EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 2 is here!

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EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 2 is here!

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We have got great news- EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate is here!
Version 7.0 has a lot of new features including major interface redesign, Tags and improvements to virtually any module of EPIM.
You can try 7.0 version and revert to 6.58 with the same database at any time if you wish so.

Downloads:
Pro version (if you have 6.58 Pro version, you can use 7.0 RC):
Desktop: http://www.essentialpim.com/download/be ... MPro70.exe
Portable: http://www.essentialpim.com/download/be ... Port70.zip

Free version:
Desktop: http://www.essentialpim.com/download/be ... lPIM70.exe
Portable: http://www.essentialpim.com/download/be ... Port70.zip

What's new:
  • Major redesign. Compatibility with more devices, better look
  • *Tags. Assign a tag to any EssentialPIM item and easily find all related items
  • Password-protect any Module or only "Private" items
  • Now you can insert data/time anywhere (Default shortcut is Ctrl+Space)
  • Type @sometext to quickly hyperlink to any other item in EPIM or #sometext to assign a tag
  • Option to turn off automatic image loading in Emails. You asked for this and now this features is ready.
  • Feature to print a single email with right-click
Feature descriptions with mode details: https://goo.gl/ta3eqX
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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Hi Max, Hi Forum!

Version 7 is....:
1) I don´t like the look of V7, V6 loks better. but this is not so important
2) The language files are something....... missmatched! I have ENGLISH (and I tried GERMAN)- English is in most programs much better. but with this version I have for example in CALENDAR: all in English, but the days in German!!?? In CONTACTS: first name (English) and NACHNAME (German)!!?
3) The possibillity to not show pictures in emails works really well
4) HOW TO WRK WITH TAGS???? There is no information in the help file- how to set a tag, how to search for it?

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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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#4 Working with Tags are overall pretty easy.

There are 3 major ways to add tags:
In many places adding # before typing anything will tag that item with that tag.
Examples: Add #TestTag to a note and it will automatically get that tag, or #TestTag to a contact.

You'll also notice once you hit # as you type you get a pop up menu you can select from established tags:
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You can enter tags by hand (space separated) in the tag bar.
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Once you have some established tags you can use the "..." on the tag bar to check mark global tags and even remove or edit a tag globally
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tags can be searched in the normal per module search field like any other term (add the # before a word [#Tag] can help narrow down tags quickly unless you are prone to typing with a lot of # in front of words as none hash tags.) and they can be searched for in Advanced search globally.
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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thank you!
I tried to add tags IN a note- that does not work.But tagging the note (or email) itself works. So, in the module I can find a tag. But global search for tags didn´t find any tag at all. A bug or did I miss something?

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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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I guess I am in the minority, but I like the new version. It has some rough edges that I am sure will be addressed as feedback comes in.

One cosmetic difference I noticed. When editing a drop down in tasks (Completion for example), the text gets cut off at the bottom. I have taken a screen shot of the box before activation, but each of the lines is cut off when the drop box opens. This is because I have the DPI set to 120%. Setting it to 100% cures the problem but I prefer 120%. Besides, this worked without a problem on version 6.x. Could you please fix this?

Thank you.

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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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When entering tags in a note:
Try typing for example "#tag" then hitting the return/enter. "tag" should then immediately show up in your tag bar.

As for the global search make sure you are following the screen shot and going to the "Advanced tab" > Choose field > Common fields > Tags > Contains > (Enter your search there)
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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Thanks again
Now it works. Global search is not very intuitive..... this should work without searching a certain option..... the 3rd checkmark in the submenue of the submenue of the settings in........
And EPIM should remember the search options- it seems to remember not.

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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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Actually, "General" tab in "Advanced search" also has an option to search "Subject, body and tags"
And Advanced search has a feature to "Save" and "Load" query
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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Max wrote:Actually, "General" tab in "Advanced search" also has an option to search "Subject, body and tags"
Interesting never seen that option before I assume it's supposed to be in the "search in fields" box. Didn't use it much in V6 so moving to V7 I never had a reason to check it... turns out it's been empty for awhile:
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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Hello,

which modules have you selected for search? It should look like this:
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Either it is a language file or some database issue.
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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Max wrote:Hello,
which modules have you selected for search? It should look like this:
Either it is a language file or some database issue.
Doesn't matter what modules are select for search all look the same All/Notes/Mail...etc

Doesn't seem to help to make a new database so don't think it's the database.
Language files should be whatever default English one's came with the RC.

I have a copy of Beta 3 still on a Windows 10 system, and there is options but interestingly the option to search tags is still missing.
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Using a clean copy of the RC under windows 10 64-bit English
the same thing happens, with a new database or an old one:
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This seems to be a bug unique to the RC.


Update #1
Tried copying all the .lng files from the beta 3 over to the RC and it didn't help.

Update #2
Issue seems to be unique to the Portable version. The installed RC works as expected.
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

Post by Rose Ford »

Hi all!

I found out about the RC for 7.0 when a co-worker of mine started talking poorly about it on twitter. Since I use EPIM all the time I figured I'd best come check it out... boy I'm embarrassed though I didn't even know EPIM had an official BBS until today.

Anyhow, just figured I'd toss my hat into the ring as well and say the new UI is a good idea/concept, but as my co-worker put it "confusingly executed".
There's all this extra buffering like it's trying to be a touch program but nothing else that makes it touch friendly, which makes it look and feel just plum out of place on my desktop, and doesn't really help it none on my tablet.

The color choices are also a bit out of sorts as well; I'm pretty confused as to why the lower Calendar is gray now? The simple flat icons look more "windows 8/10-ish" but they also just look plain depressing and boring. Due to this change the note tree icons also look a might out of place, it's also odd that the email icons have nice colored arrows. Personally I spend eight hours or so a day in EPIM and the new version is just not nice on the eyes at all.

The removal of the attachment tab also seems strange and depressing. The little attachment pane just doesn't work the same. Personally I was hoping to some day see a thumbnail view in the attachment tab not see it removed.

Overall I can see why my co-worker was going on the way he was, for an RC it feels quite to much like an early dev built with a temporary concept UI.

Don't know if it'll have any effect but that's my two cents.

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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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MetalDrop wrote: This seems to be a bug unique to the RC.
Update #1
Tried copying all the .lng files from the beta 3 over to the RC and it didn't help.
Update #2
Issue seems to be unique to the Portable version. The installed RC works as expected.
Thank you. Yes, there seems to be an issue- will fix.
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

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Max wrote:
MetalDrop wrote: This seems to be a bug unique to the RC.
Update #1
Tried copying all the .lng files from the beta 3 over to the RC and it didn't help.
Update #2
Issue seems to be unique to the Portable version. The installed RC works as expected.
Thank you. Yes, there seems to be an issue- will fix.
Update: Portable files re-uploaded, issue fixed.
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Re: EssentialPIM 7.0 Release Candidate 1 is here!

Post by Texter »

[Bugs and annotations 7 RC1]
Dear Team,
in Epim 7 RC1 are a lot of new things.
like Hyperlinking with @ and # - thank you !
To some things I need to get used to it, like the design. I think it's just a matter of time.

in general:
- cellpadding is in every module kind of huge. Old version was fitting better on my screen. The new version nearly needs to be viewn in full window.
- Contactmodule: Would like to have the possibility to sort fields.
- Contactmodule: would like to have the notes of a contact on a sepperated page like in 6.x. In 7RC1 the notes field is to small to work with.
- Contactmodule: would like to have every 2nd line in a diffrent colour for better reading, like in 6.x
- To-Do Module: would like to have every 2nd line in a diffrent colour for better reading, like in 6.x
- Password Module: would like to have every 2nd line in a diffrent colour for better reading, like in 6.x
- Epim Today: I deselected "mails", but the headline still appears in the printing.
- Epim Today: for me it's better if the anniversaries are under the events. otherwise it's wasting valuable space (width) on the paper.
- Hyperlinking: great ! I recommendedit in the past, but now where it is a main feature I write it down once again ;) - I would like to have the possibility to just have "@max" instead of "@Maxim Afanasje" - for close friends or my girlfriend it looks strange if i have their hole name in a event or something else. Something like the field "aliasname" or possibility to choose between those two?


But there are some bugs.
I attached a picture. check the red circles:
- you can not read the day (8th of may) clearly. The colours are not chosen well.
- some events are right. Some are wrong: check 3th of May: there is a SPACE between Time and Name. Now take a look at the event at the 2nd and 4th of May: there is a space missing. I was able to repoduce it. Also on a new database, but it doesn't occure all the time.

ps: i uploaded an update for german language :)
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