Release Notes

Release 8.1
  • Updated the in app purchase code to fix operation when off-line.

  • Updated some screenshot that's seem to have been impacted by the new M1 microprocessor.

 

Release 8.0
  • Timelines can now be displayed in a horizontal or vertical format.

  • A Location Manager was added to the Record Location view. It lists all the locations that are already in the timelines and allows you to select locations from that list. It should helps with the addition of locations to records that are taking place in the same set of locations.

  • A new Pre-Built Timeline is release (US Presidents - Part 3). Moreover, the structure of the timeline for all three US Presidents parts has been updated.

  • As with every release, a number of minor bugs have been fixed. We continue to encourage everyone to report bugs as this help us improve the operation of the application.

Release 7.1
  • Records can now be created with open-end End Date, i.e., the End Date of the record will always be updated to show the date of today.

  • The line thickness of the drop down date line and the axis of time can be changed in the Configuration Panel.

  • The axis of time can now be configured to be displayed in the middle of the Display Window.

  • The axis of time can now be configured to be 'floating', i.e., to be always displayed regardless of the scroll position of the Display Window.

Release 7.0
  • Introduces two new record features: Marked records and Shadow records.

    • You can now mark a record so you can center the display view on it when needed. See 'Marking Records' for more details on how to use this new feature.

    • A Shadow record is a special type of record. As it name implies, this record 'shadows' another record and does not operator independently. See 'Shadow Records' for more details on how to integrate and use Shadow records in your timelines.

  • The search feature has been improved to allow you to iterate over all the possible results. In previous releases, you had to scroll the view searching for the highlighted records found. With this release, the application will center the display on the first found record, with back and forth arrows to iterate through the set of results.

  • For the Record Management Window, we introduced the 'Pin' button. This button can be used to set whether that window will remain open or whether it will close after adding or editing a record.

  • We continue to progress with the migration of the application code from Apple's old Objective-C language to its new Swift language. As a result, part of the development time is being shifted to focus on improving the performance of the application. As we head in that direction, an update of the database schema (or format) was necessary. Performance improvement will become a more important development effort with the next releases.

  • As with previous releases, we continue to update the Manual to an HTML format with more tutorial videos.

  • Finally, a number of minor bugs have been fixed. We continue to encourage everyone to report bugs as this help us improve the operation of the application.

Release 6.0
  • Support for 'Undo'ing a transaction is added. The application will remember the last 5 transactions and allow you to undo those.

  • Exporting the timeline to a PDF format is now supported. This type of export is useful for when there is a need to print the timeline

  • A new component icon is now used to reflect the presence of URL components within the record. As a result, the Description component and the URL component will appear in their own popup window (instead of showing in the same popup as it was before this release).

  • The date format on the Axe of Time will change based on the granularity of the timeline. For example, if the granularity is 'Year' or greater, only the year value of the date will display with the Axe.

  • We modified a little bit the algorithm that determine where the records are displayed. The new algorithm ensures now that Notes and Heading are displayed under a Parent record. Originally, Note and Heading were displayed above Events regardless of the hierarchy of the records.

  • We continue to update the Manual to an HTML format with more tutorial videos.

  • A number of minor bugs have been fixed. We continue to encourage everyone to report bugs as this help us improve the operation of the application.

Release 5.0
  • Editing records in bulk is now possible with the new Editor feature (see 'Working with the Editor' section).

  • Multiple records can now be selected. This will facilitate some of the bulk editing functionalities.

  • The mouse operations have been improved with additional set of features (see 'Mouse Operation' section).

  • The Configuration Panel GUI has been updated to match the other window design form as well as to accommodate additional features (see 'Configuration Panel' section).

  • Level operations were updated:

    • Level sorting can be set in the Configuration Panel to be ascending or descending.

    • The record level of a Child record will be set to its Parent level automatically. The Child level can be changed to another value if needed.

    • A bug in the XML import of level values was fixed.

  • ​Both Tag Management and Level Management windows are now part of the Editor.

  • We continue to update the Manual to an HTML format with more tutorial videos.

  • A number of bugs have been fixed. We encourage everyone to report bugs as this help us improve the performance of the application.

 

Release 4.0

  • The filter operations and GUI have been upgraded. A new type of filters, compound filters (which are filters built from other filters) is introduced.

  • The record search feature was modified to expand and highlight records that are part of a collapsed parent.

  • The User Guide is now available online as opposed to be embedded in the application. This will allow us to continuously update the guide without being dependent on a new release of the application.

  • The second part of the US Presidents database (from James Polk to James Garfield) is released.

  • A number of bugs have been fixed. We encourage everyone to report bugs as this help us improve the performance of the application.