SlipBox mobile

One year of SlipBox & mid-term sale

Although hard to believe, it has already been a year since our mobile SlipBox version was released! To celebrate its first birthday and because it is mid-terms time again (always a frantic period of note-keeping for students) SlipBox will be available with a 70% discount for a limited time (click here).

If you like SlipBox, please have a look at ListBox (click here)! ListBox is a simple editor for plain text lists with the same seamless Dropbox integration as SlipBox. As a dedicated list app, it allows only two levels of indentation (plus titles). The simple restriction to two levels will help you organise your thoughts! Its main features are:
  • Dropbox syncing
  • iTunes syncing
  • Emailing of lists
  • Moving rows by dragging
  • Plain text file format for easy exchange with other apps
I am actually currently hard at work on an update, which will include support for TextExpander and OPML (for easy exchange with outline applications, such as OmniOutliner).

SlipBox lite availble

SlipBox lite is now available for free on the App Store. It is basically identical to the full version (at version 1.1), except that it is limited to 20 slips per slip-box. See this entry in the FAQ.

Which reminds me: There now is an FAQ section for SlipBox mobile that addresses … well … the questions I have been asked most frequently up to now.

Finally: if you’re following this blog, you probably are interested in SlipBox and its future development. If you have not done so, could you please consider reviewing or rating SlipBox or SlipBox lite on the App Store? It only takes a minute, and it makes a huge difference!

Version 1.1 of SlipBox mobile available

Version 1.1 of SlipBox mobile is now available via the iTunes App Store. It fixes the issue a few users were experiencing when syncing with the Dropbox server. As it turns out, the system time on some devices lags behind the time on the Dropbox server so much that it messed up the synchronisation.

Additional goodies of this version: German localisation and some tweaks of the user interface.

I also submitted a lite version of SlipBox mobile (which I’ll probably refer to as `SlipBox lite’ in the future) to Apple at the same time that I submitted this update. `Lite’ meaning, it’s free but limited to 20 slips per slip-box. No news on that yet, but it should become available pretty soon as well.

SlipBox mobile is now available on the App Store!

SlipBox mobile is now available for download on the Apple App Store (click here), and I just released my first press release! Hehe, exciting! (I’ll also put it online here soon, in case you’re curious.)

It took Apple a bit longer than the 7 days in which they claim to approve 95% of the submitted apps (8 days, to be precise). But that is still quite satisfactory.

The app will be available at half-price till the end of the week, that means until the 7th. [Insert your favourite call to act upon this announcement here.] Remember it’s just a click away! :*)


Preparing for SilpBox mobile: SlipBox 0.9.7 released

In anticipation of the release of the mobile version of SlipBox, I released an update of the desktop version yesterday, which is now at version 0.9.7. (I wonder how long it will take to get to 1.0 …) This a maintenance release with the main purpose of providing a seamless integration between the two versions. It also contains a number of bugfixes and smaller changes.

I submitted the mobile version to Apple a few days ago, so it should not be too long now before it will be available on the App Store (I hope). The mobile version will be a universal app for all iOS platforms: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad.

Concerning on how to name to the mobile version, I’ve now decided to simply call it SlipBox as well. When it is necessary to be more specific, there are the obvious options: SlipBox mobile, SlipBox touch, SlipBox iOS, SlipBox for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (how about the last one, hehehe). The OS X version then might be SlipBox OS X, SlipBox for Mac, SlipBox desktop or similar.

Finally, some housekeeping: you can now comment on this blog, should you wish to do so.


SlipBox for iPhone/iPad soon ready for App Store submission

The mobile version of SlipBox is currently in its final stages of testing and will be submitted to the App Store soon. As you may have seen from the note on the home page, it will be a mobile companion to the OS X version. In this initial release it will provide the very basics of SlipBox: adding, removing and editing slips as well as computing slip scents.

Documents between the OS X and mobile versions can be exchanged via the iTunes File Sharing or via the integrated Dropbox support.

The current plans for updates are more ways of synchronising between desktop and mobile device as well as other favourites from the OS X like Keywords Scents or the mundane feature of emptying the trash.