Introducing Billings Pro 1.5 with Marketcircle Cloud

Macworld Australia Staff
4 July, 2011
View more articles fromthe author
Press Release

After a few months in beta, we’re super excited to finally release Billings Pro 1.5 and Billings Pro Touch 1.5 with Marketcircle Cloud.

We know that people love the experience they get when they’re using a Mac or iPhone app, but at the same time we know that people are attracted to the convenience and hassle-free setup they find with most Web apps.

With Billings Pro 1.5, we’ve combined these two approaches so our users can experience the best of both worlds – the Mac and iPhone experience with the flexibility of the Web.

With Marketcircle Cloud, users don’t need to worry about setting up servers and networking, or having to make a large upfront investment in software and hardware. In less than 5 minutes, small businesses will be up and running, ready to track time and send invoices.

Workers are able to track time from anywhere, at any time, from almost any device. You can even use Billings Pro on your Mac or iPhone when you can’t find an internet connection – data is saved locally on your device and will synchronize automatically when you find a connection.

The pricing is simple – it’s US $19.95 per month/user, which includes usage of Billings Pro for Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and our Timecard web interface. The first 30 days are free and you don’t need a credit card to sign up!

Billings Pro is available as a free download in the Mac App Store , and you can get Billings Pro Touch for your iPhone or iPod touch from the iOS App Store.

Learn more about Billings Pro on our awesome new website!
Billings Pro Self-Serve

For businesses that prefer to host their own database, we’re going to continue offering Billings Pro with a self-serve hosting option. For self-serve pricing please visit our  webstore.

If you’re currently using Billings Pro 1.0 or 1.1, you can upgrade to 1.5 for free (Download it from the Mac App Store). Make sure you upgrade Billings Pro Server first.

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments friendly on the topic.

Resource Centre

  1. Introducing layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro 13

    FileMaker Pro, help, inspector, macworld australiaIf you are reading this, you are most likely aware of the benefits offered by FileMaker Pro 13, from streamlining your business’ data to organising projects, but how do you make your FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions look the part?

    This is where layout themes and styles come in.

    Would you like the layout to show your business logo when your employees are entering data into the database? Would you like to create conformity across all pages, maybe with a colour theme that matches your business?

    In order to increase usability for your database, a well-designed layout will make the solution both appealing to look at, but also more efficient – as those entering or viewing data will be able to easily navigate the fields in front of them.

    What is a style?

    In FileMaker Pro, a style is the way a layout object, layout part and the database’s background appear. This encompasses the colour or transparency of objects and backgrounds, the style of line used within the layout, the borders of objects and parts, the shape of objects, the shadows outside or inside an object’s border, and the display state of an object.

    For example, when your draw a square on your layout, the initial appearance of the square will be determined by the theme currently being used by the layout. The colour of the square, the lines that define it and any shadow that appears are all differing styles that add up to make a theme.

    The initial theme is called the default and ensures that all objects added to the layout carry a similar look. So, if you add a second square to the layout, it will have the same colour and borders. Though this does not have to be the case if you would like to differentiate them.

    And a theme?

    A theme is the collection of a number of styles used in a layout. Themes are the full picture of how your layout or report appears, and encompass all of the individual styles applied to objects, parts and the background. The theme does not affect the way a layout functions, but when you apply a theme to a layout it will alter the way it looks and feels.

    Making alterations

    Adjusting a style in a theme is very simple. If you click on the object, layout part or background you would like to alter, open the Inspector and head to the Appearances tab, you will see the Style label field at the top. This indicates the current style.  If no changes have been made, it will likely read as ‘Default’.

    Alter the style of the object, layout part or background by editing the property settings on the Appearance tab of the Inspector. Once you have made your layout look the way you would like, select the red arrow that will have appeared as you were making your changes and click ‘Save As New Style’.

    Type in a new name for your style and press OK. Continue to create as many additional styles as you would like in your layout. If you would like to apply a style to multiple objects or modify a style slightly between two objects, your previous styles will be available in the Styles list on the Style tab of the Inspector.

    Once you have made all of the changes you would like, you have the option of creating a new theme or saving the changes to the current theme.

Contact us