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Artwork Tracker for Mac Preview

Track your artwork collection on your Mac – Coming Soon!

Back in May I announced Artwork Tracker for Mac. The app has reached the point where I’m now able to give you an early look at how things are coming along. This is close to the final interface, and as you can see, it’s designed to look similar to the iOS version.

The Mac version will include some additional features like printing and support for Mac Retina displays. You’ll also be able to transfer data between the Mac and iOS versions over WiFi.

I’m planning to release Artwork Tracker for Mac for direct sale on my website, as well as through the Mac App Store. There’ll also be a free trial version available for download, with similar limitations to the iOS Lite version.

The app should be complete later this year. If Artwork Tracker for Mac sounds interesting (and you’d possibly like to participate in the Beta test!), you might want to sign up to the mailing list below.


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Artwork Tracker v2.0 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Artwork Tracker v2.0 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Artwork Tracker is an indispensable mobile app for artists, art collectors, or art dealers. Keep track of artwork and submissions on the go, with access to all your data and full-screen artwork at your fingertips.

Artwork Tracker

This update contains the following changes:

  • Upgraded the database to remove the 2 photo per Artwork limitation. The only limit is the space available on your device (or 5 photos with the Lite version). The app may take much longer to launch the first time following the update, especially if you have a large database
  • The Artwork Report now allows more than 2 photos per Artwork
  • Added a photo grid screen accessible from the Photos button on the Artwork Info screen. This shows all photos associated with a particular Artwork
  • Photos can now be rearranged. In the photo grid view for any Artwork, long press (not tap) the photo and drag it to the new position
  • The Artwork Info screen now has 5 main photo slots on iPad. To view the complete set of photos for any Artwork, tap the Photos button on the Artwork Info screen
  • The main photo slots reflect the order on the Artwork Info Photos screen
  • Added support for text captions for each photo. These can be edited by tapping the speech balloon icon when viewing photos full-screen
  • Added a search bar on the Artwork, Clients, and Submissions lists
  • Updated the CSV template to remove the photo index fields for Artworks (these fields are now unsupported)
  • Improved Bluetooth keyboard support
  • Bug fixes
  • The database can now be transferred directly from Artwork Tracker Lite to the full version. Use the “Export to Full App” button on the Tools screen
  • Renamed the Artwork Tracker DB format to ADBI and added ADBI file-type association
  • Transfer the complete database between devices (iPad / iPhone / iPod) over WiFi via Artwork Tracker ADBI-format support:
    1. Select Backup Database on the first device.
    2. Enter the address into the web browser on the second device.
    3. Tap the “artworktracker.adbi” link and wait for the file to download.
    4. Tap the Open in “ArtworkTrack” button.
    5. Artwork Tracker will load. Tap Restore to transfer the complete database.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Artwork Tracker at my website or on the Artwork Tracker Facebook group.

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Announcing Artwork Tracker for Mac

Artwork Tracker for Mac

In late 2010 I released Artwork Tracker for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. As the name suggests, Artwork Tracker is a mobile artwork tracking app, specifically designed for artists, art collectors, and art dealers. Ever since it was released I’ve had people wondering when it might be coming to other platforms. I’ve always said a Mac version was a possibility, but until recently I hadn’t worked on any Mac apps.

Over the last year I’ve released two Mac apps: Story Tracker and Bonsai Album. I’m pleased with how they turned out, so lately I’ve been giving some serious thought to bringing Artwork Tracker to the Mac.

Well, today I’ve decided to commence working on Artwork Tracker for Mac! I’m planning to bring it to the Mac App Store and will also offer it for direct purchase via my website. I don’t have a firm release date planned just yet, but I’m tentatively aiming for release later in 2013.

The Mac version of Artwork Tracker will contain many of the same features of the iOS app, with the addition of photo organization, enhanced search, and printing capabilities. It will also include support for Mac Retina displays, and you’ll be able to transfer data to and from the iOS version. While I don’t yet have any screenshots available, you can get a pretty good idea of how it’ll look by the Bonsai Album for Mac screenshots.

If you’re interested in learning more about Artwork Tracker for Mac, visit the Artwork Tracker Facebook page or sign up here to be notified via email when the app launches. I’m keen to get started on Artwork Tracker for Mac, and I look forward to providing more information closer to launch!

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Artwork Tracker v1.7 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Artwork Tracker v1.7 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Artwork Tracker is a must-have mobile app for artists, art collectors, or art dealers. Keep track of artwork and submissions on the go, with access to all your data and full-screen artwork at your fingertips.

Artwork Tracker

This update contains the following changes:

  • Updated icon and other graphics for the new iPad Retina display
  • Increased resolution of photo thumbnails (does not affect existing thumbnails)
  • Added page breaks to Artwork Report to prevent page overruns when printing
  • Added photo zooming and panning
  • Added swiping between photos in the full-screen view
  • Improved scrolling performance with photo grid
  • User interface improvements
  • Added iPad camera support
  • Bug fixes

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Artwork Tracker at my website or on the Artwork Tracker Facebook group.

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Artwork Tracker v1.4 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Artwork Tracker v1.4 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Artwork Tracker is a must-have mobile app for artists, art collectors, or art dealers. Keep track of artwork and submissions on the go, with access to all your data and full-screen artwork at your fingertips.

Artwork Tracker

This update contains the following changes:

  • Bug fixes for iOS 5.0.
  • Fixed crash during CSV import when either artwork or clients are missing.
  • Fixed bug where Artwork For Sale/Loan setting would change when the Artwork Info screen first appears.
  • User interface improvements.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Artwork Tracker at my website or on the Artwork Tracker Facebook group.

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Artwork Tracker v1.3 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Artwork Tracker v1.3 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Artwork Tracker is a must-have mobile app for artists, art collectors, or art dealers. Keep track of artwork and submissions on the go, with access to all your data and full-screen artwork at your fingertips.

Artwork Tracker

This update contains the following changes:

  • Fixed potential image degradation when repeatedly backing up and restoring the database.
  • Fixed crash when deleting multiple artworks or clients.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Artwork Tracker at my website or on the Artwork Tracker Facebook group.

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Attention, Artists!

In my previous post I briefly mentioned I’d begun work on a new iPhone / iPad app. It’ll be a Universal app, meaning it’ll work on any of your iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) at no extra cost. I’ve since completed the design work and I’m presently knee-deep in code. This will be another productivity app, this time for artists and art collectors. At this time all I can say is that it’s not yet another painting app, or a gallery of fine art or photography. While I do enjoy such apps, I’ve decided to work on something different. I think this one will be quite unique 🙂

I’m hoping for a relatively short development cycle of a few months, although it’s possible the app won’t be ready for release until later this year. We’ll see how I go.

Rather than keep everyone in the dark about my new app until the day of release, I’ve decided to provide a proverbial ‘peek behind the curtain’ to whoever is interested. This will take the form of an email newsletter: the AndrewNicolle.com Apps Newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter will be the first to see screenshots and other details about the new app, along with news about updates to my existing app, Story Tracker, and other new apps in development. Newsletter updates should be fairly infrequent, so there’s no need to worry about your Inbox being flooded with app news!

So if you’re a working artist, a collector of art, a Story Tracker user, or just plain curious, you can subscribe to my newsletter by filling out the following form. After clicking the Subscribe button you’ll receive an email requesting confirmation, to ensure you really did mean to subscribe.



Please Note: I won’t give away or sell your email address to anyone. Your email address will be used only for my app newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To unsubscribe from the mailing list, click here. Both the newsletter sign-up form and the unsubscribe link can also be found on the Contact page on my site.

I’m excited about working on this new app and providing a productivity tool that I genuinely believe will be useful for artists and art collectors alike. I look forward to keeping you updated as development progresses!

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