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Álbum de Cactos – Monitore sua coleção de cactos e suculentas (Mac)

Álbum de Cactos facilita a monitoração de seus cactos e plantas suculentas. Acompanhe o desenvolvimento de suas plantas durante suas vidas, em seu Mac!

Álbum de Cactos

Quer você seja novato com cactos e suculentas, quer seja um colecionador experiente, Álbum de Cactos é a ferramenta ideal para organizar suas plantas, programas de irrigação e notas.

Requisitos do Sistema: Mac executando Lion (OS X 10.7.x), Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x), Mavericks (OS X 10.9.x), Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x), El Capitan (OS X 10.11.x) or Sierra (macOS 10.12.x)

Não tem certeza se Álbum de Cactos é para você? Experimente a versão de teste grátis disponível para download aqui.

A versão de download inicialmente funciona em um modo de teste não registrado, limitado a 3 cactos, 3 horários de irrigação e 3 logs, com 3 fotos cada. Também permite apenas um único banco de dados aberto por vez e 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 de Cactos:

– Grave detalhes sobre suas plantas, incluindo espécies, idade, fonte, dimensões e necessidades de irrigação.
– Selecione dentre mais de 600 nomes de espécies (com nomes científicos e nomes comuns) ou adicione novas espécies.
– Classifique cactos por nome ou espécie.
– Monitore agendas de irrigação para múltiplas plantas.
– Monitore florescimento, fertilização e outros eventos para cada planta em entradas de log datadas.
– Crie e edite lembretes ligados ao seu calendário.
– Use o campo de busca para buscar rapidamente listas de cactos, horários de irrigação e log.
– Adicione e reorganize múltiplas fotos por planta e entrada de log.
– Adicione legendas para cada foto.
– 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 do log para cada planta, classificado por data.
– Reveja as estatísticas de sua coleção.
– Salva alterações automaticamente.
– Imprima listas de cactos, horário de irrigação ou log, ou informações de um cacto, horário de irrigação ou específico.
– Importação e exportação de banco de dados com WiFi para Álbum de Cactos em seu iPhone, iPad ou iPod touch.
– Suporte de formato CSV para importar/exportar o banco de dados de seu Álbum de Cactos para e dos aplicativos de planilha do desktop.
– Função Exportar Relatório de Cactos (HTML). Veja sua coleção no navegador web do seu computador. Ótimo para acompanhar sua coleção para fins de inventário ou seguro.

Observe que Álbum de Cactos não vem pré-carregado com fotos, nem inclui informações de cuidados de plantas, e assim por diante. Ele só monitora informações e exibe fotos que você mesmo adicionou. NÃO é uma enciclopédia de cactos.

Por favor, visite http://andrewnicolle.com/all_apps/cactus-album-for-mac para mais informações sobre o Álbum de Cactos, incluindo informações para contato se quiser fazer perguntas, solicitar recursos, ou relatar problemas. Junte-se à página de Facebook para falar sobre o Álbum de Cactos com outros fãs.

Álbum de Cactus: haga un seguimiento de su colección de cactus y plantas suculentas (Mac)

Su Álbum de Cactus le facilita el seguimiento de sus cactus y plantas suculentas. Lleve un control del desarrollo de las plantas a lo largo de su ciclo de vida, en el Mac.

Álbum de Cactus

Ya sea un novato o un experto sobre cactus y plantas suculentas, el Álbum de Cactus es la herramienta ideal para organizar sus plantas, programar su regado y tomar notas.

Requisitos del sistema: Mac que ejecute Lion (OS X 10.7.x), Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x), Mavericks (OS X 10.9.x), Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x), El Capitan (OS X 10.11.x) o Sierra (macOS 10.12.x)

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

La versión de descarga al principio se ejecuta en un modo de prueba sin registro, que se limita a 3 cactus, 3 programas de riego y 3 registros, con 3 fotos cada uno. Además solo permitirá abrir una sola base de datos, y la importación de base de datos está deshabilitada. 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 Álbum de Cactus:

– Registre los detalles de sus plantas, como su especie y género, edad, fuente, dimensiones y requisitos de regado.
– Seleccione sus especies de un listado de más de 600 variedades (con nombres comunes y científicos) o agregue sus propias especies.
– Ordene los cactus por nombre o especie.
– Controle los horarios de riego de varias plantas.
– Lleve un seguimiento de la floración, fertilización y demás eventos para cada planta en entradas de registro con fecha.
– Crear y editar recordatorios de entrada de registro vinculados a su calendario.
– Use el campo de búsqueda para encontrar los cactus rápidamente, el cronograma de riego y las listas de registros.
– Agregue y ordene varias fotos por planta y entrada de registro.
– Añadir leyendas para cada foto.
– 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.
– Vea el historial de registro para cada planta, ordenado por fecha.
– Analizar las estadísticas de su colección.
– Guarde los cambios automáticamente.
– Imprima cactus, programas de riego, o listas de registros, o información para un cactus, programa de riego o registro en particular.
– Importe y exporte bases de datos a través de WiFi a Álbum de Cactus en su iPhone, iPad o iPod touch.
– Admite formato CSV para importar o exportar la base de datos de Álbum de Cactus desde y hacia aplicaciones de hojas de cálculo de escritorio.
– Función de exportación de informes de cactus (HTML). Vea su colección en el navegador web de la computadora. Esta aplicación es perfecta para mantener un control de la colección para inventarios y seguros.

Tenga en cuenta que Álbum de Cactus no trae ninguna foto cargada, ni incluye información alguna sobre el cuidado de las plantas, etc. Esta solo lleva un registro de la información y muestra las fotos que usted mismo agrega. NO es una enciclopedia de cactus.

Por favor, visite http://andrewnicolle.com/all_apps/cactus-album-for-mac para obtener más información sobre Álbum de Cactus, como datos de contacto para realizar preguntas, pedir funciones o informar cualquier problema. Únase a la página de Facebook para hablar de Álbum de Cactus con otros fans.

Kaktus Album – Erfassen Sie Ihre Kakteen- und Sukkulenten-Sammlung (Mac)

Kaktus Album macht das Erfassen Ihrer Kakteen und Sukkulenten einfach. Erfassen Sie die Entwicklung Ihrer Pflanzen ein Pflanzenleben lang auf Ihrem Mac!

Kaktus Album

Egal, ob Kakteen und Sukkulenten für Sie neu sind oder ob Sie erfahrener Sammler sind, Kaktus Album ist das ideale Tool zur Verwaltung Ihrer Pflanzen, Gießpläne und Notizen.

Systemanforderungen: Mac mit Lion (OS X 10.7.x), Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x), Mavericks (OS X 10.9.x), Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x), El Capitan (OS X 10.11.x) oder Sierra (macOS 10.12.x)

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

Die Download-Version läuft zu Beginn im unregistrierten Testmodus, der auf 3 Kakteen, 3 Gießpläne und 3 Protokolle mit jeweils 3 Fotos begrenzt ist. Zudem ist in dieser Version nur das Öffnen von jeweils einer Datenbank erlaubt und der Datenbankimport 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 Kaktus Album machen:

– Zeichnen Sie Details über Ihre Pflanzen auf, einschließlich Spezies, Alter, Quelle, Maße und Gießbedürfnisse.
– Wählen Sie aus über 600 Speziesnamen aus (mit wissenschaftlichen und gewöhnlichen Namen) oder fügen Sie neue Spezies hinzu.
– Sortieren Sie Kakteen nach Namen oder Spezies.
– Erfassen Sie Gießpläne für mehrere Pflanzen.
– Erfassen Sie die Blüte, Bestäubung und andere Ereignisse für jede Pflanze in datierten Protokolleinträgen.
– Erstellen und bearbeiten Sie Protokolleintragserinnerungen, die mit Ihrem Kalender verknüpft sind.
– Nutzen Sie das Suchfeld, um schnell nach Kakteen, Gießplänen und Protokolllisten zu suchen.
– Fügen Sie mehrere Fotos pro Pflanze und Protokolleintrag hinzu und ordnen Sie diese an.
– Fügen Sie jedem Foto eine Bildunterschrift hinzu.
– 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 den Protokollverlauf für jede Pflanze, sortiert nach Datum.
– Prüfen Sie Statistiken für Ihre Sammlung.
– Speichern Sie Änderungen automatisch.
– Drucken Sie Kakteen, Gießpläne, Protokolllisten oder Informationen für einen bestimmten Kaktus, Gießplan oder ein bestimmtes Protokoll aus.
– Datenbank-Import und -Export über WLAN an Kaktus-Album auf Ihrem iPhone, iPad oder iPod touch.
– CSV-Format-Unterstützung zum Import/Export Ihrer Kaktus-Album-Datenbank in und aus Desktop-Tabellen-Anwendungen.
– Funktion zum Exportieren von Kakteen-Berichten (HTML). Sehen Sie sich Ihre Kollektion im Webbrowser Ihres Computers an. Toll, um zu Inventar- und Versicherungszwecken den Überblick über Ihre Kollektion zu behalten.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass im Kaktus Album keine Fotos vorgeladen sind und es auch keine Informationen zur Pflanzenpflege oder Ähnliches enthält. Es erfasst lediglich Informationen und zeigt Fotos an, die Sie selbst hinzugefügt haben. Es ist KEINE Kaktus-Enzyklopädie.

Bitte besuchen Sie http://andrewnicolle.com/all_apps/cactus-album-for-mac um weitere Informationen über Kaktus-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 Kaktus-Album zu sprechen.

Album Cactus: monitora la tua collezione di cactus e piante succulente (Mac)

Album Cactus rende facile seguire i tuoi cactus e le tue piante succulente. Segui lo sviluppo delle tue piante per tutta la loro vita, sul tuo Mac!

Album Cactus

Che tu sia nuovo nel campo dei cactus e delle piante succulente, oppure un collezionista esperto, Album Cactus è lo strumento ideale per organizzare le tue piante, i programmi d’innaffiamento e le note.

Requisiti di sistema: Mac con Lion (OS X 10.7.x), Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x), Mavericks (OS X 10.9.x), Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x), El Capitan (OS X 10.11.x) o Sierra (macOS 10.12.x)

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

La versione scaricata funziona inizialmente in modalità di prova non registrata, limitata a 3 cactus, 3 programmi d’innaffiamento e 3 registrazioni, con 3 foto ciascuno. Consentirà inoltre l’apertura di un solo database alla volta e l’importazione del 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 Album Cactus:

– Registra i dati delle tue piante, inclusi la specie, l’età, la provenienza, le dimensioni e le necessità d’innaffiamento.
– Seleziona da oltre 600 nomi di specie (con nomi scientifici e comuni), oppure aggiungi altre specie.
– Ordina i cactus per nome o specie.
– Traccia i programmi d’innaffiamento per più piante.
– Traccia la fioritura, la fertilizzazione e altri eventi per ogni pianta in voci di registrazione con data.
– Creare e modificare i promemoria delle voci collegati al tuo calendario.
– Usa il campo di ricerca per cercare rapidamente cactus, il programma d’innaffiamento e gli elenchi delle registrazioni.
– Aggiungi e riorganizza più foto per pianta e voce di registrazione.
– Aggiungere le didascalie alle foto.
– Vedi le foto in vista galleria a dimensione piena, o come anteprima.
– Riorganizza le foto tramite selezione multipla e supporto trascina e rilascia.
– Visualizza la cronologia delle registrazioni per ogni pianta, ordinata per data.
– Rivedere le statistiche della tua collezione.
– Salva i cambiamenti automaticamente.
– Stampa i cactus, il programma d’innaffiamento o gli elenchi delle registrazioni, oppure le informazioni particolari per un cactus, un programma d’innaffiamento o una registrazione.
– Importazione ed esportazione database tramite Wi-Fi nel Album Cactus sul tuo iPhone, iPad, o iPod touch.
– Importare / esportare il database del tuo Album Cactus in formato CSV, al/dal foglio elettronico del desktop delle applicazioni.
– Funzionalità di esportazione report sui cactus (HTML). Visualizza la tua collezione sul browser web del tuo computer. Eccellente per tenere sotto controllo la tua collezione per finalità assicurative o di inventario.

Considera che Album Cactus non ha nessuna foto precaricata e non contiene alcuna informazione sulla cura delle piante o altri dati, ma monitora le informazioni e mostra le foto che hai aggiunto tu. NON è un’enciclopedia dei cactus.

Per maggiori informazioni su Album Cactus visita http://andrewnicolle.com/all_apps/cactus-album-for-mac 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 Album Cactus.

Cactus Album – suivez votre collection de cactus et de plantes succulentes (Mac)

Avec Cactus Album, le suivi de votre collection de cactus et de plantes succulentes est bien plus simple. Suivez le développement de vos plantes tout au long de leur vie, sur votre Mac !

Cactus Album

Que vous soyez novice dans le monde des cactus et des plantes succulentes ou un collectionneur expérimenté, Cactus Album est l’outil idéal pour organiser vos plantes, vos programmes d’arrosage et vos notes.

Configuration requise : Mac tournant sous Lion (OS X 10.7.x), Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x), Mavericks (OS X 10.9.x), Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x), El Capitan (OS X 10.11.x) ou Sierra (macOS 10.12.x)

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

La version téléchargée fonctionne initialement en mode d’évaluation non enregistré, limitée à 3 cactus, 3 programmes d’arrosage et 3 journaux avec 3 photos chacun. Vous ne pourrez ouvrir qu’une seule base de données à la fois et l’importation de la base 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 Cactus Album :

– Enregistrez les données de vos plantes, telles que leur espèce, leur âge, leur origine, leurs dimensions et leurs besoins en eau.
– Faites votre choix parmi plus de 600 noms d’espèces (avec les noms scientifiques et les noms communs) ou ajoutez de nouvelles espèces.
– Triez les cactus par nom ou espèces.
– Suivez les calendriers d’arrosage de plusieurs plantes.
– Suivez la floraison, l’ajout d’engrais et tout autre évènement concernant chaque plante dans un journal daté.
– Créez et modifiez des rappels dans votre journal relié à votre calendrier.
– Utilisez le champ de recherche pour trouver rapidement des listes de cactus, de calendriers d’arrosage et de journaux.
– Ajoutez et réorganisez vos photos par plante et entrée de journal.
– Ajoutez une légende à chaque photo.
– 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 de chaque plante, trié par date.
– Vérifiez les statistiques de votre collection.
– Enregistre les modifications automatiquement.
– Imprimez les cactus, le programme d’arrosage, les listes de journaux ou les informations pour un cactus, un programme d’arrosage ou un journal en particulier.
– Importation et exportation des bases de données par Wifi vers Cactus Album sur votre iPhone, iPad, ou iPod touch.
– Prise en charge du format CSV pour importer / exporter votre base de données Cactus Album vers et depuis les applications de tableur.
– Fonction d’exportation du Rapport Cactus (HTML). Visualisez votre collection sur le navigateur Web de votre ordinateur. Super pour suivre votre collection pour des besoins d’inventaire ou d’assurance.

Veuillez noter que Cactus Album ne contient aucunes photos préchargées, aucunes informations sur les soins à apporter aux plantes et ainsi de suite. Elle ne contient que les informations et les photos que vous avez ajouté. Ceci n’est PAS une encyclopédie des cactus.

Consultez http://andrewnicolle.com/all_apps/cactus-album-for-mac pour plus d’informations sur Cactus 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 Cactus Album avec d’autres fans.

Cactus Album v1.3 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Cactus Album v1.3 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cactus Album makes keeping track of your plants easy, whether you’re new to cacti and succulents, or an experienced collector. It’s the ideal tool for organizing your plants, watering schedules, and notes.

Cactus Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 8 or higher!

  • Added iOS 10 support.
  • Added support for the Mac and PC versions of Cactus Album.
  • Add multiple photos at a time from your photo library.
  • Increased photo resolution when adding new photos.
  • Added Extra-Large photos option for the Cacti Report feature.
  • Increased photo caption font size.
  • Added photo sharing feature.
  • Bug fixes.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Cactus Album at my website or on the Cactus Album Facebook group.

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Cactus Album for Mac – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

1. When will Cactus Album be available for Macs?

Cactus Album for Mac is now available for download from my website here and from the Mac App Store. You can learn more about Cactus Album for Mac here.

2. What Mac OS X operating system do I need to be able to run Cactus Album for Mac?

The app works on Lion (OS X 10.7.x), Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x), Mavericks (OS X 10.9.x), Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x), El Capitan (OS X 10.11.x), or Sierra (macOS 10.12.x).

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

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

4. I’m not sure if Cactus Album for Mac 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 cacti, 3 watering schedules, 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. You may also purchase via the Mac App Store.

5. Will Cactus Album for Mac be localized into my language soon?

Possibly. Cactus Album is currently localized into English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai.

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

Click the Preferences… line on the Cactus Album menu and select the “Sort cacti by species” checkbox under Sort Options. Close the window and you’ll find all cacti 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 window?

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 Cactus will show the cactus name selected in the Cactus field, and Note will show a brief summary taken from the Notes field. Select either Cactus 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 Cactus Info or Log Info windows?

After the entry has been saved, double-click on it and then click on the All Photos tab. This will show all the photos associated with the Cactus or Log. Click and hold the mouse button on the photo you’d like to organize on the Info window, 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 Cactus Info or Log Info windows, 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 tab of the Cactus 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 plants, 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 Cactus field, select the corresponding cactus. Set the Type field to Cactus. 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 Cactus Info window, you’ll see the complete history of the cactus.

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

You’ll need all devices on the same local WiFi network as your Mac. 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 Cactus Album for Mac and save it to your Documents folder.
(3) Click the Import Database button in the document window toolbar within Cactus Album for Mac. 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 -> Cactus 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 Cactus Album on your device. Check the Messages box in Cactus Album for Mac 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 Cacti and Watering Schedules, Import Cacti, or Import Watering Schedules.
(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 Cactus Album for Mac should now match the database on your device.

Note that the above steps will completely replace the contents of the Cactus Album database within Cactus Album for Mac, 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 Cactus Album database in Cactus Album for Mac I’d like to transfer to Cactus 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 Cactus Album for Mac. 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 Mac. How do I keep the databases in sync between all of these devices?

Cactus 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 Mac as a hub for the database, updating that after you’ve made changes on your device.

14. I have the Cactus 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.

If you’ve purchased via the Mac App Store, you’ll need to save the database from the trial version to somewhere you can easily locate (the Documents folder, or your desktop, for example), and load it within the Mac App Store version. The trial version of the app may then be deleted once you’ve transferred the database.

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. Cactus 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 cactus, watering schedule, 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 cactus, watering schedule, 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 cactus. There is no such alert for watering schedules or 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, and 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 Reminder is set to Yes, changing the date will also show a popup asking if you want to add/edit on the calendar. If you check your Mac’s calendar, 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 watering schedules work?

Watering schedules are a convenient way to remind you when certain plants in your collection need watering. You can configure how frequently they need watering (Water Every field), how much (Quantity field), when they were last watered, and when they shouldn’t be watered (No Water Between fields).

The app automatically calculates the next watering date based on the information you’ve entered. If there’s a conflict or insufficient information, you’ll see None Scheduled beside the Next Watering field.

The watering schedule entry will be highlighted on the main list when the Next Watering date arrives. Any corresponding cactus entries on the main list will also be highlighted on the same date.

Select the Watering field dropdown menu for individual plants to associate them with a certain watering schedule. If you have a lot of plants, a quicker way is to open the Watering schedule, then click the Cacti To Water tab. To add or remove plants from a certain Watering schedule, click the + button in the top right-hand corner. You can then select which plants to add to the schedule by clicking on them in the list. A blue watering-can icon will appear next to the plants you’ve selected. To remove a plant from the schedule, return to this window, click the plant and the watering-can icon will disappear. Alternatively, select the plant(s) on the Cacti to Water tab and click the – button.

By associating a plant with a watering schedule, the Last Watered and Next Watering fields for each associated plant will be updated automatically whenever the Watering schedule is updated. While it is possible to change the Last Watered field directly for individual plants, it is not recommended since the watering of this plant will become out of sync with the associated watering schedule.

20. How do I use the cacti report feature? How do I view the cacti report?

The cacti report shows a summary of your collection, followed by the data and photos for every cactus, watering schedule, 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, Large photos, or Extra-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 cacti report.

A warning may appear asking if you are sure you want to open the file. Since you have generated the file yourself using the app, click the Open button. Your web browser will then load the cacti report. If you ever want to relocate the cacti report, be sure to move the similarly-named folder with the _photos suffix. This will ensure the report file will still know where to find the photos.

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

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

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Cactus Album for PC – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Cactus Album for PC

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

1. When will Cactus Album be available for PCs?

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

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

The app works on Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10. 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 Cactus 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 Cactus 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. 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 Cactus Album for PC will suit my needs. Is there a free trial version available?

Yes, it is available for download from my website here. The app is initially in an unregistered trial mode, limited to 3 cacti, 3 watering schedules, 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 Cactus Album for PC be localized into my language soon?

Possibly. Cactus Album is currently localized into English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai.

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

Click Preferences… on the Tools menu and select the “Sort cacti by species” checkbox under Sort Options. Close the window and you’ll find all cacti 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 window?

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 Cactus will show the cactus name selected in the Cactus field, and Note will show a brief summary taken from the Notes field. Select either Cactus 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 Cactus Info or Log Info windows?

After the entry has been saved, double-click on it and then click on the All Photos tab. This will show all the photos associated with the Cactus or Log. Click and hold the mouse button on the photo you’d like to organize on the Info window, 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 Cactus Info or Log Info windows, 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 tab of the Cactus 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 plants, 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 Cactus field, select the corresponding cactus. Set the Type field to Cactus. 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 Cactus Info window, you’ll see the complete history of the cactus.

11. I have an Cactus Album database on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How do I transfer it to Cactus 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 Cactus Album for PC and save it to your Documents folder.
(3) Click the Import Database button in the document window toolbar within Cactus 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 -> Cactus 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 Cactus Album on your device. Check the Messages box in Cactus 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 Cacti and Watering Schedules, Import Cacti, or Import Watering Schedules.
(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 Cactus Album for PC should now match the database on your device.

Note that the above steps will completely replace the contents of the Cactus Album database within Cactus 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 an Cactus Album database in Cactus Album for PC I’d like to transfer to Cactus 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 Cactus 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?

Cactus 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 Cactus 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. Cactus 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 cactus, watering schedule, 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 cactus, watering schedule, 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 cactus. There is no such alert for watering schedules or 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 watering schedules work?

Watering schedules are a convenient way to remind you when certain plants in your collection need watering. You can configure how frequently they need watering (Water Every field), how much (Quantity field), when they were last watered, and when they shouldn’t be watered (No Water Between fields).

The app automatically calculates the next watering date based on the information you’ve entered. If there’s a conflict or insufficient information, you’ll see None Scheduled beside the Next Watering field.

The watering schedule entry will be highlighted on the main list when the Next Watering date arrives. Any corresponding cactus entries on the main list will also be highlighted on the same date.

Select the Watering field dropdown menu for individual plants to associate them with a certain watering schedule. If you have a lot of plants, a quicker way is to open the Watering schedule, then click the Cacti To Water tab. To add or remove plants from a certain Watering schedule, click the + button in the top right-hand corner. You can then select which plants to add to the schedule by clicking on them in the list. A blue watering-can icon will appear next to the plants you’ve selected. To remove a plant from the schedule, return to this window, click the plant and the watering-can icon will disappear. Alternatively, select the plant(s) on the Cacti to Water tab and click the – button.

By associating a plant with a watering schedule, the Last Watered and Next Watering fields for each associated plant will be updated automatically whenever the Watering schedule is updated. While it is possible to change the Last Watered field directly for individual plants, it is not recommended since the watering of this plant will become out of sync with the associated watering schedule.

20. How do I use the cacti report feature? How do I view the cacti report?

The cacti report shows a summary of your collection, followed by the data and photos for every cactus, watering schedule, 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, Large photos, or Extra-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 cacti report.

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

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

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Announcing Cactus Album for Mac & PC

“Cactus Album

Back in early 2014, at the height of my cactus collecting mania, I released a cactus and succulent tracking app called Cactus Album on the iOS App Store. Over the years I’ve had emails asking if I had any plans for Mac or PC versions of the app. Being busy with other projects, the answer was always no. Until today!

Since I’m nearing the end of some major Bonsai Album app updates for 3 platforms (iOS, Mac & PC), today I can finally announce I’ve started working on the desktop versions of Cactus Album. I’ll be releasing both Mac and Windows PC versions, hopefully on the same day in the not-too-distant future.

I surveyed fans of the iOS app, asking which platform they would prefer: Mac or PC. The response was resoundingly in favour of a Mac version. Not wanting to disappoint anyone with a PC (myself included!), I’ve decided to develop for both platforms in parallel.

These new desktop apps will allow transferring your database to and from the iOS version via WiFi. Like the iOS version, I also plan to support multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai. In addition to both versions being available direct from my website, the Mac version will also be available via the Mac App Store. Free trial versions will be available for download from my site, and can be unlocked with purchase of a license, with separate licenses per platform.

What might Cactus Album look like on the desktop? Here’s a mockup screenshot I put together from one of my other apps:

Update 29-Oct-16: Cactus Album for Mac is now available!
Update 4-Nov-16: Cactus Album for PC is now available!

If you’re interested in learning more about Cactus Album, visit the Cactus Album Facebook page or the Cactus Album for Mac or Cactus Album for PC pages on my site.

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Cactus Album v1.2 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Cactus Album v1.2 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cactus Album makes keeping track of your plants easy, whether you’re new to cacti and succulents, or an experienced collector. It’s the ideal tool for organizing your plants, watering schedules, and notes.

Cactus Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 6 or higher!

  • Added iOS 9 support.
  • Added iPad Pro support.
  • Added French localization.
  • Added Italian localization.
  • Added German localization.
  • Added Spanish localization.
  • Added Portuguese localization.
  • Added Thai localization.
  • Bug fixes.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Cactus Album at my website or on the Cactus Album Facebook group.

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