8. July 2014
Our first Mac app is in the Mac AppStore and we’re really proud of it. When you first open ListBook for Mac and you already know the iOS version, you’ll see a familiar interface.
We wanted to make sure that it is still ListBook, with all its features and the simple usability our users love. But since we are on the Mac, we also made use of platform specific features like drag & drop. So for example you can drag to sort or to move, but you can even drag a list to your desktop/finder to quickly export it. It’s really handy.
We also updated the iOS version to make sure it works great together. So now you have ListBook on iPhone, iPad and on your Mac, everything synced across your devices through iCloud (with ensembles.io).
Here’s a little video we put together to show you ListBook on all devices, we hope you like it.
Your noidentity Team,
Mischa & Sandro
26. May 2014
We were quiet the last few weeks and the reason is that we’re hard at work on some new and cool stuff. This year we „finally“ managed to get a proper iCloud sync working, thanks to Ensembles.
So now you have ListBook and Next both on your iPhone and your iPad.
But we think for productivity tools like those both apps there’s one important platform missing, which is the Mac of course.
I am happy and proud to announce that the last few months Mischa and me were working on Mac version of ListBook and Next.
They are not finished yet but we have made good progress and so we can finally officially announce them.
Of course we also want to see what’s coming form Apple at the WWDC, so maybe this will have an effect on our plans. We can’t give you a timeframe, but all I can say is that Mischa and me are already using both apps and they work (and look) great. So it shouldn’t be too long from now.
ListBook and Next for Mac will both be available in the Mac AppStore and sync via iCloud with their iOS counterparts. No price yet, but I guess they will be priced fair for both you, the users, and us, who try to make enough money so we can continue to build apps
So here are two little sneak peaks of ListBook and Next for Mac.
9. April 2014
first of all, thank you for your support and all the feedback we received. It’s alway a pleasure when you work for months on a project and get great feedback. The launch of ListBook 4 and Next for iPad was successful and we are already working on new versions.
The next bigger update will be ListBook 4.2. We have implement some of your feature requests like import TXT files, New Category Icons, New Languages (Spanish, Russia, Korean, Simplified Chinese) and export lists as text via iMessage. We have also improved all translations, the UI, performance and you will get a much better memory management.
Our favorite new feature is, that you can now colorize each of your lists instead of an overall theme (see the screenshot bellow).
Thanks to Matt Gemmell and Marco Zehe with their great blogposts about accessibility for iOS we could improved ListBook for VoiceOver in 11 languages. And we are very proud of it.
Next for iPad 1.2
Amongst some smaller refinements and improvements, there will be a handy new feature in the day-view. We combined a custom scrollbar with a graph of your expenses and now you can immediately see which days have the most expenses. It’s still in development but here is a little preview:
For those who missed, we have also released yearly for iPad as universal. Hope you enjoy the updates and support us also in the future.
Your noidentity team
Sandro & Mischa
21. March 2014
When we first made Next for iPhone, we never thought about making an iPad version too. At that time it just didn’t make sense for us. Next was made for fast and easy expense tracking on the go. So the whole concept was based around the iPhone.
But after some time we realized that an iPad version shouldn’t be just the same as the iPhone app, it should have a different focus.
The concept is simple: The iPhone app is for quickly adding expenses on the go and the iPad version is more for browsing and statistics. The bigger screen is really made for this.
We think we found a really great solution which is awesomely fun to navigate. Think of it as one big zoomable infographic of your expenses.
You start by seeing a summary of your years. Each one represented by a bubble. Each contains its last few months. Tap on a bubble and you zoom into it and see all of its months. And just as you would expect, now you can tap on a month-bubble to zoom into this month and see all of its expenses grouped by day.
It’s a really intuitive interface and you just have to see it in action.
Thanks to this concept, there are no menus, tabs or similar. Just one big zoomable interface. We’re really proud of it and think you’re gonna like it too.
Of course you can still add, edit and delete expenses, just like you’re used to in the iPhone version.
With ListBook 4 we implemented a new iCloud sync engine by Drew McCormack (Ensembles) and we use it in Next too.
So just imagine this typical scenario: During the day when you’re out, you collect your expenses on Next for iPhone. In the evening you sit on your couch, open Next on your iPad and after a few seconds all your data is here and can be browsed on the gorgeous big iPad screen.
We made a little video for it and hope you enjoy it as much as we do:
Your noidentity Team,
Mischa & Sandro