Here's what's new in Tap Forms for Mac and iOS:
Mac version 3.0.3:
- New fix for crash after you logged in to an encrypted database and didn't have a form selected previously. This was a different case than the 3.0.2 fix.
- Fixed crash when switching to Fields tab when logged in then out then in again to an encrypted database.
- Added Select All and None to Fields list for printing and for Select a Field list for choosing which fields to display in multi-column list view.
- Fixed issue with photo from camera coming in upside down.
- Added button to refresh records list. This will re-compute all records that have $now in a Calculation field's formula.
- Added Find Form function.
iOS version 3.9.4:
- Fixed issue with off checkmark values not being found when searching.
- Duplicating a record will now maintain any many-to-many links.
- Support for Short, Medium, Long, and Full date formats for imports and exports.
I'm sure there are other things that I worked on but haven't included in this list but have missed. I've been primarily working on bug fixes for these releases.
I am also working on Dropbox Sync for the next updates (barring any interim bug fix releases that may be necessary). I had previously been working only on a performance update, but I've re-directed my attention to Dropbox Sync for now. Today in fact is the first day that I've managed to get database changes syncing between my two MacBooks. I haven't yet integrated it into iOS, but will once I get the Mac version working perfect. Also currently it's just syncing database changes. I haven't dug into syncing regular files such as photos, file attachments, etc. just yet, but that should come fairly quickly once I get database sync working right.
The cool thing about having Dropbox sync is it allows me to do a couple of things:
- I can provide the ability for iOS 8, OS X 10.10 and OS X 10.9 to sync. In fact, I've been primarily testing sync between Yosemite and Mavericks during development. iCloud Drive syncs only between iOS 8 and OS X 10.10. Plus of course if you want to sync with your spouse, you can have a shared Dropbox account while still having iCloud used for all your other personal stuff.
- I'll be able to offer a version of Tap Forms for sale directly from my website. Right now since the only sync solution is iCloud, I can only distribute the app on the Mac App Store due to Apple's entitlements and signing requirements for apps which use iCloud. You'll be able to choose between iCloud or Dropbox sync, but only on the Mac App Store version.
Another cool thing about Dropbox sync is that it so far appears to be much faster than iCloud sync. That is, within a few seconds of clicking the upload to iCloud button on one Mac, the other Mac begins to download the file and then Tap Forms kicks in and syncs the files. My tests have been relatively small though at the moment. The time required to transmit from device to device is dependent on the amount of data being sent of course.
Thanks for your time!