Version 3.200 Features

Time for an update.

In addition to one or two fixes, I’m still working on redesigning all of the editors.  The next release will include a redone Location Editor,. The major difference, however, will be internal since Apple now requires 64 bit support which required some app wide fixes.

I’m also including a new feature in 3.200. The next release will allow you to select an image to use as a cover photo using all of the project editors. The cover will be used when you’re exporting your project in ePub format. Here is an example of an ePub created with Auteureist viewed in iBooks:

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ePub default cover

More About 3.100 Updates

A bit more on the changes in 3.100.

As I mentioned the focus has been on rewriting the major editors and exports. I’ve made a lot of progress on the redesign and rewrite. I’m still have the PDF, OPML, and Scrivener exports to redo, but these should be relatively quick given the redesign is reusable across most formats.

Here is a screenshot of the new export control view.  Again, it’s more organized and compact than the old one.

Export view

New export view

As part of this redesign and improved formatting, I’m including a feature I’ve wanted for a while.  You’ll be able to include your own ePub covers directly from the app. Here is a screenshot of an ePub generated by Auteureist™ 3.100.  You probably won’t be able to choose your own photo until a version soon after 3.100, but this lays the groundwork.

ePub default cover

ePub default cover

A new feature in 3.100 includes support for TouchID rather than using a password. If you don’t want to protect your work you don’t have to, but if you choose to hide your work, you can use your fingerprint.

TouchID support

TouchID support

There are some other optimizations in speed and graphics quality along with some bug fixes.

3.100 should be ready in a month or two.  I’ll be busy participating in NaNoWriMo again this year, so coding will be cut back as usual while I focus on writing.

Oh one more thing…

Coming...

Coming…

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Auteureist™ and iOS 8.

3.100 will be the next release of Auteureist™ (up from 3.014).  This signals a significant update.

iOS 8 is out as are the new iPhones.  Auteureist™ still works properly on iOS8 on iPads.

I’ve been working on iOS 8 enhancements for Auteureist™ and the next release will include some internal changes and optimizations to leverage iOS8 features that will be included. Most of these features won’t be visible until they are ready.

However, what will be visible will be some long-needed redesigns of the main editors (Novel, Script, Blog, Element, etc.)  This really isn’t an iOS 8 feature, but current 3 designs have been around since 2.x and I’ve never really liked them.  They were clunky and disorganized—but they worked.  With 3.100 you’ll hopefully find them easier to use and more understandable.

Here is what the current Project Editor looks like. (Yuck!)

Old Editor

Old Editor

And this is the 3.100 redesign.

New Editor

New Editor

I am also redesigning the Export screen which is better but still not very intuitive. 3.100 is not quite ready yet, but I’m hoping to get it into the App Store in the next couple of weeks.

Sent from Auteureist™

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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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