Update: As of April 3, 2013, Tap Forms for Mac 1.5 has been approved and is now available in the Mac App Store.
I just submitted Tap Forms for Mac 1.5 to Apple last night for review. I thought you’d like to see what’s new.
Tap Forms for Mac version 1.5 has undergone some significant changes that I’m sure you’ll love. Starting with an all new records list view layout. You now have the choice of listing your records in the old single column view with your fields one on top of the other or use the new multi-column layout view. The new multi-column layout view will let you see more of your data at once, allow you to quickly change the sort order of your records, and even edit your data, right inside the list!
On top of the new multi-column list view, the record edit view has been given some cosmetic tender loving care which I’m sure will please you.
And one of the biggest improvements is support for printing multiple records at a time. You can choose between the all new table view layout or the record detail view layout. And that’s not all. When you print you can also choose which fields you would like to appear in your printout.
All this, combined with bug fixes and general improvements makes Tap Forms for Mac 1.5 one of the best upgrades yet!
Multi-Column List View
With the new multi-column list view you can resize and rearrange your columns, resort your fields, and even remove columns you don’t want to view, all independently of the fields order in your form template. Also note that Tap Forms will use the column widths from this view to adjust the column widths for printing a table of records.
Fresh New Look
Along with the new multi-column list view, Tap Forms for Mac also has a fresh new look for the record details screen. You can also see in the above photo the new Note field editor. The Note field editor is completely resizable, displays your word and character count at the bottom, and also allows you to change the font used for editing your notes. You can even have multiple note field editors open at the same time.
When using the multi-column list view, you can now completely collapse the record detail view so you can focus your attention on just your list of records.
The categories and forms on the left can now also be collapsed and expanded so that you can focus your attention on just one form at a time.
New Printing Options
The new printing options gives you greater control over what and how your records are printed. You can choose to print just a set of selected records or all records in your form or just a subset by using Search Rules to filter your records.
Fields can be enabled or disabled. They will be added or removed in real time in the print preview on the left. You can choose between the new Table of Records view where your records will be displayed in a tabular format or the updated Details view where one record will be printed per page. If a record is too big to fit on one page, Tap Forms will split the record into multiple pages ensuring that no content is cut off at the bottom.
You can also choose to incude the form name, page numbers, the date and time, and whether or not you want there to be an alternating background row colour for each field (table view only).
I hope you enjoy the new updates!