Sorry for the lack of updates on my blog lately. But in the famous words of Dean Hachamovitch: “please don’t mistake silence for inaction”. :)
As usual, you can get the update via the “Check for Updates” button on the About tab. New users can download the latest version from http://www.windowclippings.com/.
I’ve been hard at work on the upcoming 2.5 release which is turning into quite a feature-packed release. At the same time I know that many users would appreciate an update to address some of the most common usability requests so I decided to release version 2.1 to meet that need. This release is relatively minor with just a handful new features but is notable in that it is the first update to Window Clippings in some time and includes lots of small improvements and bug fixes driven by your feedback.
A “Send To” menu has been added to the capture screen’s context menu. This allows you to override the default action sequence and send the captured image to an arbitrary “Send To” action of your choice. This is handy if you frequently want to change where you send your images.
A new Selection tab allows you to control the default behavior of the capture and selection process.
As you start using the new version you might notice a lot of small changes designed to make using Window Clippings easier and more pleasant.
Window Clippings now uses Windows Vista fonts throughout (Segoe UI for normal text and Calibri for headings).
I’ve also changed the behavior of the notification icon’s Exit command after Daniel Moth convinced me that the original behavior was wrong. Exit now simply exits Window Clippings but doesn’t affect the startup options.
There are many other improvements and bug fixes. For example the performance of the capture screen on Windows Vista is also improved considerably.
I’ve also made the decision to stop providing a completely free version of Window Clippings going forward. The good news for prospective users is that all of the features are now available to non-registered users so you can try any and all features before you decide to purchase a license. I believe this change will make it easier for new users to evaluate the product and allow me to invest more in the development of Window Clippings.
That’s all for now. I hope you enjoy this new version. And as usual I’m looking forward to your feedback on this new version as well as what you’d like to see in the future. With this release out of the way I will be able to start writing about some of the new features in the upcoming 2.5 release. Stay tuned!
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