New user guide for Jabp4 & JabpLite4

I’ve been feeling guilty that the user guide which is included in the distribution zips hasn’t been updated since 2011. A lot has changed with both programs since that time. So I am working on a new user guide which is available online as a Google Docs document. I’m still tweaking the content but in the meantime you can view the new user guide here. I’ll also put a link in the Downloads section for easy reference.

I hope this new guide is useful, feel free to contact me if anything isn’t clear.

Updated: JabpLite 4.32

Here is the latest update to our personal finance app for Android:

  • New menu option ‘Pending GPay’ to import Google Pay transactions from other devices; useful if you share a debit/credit card with a spouse/partner (uses new GPHelperDB app included in distribution zip)
  • New Preference turns the above option on or off
  • Pending transactions are now stored in encrypted file while waiting to be imported
  • Auto-detect if amounts are entered as decimals, set Preferences accordingly
  • Updated MySpending app for WearOS (imports voice transactions to JabpLite4)
  • Google Pay readme file updated in distribution zip
  • Added instructions on joining beta programme to distribution zip

Updated: Jabp 4.32

Here is the latest update to our personal finance program for Windows, MacOS and Linux:

  • New menu option ‘Pending GPay’ to import Google Pay transactions from other devices; useful if you share a debit/credit card with a spouse/partner (uses new GPHelperDB app included in distribution zip)
  • New Preference turns the above option on or off
  • Pending transactions are now stored in encrypted file while waiting to be imported
  • Auto-detect if amounts are entered as decimals, set Preferences accordingly

Updated: JabpLite 4.31

A minor update for our Android personal finance app:

  • Fixed bug with Process Now function in Standing Order view

Updated: Jabp 4.31

A minor update for our desktop personal finance program:

  • Fixed bug with Process Now function in Standing Order view
  • Improved detection of default Dropbox directory

Updated: JabpLite 4.30

Here’s the changelog for this update to our Android personal finance app:

  • Added graph functions from desktop version into JabpLite4, including Category, Future Balance and Account graphs; accessible from both main menu and extra options menu
  • Added category details screen, sorted by size or alphabetical, total or monthly, accessible from category graph view
  • Added account name in header panel for Future Balance View
  • Improved the wording of Google Pay preference to clarify how to enable GPHelper function
  • Fixed bug which would go to fingerprint check screen when using password after resuming from background

Updated: Jabp 4.30

Here’s the changelog for this update to our desktop personal finance program:

  • Better compatibility with JabpLite4 preferences when exporting data and syncing
  • Improved layout when viewing category details in Graph View
  • Added account name to future balance and account graphs
  • Added Graphs to Extra Options menu
  • Behind the scenes changes to Graph View to enable compatibility with JabpLite4
  • Added account name in header panel for Future Balance View

Updated: JabpLite 4.29

Here is the changelog for this update to our Android personal finance app:

  • New long tap behaviour in Account View: if default action is ‘show menu’ then long tap to ‘show account entries’; if default action is ‘show account entries’ then long tap to ‘show menu’
  • New long tap behaviour in Transaction View: if default action is ‘show menu’ then long tap to ‘reconcile’; if default action is ‘reconcile’ then long tap to ‘show menu’
  • New Preference: set long tap delay to 1 second or 0.5 seconds
  • New Preference: always use phone keypad layout for entering amounts
  • Fixed bug when opening app from GPH notification icon after using Google Pay
  • Fixed bug after opening app from shortcut that could prevent app from restarting

Updated: Jabp 4.29

Here is the changelog for this update to our desktop personal finance program for Windows/Mac/Linux:

  • New long click behaviour in Account View: if default action is ‘show menu’ then long click to ‘show account entries’; if default action is ‘show account entries’ then long click to ‘show menu’
  • New long click behaviour in Transaction View: if default action is ‘show menu’ then long click to ‘reconcile’; if default action is ‘reconcile’ then long click to ‘show menu’
  • New Preference: set long click delay to 1 second or 0.5 seconds
  • Fixed bug where toggle states for Account View and Transaction View were not being saved between sessions
  • Minor changes for compatibility with JabpLite 4.29

Updated: JabpLite 4.28

Here are the latest changes to our Android personal finance app:

  • Long-press on JabpLite4 app icon to access shortcuts for New Transaction, New Trans (Regular), New Split. Also can create separate icons for New Transaction, New Trans (Regular) and New Split by long-pressing individual shortcut.
  • New Preference: enable or disable shortcuts
  • Using Google Pay on Wear OS device no longer requires notification to be tapped to create pending transaction, it is done automatically
  • More accurate timestamp when using Google Pay on phone or watch