29 Nov 2017: Topshare has a new owner!
After more than 15 very satisfying years as the developers and owners of Topshare Portfolio Manager, Maggie and I have decided to retire (again!). The hardest thing about this decision has been to make sure that you, the members of our Topshare community, will continue to be well looked after, and this was my main focus in searching for a new owner for the business.
I’m pleased to announce that Lex Edmonds will be your new proprietor. Lex has been writing computer software full time for over 35 years. He has worked for a number of companies in that time, on projects including trust accounting for Real Estate agents, credit card transaction processing for the Bank of Malaysia, and smartcard fare systems for public transport authorities. Most recently, since 2014 Lex has been the principal software developer and director of Microtax Pty Ltd (https://www.microtax.com.au), a software business that’s similar to Topshare in many ways. With his strong customer focus, relevant experience, and demonstrated capabilities as a developer, I’m certain that I’m delivering Topshare into capable hands.
I will continue working closely with Lex over the next year or so, to help him learn the ropes and ensure there are no glitches during the handover. So you’ll still see my name around the site and in correspondence, although less frequently as time moves on. And even beyond that, I’ll remain part of the Topshare universe, although as a customer rather than the business owner.
I want to thank all of you for your support of Topshare in the past. Although I’ve met very few of you personally, I feel I’ve made many friends. Some have been regular correspondents since our initial release of Topshare 1.0, way back on 11 Aug 2002. I’d like to wish you the best in your future endeavours. May the markets rise!
[Chris Jackson, 29 Nov 2017]
14 March, 2017 – new website!
We’ve launched our new website – the old one was pretty much unchanged for at least 10 years. The site now has a new, fresh look and should display equally well on all devices including phones, tablets and traditional computers.
16 Dec, 2016 – Topshare Version 3 released!
We are very excited to announce the release of Topshare V3. This is a major new release, and has been in development for more than 12 months. It boasts a brand new user interface, better performance, and lots of new features.
We encourage users of V2 to upgrade as soon as possible – please click here to purchase your upgrade.
- New, intuitive, easy-to-understand interface
- Faster startup, more responsive main screen
- Full compatability with Win10
- Adjustable fonts (including font size) and colours throughout
And the major new features include:
- One license only: includes all features in the V2 “Pro” and “Std” versions
- New Classifications for purchases and companies (GICS, User categories, Strategies, Registries)
- HIN/SRN tracking
- Easy drag-and-drop import of Broker Contract Notes (from PDF) or Broker Transaction Reports (from CSV)
- More flexible treatment of CGT (can now accurately set up for SMSF or company tax rules)
- Much easier input of Merge/Demerge details
- Free-form notes – you can create a Notes file, just like a word processor, for everything that you’d like to record for each share held
- Easy transfer to a new computer