Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fliq Notes 3.0 - Major Update for Android - Cloud Sync and Backup



Following on our recent release of Fliq Tasks, we have a similar large update now for Fliq Notes!

You'll see we're bumping to version 3, and the increase in version number reflects a big shift in the product -- in addition to the way Fliq Notes has always worked on your mobile device, we have added support for cloud sync across multiple devices and cloud backup via our new Fliq subscription accounts.

There are a number of other great UI changes, bug fixes, and features, which are listed below...


Updated UI for Fliq Notes. This is the Light theme. There is also a Dark theme.

New Premium Features (available via premium subscription):

New Features:

  • Help menu option, which displays Quick Start Guide

Other Updates/Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Updated UI for Android 4.x ICS style (from 3.x style)
  • Star category gets a star next to it in category lists
  • Category lists show number of notes in each category
  • Turned off a feature/fixed a bug (depends on your point of view!) where numbers would be hilited as phone numbers
  • Updated task bar (Fliq Notes graphic, more actions available via icons)
  • Updated all alerts with Yes/No buttons to Cancel and a descriptive verb (ie, instead of Yes/No, Cancel/Delete)
  • Updated behavior of back button on tablets. If a note is being displayed, back will clear the note. Hitting back when no note is selected will exit the application.
  • Widget is now smarter about showing a category without any notes -- rather than be blank, it will tell you that the selected category has no notes.
  • Menu items related to The Missing Sync have been removed, although we do still support sync with Mac/PC desktop via our Missing Sync product.
  • UI fixes for Nook Color and Nook HD
  • Now remember the scroll position of a note (view a note, scroll somewhere, when you come back to it later, it will show you the note from that position)

Premium Subscriptions

As it has been, the application remains free to use on your devices.

What is new to the table are our subscription accounts, which add the ability for you to keep a secure backup in the cloud, as well as to keep your notes in sync between as many devices as you like via our new Fliq premium accounts. Mix and match between phone, tablet, etc. We're starting with Android and we are in the process of submitting to the various stores for Nook, Kindle, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry PlayBook.

You can sign up for an account at fliq.markspace.com, and purchase a 1-year subscription for $9.99 direct from our online store.

How to Get It

Fliq Notes 3.0 is available now in Google Play. It will appear shortly in the Nook AppStore, Amazon AppStore, and BlackBerry World (for PlayBook and new BlackBerry 10 devices).

Get it on Google Play

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tip: Managing Completed Tasks with Fliq Tasks 3.0

With the release of the Android version of Fliq Tasks 3.0, there is a new feature available that comes in handy if you like to both keep track of completed tasks, but not clutter your task list with those same completed items.

Hide Completed Tasks

Fliq Tasks already had a feature under settings where you could "Hide completed tasks".

Turn this option on in settings to hide completed tasks from the task list

Filter by Completed Tasks

As of 3.0, there is now a useful filter available that will show you just your completed tasks, regardless of them being hidden from the other filters.




Combine these two features, and you can have it such that as you mark an item as completed, they will be hidden from your lists, but still available to quickly view via the new "Completed" filter.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fliq Tasks 3.0 - Major Update for Android - Cloud Backup & Sync



It has been a bit over a year since our last update to the Android version of Fliq Tasks - much longer than we had intended! But the wait is over, and we're excited to have a major new release out today.

There are a number of great UI changes, bug fixes, and features. But you'll see we're bumping to version 3, and the increase in version number reflects a big shift in the product -- we have added support for cloud backups, and cloud sync across multiple devices via our new Fliq subscription accounts.

Further, we have made some very nice improvements related to working with completed tasks - there are now new and better ways that they can be filtered, sorted, and displayed.

The Laundry List of What's New

New Premium Features:

  • Secure cloud backup provided via premium subscription service (sign up at fliq.markspace.com)
  • Secure cloud sync between multiple supported phones, tablets, and other devices provided via premium subscription service (sign up at fliq.markspace.com)

New Features:

  • Help menu option, which displays Quick Start Guide
  • Completion date is now tracked for tasks (helps us sort completed tasks better, and will help us support other new features in future updates)
  • Completed Tasks View: You can now view all of your completed items together. Just like filtering by "Starred", you can now filter the list of tasks by those that have been "Completed".
  • Improved sorting by date: Tasks that have not been completed will sort ahead of completed tasks, and completed tasks will sort by the completion date (prior version sorted completed tasks by due date)
  • Improved display of completed tasks: Completed tasks will show the completion date in list view (prior version showed the due date)
  • New "Add Category" shortcut has been added to the menu of categories when creating a note

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where items without a due date could sometimes display in list view with a due date in 1969
  • Fixed an issue where completed items would display their due date in list view, rather than their completed date
  • Fixed an issue where selecting a search result didn't always take you to the search result
  • Fixed issue where widget did not follow the "hide completed tasks" preference

Premium Subscriptions

As it has been, the application remains free to use on your devices.

What is new to the table are our subscription accounts, which add the ability for you to keep a secure backup in the cloud, as well as to keep your notes in sync between as many devices as you like via our new Fliq premium accounts. Mix and match between phone, tablet, etc.  We're starting with Android, Nook, Kindle and BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry PlayBook.

You can sign up for an account at fliq.markspace.com, and purchase a 1-year subscription for $9.99 direct from our online store.

Getting the New Version

This new release is available immediately on Google Play for Android phones, tablets, and other devices running Android. If you already have the app installed, you will get a notification in Google Play about the update.

Get it on Google Play

We are working on submitting variants for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook, and the app should show up on those markets later this month.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Missing Sync for Android Update in Preperation for Notes and Tasks Updates


Missing Sync for Android Update

We're getting ready to release some major updates to Fliq Notes and Fliq Tasks, and as part of that we have released a minor update to the Android version of Missing Sync. This update is compatible with both the current and upcoming versions of Fliq Notes and Fliq Tasks, adds a new feature, and fixes several reported issues.

New Feature

  • For devices that support SD cards, the ability to select the device or the SD card as the location for media files (photos, music, video, etc).

Fixes and Updates

  • Fixed issue where a task’s due date could sometimes be off by a day after sync from desktop
  • Fixed issue where a modified due date for a Task didn't sync to handheld
  • Fixed various market reported crashes/bugs

Getting the Update

This update is available immediately via Google Play, and will soon be available for Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook.