GarageSale 8.0 Beta 54 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

GarageSale 8 Beta 54 is out and can be downloaded via the built-in updater or from this link:

What’s new in since the last release:

  • added a “Select new listings after relist” advanced eBay preference
  • performance improvements when evaluating smart groups when the Trash contains a lot of items

What’s new in GarageSale 8

  • drastic performance improvements for search, smart groups, reports, updating data from eBay
  • completely reworked design templates
  • database synching between Macs, more info available here
  • popovers can be detached and retain their position and size between sessions
  • maximum image size when using GarageSale’s image hosting is now 1600x1200
  • improved UI feedback when using multiple connections and launch interval options
  • bulk “search and replace”
  • adds support for ‘Dark Mode’ appearance on macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • added ‘days Remaining’ smart group rule to the listing section
  • added warning about upcoming GTC requirement for fixed price listings
  • revised selection behaviour, so items selected in the outline view get immediately selected in the overview (middle area of the window)
  • added a popup to the listing overview for quickly filtering items by state
  • colors for the listing state icons be be configured via General preferences
  • added option to launch control window for using multiple connections when communicating with eBay
  • GarageSale Pro subscribers can upload up to 50 images per listing when using GarageSale’s image service
  • users can print customisable packing slips and shipping labels from eBay orders
  • added minimum listing interval option to launch control window
  • implemented a work-around for broken drag and drop from Apple’s Photos application
  • size of thumbnail images can be changed in image overview mode and listing editor mode
  • when running macOS 10.13, a faster panel is used for importing images from Apple’s Photos app
  • Improved AppleScript
    • Added values for order transactions
    • Can now upload tracking number via AppleScript
  • Smart Groups can be sorted
  • more filter and table view options in My eBay import panel
    • filter by auction/BIN
    • added column sku and end date
  • support for file images in XML import
  • can set title/category from catalog product (product search popover)
  • added preference to show buyer’s eBay account name in orders outline view
  • users can manually share started listings via FaceBook/Twitter
  • added preference to display colored background in listing mode outline view
  • added “Create Invoice with GrandTotal” command
  • when using no design, updated HTML code used for displaying your images below your description
  • started working on new “Pull changes from eBay”, which let’s you import specific changes you made to your listings on eBay back into GarageSale (not done yet)
  • improvements to AppleScript execution speed
  • when exporting multi-item orders to GrandTotal for invoicing, the shipping cost should be correct
  • shipping service table column in shipping options panel is resizable
  • added advanced eBay preference to specify the attributes panel’s behaviour when specifics are empty (insert suggested, insert required, insert no attributes)
  • added support for ‘Continuity Camera’ feature on macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • added menu commands to cycle focus between different parts of the main window
  • shows buyer phone number to order inspector
  • -order section: buyer name and address are now a single field for easy copying
  • added “Show Main window” menu command in case you accidentally closed it
  • shows number of verified listings in Launch Control window
  • added AppleScript command (and example script) to remove images from listings
  • when adding new groups, name fields in outline view get selected for editing
  • added advanced eBay preference setting to only perform local verification in LaunchControl window (and prevent verification with eBay)
  • error message for eBay error 240 shows additional error reason, if sent by eBay
  • eBay Message templates: fixed [[totalPrice]] and [[shippingCost]] macros to include billing shipping cost instead of the private “actual shipping” cost field
  • re-added support for the ‘Private Listing’ flag
  • removed outdated buyer requirements no longer supported by the eBay API
  • added “Move Selected Items to” command to “Edit” and outline view context menu
  • user can choose between multiple default footer layouts in Preferences panel
  • GarageSale performs certain eBay data update operation (GetSellerList) on 4 concurrent connections
  • ‘Activity Viewer’ window opens automatically on startup, if it was left open before
  • moved SKU field to first tab of Listings inspector
  • Preview now displays package dimensions if calculated shipping is used


System Requirements

  • GarageSale 8 requires OS X 10.12 or later

This sounds interesting, but did not understand what it actually is. Does it fix the relisting issue reported here?

Anyway, if this is the last line under advanced preference, look out, there must be an issue with panel size!! It can be enlarged so I can’t see it…

Actually, SOME Smart Groups not working at all with Beta 54…

Even one as simple as this now returns 0 zero listings…


“Help” for the new checkbox did not get updated…



There must be something wrong here, I can’t see that line as screenshot shows…

Seems I broke smart groups in that release. Wondering why automated tests didn’t catch this?

Thanks for noticing.

I see. For some reason that panel uses hard code height values for the different tabs. :man_facepalming:

Since one of the grey explanations labels use two lines in Italian vs. a single line in English, the last checkbox in Italian is cut off. Next release should fix this.

Thanks for explanation!

Since v. 51 or so the program does not seem to recognize new updates are available. I have to manually install. Any reason why? Also every time I manually install it seems my sync gets screwed up and I have to redo my database. UGG

Do you see beta 55 (just released) offered via the update at this moment?

What are the symptoms you are seeing?

Do you see beta 55 (just released) offered via the update at this moment?
Yes this time.

What are the symptoms you are seeing?
It is just a general error that says database can not sync. Or does a sync loop where it shows the sync bar for a second then goes away over and over. The only way I can fix it is by picking my most up to date garagesale computer and redo the database.

Confirmed with the latest update my sync doesn’t work again.

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