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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 1 2014 3:00 AM UTC +00:00
$7,025
pledged of $12,800pledged of $12,800 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 1 2014 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Goldenseal is small business software designed for people who don't have an accounting background.  We released version 1.0 back in 2000, and have updated it frequently since then (version 4.9 just came out July 11).  The accounting and estimating code has become very polished and bug-free, but our underlying code base is showing its age.  It's time for a major re-write!

We will update Goldenseal's code base from Carbon and PowerPlant to Cocoa, so we can update the appearance and take advantage of new features in Mac OS Mavericks and newer.  Most likely we'll use a combination of experienced subcontractors and our own programmers to do the work.

For the long haul, we plan to make Goldenseal the local base station for your business data, and connect to it with small mobile apps so you can use it when you are away from the office.

Goldenseal Pro is our temporary name for this major upgrade, but we may change it to something else, since this is the start of some bigger improvements.  While we are converting the base code, we'll also create several new variations of Goldenseal, with different combinations of features designed for personal use, and different types of business.

NOTE: this project upgrades our Macintosh version, but we also plan to upgrade our Windows version, after the Mac project is finished.  Windows users are invited to back this project, which will also help speed up development on Goldenseal Pro for Windows.  All rewards can be applied to Windows instead of Macintosh, upon backer request.

Risks and challenges

Since we have been developing software since 1987, we are very confident we have the skills needed to complete this project. 90% of the programming code can stay the same, and there are many qualified subcontractors who have already converted similar projects to Cocoa.

Programming is an art, and delays in completion are possible. We will probably release a few interim versions during the conversion process, since there is no requirement to change everything at once.

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    Get a personal version of Goldenseal Pro-- checkbook, address book and expense tracking.

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    Get a deluxe personal version of Goldenseal Pro-- checkbook accounting, expense tracking, appointments, contacts and to do list.

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    An extra year of updates to Goldenseal or Goldenseal Pro.

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    Get the Quick Estimator version of Goldenseal Pro. Designed for contractors. Prepare and print estimates from a simple cost database.

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    Get the very-small-business version of Goldenseal Pro. Checkbook accounting, expense tracking, sales, check printing, customer tracking.

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    Upgrade Goldenseal Basic to Goldenseal Pro Basic. Includes 1 year updates. Available to existing users only.

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    Upgrade Goldenseal Full version to Goldenseal Pro Full version. Includes 1 year updates. Available to existing users only.

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    Upgrade Goldenseal Full version to Goldenseal Pro Full version. Includes 1 year updates. Available to existing users only.

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    Get the Deluxe Estimator version of Goldenseal Pro (includes basic estimating, construction assembly database, smart dimensions, subcontractor bids, simple project schedule, material takeoffs).

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    Upgrade Goldenseal multi-user version to Goldenseal Pro multi-user version. Includes 1 year updates. Available to existing users only.

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    Get Goldenseal Basic now, and then the basic contractor edition of Goldenseal Pro when it is released. All features in current Basic version of Goldenseal-- estimating, simple project schedule, material takeoffs, contract writing, lead tracking, project management. Includes printed manual and free support.

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    Get the Retail & Service version of Goldenseal Pro. Includes accounting, sales, customer billing, expense tracking, payroll, customer & lead tracking, contacts & appointments.

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    Add the feature of your choice to Goldenseal Pro. We reserve the right to renegotiate, if the feature is too difficult or inappropriate. Please contact us for details if you want to be sure about your feature before pledging.

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    Get a 6 hour hands-on training class at your office. We will pay travel costs to most locations in continental US, if we can schedule it at our convenience (some time in 2014 or 2015). Otherwise, you pay travel cost. Please contact us for details if you want to be sure about your location & date, before pledging.

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    Get Goldenseal Full now, and then the full contractor edition of Goldenseal Pro when it is released. All features in current Full version of Goldenseal-- accounting, job costing, payroll, estimating, simple project schedule, material takeoffs, contract writing, lead tracking, project billing, project management. Includes printed manuals and free support.

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    Get the 2-User version of Goldenseal Full now, and then the full 2-User version of Goldenseal Pro when it is released. Same features as Goldenseal Full. Includes printed manuals and free support.

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    Get the 5-User version of Goldenseal Full now, and then the full 5-User version of Goldenseal Pro when it is released. Same features as Goldenseal Full. Includes printed manuals and free support.

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