After downloading the latest file from My BeerTools. The best way to install updates for the PC version is simply to run the installer. It will replace the old application (1.5.x), leaving preferences and databases intact.
Same principle for the Mac. Just replace your entire BeerTools Pro 1.5 folder (likely in your Applications folder) with the new one.
It's always a good idea to backup valuable data before updating BeerTools Pro.
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BeerTools Pro Release Notes Key: [Opt] = Optimization [Fix] = Bug Fix [Imp] = Improvement on bug, but problems may still exist [New] = New Feature [Chg] = Changes Previous Functionality [Kis] = Known Issue [Wrk] = WorkAround [Dep] = Deprecated [Pat] = Describes a backwards compatibility issue. [Ref] = Major refactoring, functionality should be identical to previous. v1.5.24 2012-11-02 [New] [All] New ingredients added and existing ingredients modified in the permanent ingredient database. [New] [All] Added Swedish Krona to list of currencies. [New] [All] Main window has new lock buttons instead of checkboxes to lock volume field values. Final volume and efficiency fields get new scale buttons to perform recipe scaling based on these values. [Chg] [All] Improved undo functionality connected with the recipe scaling window. Instead of logging each change in the window as a separate undo, the entire scaling operation is recorded as one undo. [New] [All] Added option to change the working temperatures for kettle, evaporation, water added and final volumes using popup menus next to the label for each field. [Fix] [All] Fixed inconsistencies related to the volume configuration fields that caused incorrect values to be applied while performing undo. [New] [All] Added new H2O tab to calculators window where water volume estimates based on temperature changes can be calculated. [New] [All] Popup menu and lock checkbox selections are remembered when the calculators window is closed and reopened. [New] [All] The calculators window is reopened upon application launch if it was open when the application quit. v1.5.23 2012-04-26 [Fix] [Lnx] Fixed license key error that occurred on some systems using regional settings other than US English. [New] [All] New ingredients added and existing ingredients modified in the permanent ingredient database. v1.5.22 2012-03-26 [New] [All] Added ingredient proportion next to fermentable and hop quantities in text export. [Imp] [All] Improved filtering of invisible and whitespace characters inserted when copying and pasting license information in the registration window. [New] [All] Enabled duration field for hop and special ingredient late additions, and fermentable pre-boil and boil additions. [Chg] [All] Changed 'Boil' column heading to 'Duration' to more accurately fit the data in the column. [Chg] [All] Changed 'Finish (Bottle)' stage label to 'Finish (Storage)' to be less specific about the type of container used to store the finished beer. [New] [All] New ingredients added and existing ingredients modified in the permanent ingredient database. [Fix] [All] Fixed a calculation error that occurred in pellet hop utilization when using Daniels, Garetz or custom utilization formulas. [Chg] [All] Short date now displayed in the date column when listing recipes. v1.5.21 2011-12-21 [Fix] [All] Fixed an intermittent NilObjectException issue that occasionally occurred when updating the database file during startup. [Fix] [All] Repaired a problem that caused older files containing no color model to be ignored during file system scans initiated by rebuilding the library and scanning for recipes. [New] [All] New ingredients added and existing ingredients modified in the permanent ingredient database. v1.5.20 2011-10-31 [Fix] [All] An error that occurred on systems using a decimal separator other than '.' when saving files has been corrected. v1.5.19 2011-10-28 [Fix] [All] Excessive delays during the license key validation process are reduced. [Chg] [All] Non-breaking space is used to separate the unit portion from the numeric portion of measurement values as well as separate the whole from the fraction portion of fractional values. [New] [All] Added message box to inform the user that BeerTools Pro will update the library database so long pauses won't be interpreted as a program crash. [Fix] [All] Fixed an error that occurred when reading hop utilization algorithms from a file causing parts of the overwritten algorithm to remain. [Fix] [All] The maximum of 7 decimal places has been increased to 15 for all numeric values saved to files. The 7 digit limit caused issues with inventory and shopping lists. [New] [All] Added 'In Stock' amount to the information shown for ingredients in the info window. [New] [All] Added item 'ID' to the information shown for applicable items in the info window. [Fix] [All] Fixed a bug in the shopping list display that caused inconsistencies in how ingredients are listed. Missing ingredients was a typical symptom of the problem. v1.5.18 2011-09-23 [New] [All] Moved the recipe scaling features to a separate modal dialog accessed by choosing 'Scale…' from the 'Recipe' menu. Scaling can be performed using final volume or mash efficiency as the basis. [New] [All] New ingredients added and existing ingredients modified in the permanent ingredient database. [Imp] [All] Improved localization to French. [Fix] [All] Adjustments made to the window sizes and layouts to prevent clipping of text in some languages. [Fix] [All] Fixed an issue that affected how some values are displayed in the interface, specifically the 'Duration' value of the schedule tab. [Ref] [All] Updated help engine implemented. [Fix] [All] Repaired disabled multiline editing in notes and descriptions fields on some editor windows. [Fix] [All] Fixed broken language setting that prevented the correct language from displaying in the 'My Recipes' and 'Check For Updates' windows. [Fix] [All] Fixed a problem with blank dates not being saved to the recipes folder in the library. Dates are now correctly saved as blank. [Fix] [All] Eliminated the display of zero amounts in the purchase column of the shopping list window that occurred occasionally when units were converted between those in inventory and those in the recipe. [Fix] [All] Dragging ingredients from the recipe to the 'My Ingredients' folder will set the status of the recipe to modified if the ingredient received a link to a new database record effectively changing the recipe. [New] [All] Parsing of quantities input by the user has been refactored to improve efficiency and allow for greater flexibility in entering units, including localized unit abbreviations. [Chg] [All] Number fields now allow thousands separators based on the operating system's regional settings. This requires more strict handling of decimal separators so the decimal separator specified in the regional settings must be used when entering numbers. [Fix] [All] Color model settings are honored when saving a recipe to the recipe library so the color shows correctly in the list. [Imp] [Lnx] Improvements made on listbox selected row colors. Some themes may display selected rows better than others. [Chg] [All] Removed the point delete button from the curve editor window in favor of deleting points with the backspace or delete key. [New] [All] Compatibility with universal multi-platform license keys. v1.5.17 2011-07-07 [New] [All] Added supplier information to ingredient rows in recipe ingredients list and print outs. [Fix] [All] Removed 'S.G.:' label from density reading displayed next to kettle and final volumes. [New] [All] Added database version number to about window. [New] [All] New ingredients added and existing ingredients modified in the permanent ingredient database. v1.5.16 2011-04-26 [Fix] [All] Density unit preference now displays in the fermentable ingredient gravity column. [Fix] [All] The term "original gravity" has been changed to "bitterness" in the quantity adjustment dialog opened by the hop editor when the hop settings are changed. Affects English only. [Fix] [Win] Fixed modifier key settings for the recipe menu to eliminate overlap with other keyboard shortcuts. [Fix] [All] Contents list now honors search string when listing ingredients after making changes to and adding new ingredients in the list. [Fix] [All] The catalog number is included in the search fields when searching contents of the yeast category. [New] [All] New ingredients added and existing ingredients modified in the permanent ingredient database. v1.5.15 2011-03-14 [Fix] [All] Color model now saves with default settings when choosing 'Make Default' from the 'File' menu and and selecting the 'Color Model' option in the template configuration panel. [New] [All] When edits are made to the parameters of an ingredient in a recipe and the edits change the original gravity or bitterness of the recipe, the user is given the option to have BTP adjust the quantity of the ingredient so the results remain the same. [New] [All] Added density setting in preferences panel for choosing default density (specific gravity) unit. [New] [All] Added density to the 'Convert Units' panel. [New] [All] Added checkboxes next to all of the unit settings popup menus for choosing which units are applied and which are not. v1.5.14 2011-03-10 [Fix] [All] Fixed an issue that occurred when overwriting an existing license file during the registration process that caused the application to crash. v1.5.13 2011-03-10 [New] [All] Added color model choices accessible from the new Color Model Window opened by choosing 'Color Model' from the 'Recipe' menu. [Opt] [All] Eliminated unnecessary user interface text refreshes on text hidden in the tab section. [Fix] [All] Fixed minor issues affecting spline function evaluation and editing. v1.5.12 2010-08-31 [Ref] [All] Updated help engine implemented. [Fix] [Lnx] Fixed schedule graph overlap that occurred when tabs other than the schedule graph were visible and the graph was redrawn. [Fix] [Mac] Fixed double-clicking and drag and drop of files to open them on Mac OS. [New] [All] Updated style database to use 2008 BJCP style guidelines. v1.5.11 2010-07-19 [Fix] [All] Fixed a small issue that affected Rankine and Kelvin temperatures. [Fix] [All] Heat capacity fields used the wrong set of units and the correct set has been implemented. For backward compatibility the old set of units is still stored in saved files. v1.5.10 2010-05-08 [Fix] [Lnx] Fixed problem with style graphs appearing on other tabs when making selections with popup menus. [Imp] [Lnx] Improved recipe file deletion for most Linux systems implementing GNOME and KDE desktops. [Fix] [All] Fixed problem connecting to library database file immediately after changing the library folder location using the preferences panel. [Imp] [Lnx] Improved display of multiline field labels in most ingredient and other editor windows. v1.5.9 2010-04-27 [Fix] [All] Fixed an issue with erroneous inventory calculation for recipes containing ingredients independent of the ingredient database. [Imp] [All] Improved visual formatting of water chemistry window so column values line up with column totals. v1.5.8 2010-04-18 [Fix] [All] Corrected the Recipe->Add->Transfer menu item label. [Fix] [All] Repaired broken regular expression matching which falsely identified unit abbreviations containing parentheses as invalid. [New] [All] Added Simplified Chinese language support. [New] [All] Added Italian language support. v1.5.7 2010-02-18 [Chg] [All] Adjuncts can be set to 'steep' in the recipe ingredients list. [Fix] [All] Restored style information display in the info panel when clicking on styles in the list. [New] [All] Enabled basic BeerXML export (ingredients only). [Imp] [All] Improved removal of invisible control characters embedded in text entries prior to saving data to XML files. v1.5.6 2010-01-17 [Fix] [All] Repaired disabled multiline editing in style editor text areas. [New] [All] Added contents list printing for printing out ingredient, style, and other lists. [New] [All] Improved printing of mash schedule steps by adding elapsed time, mash thickness, final temperature and available runoff columns as well as row separators. [Chg] [All] Selecting items in the library style lists no longer changes the style of the current recipe unless the alt or option key is pressed. [New] [All] Added context menu for style items. v1.5.5 2009-12-15 [Fix] [All] Repaired miscellaneous interface irregularities including text size issue in date field and disabled multiline editing in notes field. v1.5.4 2009-12-15 [Chg] [All] Updated the Fowler hop utilization algorithm to use new gravity correction formula. [New] [All] Added new ingredients to grains, adjuncts, hops, yeast, and special. [Fix] [All] Fixed the database update system which failed when making minor version updates as a result of prematurely closed database connections. v1.5.3 2009-04-19 [Chg] [All] Online access security improved by favoring SSLv3 when supported on the server side. [Chg] [All] Changes implemented to reduce the frequency of license key renewals caused by changes to system software and moving installations to new computers. [New] [All] Added the 'Late Addition' stage for extracts and adjuncts so these are omitted from hop utilization calculations. [Fix] [All] Schedule values no longer display erroneous data when the apparent attenuation value is modified. v1.5.2 2008-10-01 [Fix] [All] Swapped the HCO3 and SO4 column values for water profiles displayed in the contents list. [Fix] [All] Fixed a calculation error that caused erroneous results when tabbing from one field to another in the vessel editor. [Fix] [Win] The help menu is no longer empty in the shopping list window although the menu items are disabled. [Fix] [Win] Fixed unhandled exception that occurred when closing the online recipe window or quitting the application without logging out. v1.5.1 2008-09-13 [Fix] [Mac] Fixed unhandled exception that occurred when closing the online recipe window without logging out. [Fix] [All] Corrected a deactivated license error that occurred when upgrading from a previous version that had at least one license renewal. [New] [All] Implemented a new help engine. v1.5.0 2008-08-23 [Fix] [All] Fixed display menu update when adding ingredients to the recipe using the context menu. [Chg] [All] Minimize buttons removed from all movable modal windows to prevent confusion resulting from an unresponsive state while a modal is minimized. [Chg] [All] Changed the vessel selector in the heat source editor to a popup arrow instead of a popup menu. [Fix] [Mac] Fixed disappearing text in the final temp field of the batch sparge editor.