It took a while longer than we planned, but the new 1.7.0 version of the Best Farrier app is now available for downloading. You can use the buttons below or tap on the update message directly in the app’s home screen.

This version is a little special, because all we did this time was add some features requested by our subscribers. We really appreciate ideas and suggestions on how to improve Best Farrier, so keep those suggestions coming. More user requested features will be added in future versions.

So, what’s new?

Horses can now use group colors

As you probably know, we added contact groups in the last version, which allows users to separate contacts in groups, each with their own color (used in the contact icons and some other screens, as explained in this post). Now, horses can use the same groups in much of the same manner. So if you use contact groups to plan your travels for example, you’ll be able to see which horses are in which areas easily now.

Horses will have the option of not using any group, or using the same group as their owner or the stable they’re boarded at. There is a new setting under App Settings that determines the default option for new horses. All currently existing horses will also use the same option. You can also edit any individual horse and override the app setting if needed. When not using a group color, the horse will use the app’s default grayish blue.

Contacts can have notes, now

We added notes to contacts, so now you can write reminders or important information about a contact right on their records. You also have the option to show the notes on appointments (while creating and/or viewing them), so they’re specially useful to keep those reminders about clients with special requirements (we all have that one client that can only be scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays in the morning).

You can chose to print the next appointment times on invoices

Until now, only the next appointment date was printed on the invoice, the idea being that it would give farriers a little more flexibility to rearrange their appointments until the time they actually make their calls to let their stops know when to expect them.

It turns out some of you are really organized and keep your schedules really consistent, so we added a setting in the App Settings that lets you choose to also print the appointment time alongside the date on the invoices.

This is all we have for now. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch, or visit our support area for help with the app.

If you are not a Best Farrier app subscriber yet, why not start your free trial now and see if the app works for you?

Mauro Reis
Farrier and Best Farrier app developer

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