Version History

Version 8.2.1 (Jan 5, 2015)

  • Bug fix
    • Formerly, Farm Report would crash on start up if all "game tabs" (Farm Town, FarmVille, Personal) were hidden.

Version 8.2.0 (Dec 6, 2014)

  • The User's Guide has been improved.  It now has a more user-friendly format.
  • Added some settings for the Product Ready alarms:
  • Bug fixes
    • Formerly, if the Star column had been hidden (via Options->View->Show Columns), the next time Farm Report started up the column would be visible again.
    • Formerly, when the visibility of columns was changed (via Options->View->Show Columns), the filter (Show Crops, Show Trees, etc) would stop working.
    • (Linux only) Removed alarm sounds "Goat" and "Lamb".

Version 8.1.0 (Oct 24, 2014)

Google Calendar

(You can skip this box if you do not use Farm Report's Google Calendar feature.)

Due to a change in Google's mechanism that allows programs (like Farm Report) to access users' calendars, I have changed the way that Farm Report connects to your Google calendar.

Formerly, Farm Report would request your Google login credentials (user name and password), would (optionally) remember them, and would use them to connect to your Google calendar.

Using the new mechanism, Farm Report does not need to know your login credentials. Instead, Google will ask you if you want to authorize Farm Report to access your calendar. This is a more secure method, since there is no need for Farm Report to know or remember your login credentials. If Farm Report had previously saved (remembered) your login credentials, it will remove them from your system.

Important Note

If you had Add to Google Calendar enabled in v8.0, the first time your run v8.1 you will be asked if you want to grant Farm Report access to your calender. Please read these instructions (To Enable the Google Calendar Feature) before you run v8.1 for the first time.

  • Added Star Column
    • You can use the Star check box column to signify whatever you like.
  • Changes to Reset/Reset All
    • Confirm Reset dialog is displayed when product(s) is reset from a Product Ready alarm
    • Added additional options to Confirm Reset dialog
      • Can specify state of Alarm check box
      • Can specify state of Star check box
      • (Farm Town only) Can Irrigate
    • Added Options->Preferences->Default settings for Reset
      • Set default state of Alarm check box when product is reset
      • Set default state of Star check box when product is reset
  • Farm Town only
    • Added Purple Sprinkler
    • Can now irrigate a product when adding it to the Products table (Add Products)
    • Can now irrigate products when resetting them (Reset Product(s))

Version 8.0.0 (Aug 4, 2014)

  • The master stock items are now stored 'in the cloud'.
    • The first time Farm Report v8 runs, it will download the latest stock items.  Then, once a week, it will download any updates to the stock items (Update Stock Items).
    • You can also manually download updates to the stock items at any time (Help->Update Stock Items).
    • You can disable auto-update of stock items (Options->Preferences->Auto update stock items).
    • This change enables updating the stock item lists without having to release a new version of Farm Report.
    • Thanks to a partnership with The Dirt Farmer, the Farm Report stock item lists for FarmVille will get automatically updated as new items are added to the game.
  • User data is now stored in a database file (FarmReport.db), rather than in an xml file (FarmReport.xml)
  • Added 'Personal' tab
    • Can be used to track whatever you like, just add Custom Items.
    • Has a 24 hour day
  • Removed Cafe World tab
    • Cafe World has been discontinued by Zynga, as of 7/22/14
    • Custom Items and Products based on Custom Items have been moved to the 'Personal' tab.
  • Added Options->Alarm Sound
    • Can choose from several "stock" alarm sounds
    • Changed default alarm sound (formerly "Cowbell")
    • Use Add Alarm Sound button to select a custom sound file (au, wav, aif, aiff, mid, rmi)
  • Added File->Clear Selection (short cut Ctrl-L).
    • Will de-select any selected products on the current farm tab.
  • Added Options->View->Use 24 Hour Format (aka "military time")
  • Options->Preferences->Start in background disabled for non-Windows OS
  • Changed the limit on the Hours spinners for Custom Items and for Ready In times.  The Hours spinners now go up to 168 hours.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the selection and deletion of Custom Items, even when they were not 'in use' in the Products table.

Version 7.2.0 (Sept 10, 2013)

  • Changed the limit on the 'day' spinner for Custom Items and Ready In times.  You can now specify a maximum of 20 days  (formerly 10).
  • Cafe World:
    • Added item type 'Flower'
  • FarmVille:
    • 'Forbidden Ginseng' moved from 'Crop' to 'Terrace Crop'
    • Changed growth time for some crops, based on more accurate data
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 7.1.0 (Sept 24, 2012)

  • Farm Town:
    • Added Green Sprinkler
    • The Remaining Time is shown in standard format, in addition to decimal format.  For example: "4 days 3:59 hours (4.1d)"
  • Changes to specifying a product's start time:
    • When adding a product to the Products table, you can specify the product's start time via Now, Percent Done, or Ready In.
    • When specifying a product's Ready In time, you can specify any combination of days/hours/minutes.  Formerly, you could not combine different units of time.
  • Farm Report will "remember" if you have previously re-sized the Farm Report window.
  • Changed the limits on the spinners for Custom Items and for Ready In times.  The Hours spinners now go up to 72 hours, and the Minutes spinners now go up to 120 minutes.
  • Fixed bug where some users would get error message "Farm Report is already running", even though it was not already running.
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille (including Jade Falls), and Cafe World.

Version 7.0.0 (May 21, 2012)

  • Added multi-farm tabs.  You can have a separate Farm Tab for each of your farms, or you can keep all farms on a single tab, if you prefer.
  • Added Options->View->Sort by Column, to sort all Products Tables by the specified column.
  • Added Options->View->Show Columns->Irrigated and Options->View->Show Columns->Ready, to show/hide the Irrigated and (Percent) Ready columns.
  • Added File->Select All (shortcut Ctrl-A), to select all entries in the current Products Table.
  • Added Snooze times: 30 minutes, 3 hours, 6 hours, 24 hours.
  • Farm Town: Cotton changed to '3 days'.
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 6.4.0 (Jan 13, 2012)

  • (Farm Town only) Added Irrigated column (shows which products have been irrigated).
  • Added Options->Alarm Column menu item (to show/hide the Alarm column).
  • The Product Ready alarm now includes Delete and Delete All buttons.
  • In the Manage Custom Items window, the hour spinner now goes up to 24 hours (the maximum value used to be based on the number of hours in the given game's 'day').
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 6.3.0 (Oct 27, 2011)

  • Added Alarm button and column. You can enable or disable the alarm for each product in the table (when you first add a product to the table, or by setting or clearing the Alarm checkbox, or by using the Alarm button).
  • (Farm Town only) When you click the Irrigate button, you can now choose between the Red Sprinkler and the Orange Sprinkler.
  • Added Help->Tips and Tricks menu item.
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 6.2.0 (Sept 20, 2011)

  •  Farm Town only:
    • Added Irrigate button. This button is for use with the Farm Town "red mobile sprinkler."
    • In the Products table, the Remaining Time is now displayed using the new Farm Town "Ready In" format ("Ready in 2.5 days")
    • In the Add Product/Started panel, the started time can now be specified using the new Farm Town "Ready In" format.
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 6.1.1 (July 28, 2011)

  • (Windows 7 only) Fixed bug causing some Windows 7 users to get the message Farm Report is already running, even though Farm Report was not already running.

Version 6.1.0 (June 29, 2011)

  • Farm Report window is resizable.
  • 'Splash Screen' is displayed while the program is launching.
  • Can hide the game tabs via the X button on each tab.
  • Can set default value for 'snooze time':
    • Set via Options->Preferences
    • Or via Product Ready alarm
  • Changes to Product Ready alarm:
    • Can be 'minimized'
    • Can set default value for 'snooze time'
    • Added Reset and Reset All buttons
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 6.0.0 (May 8, 2011)

  • Added support for Google Calendar Farm Report  can now add product ready reminders to your Google Calendar.  Google Calendar will notify you when your products are ready (via email, text message, or popup message).  Google Calendar reminders are in addition to Farm Report's  Product Ready alarms, and will 'go off' even if Farm Report  is not running.
  • When multiple Product Ready alarms are displayed concurrently, the alarm window includes Close All and Snooze All buttons.  Clicking on one of these buttons will close (or snooze) all of the currently displayed alarms.
  • Farm Town: Added 'Fertilize' and 'Water Flowers' (under 'Other').
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 5.3.0 (Nov 24, 2010)

  • Added 'Percent Done' option to Reset Product(s).  When resetting a product, you can reset it to 'Now' or to specified 'Percent Done'.
  • Multiple users (on a single computer) can now use Farm Report concurrently.
  • Added latest items for Farm Town, FarmVille, and Cafe World.

Version 5.2.0 (Oct 6, 2010)

  • Fixed bug affecting users whose computer's language is not set to 'English'. Formerly, each time Farm Report started, it would reset each item in the Products Table to 0% done.
  • Added option Start in background.  When this option is selected, the next time Farm Report starts running, it will start itself in 'background' mode. This option is typically used when Farm Report has been added to the computer's startup folder, to avoid displaying the Farm Report window each time the computer is restarted.

Version 5.1.0 (Sept 19, 2010)

  • Added support for displaying/hiding individual game tabs (Options->Game Tabs)
  • When adding a new product, you can now re-use your previously entered notes
  • Farm Town:
    • Added 'Water' type
    • Added latest items
  • FarmVille:
    • Added 'Building' type
    • Ginger changed to 18 hours
    • Added latest items
  • Cafe World:
    • 'Percent done' is now shown correctly for items on Lightning Stove (formerly, 'time remaining' matched the value given by Cafe World, but the 'percent done' value did not match).
    • Added latest items

Version 5.0.1 (July 15, 2010)

  • Farm Town: Corrected growth times for Pine, Oak, Bamboo, and Cinnamon
  • Cosmetic changes to Product Ready alarm
  • Cosmetic changes to progress bar in Products Table

Version 5.0.0 (July 13, 2010)

  • Added support for Cafe World.
  • Added the latest Farm Town and FarmVille items.
  • Changes to Manage Custom Items:
    • Item duration can now be specified in "minutes".
    • Item duration can now be specified as a combination of days, hours, and minutes.

Version 4.1.1 (June 20, 2010)

  • FarmVille has changed the Wheat growth time from 3 days to 12 hours.  Farm Report changed accordingly.

Version 4.1.0 (May 29, 2010)

  • Added support for Farm Town "Flowers".
  • Added Hide All filter option.
  • Improved performance of Check for Update and Auto Update Check.
  • Improved error handling for case where data file has been corrupted.

Version 4.0.0 (May 25, 2010)

  • Added a Filter option for the Farm Products Table. You can choose to display all of the products, or any subset of Crops/Trees/Animals.
  • Added Print button, to print the Farm Products Table.
  • Added Check for Update option (in Help menu). Checks to see if there is a newer version available on the web site.
  • Added Auto Update Check. Will automatically check for an update every 7 days. Can be disabled.
  • Add Product panel:
    • You can now add a note to a product while adding it to the Farm Products Table. Formerly, the note had to be added after the product was put in the table.
    • Added Clear button.
  • The alarm dialogs boxes are now "always on top".
  • For Windows 7 users: when Farm Report starts, display a dialog about viewing the Farm Report icon in the Notification Area. Can be disabled.
  • Changed growth times:
    • Farm Town's "Dairy Farm" changed from 3 days to 8 hours, to match change made in Farm Town.
    • FarmVille "White Grapes", changed from 1 day to 12 hours, to correct error.
  • Added the latest Farm Town and FarmVille items.

Version 3.0.0 (Mar 18, 2010)

  • Added the latest Farm Town and FarmVille items.
  • Added Reset Product(s) button.

    The Reset Product(s) button can be used to change the Planted Date of a product to 'Now'.  This is very useful for products that don't require replanting (animals and trees), and also for crops that you repeatedly harvest and re-plant. Formerly, after harvesting those products, you had to delete them from the Farm Products Table and then re-enter them.  Now you can just click Reset Product(s)!

  • Added Set Directory option.

    By default, Farm Report will save its data files in your "default" directory (for example, "Documents" on Windows systems).  You can use the Set Directory option to specify an alternate location.

Version 2.0.3 (Feb 25, 2010)

  • Fixed bug involving display of Custom Items Table.  If more than six items were added to the table, the table was not displayed properly.

Version 2.0.1 (Jan 17, 2010)

  • When creating a new custom item, you no longer have to hit Enter to enable the Add Custom Item button.  The button will be enabled whenever there is a non-empty name entered in the Item Name text box.
  • Added a Help menu item to access the online User's Guide.

Version 2.0.0 (Jan 7, 2010)

Revised: 01/05/2015