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

Faq updated about CCleaner and our error reporting feature

Today we've just updated the faq section of our web site with two new questions that in the past months our support staff received.

We've copied them here for your convenience

CCleaner or other uninstallers do not show your product. How I can uninstall it?

Some of our products uses an installation technology called ClickOnce from Microsoft. That technology prevents some cleaners to "see" them. To remove the application go to: Control panel - Programs and then choose remove a program, Windows will show our product in the list of installed programs. Select the program you want to remove, click uninstall and you're done.

I try to send an error report or another automatic signalation without success. Why?

Many modern antivirus (as well as firewalls) blocks by default any smtp connection (smtp is the outbound email protocol) because many malwares uses the email as preferred infection vehicle.

Also remember that many organizations may block specific traffic over their network.

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

New multi-license scheme for Breezer 2012 pro and ReView

We received many questions about the licensing scheme of Breezer Pro. The question is quite simple: "I have a workstation and a notebook. How I can use Breezer on both machines?". The same applies to ReView.

Many of you already known any license we issue is linked to the machine, so it's a problem in the scenario above.

Now we decided to resolve that problem and make available a second license for the 20% of the tag price, in the case of Breezer the second license will costs just 11,90€.

On june 30, we will release an upgrade to the web site (and to the store) where you'll find the additional license pack. Existing users will be able to buy an additional license for just 11,90€.

Regards,
Suzy Rossi - Revel Software

UPDATE 02 July 2012: We got some problems with the store upgrade. So you'll need to wait 2-3 days more... sorry!

 

News for March

Today we've updated our web site. Now we include (as news) the RSS stream coming from this blog into the corporate web site. That means that when we publish something here it will be automagically copied to our corporate web site.

Content review and update

As we do each month, we retouch the product pages to make them more precise and to better answer to the questions that our users drops at relations@revel-software.it.

We also fix some typo errors.

Revel reView pricie changed

After over three months of "launch disconunt" on reView (our Outlook MSG file viewer) we choose to switch to the full price: 29,90€ (was 24,90€). In the next few days Breezer will receive the same treatment.
This means that those are the last days where you can purchase Breezer at 39,90€.

New ad champain for Revel Breezer Professional

On monday (5 march) we start a new ad champaing targeted to Revel Breezer, and just after two days we see a lot of traffic coming in. That's nice bacause it means that Breezer fills a hole in the digital audio software for Windows.

We will soon start a similar champain for Revel reView.

I'm also glad to let you know that Michael (Breezer development team) is working on the next article about Revel Breezer 2013. He will talk about the new UI. Looks promising...

Best regards,
Suzy Rossi - Revel Software Relations

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