Studiometry
Studiometry
15.0.6

3.8

Studiometry free download for Mac

Studiometry15.0.6

26 August 2020

Keep track of every aspect of your clients, projects, and invoices.

Overview

Studiometry can store information about clients, contacts, projects, to-dos, payments, timers, invoices, reports, employees, and more.

It features networking, multiple employee support (with permissions and hour tracking), simultaneous search of all data, multiple currencies (with automatic exchange-rate updating), multiple contacts per client, project and client statuses and categories, modifiable taxes, and many more features.

Download is a 30-day trial. Pricing is for a single-user pack. Multiple-user packs start at $925 for 5 users.

What's new in Studiometry

Version 15.0.6:
  • Fixed issue with repeating items sometimes appearing on incorrect dates in week/day view
  • More updates to try to get macOS Catalina to play nicely with system integrations and AppleScript
  • Other small bug fixes and improvements

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73 Reviews of Studiometry

Tim27
20 November 2017
Version: 14.0.1

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Interesting that this software is still around. The number of comments here has been 0 for the last few years, so I imagine the number of users is going down instead of up. Makes sense, as this software is fairly expensive compared to other better solutions (Redbooth, etc). The UI also still looks dated. And you have to sign up for their cloud service to do any kind of syncing.
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Tim27
20 November 2017
Version: 14.0.1
Interesting that this software is still around. The number of comments here has been 0 for the last few years, so I imagine the number of users is going down instead of up. Makes sense, as this software is fairly expensive compared to other better solutions (Redbooth, etc). The UI also still looks dated. And you have to sign up for their cloud service to do any kind of syncing.
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Mar6473
12 April 2014
Version: 11.1.2
I wonder why it hasn't been updated for retina displays. It looks pretty bad.
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Mextex
31 January 2014
Version: 11.1
Just installed the Trial version and it look great. Unfortunately it is limited the US, as the currency used is only $. No chance to change it to €. The app I need is already on my mac but I can't use it...so frustrating. Hope the developer will add other currencies soon.....
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4.5
volcanic
10 October 2012
Version: 10.0
To sum it up, value for money, a solid range of features and sweet options to make those reports and invoices the best damn looking bills anyone will ever see! Way back in 2006 I chose Studiometry to run the small ad agency I was in charge of. I looked at a few competitors others I knew were using, but the annual running costs were just unjustifiable. The initial outlay for Studiometry is solid value, and the upgrades down the track are super affordable, but having said that if you don't want to upgrade and skip a version, it all works just fine until you do decide to. We needed a project management and estimate/invoicing solution and I found the trial of Studiometry to be a breeze, and within a short time I had purchased a copy for the staff at the agency. Each version upgrade since then has been a big leap. 6 years later I still highly recommend this software to freelancers and small studios and agencies alike. The customer support is brilliant (I have had some queries answered literally in minutes!) but otherwise the ticketing feedback process is easy to use. Another thing I love about this is you can also make feature requests and work with the developers in improvements for all users.
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twigfig
10 October 2012
Version: 10.0
We've been using Studiometry for a solid year now; just updated to v10. We have a small graphic design studio in which 3 of us need to communicate clearly with one another at every stage of the way, both financially, in job tracking/status and with updates/details of the job. When searching for a project management software I was overwhelmed by the choice out there. Most were either crazy costly and required we purchase an ongoing online webservice (with ongoing monthly fees), or they were intended for huge software production companies with all sorts of features that did not apply to us. (Not that you couldn't use Studiometry for such complex teams.) Setting up our business in Studiometry, like any in-depth application, took a little while to get used to. But we weren't looking for a dumbed down solution aimed at the LCD (lowest common denominator) user, we wanted something that would grow with our learning curve, being as complex as we needed it to be. That Studiometry delivered on. Setting up the project management was a bit tricky for us. But in our case, there was a factor that must be considered in our learning curve (and anyone's assessment). We, as a team, weren't versed in working with a project management software. If we had come to the program with the foundation of flow charts, gantt world and such we would have sailed through our initial setup pains. But this was our own lacking, not Studiometry. Basically, we depend 100% on running our business through Studiometry now. It runs excellent reports--so much so that we can extract and review exactly the info that we wish to extract. We can check our profitability, our current job statuses, how much we've earned, how much is owed to us, etc, etc. We've become a smarter business because of Studiometry and I would recommend it in a heartbeat. Any lackings that we've found have only been within ourselves, not the program! It's overflowing with as many features as you'd ever need. Just take the time to learn the basics, both of the program and your own skills as a business person. The price is easily a fraction of what the ongoing web based PM run and if you set it up with a server you can get the same anywhere-anytime accessibility. The phone/itouch app is great, too. As a graphic designer I'd like to see a sexier interface, but it's not atrocious by any means. And I'll take substance over flash any day.
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Next-Wave
19 September 2012
Version: 10.0
With every new version- Studiometry keeps getting more useful. We've seen requests for changes integrated into the program- and finally- quickbooks integration. We've recently been growing and have had to train new employees how to use it- and have been surprised at how quickly they picked it up. The program has also become super stable- and even synching issues seem to be a thing of the past. If it wasn't for Studiometry- we'd never have been able to grow and manage as many projects as we have in house now.
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0.5
Tony2u
02 February 2012
Version: 9.0.4
Studiometry is feature rich but customer support was minus zero. I was ready to plop $4,000 for the server edition. But when we had major issues with it we got a response ten days later. I am running a business. I cannot wait that long for support. I would rather pay 10-20k to have a web based CRM solution written for my company.
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4.5
Next-Wave
21 September 2011
Version: 9.0.1
We've been users since version 1 or 2 (it's been a long time). Since version 8 shipped, we've had almost zero problems- plus, it keeps getting better. The latest upgrade really starts to make this software invaluable- the ability to integrate with Apple Mail has us moving away from Thunderbird- and makes Studiometry into a CRM system. Yes, the price has gone up over the years- but, I can say that if it weren't for Studiometry, we'd probably not be in business still- it's an invaluable tool for any business that works on a project basis and has to manage many clients all at once. We're still learning the feature set in 9.0.1, but it's a really great revision. The only reason I don't rate it a 5.0 is that the interface is getting pretty busy- with all the features added, some things aren't as intuitive as they could be.
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ratz2
16 September 2011
Version: 9.0
Awesome application! If you are running a Graphic Design Studio, Photography, Web Design Studio, Freelancer or really most any business this software is Awesome for project/client tracking and planning! Also for invoicing and keeping track of everything including files.
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4.5
C42D
14 September 2011
Version: 9.0
This program pays for itself if you run a real business. I have multiple employees and we work both in the office and at home sometimes. The ability to track hours any time, any place is crucial to running a profitable design studio. Its so easy to keep track of open jobs and expanses with this program. I really only use it for time tracking because I use quickbooks for invoicing, but I am sure it is solid in that respect too. Unlike some other reviews I am not crazy about their tech support. I have had several tickets go unanswered, and I was shocked to see how outdated the manual was when I bought version 8 (the manual was referring to version 5 in some spots). I did, however get answers in the forums and a few tickets I opened did get replies. Overall the minor issues I had with support do not outweigh the incredible value of this. If you're complaining about the cost then you are not making enough money and you should reconsider your business plan. Suggesting base camp or any other free solution is a replacement is laughable. It costs money for a reason, it works. Do yourself a favor and get this program, you won't regret it.
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counterform
09 September 2011
Version: 9.0
I own a small design firm and have been using Studiometry since version 4. It has been a solid program for us with a variety of features unmatched by any competitor that we've come across. Additionally, the Studiometry sales team has been accommodating and helpful as we have had questions and support issues. I have recommended Studiometry to other colleagues and will continue to in the future.
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Moxiesozo
06 September 2011
Version: 9.0
Holy Sh!t -- that's a HUGE list of changes, fixes, and additions. Hopefully no new bugs introduced...
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Londonskater
08 July 2011
Version: 8.2
I've been using this software a long, long time. Likes: 1. it allows me to track projects and invoice my clients. 2. Server syncing. 3. Templates for invoices. Dislikes: 1. the UI. It's Difficult to understand. Rubbish. 2. Overcomplicated. Too many features all on screen at the same time. 3. Expensive. 4. Hard to use. UI not withstanding, some things, like template design, are difficult to work with. 5. No copy-paste of items, such as work items. When you have a lot to create, right-clicking -> move mouse -> Duplicate is tedious. In short, buy only if, after an EXHAUSTIVE search, nothing else suits your needs. This could have been brilliant, this program, but it does too much, and none of it really well.
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aedieno
19 April 2011
Version: 8.2
We tried it with bad results... Studiometry boast stability across platforms (mac and pc), but has many limitations. The set up is long an tedious and did not work for the business. WATCH OUT FOR THE REFUND POLICY... The set up and testing coupled with only support ticket q&a took us outside of the refund policy; ouch! Definitely check out Daylite, FreeAgent or Freshbooks first...
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prLab
07 September 2010
Version: 8.0
Yeah, right. As if a "humble freelancer" can afford $200.
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Ericsackett
31 July 2009
Version: 6.1.91
I've used Studiometry for a long time now, and there really aren't many products that can compete with the features it has. And with each new version the developer has added new, useful features. The cost is very reasonable for anyone using this to run a real business.
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Tim27
01 July 2009
Version: 6.1.9
$220 now!!? The price keeps going up it seems. Better off supporting an online solution like Basecamp.
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Zoonini
08 June 2009
Version: 6.1.8
I've been a devoted Studiometry user since 2005. Before Studiometry, billing clients was a tedious task I would put off doing for as long as possible. Switching to Studiometry made it incredibly easy to track how much time I'm spending on each project, and makes invoicing for that project a snap. It handles complex Canadian tax scenarios with ease and generates professional-looking invoices. Studiometry has run smoothly and without issues for four years. When I recently ran into a problem when upgrading, Orange Software's customer support was exemplary. I received a response to my ticket promptly, and a full resolution to my problem in less than one business day, with personal service by phone and email. I would not hesitate to recommend Studiometry to anyone looking for a full-featured desktop time-tracking and invoicing program.
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Andrew-Ross
10 April 2009
Version: 6.1.3
Studiometry provides a very solid platform for freelancers/small business's who need a simple trouble free method of doing book-keeping and a way of tracking their related projects with ease, as a real bonus; it is very adaptable to your personal business needs, even as my work flow changed, Studiometry managed to adapt with ease and small changes. This is why I have been using Studiometry over many years in my overall work flow. SUPPORT The guys at Oranged.net offer a really incredible support service, they provide a very often immediate response, it's truly second to none service and this has got to be a real benefit for any small businesses or freelancer. as an example, I was having some problems with freezing and speed when when I used Studiometry, on contacting Oranged.net, they went straight into solving the root of the problem and offering an immediate solution and then spending the next few weeks to taking the issue seriously and actually solving it properly in this update 6.1.3. while all the time keeping me informed on their progress and testing my files before the new release. PERSONAL NEEDS What I like is that I can keep a very tailor made system to track and bill clients with minimal problems, prior software I used to generally would always require a lot more time for me to fit in with their software framework rather than understanding what my needs are, this really allows me to concentrate on my core work of my business and not just being consumed with daunting book-keeping that seems to be a job in itself! WORLDWIDE FLEXIBILITY Also I should add; I work with different clients across different regions, also working out of different countries during the year, which at times can be quite complex with tracking payments and project times etc, but this software has to be one of the few that can cope with what I need on a daily basis, e.g. dealing with different tax regimes, currency conversions, mixed payments currencies and ultimately keeping it logged in iCal for me, very convenient. q.v. Also by adding "Accounted" software that Oranged.net provide, you have a great back-end to how your business ultimately adds up. Highly recommended for the humble freelancer who needs to keep it simple and adaptable to your changing business needs, probably not recommended for accountants who make their money out of complexity of your book keeping! -A
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Adamaflynn
16 February 2009
Version: 6.1
I've been using Studiometry for a couple months now and it's been excellent for my needs. Makes tracking work and invoicing a LOT easier than it was with my old accounting software. It lets me track everything that I need to track for my development business (invoices, expenses, vendors, etc) for taxes and such, but simplifies out a lot of the accounting details that just burned time. The company itself is great as well. I recently needed a way to export data from the program in a certain way to prepare a tax report that I couldn't seem to do easily with the existing features. A few days later they replied to my ticket and told me they built the feature for me and it'll ship early the next week. I'm extremely satisfied by the support I've gotten from them (much, MUCH better than my last accounting package, where you get a support rep from India just trying to get you off the phone). I'd STRONGLY recommend this product!
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Sean-Drake
23 October 2008
Version: 6.0.4
I used this application since it first came out and i believe the price was 40.00. it was always slow, and where as it got a little better over time, however the price went up as well. ITs a very heavy application on your system. I feel its a bit outdated with the technology going on and the use of web apps though. I tried basecamp in tandem with freshbooks and its great as people can log in to projects from anywhere with web browser and the accounting with fresh books is great too. no i don't work for them. sean creativemafia.com
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Stefano-Cecere
12 October 2008
Version: 6.0.3
i used Studiometry 4.0.. it was the one that had the basic features i needed... but it was too buggy and UI wasn't very good... i didn't upgrade to 5 since it didn't fix any of the basic things i needed, while i moved to Billings+Filemaker. i'm not totally satisfied with them, so i keep coming back to studiometry.. tried 6.0 but i still found many bugs and UI headaches!!! (yes i noticed the vertical price bumb.. but it would not be a problem since i use it for work...) my conclusion: OS X still misses a good integrated time tracker/invoincing/project manager for freelancers/small companies it is strange, isn't it?
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Espiridion
09 October 2008
Version: 6.0.2
Regarding price, it wasn't as bad when it first appeared. Interestingly, version 6's price is 6 times as much as the first version. :) Version Price Increase 1 39.99 NA 1.1 54.99 37.51% 2 69.99 27.28% 2.1 79.95 14.23% 3 99.95 25.02% 3.1 129.95 30.02% 3.2 149.95 15.39% 4 169.95 13.34% 4.1 189.95 11.77% 5 209.95 10.53% 5.1 219.95 4.76% 6 239.95 9.09% Of course, these are prices for new customers. Upgrades are another story. From what I remember, a great alternative back then was Studio Boss. Unfortunately it seems it hasn't been updated since 2005. I ended up using Activity & Expense Tracker Plus for a few years. The interface is a bit ugly, but worked fine for my needs years ago. $240 is not that much from an organizational perspective, but still this is not a program that I would consider buying. It does have some nice 5-star reviews from people who had never posted any reviews ;)
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Xplicit
22 September 2008
Version: 6.0.1
Way overpriced.
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Robl
16 September 2008
Version: 6.0.1
Studiometry has been in use in my office since v1.2.3 when I had a one person setup. We've now got five clients and one server and we've just upgraded to a site license. The reason we upgraded to the site license was two fold - 1. We were having problems with what seems to have been serial number conflicts that meant one of the clients wouldn't open without saying it was a trial version. 2. Because of the time of these issues and what was an upcoming release of v6 we could upgrade to the site license in v5 and get a free upgrade to 6 when released. Back to point #1: Over the years I have experienced problems of varying degrees, some of which have been mentioned in other comments here, but at every stage of the way I have found the developers to be very responsive and determined to resolve any issues I've had. Simply open a support ticket and they get to work on it pretty fast. Worst case scenario its taken them 24 hours to respond with a solution best case scenario they have gone back and over several times in a day to help trouble shoot with me. I would have to give the development top marks for their efforts on the support end of things. As I mentioned in point #2 I ran into difficulty with Studiometry 5 and I thought it was going to be the end of my studio using it to manage out information, there is a lot of it and I wasn't looking forward to changing program! Nick from the development team worked with me through their support system to try and find a solution for the problem I was having. This first became a serious issue for us on 6th June and he continued to work on this until 8th September when I upgraded to v6. This might seem like a long time to try and solve a problem but I took a holiday in the middle of it and when I came back there were several responses from Nick waiting for me, plus I like this program and didn't want to give up on it. Ultimately I decided to upgrade to a site license becasue of the serial number issue at v6 pre-release which meant I got a site licence for v5 that when v6 was released was upgraded for free. This was the best thing I could have done. Let me say that again "This was the best thing I could have done". Studiometry 6 is heads and shoulders above previous versions of the program. The initial loading takes a bit longer than usual but this is because it is converting it to work with its new database structure. From then on it opens in 10 - 15 seconds in my experience on several different macs in the office. More importantly (ask my staff) it closes at speeds Usain Bolt would be proud off, so they get to go home without having to wait and see if it closes before the go out the door shaving several minutes of the world record time for leaving the office at the end of the day, in fact several personal best have also been broken since the upgrade - there is talk of random drug testing but I think its just an improvement in technology thats the difference. ;) If you haven't done it upgrade to version 6 - I'm not getting anything for saying this - but the positives (speed, improved features, etc.) far out weighs the negative (price, which isn't bad compared to what's out there). Some other things: Invoicing: Take a bit of time to understand how to set these up and it will be a better investment than any bank or stock (even in better times). It is incredible powerful so read/watch tutorials, create and test some yourself and find the solution that works for you. This programs flexibility is one of its greatest strengths but it is also one of it biggest hills to climb when it comes to the learning curve… keep trying and don't forget their support team. As somebody mentioned earlier take the time to figure out how your current workflow operates and set Studiometry up to work with you set up. A little bit of time here will bring its own rewards later. I've been using this for some years now and I'm still learning, but I see that as a positive. For anybody thinking about trying this out I would really recommend it. 5/5
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Igoraz
13 September 2008
Version: 6.0.1
Studiometry has been a part of my design practice work flow since version 4. I have used it primarily to keep a database of clients, projects and invoicing. The software has been easy to set up, with the only exception of invoice and report templates that took some getting used to. The software has improved over time quite a bit, and the follow through on getting new features and resolving bugs has been very good, especially in the past few months. With version 6 estimating is becoming a viable part of the software for me, with the added ability to create itemized and highly detailed estimates. I would highly recommend this software for freelancers, one person studios and professionals in creative fields. The price point is excellent - compare $219 price tag with PrintSmith at a few thousand dollars. Additional seats do seem expensive, compared to the cost of initial license, but still very doable. A few tips: Overall: Write out your work flow before setting up the software. Run a few projects in your mind and follow each step to see how the software may be of assistance or use during those steps. Read help, watch tutorial videos. Really. There are a lot of features in the software, and it is one that is the backbone of the practice - so knowing obscure features could help a lot. Make additional backups of your data files, template files to a CD or removable drive. Invoice/Estimate templates: Create your invoice/estimate first in a desktop publishing software to know all the things you need to include and understand the flow of it. Print out a list of variables to have it handy when you are editing in visual template editor. It helps a lot especially when you are mixing text and variables. Make backups of your templates you're about to edit through export feature in the visual template editor Debt/Credit Categories: Very useful when you have different rates for different clients, discounts, common expenses, etc - those are set up in Preferences in Categories. Tech. Support/Bug resolution Contact the developers - post bugs and questions on the support system - no other way they'll get resolved. I've used Studiometry support about 5 times in past few years, always to find resolution and quick answers. Personal wish list: InDesign plugin that would allow creation of nicely laid out and typeset documents with data from the program. Trade/Barter billing setting would be wonderful, a lot of accounts that I have employ partial trade or barter and would be good to see which vendors you have credit with at a glance. A more evolved system of discounts - percentages, automatically applied, etc.
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Stormchild
09 September 2008
Version: 6.0
Holy massive price jump, Batman. You guys want $240 for this now? Good luck!
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Dereklerner
20 January 2008
Version: 5.0.7
Studiometry v. 5.0.7 Address Book syncing not functioning correctly. MAC OSX 10.5.1 Address Book syncing and Studiometry v. 5.0.7 does not seem to be communicating with Address Book correctly. Address 1:, Address2:, City, State/Prov:, ZIP, & Country are not showing up for contacts in Address Book and these fields are not pulled into Studiometry. If a contact is an associated contact to a Client there seems to not be a way to enter in or view this associated contacts Company name within Studiometry. (1/20/2008, Version: 5.0.7)
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Sonjay
03 December 2007
Version: 5.0.5
This program allows me to track my billing and generate invoices faster and easier than any other program I've tried. But its comprehensive feature set makes it difficult to learn. I was disappointed when Oranged.net shut down their user forums a while back. There's a new Studiometry Forum for user--to-user support at http://www.studiometryforum.com
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Nergize
31 July 2007
Version: 4.1.5
We've used studiometry for the past 6 or so months in our studio and it is constantly a headache. If you want to use it in a shared environment, forget it. We have one copy set up on one computer (that only runs this program) as the server, and all of the employees connect to it. About 1/2 the time when we try to connect, it fails and usually can only start working again if we reboot the machine. Don't even bother with the built-in calendar. It's worthless. And despite what the site says, it won't sync with ical. Well, not usefully at least. The price is ridiculous! $190 for something this difficult to use? If you're in a studio setting, the price get's crazy. For 6 people it was over $800. And you're lucky to get a response if you email the developer.
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Osku-Inc-
08 May 2007
Version: 4.1.3
I disagree with many of the complaints outlined in this group. I have been using Studiometry with my design business for about a year and find it has all the tools I need to track projects and bill my clients appropriately. In fact it has more features than I need, and it's good to know they are there incase the need arises. I have had no stability problems, it runs just fine. The invoices can be a little intimidating to custom create from scratch but that flexibility is fantastic when you want a look specific to your corporate image. The fact that you can create a template inside the software or through Illustrator and InDesign makes it a very usable and flexible tool. I send most of my invoices as PDF by email and it does a perfect job every time. It also reminds me nicely when client bills are overdue. It is a big tool to learn and I suspect that the majority of the complaints are due to people not reading the documentation fully, and with performance issues their equipment maybe poorly configured and maintained to begin with. I look forward to enhanced and improved versions of the software.
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EpicMonkey
12 March 2007
Version: 4.1.1
We really love this program and it get our daily work done. We use one mac as a server, and use 3 macs and 1 pc as clients. Never had any problem or data lost. This program is also great for European companies because of the tax/vat possibilities this program has. We use it as/for: - a project manager database; - as a crm; - printing invoices; - timekeeper. Though the program is sometimes a bid hard to get used to, you can customize endlessly, after a while you can't live without it (and that is scary ;-)) Sorry for my cr@p English.
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Jonlink
20 February 2007
Version: 4.1.1
I tried this and a lot of other applications like it out. If Studiometry was designed to crash a lot, then it is designed very well. But since it probably isn't, I'd say it isn't designed very well. It looks kind of pretty, but the invoices suck dirt. In my research I have also never seen anything but complaints about support, even when people find bugs (heck, just look at the reviews here). It is also tough to get the informaiton you put in out, if you'd like to switch applications... which, in my experience, you will (thank goodness I didn't put too much into while testing). For the price I'd want no crashes and excellent support. I've been testing Billings and its invoice system is great, it hasn't crashed once, is easy on the eyes, does what I need, and has a much more reasonable price.
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Pixelmac
18 January 2007
Version: 4.0.3
Studiometry is great for one single user, and it does have many interface issues to be solved. I like it very much, but I am about to move to FileMaker Pro instead. FileMaker has many ready made tools that does what Studiometry do, but much better. Also, with FileMaker you can add your own features in a snap, and it is very fast. FileMaker is king as wlways !
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Danilod
25 November 2006
Version: 4.0.2
I've been hearing good comments about this application and it appeared to me as a great solution to quickly organize a small team. So i decided to give it a try. Yesterday, I installed version 4.1 in two Windows Pcs (not yet in my mac), one of them as a server. I suppose time goes by really fast as the the "30 day free trial" lasted only 50 minutes in my client PC. I posted a new ticket right after that. I'll let you know if I get any reply from the developers. If I get this solved, I will keep on testing the application during the trial period. However, i have a major concern that may prevent me from finally buying the product: Have anybody tried this software on a team of more than 8 members, i mean 8 client intallations (not all of them in a local network)? I read a comment saying that Studiometry can gets too slow when you make it grow. Thanks.
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Aqtinc
16 October 2006
Version: 4.0.2
I've been a Studiometry user for more than 2 years now, and have been very pleased with the product. It's worked very well for us, and while I've never had a support issue, the software has run well and has been continually updated with what I consider to be a sterling record... ...until now DON'T USE THE 4.0.2 UPDATE It will not recognize your prefs or backup data and will continually loop you through a 'data corrupted' error message asking you to restore from backup. If you quit the app, then your data will be lost and while the backup files are present, you can't load them. If you force quit out of the app, you will lose you license data. Thank God I kept a complete backup of the users/.../Library/Application Support/Studiometry folder and the .dmg file for version 4.0.1. I was able to recover everything. Version 4 is a dog running on Rosetta, but version 4.0.1 does work albeit slowly. AGAIN, DON'T USE THE 4.0.2 UPDATE -- at least not before backing up your old version of the app, it's support files, and your Studiomtery data folder.
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Mjdth
08 October 2006
Version: 4.0.1
We are now offering additional support for users requiring more than just the free online support. We still offer the unlimited free online support via email and our support ticket site. It's simply another option for users who require more support options.
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Tim27
08 October 2006
Version: 4.0.1
So, let me get this straight... Oranged Software is basically a shareware sfotware company, like it or not. You are not Adobe. You only make one software application. You are charging $170 for this software. That is fine, it may be worth it to some people. Though, as far as I can tell, you have not improved the invoicing features to make them easier to use. However, you are now CHARGING for paid tech support options? This is crazy. By all the flak you have received on this site alone for your support, you should realize that this isn't a good idea. Plus, the support options are EXPENSIVE! A single incident is $30. Give me a break. I recommend people interested in this software take a serious look at Filemaker Pro. You would be better off investing your money and time on software that has multiple uses such as Filemaker than a one trick pony like Studiometry.
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Bumbleb
30 September 2006
Version: 4.0
The new version for sure has some additions, but I would not call it a complete overhaul of the interface. The reason I'm not upgrading to version 4.x right away is: 1. Support - whatever Tom (the developer) says now, I don't find any comfort in all the previous unanswered communication. It is crucial, and unforgivable, considering the extensive period it's been a problem for many people, including paying customers like me. 2. Studiometry is built with RealBasic. Studiometry is therefore not a native cocoa Universal Binary. What it means to me is for example: 2a. An app like Afloat that makes it possible to make selected windows of cocoa apps transparent simply does not work with Studiometry. Why? It is not cocoa. Cocoa is the de facto norm for sexy, well-integrated Mac OS X apps. 2b. Studiometry is still a native PPC app, and some people complain it is not very stable under Rosetta on Intel. 2c. I like a unified interface and have therefore installed UNO, which makes Finder, and practically ANY OTHER APP look gorgeous (no more brushed metal) well, apart from Studiometry. The single only application where the icons are not properly alpha-masked and therefore look now look like poor pre-millenium gif images. And various other display annoyances. Of course UNO is a third-party product but nevertheless; SM is the ONLY app I've seen have such trouble with UNO. 3. The upgrade from 3.2 to 4.0 is NOT a major update. Yes it adds some stability (wauw?) and bit of this and that - but the interface is still cumbersome, it still has known bugs and annoyances, and an old school interface. So, the bottom line: Studiometry is not modern. I want Cocoa, proper system integration, Universal Binary, AND a blog on the Studiometry website, so I can see what the developer is up to, and comment on his posts, and get replies. I am sorry to write all this so openly, but I've been a Studiometry follower since version 1.x - and recommending it widely, but no more.
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Frequency
21 September 2006
Version: 4.0
As a potential new customer I have to admit I am slightly worried by the comments on the lack of technical support from this company. Studiometry looks like a great product but as somebody already mentioned trusting an unsupported application with business critical information is not a good idea. I had a look at the support section of oranged.net and found that a lot of the articles in the knowledgebase linked to non-existent or removed posts on the messageboard. I'm looking to trade up from a much simpler app called iRatchet for the additional functionality that Studiometry provides. iRatchet is a great little app and well supported by another one-man development team.
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Deadesq
19 September 2006
Version: 4.0
While I am pleased that Tom has posted here regarding the issues with the support system, it is the first I have heard from him in six months. I have left repeated messages, not only in the trouble ticket system, but direct emails to Tom. At one point, Tom was the most responsive developer I had ever seen. Then one day: nothing. I plan on staying with my current version of Studiometry, which although has some minor issues, is the most complete substitute we've found for Timeslips. When I am more comfortable that Tom and his company are in it for the long haul, I'll be happy to send more money for the updates. Not today, though.
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Mjdth
12 September 2006
Version: 4.0
Regarding users' issues with the support: We've been in the process of completely revamping our support system and add to our online support system as well as adding completely new paid-for premium support plans. During this transition, there may have been a few support tickets lost or left without a response, and we apologize for this. We now have completed the transition and are back to our usual support. Kind Regards, Tom Iwaniec
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timstringer
11 September 2006
Version: 3.2.3
I've been using Studiometry since version 1. It's proved to be a capable solution and I've posted several positive reviews of the product. However, I'm withdrawing my recommendation of this product as, from my perspective, Oranged.net's customer and technical support is virtually non-existent. I have opened a few ticket over the past six months and none of these issues have been resolved. I'm not comfortable using an unsupported product for such a critical aspect of my company's operation and am curently seeking out alternatives. Until Oranged.net shows a greater commitment to their customers I recommend against using their products.
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Christoph3
29 August 2006
Version: 3.2.3
Seems unstable on Intel. Anyone have success? Within 5 mintues crashed twice and lost data.
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Olipower
03 August 2006
Version: 3.2.3
Like the comment below, I also have the feeling Studiometry is a good, versatile application. I wrote support a ticket like 2 months ago, and it was answered swiftly. I then had a follow-up question, because the first reply did not solve my problem. That question was never answered. The ticket is still open. I then, 14 days later, posted again, asking why my question had not been replied to. No answer. A few weeks after that, I submitted a new ticket, and referred to the first one. No answer yet - and that is like a week ago. But Studiometry is a versatile app, and useful for my company. I've been a registered user since version 1.x ... That said, as can be seen from the above - Studiometry also has bugs and idiosyncratic behaviors. Now that version 4 is on the way, I feel a lot like not upgrading again.Stuidometry support is really bad. Always has been.
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Scud
16 April 2006
Version: 3.2.3
Although I consider Studiometry quite satisfactory for a small company like mine, I must comment on their support system. I have created a ticket with the oranged helpdesk one month ago regarding the XML output and I still haven't heard one word from them. Not even an automated reply. The issue is that although it seems to accept non-latin characters for the description etc, and produces excellent HTML previews and files, when it comes to XML or plain text output, the non-latin characters are substituted by questionmarks. I really like its capabilities and its interface, it's very straight forward and it also comes in a Windows version which is crucial to my case. But, unless I can have an XML output which supports non-Latin characters, I must consider other alternatives.
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3.5
Tim27
25 January 2006
Version: 3.2
This a very good software. However, after reviewing the demo I was unable to get the invoicing to work properly and it was very difficult to firgure out. I ended up creating my own solution in FileMaker. Which goes to show that if I can do that and not be able to figure out the invoicing, there is something that needs to be remedied in the software's usability. The rest of the program is very good and has many features that others don't.
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4.25
Olipower
30 November 2005
Version: 3.1.1
Having used Studiometry since it's initial 1.0 release, and faithfully upgraded from there to 3.0, I can say Studiometry has improved vastly, and often I've been wondering wherefrom Tom (the developer) gets the energy to develop, support and even comment on the blah blah and complains here and there. I have followed Studiometry from being a flaky, newborn 1.x to the better 2.x to the powerful and indeed nice 3.x. Studiometry is the most complete creative studio / small / medium business solution. Period. I've tried literally ALL of the competing products, but either they lack something or focus a lot on one area, a few examples: Daylite = Customer Relations. Merlin = Project management. Timenet = Lacks features. F.e. client can only contain one contact. iBiz = unstable and confusing as hell despite its apparent simplicity of operation. StudioBoss = Toys'r'us Filemaker DIY kind of solution. But may be good for some. iRatchet = Looks promising, but lacks features. No to-do's, only one contact per client etc.. Studiometry is complete. Has everything I need though. Room for improvement but very good indeed.
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Anonymous
21 November 2005
Version: 3.1.1
To Jeff: The program is no longer considered "shareware." The price is actually $129.99. Studiometry is not some little timer that does invoices, it's a full fledged business/project/client manager. And I've never heard anyone honestly say that the option to try before you buy is a bad thing. You wouldn't buy a new car without test driving it, would you?
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5
Nolavdo
21 November 2005
Version: 3.1.1
Studiometry is truly the best designed OSX software I have ever used. To say Timenet Pro is even comparable is silly. I will be purchasing Studiometry for my recording studio very soon. I love it. So there. I also think $129.99 is a Steal, and NO I do not work for them.
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Anonymous
19 November 2005
Version: 3.1.1
I agree with the comments made about the price, it really is far too steep for shareware, and asking for previously registered users to pay them again for an upgrade is extremely poor. If you want an app that is well supported by an enthusiastic team,have a look at Timenet Pro. It's fast, intuitive, slick, and has all the bells and whistles a small business needs, and for 60 dollars less.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 August 2005
Version: 3.0.4
great package for the price. fits well for our mid-level tracking needs.
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5
Anonymous
18 August 2005
Version: 3.0.4
I love this program. This is a very high quality product from a great company. Their response time is lightning fast, they always have new updates with fixes and additions, and I couldn't be happier with the package. I've been a user since 1.x and every release makes this program even better. I'm a very happy Studiometry-er!
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Anonymous
08 August 2005
Version: 3.0.3
I just found out that I cannot upgrade from version one, but must pay the full version price. I find this somewhat insulting. Most any other software program allows upgraded from many previous versions in the past. I bought it initially to support the development of the software finding it somewhat lacking, but a good start. After looking at this newer version, I thought it might have developed far enough to be used (I use others and their upgrade policy is appropriate). After getting a response to my request about upgrading, I became a little irritated. Why should I invest my resources and pay the full price for a program that appears to not be concerned with it's users, and demonstrates through it's upgrade policies that it will cost me more than others in the future if I do not pay upgrade with every release? Rant aside, I wonder about the logic of this policy. Is there good reason for it? The programs pluses are outweighed by the negatives of it's treatment of users.
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Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 3.0.2
shareware is not supposed to be this expensive. Persuading users to buy it by letting them try it is great, but its going to be alot harder to get them to buy something for 100 bucks..
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4.25
Anonymous
06 March 2005
Version: 2.1.5
I have been using Studiometry ever since I took the major decision to quit my job and change my life. I lead a complicated-to-manage work life of being a photographer and an internet consultant, so my clients have very different requirements and I have very different ways of managing the work. Spending about two months trying as many project/work/time/invoicing management applications as possible, I came to the conclusion that three or four of them were very good, but Studiometry was the best for me. All the work is conducted through one screen and the features list is excellent. The interface is very straightforward and it stays out of your way as it ought to. I bought it, an ex-collegue doing his own thing also bought it and I have had no reason to complain yet. That said, while I recommend it very highly, it is more important to evaluate all the equivalent products as well to discover which you prefer. It's a personal thing. The cost is not an issue when you are running your business from it, and I'm English, which means it works here!
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Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 2.1.3
79,95$...shareware??
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3.5
Anonymous
03 February 2005
Version: 2.1.2
Improving with every new release. Well worth a look...
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Anonymous
28 September 2004
Version: 2.0.8
Customer service is top notch.
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Anonymous
27 July 2004
Version: 2.0.3
This version 2 is soooooooo... slow.... I'll stick with the previous version.
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Vancouveryogi
27 July 2004
Version: 2.0.3
I have been using Studiometry for about eight months to help manage my computer consulting business. I found Version 1 to be a very useful tool, despite several limitations and quirks. I'm happy to say that Version 2 is a significant step forward and that Studiometry has matured into a powerful tool. Key improvements include improved integration with Address Book and iCal, a system-wide Menu Bar menu, workgroup features and the ability to associate multiple contacts with a "Client". There are also numerous improvements to the user interface resulting in a professional and polished product. I have exchanged several e-mails with Tom, Studiometry's developer, and have always found him very responsive to fixing bugs and implementing customer suggestions. The software isn't perfect. For example, creating custom invoice templates relies on a knowledge of HTML, which could limit some users. But, dispite any minor drawbacks or limitations I consider Studiometry to be the best tool in its category for the Macintosh.
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Anonymous
13 June 2004
Version: 1.2.3
Please change the creepy icon. It is freaking me out :(
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Anonymous
21 August 2003
Version: 1.1
I've tried this out and really like where it's going. Finally, someone is developing a truly useful, intuitive invoicing, tracking, etc. app for small biz types like myself. Unfortunately, it still has some issues around not being able to tab through fields properly, and sometimes fields don't properly respond to making text changes. I will buy this is a second once these issues are ironed out. They haven't been fixed in the 1.1 release. Also, what's with the weird icon? It scares me.
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Mjdth
30 July 2003
Version: 1.0
mr mac. thanks, I am aware of this and I am trying to figure out what is going on. Many machines (including mine) it works fine on. But there are a few others that can't load the program. I'll post on here when the problem is fixed. - Tom (the developer)
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Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 1.0
I'd really like to test this application - unfortunately that is not possible because the application will not launch. It just keep shutting down on me. Have tried different machines - same results on all of them.
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4.75
reinhard weixler
24 July 2003
Version: 1.0b9
Now THIS is IT. I have been searching HI and LO for a job/ToDo-List manager and tried them all. From freeware to HIpriceWare. Nothing worked. I thought I had to do it myself but NOW some great developer8s) did it for me. DOWNLOAD , start working and BE HAPPY. (and send them the pre-introduction low price shareware fee!) HALLELUJAH! reinhard in AUSTRIA
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3.75
Anonymous
24 July 2003
Version: 1.0b9
Very nice app and just what the design doctor ordered. I'll have to register it after testing it for another few days.
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Mjdth
21 July 2003
Version: 1.0b7
ahh yes i've managed to reproduce this bug. this will be fixed in the next release, which should be out in the next few days. thank you for the bug report.
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Anonymous
21 July 2003
Version: 1.0b7
Got the same problem here at work: An exception of Class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must shut down. Version 1.0b7, Mac OS 10.2.6, sys language US, timezone Netherlands. I don't know what it could be. It happens even when I immediately go to the timer window and start a new timer (which shows the dummy company).
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5
Anonymous
21 July 2003
Version: 1.0b7
YES! I've been looking for this program... maybe even dreaming about it for like a year now. I tried Studio Boss, didn't really like it. Studiometry blows studio boss out of the water. developer is also VERY fast to respond. We bought two copies, because apparently it's only $40 for the next couple weeks.
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mjdth
20 July 2003
Version: 1.0b6
Martino - I haven't heard of this problem, and can't reproduce it. You may want to try upgrading to the latest version of Mac OS X. If you have, simply try quitting out of Studiometry and relaunching it. Please email me at STsupport@oranged.net. Or visit the forums at http://oranged.iwebland.com/forums/ Tom (the developer)
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Anonymous
20 July 2003
Version: 1.0b6
When I simply start with the demo company, go to timer and press "Start", it crashes with "NH Handler error, must shut down" (something like that), so I really couldn't test it. I would really like to try it, I work in an advertising company, and we need to fill in the times we worked at projects in a PC, which is bothersome. I do these thing at the end of the week and use Sherlock to see what time I spent. (Where did all my hours go?) Also, for us, rates aren't important, those are for the fin. department, is it possible to turn that off, or would it be better to just use a $000 amount?
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5
Anonymous
19 July 2003
Version: 1.0b6
This program is amazing. It's exactly what we needed. I've never seen a developer work so fast. In the past week they've released like 6 new versions, all huge updates. I'm hooked and I already bought. Definitely think it was worth it.
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