Goldenseal Updates

NOTICE: We have just switched to a new shopping cart and software download system!

It will take some time for us to re-enter all existing user accounts. The new system is not as flexible as our old one, so all current, unexpired accounts will automatically be extended to a two year term.

If you are a current user and want to download the latest version now, please call our support line at 607 220-4514 or email to support@turtlesoft.com

Our update system lets you download the latest Goldenseal business software updates whenever you want.

NOTE-- When you first purchase Goldenseal, you get 2 years of free updates. After that, you can renew your update privileges @ $60 for another two years.

To download Goldenseal version 4.81, just click this button, then sign into your account and download the latest version.

Problems downloading? Click for a trouble-shooting guide.

HINT-- It's always a good idea to make a backup copy of your company file, before updating it to a newer version!

Current Version

We released Goldenseal version 4.8 on October 16, 2012, with a minor 4.81 update on Jan 2, 2013. Click for a list of changes and improvements.

NOTE-- If you have an older PPC Macintosh, please contact us, and we will give you a special download link for the PPC version. The primary Macintosh download is now for Intel Macs only, which reduces the file size by 50%.

Version History

Here's information about recent releases.

Version 4.7 was released on 9/29/2011. Click for a list of changes
Version 4.6 was released on 3/21/2011. Click for a list of changes
Version 4.55 was released on 9/16/10. Click for a list of changes
Version 4.5 was released on 7/9/10. Click for a list of changes.
Version 4.4 was released on 12/23/09. Click for a list of changes.
Version 4.32 was released on 12/28/08. Click for a list of changes.
Version 4.3 was released on 10/30/08. Click for a list of changes.
Version 4.2 released 4/22/08. Click for a list of changes.
Version 4.1 released 1/22/08. Click for a list of changes.
Version 4.02 released 10/15/07. Click for a list of changes.
Version 4.01 released 10/9/07. Minor bug fix update.
Version 4.0 released 9/10/07. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.9 released 5/2/07. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.8 released 11/28/06. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.72 released 10/2/06. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.7 released 9/7/06. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.6 released 5/8/06. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.5 released 11/3/05. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.4 released 7/25/05. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.3 released 5/18/05. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.2 released 3/15/05. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.14 released 1/31/05. Click for a list of changes in the special "pi" version.
Version 3.1 released 1/24/05. Click for a list of changes.
Version 3.01 released 11/29/04. Click for a list of changes.
You can also see a brief history of updates 2.3 to 2.9, and a list of bugs and problems fixed in versions 2.5 to 3.0.

NOTE-- We don't change the Goldenseal file name for minor releases. If you want to see exactly which version you have now, use the About Goldenseal window.

Who can Use the Update System?

New Users-- you'll be able to download Goldenseal updates for 24 months after your purchase. You will use the same account you set up during the purchase, to download future updates.

You can also download the full version as soon as we process your order. We'll send an email with your account info and password. Click here for detailed instructions for the installation.

Renewals-- You can purchase update renewals for $60 (two years). The renewal will allow you to make unlimited downloads of all new versions during the renewal period.

NOTE-- We usually process Goldenseal software update orders Mon-Fri between noon and 4 PM EST. You'll receive your update account and password shortly after that.

More Update Info

Here's more downloading update lowdown that will help you to make up your mind and get down to business!

Is there a limit to the number of downloads?

Nope. It's up to you how frequently to get updates. We will publish detailed info about the bug fixes and features in each updat,e so you can decide if you need it.

How often are updates available?

We usually release about one new feature version every year-- they include new features and improvements, plus fixes for any bugs that turned up since the last upgrade. Feature releases increase the version by .1 (one tenth).

We also release minor bug fix versions when they are needed. Bug fix releases usually increase the version by .01 (one hundredth).

How long will it take to download files?

Goldenseal program files are about 5 megabytes in size. Typical downlad times:

  • Dial-Up-- 12 to 20 minutes (possibly longer if you have an extremely slow line).
  • Broadband (DSL, WiFi or Cable)--1 to 2 minutes, depending on your connection speed, local user load and general Internet traffic rates.

What do I do after I download?

The Goldenseal updates are compressed for quicker downloading. For more about file compression, click here.

HINT-- The Goldenseal update replaces your Goldenseal application (the tree icon). That is the only thing you need to change-- all other Goldenseal files stay exactly the same.

Windows Version-- use WinZip to decompress the file, then double-click on the Update icon to install the new version. NOTE-- Your anti-virus software may warn about downloading a compressed executable file (.EXE). It is safe to ignore the warning and download the Goldenseal installer.

Macintosh Version-- use Stuffit Expander, Stuffit or ZipIt to decompress the new Goldenseal file. After you have expanded the download file, remove your old version of the Goldenseal application (the tree icon), and replace it with the new Goldenseal application.

NOTE-- If you are having problems unstuffing the updates with Mac OS X, click here.