In the latest version (17.4.0), Manager will no longer use “Application Data” folder to store its data. What it means is that your
*.manager files can be anywhere whether it’s your desktop, my documents folder or dropbox/onedrive folder. If you are using desktop edition, you should probably have your
*.manager file(s) in Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive anyway to have automatic backups.
To accommodate for this change, the interface is slightly different.
Instead of Add Business and Remove Business buttons. There are new buttons simply called New … and Open …
- New … button will take you to file dialog where you can select where to create new Manager database and what to call it. Previously all new businesses would be placed in “Application Data” folder under cryptic filename.
Open … will take you to file dialog where you can select an existing
*.managerfile to open. Previously to open existing business, you’d have to use
Import Businessoption which would copy your business to “Application Data” folder and save it under some cryptic name. This option is no longer needed as “Open…” button will open the file in its directory without moving it anywhere.
It’s pretty much the same concept as if working with spreadsheet documents, photos, videos etc. Your Manager files can be anywhere on your hard-drive (or USB key) and Manager will open them wherever they are without insisting on placing them into its internal “Application Data” folder.
When you create or open a business, Manager will keep memory of files you have opened so the next time you don’t have to click Open … button to find the file again.
You will also notice that top bar is gone.
- Back button functionality is preserved by making small arrow show in top-left corner instead.
Preferences have been used to change language, date format and number format.
- Language can be changed by clicking on the link at the bottom of each screen.
- Date format and number format can be set under
Settingstab within the business.
- About Manager was mostly used to show version of the program. The version is now visible in top-right corner.
If you are upgrading …
If you have used Manager previously, you already have data in “Application Data” folder. When you install the latest version, Manager will look into your “Application Data” folder and will rename your existing business so they carry recognizable names but it will leave them in “Application Data” folder.
You are encouraged to move them elsewhere and leave “Application Data” folder empty. Good ideas would be to move your accounting file(s) to Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive for automatic backups.