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   Last updated: June 17, 2011








Mac software CST2Manage




When we first started selling software products online last June, we didn't know a crucial mistake we were making.  We had no software application to manage customer accounts.  So we had no organized system to tell if somebody who just bought our product is a returning customer or what he or she may have bought previously, resulting in multiple customer accounts for the same person.  How many customers did we have? - we had no wild idea.

We wanted a customer management system that would automatically generate a username and a password, a system that would tell us if a given username or a given e-mail address is taken by an existing customer.  We wanted a system that would give us easy access to other applications.  Inevitably, we've built a customer account system of our own.



Mac software CST2Manage





  • Set administrative accounts so that only authorized people can browse customer data.
  • Let CST2Manage automatically backup application data periodically so that you won't suffer from an accidental loss of data.
  • Export customer account data as an XML file.
  • Let CST2Manage automatically generate a username and a password for a new customer account.
  • Let CST2Manage check if there already exists a customer account with a given username or e-mail address.
  • Find out who bought a particular product.
  • Set a DayWatch alarm clock to any customer account so that you will be alarmed when a watch date arrives.
  • Create your own pull-down menu lists.
  • Idle protection: Let CST2Manage protect data when your Mac is idle.






Mac software CST2Manage

Logging into the system with an administrative account


Mac software CST2Manage

Cofiguring data formats


Mac software CST2Manage

Revising a default drop-down menu list


Mac software CST2Manage

Adding a new product


Mac software CST2Manage

Letting CST2Manage automatically generate a new username and a password


Mac software CST2Manage

Letting CST2Manage notify the user that there already exists an account with a given e-mail address and locate it


Mac software CST2Manage

Exporting data in XML...


Mac software CST2Manage

Setting up Idle protection


Mac software CST2Manage

Protecting data






Trial version:


A trial/demo version is available.


  • Click on the button to download the trial/ demo version of CST2Manage for Mac.  Mac video tutorials




System requirements:


  • 10.4 (untested), 10.5, 10.6 with PowerPC Mac or Intel Mac
  • QuickTime 7.5 or higher (No Pro upgrade is required.)
  • Some features may only be applicable if the format region of the System is set to the United States in Preferences (International > Formats).




Purchasing CST2Manage license:



Purchasing a single license of CST2Manage


Mac App Store

Available at Mac App Store only As CST2Manage







Version History:


1.3.0 to 1.3.5 (March 4, 2011)

  1. 'No number at the beginning' and 'Alphabetic letter at the beginning' were not correctly enforced on Dice.
  2. Change: When the user chooses 'Correct File Path' for the selected product/service, they can only correct the file path if it's a PNG file and dimensions are 32 x 32 px.
  3. The user can now change product/service pictures by choosing Change Pictures on the contextual menu.
  4. The exported XML data file now contains field names.
  5. The application comes with a new icon.
  6. Other several minor changes and fixes are done.


1.2.0 to 1.3.0 (January 12, 2011)

  1. A set of measures is taken to enhance application's compatibility with Snow Leopard.
  2. Additional commands are added to the Help menu.
  3. The product list will be automatically sorted in an ascending order.
  4. Product images are saved in the PNG format to utilize the alpha channel.
  5. The user can now create a list (See the tab labeled Blacklist.) to blacklist customers, whose names and e-mail addresses will be automatically screened every time the user goes through the creation of a new customer profile.  Click here for more information.
  6. Other numerous changes and improvements are made.


1.1.2 to 1.2.0 (November 12, 2010)

  1. Bevel buttons, which are not reliable, are replaced by pushbuttons.
  2. The user is now able to correct file paths for product pictures. This feature may be useful when they reinstall OS and the location where CST2Manage is installed has changed.
  3. Date Picker (virtual calendar) is fixed so that the current day of the month and the year will be correctly highlighted when necessary.
  4. The user will be asked if they want to switch to browse and see it after creating a new customer record.
  5. The user has an option of whether or not to automatically restart the application to reload settings after closing Preferences.
  6. A version compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is available.
  7. Copy buttons are installed under Browse.
  8. One can delete an administrative account only after their qualification is verified.
  9. The screen will automatically switch from introductory to Browse 1 minute after the application was launched.
  10. If there's no activity on the desktop, the application can automatically put itself into the protective mode.
  11. The possibility that an error can occur when a field value contains an apostrophe is eliminated.
  12. More numerous changes and fixes are made.


1.1.0 to 1.1.2 (June 16, 2010)

  1. CST2Manage now comes with a better calendar window.
  2. Custom buttons are replaced by Bevel buttons.
  3. Some minor changes and fixes are made.

    Mac software CST2Manage




1.0.7 to 1.1.0 (June 8, 2010)

  1. A mystery of disappearing settings is finally solved for good by storing them in a database file.
  2. Product pictures are no longer cut off on the edge.
  3. Product pictures have no more transparency problem (dotted background) even with sheer white background.

    Mac software CST2Manage



    Mac software CST2Manage



1.0.5 to 1.0.7 (May 12, 2010)

  1. Fix: When a customer profile is duplicated, the current date will be inserted instead of the original one.
  2. A mysterious issue that the password option in Preferences > Data formats will reset itself is fixed, hopefully.


1.0.1 to 1.0.5 (April 23, 2010)

  1. Updating the product list will also cause the product list on Numbers to be updated.
  2. Fix: Notes was not in the Unedit mode.
  3. The application remembers main window's position, where Preferences window will open.
  4. CST2Manage has a unique way of distinguishing one record from another.  So it is possible to have two customer records sharing the same customer ID, password and other fields.  With this update, when a new customer ID already exists, the administrator will be given a choice of duplicating the existing record to create another.

    Mac software CST2Manage


1.0.0 to 1.0.1 (April 14, 2010)

  1. Improvement: The click-copy feature is also available with Write labels.
  2. Fix: The buttons that the user is not supposed to see under Setup2 are now invisible.


CST2Manage is a product of MacHouse.