GarageSale 7 Beta 41 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

Beta 41 of GarageSale 7 is available for you to download from this URL (or by using the built-in updater if you are already running an earlier beta version GS 7):

In case you are planning to use this GarageSale Beta release in production, please make sure you have working have a backup system (e.g. Time Machine) in place.

What’s new since the last Beta release

  • when in Listing Editor mode, there’s now basic syntax highlighting and auto-completion for tags when in HTML or Markdown mode
  • in the Listing section, you can use the Command-1, -2, -3 keyboard shortcuts to switch between Editor, Preview, and Live view
  • added a menu command to update listings states from eBay (useful if you have auto-updating listing state disabled in Preferences)
  • you can drag an drop smart groups to change their order
  • the ‘Send a copy to me’ checkbox visible when sending messages to buyers now remembers its state
  • GarageSale remembers what domestic shipping service you last added to a new listing, and fills it in next time you add a shipping service to a new listing
  • moving a lot of items into and out of the trash is now faster
  • removed the ability to go full-screen for most of the auxiliary windows

What’s new in GarageSale 7

  • completely modernized interface with instant error reporting
  • can import listing drafts from the GarageSale Scout app on iPhone
  • a new custom database engine, which hopefully deals better with large amounts of data and allows us to adapt to eBay changes more quickly
  • GarageSale 7 does away with the template/auction differentiation - it only offers listings, which can either be running or not
  • a new Orders sections which shows information about purchased items and buyers
  • Reports can generate diagrams in addition to text tables
  • automatic update of eBay category information as needed
  • listing design are now optimized for mobile devices
  • local live validation of most eBay errors in new “Preflight” panel
  • listing images can be edit using image editing apps installed on your Mac and with image editing extensions
  • listing images can be copied and pasted between images
  • support for barcodes on the variation level
  • you can copy specific settings from one listing and paste them into other listings
  • added a preference setting ‘Load Flash’ to prevent Flash plugin crashes
  • inventory items can be exported and imported
  • you can now set the quantity of 'Good ‘til cancelled’ listings to zero to mark the item “out of stock” (you need to enable the ‘Out of Stock’ feature in your selling preferences on eBay’s website)
  • when selling cars on eBay Motors or eBay UK, there is no a dedicated field for the vehicle ID (VIM or VRM)
  • the ‘Import from My eBay’ command now downloads large images from existing eBay listings
  • can automatically generate SKU for your variations
  • added a “Reveal Original” command to the outline view context menu when a smart group item is selected. Using that command, you can easily jump to the original item of an item shown in the smart group, for instance to delete it or move it to a different folder
  • return policy, payment options, and tax settings can be specified in GarageSale’s XML import format
  • added support for specifying shipping insurance cost on eBay Italy and France
  • added 4 new designs
  • much more

System Requirements

  • GarageSale 7 requires OS X 10.10 or later

Upgrades and Pricing

GarageSale 7 is a paid upgrade from any previous version of GarageSale. The upgrade costs €/$ 19.99. During the public beta phase the GarageSale 7 upgrade is available for €/$ 16.99. Upgrade licenses are only available from within GarageSale 7.

If you purchased your GarageSale 6 license directly from iwascoding after August 1st 2015, you are eligible for a free upgrade to GarageSale 7. GarageSale 7 will offer you a free license once you start the purchase flow within the application. Unfortunately this free upgrade is not available for customers who bought GarageSale from the Mac App Store.

The full price for GarageSale 7 will be €/$ 39.99.

Migrating from GarageSale 6

  • GarageSale 7 has a new application identifier and uses its on database and 'Application Support folders, so you can run it along side GS 6 without side-effects
  • it should import your GS 6 library and your accounts (this process may take a while upon first launch)

How to import your GarageSale 6 library again

Sometimes there a bugs discovered and fixed in the component that migrates your GarageSale 6 library to GarageSale 7’s new format. If the bug effects you, here is how to run to import process again:

  1. Export any listing you created in GarageSale 7 and want to keep
  2. Quit GarageSale 7
  3. Rename the folder at ‘Library/Containers/com.iwascoding.garagesale7’ in your home directory to something like ‘com.iwascoding.garagesale7-old’
  4. Restart GarageSale 7
  5. Import any listings you exported in step #1

What’s still missing

  • localized user interface for languages other than English and German
  • a user manual
  • fixes for yet undiscovered bugs

Thanks for using GarageSale,
Ilja on behalf of the iwascoding team

GS Beta 38 did not offer the beta 41 version to me, i needed to download beta 41 manually. Not a big thing, I know, but odd that beta 38 told me that beta 38 is the most recent version…

I have been having the same issue with all the betas I’ve downloaded so far.

Just a small issue, I think. The indent and outdent buttons don’t seem to be working for me. I’ve tried using them on three or four different auctions and clicking on them has no apparent effect.

Could you describe this more specific or post a screenshot?

Regards, Kristian

The smart group “Ready to ship” has stopped working for me, i.e have new orders and the cart icon is badged (and they appear below in orders) but the smart folder is empty.

I had this with beta 39 but updating to 40 fixed it, now with 41 it is back.

I have the same problem!! Also for “not paid items”.

If you tick the “Paid” checkbox for your order manually, does the smart group update correctly?

Uhm… it doesn’t :cry: . At this moment I have this situation:

  1. “ready to ship” is 0, but I have 1 paid item (status-complete, paid-yes and shipped-no)

  2. “not paid items” are 2 but I actually have 3 not paid (status-complete, paid-no and shipped-no). If I mark as paid, it doesn’t change, If I unmark it again, still doesn’t change…

P.S. I noticed that the one paid (it was marked as paid automatically) is not in “ready to ship”. If I unmark it and then mark again, now it works.

From the other 3 not paid, 1 works correctly if manually marked as paid, other 2 don’t…

Kristian, difficult to say more than I’ve said. In a couple of my auctions I wanted to indent text because it was a quotation. Having typed in the quote as a paragraph, I highlighted it and then clicked on the Indent button. Nothing happened. After that I tried clicking the Indent button before entering text but still nothing happened. That’s about as much as I do to describe what (didn’t) happen. Does it make sense?

Hi attima,

sorry, I didn’t get it that you’re referring to the buttons in the format toolbar.
The indent button is for lists only and only works there!

Regards, Kristian

It is definitely due to the orders not being recognised as paid despite the “Items paid” box being ticked as all mine are in the “waiting for payment” smart folder.

Un-ticking and re-ticking the “Items paid” box moves them to the “Ready to Ship” smart folder.

The payments are there on PayPal and with the “Item’s Paid” box ticked the smart folders should be populated correctly looking at definitions (when you double click on them).

Okay, Kristian, thanks for clarifying that. At some point it would be great to have the option to indent plain text (i.e. not just lists) as well.