Highlighting Some of the New Features in Stock + Pro

Hello investors!

I am pleased to announce that version 3.2 is now available.  A big thank you to the folks over at Apple for pushing it through the review process in a timely manner.

3.2 comes closely on the heels of 3.1 and as such, I did not have time to talk about the new features in that version, so today we will cover all of the big changes from both versions.

$$ Tags

Using the new ‘$$’ prefix, you can now add custom symbols to your watchlists.

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In the Inspector Pane, you can edit the full name of a $$ tagged symbol as well as the Price.

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$$ Tags open a multitude of possibilities in how you can use the app and get value from it.  For instance you can simulate hard to find mutual funds by updating the price at the end of each day.  They can also be used to keep track of cash positions or paper bonds.  Pro users can even use them to create a pseudo line-by-line portfolio.

Cost of Shares Owned & Approximate Gain/Loss

A new feature that was introduced in v3.1 Pro was cost of shares owned.

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This helps to approximate a general Gain/Loss value for one’s portfolio.  The Portfolio Summary now includes a bar chart to visualize both All Time gain/loss as well as Today’s gain/lossScreen Shot 2015-10-02 at 12.08.10 PM

A true line-by-line transaction portfolio will be coming in v4 for Pro users.


Smaller Window Sizes

We have improved the user customization of the app by reducing the minimum window size.  If you have an 11″ or 13″ display, Stock + can be resized to take up less than half of that screen real estate.

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Hiding the left sidebar (Cmd+Shift+K) and only showing the watchlist columns that you are interested in (Menu:  View > Include) go a long way to freeing up pixels.

Of course, Stock + looks equally good on a 27″ 5k iMac.


What’s Next?

There is a long list of features on the drawing board (some of them from users some from our own wish list).  Moving forward we will be working to tick as many of those items off as possible.  We will be splitting our time between version 3 updates and v1.0 of the upcoming iOS app.


As always, happy investing!

Andrew & the Chimp Studios Team