windows version is solid and stable, and the only thing that changes on a regular basis are the importers. Most of the time, they only take a couple hours to update. New ones can take a day or so (plus testing time). Doubling that effort for separate mac and windows builds is far less of a burden than dealing with servers and security issues and logins and monthly payments, etc...

Most of my customers appreciate the fact that TrackerBox isn't cloud based, and they have complete control over how and where it is stored.

You are right - maintaining multiple code bases is not optimal, but the alternatives, for me, are worse.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 04:55:26 AM »
I'm getting TB precisely because it's not a subscription bleeding money month after month.


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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 11:15:17 AM »
Day 2 is done, and it's 30% funded! Thanks go out to everyone who has backed the project already. I'm really excited about having the opportunity to finally make TrackerBox for Mac a reality.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx/posts/2020907

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 01:17:21 PM »
Just a big shout out to Trackerbox and Mark's customer service. A1

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 05:20:54 PM »
I shared on all the writer/author FB groups I'm in that would allow it.


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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 06:00:35 PM »
Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

Just a big shout out to Trackerbox and Mark's customer service. A1
And thanks for that, Dr Luck :) I do my best.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 12:02:19 PM »
So, after Day 5, more than 40% funded! Yay!

Blackbird Publishing interviewed me about TrackerBox and the Kickstarter.

https://blackbirdpublishing.com/interview-mark-fassett-and-the-trackerbox-mac-kickstarter/

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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 12:24:32 PM »
Pledged $75! One of the only reasons I have a PC is just to run Trackerbox, so a Mac version would be wonderful.

As noted upthread, Mark is great on service, too.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 12:38:40 PM »
Pledged $75, hope it makes it!

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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 05:37:37 PM »
Pledged $75! One of the only reasons I have a PC is just to run Trackerbox, so a Mac version would be wonderful.

As noted upthread, Mark is great on service, too.

Thanks! I do my best to follow up as fast as I can and get things working.

Pledged $75, hope it makes it!

Thanks! I hope it does, too. Just hit 50% funded!

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live (60% funded!)
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2017, 11:02:54 AM »
So the Kickstarter campaign for TrackerBox Mac just hit 60% funded. And in only 8 days! I thought it would take quite a bit longer than that to get this far. Of course, it's not over yet, but I'm feeling pretty good about it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx/posts/2025728

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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2017, 03:46:29 PM »
Today's TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx/posts/2030046

I really want to say how much I appreciate everyone that has backed the campaign so far! The Mac version of TrackerBox will never happen if the campaign doesn't succeed, and so far, we're still far ahead of meeting the goal. I definitely love all the help from everyone, so far!

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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2017, 05:44:09 PM »
Just pledged $75 and am sharing with all my author friends! GOOD LUCK!! (And can't wait!  :))

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2017, 12:24:27 PM »
Thanks andycat! I can't wait, either!

Here's the latest update. It includes the first of a series of how to videos:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx/posts/2032188

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2017, 02:16:01 PM »
Here's the latest on the TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter. Getting close to funded! Also, I released a TrackerBox Windows update today with support for Pronoun and Streetlib! If you're a Windows user, you can back the project to help out your Mac using friends, get a 16% discount, and start using it today while you wait for your license key!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx/posts/2034560



Hmm - I wonder if that's too many !!!!

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2017, 01:48:06 PM »
Mark, thanks again for pushing this project forward. It really makes a big difference not only to Mac users, but also to any publisher who wants to store and analyze sensitive data locally, instead of in the cloud.

For authors and small publishers who are Mac-based, the $75 Kickstarter pledge is a fantastic option to get a powerful tool to help track royalties ... all you need to do for the most popular platforms (KDP, Smashwords, Apple, Createspace etc.) is upload their reports (usually in Excel or CSV format) and Trackerbox does the rest when it comes to tracking the data and providing some nice reporting functions. I use it to track royalties for all of my authors of IN 30 MINUTES guides.

Also, Mark, while I know it's a bit early to be asking for new features, I can't help myself :)

* One that would be very useful is a comparative reporting tool that shows gains/losses in currency or percentage from the previous period.
* Any other chart options besides line charts.

Thanks, and good luck crossing the finish line!

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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2017, 02:18:33 PM »
Mark, thanks again for pushing this project forward. It really makes a big difference not only to Mac users, but also to any publisher who wants to store and analyze sensitive data locally, instead of in the cloud.

For authors and small publishers who are Mac-based, the $75 Kickstarter pledge is a fantastic option to get a powerful tool to help track royalties ... all you need to do for the most popular platforms (KDP, Smashwords, Apple, Createspace etc.) is upload their reports (usually in Excel or CSV format) and Trackerbox does the rest when it comes to tracking the data and providing some nice reporting functions. I use it to track royalties for all of my authors of IN 30 MINUTES guides.

Also, Mark, while I know it's a bit early to be asking for new features, I can't help myself :)

* One that would be very useful is a comparative reporting tool that shows gains/losses in currency or percentage from the previous period.
* Any other chart options besides line charts.

Thanks, and good luck crossing the finish line!

Ian 

Thanks Ian!

I have recently recognized the need for comparative reporting, but I was thinking only of year over year. I hadn't thought of other periods of time, so thanks for mentioning this. Also, you are not alone in wishing for something other than line graphs, so I'll be doing something with that in the future, too. I "might" do them at the same time as the Mac version, or I might wait to add them to both versions after the Mac version has caught up. I'll have to see how things go, I think, before committing to "when". Still, they're on my Trello board.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2017, 02:31:47 PM »
I'll give this one another mention on some author lists.

Yay for more reporting features. I'd love to be able to see easily in a table or graph how much I've sold on each vendor or in each country/currency or of each series.

I have over 30 titles and the bars graphs are just useless to me because the bars are so tiny and you can't read any of them.

But let's get this puppy funded first.

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« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2017, 02:47:56 PM »
Glad to see this is nearly funded. I'd just like to chime in to say Mark has always been really responsive when I've had questions about the Windows version.

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« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2017, 06:52:25 PM »
I just sent this to another list. It goes on the blog tomorrow.

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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2017, 07:02:35 AM »
I have recently recognized the need for comparative reporting, but I was thinking only of year over year. I hadn't thought of other periods of time, so thanks for mentioning this.

I pay out royalties biannually on July 1 and January 1, and sometimes I like to compare month-on-month gains or losses, so having those options would be cool. Thanks!

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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2017, 12:15:29 PM »
Glad to see this is nearly funded. I'd just like to chime in to say Mark has always been really responsive when I've had questions about the Windows version.

Thanks Lydniz!
I just sent this to another list. It goes on the blog tomorrow.

This is just awesome, Patty! Thanks a lot!

Here's the latest update, too! It's now got less than $1000 to go before it get's funded! Again, thanks to everyone who says nice things, talks about it, and backs it. The biggest reason I'm running the TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is because I'm tired of telling people I can't help them, and it's absolutely amazing to hear when TrackerBox helps people.

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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2017, 01:26:39 PM »
Does it track earnings, not just sales? And can you see earnings by book across vendors?


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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2017, 01:32:54 PM »
Does it track earnings, not just sales? And can you see earnings by book across vendors?

It does. You can make the reports as wide or granular as you want. I would like this feature to be a little bit more pretty, but all the data is there and you can pull it out.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2017, 01:38:44 PM »
Picked up the "I have Windows" option. I've been meaning to check it out, and don't mind supporting my fellow dev! Good luck on the rest of the Kickstarter!
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2017, 01:42:05 PM »
It does. You can make the reports as wide or granular as you want. I would like this feature to be a little bit more pretty, but all the data is there and you can pull it out.

Oooo ... AHHHHH ... I donated $100. This could save me so much time!


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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2017, 01:43:16 PM »
Oooo ... AHHHHH ... I donated $100. This could save me so much time!

Every month I just plug all my reports into it and forget them until I need them again. It's great.

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« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2017, 02:02:07 PM »
I'm a BIG fan of TrackerBox - bought a sh*tty PC especially to run it. I'll be buying.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2017, 02:13:26 PM »
I'd never heard of Trackerbox until this thread but it sounds pretty cool and if both Mark Dawson and Patty Jansen think it's useful, then I'll support and definitely get it when a Mac version is available. ...I'm a newb, but hopefully I'll eventually have enough sales to need it. 😏
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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2017, 04:00:05 PM »
Too many to quote directly, but I just want to say thanks to Luke Everhart, Mark Dawson, C. Gockel, and Adair Hart! I went away to get some work done, came back, and it's already past $7k!

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« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2017, 04:39:11 PM »
Shared on FB, too.

If you need a beta tester ((waves hand)).


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« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2017, 06:08:31 PM »
Shared on FB, too.

If you need a beta tester ((waves hand)).

Every backer will get a chance to beta test! I intend to do a release as soon as it can import data and you can view it in at least one report, and then I'll do additional releases as features get added.

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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2017, 05:07:02 AM »
Bumping 'cause he's almost there!


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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2017, 07:04:14 AM »
I've been sharing this everywhere. Will do another round!

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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2017, 08:12:00 AM »
Funded! Will buy my copy tonight.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2017, 08:56:36 AM »
I can't thank you all enough. Without the KBoards crew, I don't think the project would have reached the goal. I hesitate to say "funded", because there are still nine days left, and several places online quote a 10% cancellation rate on pledges through Kickstarter, but I'm so excited it reached this point. I get to say "YES!"

Here's today's update on the subject of "what's next", plus an additional "Thank You" or two.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx/posts/2038748

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2017, 09:58:41 AM »
Mark,

I don't know if you know the answer to this question OR have already answered it someplace else...

Here goes:

What versions of Mac OS X will the Trackerbox Mac you create likely run on?

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2017, 10:04:44 AM »
Mark,

I don't know if you know the answer to this question OR have already answered it someplace else...

Here goes:

What versions of Mac OS X will the Trackerbox Mac you create likely run on?

I don't know the exact answer yet, but I think it will be a somewhat wide range (if I can possibly make it so). My current Mac is a 2008 Macbook Pro running 10.11.6 (El Capitan?), and I can't update it to the latest version of the OS. Some of the KS funds are going to go toward getting a Mac Mini so I can test on the latest OS, but I'm going to make sure it runs on El Capitan, too. So, anything in between those should work. Anything earlier, I will endeavor to make work, but I won't have the hardware here to verify it. I don't think I'm going to do anything crazy as far as coding goes, but Apple does like to change and break things.

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« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2017, 10:26:59 AM »
This is amazing news. I've been waiting patiently for a Mac version. And I'm glad it appears you've surpassed the funding goal. Congrats!

I just funded for $75, and I can't wait until February. Thanks, Mark!

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« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2017, 11:52:31 AM »
This is great news! I'm really excited and hope there is something to test by March (I know how these projects can "expand.")

Thank you for starting this!


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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2017, 11:58:03 AM »
This is great news! I'm really excited and hope there is something to test by March (I know how these projects can "expand.")

Thank you for starting this!

It's not going to expand beyond the Windows version feature set. Now, have I considered all the issues? I think I have, but I've learned in 20 years of working in the software industry - no one ever manages to consider ALL the issues :)

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2017, 12:20:07 PM »
Awesome news that the goal has been met! As one of the peeps that kept bugging Mark on his TrackerBox thread for a Mac version, this is very cool. I just backed this on KickStarter!

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« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2017, 12:27:30 PM »
Late to the game, but just backed it  :D
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« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2017, 01:36:20 PM »
I just upped my pledge from $75 to $130, to hopefully help with giving you a buffer in case something comes up :) Besides, I have a virtual machine with Windows on it, so I can play with the Windows TrackerBox to get ready for the Mac version!

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2017, 02:04:49 PM »
I just upped my pledge from $75 to $130, to hopefully help with giving you a buffer in case something comes up :) Besides, I have a virtual machine with Windows on it, so I can play with the Windows TrackerBox to get ready for the Mac version!

Thanks, I really appreciate it! You can download that Windows version right now and play with it, too! You'll get the key from me before the trial expires. Also, the publisher file that you make in the Windows version will transfer directly to the Mac version when it's ready.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2017, 11:46:21 AM »
There's one week left of the TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter. If you back the campaign before it ends, besides getting the discount, you'll get beta access, too.

I really appreciate everyone's help with this. I don't post a lot outside of these TrackerBox threads, but I'm always lurking and reading. The Writers' Cafe, here, has one of the best groups of writers anywhere on the internet.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx/posts/2041085

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« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2017, 12:17:36 PM »
Are there any plans to support importing data from Book Report? I've been publishing since 2012 and rather than import every month's report, it would be nice to simply download all the data from Book Report and then import it into TrackerBox, if that's possible.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2017, 12:40:52 PM »
Are there any plans to support importing data from Book Report? I've been publishing since 2012 and rather than import every month's report, it would be nice to simply download all the data from Book Report and then import it into TrackerBox, if that's possible.

There aren't currently any plans. The data dump Book Report provides loses too much of the detail.

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« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2017, 01:54:45 PM »
There aren't currently any plans. The data dump Book Report provides loses too much of the detail.

Thanks for the reply! I guess I'll just have to block off an afternoon to import everything when I get my copy of TrackerBox. Any idea when the beta will be available?

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« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2017, 02:24:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply! I guess I'll just have to block off an afternoon to import everything when I get my copy of TrackerBox. Any idea when the beta will be available?

First, it probably won't take you an afternoon (other than downloading the reports from Amazon). The import process is actually pretty quick, though that does depend on the number of books you have. On the Windows version, the select file dialog will let you select all of your reports at once, and I hope to be able to do the same thing for the Mac.

As for the Beta version, I'm aiming for early February. On the Kickstarter page, I think I said "first usable version", which really means "beta". I might have "testable" versions before that, though. It really depends on how well the code translation goes and how many UI bits I have to build from scratch. I've got an idea of the size of it, but there are always things you don't think of, no matter how thorough you are. I do expect the importing part to be fairly flawless fairly early, as it is fairly straightforward. It's all the "pretty" parts that will take time :)

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2017, 10:34:51 AM »
Mark, regarding the UI question: Are you seeking to duplicate the Trackerbox for Windows UI?

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2017, 11:24:51 AM »
Mark, regarding the UI question: Are you seeking to duplicate the Trackerbox for Windows UI?

I intend it to have essentially the same set of features. Mostly, I intend the report window to be laid out in the same way, though I imagine that they'll float around on the desktop in a more mac-like fashion instead of being enclosed in a single app window. If you know the windows version, you'll be able to figure out the Mac version without too much effort.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live (3 days left!)
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2017, 01:12:38 PM »
There are only three days left to get in on the discount and beta access for TrackerBox Mac (the discount applies to the windows version, too)! It's only come this far because of everyone's support, so thank you all!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markfassett/trackerbox-mac-track-your-book-sales-on-osx

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« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2017, 02:22:13 PM »
As for the Beta version, I'm aiming for early February. On the Kickstarter page, I think I said "first usable version", which really means "beta". I might have "testable" versions before that, though. It really depends on how well the code translation goes and how many UI bits I have to build from scratch. I've got an idea of the size of it, but there are always things you don't think of, no matter how thorough you are. I do expect the importing part to be fairly flawless fairly early, as it is fairly straightforward. It's all the "pretty" parts that will take time :)

I've already contributed Mark, so congrats on getting funded. Quick question- Will supporters only have access to the BETA version, but not the actual final product? I'm a little confused about that. Sorry if I've missed a message somewhere.

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live (3 days left!)
« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2017, 05:15:22 PM »
I've already contributed Mark, so congrats on getting funded. Quick question- Will supporters only have access to the BETA version, but not the actual final product? I'm a little confused about that. Sorry if I've missed a message somewhere.

No, you get the whole thing! Final version PLUS beta access. Sorry if this was confusing.

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« Reply #65 on: November 15, 2017, 06:22:54 PM »
No, you get the whole thing! Final version PLUS beta access. Sorry if this was confusing.
Thanks for clarifying, Mark. I was just having a glitch somewhere in my comprehension. I'll blame it on aging. ;) Looking forward to the release!

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« Reply #66 on: November 15, 2017, 08:27:51 PM »
Congratulations on getting funded =]

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Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live (40 hours left!)
« Reply #67 on: November 16, 2017, 11:47:53 AM »
Thanks Vale (and everyone else)! KBoards members have been essential in it's success. 2nd largest referrer (behind FaceBook).

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