From the blog

CurdBee gets Imports and Other Improvements

March 10, 2010

We are glad to inform you that we’ve made some cool new updates to CurdBee. Out of them, the major feature is no doubt the ability to import clients and items to CurdBee. We know a lot of you have been awaiting for this feature and hope this will also make life easier for many users who wants to switch to CurdBee from their legacy billing systems. Importing Clients and Items CurdBee Import Screen You can now import clients and items in CSV or XML format. All you need to do is save your existing data in one of these formats and upload to CurdBee. Also, to help you to prepare the data files we have released sample files in both formats. The XML format will be particularly useful if you are trying to import data from an existing web app such as Basecamp, Freshbooks or Blinksale which allows XML responses via API. If you’d like to learn more, please refer our support articles on how to import clients and items. Shorter/Prettier URLs for Invoices and Estimates Some of you felt that the Invoice or Estimate URL generated by CurdBee looked long and messy. We heard you and decided to make the URLs shorter and more consistent. Of course, this doesn’t mean they’re guessable! The same level of security is still involved when generating a unique hash code for the invoice. If you still have old invoices lying around though, don’t worry, because old URLs will continue to work fine as well. The new URL format is as follows: http://example.curdbee.com/inv/4Z5IegcG http://example.curdbee.com/est/QfRlUMHn Standardised fields for Clients Addresses This was actually a design mistake we made during the early stages of the application. Now, we’re fixing it for good. Formerly, we provided a single big text field for entering the address, which allowed you to use any format you liked. However, we later felt it would be good practice to standardise these address fields in the event that we ever wanted to do cool stuff like integrate data with external applications. As you can see, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to extensibility. With the address fields now standardised, we can work on giving you the option of doing more great things with your data! Well, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy using these new features. As always, our support section is open 24/7, and we’d love to hear from you if you have comments, complaints or suggestions. Thank you once again for using CurdBee, and see you soon with more good news!

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