FileSeek v1.6 Released

November 9, 2008

I am very happy to announce the release of FileSeek v1.6. This new version adds some much requested new functionality, and cleans up a few small issues. Here are a few things that have been added in this release:

  • Added an "Open with Other Application" context menu option for selected files
  • Added an "Open Containing Folder" context menu option for selected files
  • Added a "Case sensitive query" option

Check out the full change log for more details on these changes. Also changed in this release is the addition of an advertisement in the Settings window for one of my other applications, DisplayFusion. This is just a hard-coded image, and will never, ever connect to the internet to download new ads. This isn't some sleazy spyware stuff, this is just a link to one of my applications. This is the first application that I have tried this with, and I would be very interested to hear any feedback on this in the FileSeek Support Forum, or just contact me directly.

A big thanks to everyone who helped with this release. Thanks everyone!

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DisplayFusion v2.2.1 Released

November 9, 2008

I am happy to announce the release of DisplayFusion v2.2.1. This new release is mostly a bug-fix release, and doesn't add any new features. Here are some of the things addressed in this release:

  • Resized some windows to allow them to work properly at 800x600
  • Fixed an issue that prevented DisplayFusion from starting when using certain locales (ex: Turkish)
  • Fixed some of the "jerky mouse movement" issues in rare situations
  • Fixed some windows failing to drag maximized or snap properly (ex: Windows Live Messenger)

If you would like to see the full list of changes, head over to the DisplayFusion change log. I would encourage everyone to update as soon as they can. If you are using DisplayFusion Pro then you should be prompted to upgrade and DisplayFusion will take care of downloading and installing this update. For everyone using the free version you will be notified of the new version but you will need to download and install the update manually from the DisplayFusion website.

As always, if you encounter any issues please be sure to check out the DisplayFusion Online Support page or you can contact me directly. Thanks everyone!

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DisplayFusion in the November 2008 issue of Computer Shopper (UK)

November 4, 2008

I was very pleased to discover that Computer Shopper, a large UK magazine, did a mini-review of DisplayFusion in this month's issue. They gave DisplayFusion 5 out 5 stars, which is always nice to see. On a side note, I'm curious to find out if any non-English publications will be including DisplayFusion now that it supports other languages. If anyone ever comes across any magazine articles about DisplayFusion, please let me know. I'll be more than happy to send a free DisplayFusion Pro license your way. You can find out more information about this offer here. Thanks everyone!

Computer Shopper November 2008 DisplayFusion (Cover)
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New DisplayFusion Language: Dutch (Belgium)

November 3, 2008

I would like to send out a huge thanks to Ghislain Bossuyt for translating DisplayFusion v2.2 into Dutch. If you are interested in using DisplayFusion with a Dutch interface then head over to the DisplayFusion Languages page and download the Dutch language file. For more information on how to install the language file, look at the "How do I use these language files" section on DisplayFusion Languages page.

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DisplayFusion v2.2 Released

October 27, 2008

I am very happy to announce the release of DisplayFusion v2.2. This release has been the result of many, many months of beta testing and fine tuning. There are a pile of new features and bug fixes, but the single biggest change is the addition of multiple language support. This means that you can now use DisplayFusion in your own native language. I have provided 3 language files: English, German and Spanish, but you are free to create your own. DisplayFusion uses an open text-based format and as a result it's very easy to create your own translation. Visit the DisplayFusion Languages page to find out more.

Here are some of the major changes:

  • You can now specify a time interval smaller than 1 minute for the image changer
  • Added a 'Remove unused temporary image files automatically' option that will automatically delete any previously downloaded, unused Flickr images - Big space saver!
  • Added a "Pause DisplayFusion when full screen application is running" option - previously it was always paused when a full screen application was running
  • Fixed a bug that prevented wallpaper tiling from lining up correctly in certain situations

I would encourage anyone running an older version to update today to take advantage of the improvements and bug fixes. For the complete list of changes please check out the DisplayFusion Change Log.

I would like to send out a huge thanks to the people that helped with the German and Spanish translations. This release wouldn't have been possible without the tireless contributions from these 4 people:

  • Frank Epple (German translation)
  • Ulrich Weinsdörfer (German translation)
  • Andre Bertheola (Spanish translation)
  • Fernando Angelico (Spanish translation)

Thanks guys!

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Get a 1 Month DisplayFusion Pro License Today!

October 14, 2008

I don't know what I was thinking when I started giving away 2 week DisplayFusion Pro trial licenses, but that's just crazy. 2 weeks just isn't long enough to get a good feel for everything DisplayFusion Pro has to offer. So, starting today all DisplayFusion Pro trial licenses will last for a full month. What will DisplayFusion Pro give you? You get customizable hotkeys, random wallpaper changing and more. Check out the version comparison for all the details. Head over to the DisplayFusion Trial License page to get your full month of DisplayFusion Pro started today!

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MacLife Interview

October 13, 2008

I had the recent pleasure to give an interview to an editor from MacLife.com. I must confess, I have never had an interview about any of my software, but it was a wonderful experience. The article is titled Industries Sown from the Seeds of Apple and it talks about the different industries that Apple has helped to build. Here are a few excerpts from the article, referencing things I discussed in the interview.

Jon Tackabury, who created iTunes Sync—software that allows non-iPod MP3 players to synchronize with iTunes—said that only the tech-savvy knew what MP3 players were before the advent of the iPod. He believes the iPod made MP3 players cool enough to pique the interest of the general public.
And then there's the cost. Tackabury said, "The iPod has a huge price premium. Even the nano is still pretty expensive considering the storage you get."
As long as people crave on-the-go tunes and don't care to shell out the price of an iPod or crave a feature Apple has not yet seen fit to add, the rest of the MP3 market will be there to sop up the iPod's run-offs. For example, Tackabury owns an iPod, but he purchased the less-expensive Sansa ($30) for his children.

I never know what to say when people are asking questions. Hopefully I didn't come across as too dorky, but I'm sure I did.

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iTunes Sync v1.5.1 Released

October 4, 2008

I am happy to announce a bug-fix release of iTunes Sync. The main reason for this release is to add support for iTunes 8, but it also addresses a few small installer issues as well. You can download this new version from the iTunes Sync page. If you would like to see the complete list of changes in this release be sure to check out the change log.

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DisplayFusion, Life and More

September 16, 2008

DisplayFusion v2.2 has been progressing along very nicely, with a huge thanks to the translators involved. It should be ready for release in a few weeks, but this depends on how much free time I will have. I'd like to thank everyone who emailed me about helping out with the translation, I now have enough people to cover the initially supported languages. After the release of this new version I will be posting the English resource file for anyone else that would like to run DisplayFusion in their own language.

My quest for a job has also been going quite well. I have been interviewing with a number of companies over the last few weeks. One of the companies I have been interviewing with flew me to their head office in New York city for the day on Monday, and it was a great trip. I had never been to New York before, but didn't really have much time to see anything. What a busy city though, there were people and cars everywhere. Next, I'll be packing my bags in a few hours and heading back to Ottawa for a few days to interview with some different companies. I can't wait for life to settle back down to a more normal, less chaotic pace and I'm sure my wife feels the same way.

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DisplayFusion Translators Needed

August 29, 2008

The next version of DisplayFusion is coming along very quickly now. All of the localization code is complete now, and the English resource file is completely done and working. I am at the point now where I need some people to help translate the resource file into other languages. Currently, I am looking to translate DisplayFusion into German, French and Spanish. I will be paying to have the translation done, although I haven't worked out how much yet. If you speak one of these languages fluently and you are interested in learning more about helping out, please contact me.

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