Gas
Gas 1.1.5
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Gas tracks the mileage, gallons of gas, types of miles (highway, city, etc) and the type of gas used for those miles. Then, a summary is provided to give an overview of your cars gas usage under all situations. Learn how your automobile guzzles gas, get Gas now.
What's New
Version 1.1.5:
  • Fixes for 10.2.4
  • Support for Price/Distance
  • Ability to Change Fuel Types
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2005
Crashes upon launch in Mac OS X 10.4.2 Tiger.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jan 2005
One thing that I would like to see changed is instead of miles, make it the odometer reading.

Then the application can compute the miles off of that.

It will make it closer to the old books that our parents and grandparents used to carry in the cars and fill out at every fill up.
[Version 1.1.1]

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burypromote
Anonymous commented on 30 Jan 2005
"Parents and grandparents"!? I do it now :-)

Actually, I use Excel. Watching the mpg average over the last five tanks of fuel gradually creeping up is a joy to behold, I'll tell you...

If this ever supports liters, Imperial gallons (instead of those baby US gallons), and kilometers, it might appeal to a wider audience of people who *really* have to watch how much they spend at the pump. $2 for 3,8l? Peanuts!
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jan 2005
Not bad as a first cut, and metric support is almost there (just allow us to change the date format, okay? - dd/mm/yy is more prevalent than you might think, and more logical for many).

I'd like to be able to edit the 'gas' type - here is Australia, it is possible to buy gas (LPG), petrol (regular, and premium) and diesel.

Either offer more or editable options and it'll be sweet. Not so sure about 'fillups' - how about 'refill' or even 'fill-up(s)'.

Also, the metric statement in the foot of the pane doesn't fit the default window - and should really wrap as does the nifty table cells (though they get truncated, too, if you make it small).

Minor detail: headings don't align with table cells...

For the price, though - excellent!
[Version 1.1.1]

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burypromote
Anonymous commented on 21 Jul 2005
I agree with Ivanovitch:
It should be the odometer reading that users enter--that way, we can let the computer do the calculating rather than us fallible humans.
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 30 Oct 2005
dd/mm/yy isn't all that more logical, it's just a convention you are used to, as are the folks who use mm/dd/yy.

logical is yyyy/mm/dd as that is sortable. there is no logic behind having a day or month first. you use the largest factor first with numbers for instance we say "5 and 1/3 meters" not "1/3 and 5 meters."

but you are right, there should be the option to choose any (illogical) date format. also you are right with odemeter thing.
burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jan 2005
you ought to add support for cost per gallon, cost per mile, etc
[Version 1.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jan 2005
I to agree that the "Phone Home" feature needs to be removed. The app isn't that complicated and should not need it. Other than that it does what is says and it is helpful to some of us. But I will not use it till it gets FIXED ie no phone home.

Please FIX
[Version 1.0]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jan 2005
The "Phone Home" thing is Gas checking for an update. In the next version I will include preferences and one of them will be the ability to turn off checking for updates.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jan 2005
hmmm...yes...Gas called 63.247.135.50 upon boot, but no error when I first booted it with my network cable pulled out.

Checking my log it appears Gas is harmlessly looking for an update, but I'm not expert enough to be sure. I have nothing against apps phoning home for a newer version but it is a little creepy that there's nothing in the app that discloses this network behavior. Until this behavior is documented I will not be using it as don't need it that bad.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jan 2005
I had Gas, but I took something for it.

Ba-dum-bum *rimshot*
[Version 1.0]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jan 2005
I was going to download until I read that this app phones home... Makes me nervous.
[Version 1.0]


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Wanderer commented on 26 Jan 2005
Great idea, I love it.

Now could we have a preference (for the rest of the world) for Kilometres and Litres?
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:4,905
Version Downloads:2,806
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:30 Oct 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Gas tracks the mileage, gallons of gas, types of miles (highway, city, etc) and the type of gas used for those miles. Then, a summary is provided to give an overview of your cars gas usage under all situations. Learn how your automobile guzzles gas, get Gas now.


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