Monthly Archives: July 2008

eWallet 6.1 is Out!

eWallet 6.1 is now available! With features like customizable field types, card shortcuts,a new search, and easier to edit templates, this new version has a lot to love. And best of all, it’s a free upgrade to owners of eWallet 6.0.

I’ve already mentioned the main new features but let me elaborate a little!

  • Customizable Field Types: Now you can change the type for any field in your cards. Set additional fields as “hidden”, add more live URLs, specify which fields are used in AutoPass, and more!
  • Shortcuts: Create card shortcuts in your wallet to access cards from multiple categories. This is a great way to build a “favorites” category that contains your most used cards, without moving the originals around!
  • New Search:No more hopping card to card when searching! eWallet 6.1 provides you with a list of cards that match the search criteria.
  • Improved Template Editing:We’ve cleaned up template editing to make it even easier to make your own card templates. Mix in the Field Type feature and eWallet gives you a ton of power when it comes to designing your own cards!

And of course we’ve made a number of minor changes, but in some cases they are requests we’ve been hearing from you so for those of you who asked for them, these “little things” are a big deal!

  • Card Background Gradient is Optional: Now you can turn off the gradient for card backgrounds.
  • Easier Smartphone Editing: No more tap-move-tap, tap-move-tap to edit cards on Windows Mobile Smartphones (those of you who have been wanting this will know what I mean!) Just scroll from field to field when editing.
  • Space Optimization:We’ve worked to optimize the way eWallet uses memory on your device. From minor “tweaks” to making sure eWallet only installs the graphics you need, we streamlined the application.
  • Faster Start-up: Not every user will see an improvement but thanks to some of our streamlining, some users will see an improved start-up time! And for those of you using lots of custom icons, don’t worry! We’re still working to improve start-up there as well!
  • New “Options” Interface:We’ve made it easier to personalize eWallet on your desktop by cleaning up some of eWallet’s options and placing them in a new Options interface. Just select Tools->Options. And watch for additional personalizing options here in future versions!

As you can see there is a lot to like about eWallet 6.1 and as a free upgrade for 6.0 owners or a discounted upgrade for 5.0 users, the price is right! And the best part is we’re already working on 6.2!

Thanks! And as always, let us know if you have any questions! We’re here to help!

Marc Tassin
Senior Product Manager

We’re Not Being Cagey

We’re not trying to be cagey with iPhone info about our apps – there still are a lot of unknowns. We hope we’ll have eWallet in the iPhone App store Friday, but we haven’t yet seen confirmation of that. We want to send reviewers copies as soon as we can, but we’re not quite sure when the mechanisms will be in place. We’re not sure if we’ll have a way to give existing users a discount on the iPhone purchases, but we do have a plan in place to be sure they’re taken care of.

Sorry! We wish we had more definite info as much as anyone does! It all looks very exciting from the previews (here’s one), but we’re still a little in the dark.

And, on a non-iPhone topic, today’s funniest mobile-related headine was: Former Virgin And NBC Exec Turns VC. MocoNews is my favorite source for info, Tricia Duryee’s articles are great, and I know what the headline meant, but maybe “Former NBC and Virgin Exec” would have been a better choice.

eWallet for iPhone Sneak Preview…

With the (predicted) AppStore release date swiftly approaching, I wanted to take a second to give you a sneak peak at eWallet for iPhone. I am extremely excited about this application. It looks great, it’s easy to use, and while we’ve captured the iPhone feel it is in every way the eWallet software you’ve come to know and love.

Of course this will generate the usual question:

“When will it be released?”

We hope to see it available in the AppStore around the time that the AppStore goes live but we don’t know exactly when eWallet will be available. First, as far as I understand it, no one is 100% sure when the AppStore will go live. Second, we don’t have control over the process used to post applications. We send Apple the application, they look it over, decide if it is “fit for the AppStore” and then put the application out there for the public. This whole process happens according to Apple’s timetable.

What I can tell you is that we have a finished product (I’ve been using it on my own iPhone for some time now) and we’re ready to roll as soon as Apple gives us the go ahead! So watch this space! We’ll definitely make some noise the minute the software is available!

Click on any thumbnail below to see the full image!

eWallet Card List Card View

Card View with Notes  Another Card

Card with a Background Image  Flex View

We Now Return to Your Regularly Scheduled Blog Contest

Some of you may have noticed that we haven’t run our usual monthly blog contest since May. Of course, many of you probably didn’t mind, since the reason we skipped a month was due to our 11th anniversary in June. Instead of picking one winner, we picked something like 30. (Really, I’m not going to go back and count, but I’m sure you’ll agree that there were a lot of happy people on this blog last month.)

But no birthday celebration can last forever, and we now return you to your regular contest. I was interested to see if the name I pulled out of the hat would be from one of our anniversary contest winners…but it wasn’t. Then I thought, certainly it’ll at least be from one of the anniversary contest posts – after all, there were so many. Wrong again. For June, the lucky winner is Dave L, for commenting on the post The Revolutionary iPhone App Store. Congratulations! I just sent you an email explaining how to get your prize. If you don’t receive it, reply to this post and let me know.

So there you have it, folks. All it takes is leaving a comment, and you never know what might happen. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog, because not only will you be the first to hear about all of our exciting news – you could win a prize too!