We have released updates
to BookTrakker and Apps. Go Here to see
New features and Bug Fixes not recorded on this page.
Network users need to
close BookTrakker on all computers, then update
the main machine (server) first, followed by each client, all with
BookTrakker closed. Do not ever run BookTrakker as a mixed update.
There have been reports from some network users of incomplete updates on
client machines. An error message pops up on the installation that did not
update when you try and edit a record. If that happens close on all
computers, then doubleclick the SendDB icon on your desktop for the computer reporting
the error, then contact me directly at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
BookTrakker is going to become multi-tasking going forward, with some new
features not usually associated with the original design.
The changes and new fields you will see are:
1. Set record to upload if Save button is clicked when scanning or
editing an image. Useful for adding images after the fact. You will still
need to upload images to your hosting service before you do uploads if you are uploading Image URLs
2. Added CDRom to Binding choices for Book
Loader. Has to say CDRom or Cd-Rom
or any combination. Not case sensitive. You can create new pages for CDRom's or update existing pages you created previously
by deleting the ASIN from the ASIN field and uploading.
3. Changed Plugins button label to Apps. The label on the button.
Everyone understands Apps, nobody understands Plugins. (Its
going to take some time to update all the Help online that refers to
4. Minimum/Maximum prices to Amazon. Tools > Options > Pricing
have fields for Minimum and Maximum prices for all three Amazon services.
This is a global effect, applies to all records, but only if they are
uploaded. To apply to all listings online will require an All Online
Inventory upload to Amazon. See:
If you are a Pro or Network user and do not have any Pending Orders, and
all Sold records have been processed, you can use CheckIt
to find records that should be on Amazon but were removed for pricing
problems, and set them for upload. The upload will add in the
Minimum/Maximum prices for each record. Default is .01/100000. Zero is not
I use 6 and 2000. If by some chance I price a record below 6 or above 2000
then that record will not be processed. It will generate an error.
5. Label Printing in Inventory and Contacts (In beta. Needs work,
definitely incomplete) Print button now has a dropdown, Print for the
individual record as before or Label for an individual label. Currently
works with Dymo. Users have to KNOW how to use
the Dymo label printer,
we will not be able to supply instructions. Label setup is on the default
tab in Tools > Options. This is a work in progress, definitely in Beta. A message box will popup for
every Label you try and print.
We needed to add printing of book labels for the new Point of Sale (POS)
app and decided that we can also do the same for single address labels as
well. My comprehension of setting up the printers and label design is
Zilch, so please do not ask me how. I think there are quite a few subscribers
who do understand this and can explain it. Once we have it down pat we
should be able to provide instructions. We are working on adding the Zebra
printer to the printer choices.
An example of an Inventory label: http://www.booktrakker.com/Avocado/POS_Label.jpg
The barcode is for the Rec# below the barcode. When we release the POS app
you will be able to scan in the barcode to add the record to an invoice in
the POS app. Eventually it may work with BookTrakker invoices as well.
The expected cost of the POS app for those who are interested is $50/mo for the first computer, $25/mo
for additional computers. Starting out it will be very basic, doing the
minimum POS operations. We will add to it over time.
6. Copy Record # persists. This means
if you select Copy Record # and type in #2 when you do New Record and Copy
Once is not checked it will copy Record # 2, over and over. Useful if you
are doing a copy from a default record and just making small changes. I
notice quite a few users do this, now it will be a lot easier. (And work as
7. New check boxes for Credit/Discount/Tax. (CDT) POS only for now, POS app
not yet ready. We needed to update the database so it would be ready for
POS release. These check boxes have nothing to do with the current BookTrakker, we needed to add them in so we could finish
development of the POS app. We are working on Invoices right now, for
scanning books out of inventory when sold through the POS app.
Eventually we may apply the CDT to current invoicing in BookTrakker, where
8. Changed display of dates on right side of Prices tab. Now matches
the left side.
9. Date Range in Hit lists no operates properly, whether US or UK settings are used.
10. The error in marking books Sold by doing Edit Record, then selecting
Sold from the dropdown Status list with the mouse is now fixed.
11. App Manager now displays a tool tip for each Edition in the Choose BookTrakker
Edition frame. Hold your mouse over each Edition to see it. Pay careful
attention to the Basic and Advanced Collectors Editions,
note that they include (No Uploads). Many users when changing computers
have mistakenly selected one of the Collectors versions because of the
posted price, only to find out they cannot upload. Hopefully this will
reduce this error.
12. The new App Manager also includes a button on the Utilities/Messages
tab for remote connections via Teamviewer. Button
is labelled Quick Support. Teamviewer enables us
to connect directly to your computer for diagnostics or training. It is not
installed unless the button is clicked and you download/install it.
13. Updates to CheckIt. Pro and Network users
only. After requesting and downloading/processing the report from Amazon
(Update ASINs and ISBNs) users can click the check ASINs button to find
records in BookTrakker that are not on Amazon. Requires that all Sold and
Pending orders are processed out of BookTrakker, as Sold or On Hold, then uploaded.
We have found that Amazon sometimes "deletes" Active listings for
reasons unknown, Check ASINs will allow you to set these records for
upload. Doing so completely removes them from the Amazon database, the next
upload adds them back in, as Active Listings.
14. Added a button to CheckIt, upper right,
to connect directly, after login, to the Amazon Upload page so users can
see where their files go, and see the error reports. "Go to Upload
Processing Page on Amazon to View Processing Reports"
15. Enabled the Main
Image check in UploadIt to persist, all subsequent uploads will include
Main Image for Book Loader upload files, and if an ASIN or ISBN is present
then for Listing Loader files.
16. Added Ephemera to
Book Loader so users can create new product detail pages on Amazon for
for an example.