October 31, 2007 by Dmitry
Archive for October, 2007
October 30, 2007 by Dmitry
We’re happy to announce the availability of the final release of Mémoires 1.0.
- GUI improvements.
- Better Leopard compatibility.
- Export panel “Save” button changed to “Export”.
- Russian, Japanese and Traditional Chinese localizations.
- New icon.
- Help added.
- Fixed: when current date changes, it now changes in Mémoires as well.
Download it here: http://www.codingrobots.com/memoires/
We want to thank everyone who supported us, especially on the difficult decision to make Mémoires shareware. Free trial version is available for download (it has the limitation of 5 entries per journal), and you can purchase the full version for €14.
There’s one more thing…
If you purchase Mémoires this week, you’ll grow a tree. Seriously – we’ll transfer a percentage of sales to WWF. One purchased copy of Mémoires = one new tree on our planet. Save trees, write your journal on your Mac, forget about paper.
October 10, 2007 by Dmitry
This is a quick fix for an issue, discovered by users.
- Fixed not showing content when some entries had certain fonts.
We had to put this online as soon as possible, since the next two weeks we’ll be out of office: visiting Macedonia [I suspect it’s the best country for Mac lovers, since it has “Mac” in its name!] (Oct 11-18), and the ISDEF conference in Moscow region (Oct 18-22).
October 8, 2007 by Dmitry
Another Monday, another new beta release of Mémoires! Changes in 1.0.29:
- Saving of search view table columns ordering and width.
- Fixed crashes (when selecting an entry or a date).
- Fixed displaying a wrong year for January of certain years in certain locales.
- Fixed bug with text scrolling.
Thanks to everyone who tested Mémoires and reported bugs. Please continue your great work!
October 4, 2007 by Dmitry
We’ve released a new beta version of Mémoires, our diary app for Mac OS X. Here’s the release notes:
- Importing from Journler and MacJournal.
- “Entry” menu (and shortcuts).
- Saving of “Check Spelling As You Type” value.
- Failed to save document when quitting and clicking “Save”.
- Text editor was losing focus when saving.
- Changes to title were not committed when adding a new entry.
Download it from here, or as usual, use automatic update.
Future of Mémoires
Mémoires is not the only project we do for Mac OS X. Actually, it was born as a side hobby project when making a “bigger” application (not related to journaling at all).
The first beta version of Mémoires had been put on our website at the beginning of August, and we decided to sell it. We even made a page for pre-ordering, but never announced Mémoires (except for to my twitter buddies), because we got back to another project.
Later I though: why not announce Mémoires and let people use this simple application? We’re not going to develop it anymore, so let’s release it for free. And something unexpected happened…
Mémoires had been fireballed and TUAW’ed, got lots of downloads from MacUpdate, VersionTracker, etc., and we received a lot of feedback from users. It seems like people actually need an app like this!
So I stopped writing another project and got back to developing Mémoires to make it even better.
So here we go now, I am fully committed to our journaling application. But we are a tiny software company, we have to make money to support our living, right?
It’s a tough decision, but we’re thinking of making Mémoires a shareware application, which you will be able to purchase for a small fee. This will help us continue developing it. I’ve got a lot of ideas, and you, users, send a lot of interesting feature requests – we don’t want to abandon this little app.
What do you think, guys? Are you OK with this? All we need is your permission.
October 1, 2007 by Dmitry
Update: Mémoires has the built-in encryption as of version 1.1.
We are going to add native password-encrypted journals in one of the future releases (probably, 2.0) after we polish the current feature set, but you can have them already. Actually, you can encrypt any files (not only Mémoires journals) using the built-in feature of Mac OS X. Here’s how to do it:
Open Disk Utility (it’s located in Applications/Utilities).
Click New Image.
Enter the name of a disk, for example, Encrypted disk, select disk size (for example 40 MB, if that’s enough for your journal), select AES-128 (recommended) encryption, and click Create.
You’ll be asked to enter password. Do it. (Deselect Remember password for more security.)
Your encrypted disk image has been created and mounted! Now save your journal to it (in Mémoires click File > Save As…, select “Encrypted Disk” or whatever you called it.)
When you’re done, eject encrypted disk to make your journal private.
The next time you’ll need your journal, first mount your encrypted disk by double-clicking on it (for example, my disk is located in Documents, so I go to Documents in Finder and double-click “Encrypted disk” file.) When it’s mounted, you’ll be asked to enter your password. Enter it and double-click the Mémoires journal inside this disk.
October 1, 2007 by Dmitry
New beta version is here for you to enjoy!
- Preferences item “Reopen last document on startup”.
- Saving of window and left panel position and size.
- Adding and removing of entries in search view.
- Didn’t show alert on replacing files when exporting.
- Wrong adding of entry when clicking on empty title in search view.
Get it from http://www.codingrobots.com/memoires/ or use the automatic update feature (click Mémoires > Check for updates…).