Category Archives: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Our thoughts and plans for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch versions of our software

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!



Just released: a pair of updates

eWalletThis is just a quick post to let everyone know about two eWallet updates we’ve released this week. First up: eWallet for iPhone / iPad / iPod touch was approved by Apple yesterday. The update adds compatibility for iOS 4, so eWallet is now working great on the new OS! Updates for the new retinal display aren’t included yet, but we are working on that as well. eWallet Lite has also been released with iOS 4 compatibility.

And update #2: for all you Android users out there – we’ve released a new version of our eWallet Viewer, which adds search! This upgrade works on Android devices with OS 1.6 and above.

That’s all for this announcement! If you have questions or need help with either upgrade, remember you can always contact us.

A pair of updates: eWallet and eWallet Lite for iPad

eWallet for iPadIt’s only been just over a week since the iPad version of eWallet was approved by Apple, and I’ve already got an update – with some cool new features – to tell you about!

The big news is that we’ve added a method for backing up and restoring wallets from email in eWallet for iPad. Just select a wallet and click the Backup button to send a copy of your wallet to yourself via email. You can also move wallets into eWallet on the iPad by emailing them and opening the attached wallet on your iPad. eWallet will automatically save the wallet and open it on your device.

It’s a great way to move and restore wallets, especially if you aren’t using a desktop computer to synchronize with. And to those with iPhones, the announcements regarding iPhone OS 4.0 suggest that we’ll be able to add the same functionality to eWallet for the iPhone and iPod touch in the future.

We also improved the tap and hold functionality. A number of eWallet functions (renaming field labels, accessing the password generator, and changing field types) are accessed by tapping and holding on a field. With this release we’ve tweaked that function a bit to make it a little easier to use.

And we also released eWallet Lite for the iPad this week! eWallet Lite for iPad will let customers try out eWallet before they buy. Just like eWallet Lite for iPhone, it limits you to a single wallet and 10 cards, but it has all the other features you’ll find in the full version of eWallet.

Find out more on our site: eWallet for iPad and eWallet Lite.

“Oh! THAT statment!”

So in talking with folks about the upgrade to 7.0 issues, two commenters, Simon and Brett, were able to clearly point out something that I really do see as a significant problem. Our iPhone upgrade information read:

This upgrade requires the latest Windows desktop version to sync your data. If you bought the desktop version before August 30, 2009, you may need to pay for the upgrade. Visit our website for all the details.

Well that’s all well and good – but if you went to our site to make sure you had the right version, we tell you that the “latest Windows desktop version” is 6.1.4.

SO if you upgrade your iPhone, it should sync fine with 6.1.4 right? Wrong!

If you want the rest of the story…read on after the jump!

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eWallet 7.0 – Updates and Answers

eWallet2I’m in the middle of a major software release right now so I’ll make this quick. I apologize that I can’t respond to all your comments individually, but considering how many of them there are, that simply isn’t possible. So – let’s get started…

Thanks!
First let me say thanks to everyone who posted their support. We really appreciate it and we are working very hard to live up to your expectations. The new release is a pretty big deal and I think you’ll all like it. In fact I think you’ll REALLY like it. So thanks for your kind words and we hope you like eWallet 7.0!

eWallet 7.0 Will Be Out Tuesday
eWallet 7.0 will be out tomorrow morning. This was the planned release date all along and we’re sticking to it.

More after the jump!

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Rate It If You Hate It + In App Purchasing = Disaster?

stormThere is trouble brewing in the iTunes App Store, thanks to the combination of two App Store features. The first is the pre-existing Rate It If You Hate It ratings prompt system, where they prompt for ratings when you uninstall. The second is the recent change that allows free applications to use In App Purchasing to expand functionality, effectively creating a trial version system for the store.

I’m not a fan of how they’ve implemented either of these, but more importantly, when you combine these two it creates a perfect storm of trouble! Read on after the jump for the entire story about the problem Apple has created…

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Development Update

targetSince a lot of questions about platforms and release plans have come up in the other blog posts, I thought I’d take a second to write a quick update. I hope this helps to answer some of your questions! Keep in mind that in many cases I won’t be able to give specifics, but I will do my best to tell you what I can.

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eWallet Lite for iPhone Now Available!

walletWe just got news that eWallet Lite for iPhone has finally been approved! You can get it for free in the App Store today! eWallet Lite is exactly the same as eWallet except that it only supports one wallet and ten cards and IT’S FREE! Other than that, it offers every feature the full version does, from the 256-bit AES encryption to the many choices for customizing your cards to the rich security options. You can even try synching your information by downloading the Windows desktop trial here.

As you’re probably aware, one of the challenges of the App Store is that they don’t offer a method of providing free trials for customers. It’s very hard for a customer to drop $10 on something they’ve never used before. We tried videos, and while we like the results, it just isn’t the same as actually getting your hands on the product.

So we create eWallet Lite. Now I realize this won’t be a big help to our existing eWallet customers, but for people who like the looks of eWallet but really want to try it first, it’s a great solution. In fact, it’s a pretty darn good solution for people who only maintain a small wallet. If you’re only keeping track of a handful of passwords or other important information, eWallet Lite is a great way to do it for free! All the quality and security of eWallet at the best price around!

So if you know someone who has wanted to try eWallet but just wasn’t ready to take the plunge and buy it, let them know that eWallet Lite is now available!

The Apple Difference

appstoreI recently found some notes and tasks from March 2008 – 18 months ago – and it really brought home to me how Apple has changed the mobile software world.

Our biggest problem at that time was that people didn’t know they could buy programs for their smartphone or PDA. Apple’s fixed that one – even people who don’t own a mobile device know “there’s an app for that”.

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