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๐Ÿ‘งHappy International Women Day 8/3 ๐ŸŽŠ

Ok, it's a bit late but I do wish all the #womenintech happiness, health, success and prosperity in the years ahead. Keep shining and smiling always!

This release (Build 05 - v1.1.3) brings a number of improvement and bug fixes.


  • Simpler auto-update implementation. Now the users don't even need to think about this (PR #262).
  • New screenshots on README (PR #258).
  • Added GitHub contribution guidelines (PR #226).
  • Updated Wiki

Also, many thanks to @jens-t ๐Ÿ‘ for these contributions (and other work in progress):

  • Added German date format (PR #247).
  • Added the ability to debug production app (PR #235).
  • Integrated DevTron to the devTools window (PR #238).
  • Added Linux launcher to electron-builder config (PR #240).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the notification is overlayed by the exportDir input (PR #251).
  • Added missing translation of validation message for invalid custom invoiceID (PR #249).
  • Display TaxID in the invoice templates (PR #255).
  • Fixed an issue where the item quantity is rounded to the nearest whole number (PR #260).
  • Changes in profile now will reflect immediately in the templates (PR #245).

Enjoy & until next time!

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Happy New Year 2018 - Year of the Dog ๐Ÿถ

My apologies for taking a bit (too) long get this release out. We're a bit busy celebrating Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) here in Southeast Aisa with our families. For those of you that also have this holiday, hope you had a great time with family and wish you a great year ahead thatโ€™s full of joy, happiness, love and laughterย ๐Ÿ‘.

This release (Build 05 - v1.1.3) brings a number of exciting improvement and bug fixes.

โœจ Improvement:

  • Big thanks to our contributors/translators for translating Manta to new languages (#229).This release supports 5 more languages including:
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGerman
    • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrench
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesian
    • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณSimplified Chinese
    • ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณVietnamese

This feature not only allows users to use Manta in their native language but also create invoices in any supported languages. For example, if your native language is Chinese, you can use Manta in Chinese to create invoices in different languages such as French or German. Pretty cool, huh? :)

  • Now you can set a custom invoiceID for your invoice. #205
  • Manta will show a notification when update download is completed. #201
  • Better quit behaviour for Windows/Linux users (closing mainWindow will quit the app). #231
  • Better dueDate implementation. Now user can use a custom date or choose a payment term as due date. #224
  • Better Currency implementation. Users now have more control over how currency is displayed with different settings. #192
  • Added portable installer for Windows users. #200
  • Improved UX for system messages. #187
  • Save template configs to invoice, meaning invoices now remember its appearance :) #217

๐Ÿ› Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug when editing an invoice:
    • Couldn't save if the contacts list is empty #197
    • Selected incorrect contact from the dropdown list. #203
    • Couldn't remove custom field data. See #237
  • Fixed some layout issues (#182 and #202) on Linux and Windows. Many thanks to @jens-t ๐Ÿ‘

Enjoy & see you next week.

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As promised, this is the first release in Manta's upcoming weekly updates. And I think this is a good place for all of us to learn more about this magical creature, one update at a time ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ’ก Did you know?

Manta ray has a wingspan of 18 to 23 feet and it weighs nearly 3.000 pounds. That's about 5.5-7m in length and ~ 1360kg in weight. To put these numbers in perspective, it's about as tall as an adult giraffe ๐Ÿฆ’(which may grow up to 6m tall) or as long as a London bus ๐ŸšŒ (measures to ~ 8m in length).

Pretty amazing, isn't it?

Some useful links:

Update summary

This update brings some small bug fixes and improvement.


Bug fixes:

  • Fixed #170: Check for updates won't bother you if there's no new update unless you ask for it (check manually). See #180
  • Fixed #149: autoUpdater crash when quit to install update. See #180
  • Fixed #91: If you have multiple screens setup, thetourWindow and dialog windows will appear correctly in the centre of your primary display. See #144. Thanks to @AlphaStyle ๐Ÿ‘

Enjoy & see you next week.

@hql287 hql287 released this Jan 12, 2018 · 237 commits to dev since this release

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Happy New Year, guys! ๐ŸŽ‰

My apologies for the delay. I really wanted to get this out before Christmas but then I lost almost a week for some unexpected travelling. But here we are, finally reached v1.1.0 after ~ 400 commits. Let's see what we've accomplished with this release:

๐Ÿ› Bug fixes

  • Can't pass the welcome screen on Windows/Linux. Thanks to @c0b41 ๐Ÿ‘
  • Fonts are now displayed correctly. Thanks to @jiserra ๐Ÿ‘
  • Fixed VAT & Discount prefix position. Thanks to @c0b41 ๐Ÿ‘
  • Windows are now fit on smaller screens.
  • Can't drag to select text inside text inputs.
  • Small typos

๐ŸŽ–New features

  • Allow using decimal prices for items. Thanks to @mathieudutour ๐Ÿ‘
  • Better Invoices Layout.Thanks to @mathieudutour ๐Ÿ‘
  • Custom status for your invoices. Thanks to @mathieudutour ๐Ÿ‘
  • Better tax handling. Thanks to @mathieudutour ๐Ÿ‘
  • Currencies are now sorted alphabetically. Thanks to @shime ๐Ÿ‘
  • More date format to choose from. Thanks to @dawsbot ๐Ÿ‘

I'm very happy with the fact that Manta is getting better every day and I'll do my best to release more often in the future. Thank you again for the contribution and I hope 2018 will be a kick-ass year for all of us!

Until next time.