Choose a Trial Software installer or Quick Tour for your computer - If you have trouble with the download or running the installer, download the User Guide or Quick Tour and then try the installer again.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10
Save the installer to your Desktop. If you get a message that the publisher can't be verified, just click OK and enjoy the software.
Download Activity & Expense Tracker Installer
Download Activity & Expense Tracker for Workgroups Installer
Download Activity & Expense Tracker Plus Installer
Downloading software to Windows - you will probably get a message from Microsoft that warns that downloading software to your computer MAY harm your computer. Our software has been certified virus-free and WILL NOT harm your computer. Choose Save if you have that choice.
In Windows 7, click Run, then Action, then More Options and choose Run Anyway. You may also get a notice on your "security bar" that the download has been "blocked". Clicking the Download button should provide a Save button. If not, you may have to change your security settings to download the file.
Mac OSX 10.2 to 10.14
Save the installer to your computer and then drag the program folder from the installer to your Applications folder. See the Installation Instructions for more information.
Activity & Expense Tracker Installer for Mac
Download Activity & Expense Tracker for Workgroups Installer for Mac
Download Activity & Expense Tracker Plus Installer for Mac
Running downloaded software in Mac OSX. When you open the program for the first time you will probably get a message that the program was downloaded from the Internet. Our software has been certified virus-free and WILL NOT harm your computer. Click the Open button to continue. If you do not see such a button then you may have to change your security settings (open the Security pane in System Preferences) to download the file.
Mac OSX 11 and above. This software is no longer supported for the new Mac OSX version 11 or above.
Mac OSX 10.15. Contact the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org for a special patch that will allow the software to run in 64bit mode.
Special Instructions for Mac OS 10.12.x to 10.15 users.
If you try to run the program and it won't open at all or you get a message that it is from an
unknown developer, you need to open your System Preferences and go to the
Security Settings and confirm there that it is OK to open the Activity & Expense Tracker.app.
We can assure you that our software is virus free.
If you still have a problem opening the software (the program launches,
then closes right after you see a small window that just says "SpiritWorks Software",
then proceed with the following:
Open the Activity & Expense Tracker program folder in Applications.
Locate the aetv5main.rev file, click it once and then choose Get Info from the File menu.
In the Open With section choose Other... from the menu of suggested applications,
which will be the very last choice. An Open dialog will appear, asking you to
locate an application to open aetv5main.rev with. Start by clicking the Recommended
Applications menu and choose All Applications.
Locate the Activity & Expense Tracker app in the Activity & Expense Tracker folder in Applications.
Enable the Always Open With option and then click Add. Next click the Change All button
which is also in the Open With section of Get Info.
Then create an alias of the aetv5main.rev file by clicking it once and then choosing
Make Alias from the File menu, and then copy it to your your Desktop.
You will need to use this Alias (or shortcut) when you want to open the program.
You should remove the Activity & Expense Tracker icon from the Dock.
User Guide - .pdf for all computers
For a more condensed User Guide, view or print this page.
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Quick Tours (visual descriptions of the components of the software)
Installation instructions for the Quick Tour
Click the link above and save the .zip file to your Desktop. Double-click the file to open it. Windows users must copy the Quick Tour folder from the zip file to their Desktop or some other location and then open that new folder. This happens automatically on the Mac. Double-click the page1.html file to open the Quick Tour in your browser.
Instructions for installing on a portable drive
Macintosh users can click the Download Mac Installer link above and then copy the program folder from the installer window onto any portable drive. Windows users should download the .zip file (from the link in the last paragraph of the next section) to their Desktop, open the .zip file on their computer, and then copy the program folder from the zip file window onto their portable drive.
Installation instructions for Windows systems
Right click on a link above and choose "Save as..."
from the popup menu, then choose where you want the .msi
file and make a note of its location. After installation
you can give this file to a friend.
Double-click (or run) the AET.msi file and follow the directions to install the software on your computer. (Vista does not like the program in the Program Files folder.)
3) Open the program by clicking the shortcut for the Activity & Expense Tracker.exe on your desktop. A new program group is added to your Start menu with shortcuts to tips, registration information and an uninstaller.
Warning: you can't install two copies of either the same program, or more than one program on one computer using the Installer (.msi) files. If you want to install additional programs, download this AET.zip file, or this AETWG.zip file for the Workgroup version, or this AETP.zip file for the Plus version. If you download the .zip file you will need to install the software in your Documents folder and create a shortcut to the application. YOU MUST delete the .zip file before using the software.
• Installation instructions for Macintosh OSX systems
click on the Download Installer link for OSX above and the file will be downloaded to your
.dmg file should automatically mount as a new drive in a
new Finder window. If not, just double-click it. Next copy
the Activity & Expense Tracker folder from the virtual drive to your Applications
folder. Then eject the virtual drive and delete the .dmg file.
Mac users need to copy the software from the installer to their Applications folder
and run the software from there.
Next open your Applications folder, open the new Activity & Expense Tracker folder, then double-click on the application. You may also
want to drag the new program to your Dock, so you can easily
locate Activity & Expense Tracker in the future.
Here's the workaround for opening Activity
& Expense Tracker in Mountain Lion and Mavericks.
Gatekeeper gives you three security options. Just like today, you can download and install apps from anywhere on the web. Or you can choose the safest option and download and install apps only from the Mac App Store. Or use the default option, which allows you to download apps from the Mac App Store as well as those signed with a Developer ID. If an app is unsigned, Gatekeeper blocks the app from being installed and warns you that it did not come from an identified developer. If you’re sure the app is safe, which all SpiritWorks Software is, you can manually override Gatekeeper by Control-clicking the app and choosing to open it.
• For older versions, Installation questions or Technical Support, e-mail support @ productivity-software.com
• If you are updating from another version of this software:
Click the Backup Records button on the Welcome Screen and save the .bak file to your desktop.
2) Open the .bak file in a text editor such as Notepad. Make sure all your records are included for each component of the software.
3) Quit and uninstall the program.
4) Download and install the new software.
5) Register the new software (If you do not already have a v5.9.x or v1.9.x registration number, click
here to pay the upgrade fee).
6) Then click Restore Records on the Welcome screen. You will be asked to locate your backup file.