eWallet 8.1 for Android now available

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We’re very pleased to announce that eWallet® 8.1 for Android OS is now available in the Google Play and Amazon app stores.

On the heels of the eWallet for iOS update, the new 8.1 update focuses on fully supporting the new permissions system in Android OS 6.0. The 6.0 permission system makes it possible for users to allow or revoke individual permissions when the product is running, rather than the old model of having to accept all the permissions when you installed the product. You know the saying, “with great power comes great responsibility” and the same applies here — you can revoke permissions on an app, but then it may not be able to do everything you would like. For eWallet, the main area of permissions is around being able to save backups and import information into a wallet.

We added several other “behind the scenes” features and fixes including the live search that now includes the title of the card (it was previously searching all the card data but not the title) and some improvements to the way images are handled.

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We want to again thank our Android beta testing team who have been testing features and fixes and giving us great feedback. If you’re interested in participating in a future beta, or have any questions or comments about the release, please contact us!

eWallet 8.1 for Android runs on Android OS 4.0.3 to 6.0 including both phones and tablets. This upgrade is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 or 8 for Android. If you purchased a copy from Google Play or Amazon using their app stores, then you’ll be able to use the Update feature in the respective store to get the new version. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

eWallet and SyncPro are registered trademarks of Ilium Software, Inc.

eWallet 8.2 Update featuring multitasking in iOS App Store

eWallet logoeWallet® 8.2 for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) is now in the App Store. The app has been completely updated to further support iOS 9, especially in the area of multitasking on the iPad (and the new iPad Pro). There are several other improvements including landscape support on iPhones as well as enhancements to Touch ID.

eWallet 8.2 now takes advantage of the Slide Over and Split View multitasking features introduced with iOS 9 on the iPad. This means that eWallet can be sharing the screen with Safari, Mail, Photos, or any other app that supports these new features.

eWallet SplitView on iOS 9

This release wasn’t all about the iPad though, the iPhone got some attention as well. Many users have asked for landscape support on the iPhone, especially for card view, and this version delivers. We also increased the font size in some key areas to make screens easier to read.

eWallet landscape view

We made some enhancements for Touch ID with iOS 9 too, including disabling Touch ID for wallets if fingerprints are added or removed on the device, providing additional security for your important data. And local WiFi sync with the optional eWallet for Mac version got some tweaks that should make sync easier to operate, especially on Macs with the latest OS X version.

As usual, we added several other more minor bug fixes and features to the release, including the popular request to be able to display notes on picture card types.

eWallet for iOS runs on iOS 8 and iOS 9 devices, including the new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Pro. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 8 for iOS on compatible devices, and is delivered by the on-device App Store. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

Thank you for using eWallet, and please keep the great feedback coming! Also, a big thank you (again) to our eWallet beta team, who helped us tremendously with testing these new features on many different device types.

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eWallet is a registered trademark of Ilium Software, Inc.

eWallet Gets Cloud Sync in Android version

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We’re very pleased to announce that our SyncPro® engine including cloud sync is now included with eWallet® 8 for Android.

The Windows PC (desktop) and iOS versions got the cloud sync upgrade last summer and now the Android version has it too. With version 8 of eWallet for Android you now have an additional way to sync and backup that makes use of cloud services, and doesn’t require a direct connection between devices. With cloud syncing you consider the wallet in the cloud to be the master, and then you can sync multiple devices (desktops, laptops, Android phones and tablets, and iOS devices) to that master wallet.

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We still offer the direct WiFi sync method as well if you don’t want to (or can’t) store your wallet in the cloud, but we no longer offer the old USB sync, as many Android devices don’t support USB Mass Storage mode anyway.

In addition to cloud sync, we also completely updated the user interface using Google’s Material Design concepts. We also added new high resolution card icons for a new look, and one that fits in better with the new interface. The wallet file format is now the same as on other platforms, so wallets are essentially interchangeable across devices (there’s even a new feature that lets you email a backup copy of your wallet to yourself).

Please note that because of the wallet file change, if you want to continue to use WiFi sync between your PC and Android, you’ll need to upgrade your PC version of eWallet to 8.1.

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A special thank you to our Android beta testing team who have been testing and giving us great feedback. If you’re interested in participating in a future beta, or have any questions or comments about the release, please contact us!

eWallet 8.0 for Android runs on Android OS 4.0.3 to 5.x including both phones and tablets. This upgrade is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 for Android. If you purchased a copy from Google Play or Amazon using their app stores, then you’ll be able to use the Update feature in the respective store to get the new version. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

eWallet 8.1 for Windows PC runs on all versions of Windows 7, and runs on Windows 8 and 8.1 in Desktop mode. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet for Windows PC (desktop), version 7 or 8; you can download or upgrade to the latest Windows PC version from our site (you do not need new registration codes). If you have version 7.5 or later with automatic updates turned on, you’ll get prompted to update to the latest version (you can press “Check for Updates” in the About screen too). Get all the info about eWallet (including access to a 30-day trial version) here on our site.

eWallet and SyncPro are registered trademarks of Ilium Software, Inc.

eWallet 8.1 Update featuring Touch ID in iOS App Store

eWallet logoeWallet® 8.1 for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) is now in the App Store. The app has been completely updated to further support iOS 8 along with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. In addition, eWallet on compatible iPhones and iPads now supports configurable Touch ID for easy, yet secure, access to the information in your wallets.

The eWallet 8.1 update was fully enhanced to support iOS 8; in fact, iOS 8 is now a requirement. eWallet will take advantage of the additional space on the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens and will run rocket fast with 64-bit support. Oh yes, we did some screen improvements on the iPad as well!

eWallet Touch ID prompt

We wanted to add Touch ID in a way that could be configurable based on personal preference. With that goal in mind, Touch ID can be enabled for each of your wallets separately, giving you maximum flexibility with this new feature. Simply go to More (three dots) then Touch ID to enable or disable the feature for the wallet you have open.

We added several other more minor bug fixes and features to the release as well, including the popular request to be able to delete or hide the sample wallet.

eWallet for iOS runs on iOS 8 devices, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 8 for iOS on compatible devices, and is delivered by the on-device App Store. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

Thank you for using eWallet, and please keep the great feedback coming! Also, a big thank you to our eWallet beta team, who gave us extremely useful feedback as the work on supporting these new features progressed.

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eWallet is a registered trademark of Ilium Software, Inc.

ListPro 5.2 iPhone Update in App Store

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We’re very proud to announce that ListPro® for iPhone has been updated to support iOS 8 along with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.

People use ListPro for everything from grocery and trip packing lists, to tracking medical information — our List Exchange shows the variety of areas people use the product for. One thing we hear consistently though is that people want to make full use of the available screen space for their lists, and the defaults just weren’t cutting it on the new larger devices. Given that feedback, we retooled the new 5.2 version to take advantage of all the additional space on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and added images in high resolution to make ListPro really shine in the larger sizes too.

Packing List

We also spent some time fixing the couple of nagging bugs that were reported, as well as beefing up ways to share list files via email and AirDrop.

ListPro 5.2 for iPhone runs on iOS 8 devices, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This update is free for all users who already own a license of ListPro version 5 for iPhone on compatible devices, and is delivered by the on-device App Store. Get all the info about ListPro here on our site.

Thanks for using ListPro, and as always, please keep the great feedback coming!

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eWallet 8.0.1 Update in iOS App Store

eWallet logoeWallet® 8.0.1 for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) is now in the App Store. This update includes some fixes as well as additional support for iOS 8. We slipped a new feature into the release too — several people have asked for a a direct way to move their eWallet GO! data to eWallet, and this version adds that ability directly on the iOS device.

eWallet for iOS runs on iOS 6, 7 and 8 and on most devices, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 8 for iOS on compatible devices, and is delivered by the on-device App Store. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

As always, please keep the great feedback coming!

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Windows 10 Video Tour (Preview)

You may have heard about Microsoft’s announcement regarding the upcoming Windows 10 (they’re apparently skipping version 9). Once again, Scott Hanselman has put together a short video (less than 8 minutes), this time covering the major features of the technical preview. The improved Start Menu and better integration between full screen apps and the desktop look like a very positive step forward.

eWallet Gets Cloud Sync in iOS and Windows versions

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We’re very proud to announce that eWallet’s SyncPro® engine now includes support for syncing to the cloud. What does this mean? With version 8 of eWallet for iOS and eWallet for Windows PC (desktop) you now have an additional way to sync and backup that makes use of cloud services, and doesn’t require a direct connection between devices. With cloud syncing you consider the wallet in the cloud to be the master, and then you can sync multiple devices (desktops, laptops, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches) to that master wallet.

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Does this mean you now have to use cloud sync? No, not at all. Cloud syncing is an additional feature — we still offer the direct sync methods as well if you don’t want to store your wallet in the cloud. Ok, fine, but what about the Mac and Android versions? We plan to add cloud sync services to those platforms as well, and although we can’t say when they will be ready, we are already working on them.

A lot of other work went into these releases as well. The iOS version got improved iOS 7 support for both iPhones and iPads, and the existing iCloud support was upgraded to use our SyncPro engine for card level syncing. The iOS version now gives you the choice of using iCloud or Dropbox for syncing and backup. The PC version has a new Sync Manager to keep all sync related activities, including setting up a new sync location and changing sync settings, in one easy to access place within eWallet. We also added a new Security Manager so all security settings are available from one place. The UI was also updated in several places to make tasks easier to get to, and information easier to read.

eWallet for iOS and Windows PC

A special thank you to our beta testing team, we got some wonderful feedback and incorporated much of it in the final versions. If you’re interested in participating in a future beta, or have any questions or comments about the release, please contact us!

eWallet 8 for iOS runs on iOS 6 and iOS 7. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 for iOS on compatible devices, and is delivered by Apple’s on-device App Store. Get all the info about eWallet for iOS here on our site.

eWallet 8 for Windows PC runs on all versions of Windows 7, and runs on Windows 8 and 8.1 in Desktop mode. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet for Windows PC (desktop), version 7; you can download or upgrade to the latest Windows PC version from our site (you do not need new registration codes). If you have version 7.5 or later with automatic updates turned on, you’ll get prompted to update to the latest version (you can press “Check for Updates” in the About screen too). Get all the info about eWallet (including access to a 30-day trial version) here on our site.

eWallet and SyncPro are registered trademarks of Ilium Software, Inc.

Protecting your information

life preserverMore and more people are living their digital lives entirely out of their mobile devices, but the convenience of keeping your data with you may also be keeping all of your eggs in one basket.

Each mobile device is unique and the information you keep on a device is often just as unique as the files and documents you might keep on a computer. So like a computer, you should always take steps to preserve and backup any of the important information you save on your mobile devices.

Backing up everything on iOS devices can be as easy as making a full device backup using iCloud or iTunes on your computer. For Android, connecting your device to the computer can let you pick and choose the important data you’d like to copy as a backup.

No matter what type of device you’re using, it’s very important to make sure you are in control of your system. A reputable anti-virus application can be a good thing to add to your device, but as with any apps you install, your own research and caution is the best defense against malware.

Being in control of your system is even more imperative if you plan on using any kind of memory/file cleaning app for your mobile devices. Because “cleanup” type apps are specifically designed to delete information, they should be used with caution. If possible, set cleaner apps to ignore your most used programs and always double-check the information that the cleaner wants to delete before allowing it to clean. (Remember those backups?)

eWallet 7.6 for Android now available

eWallet logoThe new 7.6 version of eWallet® for Android is now available. This release includes the often requested AutoPass feature, some UI improvements, and several fixes.

AutoPass is a feature that automatically sends the user name and password from your wallet to the web page when you visit a site from a link within eWallet. The AutoPass feature can be turned on/off globally as well as on a card-by-card basis.

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We also made some improvements for when the keyboard shows and hides itself so there’s not so much up and down between fields. Certain devices were reporting the wrong IP address for sync and that has been sorted out in this version. Finally, a few users were running into some crashes and we fixed those too in this release.

Thanks to all of you have have taken the time to write to us with suggestions — we appreciate all the great feedback and please keep it coming.

eWallet for Android runs on Android OS 2.3.3 to 4.x including both phones and tablets. This upgrade is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 for Android. If you purchased a copy from Google Play or Amazon using their app stores, then you’ll be able to use the Update feature in the respective store to get the new version. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

You can find eWallet in both Google Play (aka the Android Market) as well as on the Amazon appstore.

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