Breezer 2013 Update 5 available for download

Today we released another Breezer 2013 update, the counter is now set to 5 updates since 1st June.

We are very proud of this release, because our testers (both internal and external) have reported many bugs as well as suggestions about the user experience. With this release we hope to solve most of their complaints.

Also we take also the opportunity to integrate changes that in previous release weren't ready in the beta bits.

Changes to the tag engine

We work hard to improve the predictability and usability of the tag-related features, we solve circa 30 major/minor bugs plus we add some interesting features. The first change is that now a single click selects the tag for search, usual keyboard gestures (ctrl+click or shift+click to remove or add a tag to the filter) are still here, but now with one click you can select a folder, preview a sample and select a tag.

Now you could limit the search scope to a specified folder or to the entire tag database. When browsing only by tag the file system view is automatically disabled.

Another important feature is the file view grouping which groups the tag-search result by folder. Also we make easier to extend, or not, the search to the selected tags and their child.

Those options are grouped in the new "Tag options" panel, available in the tag library. It's a popup, so when you don't need it will not eat up precious screen real estate.

Tag creation

Another element we improved a lot is the "Tag properties" window, which didn't work well in previous releases. Now you could choose when creating a new tag to create it as a child of the selected tag or as a root via a simple check box. The name and its properties are now always in sync between the library an the properties window, and when using the "save and create new" button the new window opens centered in the screen (and not elsewhere).

Below you could see how the above features look like.

General usability improvements

The usability was a top priority in the Update 5 time frame so we review nearly every aspect of Breezer for usability problems. We make clear some UI elements like the check boxes and radio buttons, the text search options panel was improved a lot, and the file view header is now more clear with a more smart column auto-sizing algorithm.

A huge work was done in the audio engine which is now more fast and less resource hungry, and I can anticipate that the engine is now ready to support VST effects. Were working with other companies to deliver in the future (after Breezer 2013 RTM) an update with VST effect support. When things are more clear we will post about.

As usual the the update is available here. Remember that you must uninstall previous version, don't worry for your database, it will be preserved while upgrading.

What's next

In the next release we concentrate to performances, bugs and the usability. We will also shift the time bomb from September to November so you'll have more time to try Breezer freely.

Next update is scheduled for August 31.

Regards,
Suzy Rossi

New web site is online

Yesterday the new web site was published online. Developing it was a big task, but necessary looking forward. The old site was quite limited and do not allow us to publish new content, alter it or change the layout with the speed we need today.

The new site was built on strong foundations: Orchard a small, but powerful, CMS (content management system) which allows us to alter any aspect of the site and edit its contents in much less time than before. It also allow a much deeper customization than previous site.

Together with the front end you could see at www.revel-software.it, we take the opportunity to publish the web services needed by Breezer 2013. In Breezer 2012 the update, news and error reporting engine was in fact composed by three separated modules. Starting from Breezer 2013 we unified every service under one single web service. This will allow us to receive and send data without being blocked by a firewall or antivirus solutions.

We also added two new sections here, where you and other users of Breezer could share and comment their feedbacks (in one section) and in the other one the bugs that inevitably may are still present in our releases.

About Breezer 2013 beta

We're about (05 june to be precise) to send the first closed beta invites by email, to selected users that in the past had helped us a lot with Breezer 2012 beta with feedbacks, feature requests and more.

This short private beta period will help us to track down the biggest bugs, which usually prevents the program to run or even install.

 

 

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

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

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