Chronicle
Chronicle 5.3.2
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If you pay bills, you need Chronicle. It gives you the peace of mind of never having to worry about whether you paid a bill again.

Even if you use another finance application for general finance, you need Chronicle. One late payment can wreak havoc on your credit score, leading to higher interest rates and denied loans-- in short, completely affecting your financial life.

That's why you need Chronicle. Chronicle will remind you when your bills are due, even when it isn't running. And in just a few minutes a month, you can handle everything related to paying
What's New
Version 5.3.2:

Note: The demo version available for download is 5.3.2. The Mac App Store version is 5.3.1.
  • Re-added the option to display the current balance, due to popular request. Click on the "Expected Balance" text to toggle between the current and expected balance.
  • Fixed a bug where Chronicle might not ask for permission to access calendar on the latest version of OS X (necessary for Calendar reminders).
  • Fixed a bug where the amount due for the current month would include bills due in the same month next year.
  • Fixed a couple minor visual bugs.
Version 5.3.2:

Note: The demo version available for download is 5.3.2. The Mac App Store version is 5.3.1.
  • Re-added the option to display the current balance, due to popular request. Click on the "Expected Balance" text to toggle between the current and expected balance.
  • Fixed a bug where Chronicle might not ask for permission to access calendar on more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later





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Chronicle User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Mhoutman commented on 12 Nov 2013
I seem to download version 5.2.0 (NOT 5.2.1)
[Version 5.2.1]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 12 Nov 2013
Thanks for the heads-up, Mhoutman! However, you'll notice that there's a note in the version changes ("What's New") which states that v.5.2.1 is the version available for *purchase*, not the version available for download.
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Quantumpanda commented on 16 Oct 2013
Is the App Store the only way to get version 5.2.0? I have a licensed copy of the non-App Store version, and no matter whether I download via the link on this page or via MacUpdate Desktop, the zip file contains version 5.1.0. (To add insult to injury, the file that MUD downloads says it's 5.2.0, even though when you unzip it, it's still just 5.1.0.) If I have the app itself check for updates, it says 5.1.0 is the most current version.

If you can get 5.2.0 only from the App Store, and you can't transfer a license from the non-App Store version to the App Store version, this page needs to make that explicitly clear. And shame on the developer for not providing an upgrade path for those of us who prefer to buy our apps directly from developers instead of from the App Store.
[Version 5.2.0]

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Piglet replied on 20 Oct 2013
Based on the reply from the developer, that is correct. The latest version of the non-Mac AppStore version is 5.1.0.

They don't provide the way to transfer the license. In another word, you can't get the feature like iCloud sync from non-Mac AppStore version.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 21 Oct 2013
Hi, Quantumpanda. Regarding the comments about the version of the file downloaded by MacUpdate Desktop, we have tried to make that clear in the note at the beginning of What's New, which says that the demo is v.5.1.0 and the version available for purchase is 5.2.0. We're sorry if that wasn't clear to you.

As for your comment about the listing having failed to indicate that there is no transfer of license from non-MAS to MAS, again we apologize. AFAIK, the MAS doesn't allow transfer of license nor does it recognize ownership of a free-market license for the purpose of upgrade.

We try to provide you as much information as possible, but there is only so much that can be put on a listing page, and the link to the developers' sites are on the link bar for a reason. We're sorry you think that we're failing you.
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Quantumpanda replied on 25 Oct 2013
Thanks for the response, Jess. But I think you're missing my point.

There's a *big* difference between saying, "The version for purchase is 5.2.0," and "You have to repurchase the app to get 5.2.0 if you didn't buy it from the App Store." Under normal circumstances, already having a license for an app eliminates concerns of "demo" vs. "purchase" for what to all appearances is an incremental update. I already have a full license for Chronicle, so when I see an incremental update, my expectation is that my existing license is sufficient.

I'm not blaming MU for the App Store's policies—as I understand it, this happened specifically because Apple is requiring Apps with iCloud features to be available only in the App Store. All the more reason for developers to seriously question the value of using the App Store.

But that's not MU's fault, and I apologize if it sounded like I was blaming MU for the problem. My issue with MU on this is solely the fact that the listing is unclear about the fact that a non-App Store license for 5.1.0 does not allow a user to get or run 5.2.0. Well, that and the fact that MacUpdate Desktop claims to be downloading the updated version when it's really not—which is basically a ramification of the unclear listing.

As for the link to the developer's site, even that site did not, at least as of the date I posted my first comment, make it clear that there was no upgrade path from 5.1.0 to 5.2.0 if your license didn't come from the App Store. So even though I normally verify information by checking the developer's site before posting comments here, that wasn't much help in this case.

The root cause of this problem is Apple's App Store license policies, which either by design or from ignorance eschew compatibility with established shareware licensing and upgrade pricing models. This leads to this kind of frustration when an app transitions from open distribution to the App Store and leaves existing users in the lurch.
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Mikael B replied on 03 Feb 2014
Except for MAS-only features I see no reason a developer couldn't give existing non-MAS users the same other features in a separate update.

Or split the update scheme into two apps, synced on everything except MAS-only features. It's still in the hand of the developer.
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Piglet reviewed on 01 Oct 2013
I bought this application two months ago via the developer website. Now they release the version 5.2.0 with iCould support. However, you won't be able to get this feature if you don't buy from Mac AppStore.

The Mac AppStore version is currently sell for $9.99. I love the iCould sync feature and I've been waiting for it. Even though I love this application, paying another $9.99 for this feature doesn't make sense to me. I wouldn't buy this application from the developer website if I would know about this. Really disappointed.
[Version 5.2.0]


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Thombar reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
I have been using this app for approximately 1 month and I absolutely love it. The program does exactly what it says it will do and I highly recommend it to anyone that loses track of the timing on their bill paying. Keeps me right on schedule. If this program keeps working right I will be using it for a long long time!
[Version 5.1.0]


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Ransky reviewed on 26 Jun 2013
Great program. Simplifies bill tracking...once less thing to think about. Nice interface and usability.
[Version 5.1.0]


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Sergesouszero reviewed on 25 Dec 2012
I just bought Chronicle. Great application. One thing that bugs me though, the icons look a little bit outdated (old style). Having the possibility to really customise the icons (putting yourself the logo of the credit card or insurance company, for example) would be very useful. Mike, if you're reading this...
[Version 5.0.2]


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Younkint reviewed on 14 Oct 2012
My comments of 14 Oct 2012 (below, in reply to member WhiteGrey) easily suffice as a review. I wanted to add my "star" rating for this excellent software.
[Version 5.0.1]


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WhiteGrey commented on 13 Sep 2012
You have to add all of your bill amounts every month. Use apple reminder instead. Total waste of money.
[Version 5.0.0]

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Mikeaugustleo replied on 13 Oct 2012
No you don't. You add them once, set the repeat amount (number of days, months, quarters etc.). I find Chronicle useful for providing a clear overview of my bills and setting reminders.
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Younkint replied on 14 Oct 2012
WhiteGrey, your statement regarding having to add bill amounts monthly is completely false and you should retract it.

Further, Apple Reminders is a very weak sister compared to the specific financial functionality that Chronicle encompasses. Even a brief read of the program description would inform anyone that Chronicle is far more than a reminder tool - although it is a very good one, offering much more useability than Apple Reminders.

Far from "...a waste of money," since using Chronicle my family has been able to successfully coordinate bill paying. We needed to be able to synchronize times and amounts across several family members and/or computers. Chronicle easily does this ...and in a manner that even non-financially minded people can quickly master. All our records are now in one place. Trends and anomalies can be easily recognized.

Chronicle has been one of the best purchases we've ever made for our Macs.
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Macolyte reviewed on 23 Aug 2012
Chronicle has changed my life for the better. Cashflow is, increasingly, an unpredictable thing, resulting in fees and/or frantic trips to the bank. Chronicle has changed all that.

The interface is completely intuitive. Input obligations and Chronicle tracks them, flags them, waves them at you from the Menu Bar and/or the Dock. You can assign bills to categories/types and indicate how they're paid. Don't want to be bothered by bills that are paid automatically? There's a choice for that.

Similarly, inputting income sources is a snap. Once done, your entire flowing economic picture is right there for you, and surprises are a thing of the past.

As an added bonus, even bonehead queries to support have been answered virtually instantly - in the middle of a business day.

There is nothing not to love about Chronicle and LittleFin. Great product. Great people.
[Version 5.0.0]


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Dcliev reviewed on 02 May 2012
How Secure is this producy ? and How safe / honest is the company ?

Your're basically, putting all private information into a software program
What is the background of this company?
Do they have any way to access my information over the internet ?

Can I trust LttleFin and Chronicle

Thanks - Dave
[Version 4.1.6]

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Tekn0man replied on 03 May 2012
Hi Dave, while I don't have specific knowledge of the inner workings of this particular program, I can tell you usually it would not "phone home." All data that you put in would reside on your computer, and so it would be safer than e.g. on a website/cloud that has servers vulnerable to hackers.

Somebody from LittleFin should be able to verify, but I am almost certain sensitive information would not be transmitted over the internet. If anything, it should only be anonymous data to help them with bugs and crashes.
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Littlefin Software (developer) replied on 14 May 2012
Hi Dave,

Chronicle doesn't have access to any of your information. It doesn't transmit anything about you or any of your data. :)

Everything is stored locally on your computer.
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ylluminate replied on 22 Aug 2012
If you really want to know if the software is calling home with your private info (and this is for ANY software), go get Little Snitch. He's one of your best friends on OS X when you want to be sure your outbound data is not going to places it shouldn't.
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jmwbowen replied on 09 Sep 2012
+1 for Little Snitch. I've used it for years to watch / monitor programs. It's especially useful for new programs that you are wary of.
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Mhoutman had trouble on 12 Nov 2013
I seem to download version 5.2.0 (NOT 5.2.1)
[Version 5.2.1]


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Shmk had trouble on 05 Jul 2011
All my archives disappeared on updating from 3.5? How do I find them again?
[Version 4.0.1]

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Littlefin Software (developer) replied on 06 Jul 2011
Shmk—check out the section on recovering archived bills in our migration guide: chronicleapp.com/migration.html
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Mr. Big had trouble on 30 Jun 2011
Chronicles 4.0.1 is not importing my 3.5 data when chosen to do so.
[Version 4.0.1]

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Littlefin Software (developer) replied on 30 Jun 2011
Sorry about that! Some people did have problems. It should be fixed in 4.0.2 (check for updates in Chronicle and it should come up).

Septemous rated on 24 Dec 2013

[Version 5.3.0]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 5.1.0]



+58

Joel Mueller rated on 09 Jul 2013

[Version 5.1.0]



Bas Streef rated on 29 Apr 2013

[Version 5.0.4]



Asotvguy rated on 12 Oct 2012

[Version 5.0.0]



Miixoye rated on 02 Jul 2012

[Version 4.1.7]



Rosie23 rated on 13 Jun 2012

[Version 4.1.6]



Jeff Gardner rated on 03 Jun 2012

[Version 4.1.6]



+10

Yubben rated on 28 May 2012

[Version 4.1.6]



Dkarkoska rated on 06 Dec 2011

[Version 4.0.3]


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Type:Home Personal : Personal Finance
License:Demo
Date:15 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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If you pay bills, you need Chronicle. It gives you the peace of mind of never having to worry about whether you paid a bill again.

Even if you use another finance application for general finance, you need Chronicle. One late payment can wreak havoc on your credit score, leading to higher interest rates and denied loans-- in short, completely affecting your financial life.

That's why you need Chronicle. Chronicle will remind you when your bills are due, even when it isn't running. And in just a few minutes a month, you can handle everything related to paying your bills.
  • Never forget a bill -- get reminded when your bills are due with alerts that can be synced to your iPhone and across all your Macs, even when Chronicle isn't running.
  • Easily pay your bills online using Chronicle's integrated browser, or your default browser.
  • Keep proof of all your payments -- store confirmation numbers and receipts right in Chronicle, so you always have proof of your payments.
  • Get reminders in your notification center and put bills on your calendar. Chronicle can remind you via notification center on Mountain Lion, and on all Macs, can add your bills to your calendar so you can visually see when they are due.


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