Back to the…

…Mac :)

We were quiet the last few weeks and the reason is that we’re hard at work on some new and cool stuff. This year we „finally“ managed to get a proper iCloud sync working, thanks to Ensembles.

So now you have ListBook and Next both on your iPhone and your iPad.
But we think for productivity tools like those both apps there’s one important platform missing, which is the Mac of course.
I am happy and proud to announce that the last few months Mischa and me were working on Mac version of ListBook and Next.
They are not finished yet but we have made good progress and so we can finally officially announce them.
Of course we also want to see what’s coming form Apple at the WWDC, so maybe this will have an effect on our plans. We can’t give you a timeframe, but all I can say is that Mischa and me are already using both apps and they work (and look) great. So it shouldn’t be too long from now.

ListBook and Next for Mac will both be available in the Mac AppStore and sync via iCloud with their iOS counterparts. No price yet, but I guess they will be priced fair for both you, the users, and us, who try to make enough money so we can continue to build apps :)

So here are two little sneak peaks of ListBook and Next for Mac.

What’s going on

Hi everyone,
first of all, thank you for your support and all the feedback we received. It’s alway a pleasure when you work for months on a project and get great feedback. The launch of ListBook 4 and Next for iPad was successful and we are already working on new versions.

ListBook 4.2
The next bigger update will be ListBook 4.2. We have implement some of your feature requests like import TXT files, New Category Icons, New Languages (Spanish, Russia, Korean, Simplified Chinese) and export lists as text via iMessage. We have also improved all translations, the UI, performance and you will get a much better memory management.
Our favorite new feature is, that you can now colorize each of your lists instead of an overall theme (see the screenshot bellow).
Thanks to Matt Gemmell and Marco Zehe with their great blogposts about accessibility for iOS we could improved ListBook for VoiceOver in 11 languages. And we are very proud of it.

Next for iPad 1.2
Amongst some smaller refinements and improvements, there will be a handy new feature in the day-view. We combined a custom scrollbar with a graph of your expenses and now you can immediately see which days have the most expenses.
For those who missed, we have also released yearly for iPad as universal. Hope you enjoy the updates and support us also in the future.

Your noidentity team

Sandro & Mischa

Next for iPad and iCloud

When we first made Next for iPhone, we never thought about making an iPad version too. At that time it just didn’t make sense for us. Next was made for fast and easy expense tracking on the go. So the whole concept was based around the iPhone. But after some time we realized that an iPad version shouldn’t be just the same as the iPhone app, it should have a different focus.
The concept is simple: The iPhone app is for quickly adding expenses on the go and the iPad version is more for browsing and statistics. The bigger screen is really made for this. We think we found a really great solution which is awesomely fun to navigate. Think of it as one big zoomable infographic of your expenses.
You start by seeing a summary of your years. Each one represented by a bubble. Each contains its last few months. Tap on a bubble and you zoom into it and see all of its months. And just as you would expect, now you can tap on a month-bubble to zoom into this month and see all of its expenses grouped by day.
It’s a really intuitive interface and you just have to see it in action.
Thanks to this concept, there are no menus, tabs or similar. Just one big zoomable interface. We’re really proud of it and think you’re gonna like it too.

Of course you can still add, edit and delete expenses, just like you’re used to in the iPhone version.
With ListBook 4 we implemented a new iCloud sync engine by Drew McCormack (Ensembles) and we use it in Next too.
So just imagine this typical scenario: During the day when you’re out, you collect your expenses on Next for iPhone. In the evening you sit on your couch, open Next on your iPad and after a few seconds all your data is here and can be browsed on the gorgeous big iPad screen.

Your noidentity Team, Mischa & Sandro

ListBook 4.0

We are proud to present you our first big release for this year. ListBook 4.0 is completely redesigned and redeveloped.
The new Interface is very clean and matches perfectly the iOS 7 look and feel. When we started with the redesign we played with some beautiful colors and we couldn’t agree which color we wanted to use, so we decided to use all of them and give you the choice. Now you can choose between these beautiful colors.

iCloud sync
The biggest and most important feature is of course iCloud sync. As you know we had really trouble with iCloud in the past. We have also get a lot of bad reviews because of this. Sync between devices becomes more and more important, specially when you release an App as Universal. Finally we have found a solution and ListBook syncs perfectly over your devices. Again thanks toDrew for his great work on ensembles.

Other features are:

  • • Share lists over AirDrop
  • • Pull to add new list
  • • Improved pull-to-add-listitems with color chooser
  • • Better workflow
  • • Huge performance optimizations
  • • Many bugfixes

We are very proud of this update and we hope you like it to. Please let us know what you think about. You can alway write us over twitter or mail.
And now we can start testing the iPad version of Next! :)

Your Noidentity Team, Sandro & Mischa