Monday, September 08, 2014

NoteCase Pro for Android v1.0.7. release

NoteCase Pro for Android v1.0.7. has just been released.
Thanks to good feedback from several users, it features several important fixes and few highly requested features (creating/removing/following hyperlinks).

Download is now available at

NoteCase Pro for Android is the companion app to NoteCase Pro desktop program, and supports the .ncdb and .ncde (encrypted) file formats, so the same files can be shared between desktop and Android editions.

It can be activated by buying the 2USD license through PayPal (use "Buy Now" at the page) or by using the "All OSes, lifetime" license for the desktop version of the program. When shopping, please leave your email, so that after the payment, I can send you the key file in the email.

Installation instructions for your Android device:
    - prerequisites: program requires Android 3.0 or newer
    - download the .apk file and transfer it from your to your phone's SD card
    - enable installing applications from unknown source ("Settings" > "Applications" > "Unknown Sources" check box)
    - use some file manager application installed on your phone/tabled to click on the Notecase.apk file to start the installation
      ("ES File Explorer" free file manager app is a good choice)
    - if you get problem installing the app, try uninstalling the previous version first
    - copy your license key to your SD card root folder (usually named "/sdcard" or "/mnt/sdcard")
    - start the app

    - uses .ncdb and .ncde file format identical to the one used in the desktop version
    - you can create a new document or open an existing document file
    - Tree Pane is displayed featuring the hierarchical tree of your document notes
    - basic note operations supported in the Tree Pane are: insert, delete, rename
    - short click on the note title in the Tree Pane open Text Pane featuring rich text formatting editor
    - there are two different GUIs, one for phones and one for tablets (landscape mode) embedded in the same app
    - in the file open dialog, there is an additional way to navigate to the parent folder by using the swipe from right to left gesture action
    - you can create a shortcut to selected document on your phone's desktop

Changes in the new release:
    - fix: Webview editor using DIV instead of BR tag for new lines in some cases (add support)
    - fix: possible crash when pasting some particular content from browser (hard to reproduce)
    - fix: show error message box when there is no app installed to handle opening the hyperlink target file
    - add: support to create hyperlink to file
    - fix: convert tab characters to 4 spaces, before they were removed by the text editor
    - store/restore last used file open path (was missing for save as, insert pic from file, link to file, add attachment, sync download file actions)
    - add: support to create link to web site or email (or some other supported link type)
    - improve support for accepting HTML from external sources (convert many HTML tags to our own subset)
    - support to remove link
    - support to create link to note (internal link)
    - do not ask "Are you sure to close document" when closing Text View (editor) in phone view (returning to the Tree View)
    - possible issue with inserting picture from camera in phone mode (hard to reproduce)
    - attach files to notes is now a paid-only feature
    - support to parse large number of escaped characters in HTML (greek letters, symbols etc.)
    - fix: editing of note clones was not supported
    - fix: crash when changing the device screen orientation while the document is loading
    - add: when in phone mode, add another button in the "save note confirmation" message to allow user to skip closing the Text editor
    - support to parse entities specified by number value like
    - fix: doing note insert after "Collapse all" operation can cause app to stop responding
    - fix: possible crash when editing note and changing screen orientation back and forth between prtrait and landscape
    - fix: same code used for Back key press (confirm save changes, confirm document close) should be used when icon in the action bar is pressed
    - add: double-tap on link to open the link target (address, file, phone number, email)
    - Croatian translation updated
    - Finnish translation updated (work by Ville Pilviö)
    - French translation updated (work by Jeff Malka)
    - German translation updated (work by Marcus Hennig)
    - Chinese translation updated (work by Stephen Zhu)
    - Polish translation updated (work by Kamil Dembkowski)
Feedback is appreciated. I am interested in your design and general ideas, bug reports, ...
If you would like to donate the program translation for your language, feel free to contact me.