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Moving to a new server

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

We are currently moving tag2find.com to a new server. Unfortunately the move brought down our Typo3 installation. We are currently working on it. Please excuse the blank page on www.tag2find.com for now.

Update: We found the error and fixed it. The site is now available again.

tag2find receives safe to install certificate

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

tag2find_awardtag2find granted a ‘safe to install’ certificate from FindMySoft.com:

FindMySoft.com is running a program to certify shareware and freeware software.
We are pleased to inform you that your software Tag2find 0.10.2.5 has been tested on 10 Apr 2009 by one of our software engineers and has been found “SAFE TO INSTALL” on any computer. It has been granted the “SAFE TO INSTALL” certificate. This means that your software contains no viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans and backdoors and installing it poses no threat to the operating system.
We would also like to congratulate you for the quality of your product. It exceeds the quality standards of many other software products in this category.

In simple words: Thank you!

An inconvinient truth but also a chance for the future!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Well, there is no easy way to say this for me, so I make it short: the company funding development of tag2find has decided to cease financial support due to reasons not under our control.

So, this one is out, now we need to turn to more positive prospects: While financial support of tag2find development has ceased, we still managed to get all the rights to continue with development in our spare time. We still believe in tag2find and won’t let it down that easily.

So how will we go on from here? The negotiations regarding the financing have taken away most time of the last months, that’s one of the reasons why we are running behind schedule that far. The new situation will not really improve this. We want to personally apologize to all our faithful users who are still bearing with us. Thank you guys for all the motivation you are giving to us via our forum or via e-mail!

At the moment we have to arrange quite a few things, especially the changed financial situation requires us to devote plenty of our time to other projects in order to earn a living and to go on with tag2find development. Thus, development unfortunately will be delayed further, I’m afraid. But I will try to keep you more updated than we did in the last few months via this blog.

A possible nice outcome of this situation might be: we are evaluating our possibility to open-source tag2find! We cannot be certain yet and we have to figure out several licensing issues around this, but we are working on this as well. At the moment we are struggling to figure out if we have the rights to release all of the source-code and/or which license is suitable and can be applied to all our code and all the libraries we are using. Some libraries (especially some Microsoft libraries) prohibits to be released as part of GPL-licensed code, so we have to figure this out thoroughly.

Thanks again for bearing with us and thanks for your ongoing patience!

tag2find API to come sooner

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Many people have requested an API for interacting with tag2find from external sources (in both our forum and via e-mail). We think this is important but we always wanted to do it once we could provide a stable API, one which would not change and break other applications in subsequent releases. Therefore we always pushed the API back until we are able to ship a non-preview version. Well, as people are already interacting with tag2find without the API (see article in our forum for an importer of Picasa labels to tag2find, I’m very impressed!), we became even more aware how important the API is.

Therefore we will change our development plans in two ways: first, we will work to provide an API as soon as possible. Second, we want to make it available for the current 0.10 version, despite our initial plans to provide new features only in the Next Generation. Reason for also providing the API for 0.10 is, that we will go into limited testing of Next Generation within the next few weeks, but it will be available to the public only later on, once we are pleased with quality. But we do want to provide developers sooner with the API, as we see how urgent it is demanded.

We will keep you updated on the API and provide a quick overview of the possibilities for other developers within the next week.

Hi tag2find!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

tineI am Tine and from now on I will work in the tag2find development team.

Some of you might have already seen photos of me in the tag2find kart race, since I was the winner of the girls race. 🙂

After getting a general overview I will support testing and quality assurance and be grateful for every suggestion or bug report!! Don’t hesitate and write me at contact@tag2find.com whatever is on your mind to keep the guys occupied!

 

New forum for tag2find

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

After we were fighting with our old forum software we decided to switch to Simple Machines Forum. The new forum runs with higher performance and offers several new features, most importantly an RSS feed for the forum!

So now you can subscribe our forum in your favorite feed-reader!

All the old forum data has been moved over to the new forum, therefore you should be able to login and post as normal. If you expect any problems, please let us know (send an contact@tag2find.com)! Thanks for your help.

Have fun!

Bis spter!!??

Friday, July 27th, 2007

yannella.jpgIt is so amazing how time pass that fast! I am already 9 months working at tag2find. I really feel very lucky because I have been in this project from the beginning and saw the improvements that the tool is experimenting day by day thanks to the contribution of the great feedbacks of our users and of course the fantastic work that my colleagues are doing! Now I feel anxious to see what is going to happen with our Next Generation and definitely I will follow the process even if I would not be at the office… it will be a small break for me and actually I think I need it because after been working in a Software park now I am starting to be a computer addict!!! I wish a nice summer for everybody and hope we can see soon 😉 Tschüss!!!

tag2find 0.10.2.5 published

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Tag Logo 80×80We have just published our maintenance release 0.10.2.5 (download).

In this release we fixed a lot of small bugs. Our 0.10 line is still supported for bug fixing, but major improvements will be added to the “Next-Generation” version.

New and noteworthy:

  • Support for 120 dpi screen resolution (see also related article).
  • The tag2find Windows Explorer context menu handler was not installed on all computers.
  • Plugging in external NTFS-formatted USB devices did not add the volume name (i.e. “E:\”) to the filenames.
  • .OGG is now in the lists of media files, allowing playback from the integrated Windows Media Player if the OGG codec is installed.
  • Fixed a crash on startup if Windows Media Player was not installed on the system.
  • Thumbnail preview of PDF files (if Adobe PDF IExtractImage Filter is installe, i.e. Adobe Reader is installed).
  • Added “Check for Update” to notify icon context menu and “Help” menu in TagBrowser.
  • The “Add Files Wizard” now allows specification of which files to import based on the file extensions (forum request).
  • Several startup exceptions and fixes for hibernation problems (sorry, we could not eliminate all of them at the moment).

Technical Preview
We just want to remind you that this is still “Technical Preview”. tag2find became quite popular over the last time (and we really appreciate it, thank you folks!) and people expect performance we cannot deliver for the current release. Please stay patient with us, we will keep up working on it. Our main goal at the moment is to improve the usability, that’s what the “Next Generation” is about. We will then look into the performance issues.

Once more, thank you all for your great support! 😉

Cooperation with LAKS

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

lakswatch.jpgWe made it! 😉 Today, a famous watch company from Vienna, called LAKS, will support our beta testing program for the next generation. Now, next generation’s testers will have the possibility to create and receive their personal watch. We plan to start this program in the summer time and we will keep you up-to-date.

To see how this will work, have a look at mywatchface.com

Like we said, we would like to give you something back for the time and effort you spend by improving tag2find.

Public technical preview launch!!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Even if we still in a phase of technical preview we decided to offer tag2find without any registration. Now is easy to enjoy tag2find!! You just need to go to download and that is it! Once you’ve installed tag2find, start to create your own world of information and your way of organizing the information!

The next step is to offer the next generation of tag2find to primar testers so stay in contact with us checking our blog to be one of the first testers of the tag2find’s next generation. There will be a lot of surprises 😉 …