Monday, July 15, 2013

Checkbook Register v2.0 has been published on Android Market


**** Update version 2.0 has been published to the Android Market ****
[ **** NOTE: When Upgrading to the paid version, if you have an SD card, your data will not be lost when uninstalling the demo, and then installing the paid version. The process will not remove or overwrite the transaction entries data that you already have made. Feel free to email us with any questions. **** ]
  • No Issues reported as of yet for version 2.0


  • v2.0
      • Various Bug Fixes
      • Database stability changes
      • Made some changes to the appearance of the application
      • Added some color to text in various screens in the application
      • Application Settings
        • Added a setup screen for selecting the colors for positive(income) and negative(expense) amounts
        • Security Related
          • Increased the check # character limit to 15
          • Increased password character limit to 25
          • Increased the password reminder question character limit to 250
          • Increased the password reminder answer to the question character limit to 150
          • Increased the password reminder email address character limit to 100
      • Search Filters
        • Filtered categories in search filters selection to only those that are actually used
        • Redesigned the layout of the Search Filters selection screen
        • Increased and standardized the font-size on the search filters selection screen
        • Changed the amount total to a sum of the amounts in the search results when searching transaction entries for an account
          • - Previously, the account balance was shown
      • Transaction Entry Screen
        • Changed credit transaction type to income, debit transaction type to expense
        • Redesigned the layout of the Checkbook Register transaction entry screen
        • Replaced the 0.00 amount in the transaction entry screen with instruction hint-text
        • Removed the account starting-balance amount label from the transaction list screen (you can view it by long-pressing on the account in the account screen, and select edit)
      • Account Register Transaction Lists
        • Added ability to choose entry amount colors for positive and negative amounts
        • Added Total Reconciled amount on transaction list screen AND on the account list screen
        • Changed the words Reconciled to Cleared, and Outstanding to Not-Cleared
        • Removed the Okay/Cancel check for when clearing/un-clearing transaction entries
      • Reports
        • Changed the income and expense button-images so that they now correspond with the correct report

  • v1.15:
      • Improved payee filtering when searching for transactions. 
      • Working on improving category filters also for next update.
  • v1.13: 
      • Support for moving the application to the SD Card
      • Database improvements
      •  Ability to create similar Payees/Categories (for example, you can now create a Payee called State Tax Commission and one called State Tax Board)
  • v1.12: 
      • Database Backup/Restore (In Database Maintenance settings, found in the Settings menu, accessed from the Accounts List screen. (requires SD Card)
  • v 1.11 
      • Resolved SaveNew Menu Option in the Register Entry/Edit screen.
      • Changed the Check # field to To/From range fields for check #'s in the Register Entry Search screen.
  • - v 1.10 
      • Introduced optional password protection
      • also improved database stability
      • Included the starting balance in the reconciled entries report so the total in that report can match your financial institution's actual account balance. 
        • *** (correct as long as all entries for an account that have cleared with your financial institution have been set as Reconciled in the Checkbook Register app.)


  1. Is there an Apple version of this application? I just went from a Samsung to an iPhone and am lost without this.

  2. I have this on my tablet and would like to sync it with my phone. Is this possible? How would I do that?

  3. Unfortunately, the Android Checkbook Register application only stores data on the device on which it is installed, and currently there is no support to sync the data with another device.

    We designed the application that way to keep the data private, to avoid the privacy concerns with cloud storage, and sending data across wireless networks.

    The database file can be copied to the tablet, or copied from a tablet to a phone, and the data can be exported, but auto-syncing between multiple devices is not supported.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Thank you.

    - Practically Simple Software

  4. How would I copy the database file to my computer? If I update the database from my computer, when I copy it back to my phone, will it stay updated?

  5. many times when I enter a transfer from one account to another the entry is doubled automatically can this please be fixed

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  7. I need to reset my beginning balance. I've attempted to delete the entry and uninstall the app. Nothing works. Please help

  8. How can i print register book after bal with statement

  9. You can export the data using the export functionality in the application. Then transfer it to your computer, then open it in excel, then print it.

    See the Tips page on this site for more information.

  10. I need help downloading to excel. I've backed up and exported data, but can't open file on my computer. What am I doing wrong?

  11. Can you explain in more detail what you mean by not being able to open the file. Do you get an error? What is the file type that you are trying to open? (it should be .CSV, the exported data, not the .DB file, which is the backed-up database file).

  12. The latest android update messed up the graphics BIG TIME!! Scrolling is now next to impossible. Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

  13. How can I export data to a new phone?