DorisDesktop 1.6

Dear Mac users,  please upgrade to the latest version of DorisDesktop:

Download the latest version of DorisDesktop

This latest version fixes a lot of usability bugs and is recommended for all users.  This will be the last update before I introduce the new multiple view layout that will make a History view possible and some other nice surprises.

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Here’s what’s updated:

  • Fixed ability to tab through fields when adding new task
  • Disabled multiple selection of tasks
  • Added command r to refresh tasks and sync
  • Badge added to icon in doc for current number of open tasks in Today
  • Fixed wrong task and group selection bugs
  • Total task count added to window title
  • Group folder icon based on type: group, today or inbox

For this last item, if you have a folder called Today (it’s not mandatory) you’ll get a nice checkmark icon for it.  And if you name one of your groups Inbox you’ll get the appropriate icon.

DorisDesktop 1.3 – Complete UI Overhaul

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Check out the latest version of DorisDesktop – I’ve done a complete UI overhaul and it’s much more pleasant to use.  UI improvements include:

  • Apple Mail like interface with task counts per group
  • date creation and update times in collapsible panel
  • better keyboard controls:
    • use <command> N for new Task
    • use <command> G for new Group
    • <spacebar> to toggle completed Task (Full Keyboard Access must be enabled in system prefs)
    • <del> key to delete any selected Group or Task
    • <esc> to dismiss any panel
  • much better speed/performance than all other versions
  • see the CHANGELOG for the list of changes

The last vital features that’s missing is the ability to drag tasks between groups, this will be implemented in the next release.

Give this early beta a try while it’s still free and please send any comments, all feedback appreciated!

Hand Picked Industry News

There have been a lot of interesting developments in the mobile industry recently, particularly with the usage of iPads going mainstream with corporates, so I’ve added a feed to the site to keep readers up to date with some of the big stories.

You can find the feed at the bottom of right column on all pages on this site.

Update Submitted for Doris App for iPhone

Thanks to all the users who wrote in about the Doris crashes after updating to iOS4, a new binary was uploaded to Apple last night and should be with you shortly!  Thanks for your patience.

Login problems fixed with Read Later app

There was an issue with the new Yahoo login feature on our Read Later app, this is now fixed since our latest update went live in the App Store last night.

Yahoo had changed the HTML on their login page which we scrape to allow for easy logins from our app.  The fix, which consisted in changing one line of HTML, took over a week to be accepted by Apple!

Apologies for the inconvenience.

iPhone Apps Developed by Seagull Systems

book_of_greenI got a chance yesterday to put together a brief list of some of the iPhone apps we’ve developed recently, check it out:

http://seagullsystems.com/services/iphone-development/our-customer-apps/

You can also get more information about our in-house apps and how to get a quote here:

http://seagullsystems.com/services/iphone-development/

If you’re a customer here’s some information on locating your UDID, which you’ll need if you want to install an Ad Hoc build we provide you.

Season’s Greetings to all our customers

We’d like to thank all our customers and partners for a great year and we wish you all the best in health and happiness for 2010.  Thanks for your continued interest and support and stay tuned in 2010 for some great new products we’ll be announcing.

Season’s Greetings!