Browse Month: March 2011

ComboTIFF v1.0.2 Released

This version addresses the issue of the wrong detection of the Photometric settings for TIFF CCITT G2 format and improves sorting of filename with non-padded zeros.

This fix is for both the Mac and Windows version of ComboTIFF

CM TIFF 2 PDF v1.0.1 Released

In this new update, we fixed two bugs. One is the handling of CCITT G2 Photometric settings where some images come with black text and white background and others are set with white text and black background. It appears that there is no real one way about it.

The other is better file name sort handling. In the prior version if you have file names like “1,2 and 10”, if you sort, it will show up as “1,10 and 2” since the sort is done by text order which is correct. However numbers are numbers and we added support to evaluate that part of the file names as numbers and not as text.

CM Note Keeper is now available on the Mac App Store

CM Note Keeper was just accepted in the Mac App Store a couple of hours ago and we have updated the links on the description page at this website. It took Apple a while to get this approved and they are currently listing v1.0.0 while our website is hosting the latest v1.0.1 .

The updates have been submitted to the Mac App Store for their review. Hope they are faster with this update then with the other updates we made.

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Web It v2.62 Released

We have just updated Web It v2.62 to support Windows 7. At the same time, we have removed the customized theme causes issues on some set up. The program now stores default settings in the System Registry as Windows no longer permits saving files in the Program Files folder. As such, you will need to reload your settings in the program.

For all existing users, you may be prompted to re-enter your registration details during start up. Just enter it and it would work. We had to make changes to how the keys are stored to support the Windows 7 platform.

CM Note Keeper v1.0.1 with Dropbox Support

We are pleased to announce the release of CM Note Keeper for both Mac and Windows which supports the popular Dropbox online sync service. All you need to do is to install the Dropbox app, sign up for an account with them (free for up to 2gb of space) and then just point the Export To settings to that virtual folder. Each time you save a new note or update an existing one, it will be made available on Dropbox which in turn can be used by any of your computer and mobile devices which has Dropbox installed.

As Dropbox is not hardcoded to CM Note Keeper, you can use the export feature to save an extra copy of the text file version of your notes in a separate folder or with any virtual folder service like MobileMe.

You can now Import and Export the Notes with and without our tags. Our tagging system tags the respective fields so that you can import them directly into CM Note Keeper on any platform which it supports without having to enter any details again. The tags are easy to understand and you can tag your own tag files with your favorite text editor and import them into CM Note Keeper.

We made a Boo-Boo with the Mac Apps

First off, we would like to apologize to our mac users as we made a big issue with the Mac installer. We basically used the same packaging app as the apps for the Mac App Store and that causes them not to work under the normal installation.

Basically what happened is when you install it, you get the white circle and the slash symbol over the app and it tells you that your computer cannot run it.

We have since corrected the issue and if you were affected by the problem, you will need to trash your initial installation and install a fresh copy from our website again.

This should not be something which should happen but it did and it is certainly our fault and there is no one to pass the blame to.

CM Note Keeper coming with Dropbox support

We have received request for the integration of Dropbox support in CM Note Keeper and we believe that it would certainly be a good idea to include that especially with our plans to allow for sharing of notes between computers and mobile devices (in the future). Currently, we already support both the Mac and Windows platform.

We had two options, one method was to integrate the Dropbox API into the application which means that we would need to hardcode dropbox into CM Note Keeper and in doing so, may require our users to have persistent connection with Dropbox for this to work. The other method would be to rely on the excellent Dropbox app and its virtual folders and just do the import and export of notes to the Dropbox virtual folders and let it do its magic.

Each options has its advantages and disadvantages but in the end, we picked option 2. This will allow for extra flexibility as we will allow our user to pick a folder (Dropbox or a local folder) and then allowing the additional option to save a text copy of each notes as they are created or edited. That would be, in our opinion, the best option as we could tailor this to other similar services which may come by without having to reinvent the wheel. Installing the DropBox app is certainly a breeze and by doing so, CM Note Keeper does not “own” your Dropbox account as you have the upper hand in deciding how you want to share the files.

We are in the midst of adding the ability to Import and Export Notes and also to allow you to determine whether you want to automatically save a text copy of the notes somewhere. Import and Export Notes would also allow you to import the subject, remarks, datestamp, category, source and of course the notes itself. The exported notes would be in the Text format with some simple tags to identify the data, this way you can build your own notes without CM Note Keeper and be able to import them in.

In fact, if you just want to copy the entire database over, you can do a Backup of the “DB” file and restore it over to another computer via Dropbox.

If all goes well, we should have v1.0.1 ready by the end of the week.

Do keep your suggestions coming. We certainly want to hear from you.

A New Direction

The year 2011 is an exciting year for us. If you visited us in the past, you would see a number of changes made to our website. We tried to maintain the page name conversion so if you are linking to us, you would not need to change the links. This new design allow us to make changes to our website faster and without the risk of making too much mistakes.

Our Command Line tools (AutoBatch It and Batch Image Commander) have been discontinued as the command line platform is too restrictive for our development and it does not do our software justice. Moreover, sales for our command line tools have dropped tremendously and those made them too expensive to maintain. If you purchased these applications in the past, you can still download the latest version from our website.

We have implement limited command line features to our Batch TIFF Resizer and would do the same for our upcoming Batch It Ultra later this year.

A new change you might have noticed would be the inclusion of Mac OS X applications. Five of them for the start and more to follow. These applications are designed on the Mac OS X platform for the Mac user and as far as possible, the applications have their counterpart in the Windows platform. The 21 days trial version of the Mac OS X applications are available on our website and you could purchase from our website or from the Mac App Store. Currently two application, CM Batch Photo Resizer and ComboTIFF are available on the Mac App Store and the rest should follow in the next couple of months.