Proctele apps in the App Store

Proctele apps in the App Store
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Friday, September 30, 2011

SMS-Fast new version - v1.1

Dear App friends,

A new version of SMS-Fast is about to arrive in the App Store. The new version is called v1.1. It enables you to select exactly which number and email address to use for a contact.
You now select a contact and see that contact's full data sheet with name phone numbers and email addresses. You press a phone number and an email address and then press the Done button. That's it and you get full control, as it should have been in v1.0.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A few weeks with OSX Lion

Now that I've been using Apple's new OS for a few weeks, I feel I can say something about it. I have a MacBook from 2010, so I upgraded from Snow Leopard. Before buying that PC I had been using Windows since Windows 3.1.
I was worried that the upgrade would result in a slower PC. That used to be the case with Windows. New Windows version meant you would either need to buy a new PC, or at least buy more RAM, or be patient with the PC. Having upgraded to Lion I'm happy to say the MacBook feels as fast as before.
On to the features of the new OS. I appreciate not having to restart all apps after restarting. The PC now does that for me. I also like the Mission Control, which gives an overview of all apps. Would be nice if the web browser windows didn't obscure each other. The Auto-save and version control make me feel safer when editing documents. Very good. Adding multi-touch to the laptops, Apple has done something very Appely. They have copied multi-touch from the iPad and iPhone onto the laptops. It's obvious and hence the right thing to do and it will be popular. Apple understands UI. If they didn't, then no important computer maker would. There may be other planets that aren't lucky enough to have Apple. Pity them.
Another thing they copied from the iPad and iPhone is the LaunchPad. I don't use it a lot, but putting it there was the right thing to do. Sooner or later I'm going to start using it instead of the almost as easily accessible program folder. It's more elegant, so lots of people are going to appreciate it.
The dashboard has become useful. I didn't use it much until Lion, because it felt unresponsive. The clock took several seconds to show the time. With Lion this problem is gone (although the first time after startup it takes as long as before). I often swipe it in just for the pleasure of swiping. That's the sign of a good user interface: you use it for pleasure!
I recommend OSX Lion upgrade. It's worth the money! I may come back with more in a few weeks. Like what I think about Xcode 4.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The hidden advantages of SMS-Fast

Hi App Friends.
Here's a short note to highlight the advantages of the SMS-Fast app. Apart from the obvious one i.e. that you can send a message very quickly, there are some you might not think of when you see it in the App Store.

Here they are:

  • You send clearer messages with fewer spelling errors, because you don't have to write just before posting.
  • You can decide at the last minute whether to send the message through SMS, email or even both. You lose no time if you change your mind because you don't need to switch to another app.
  • Your message is put into your iPhone's message center, as if you had sent it with the built-in message app.
  • Easy to prepare messages and recipients.
  • You can add more recipients before you press Send in the iPhone's message template.
  • Pleasant graphics.
  • Satisfactory sounds.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SMS-Fast: The App for very fast SMS is here

The App that enables you to throw out an SMS in about 5 seconds is here.
It will be in the App Store any minute now.
It's only $0.99.

The best way to use it, is to place its icon next to the iPhone's green/white messaging icon. Then, if you need to see conversations you can just switch to the standard app. If you need to be quick, you use the SMS-Fast app.

I've been using it for a while now. Make sure you add some useful messages and use the wildcards when necessary.

Monday, September 12, 2011

App for very fast SMS

Hello dear App Friends,
All preparations have now been made for the utility app, which was pre-announced a couple of weeks ago. This app will speed up sms-sending. You'll be able to throw out an sms in about 5 seconds. You will also be able to send e-mail with it.
A little testing remains to be done before uploading for review.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The best game of the last 50 years - Free

Hi lucky owners of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad!
The free version of the NumberWiz app is now available in the App Store. 
Those of you who have watched Countdown on British TV know that this is probably the best maths game ever. You pick six numbers in the range 1 to 10 and the big numbers 25, 50, 75, 100 at random. Then you add, subtract, multiply and divide them to arrive at a result in the range 1 to 999. To succeed in this takes some numerical skills, but above all it takes loads of creativity.
This free version limits the result to the range 150 - 199. That should give you an idea of what the paid version has to offer.
As the headline will tell you, I consider this game to one of the great mind games of our time. The rules are simple as indeed they are in most great games. It's particularly nice to play NumberWiz on an iPad, with the chunky graphics.
====== You've got to try it! ======

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NumberWiz example with the Big numbers freely chosen: 888

Hi fellow NumberWizards, I put to you the question: 
How do you add subtract, multiply and divide 6 9 10 51 69 85 to get 888.

Here's a solution:
888 = (85 + 6) * 9 + 69

Monday, September 5, 2011

NumberWiz example with the Big numbers freely chosen

Here's a NumberWiz problem, where I've replaced the Big numbers with numbers of my own choice. In this case I've replaced 25, 50, 75 and 100 with 31, 51, 69 and 85. 
And now the problem is:
How do you add, subtract, multiply and divide 6 9 10 51 69 85 to get 888?
Would be nice to see a solution in the comments.

This example illustrates the new feature in NumberWiz v2.0.
You can buy NumberWiz for $1.99 in the App Store and enjoy many more of these problems.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

NumberWiz - Free

Hello App Friends,
The free version of NumberWiz is in the App Store approval process. It should be in the App Store within a few days. The important limitation of the free version is that the result is in the interval 150 - 199 instead of 1 - 999.
That's the 3rd App release this week; a new record for Proctele AB.