GarageSale 7 Beta 9 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

Beta 9 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):

We’d appreciate your early feedback, so if you have a few minutes to spare, please give GarageSale 7 a try. Your GarageSale 6 installation will not be altered by trying out GarageSale 7.

What’s new since the last Beta release

  • bulk editing of listings attributes works, if the listings had no attributes before (thanks @icspanta)
  • the 'New listing from inventory item" command now adds all images from the inventory item to the new listing (thanks @Matthew_Olson)
  • the preview updates when you change the SKU of a listing to reflect changes in the linked inventory item’s images
  • some categories offered variations, even though they are not enabled by eBay. This has been fixed (thanks @MOMODIVE)
  • the title of the menu command changes, if a smart group is selected in the outline view
  • double clicking orders in the overview table works now

What’s new in GarageSale 7

  • completely modernized interface with instant error reporting
  • 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
  • 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 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.

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)

Where does GarageSale 7 store it’s data

~/Library/Containers/com.iwascoding.garagesale7/Data/Library/Application Support/GarageSale

You can go to this folder by choosing “Show Library Folder” from the “Help” menu.

What’s still missing

  • localized user interface for languages other than English
  • a user manual
  • CSV import for inventory items
  • XML import for listings
  • fixes for yet undiscovered bugs

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

Will you be making it easier to select photos in the editor panel? Specifically using the shift and click method to select a group of the images and move them into a different order on the listing. Thanks.

I agree, the selection behavior in the images grid view is currently confusing.

Here’s the somewhat complicated back story:

In GarageSale 6 we used a custom grid view component, which put us in charge of how selection and other things worked. However, it was a few thousand lines of code we had to test and maintain ourselves.

So, for GarageSale 7 we decided to go with Apple’s grid view component. This component has some serious performance issue (notice the lag when selecting a (smart) group with 1000+ items), and shows a non-standard selection behavior. Unfortunately we discovered this only after we switched to Apple’s component.

However, there’s a new version of Apple’s grid view component available, that supposedly fixes performance and selection issues. We could switch over this newer grid view component, but only if we raised to minimum system requirement for GS 7 to OS X 10.11 or later, thus locking out a number of users.

As of now, we are still undecided what to do.