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In this issue:
Please Nominate us for the Best App Ever
Tip: Backing Up Databases and copying to
Tip: Use Categories to Set Up a Holiday
How To: Adding new Recipe Card Designs
Blog: Dissecting the AppStore
New App release
Tip Boss tip
Tip boss is the tip calculator that
is built in the Trip Boss expense module, but we've now made it
available as a separate app. Give it a try, you'll find it a very
intuitive tip calculator. Simple, easy to use. Tip Boss.
Sizer for iPad
(formerly Serving Sizer Recipe Cards)
✔ Updated for iOS6 and with Retina graphics.
✔ New recipe card style! Home Sweet Home. Personalize your cards with
custom card styles, available through the artist's pallet icon on the
edit screen--Add More Styles, free and for in-app purchase. More styles
✔ Renamed app to "Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer(TM)"...to better
communicate the feature set. (formerly called "Serving Sizer Recipe
✔ Bug fixes, including one that could lead to duplicate categories.
(Please contact us if you are experiencing this issue.)
✔ Misc. bug fixes, enhancements, and optimizations.
Trip Boss travel
and all modules updated
✔ Added support for iPhone 5 larger screen.
✔ Added support for iOS 6.
✔ New main menu screen groups modules by function.
✔ Bug fixes for iOS6.
✔ Misc. bug fixes, enhancements, and optimizations.
Use Categories to
Set Up a Holiday
Manager on the iPad, you can set up categories and then search
on them when you are on the recipe box screen. Oftentimes, you'll want
to switch quickly between recipes when you are cooking a special meal,
as there will be multiple dishes to cook. Here's a cool tip: add a new
category, "Holiday" or even "Today's Menu". When selecting the recipes
for the menu, add that category to the recipe on the recipe card Edit
screen. Then do a Search on the recipe box screen for that category and
voilà, all the recipes for that meal can be easily swapped
between while cooking.
We hope to add an even better way to do this in the future, but for
now, it's a convenient way to enhance your big holiday meal prep.
The Best App
Ever nominations are open thru
Our app, Recipe Cards with Serving
Sizer for iPad (formerly named
Serving Sizer Recipe Cards) has made the finals for the past two years,
thanks to your
support. We hope we can count on your support again, so we're
asking for your nominations! If we make finalist, we'll again ask for
your vote. You can vote for multiple apps in multiple categories, so
please feel free to click as many combinations as you feel are
warranted. Don't wait too long, as nominations close today. To make it
easier, you can vote below for Recipe Manager,
or Trip Boss,
a look at the rest of the category options available.
We've set up more convenient links there.
File Sharing for Extra Backup & Database Transfer to Devices
Peace of Mind and a way to Share Databases
Six of our apps have iTunes File Sharing enabled. The benefit of
File Sharing is that you can make an extra backup of the database files
to your PC or Mac. So, if a restore doesn't work properly or you
accidentally delete the app off your device (which will also delete all
data), you have a backup, specific to the app, that's been saved to the
side that can be put back onto your device. Sometimes doing
upgrades to the iOS can be daunting, but with File Sharing, that extra
backup can give you the comfort that your data is extra safe.
In addition, if you have the same app on other devices, you can use
File Sharing to move the data to the other device. Just be
careful, because it will completely overwrite any existing data, so be
sure you have not added any new data to the app on the device you are
copying the backup to. This is not a data sync, but an overwrite.
Apple has a good tutorial
on their website, which is applicable to both iPad and iPhone apps.
As always, data backups are only as good as your last sync with iTunes,
so we recommend syncing often, or after you've entered a lot of new
Please visit our app help
pages for FAQ's like the tips and tricks above. As we get
questions, we try to list them on our website for your convenience. We
also respond rather quickly, so please feel free to email us with your
questions or feedback.
How To: Adding New
Custom Recipe Card Design Styles
Manager with Serving Sizer
change a recipe card design style, visit the Edit Recipe Card screen
index card icon). On the bottom toolbar, you'll find an Artist's
Palette icon. Tap this icon to bring up the popover.
Pick a recipe card style for your recipe. All available cards will
appear in the list. Switch between the options until you find one you
like and tap outside the popover to dismiss it.
Tap Add More to select more
designs. Included are two free colored card packs, based on index
card color packs. Tap on the Free button to install them. Also
free is a sample from the Fall Leaves pack.
Three for-purchase packs are available for 99c each (one new!). Tap on
the price tag
to buy these using your iTunes account. We've put a snapshot
of each card on our website if you'd like to preview them before
More card designs are on the way. Hope you enjoy the new way to
personalize your recipe collection!