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Bonsai Album for PC v1.2.0.0 update now available

Bonsai Album for PC

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

The Bonsai Album for PC v1.2.0.0 update is now available.

For existing customers, click ‘Check for Updates…’ in the Help menu within the app and follow the prompts to update.

This update contains the following changes:

  • Increased thumbnail-sized photo resolution.
  • Bug fixes.

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

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Bonsai Album for PC v1.1.0.0 update now available

Bonsai Album for PC

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

The Bonsai Album for PC v1.1.0.0 update is now available.

For existing customers, click ‘Check for Updates…’ in the Help menu within the app and follow the prompts to update.

This update contains the following changes:

  • Improved performance with large databases when switching between tabs.
  • Swapped Delete and Cancel button order on the item deletion alert.
  • User interface improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

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

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Announcing Bonsai Album for Android

Bonsai Album (Android)

Ever since releasing Bonsai Album on the iOS App Store in late 2011, I’ve had requests for an Android version. Bonsai Album is my bonsai tree collection tracking database app, currently available for iOS, Mac, and PC. With Bonsai Album you can keep track of your trees, pots, notes and more, with multiple photos and reporting functionality.

I keep revisiting the possibility of an Android version, but from previous investigations it seemed like it would be a painful and costly exercise. My response has always been that I have no plans for an Android version.

Well, today I’m eating my words and announcing Bonsai Album for Android!

What changed? Well, among other things the development tools and Google Play have improved greatly over the past few years. Google has also recently changed how they handle sales taxes and VAT for developers. A couple of the big ‘pain points’ have now been addressed. There’s still the hassle of attempting to provide support for thousands of different Android devices, many of which are running old and outdated software. To counter that, I plan to support only more recent versions of Android (probably 4.x or higher) and make use of the available Android emulation tools.

Since I’m starting development from scratch, I anticipate a steep learning curve and many hurdles along the way. I don’t yet have a good idea of an expected launch date.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bonsai Album for Android as development progresses, visit the Bonsai Album Facebook page or sign up below to be notified via email closer to app launch.



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

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

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

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This update contains the following changes:

  • Added French localization.
  • Added Italian localization.
  • Added German localization.
  • Added Spanish localization.
  • Added Portuguese 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 Orchid Album at my website or on the Orchid Album Facebook group.

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

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

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

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This update contains the following changes:

  • The Orchids list now shows the ‘In Collection’ state for each Orchid
  • Added a “Hide when not in collection” filter option to the Settings screen. This allows Orchids not in your collection to be hidden from the Orchid list
  • Added Wired and Ground Container Types for Orchids
  • Log thumbnail photos are now shown in the Orchid Log History list
  • 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 Orchid Album at my website or on the Orchid Album Facebook group.

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Bonsai Album v2.4 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Bonsai Album v2.4 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

Bonsai Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 5.1.1 or higher!

  • Added iOS 8 and 64-bit support
  • Support for new high-resolution iPhone 6 / 6 Plus displays
  • Added database transfer via AirDrop (requires iOS 7 or higher and AirDrop-capable devices)
  • Added support for the PC version of Bonsai Album
  • User interface improvements
  • 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 Bonsai Album at my website or on the Bonsai Album Facebook group.

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Orchid Album v1.1 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Orchid Album v1.1 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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

“Orchid

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 5.1.1 or higher!

  • Added iOS 8 and 64-bit support
  • Support for new high-resolution iPhone 6 / 6 Plus displays
  • Added database transfer via AirDrop (requires iOS 7 or higher and AirDrop-capable devices)
  • User interface improvements
  • 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 Orchid Album at my website or on the Orchid Album Facebook group.

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Bonsai Album for PC Preview

Track your Bonsai tree collection on your Windows PC – Coming Soon!

Some time ago I announced my plans to bring my popular iOS and Mac app, Bonsai Album, to the Windows platform. After months of false-starts and development struggles, I’m finally able to provide an early peek at the interface.

You’ll note that it looks very similar to the Mac version. Under the surface though, the PC version is a total rewrite. I’ve had to learn a new programming language, and come to grips with the intricacies of development on an unfamiliar platform. In recent months I’ve made rapid progress, so I’m hoping this pace continues!

The PC version will include much the same features as the Mac, including printing. enhanced search capabilities, and data transfer to and from the iOS version over WiFi. The app will be localized into multiple languages, including English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. I’m hoping to provide support for all these languages in the first version, but it may take longer than planned.

Early on I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to support Windows XP, but now it’s looking like XP support should be doable. The app will also support Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1.

I’m planning to release Bonsai Album for PC for direct sale via my website. It’ll be available for download as a free trial version, with similar limitations to the Lite iOS version. The full feature-set can be unlocked via purchase.

I can’t promise an exact release date just yet, but I’m shooting for the first Beta version to be available by the end of 2014.

If a PC version of Bonsai Album sounds interesting to you, and you’d like to Beta test or just be notified when the app is closer to launch, sign-up here. I’ll also be posting the occasional update on the Bonsai Album Facebook page.

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Bonsai Album for Mac v1.2 update now available

Bonsai Album for Mac

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

The Bonsai Album for Mac v1.2 update is now available on the Mac App Store.

For direct purchase customers, click ‘Check for Updates…’ in the Bonsai Album menu within the app and follow the prompts to update.

This update contains the following changes:

  • User interface improvements.
  • The main Log list is now divided by year and month.
  • Botanical names are now shown in italics.
  • Bug fixes.

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

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

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Bonsai Album v2.3 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Bonsai Album v2.3 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

Bonsai Album

This update contains the following changes:

  • Added Simplified Chinese localization
  • User interface improvements
  • All info screens now use scrollable lists
  • Device rotation is now supported on info screens for iPhone and iPod touch
  • The main Log list is now divided by year and month
  • Botanical names are now shown in italics
  • 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 Bonsai Album at my website or on the Bonsai Album Facebook group.

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