Blog updates

Sunday, 28 November 2010

ChromeMarks Lite released

A new app on the market today.

A free version of ChromeMarks that provides the core functionality, but the best extras are still reserved for the paid version. The following features are in the paid version but NOT in the new free version:

  1. Create, edit, delete bookmarks.
  2. Automatic syncing (e.g. like Mail and Calendar).
  3. Bookmark Icon update.
  4. Desktop Shortcuts.
The "Lite" version also includes ads and a link to "Feed the developer" via PayPal.

I'll still continue to develop the Full version first and foremost (the next feature will be syncing of the local bookmarks into a Chrome folder) so don't think you are being neglected!

Hopefully this free flavour should get some action on the market (the first person who downloaded it upgraded straight away and kindly left a 5 star comment to say so) and further promote the app.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

ChromeMarks - update 2010.11.13 - now with search

An update to ChromeMarks.

You can now search your bookmarks, from within the ap and also from the Google Search widget on your homescreen.

From within the app, simply press your search button or click search on the menu. The usual rules apply with the search results - clicking on a bookmark will launch it and clicking on a folder will navigate to it.

If you click on the magnifying glass/arrow to the right of the search box then you'll get the results inside ChromeMarks where you can additionally long press and edit as normal.

To enable the widget search, you have to enable ChromeMarks as a search provider. Either click on the search widget, click on the menu and open it's settings then go into the "Searchable items" menu. From there, click on ChromeMarks and enjoy. Alternatively, in ChromeMarks, go into the settings menu and there is a new option there to take you most of the way:

A couple of bug fixes along the way - thanks again for reporting the bugs.


Sunday, 7 November 2010

ChromeMarks - update 2010.11.07 - create folder shortcuts

An update for ChromeMarks tonight.

The major change is the ability to create a shortcut to a folder. Clicking on the shortcut simply launches ChromeMarks in that folder. Each shortcut will need an icon, so ChromeMarks gives you four default icons to choose from and then we append the icons of all the browsers you have installed on your phone:

NOTE: Please don't ask for the Google Chrome logo - it's copyrighted by Google and not for use in a commercial app. To be honest, I don't even think the ChromeMarks icon itself is entirely legal due to the usage of a very small Chrome logo..

A sprinkling of minor fixes. Several of you have been kind enough to click the "send" button when you get the new Crash Report Dialog. That's allowed me to fix a few bugs - but most bugs seems to be coming when the app wants to issue a popup but the user has already closed the app/launched something else/gone to the home screen.

A reminder to goto the community website (link top left corner of the blog) to vote for or request new features.