As a new customer as well, we have tried different internet browser to access www.mycpohq.com. We have tried: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome etc. The best internet browser works for us on www.mycpohq.com is Google Chrome. We also queried the system administrators and it seems that 60% of mycpohq.com customers using Chrome, 20% of customers using Firefox, 10% of customers using Safari. Would like to share this information with all of you.
Last week we rolled out a whole bunch of updates to CreativePro Office. Among them were things like updated jQuery UI controls, new messaging widget, drag and drop file uploads for tasks and messages, and a highly requested feature...estimates!
Now you can create and send estimates to your clients and then convert them to invoices with one click. Estimates are created exactly the same way as invoices and they show up in the Finances area under the Invoices and Estimates tab.
The other big new feature is the ledger view. Until now, there was no way to view income and expenses in a single view. In the ledger view, you can select a date range and see all invoice payments and expenses within that range. You can expand each item to see a little bit more detail. Invoice payments will show all payments made for that particular invoice, along with the date of payment and the method of payment. Expenses will show any notes or comments associated with the expense.
In the right-hand column, you can see income and expense totals for the time period selected. You can also toggle between viewing only expenses or income.
We hope you like the new estimate and ledger features as we keep working to make CPO a more complete solution for your team!
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Just a quick update on some of the new stuff we've been doing around here the past few weeks. Possibly THE most requested feature for CPO has been the ability to create estimates. So, we're finally going to make that happen. But as we were building out the estimate feature, we went ahead and decided to do a whole bunch of good stuff in the Finances area. Here's a quick list of things you'll see within the next 2 weeks:
I think that's about it. We hope to have all of these updates rolled out by mid-October. Thanks for reading!
Some good news for your weekend. Today we bumped the storage space on all CreativePro Office accounts by a whopping 10x! That means that the SOLO plan now has 10GB or storage space. The SHOP plan has 50GB, and the TEAM plan has a stupendous 100GB of storage space.
The best part...this increase is completely free to all customers. It's one way we can say a big "Thanks!" to all of our loyal users. So go - upload your documents, photos, comps, and proposals. Hopefully, worries about running out of space will now be the last thing on your mind.
Have a great weekend, everyone and thanks for reading.
Until now, there hasn't been an easy way to change the date of a timesheet entry. If you accidentally entered time on the wrong day, you had to delete the entry and enter it again on the correct date. We added a little feature last week that lets you change the date on a timesheet entry with just a couple of clicks. Watch the quick tutorial below to find out how.
We made it really easy to change folder names in the file manager today. Check out the quick video below to see how it's done.
We've always felt a little bad about not offering a place where subscribers could see their payment record. So this week, we've fixed that! Beginning this week, you will receive email receipts each month for your CPO payments and you can view them within the app as well.
To view your payments, you'll need to go into the My Account area which is new.
You'll notice that we've moved some stuff into the My Account area that used to be under Settings like changing you password, cancelling your account, and changing your credit card or plan type.
To see your list of payments, click on the View Account Payments tab.
Here you'll see an entry for each payment you've made since May 2012 - unfortunately, we couldn't get data for any payments made prior to May. The Profile ID is a unique ID assigned to your subscription by our payment processor. It will change if you update your credit card or change plans and it's handy to have on hand if there's ever a payment dispute.
Right now, this is a simple list view. Eventually, we'd like to give you the ability to print or email your payment data from this screen.
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Our push to move CPO beyond the browser continues. Today we're happy to announce our desktop app for Mac and PC! Now can log time to any of your active projects and tasks right from your desktop without ever having to open CPO in your browser.
For now, the desktop app can log time for multiple projects on a given day. It will also keep a history of time logged. Using the built in calendar widget, you can view time spend on projects in the past.
When the app is minimized, you will see a little icon in your tray indicating whether or not you have active timers running. You also get a small menu of options for logging out or getting help with the app.
One last nifty feature...if you want to start a new task that isn't already in your task list, you can add it right in the task combo box. You don't have to log in to your account in the browser, and add the task there - you can do it right from your desktop.
Check out our Extras page to find the download links for both Mac and PC. Installation should be quick and painless on both platforms.
Yes...and, it depends. Some updates are certain. For example, we would love to add better keyboard shortcuts to the app along with some simple reporting features. We've also thought about releasing this as a standalone app in the Mac App Store.
Other features we see being useful are a task manager, file uploader and viewer, invoice viewer, expense manager, and maybe a contact list manager. We're going to take a wait and see approach to these other features. Our sense is that most users will be happier with a good and complete mobile app so that's where we will likely spend most of our resources.
However, if folks seem to really like the desktop app, then we'll give it some more love!
We're really pleased with the Chico UI components. We didn't like the idea of including a huge UI library (like jQuery UI) just to get a calendar and a combo box. Chico UI fit the bill nicely. It's a relatively new library on the scene but the devs are actively working on it and respond quickly to bugs and feature requests. Check 'em out for your next project!
We're happy to finally announce our new iPhone app for CreativePro Office! Now you can track your time and tasks while away from the office. We know you've waited a long time for this release and we appreciate your patience.
Currently, our iPhone app includes time tracking and task management. You can track time against any of your current projects and tasks. The timer can run in the background so you don't need to have the app in the foreground to track your time.
The task manager allows you to see all of your current, upcoming, and overdue tasks. You can mark tasks as complete and add new tasks as well.
Download the app and kick the tires for a bit. We're looking for feedback on how well it works and what features should be added in the future.
Yes, lots. Our rough roadmap for additional mobile features looks like this...
Yes, we're actually in the early stages of development. I won't give a release date yet but we do hope to have something available for the iPad before the end of 2012.
Eventually...we would like to get an iPad version out the door first. Tentatively look for something early in 2013.
We've been promising a mobile app for a little over a year. The main problem has been finding a development platform that we felt worked well. Last year there were many emerging mobile technologies that promised the ability to build native apps for both iOS and Android with one codebase instead of buiding separate apps for each platform.
The very first thing we did was build a mobile web version of CPO with a product called Sencha Touch that you could access through the phone browser. We just weren't happy with the results - it was slow and the code was cumbersome...so we kept looking.
Is it possible to import client data into CreativePro Office? You bet! Here's how you do it...
Click the panel labled Import data from other software. Then click the Begin importing data button.
The data you wish to import must be in a CSV formatted file with or without column headers. Using clear column headers will help a lot in step 3 when we map our columns.
If your CSV file imports correctly, you will then map the columns in your CSV file to the Client or Contact fields for CreativePro Office. The select menu next to each field should contain a list of available columns in your CSV file. Select a corresponding column for each field and click the Import Data button. NOTE: Don't forget the check the box labeled First row of data is column headers if this is indeed true. Otherwise, your column headers will be imported as a client or contact.
Next, you will have a chance to preview your data before it gets imported. Make sure that all of the columns are matched with the appropriate field names and click Accept Import if everything looks ok.
If everything went well, you should get a confirmation message like the one below. That's it!