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TurtleSoft Pro

We are currently working on TurtleSoft Pro. It's a major upgrade to our Goldenseal software. It keeps the same basic features, but converts to more modern frameworks and appearance. For detailed progress reports, check the Turtlesoft Blog.

This is a large and difficult project. Fortunately, we only need to do this kind of overhaul once every 10 or 20 years!

On Windows, we are removing all use of QuickTime libraries, so you won't need to install extra software to run TurtleSoft Pro. That also fixes problems some users have had with slow screen drawing or flashing.

On Macintosh, we have removed old code based on PowerPlant and Carbon, and are replacing it with 64-bit libraries.

On both platforms, we redesigned the basic interface so it is easier to use. The new appearance works better with modern screen sizes and hardware. It makes your company data easier to navigate, and generally looks more "modern".

Behind the scenes, we also rewrote the database code to be more reliable, and converted everything to a modern 64-bit architecture. We are also using newer C++ features that make the code more reliable.

System Requirements- Macintosh

TurtleSoft Pro will run on any Macintosh computer with System 10.15 (Mojave) or newer. It requires an Intel, 64-bit chip or the newer M1 chip family. Since we are updating the code to the latest framework libraries, it will no longer run on older Mac systems.

System Requirements- Windows

TurtleSoft Pro will run on any 64-bit Windows PC with Windows 10 or newer.

TurtleSoft Pro will no longer require that you install QuickTime.

File Compatibility

TurtleSoft Pro files will still be binary compatible between Mac and Windows. That means you can use the same files on either platform, or use both Mac and Windows machines with the multi-user version.

Files from the current Goldenseal convert automatically to the new 64-bit format.