Archive for March, 2015

Introducing Bonsai Album for PC

Track your Bonsai tree collection on your Windows PC – Now Available!

Bonsai Album

Today I’m pleased to announce the release of my first PC app, Bonsai Album. If you’re into bonsai and are looking for a tool to make keeping track of your trees easier, you can’t go wrong with this.

Almost two years ago I announced my plans to bring my iOS and Mac app, Bonsai Album, to the Windows platform. At the time I thought all the pieces would fall into place, and I would be able to deliver this new app within a year. Well, things didn’t go quite so smoothly as I expected! Between juggling updates to my iOS and Mac apps, and learning app development over from scratch on a new platform, it took far longer than I’d imagined. I’m glad I persisted through the many hundreds of hours of challenges and frustration, though. I’m very happy with the end result.

The PC version is very similar to the Mac version. It includes printing. enhanced search capabilities, and data transfer to and from the iOS version over WiFi. I’ve also included some features requested from Beta testers, like duplicating bonsai entries, right-click context menus, displaying Last Repotted dates, and a host of other tweaks and improvements. Bonsai Album for PC also has a built-in crash-reporting mechanism and software update notifications.

Localization into multiple languages is very important for modern apps. I’ve localized the PC version of Bonsai Album into English (obviously!), Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. This also includes every aspect of the installation and ordering process. Clicking on any of the links below will take you to the information page for the app in each language:

English, 日本語, Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Português

To run Bonsai Album on your PC, you’ll need either Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. The app also requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 with the KB2468871 update patch. While I haven’t tested it with Windows 10 yet, I’ll be making any necessary updates for that once it’s released.

The download version initially runs in an unregistered trial mode, limited to 3 bonsai, 3 pots, and 3 logs, with 3 photos each. It will also only allow a single database to be open at a time, and database import is disabled. The full feature-set can be unlocked via purchase, either within the app or via my Web Store.

You can learn more about all the features of Bonsai Album here, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page, or like Bonsai Album on Facebook.

I’d like to express my sincere thanks to all the Beta testers for helping me polish the app, and to everyone else for their patience (especially family!) while I worked away on the app for years on end. I hope you’ll agree it was worth the wait!

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Álbum Bonsai – rastreie sua coleção de bonsai

Álbum Bonsai acompanha sua coleção Bonsai ou Penjing facilmente. Monitore o desenvolvimento de suas árvores ao longo de suas vidas, em seu PC!

Álbum Bonsai

Se você é novo no mundo do Bonsai, um colecionador ou um comerciante, Álbum Bonsai é a ferramenta ideal para organizar suas árvores, vasos, e notas.

Requisitos do Sistema:

  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 com a atualização KB2468871.
  • Não tem certeza se Álbum Bonsai é para você? Experimente a versão de teste grátis disponível para download aqui.

    A versão para download está inicialmente em um modo de teste não registrado, limitado a 3 bonsai, 3 vasos e três entradas de log com 3 fotos cada. Também só permitirá uma única janela de banco de dados, a importação de banco de dados está desativada. Comprar uma licença dentro do app ou pela Loja Web desbloqueia a funcionalidade completa.

    Veja o que você pode fazer com Álbum Bonsai:

    – Registre detalhes das suas árvores, incluindo a idade, a origem, estilo, espécie e dimensões.
    – Selecione de mais de 200 nomes de espécies (nomes comuns e botânico), ou adicionar novas espécies.
    – Classifique árvores por nome ou espécie.
    – Armazene detalhes dos vasos, juntamente com fotos.
    – Acompanhe o estilo, fertilização e outros detalhes de cada árvore e vaso em entradas datadas.
    – Crie e edite lembretes de entrada de log vinculados ao seu calendário (requer Outlook 2010).
    – Use o campo de busca para procurar listas de bonsai, vasos e logs rapidamente.
    – Adicione várias fotos por vaso, árvore, e entrada.
    – Adicione legendas para cada foto.
    – Selecione as fotos que aparecem como miniatura principal para cada árvore ou vaso.
    – Veja fotos em uma vista de galeria em tamanho original ou em miniatura.
    – Reorganize fotos com suporte a seleção múltipla e arrastar e soltar.
    – Veja o histórico de cada árvore ou vaso, classificados por data.
    – Reveja as estatísticas de sua coleção.
    – Salva alterações automaticamente.
    – Imprima listas de bonsai, vasos ou logs, ou informações para um bonsai, vaso ou log específico.
    – Importação e exportação de banco de dados com WiFi para Álbum Bonsai em seu iPhone, iPad ou iPod touch.
    – Suporte de formato CSV para importar/exportar o banco de dados de seu Álbum Bonsai para e dos aplicativos de planilha do desktop.
    – Exportação de Relatório de Bonsai em HTML. Veja sua coleção no navegador de internet do seu computador. Ótimo para manter o controle de sua coleção para fins de inventário ou segurança.

    Quer monitorar suas árvores em qualquer lugar? Transfira seu banco de dados para e de Álbum Bonsai em seu iPhone, iPad ou iPod touch (disponível na App Store iOS).

    Por favor note que o Álbum Bonsai não vem pré-carregado com todas as fotos, nem inclui qualquer informação de cuidados com o bonsai e assim por diante. Ele só acompanha as informações e exibe fotos que você mesmo adicionou.

    Por favor, visite http://BonsaiAlbum.com para mais informações sobre o Álbum Bonsai, incluindo informações para contato se quiser fazer perguntas, solicitar recursos, ou relatar problemas. Junte-se à página de Facebook para falar sobre o Álbum Bonsai com outros fãs.

Bonsai Album – lleve un seguimiento de su colección de árboles bonsái

Bonsai Album facilita el seguimiento de su colección de bonsái o penjing. ¡Realice el seguimiento del crecimiento de sus árboles durante su vida, en su PC!

Bonsai Album

Si es nuevo en el arte del Bonsai, coleccionista o vendedor, Bonsai Album es la herramienta ideal para organizar sus árboles, macetas y notas.

Requisitos del sistema:

¿Duda de que Bonsai Album sea para usted? Pruebe la versión de prueba gratuita disponible para descarga aquí.

La versión de descarga inicialmente está en modo de prueba sin registro y se limita a 3 bonsáis, 3 macetas y 3 entradas de registro con 3 fotos cada una. También permite solo una ventana de base de datos y no tiene habilitada la función de importación de bases de datos. La compra de una licencia, ya sea desde la aplicación o a través de Web Store desbloquea todas las funciones.

Esto es lo que puede hacer con Bonsai Album:

– Registrar datos de sus árboles, como edad, fuente, estilo, especie y dimensiones.
– Elegir entre más de 200 nombres de especies (con nombres comunes y botánicos), o añadir especies nuevas.
– Ordene los árboles por nombre o especie.
– Guardar datos de macetas, y también fotos.
– Registrar estilo, fertilización y otros eventos para cada árbol y maceta en entradas de registros con fecha.
– Cree y edite recordatorios de entrada de registros vinculados a su calendario (requiere Outlook 2010).
– Utilice el campo de búsqueda para buscar rápidamente listas de bonsáis, macetas y registros.
– Añadir varias fotos por árbol, maceta o entrada de registro.
– Añadir leyendas para cada foto.
– Seleccionar fotos para que aparezcan en la pantalla de miniaturas principal para cada árbol o maceta.
– Vea fotos en una vista de galería de tamaño completo o en miniatura.
– Vuelve a acomodar las fotos con la selección múltiple y la función arrastrar y colocar.
– Ver el historial de registros para cada árbol o maceta ordenados por fecha.
– Analizar las estadísticas de su colección.
– Guarde los cambios automáticamente.
– Imprima listas de bonsáis, macetas y registros o información sobre un bonsái, maceta o registro específico.
– Importe y exporte bases de datos a través de WiFi a Bonsai Album en su iPhone, iPad o iPod touch.
– Admite formato CSV para importar o exportar la base de datos de Bonsai Album desde y hacia aplicaciones de hojas de cálculo de escritorio.
– Exportación de informes en HTML de Bonsai. Vea su colección en el explorador web de su equipo. Ideal para llevar un seguimiento de su colección por razones de inventario o seguro.

¿Desea realizar el seguimiento de sus árboles sobre la marcha? Transfiera su base de datos hacia y desde Bonsai Album en su iPhone, iPad o iPod touch (disponible en iOS App Store).

Tenga en cuenta por favor que Bonsai Album no viene con ninguna clase de fotos cargadas, y tampoco incluye información sobre el cuidado del bonsái ni nada por el estilo. Solo rastrea información y muestra las fotos que usted mismo carga.

Por favor, visite http://BonsaiAlbum.com para obtener más información sobre Bonsai Album, como datos de contacto para realizar preguntas, pedir funciones o informar cualquier problema. Únase a la página de Facebook para hablar de Bonsai Album con otros fans.

Bonsai Album – Erfassen Sie Ihre Bonsai-Baum-Sammlung

Bonsai Album macht das Erfassen Ihrer Bonsai- oder Penjing-Sammlung einfach. Erfassen Sie die Entwicklung Ihrer Bäume deren gesamtes Leben lang, auf Ihrem PC!

Bonsai Album

Egal, ob Bonsai für Sie neu ist, Sie ein Sammler oder Händler sind, Bonsai Album ist das ideale Tool zur Verwaltung Ihrer Bäume, Schalen und Notizen.

Systemanforderungen:

Nicht sicher, ob Bonsai Album etwas für Sie ist? Testen Sie diese kostenlose Probeversion, die hier zum Download bereit steht.

Die Download-Version ist anfangs im nicht registrierten Testmodus und auf 3 Bonsai-, 3 Schalen- und 3 Stamm-Einträge mit je 3 Fotos beschränkt. Sie ermöglicht auch nur ein einzelnes Datenbankfenster und der Datenbank-Import ist deaktiviert. Wenn Sie eine Lizenz entweder von der App aus oder über den Web Store kaufen, werden sämtliche Funktionen freigeschaltet.

Dies können Sie mit Bonsai Album machen:

– Zeichnen Sie Details über Ihre Bäume, inklusive Alter, Quelle, Stile, Spezies und Maße, auf.
– Wählen Sie aus über 200 Speziesnamen (mit gewöhnlichen und botanischen Namen) oder fügen Sie neue Spezies hinzu.
– Sortieren Sie Bäume nach Name oder Spezies.
– Speichern Sie Schalendetails mit Fotos.
– Erfassen Sie Gestaltung, Düngung und andere Ereignisse für jeden Baum und jede Schale in datierten Protokolleinträgen.
– Erstellen und bearbeiten Sie Protokolleintragserinnerungen, die mit Ihrem Kalender verbunden sind (erfordert Outlook 2010)
– Benutzen Sie das Suchfeld, um die Bonsai-, Schalen- und Stamm-Listen schnell zu durchsuchen.
– Fügen Sie mehrere Fotos per Baum, Schale und Protokolleintrag hinzu.
– Fügen Sie jedem Foto eine Bildunterschrift hinzu.
– Wählen Sie Fotos aus, die für jeden Baum oder jede Schale in der Haupt-Miniaturansicht erscheinen sollen.
– Sehen Sie sich Fotos in einer Galerieansicht mit Vollbildern oder im Miniaturformat an.
– Ordnen Sie Fotos mit Mehrfachauswahl und Drag-and-Drop-Unterstützung neu an.
– Sehen Sie sich für jeden Baum oder jede Schale den Protokollverlauf, sortiert nach Datum, an.
– Prüfen Sie Statistiken für Ihre Sammlung.
– Speichern Sie Änderungen automatisch.
– Drucken Sie Bonsai-, Schalen oder Stamm-Listen oder Informationen für einen bestimmten Bonsai, eine bestimmte Schale oder einen bestimmten Stamm.
– Datenbank-Import und -Export über WLAN an Bonsai-Alben auf Ihrem iPhone, iPad oder iPod touch.
– CSV-Format-Unterstützung zum Import/Export Ihrer Bonsai-Album-Datenbank in und aus Desktop-Tabellen-Anwendungen.
– Bonsai-Bericht-HTML-Export. Sehen Sie sich Ihre Sammlung im Webbrowser Ihres Computers an. Toll, um die Übersicht über den Bestand Ihrer Sammlung zu behalten oder zu Versicherungszwecken.

Sie möchten unterwegs den Überblick über Ihre Bäume behalten? Übertragen Sie Ihre Datenbank aus dem und ins Bonsai Album auf Ihrem iPhone, iPad oder iPod touch (auch im iOS App Store verfügbar).

Bitte beachten Sie, dass in Bonsai Album keine vorgeladenen Fotos sind und dass die App auch keine Bonsai-Pflegeinformationen und so weiter enthält. Sie erfasst nur Informationen und zeigt Fotos an, die Sie selbst hinzugefügt haben.

Bitte besuchen Sie http://BonsaiAlbum.com um weitere Informationen über Bonsai Album zu erhalten, inklusive Kontaktdetails, um Fragen zu stellen, Funktionswünsche zu äußern oder Probleme zu melden. Werden Sie Fan unserer Facebook-Seite, um mit anderen Fans über Bonsai Album zu sprechen.

Bonsai Album – segui la tua collezione di alberi bonsai

Bonsai Album permette di seguire in modo semplice il tuo bonsai o la tua collezione Penjing. Segui lo sviluppo delle tue piante lungo tutta la loro vita, sul tuo PC!

Bonsai Album

Sia che tu sia un principiante, un collezionista o un rivenditore di bonsai, Bonsai Album sarà lo strumento ideale per avere sotto controllo i tuoi alberi, i vasi e le note a riguardo.

Requisiti di sistema:

Non sei sicuro se Bonsai Album fa per te? Prova la versione gratuita scaricabile qui.

La versione scaricabile è inizialmente in modalità di prova non registrata, limitata a 3 bonsai, 3 vasi e 3 registrazioni con 3 foto ciascuno. Consente inoltre solo una singola finestra database e l’importazione database è disabilitata. L’acquisto di una licenza sia dall’app stessa sia tramite Web Store ne sblocca la funzionalità completa.

Ecco cosa puoi fare con Bonsai Album:

– Registrare i dettagli sugli alberi, compresi età, origine, stile, specie e dimensioni.
– Selezionare tra oltre 200 nomi di specie (con i nomi comuni e quelli botanici) oppure aggiungere nuove specie.
– Classifica le piante per nome o specie.
– Registrare i dettagli sui vasi con foto.
– Tracciare la potatura, la concimazione e altre operazioni sotto forma di voce con la data, per ogni albero e vaso.
– Crea e modifica voci di promemoria collegate al tuo calendario (richiede Outlook 2010).
– Usa il campo ricerca per cercare rapidamente bonsai, vaso, e liste di registrazione.
– Aggiungere diverse foto per ogni albero, vaso e voce registrata.
– Aggiungere le didascalie alle foto.
– Selezionare le foto di ogni albero o vaso in modo che appaiano sul display principale delle anteprime.
– Vedi le foto in vista galleria a dimensione piena, o come anteprima.
– Riorganizza le foto tramite selezione multipla e supporto trascina e rilascia.
– Vedere la cronologia in base alla data delle registrazioni per ogni albero o vaso.
– Rivedere le statistiche della tua collezione.
– Salva i cambiamenti automaticamente.
– Stampa bonsai, vaso, o liste di registrazione, oppure informazioni su un particolare bonsai, vaso o registrazione.
– Importazione ed esportazione database tramite Wi-Fi nel Bonsai Album sul tuo iPhone, iPad, o iPod touch.
– Importare / esportare il database del tuo Bonsai Album in formato CSV, al/dal foglio elettronico del desktop delle applicazioni.
– Esportazione HTML di Bonsai Report. Vedi la tua collezione sul browser web del tuo computer. Un ottimo espediente per tracciare la tua collezione, per fare l’inventario o per l’assicurazione.

Vuoi seguire le tue piante in qualsiasi momento? Trasferisci il tuo database nel e dal Bonsai Album sul tuo iPhone, iPad, o iPod touch (disponibile in iOS App Store).

Nota che Bonsai Album non ha foto precaricate, né comprende informazioni sulla cura dei bonsai o simili. Segue e mostra solo le informazioni che hai aggiunto tu.

Per maggiori informazioni su Bonsai Album visita http://BonsaiAlbum.com in cui troverai i dettagli per contattarci e per porci domande, richiedere le caratteristiche o per inviarci qualsiasi messaggio. Registrati sulla nostra pagina su Facebook per discutere con gli altri fan di Bonsai Album.

Bonsai Album – suivez votre collection de bonsaï

Bonsai Album rend le suivi de votre collection de bonsaï ou de penjing bien plus simple. Suivez le développement de vos arbres tout au long de leur vie, sur votre PC !

Bonsai Album

Que vous soyez un novice, un collectionneur ou un revendeur, Bonsai Album est l’outil idéal pour organiser la gestion de vos arbres, pots et notes.

Configuration requise :

Pas sûr que Bonsaï Album soit faite pour vous ? Essayez la version d’essai gratuite disponible en téléchargement ici.

La version téléchargée est d’abord en mode d’évaluation non enregistré, limitée à 3 bonsaïs, 3 pots, et 3 entrées de journal avec 3 photos chacun. Vous n’aurez droit qu’à une seule fenêtre de base de données et l’importation de bases de données est désactivée. En achetant une licence soit directement dans l’app ou soit via le Web Store vous débloquerez toutes les fonctionnalités.

Voici tout ce que vous pouvez faire avec Bonsai Album :

– Enregistrez les données de vos arbres, y compris leur âge, origine, style, espèce et dimensions.
– Choisissez parmi plus de 200 noms d’espèces (avec les noms communs ou botaniques) ou ajoutez de nouvelles espèces.
– Triez les arbres par nom ou espèce.
– Stockez les données des pots, ainsi que des photos.
– Suivez le façonnage, l’engraissage et tous les autres évènements pour chaque arbre et pot grâce à des entrées datées dans votre journal.
– Créez et modifiez des rappels dans votre journal relié à votre calendrier. (requiert Outlook 2010).
– Utilisez le champ de recherche pour effectuer une recherche rapide dans les listes des bonsaïs, pots et journaux.
– Ajoutez de multiples photos par arbre, pot et entrée dans votre journal.
– Ajoutez une légende à chaque photo .
– Sélectionnez les photos qui apparaitront sur la miniature principale de chaque arbre ou pot.
– Afficher les photos dans une galerie en plein écran ou en miniature.
– Réarrange photos avec une sélection multiple et la prise en charge du glisser-déplacer.
– Affichez l’historique pour chaque arbre ou pot, trié par date.
– Vérifiez les statistiques de votre collection.
– Enregistre les modifications automatiquement.
– Imprimez les listes des bonsaïs, pots ou journaux ou les informations d’un bonsaï, pot ou journal en particulier.
– Importation et exportation des bases de données par Wifi vers Bonsaï Album sur votre iPhone, iPad, ou iPod touch.
– Prise en charge du format CSV pour importer / exporter votre base de données Bonsai Album vers et depuis les applications de tableur.
– Exportation du rapport HTML de Bonsaï. Visualisez votre collection sur le navigateur Web de votre ordinateur. Super pour suivre votre collection pour des besoins d’inventaire ou d’assurance.

Vous souhaitez suivre vos arbres de n’importe où ? Transférez votre base de données vers et depuis Bonsaï Album sur votre iPhone, iPad, ou iPod touch (disponible sur l’App Store iOS).

Veuillez noter que Bonsai Album ne contient pas de photos pré-téléchargées. Elle ne contient pas non plus d’informations sur les soins à apporter aux bonsaï. Elle ne permet que de suivre les informations et d’afficher les photos que vous aurez ajouté vous-même.

Consultez http://BonsaiAlbum.com pour plus d’informations sur Bonsai Album, y compris les coordonnées pour nous contactez pour poser des questions, demander des fonctionnalités ou signaler un problème. Rejoignez la page Facebook page pour parler de Bonsai Album avec d’autres fans.

盆栽アルバム – あなたの盆栽コレクションを記録しましょう

盆栽アルバムを使うと、盆栽・盆景コレクションの記録が簡単につけられます。お使いのPCからあなたの盆栽の育成を管理!

盆栽アルバム

これから盆栽を始める人にとっても、コレクターやディーラーにとっても、盆栽アルバムは木や鉢の情報、メモを整理するのに理想的なツールです。

システム必要条件:

盆栽アルバムをチェックしてみますか?ここから無料の試用版をダウンロードしてお試しください。

ダウンロードされるバージョンは未登録の試用モードで機能は3つ盆栽、3個の鉢、そして3つのログエントリに制限されます。また、一つのデータベースウィンドウのみが許可され、データベースのインポートは無効になっています。アプリ内またはWebストアを介してライセンスを購入すると、全機能がロック解除されます。

盆栽アルバムでは、以下のことが可能です:

– あなたの木についての詳細―樹齢、入手先、樹形、種、寸法等―の記録
– 200を超える種名(一般名と学名)からの選択、新たな種の追加
– 盆栽を名前または種により分類する。
– 鉢の詳細を写真と一緒に保存
– 日付入りのログエントリーで、全ての木と鉢について、樹形や肥料、その他のイベントを記録
– カレンダーにリンクしているログエントリーリマインダーを作成して編集(要Outlook 2010)。
– 検索フィールドを使用して盆栽、鉢、およびログ·リストを素早く検索する。
– 個々の木、鉢、ログエントリーに複数の写真を添付
– 各写真にテキストキャプションの付記
– それぞれの木、鉢について、メインサムネイルに表示される写真を選択
– フルサイズのギャラリービューまたはサムネイル形式で写真を表示。
– 写真を複数選択し、ドラッグアンドドロップで並べ替える。
– 日付でソートして、個々の木、鉢のログヒストリーを表示
– コレクションの統計データの洗い直し
– 変更を自動的に保存。
– 盆栽、鉢、またはログリスト、または特定の盆栽、鉢、またはログの情報を印刷する。
– WiFi経由でiPhone、iPad、またはiPod touchで盆栽アルバムデータベースのインポートとエクスポート。
– CSVフォーマット対応で、デスクトップのスプレッドシートアプリへの盆栽アルバムデータベースのインポート、アプリからのデータベースのエクスポート
– 盆栽レポートHTMLエキスポート。コンピュータのWebブラウザであなたのコレクションを表示。目録、保険のための記録として最適。

外出先から盆栽をチェック。iPhone、iPad、またはiPod touch(iOS App Storeで入手可能)の盆栽アルバムにデータベースを転送、またはiPhone、iPad、またはiPod touchの盆栽アルバムからデータベースを転送。

盆栽アルバムには、事前にアップロードされた写真は一枚もありませんし、盆栽の栽培方法等についての情報も含まれていませんのでご注意ください。アプリが記録していくのは、あなた自身が加えた情報と画像のみです。

盆栽アルバムについて、詳しくは http://BonsaiAlbum.com へ。質問、リクエストや問題の報告をするための連絡先も掲載しています。Facebookページに参加すると、他のファンと盆栽アルバムについて話ができます。

Bonsai Album for PC – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Bonsai Album

The following should address any questions or concerns you may have about Bonsai Album for PC. I’ll be updating this post as new questions arise. Let me know if I’ve missed anything!

1. When will Bonsai Album be available for PCs?

Bonsai Album for PC is now available for download from my website here. You can learn more about Bonsai Album for PC here.

2. What operating system do I need to be able to run Bonsai Album for PC?

The app works on Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1. It requires the .NET Framework 4, which will be installed automatically if your computer does not already have it. It also requires the .NET KB2468871 update patch. Outlook 2010 is required to store reminders on your computer’s calendar.

3. I already have Bonsai Album on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Do I have to buy it again for the PC?

Yes, if you would like to run Bonsai Album on your PC, you’ll need to purchase it direct from my site. The PC version includes some additional features over and above the iOS version, including photo organization, enhanced search, and printing capabilities. I first began work on Bonsai Album for PC in 2013. The app had to be substantially re-designed and completely re-written for the PC platform. Unfortunately porting the app to the PC wasn’t as simple as you might think!

4. I’m not sure if Bonsai Album for PC will suit my needs. Is there a free trial version available?

Yes, it’s available for download from my website here. The app is initially in an unregistered trial mode, limited to 3 bonsai, 3 pots, and 3 logs, with 3 photos each. It will also only allow a single database open at a time, and database import is disabled. That should be enough to give you some idea of whether the app will work for you. Purchasing a license either within the app or via my website unlocks full functionality.

5. Will Bonsai Album for PC be localized into my language soon?

Possibly. Bonsai Album is currently localized into English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

6. Is it possible to sort the bonsai by species, rather than name?

Click Preferences… on the Tools menu and select the “Sort bonsai by species” checkbox under Sort Options. Close the window and you’ll find all bonsai are now sorted by species. Repeat these steps to sort by name again.

7. What is the purpose of the Type field on the Log Info screen?

The type field is used by the app to determine what should be displayed in the Logs list for that log entry. For instance, selecting Bonsai will show the bonsai name selected in the Bonsai field, selecting Pot will show the Pot name in the Pot field, and Note will show a brief summary taken from the Notes field. Select either Bonsai, Pot, or Note in the Type field depending on what information that particular log entry is recording.

8. How do I re-order the photos on the Bonsai Info, Pot Info, or Log Info screens?

After the entry has been saved, double-click on it and then click on the All Photos section. This will show all the photos associated with the Bonsai, Pot, or Log. Click and hold the mouse button on the photo you’d like to organize on the Info screen, and move the mouse to where you’d like the photo to be moved. Release the mouse button when you’re done.

To move a photo into one of the primary photo slots on the Bonsai Info, Pot Info, or Log Info screens, arrange the photos in the All Photos section. The primary photo slots will now reflect the new order.

9. How do I add text captions to my photos? How can I hide them to take a closer look at the photo?

Double-click on the photo you’d like to add a caption to in the All Photos section of the Bonsai Info, Pot Info, or Log Info window. Click the word balloon icon at the top of the window, then in the text box that appears, type in the text caption you’d like to associate with that photo. Click on the photo to end editing the caption. The new or modified text caption will now be displayed. Note that only the first few lines of the caption will be superimposed over the photo. To hide the caption, click once on the photo. You can scroll between the photos by clicking the left and right arrow buttons, and zoom-in by resizing the photo window.

10. How do I capture sold, stolen or dead trees, broken pots, or other events?

The place for capturing these events is on the Log Info window. Create a new Log entry, click the Event field and type in the new Event (Sold, for instance). The new Event will be saved when you click the OK or Save button. It will then be available for use with this and other log entries. In the Bonsai field (or Pot field), select the corresponding tree (or pot). Set the Type field to Bonsai (or Pot). Set the date the Event occurred, and add any relevant photos or notes. Click Save, and the new dated Log entry will appear in the list. Now when you tap the Log History button on the Bonsai Info (or Pot Info) window, you’ll see the complete history of the tree (or pot).

11. I have a Bonsai Album database on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How do I transfer it to Bonsai Album for PC?

You’ll need all devices on the same local WiFi network as your PC. Then follow these steps:

(1) Tap the Backup Database button on the Tools screen within the app on your device.
(2) Create a new database within Bonsai Album for PC and save it to your Documents folder.
(3) Click the Import Database button in the document window toolbar within Bonsai Album for PC. This is the button next to the printer button. The button has an arrow pointing to the right, away from the device icon. You can also select the Import from -> Bonsai Album Mobile App item in the File menu.
(4) The Import Database window will appear. You should see your device shown in the Devices section. If it isn’t there, double-check that you’ve selected Backup Database (or Export Database) on the Tools screen within Bonsai Album on your device. Check the Messages box in Bonsai Album for PC for helpful information.
(5) Select the device you want to import from, then select Restore Complete Database in the Import Options section. You may also choose to Import Bonsai and Pots, Import Bonsai, or Import Pots.
(6) Once you’re satisfied with the selected device and import options, click the Import button.
(7) After the progress bar completes, an alert will appear indicating whether the import was successful. Click OK.
(8) The database in Bonsai Album for PC should now match the database on your device.

Note that the above steps will completely replace the contents of the Bonsai Album database within Bonsai Album for PC, unless you’ve chosen not to restore the complete database. In that case, you may see duplicate entries in your database after the import is complete.

12. I have a Bonsai Album database in Bonsai Album for PC I’d like to transfer to Bonsai Album on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How do I accomplish this?

The steps are similar to question 11 above, except you must select either Restore Database or Import Database on your device, and click the Export Database button in the document window toolbar within Bonsai Album for PC. This is the toolbar button with the arrow pointing toward the device icon. When the export is complete, you should consult the pop-up alert on your device for further instructions.

13. I have an iPad, an iPhone, and a PC. How do I keep the databases in sync between all of these devices?

Bonsai Album currently doesn’t have a simple means of keeping databases synchronized on separate devices. However, it is still possible to transfer the database between devices manually. You first need to backup the database from the device with the most current copy to your computer (or from your computer to the device). The steps for achieving this are shown above in questions 11 and 12. A good workflow is to use your PC as a hub for the database, updating that after you’ve made changes on your device.

14. I have the Bonsai Album trial version and just bought the full version. How do I transfer my data from the trial version?

When you purchase the full version you’ll be provided with license details to unlock the app. The trial version and the full version are the same app – there is nothing further to download. All of your data will be accessible the next time you run the app.

15. I have a whole spreadsheet of data I’d like to import into the app. How can I do that?

Provided your spreadsheet program can export to CSV format and allows you to specify comma separators and dates in a particular format, you should be able to import it into the app. Bonsai Album expects to receive CSV data according to the CSV template file, available in the Downloads section of this site.

16. Can you incorporate some new fields into the app? Can I change the names of any of the data fields?

Incorporating new fields may be possible, but keep in mind that any changes will also need to be made to the iOS app version, where screen real estate is very limited. I’ve tried to select fields that would be useful for most people using the app, and have tried to minimize clutter as much as possible. The Notes field may be used to log information that isn’t captured by any other field. Sorry, the names of the data fields cannot be changed.

17. What is the X icon in the toolbar used for?

The ‘X’ icon (next to the ‘+’ icon in the toolbar) is used to delete a particular bonsai, pot, or log. It has no effect until you select an item from the list. Clicking on one of the rows in the table will select that row and highlight it. To delete the highlighted bonsai, pot, or log, click the X icon in the toolbar. Alternatively you may select Remove Item from the Edit menu. Note that an alert popup will appear asking if you still wish to delete the bonsai or pot. There is no such alert for logs.

18. How do I use the reminder feature?

First, pick a log entry or create a new one. Select Yes next to the Reminder field, then click the OK or Save button. A popup will appear asking if you want to add a reminder to the calendar. Click Add and another window will appear where you can create a calendar entry. If there’s already an entry, it’ll allow you to edit it (or delete it). If you check your calendar in Outlook, the entry should be recorded against the date/time you set.

The idea is you set a future date, set Reminder to Yes, and the log entry will be highlighted on and after that date. The Reminders Due statistic is also updated. Once you’ve taken care of the task (fertilizing, repotting, etc), set Reminder back to No.

19. How do I use the bonsai report feature? How do I view the bonsai report?

The bonsai report shows a summary of your collection, followed by the data and photos for every bonsai, pot, and log entry in your collection. This report can be useful for inventory or insurance purposes, and may be printed from within your web browser.

Click the Export To -> HTML Report lines on the File menu.

(1) Select the Report Folder where you’d like to store the report and the corresponding photos.
(2) Enter a filename in the Report File field. Note that the photos will be stored in a sub-folder of the same name with a _photos suffix.
(3) Select whether you’d like to export a report with Small photos, Medium photos, or Large photos, then click the Export button.
(4) A progress bar window will appear, followed by a popup when the export is complete.

To view the report, locate the Report Folder you specified in (1) and double-click on the Report File you specified in (2). Your web browser will load the bonsai report.

20. I have questions, feature requests, or concerns that aren’t listed above. How can I contact you?

You can reach me via email (BonsaiAlbum@andrewnicolle.com), on the Bonsai Album Facebook page, or on Twitter (I’m @andrewnicolle). I can usually respond to queries within 24 hours. If you like Bonsai Album for PC, please spread the word. Thanks!

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