News for October

Today we updated our website with a bounch of small improvements. The objective was improve your experience with it but the most noticeable update can be found on the official BringBack page where we added its first demo video.

But we didn't stop here.

Product activation engine update

We take the opportunity to improve our product activation experience. We redesigned the activation dialog box to be more modern, easy to use and clear also we added a new, important, feature.

Below you'll find a screenshot of it. The most important change here is that we now support trial period extension, which means that if you need more than 20 days to try our products, well, drop us an email and we will send you back a temporary unlock code, which will extend the trial period by another 20 days, for free.

How could you extend the trial period? Simply when the trial period finish a new button will appear called "Get more trial days" click it and paste the code we've sent to you in the dialog box which will appear, click ok and you're done. The trial period will return back to 20 days. We think that in some situations is more fair to give the opportunity to deeply test our products.

That feature will also help us with some support requests.

Revel reView and Breezer updates

We've also solved some minor issues with Breezer and reView. The updates are already online and available for download.

Those who have the automatic updates download will receive the update at first application run.

Suzy Rossi - Revel Software
Support and Relations

Revel BringBack full demo video

27. October 2012 18:06 by Administrator in BringBack  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments

We've just posted (as promised) a full demo of Revel BringBack

Enjoy and remember: download it for free

 

Suzy Rossi - Revel Software
Support and Relations

Another BringBack update available

26. October 2012 19:27 by Administrator in BringBack  //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments

We've just posted a new update for Revel BringBack.

It finally solves many focus and popup issues as well a huge performance improvement when you first start up.

Also we make easy to discover and use incremental search within any part of BringBack, just move the mouse cursor over the panel you want to search (the search results, the recent documents list or whatever), type anything and the search box will pop up.

As usual this preview release will stop work on 1st January 2013

This is just another step forward the final release, thanks to the huge feedback we've received in the past months.

Let's go ahead and download it!

Suzy Rossi - Revel Software
Support and Relations

BringBack just updated

5. October 2012 23:09 by Administrator in BringBack, Tech support  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments

We've just released an update of Revel BringBack, the start menu for Windows 8.

In this release you'll find:

  • Improved cold-startup times. On our system we see a 10X speed up.
  • Better MRU management and auto-update algorithms. Anyway needs more work.
  • Fixed an annoying bug which causes BringBack to popup when was not necessary... a real pain for our users...
  • Solved a bug which causes BringBack to "forget" the customization done via drag'n'drop after a reboot.
  • Other small fixes.

You could download the update right now in our download page. Remember that you must uninstall the previous version, and only then upgrade to the downloaded version.

I take the opportunity to ask you to spread the news around, forums, a comment on a blog, facebook, you know... it's very important for us that more and more people use BringBack. This will guarantee a constant stream of feedbacks and suggestions, which will help us to improve BringBack.

Hope you'll enjoy the update!

Suzy Rossi - Revel Software
Support & relations

A little fun from our staff

Just a little fun from our staff...

On 1st may 2011 Hitler discovered Revel Breezer, but someone didn't think that a sample library manager for audio professionals even exists on Windows.

Enjoy

Revel BringBack, first beta online!

9. September 2012 16:51 by Administrator in BringBack  //  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments

Within hours we will release to the public the first beta of Revel BringBack, the start menu for Windows 8.

Freely downloadable by anyone it is intended to be an early preview and a way for you to test our work.

Obviously this is for us a very important milestone. We have some issues to deal with like some problems with mouse right-click, the configuration UI which is not polished and more... but we decide to go as we already use it on our workstations.

What is BringBack

Revel BringBack is not a copy of the good old start menu. We kept the philosopy of the Windows 7 menu, but we've improved in many ways. For example:

  • True, modern and clear metro-inspired UI
  • Zero-hack approach, which means that we cooperate with windows rather than hijacking the system.
  • Resuse of existing Windows features, like Windows search, the application and document usage statistics and more.
  • Integration with the task bar with clear, supported, Microsoft API (read deskband interfaces which were around since Windows 2000 era).
  • Recent document grouping (by type, like pictures, applications, documents, source code files etc) and real time search whithin them, just click inside the menu and start typing to see it in action.
  • Full drag'n'drop support to/from the start menu. As an example you could drag any item out of the start menu to the desktop. You could also reorder items with friendly and intuitive drag'n'drop gestures.
  • Gpu accelerated rendering.

What we expect

As usual, we expect a great amount of feedback from the community about errors, glitches, UI inconsistencies and feature requests. So don't be afraid to share your thoughts with us via email or via our contact form. Your contribute will help us to deliver a better and useful start menu!

Please remember that this is beta software, an unfinished product, not refined so expect some bugs or inconsistencies. We've integrated an automatic error reporting system, so please when requested send us the error report. This will help us to better track down the bug and solve it.

Also you could help us by sharing on forums, facebook, voice or by any other means Revel BringBack.

Important: integrate BringBack with Windows taskbar

On some systems Windows will incorrectly resizes BringBack start button (only the first time you show it). To help you we've prepared a short video which will explain how to show and hide the start button, as well as how to resize it.

What's next

In the next two months we will work to resolve all the know problems and we will improve the application following user's feedback.

Last part of the work will be an heavy optimization targeted on speed and memory comsumption. We hope to deliver the final product by the end of october.

Lastly thank you in advance for your support and interest in Revel BringBack.

 

Go to: Revel BringBack Download page

 

Regards,

The BringBack team

 

Who we are

Founded in 2002 Revel Software is a dev lab now focused on delivering an affordable and complete sample library manager for Windows.

View corporate about us page

Month List