Booxter 2.7.11 update

Booxter has been updated to version 2.7.11 on the website. This fixes the UPC lookup and Amazon searches. The Mac App Store version has been submitted to Apple for review and will be released as soon as it is approved. Thanks for your patience.

Search fixes upcoming

Working on search fixes, thanks for your patience.

Booxter 2.7.8 update

Booxter has been updated to version 2.7.8.  This fixes a bug when searching by UPC code, and also updates some search sites.

The website version can be updated immediately.  The Mac App Store version has been uploaded to Apple and will be released when they approve the update.

Booxter 2.7.7 update

Booxter 2.7.7 has just been released, it fixes the recent Amazon US book search issue.  Thanks for your patience.

Search fix coming for Booxter

There’s a current bug in Booxter with Amazon US book fetches where certain searches are failing.  It’s been fixed and submitted to Apple, so please be patient until the update is approved, thanks.

Booxter 2.7.1, Lion compatible, plus updates

Hello everyone, Booxter 2.7.1 has now been released.  Booxter now supports Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.  There are also updates to improve wireless sharing with your iOS devices, some interface updates, and some search site updates.  I’ve also added the missing Help file that explains how barcode scanning from your iPhone into Booxter works.

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Booxter 2.7 – Added barcode scanning from iOS to Mac

Booxter 2.7 has been released!  Now you can scan barcodes from your iOS device into Booxter wirelessly!

It’s easy to use:

1. Launch Booxter on your Mac and open either the multiple add panel (Command-Shift-M) or the code panel (Command-Option-C).  Now you are ready to receive scans.

2. Launch Booxter on your iOS device. Tap the camera icon at the top of the screen.  Hold up the barcode to the camera (in portrait mode), let it focus, and the scan will be sent wirelessly to Booxter on your Mac.

The multiple add panel has an ‘add later’ feature, and the code panel has a full screen view, so feel free to use whichever one works best for you. Check “Speak titles of scanned items” in the Preferences, and the code panel will speak the title names once they are scanned in. This comes in handy when you are scanning a lot of items and your back is to the computer screen.

If Booxter on the Mac is not running or you are not near your Mac, you can still scan barcodes with the iOS app.  The scans will be stored on your device, and will be uploaded when you bring up the add scan panels as above.  So feel free to scan at the bookstore or library and load the barcodes into Booxter when you get home.

Video scanning requires iOS 4.2 and an iPhone 3GS or later or iPod Touch with camera.  If you don’t have a camera on your iOS device, you can still use the included keypad to manually enter codes.

There are 2 known issues: on iOS 3.1.3, Booxter won’t launch, and on iOS > 4.2 the camera won’t show up.  I’ve fixed these bugs and uploaded a new version to Apple and asked them to expedite the approval, so hopefully that minor update will be approved very soon.

In addition, Amazon Italy has been added as a search site, a lot of searching, backfilling and importing bugs have been fixed, and there’s a new option in the Preferences to change the color scheme of the detail panel from dark to light.

Thanks for your patience, I hope you find this new feature useful.

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Booxter on the Mac App Store!

Booxter is on the Mac App Store!

It’s been there since opening day and so there are now lots of new Booxter users, welcome!

There’s actually 2 apps, Booxter Lite which is the same as the normal unlicensed Booxter download from the main web site and Booxter which is the same as the licensed version.  All Mac App Store apps will run only on Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.  The website version runs on Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6.

Sales have been fantastic, I’m very lucky that the Mac App Store has brought Booxter to a much larger audience.  Booxter has been in the top 5 grossing of the Lifestyle category for days now!

More work to do, more updates, have a Happy New Year everyone!

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Deep Prose Twitter account added

I’ve set up a Twitter account for Deep Prose:!/deepprose where I will post relevant information and updates about the various Mac, iPhone and iPad apps around here.

I don’t tend to talk your ear off on Twitter, so feel free to follow!

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Booxter for iPhone updated

A few weeks ago, the update to Booxter on the iPhone was released.  The biggest request, search, has been added, so you can now search your libraries on your iPhones.

I updated the UI to make things look nicer, and also fixed some memory bugs when transferring large libraries over to the iPhone.  Also fixed a bug where you could end up with an empty zombie library in some cases if the transfer from your Mac to your iPhone was interrupted.

There’s now an email option on the detail screen, in the Settings you can specify a default email address, and send items by email.

Also a new icon, looks better now.

Thank you for the feedback that I’ve received, its very valuable.  I’m working on new stuff, onward and upward!

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