Sorry about that .
Sent through another patch to fix these up properly.
Should be approved in next few days .
A bunch of new premium themes were added to the last version of Manage . We’ve been tracking them in order of popularity and thought we would share the top two.
Yep, that’s right. Approved and ready for update .
To check out some of the new features, visit the beta release post: http://manage.kerofrog.com.au/349/manage-1-6-beta-now-available/
Otherwise, just connect to the app store and download this update goodness.
As usual, please please please leave some feedback (either review or rating) on the app store. This is especially important after a new update as reviews are hidden until a certain amount are reached. Thank you!!
As previously mentioned this update was mainly setup in a way to prepare for the smooth drawing update, which has been chugging along in the background for a few months now . Sooo, the next update will be all about drawing. Should be a lot of fun!
Without further ado, here is the list of updates and bug fixes in the 1.6 release.
A whole bunch of new features in preparation for our smooth drawing update .
- A Mini-Calendar has been added, allowing tasks with due dates to be viewed and to select those dates
- The search feature has been expanded to include date ranges
- Notebooks have been implemented, allowing lists to be grouped within their own ‘notebooks’. Basically, folders for lists.
- In-App Purchases for premium themes have been added.
- Add new handwritten subtask is now an option when a task has been selected.
- New ability in the ‘Move View’ to immediately move a task to the beginning or end of the current list.
- Can sometimes be hard to use the magnifying glass to move the cursor in the task title field. I’ve updated it to correct this problem.
- Auto-sync can sometimes be confusing if the account details have not been setup correctly or the user has turned it on without configuring Toodledo. I’ve updated this to make it more descriptive in the case of errors.
- Users are occasionally accidentally setting Lists to complete without realising it. To counter this, I’ve added in an alert that pops up telling the user that they have marked the list as complete.
- Added a link to Toodledo in settings that will open up a safari browser on the iPad. Allowing new Toodledo users to more easily sign up.
- Alert added when completing a list, to prevent users accidentally completing lists without their knowledge.
- B1: Scribble pad being cut off when selecting ‘New Scribble Task’ button. The tableview now moves to the correct position before opening up the ScribblePad.
- B2: Any archived tasks are not being sent up to toodledo when doing a full replace to Toodledo sync. They are now being sent up to toodledo.
- B3: Lists sometimes not correctly updating after syncing with Toodledo. Shared cache added to sqlite database to correct this.
- B4: Priority sorting is not behaving correctly. Fixed.
- B5: Certain completed tasks in archives are being synced back to toodledo as uncompleted tasks. Fixed.
- B6: Very rarely Manage will repeatedly shutdown as soon as it starts up. Should be fixed.
- B7: Titles for lists in the default sliding view will sometimes not display correctly for the selected list. Thank you to William for reporting this. Fixed.
- B8: Completing repeating tasks in the pocket reminder is not correctly creating the new repeating task. Also, completing repeating tasks in the ‘List View’ is not updating the pocket reminder. Fixed.
- B9: Adding tasks using the ‘end’ order setting will revert them back to ‘insert at beginning’ setting when restarting Manage. Fixed.
A BIG thank you to the testers that helped out with this release. They picked up a ton of stuff that we would have missed otherwise.
Get involved at http://manage.kerofrog.com.au. Ask questions, get help and submit new feature requests.
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The next update will be completely focused on getting smooth drawing into the app (which is now 80% done). Should be a sweet update!
Ok, after a long slog I’ve finally got the 1.6 beta available. (Anyone who wants to get access to this can apply to become a beta tester – firstname.lastname@example.org)… Any help to make sure there are zero bugs is appreciated .
Whilst it doesn’t have the smooth drawing component implemented yet, it is a release that includes a number of improvements that are part of the smooth drawing upgrade.
Enough with the talk, I want to show you some image goodness.
A view of the new notebooks, and of the new control panel look for the main screen. There are now visual indicators for each list showing the number of tasks and any that are overdue.
Next thing I want to show you is the new mini calendar view, where you can see a calendar view of when tasks are due. Don’t worry, the drawing tools are still there . You just need to select the ‘drawing tools’ option to slide them over. Oh, and another cool thing is that you can now jump between lists without having to go back to the main screen .
Perhaps one of the coolest new features is when you select one of those dates. Automatically you will be taken to a view where you can see those tasks and action them as needed. The other cool thing is that as part of the search view you can now set date ranges… such as seeing all tasks that are due after or before a certain date and even selecting date ranges to look at.
Well, those were the major features. Of course there is also a group of other minor features within this update.
As mentioned earlier, this beta release is now live and you can get access to it by signing up to be a beta tester.
Thanks guys!… I’ll be moving directly onto getting Smoooooth Drawing implemented in the next release, which is where all my focus will be. It’s gonna be an awesome update when it’s all done.
Want free access to early builds of Manage updates?
We can always use feedback from our users, and the more testers we have, the more likely we can spot bugs prior to release.
If interested, contact me at email@example.com and I’ll set you up with a beta testing account.
All we ask is that you continue to use Manage (perhaps a bit more heavily ) and report back to us on any issues you find.
Realised I haven’t posted an update on how coding is going for the next version of Manage in a while. Just wanted to show you guys some teaser screenshots .
We are getting real close to finishing up on the Smooth Drawing portion of the code. Note that it is quite complex to get a good smooth drawing implementation which is why it’s taking a while.
But check out the screenshot, you’ll see that the lines are nice and smooth (without being too smooth) and the width of the line varies depending on the speed that you are writing, just like a normal ink pen . I’m pretty excited to be bringing this to you guys in the next update.
I’ve also gone ahead and updated the way Titles are displayed for tasks. It is now much easier to move the magnifying glass around to edit your title, and less room is taken up by the title. Basically the size of this field is now variable and will change based on how much text is typed into the title field.
I’ll be continuing to post updates this week. I’m also very excited about some of the GTD (Get Things Done) features that I’ll be adding in to the next update. Basically these will give you more control over your lists and allow you extra options like notebooks (essentially folders of lists) and custom filters.
It looks like a calendar option will be a must too. Although this might be coming as part of the following update.
I’m pretty excited about these updates, I’ve been wanting to do them for a while. Basically I want to make everything I do more transparent and give you guys, our awesome users a better chance to give feedback and follow what’s going on.
In order to achieve this, I’ve added a bunch of new sections which you will find under Support and Blog on our top right navigation bar. The new sections are:
- Known Bugs – See a list of known bugs in the latest version and report any bugs that you may find.
- Planned Updates – A list of updates that I’m planning to add into Manage. Feel free to comment on these updates .
- Feature Requests – Request a new feature or vote on proposed features. I’ll use this to find out what I should add to the list of planned updates.
- In Development – What I’m currently working on. Good place to ask questions on how these new features will work.
- Support – The main support page. First point when you need to get in touch with me about anything.
- Frequently Asked Questions – A place to ask general questions. I’ll use it to gather frequent questions in one place.
The new version of Manage is now available (version 1.5.3). This was a quick patch I pushed out to fix the bugs that I let creep into the last version . As well as finally correcting the due date problem.
Thank you to everyone for your patience.
In my endeavour to add helpful progress indicators for various tasks, I’ve managed to cause other issues within Manage. So far, this has broken ‘Delete Tasks’, ‘Move Tasks’ and re-ordering tasks with subtasks.
I quickly pushed out a patch for the ‘Delete Tasks’ issue, as this was immediately reported but yeah, this patch won’t solve the other issues.
I’m going to go back in and fix this all up as soon as the next patch gets released. After which it will take one more week for Apple to approve the second patch.
Hold tight, I’m gonna get this all sorted.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Yep, I just found out that I missed a bug when deleting a task . It was due to something I added in last minute to give an ‘activity indicator’ when deleting tasks from very large lists.
The task still gets deleted but unfortunately, straight afterwards Manage decides to crash .
I’ve already fixed this and have uploaded a patch to Apple to correct it.
This bug has sort of brought to my attention that Manage has gotten quite large and I need testers to help out. Soooooo… if anyone doesn’t mind testing out beta releases of future Manage updates, then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to hearing from you.