Ok, people are asking about Windows 8.
Let me preface my thoughts with this; I’ve been writing programs since 1981 on my Apple 2+. I had early Macs, I had early PCs. I’ve used them all for 30 years continuously. I’ve consulted for many clients and taught professionals as well as seniors how to use them. Naturally I’ve developed opinions over the years. What I’m relating here is opinion. I’ll try to ignore words that normal people don’t need to know like Skeuomorphism. Continue Reading…
Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 11:51 am. 3 comments
We just added some machine quilting files to the Windows version (2.73) of Thumbnailer. CQP, IQP, QLI, HQF, MQR and SSD have been added. The Mac version will get these ASAP. Cheers!
Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 3:34 pm. Add a comment
We’ve released Essentials 1.08.
This version has a myriad of updates, including our new Navigation H.U.D (Heads Up Display).
We moved the Navigation Window to make the right-side of the screen more user friendly, and to give more room for the Object View, which will grow in importance when we put out the digitizer.
We also added a couple requested features: Color Sort and a Preferred Thread brand.
In Windows, the Merge Designs window has been updated to be multi-threaded, so you can browse and scroll while the designs themselves are loading. This makes life a bit easier when browsing folders with hundreds of files. We’re working on this for OSX, but it wasn’t ready for this release.
The manual, help and online help have been updated with large section additions. We do however consider this to be an ongoing project. Lindee has been a great help with edits and new material, and she also has plans to give us some tutorials too!
We downloaded Lion on a Mac Mini as a regular user, and Essentials 1.08 runs just fine!
A lot has been done with bug checking and quality assurance testing in general.
And the Mac version is synced up even closer, so the features are almost perfectly concurrent.
Posted 1 year, 10 months ago at 4:07 pm. 2 comments
Well, Apple must have read my blog, as I’ve been a bit whiney about getting our updates to the AppStore. They turned around our latest submission in record time for them, and we are very pleased to announce that we’ve finally gotten the long-anticipated 1.06 Essentials update in the Mac App Store version!
Posted 1 year, 11 months ago at 3:13 pm. Add a comment
We’ve taken many of your suggestions and implemented them in Essentials 1.04!
Of particular note is Ghost Mode, which I created many years ago for Designer’s Gallery HoopWorks. Ghost Mode makes things that are not selected transparent. Why? Because when you are selecting individual colors in a design sometimes you can’t tell exactly which stitches that is selecting. In the original method you would of course see the handles, and you still do, but not the selected stitches are REALLY obvious. And in the unlikely event you want the regular display, simply turn Ghost Mode off using the View menu.
We’ve also fixed some selection bugs, and added other simpler feature requests like double-clicking a file in the Import window to “just bring it in without clicking on the Import button.”
To follow the changes, we have a ‘Changes’ forum topic where you can see most of what we add.
Have a great weekend!
Posted 2 years, 3 months ago at 5:14 pm. Add a comment