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Goalscape Desktop version 2.1.1253.513

We have issued this second set of updates this month because we have finished some extra features and enhancements early! The two really big items are the new ‘Presentation Mode’ and much smarter Attachments handling.

Here are a couple of short videos that summarise the key changes and demonstrate how the new features work:

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This screenshot illustrates the new ‘fullscreen’ view with the menu bars stripped out and a pared-down panel, showing only the goal name, notes and attachments. It also shows the new Attachments display and image preview.

You can access Presentation Mode using the new View option in the OS menu bar (click the ‘X’ top right or press ‘Esc’ to revert to the standard mode).

Attachments
The Attachments tab now displays attached files as icons. For image files a preview appears on mouseover and there are different options to show the image, including fullscreen.

To indicate the presence of attachments on a goal, an asterisk appears next to the paper clip icon in the tab.

AIR 2.0 (currently in beta) offers further improvements here – particularly the facility to open attachments directly in their native applications rather than through your browser. If you do not want to wait until AIR 2.0 goes on public release, you can download the beta version here (check the License Agreement box and download Adobe AIR 2 Runtime).

HTML reports
HTML reports now include details of any attachments present (with live links) and text in user-defined fields.

Bug fixes
There were a few, er, “interesting” bugs that needed fixing urgently! The most obvious was the issue with the German ‘Get started with Goalscape’ template that caused an exception on starting Goalscape. There was also a problem opening old goalscapes that had goals with very small Importance.

There are a few more fixes and a couple of minor tweaks to the look and feel. As always you can find a full listing in the Release Notes.

Goalscape Online beta test
We already have a basic alpha version running and we are putting it through its paces right now. Many of you have already signed up for the beta test: this is still open and you can sign up on this forum thread.

Goalscape Affiliate Program
Lots of people have also joined our affiliate program: if any more of you want to earn rewards by helping us to spread the word about Goalscape you can sign up here.

February 18th, 2010

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