Author Archives: Marc

About Marc

I'm the product manager here at Ilium Software. My responsibilities include designing how our software works, overseeing the development, and coordinating testing.

Talk Like a Pirate Day Lists!

As many of you scurvy dogs may know, I’m a huge fan of Talk Like a Pirate Day. If ever there was a holiday this world desperately needed, it was this one. Officially, Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th, but in preparation for the holiday and to celebrate the release of ListPro for iPhone, I’ve posted two pirate-themed lists on the List Exchange.

The first is the official ListPro Talk Like a Pirate Day list! With the blessings of the good folks in charge of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I’ve created a set of lists that include the origins of Talk Like a Pirate Day, a Pirate Dictionary, and “His and Hers” Pirate Pick-Up Lines! I can’t thank the folks over at Talk Like a Pirate Day enough for their support on this. Make sure to visit the official site to learn more about this awesome holiday!

The second is another Pirate Dictionary, this one compliments of the folks at the publishing company, Tide-Mark Press. It’s a great dictionary of pirate words and terms! Again, we really appreciate their support and encourage everyone to check out their site!

Windows PC and Windows Mobile users can download these special Talk Like A Pirate Day lists here (TalkLikeAPirateDay) and here (TideMarkPirateDictionary).

iPhone ListPro users can download the lists by tapping the List Exchange button at the Home View of ListPro on their device.

ListPro for iPhone is now available! And it’s free!

I’m extremely excited to announce that we just released ListPro for iPhone and iPod touch. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re very happy with the result and we think you will be too. Not only does it include many of the great features that have made ListPro so popular on other platforms, but the new iPhone version is free.

As you probably know, ListPro isn’t like other list-makers – ListPro is a complete list-making tool kit. It doesn’t limit you to one or two simple list types. With ListPro we give you the tools you need to contruct the perfect list for your needs. From a project tracking list to a mico-database for your book collection, you can do it all with ListPro.

At the same time, we understand that there are times when all you need is that simple list – and you need it now. To solve that problem, we’ve introduced List Protals. List Portals let you create some of the most commonly used list types, quickly, easily, and with a feature set specially geared toward those types of lists.

And of course, as we mentioned, ListPro for iPhone is free! All the power of ListPro at a price you, quite literally, can’t beat. This was made possible by Apple’s iAds. We know there is a right way and a wrong way to do ad supported software, but we think we did it the right way with ListPro. The only place you see the ad is on the home screen, and it doesn’t use up space needed for other things. No ads covering your list items or getting in the way when you’re editing. We think it’s a great way to handle ads, and we hope you’ll agree.

Finally, ListPro for iPhone and iPod touch offers complete, item-level synchronization with ListPro for Windows PC. It’s a great way to have your lists at your fingertips all the time.

ListPro for iPhone and iPod touch is available at the iTunes App Store for free and will run on all iOS 4 devices. ListPro for Windows PC is available from our online store for $19.95, but if you already own ListPro 5.0 you can download ListPro 5.1 (needed to sync with iPhone) for free. If you own an older version of ListPro (for any platform) you can upgrade to 5.1 here for just $10.00.

We hope you love ListPro as much as we do. We use it for everything here, and we’re extremely excited to see it hit the App Store. And if you have ideas, questions, or requests, just let us know! We have a list of features we hope to add in the future and would love to hear your thoughts!



eWallet for Mac Update

We just released an updated version of eWallet for Mac today. This update includes a couple of quick fixes that we wanted to get out right away. First, it solves problems some of our Leopard users were running into. Second, it corrects the maximized behavior so that the Properties drawer doesn’t appear off screen.

You can grab the latest version from here and use your unlock codes from the previous release to register the software. Or if you don’t have your unlock codes, you can always request that we send them again using this form.

Proof the Google Tablet is Coming!

I found the most convincing proof I’ve seen that Google is making a Tablet. I found it while hunting down screenshots and pictures of the Apple iPad using Google Image Search. No matter how hard I tried I kept coming up with everything but pictures of the iPad.

So I did something I very seldom try – I used Bing…and suddenly I have tons of pics!

Now I love a lot of things about Microsoft, but Bing isn’t one of them. In all honesty, it very seldom returns the thing I’m actually looking for. And trust me – I’ve used Bing a LOT. I was in the beta program and used it enough to get a free copy of Zoo Tycoon.

I gotta say, it really looks like Google is “cooking the books” on this one. Missing the mark on a search this badly  just doesn’t fit. Even if you yank the image size criteria I entered, you still get a bunch of images that very clearly are not an actual iPad.

I’m sure folks will come up with all sorts of reasons that it makes perfect sense that Google has completely failed to return the search results I expected, but they’ve never missed this badly before – it just doesn’t make sense!

What do you think?

googlesearch

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Search Criteria:

Text = Apple iPad

Image Size = Large

What’s with the Windows bugs?

Although most of the people who have upgraded to eWallet 7 on Windows PCare having no trouble at all, there are a few folks running into bugs. A few of these bugs are really frustrating and we’re not taking this lightly. We’ve got developers working non-stop on these and we hope to have an update in the near future.

Most of the people who are running into trouble are already working with Kevin, Lee, and myself on getting the issues ironed out but I wanted to just take a minute to explain why you are seeing bugs! Understanding the developer end of things may not make everything better, but it might help give some insight into what is going on.

I’m also going to mention a few of the bugs we’ve seen at the end of this post. One reminder, however…please send us email if you need support. We just can’t do it here in the blog comments!

That said…read on if you want the full story!

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eWallet 7 Released! (Update 3)

walletHappy Monday! The eWallet 7 release is going GREAT. We couldn’t be happier with the response to this new version of eWallet. Thanks to everyone for the amazing feedback, the purchases, and the kind words! It was a LOT of work getting here and seeing how much people like it is just great. Thanks! (If this is the first you’ve heard of the release of eWallet 7, definitely check out the post here that gives all the details!)

And I’d like to repeat something:  a special “THANK YOUto everyone who has gone to iTunes and either added a positive review or updated a review! We really appreciate that!!! iTunes reviews really are very important and we’ve never seen reviews as a customers “job.” As a result, every review is an amazing favor so thank you to everyone for your support!

We released eWallet 7.0.1 last week- it’s an update that fixes a problem folks with non-English Windows installations ran into as well as an issue with unlocking the BlackBerry version. Sorry to everyone who ran into these but thanks to everyone who supplied us with the info we needed to fix them!

Re: SUPPORT ON THE BLOG
I just want to repeat something I’ve posted in comments. Although I do my best to answer any questions or concerns the come up in the comments, we really can’t provide tech support here. We do, however, offer email support with real people personally answering every email AND phone support with real people answering the phones. If you have a problem WE WILL HELP YOU!  The one caveat is that we’re running a little behind due to the massive amount of interest in eWallet 7 so it may take us an extra day or so, but everyone will get a reply!

Before I close out this blog I’ll hit a few of the FAQs that are coming up…so read on after jump for the rest of the story…

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eWallet 7 Released! (Update 2)

walletHey, everyone! The response to eWallet 7 is overwhelming. Thank you to everyone for your excitement about this new version of our flagship product! (If this is the first you’ve heard of the release of eWallet 7, definitely check out the post here that gives all the details!)

And I’d like to repeat something:  a special “THANK YOUto everyone who has gone to iTunes and either added a positive review or updated a review! We really appreciate that!!! Honestly – I can’t thank you enough – around here we DO NOT feel that posting positive reviews as a customers “job”, so we see every positive review as a kindness – thank you again!

On to the updates! The biggst update is this:

We fixed the BlackBerry unlock issue and the eWallet Crash for Non-English Windows Installations!

If you download the latest version from our site you’ll get the fix! Again – VERY sorry for the trouble there – like I said – rewrite an application from the ground up and you’re going to hit some snags.

If you want the rest of the details (some of which are repeats that I want to keep around for new visitors to the blog), read on after the jump!

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eWallet 7 Release Update!

walletHey, everyone! As I mentioned in a previous post, this is the biggest release we have ever undertaken and it is extremely exciting. The response we’re getting from customers is phenomenal. Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support! (If this is the first you’ve heard of the release of eWallet 7, definitely check out the post here that gives all the details!)

And a special “THANK YOUto everyone who has gone to iTunes and either added a positive review or updated a review! We really appreciate that!!! Honestly – I can’t thank you enough – around here we DO NOT feel that posting positive reviews as a customers “job”, so we see every positive review as a kindness – thank you again!

Needless to say, a release of this type is bound to have some hiccups and this one is no different. The following are issues we are currently working on or frequently asked questions. For all the details, read on after the jump!

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eWallet 6 to eWallet 7 iPhone Sync Compatibility

oopsAs some of you know, we made a bit of a screw up in our wording of the iPhone Sync Update message (we apologize for that – it wasn’t our intent to mislead anyone). As a result, our developers leaped into action and busted out a special build of eWallet 6 for Windows PC that lets you synchronize eWallet 6 on the Windows PC with eWallet 7 on the iPhone.

What Is It? A special version of eWallet 6 that lets you synchronize eWallet 6 on the Windows PC with eWallet 7 on the iPhone.

How Does It Work? Just download the file here and run the installer. If it asks for your registration code, your eWallet 6 codes should work. If you don’t have your eWallet 6 codes any longer, you can request them here. IF YOU INSTALLED eWALLET 7 FOR DESKTOP, UNINSTALL IT FIRST.

Who Need It? ONLY iPhone users who own eWallet 6 on the desktop and do not want to upgrade their desktop software to eWallet 7 need this. If you are upgrading to 7 or don’t own an iPhone. You do NOT need this.

So there you go! Hopefully this will help out the folks who got stuck with eWallet 7 on their iPhone. I’m pretty sure most people will want to upgrade to eWallet 7, but at least this way you’ve got a choice!

Thanks and sorry for the trouble!

Marc

PS: We did a bunch of testing and believe this should work fine, but please let us know ASAP if you run into any trouble! We’ll work on any issues immediately.