Changelog

Follow up on the latest improvements and updates.

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Soulver 3.11.3

Soulver Studio (beta)
  • Turn sheets into stand-alone Mac apps that can be shared with others (compatible with macOS 12+)
  • Select a sheet, go to the "Sheet" menu and choose "Build App from Sheet"
  • Choose from 7 fun icon colors
Availability
App creation details
  • Mac apps built from sheets are sandboxed for security and sent to Apple for "notarization"
  • Notarization is a process that makes an app Gatekeeper compatible, so they can be installed on other Macs
  • This process generally takes less than 5 minutes
  • Apple restricts us to building 75 apps per day this way. You might find the service is unavailable for a time if we run out of capacity

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Soulver 3.11.2

Calculation Engine
Bitwise Operators
Support for bitwise operators, including:
  • Bitwise AND (&), bitwise OR (|), bitwise XOR (xor)
  • Bitwise left shift (<<) and bitwise right shift (>>)
Permutations & Combinations
  • "10 permutation 3" (= 720)
  • "25 combination 3" (= 2,300)
Or, alternatively, use a clearer syntax:
  • "3 permutations of 10 (= 720)
  • "3 combinations of 25" (= 2,300)
Financial Functions
  • Added a compound interest function that gets just the interest earned (without the principal), i.e.:
  • "interest on $35k after 3 years at 4.5%" (= $4,941)
Crypto-currencies
  • Support for "Gwei" and "Wei" (sub-dominations of Ethereum)
Number pad (iPhone)
  • Added ETH, BNB and SOL as popup options on the BTC button (thanks John)
  • You can now quickly convert a currency result on a new line: add a new line (after a line with a currency result), then tap a currency code. This will insert a reference to the previous line, and conversion to the inserted currency.
  • Operators & return/delete keys in the number pad are now visible to VoiceOver (thanks Scott)
Sheet settings (iPhone & iPad)
  • Added a setting to control what happens on app launch: either open the previous sheet, or create a new sheet on launch (but only after 5 minutes of inactivity)
  • Added a sync troubleshooting section: this includes a button to manually reload your sheetbook file (rarely required, but can be helpful sometimes)
  • Minor layout improvements to the sheet settings pane
Bug fixes (Calculation Engine)
  • Fixed an issue where certain date interval phrasings could cause a crash
  • Fixed an issue with 0.9M being incorrectly formatted by the thousands separator insertion feature (thanks Matteo)
  • Fixed an issue with dash separated dates (like 04-05-2020) incorrectly having spaces inserted around the dashes while typing (thanks Dr. Dishant)
Bug fixes (Mac)
  • Made it clearer that the Monospaced System Font option only applies to digits (thanks John)
  • Fixed an issue with the delete button in the sheet view not during mouse movement after cancelling a drag (thanks Jasper)
  • Fixed an issue with the syntax coloring of variable declarations on subtotal lines in HTML/PDF output (thanks Jason)
Bug fixes (iPhone & iPad)
  • Copying & pasting lines that contain line references now works correctly (thanks Tony)
  • Fixed an issue with opening .slvr files from the Files app not working correctly on iPhone (thanks Alexander)

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Soulver 3.11.1

Minor improvements (iPhone & iPad)
  • Added a contextual menu (via a long press) on answer tokens to turn them into plain text, or show the line they reference
  • When importing Soulver 2 files (.soulver), the file name is no longer automatically inserted as the sheet heading (#) if the file is named Draft or Untitled
  • Soulver longer automatically shows the keyboard on iPhone when switching to another sheet (this behavior matches the Notes app)
  • Improved the Soulver launch screen
Bug fixes (iPhone & iPad)
  • Fixed an issue where some users were not able to get past the launch screen due to iCloud hanging while downloading an existing sheetbook onto your device when requested
  • Fixed a crash on iPhone when showing the custom keyboard editor while editing an external sheet (.slvr)
  • Fixed an issue where the open sheet URL action was only cosmetically selecting the requested sheet
  • Fixed a bug with the "New Sheet" home screen action (on iPad) not working when the app had not yet been launched

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Soulver 3.11

Soulver 3 is now available for iPhone.
Availability & Pricing
  • Soulver 3 for iOS is available on the App Store. It's just $14 (or complementary for our Setapp users).
  • It's still a one time purchase (separate from Mac & iPad versions), and family sharing is included
  • This is the first paid update to Soulver on iOS since the original Soulver for iOS in 2009 (which received more than 10 years of updates & support)
Number pad
  • We've designed a wonderful number pad make doing calculations on-the-go fast
  • Switch between the system keyboard and the number pad with a conveniently located switch at the bottom of the keyboard
  • It comes with a number of accessory keyboards across the top that you can choose from for your particular calculations
  • The number pad is supported on all iPhones with a rounded display (all iOS 16 supporting iPhones except the iPhone SE)
  • You can disable the number pad in the settings if you require
Additional options on keys via popups
  • Many keys have additional options available on a popup menu. Press down on a key for a second to see additional options
  • For example, the "0" key offers "k", "M", and "G" number scalars
  • For example the "." key offers headings "# " and comment "// " characters. The ABC keyboard will be selected automatically for you to type your heading or comment.
  • Hold down on the delete key and slide your finger left to delete the current line or clear the entire sheet
Currency accessory keyboard
  • Always shows your home currency & the currency of your current location (based on your timezone, not your GPS location)
  • This is helpful for quickly converting back to your home currency when travelling.
Variable accessory keyboard
  • Shows any global & local variables in your sheet (this saves you typing out the whole variable name every time you want to reference it).
Custom accessory keyboard
  • Design your own custom accessory keyboard with whatever functions & phrases you find yourself using most commonly
Sheet management (iPad & iPhone)
  • Compact sheet view mode
  • A contextual command to move a sheet into a folder (like the Notes app). Previously only drag-and-drop moving was supported
Lots of other little touches
  • Check out the Tips & Tricks to learn about some handy hidden features, including a gesture for answer column resizing, quick subtotal creation, and quickly switching between keyboards

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Soulver 3.10.3

Soulver now requires macOS 12 Monterey or higher
CSS Units
  • CSS units (em, rem & px) will now always be formatted without spaces and using a standard US decimal character (.) so they can be immediately pasted into CSS files
Volume units
  • Added slightly more accuracy to volume & substance calculations in certain cases
  • Rates of liters/meters^2 are now resolved to a unit of meters
Natural language functions
  • You can now use "@" as a synonym for "at" in natural language phrases, like in compound interest "$5k after 3 years @ 7.5%" (= ($6,211))
Conditionals
  • Support for "if x then…" in addition to if x == true then…", where x is a boolean
  • Fixed a bug where natural language functions were not working in the "then" position in conditionals (thanks Ian)
Timezones
  • Added timezones for French territories: Mauritius, French Guiana, Martinique, La Réunion, & Guadeloupe
Functions
  • Support for specifying the value of a unit using a function, like "sin(30) radians", or "abs(-40) meters"
Line references
  • Support for adding a SI scalar to a line reference, for example "[123]k EUR", where [123] is a token reference to a previous line
Specifiers
  • Support for "dec" as a shorthand for "decimal", like "0x123 to dec" (thanks Nasco)
Calendar calculations
  • The "days left in 2024" function now returns a whole number of days (rather than fractional)
  • Support for converting timespans into "months and days"
Localizations
  • Diacritics are now ignored in unit and function names in the Spanish localization (use either "días" or "dias" for example) (thanks Carlos)
Bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the log() function was not working with hex and binary numbers (thanks Emile)
  • Fixed a very obscure bug where Soulver could use excessive CPU in the background when a list of fractions similar to dates was present in a heading comment in a US locale (thanks Jon)
  • Fixed a hang when performing lcm with a list of numbers that included 0 (thanks Daniel)
  • Fixed a bug where a line reference could lose its referent when deleting multiple lines above its referent's line
  • "tonne" now maps to metric ton, rather than short tons.
  • Fixed a few bugs that popped up in 3.10.1 (thanks Andre, Rob & Guillermo for the speedy reports)

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Soulver 3.10.1

Pounds & Ounces
  • Added support for "pounds & ounces" as a composite result format. This will be the new default for expressions using pounds (lb), such as "13.5 lb" (= 13 lb 8 oz)
  • Pounds & ounces conversions can manually be done using the converter "in pounds & ounces" or "in lb oz"
  • You can still use "in lb/pounds" to express the result as decimal pounds.
Date & Time Zone Calculations
  • Added support for interval calculations involving years and formats like "1953 − today"
  • Added support for dates in the format "13 March 23" (Year assumed to be 23 here)
  • Added support for time zone calculations in the "time in Copenhagen 3 hours (from now/ago)" format
Timespans
  • Support for double unit timespans like "in minutes and seconds", "in hours and minutes" and so on
  • Soulver uses timespans more frequently in operations on single quantities of time. For example, "25 min / 12" = (2 min 5 seconds), "1h20m + 45m" = (2 hours 5 mins)
  • When "as timespan" is explicitly specified for the result of a date interval calculation, fixed time units are used, not variable ones
  • Added "time span" as an alternate expression for "timespan"
Number Formatting
  • Numbers in SI notation will now conform to your decimal point settings. Formerly, they were formatted to 3 dp regardless
  • Added support for SI symbols (k, M, G) to line references
  • Crypto currencies will no longer round to two decimal places by default.
Lists
  • Added support for expressions inside parentheses in lists like "max (100 * 2) 50 100" (= 200)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with single letters not acting as custom prefix currency symbols, such as R100 for South African Rand (thanks to Hein)
  • Fixed an issue where custom currency symbols were not applied without a further application restart after changing your number format
  • Fixed an issue where a single currency symbol in parentheses was interpreted as a comment, such as ($100) (thanks to Andre)
  • Fixed an issue where a short month name in parentheses could cause a comment not to be correctly recognised (thanks to Markus & Nigameash).
  • Fixed a problem with raising volume units to the power of a third (thanks to Daniel)
  • If multiple variables shared the same name, only one was included in the quick total. This issue has now been fixed (thanks TJ)
  • Fixed an issue with "February 29" without a year component not being recognized as a valid date (😪, thanks Patrick)
  • Fixed an issue with defining the decimal point of several lines with variable dependencies
  • Fixed an issue related to a peculiar symbol that could cause the application to crash when pasted (thanks to Jason)
  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when executing
    sinh(10000)
List operation improvements
Support for "min", "max", "gcd" and "lcm" on lists of numbers.
For example:
  • "min 5, 3, 7" (= 3)
  • "max 50, 20, 10" (= 50)
  • "gcd 10, 20, 5" (= 5)
  • "lcm of 210, 40, 8" (= 840)
Time ago/from now in location
  • New "time ago/from now in location" phrase
For example:
  • "3 hours ago in London"
  • "30 min from now in Sydney"
This update includes a number of improvements to the iPad version, including:
Advanced Weather & AI Assistant
  • Support for subscribing to the "AI Assistant, Live Stocks & Weather" subscription
Menu bar improvements
  • New sheet button has a contextual menu to create a sheet starting with a heading, or duplicate the existing sheet
  • Dedicated import sheets button
Automatic variable renaming
  • When you edit a variable name, lines referencing the previous name will be automatically updated to use the new name
  • This feature must be enabled in Soulver's
    Editing
    settings
Variable value peeking
  • Select a variable in the text area to see its value in the text menu
Contextual actions
  • Added contextual actions on answers (to quickly copy results)
  • On total (so you can quickly hide it, or switch to average)
Easier subtotal creation
  • A blank cell will always be added below your last line. Long press on it and choose "Make Subtotal" to quickly sum up the previous lines
Fonts & font size
  • Added support for custom fonts on your device
  • Added a mode to use the (adaptive) system font size, rather than an explicit font size
Fill screen with answer
  • Long press on an answer and choose "Fill Screen" to fill your display with the answer
Bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue with Chinese pinyin and other "multi-stage" input methods not working correctly
New data services available, including an AI Assistant (powered by GPT-4) & advanced weather metrics (from  Weather)
Providing these services generates ongoing costs for us. We offer them as an optional subscription service to keep Soulver itself a one-time purchase.
Inline AI Assistant (powered by GPT-4)
  • Query the AI assistant inline using " = ?"
  • For instance, "distance to the moon = ?". After a short delay, the question mark will be replaced by the answer
Advanced Weather Metrics (from  Weather)
  • 20 additional metrics for weather queries, including humidity, pressure, visibility, UV index, snow & rainfall, wind and more
  • See the entire list in the documentation
Availability
  • These services are available in the App Store versions (Mac & iPad) as an optional subscription. They are complementary for our Setapp users.
  • Subscribers also get access to
    live & historical stock data
    (150,000+ stock tickers across 70 exchanges worldwide). "Soulver Stocks" subscribers are automatically migrated to the new subscription at no additional cost until next renewal.
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