3.014 Submitted

It’s time for another status update.

I’ve been quiet here because I’ve been focused on resolving issues and I’ve begun getting ready for iOS8.  There is still things to do for 8 but the current version is a lot more stable since the first release of 3. I’ve also implemented a few minor enhancements suggested by users that improve the overall ease of use of the app. 

I’ve just submitted 3.014 to the App Store for approval. 

Depending on what Apple announces at the announcement today, may have an affect on the app and what I focus on in terms of bug fixes and improvements.  

NaNoWriMo is sneaking up on us in a couple of months and I’ll be using the app as I always do. More on that as we approach November.

Remember you can always find out what bugs are being worked on and what new features are introduced at http://auteureist.com/.  

I’m also testing something interesting for a future release, I’ll say more when the time comes.

Finally, I want to thank all of you who have provided feedback, bug reports, and supported the app through the years.

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It’s time for a status update. Auteureist 3 has been out for a bit now and has been having some birthing pains, which is to be expected from a new release, but not a good thing to have. Although there haven’t been a ton of issues, the few that have cropped up have been hard to track down.

I’ve been fixing any issues that are getting reported or are being captured if the app crashes. At this point, I’m pushing fixes out at about once a week, so things are improving rapidly. If you do experience a problem, please report it using the website or the in-app support page.

I’ve also been adjusting the UI a bit based on feedback. At this point I’m focused on fixing issues, and am not working on new major features or major UI improvements. Those will come later.

3.004 has been submitted and awaiting approval. This release fixes the last major issue that has cropped up in the reports and logs.

If you would like to help test (not play or try out, but actually test) please sign up on the website. I’m looking for a couple of good testers.

Thanks for everyone’s support and feedback.

3.004 Submitted

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Auteureist 3.0 Is Live

It’s finally here. Apple approved the latest version of Auteureist, and it’s now available.

NOTE: This version is NOT compatible with earlier version, if you want to save old writing, export it.

This version is a vast improvement over the previous one. This is a HUGE release in terms of capability. Here is what you should know:

– Documentation – complete and extensive: http://auteureist.com
– Real FAQ, help and support – http://auteureist.helpshift.com/
– Partial feature list – http://auteureist.com/page9/index.html
– Support email remains: support at auteureist co m.
– Yes there is support for NaNoWriMo (limited to what NaNoWriMo provides).
– Sign up for tips and tricks newsletter (I won’t spam).
– Now that the base version is out, bug fixes and new features will be rolled out more frequently. No piece of software is perfect. We’ll work on fixing and continually improving it.
– Follow @Auteureist on Twitter for important updates and information.

Your feedback, suggestions, and bug reports are appreciated. I hope the wait was worth it.

Thank you all for your patience and support over the years.
S Koren
VisualNewt Software

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Auteureist 3 Is Coming

This is going to be very short.

Version 3 of Auteureist should be submitted to the App Store next week. In preparation the new redesigned website is live. It is, however, incomplete and will be done by the time the app goes live.

I think Auteureist 3 is orders of magnitude better and more user-friendly than previous versions.

It’s features rival desktop writing apps in some ways.

Stay tuned for news in the next week or two.

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Coming Soon…

It’s been a while. A long while since the last update.

Here’s a bit of an explanation. I took a break from developing to take care of other things. I needed a break and a reset.

You don’t care about that, what you do care about is is Auteureist dead? Far from it.

I’ve pulled the old version off of the AppStore in preparation for the release of 3.0.

Why? Because the way your projects is stored is not compatible across the versions. Pulling the app is to try to reduce the confusion users will have in transitioning.

Here is the important bit: YOU MUST EXPORT what you want to keep. The easiest way is to email what you have written to yourself from within version 2.x. If you don’t do this, you will lose what you have written.

Version 3.0 will be submitted to the AppStore on June 1. Hopefully, it will be on the store shortly after that.

The good news for existing users is this will be a free upgrade.

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October Status Update

This is going to be quick, this time. I’ve made a lot of progress since the last update in September. There is still a fair amount to be done but the list is shrinking.

November is a couple of weeks away. Things are going to get crazy busy. It’s another year for NaNoWriMo for me and another chance to stress test the app under realistic writing conditions. Between that and my job I won’t have much time to work on the app in November.

I plan on pulling the old version off the App Store a month prior to the release of Auteureist 3. The main reason for this is that the new version isn’t compatible with the old and I don’t want people to get confused thinking they can just upgrade. You’ll have to export anything you want to keep in the old version prior to moving to version 3.

I have been using version 3 on a daily basis now for a while. It has little, if any, of the confusion of the earlier releases. It still more complete than any other writing app on iOS, and I truly believe version 3 brings more to make Auteureist better.

I’m going to leave you with a paraphrase of a Woody Allen quote, make of it what you will.

“Writing, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is an app that moves your writing forward.”

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September Status Update

Another month, another status update. 

As you know iOS 7 was released today.

There are a lot of obvious changes and a lot of changes for developers as well. 

The good news with Auteureist is that I am now using it full time. That means it’s stable enough for everyday use. I have retired from using version 2. The app is therefore in alpha stage.

That’s the bad news. I don’t think it is ready for general release yet. 

iOS 7, from a developer point of view, is more flexible and better in a lot of ways. However, it is not without its issues. Also, Auteureist version 3 is a lot more capable than earlier versions have been. I won’t go into the details. 



I was hoping to release Auteureist in time for NaNoWriMo in November. However, work, life and 7 are getting in the way. This is a hobby for me. I develop after work and on weekends when commitments allow. My new deadline is January since I will be using the app in NaNoWriMo and that will make development difficult.

I would have loved to get it out in November but I don’t want to release something that still has known issues and things I want to tweak. Believe me, as a well known food celebrity says, your patience will be rewarded.

I just wrote 224 words (0.9 pages) in Auteureist™.

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