Bonsai Window Mobile beta build 3100 updated

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A new Bonsai Desktop v4.2.8 beta has been released. More details including the download link can be found in the forum.

Changes in this beta update include:

  • Added toolbar for WM touch screen devices. The toolbar is not configurable at this time. The ability to configure the toolbar will come at a later time, possible sometime after the initial release of the WM product.
  • Find command is now supported. The find can be activated using the toolbar or the Menu/Edit/Find menu. The find supports incremental searching as you type. Options for the find can be accessed by clicking the “>>” button and include options to match case, include notes in the search and select direction of search. Currently the search begins at the current cursor location and ends at the top or bottom of the outline. I plan to change this so the search will wrap around to the top/bottom of the outline and continue until it gets back to the starting location.
  • Added note pane to the outline view in the WM application. The note pane can be shown and disabled via the View/Note menu. The size of the note pane can be adjusted on touch screen devices by tapping, holding and dragging the splitter (the divider between the outline and the note pane). For non-touch screen devices, the size of the note pane is fixed. The setting of the note pane status (enabled state and size) is not currently persisted but this will be added soon.
  • Fixed problems handling non-English characters by the WM application. The outline files written by Bonsai on the WM device will be in a UTF-8 encoding. The PC version of Bonsai can read this format but currently only writes the outline in a “local code page” encoding. The sync engine also behaves in the same way. This means that if non-English characters are used in an outline, the region settings on both the PC and WM device must match. With this change and the proper regional settings, non-English characters can be used both in the outline and in the outline file names.
  • Fixed problem browsing the outline list after opening an outline.
  • Resolved crash that sometimes occurs when configuring an item’s keywords.
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Comet 2.3.1 has been released.

CometLogoSM We are happy to announce that we have now officially released Comet 2.3.1 (both desktop and handheld). This is mainly a maintenance release, but you should update your existing software when you get a chance.

For those of you not familiar with Comet, it is our call log history tool for Palm OS smartphones (Sorry, no Windows Mobile.. Only Palm OS Treos and Centros)

On the desktop side, changes since the last official release include:

  • Fixed sorting issue with duration column
  • Added column header “glyph” (graphic) to Call Type, Note Icon, and Peak Hours column headers.
  • Fixed issue where recovering a desktop file neglected to add notes from handheld side.
  • Notes that exist on the desktop for entries on the handheld that do not contain notes are now restored.
  • Deleted records on desktop are now also deleted on next sync to handheld. (known issue: deleted records on Handheld are not yet picked up by desktop)
  • Updated grid version
  • Updated toolbar version
  • Safeguards against corruption when switching users
  • <user>.dat.sync maintenance file now added
  • Fixed issue with manually deleted records not staying deleted.

And on the handheld side:

  • Fixed issue with Comet posting wrong phone number when using “dial alternate”.
  • Fixed issue with Comet dialing extra (extensions) when using “dial alternate” if not done via the spacebar.
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You can download the update or a trial copy from HERE

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DayNotez for Palm OS v3.0.5 released

IMG_1935It’s been a long time in coming, but we’ve finally done an official release of DayNotez for Palm OS version 3.0.5.

Some of what’s changed since the last release include:

  • Improved sync code responsible for opening the desktop db. It will now be able to locate the db if the “My Documents” folder is moved by the user.
  • Fixed problem where under certain conditions the database could not be created if the directory did not exist.

and in the handheld app itself:

  • Fixed an issue which caused a crash on some systems when closing the SD archive after you modify an entry.
  • Fixes problems being launched from external apps and the maintenance (hidden) launch after each hotsync.
  • Is now aware of DateBk6 new range of IDs
  • Resolved a problem where private entries become unhidden in certain circumstances.

Those that already own DayNotez 3 or would like to trial it for 30 days can get the new version from out download page.

Anyone wishing to purchase DayNotez 3 can do so from our purchase page.

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DayNotez for Pocket PC 1.5.1 has been released

DnzPPCViewForBlogThis new version of DayNotez for Pocket PC resolves a minor installation issue found with the initial 1.5 release.

This is a free update for all DayNotez for Pocket PC v1.x users. See the README for more details or download the setup HERE. Since the update is mainly targeting the installation, if you have already have DayNotez v1.5.0 installed, there is little need to update.

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Project@Hand 2 v2.6.1 released

It’s been a long time in coming, but we’ve finally done an official release of Project@Hand 2 and Project@Hand 2 MSP, version 2.6.1.ProjLogoSM2

Some of what’s changed since the last release include:

  • Ability to sync to a storage card instead of just main memory
  • Better installation on Vista systems
  • Slightly improved configuration dialog layout
  • Ability to open a folder to the path of each configured project file
  • Ability to toggle the read-only and sync state of projects directly in the list
  • Ability to launch each project file in Microsoft Project

and in the handheld app itself:

  • Corrected some crashes that can occur with older Palm OS4 devices
  • Scheduling with constraints bug fixed

Those that already own Project@Hand 2 or would like to trial it for 30 days can get the new version from out download page.

Anyone wishing to purchase Project@Hand 2 or Project@Hand 2 MSP (version that syncs directly with Microsoft Project) can do so from our purchase page.

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DayNotez for Pocket PC 1.5 has been released

IMG_1935This new version of DayNotez for Pocket PC resolves  compatibility issues with DayNotez running on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices that have SQL Server Compact 3.5 in ROM.

Changes include:

  • DayNotez now uses .NET Compact Framework v2 and SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1 software. These components are now being include in ROM on the very latest versions of Windows Mobile 6.1 OS and provides the best compatibility with these devices.
  • The database is now named DayNotezDb3.sdf. Be sure to update your backup procedure if you backup your DayNotez database by name.

This is a free update for all DayNotez for Pocket PC v1.x users. See the README for more details or download the setup HERE.

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End of Year Sale! 30% off

NataraWreath08 From now until the 1st of the next year (2009) any order totaling $20 or more placed directly from Natara can take an additional 30% off by using coupon code:

NSWHOLIDAY08

It does not have to be a single item, but any combination of products over $20 can take advantage of the coupon. Offer is good for Palm, Windows Mobile, and/or desktop products.

The staff at Natara would like to wish all of your readers a happy holiday season and a great 2009!

Rich, Bryan and George

(Orders must be placed from the Natara site. The coupon code does not apply to other retail sites such as Handango, MobiHand, or PocketGear.)

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Bonsai Window Mobile beta build 2961 updated

BonsaiWMA new Bonsai Desktop v4.2.8 beta has been released. More details including the download link can be found in the forum.

Changes in this beta update include:

  • Improved the readability of the outline text when highlighted. The code will now use the active cell background color (defaults to system color for highlight background) with the system color for highlight text. Rather than highlighting the entire cell, only the “sub-cell” is highlighted (i.e. only the outline text, status checkbox/progress bar or collapse handle is highlighted).
  • Fixed delete completed operation so the grid is properly reloaded.
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DayNotez for Pocket PC Beta 1.5.0 Build 1 is available.

IMG_1935Rich has posted a new beta update to DayNotez for Pocket PC over on the forums.

This beta fixes compatibility issues with DayNotez running on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices that have SQL Server Compact 3.5 in ROM.

Download the setup HERE.

NOTE: As with the 1.3.3 beta, Pocket PC 2000 and 2002 devices will not be supported by this beta. Sorry this is a limitation of the NETCF v2.

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Bonsai Window Mobile (w/ sync) beta build 2943 available

Updated in this release are:

  • Fixed syncing of item categories between the desktop and handheld. Previously the sync engine was missing the code to handling the syncing of categories. Please check your outlines as the handheld versions synced from the desktop may have all of their categories set to unfiled. It might be best to rename the handheld outline and have the sync recreate it to resolve this issue.
  • Column changes to the current view often were not being reloaded when returning to the outline view.
  • Fixed displaying of outline category names in the outline manager. The code was using the default encoding which caused problems with extended characters.

More details including the download link can be found in the forum.

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