Languages, Sprachen, Idiomas

September 9, 2007

What a journey it has been localizing iTunes Sync for different languages. It was originally built with only English in mind, but with the intent of eventually supporting other languages. What a surprise I got when I received the resource files for Spanish and German. Many of the words and phrases were longer than the English equivalents and the interface could no longer fit many of the labels or buttons. As a result, I was forced to change the layout quite considerably on many of the windows, including the Sync and Confirm Sync windows. I think the new layout is more concise and much easier to follow, so it has worked out for the best. I have learned quite a bit while localizing iTunes Sync, things I never could have learned from a book or in a classroom. It has been an excellent learning experience and I can't wait to get iTunes Sync v1.5 out the door so that everyone can benefit. I want to give a big shout out to everyone who has helped so far with the translations, and what better way then with the new "About" screen.

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iTunes Sync v1.5 is coming very soon...

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DisplayFusion v1.2 Released

September 5, 2007

I'm very happy to announce the release of DisplayFusion v1.2 today! This new version fixes some significant bugs, including one related to people with quad monitors (or more). A huge thanks to Moshe from the forums for helping me squish this bug. Some other notable fixes include a fix for Office 2007 maximized window dragging and a few fixes and speed-ups for the Flickr image integration.


You can find the complete change log here if you want more details. Anyone currently using DisplayFusion is encouraged to upgrade to the latest version, and new people are invited to take it for a test drive.

Check it out today!

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DisplayFusion v1.1 Released

August 29, 2007

I'm excited to announce the release of DisplayFusion v1.1! This new version fixes a few bugs, and introduces a cool new feature as well: integrated Flickr searching! When you are selecting an image to apply to each monitor as your wallpaper, just click the "Load from Flickr" button, and you have access to every image on Flickr, right at your fingertips. Just search using keywords, or list all images from a specific person if you know their name or email address.

DisplayFusion Flickr Search

Check out DisplayFusion today!

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DisplayFusion v1.0 Released

August 22, 2007

I'd like to introduce you to the newest member in the Binary Fortress family, DisplayFusion. DisplayFusion is a fantastic (and free) new application that can make your dual monitor (or triple monitor or more) life much, much easier! From allowing you to use a different wallpaper on each monitor, to providing hotkeys for managing your application windows. Here are just a few of the things you can do with DisplayFusion:

  • Use a different wallpaper on each of your monitors
  • Use one wallpaper that spans all of your monitors
  • Drag maximized windows between monitors
  • Move windows to the next monitor
  • Move windows to the next monitor and maximize them
  • Move windows to centre of the monitor
  • Tile windows along the top, bottom, left or right side
  • And many more things...

I'd like to give a big thanks to Chris Ysebert and Keith Lammers for their help with testing, tweaking and general polishing.

And, of course, DisplayFusion v1.0 is free, just like all of my software. I invite you to check out DisplayFusion today!

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iTunes Sync: 20,000 Downloads and Counting

August 17, 2007

Sometime around the middle of this week iTunes Sync passed the 20,000 download mark. Hurray! When I wrote this application just over 2 months ago, I did so because I wanted to use iTunes with my cheap-o MP3 player. When I posted iTunes Sync for others to download I had no idea there were as many people in the same situation as me. Well, it turns out there are, as iTunes Sync has been averaging over 340 downloads per day, with a steady stream of email and forum feedback to match. Thanks to everyone who has submitted bug reports, feedback, suggestions and to everyone who contributed to the tested MP3 player's list. You've all helped to make iTunes Sync what it is today!


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Clipboard Text Scrubber v1.3.1 Released

August 15, 2007

I have posted a new version of Clipboard Text Scrubber. This is a quick bug fix release, to clear up a couple of small issues. Here's a rundown on the changes:

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the "Clear Clipboard" menu option to not do anything
  • Fixed a bug that would cause an infinite loop (Thanks to Carsten on the Forum for finding this bug)
  • Changed the icons (again) to something with more contrast

I recommend that anyone using an older version of Clipboard Text Scrubber update to the latest version today.

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ShellSend v1.0.0 Released

August 11, 2007

Today I packaged and released a utility that I have been using for a while now, called ShellSend. ShellSend is a free command line utility for Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista that allows you to easily send a custom email from your scripts or batch files. Just run "shellsend.exe" with the correct command line parameters (like the "to address", "from address" and SMTP server) and watch as your email gets instantly delivered. You can specify a filename as well, and ShellSend will read the contents of the file and use that as the message body. Great for emailing log files or console program output to yourself.

All of you system administrators out there, or anyone who runs scheduled tasks, check out ShellSend today!

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iTunes Sync Support

August 8, 2007

This is just a quick note to people that are waiting for help with iTunes Sync. I have received many, many emails looking for help and I am doing my best to answer each one, but there is currently a large backlog. Please be assured that you will receive a response as soon as possible.

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Clipboard Text Scrubber v1.3.0 Released

August 6, 2007

A new version of Clipboard Text Scrubber has been released into the wild. v1.3.0 fixes an annoying bug that caused too many notifications to be shown, even when the clipboard hasn't been changed. Now, you should only receive a notification about the clipboard being scrubbed when it actually has done something. For example, copying text to the clipboard in the Notepad application will no longer cause a notification, but copying text from Microsoft Excel or Word will, because it really is being cleaned.

Check out Clipboard Text Scrubber today!

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Clipboard Text Scrubber v1.2.1 Released

July 31, 2007

After over a month with no new release of Clipboard Text Scrubber I decided that last night and tonight I should focus on it, to clear up some outstanding issues. Here's a quick rundown on the wholesome goodness included in the 1.2.1 release:

  • Double-clicking on the system tray icon scrubs the text on the clipboard
  • Removed the "invalid format" message when non-text data is on the clipboard, it was annoying
  • Now saves application settings so you don't have to keep setting it up every time
  • New application icons
  • Significant memory usage reduction
  • Provides HTML scrubbing - this will remove any HTML tags from your clipboard
  • Setup now detects whether you need to install the .NET Framework 2.0 and will open a download page automatically

Wow, looks and sounds good to me! Take a peek today.

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