● Is it safe to upgrade to full version? Will I lose my lists?

July 29, 2013 at 3:05 PMAdministrator
 

All the lists created in our Android apps are saved on external storage on your Android devices. However, there are different actions when you upgrade from lite version to full version depends on the version of the apps you are upgrading from/to.

Current Version
New Version
Actions when upgrade
Packing List Lite (1.0.0-3.3.5) Packing List Full (1.0.0-3.3.5) no actions needed
Packing List Lite (1.0.0-3.3.5) Packing List Full 4.0.0+ no actions needed
Packing List Lite 4.0.0+ Packing List Full 4.0.0+ use “Backup and Restore”
     
Chore Checklist Lite (1.0.0-2.3.6) Chore Checklist Full (1.0.0-2.3.6) no actions needed
Chore Checklist Lite (1.0.0-2.3.6) Chore Checklist Full 3.0.0+ no actions needed
Chore Checklist Lite 3.0.0+ Chore Checklist Full 3.0.0+ use “Backup and Restore”
     
My Party Planner Lite (1.0.0-1.2.1) My Party Planner Full (1.0.0-1.2.1) no actions needed
My Party Planner Lite (1.0.0-1.2.1) My Party Planner Full 2.0.0+ no actions needed
My Party Planner Lite 2.0.0+ My Party Planner Full 2.0.0+ use “Backup and Restore”
     
Grocery Helper Lite (1.0.0-1.3.2) Grocery Helper Full (1.0.0-1.3.2) no actions needed
     
Travel Phrases Lite Travel Phrases Full no actions needed
 
Backup and Restore

To backup all lists in lite version, click on "Menu"->"Backup and Restore"->"Backup". Then click on "Backup" to use the default folder or "Select Folder" to choose different location.

To restore all lists in full version, click on "Menu"->"Backup and Restore"->"Restore". It will open default backup location. Choose the folder which contains backup files and click on "Restore". If you have chosen different backup location, then navigate to that location and click on "Restore".

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● How to re-order items in Chore Checklist/Packing List/Grocery Helper apps on Android Device?

July 29, 2013 at 3:04 PMAdministrator

In Chore Checklist, Packing List and Grocery Helper, you can use drag/drop to re-order category and items.

Chore Checklist

First, open Routine View.

To re-order the chores under a routine or move chores across routines, click on "Menu"->"Sort by..."->"Sort Manually" and touch the icon on the left of a chore. Start dragging the chore and drop it to desired place. You may also drag it to another routine.

To re-order the routines, first collapse the list. Click on "Menu"->"Sort by..."->"Sort Manually" and touch the icon on the left of a routine. Start dragging the routine and drop it to desired place.

You can also enable manual sorting permanently by going to “Menu”->”Settings…”->”Settings” and check “Enable Manual Sorting” under “Display and Options” section. That way, you don’t have to switch back and forth. When this option is on, you can re-order routines/chores by touching the very left of a routine/chore and drag/drop it to desired place.

Packing List or Grocery Helper

To re-order the items under a category or move items across categories, click on "Menu"->"Group/Sort by..."->"Sort Manually" and touch the icon on the left of an item. Start dragging the item and drop it to desired place. You may also drag it to another category.

To re-order the categories, first collapse the list. Click on "Menu"->"Group/Sort by..."->"Sort Manually" and touch the icon on the left of a category. Start dragging the category and drop it to desired place.

What's the difference between full version and lite version of Chore Checklist?

July 23, 2013 at 3:10 PMAdministrator

The lite version has Ads and only one widget (2x1)*

The full version doesn't have Ads and has following features:

  • More widgets(2x2, 3x2, 4x3 and 4x4)*.
  • Choose theme(Android 3.0+) and customize text size, text/background color and many other settings.
  • Day patterns for daily chores (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • View, export/email history report
  • Sync/Share/Backup lists (separate purchase of Cloud Connector is required)

*In device running Android 3.0+, both lite and full versions have a resizable and scrollable widget. The full version’s 2x2 non-scrollable widget is resizable too, so we removed widget of other sizes.

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Travel Phrases User Guide(Android)

July 22, 2013 at 3:07 PMAdministrator

 

Screenshots

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User Guide

This user guide is for Travel Phrases – French, but you will find the same features in our other Travel Phrases apps.

Pronunciation

To listen to the pronunciation of a phrase, tap the French phrase or the pronunciation part. You will need to have Text-To-Speech English installed and enabled. Pico TTS is a typical TTS engine to install.

Review Mode

After learning the phrases, you may press "Menu"->"Hide English"/"Hide French" to hide the English or French phrases so you can test if you remember its meaning in the other language. Tap the phrase to reveal the answer.

New Category(Full version only)

Press "Menu"->"New Category" to add new categories.

Edit/Delete Category

To edit/delete a category, long press the category and choose "Edit"/"Delete" from the popup menu.

New Phrase

Long press on a category, then choose "New Phrase" from the popup menu to add new phrase.

If you don't have a French keyboard, the app provides a small keyboard for entering special characters in French.

Edit/Delete Phrase

To edit/delete a phrase, long press the phrase and choose "Edit"/"Delete" from the popup menu.

Sort

You may sort the phrases alphabetically by press "Menu"-"More"->"Sort Alphabetically". You can also press the space right in front of each phrase, then drag/drop to re-order them.

Search

To find an item, click on "Menu"->"More"->"Search". A text box and "Find Next" button will show up at the bottom of the screen. Enter the word you search for and tap on "Find Next".

Backup and Restore Data

To backup your data, click on "Menu"->"Backup and Restore"->"Backup". Then click on "Backup" to use the default folder or "Select Folder" to choose different location.

To restore your data, click on "Menu"->"Backup and Restore"->"Restore". It will open default backup location. Choose the folder which contains backup files and click on "Restore". If you have chosen different backup location, then navigate to that location and click on "Restore".

You must use "Backup and Restore" feature to recover data if you need to un-install/re-install the app or upgrade from lite to full version.

Settings

User can choose not to display the pronunciation or change text size in "Settings". In paid version, user can also customize theme and colors.

Posted in: Travel Phrases | User Guide

● How to transfer existing data to new phone(Android)?

July 16, 2013 at 11:10 AMAdministrator
 
Chore Checklist 3.0.0+, Packing List 4.0.0+, My Party Planner 2.0.0+

If you are using apps listed above, you need to use the "Backup and Restore" feature to export data from old phone to SD card and then import data from SD card to new phone.

To backup all lists, click on "Menu"->"Backup and Restore"->"Backup". Then click on "Backup" to use the default folder or "Select Folder" to choose different location.

You can then put the SD card in new phone or copy the whole folder to the new SD card in the new phone.

To restore all lists, click on "Menu"->"Backup and Restore"->"Restore". It will open default backup location. you can then navigate to your backup location and click on "Restore".

Chore Checklist (1.0.0-2.3.6), Packing List (1.0.0-3.3.5), My Party Planner (1.0.0-1.2.1), Grocery Helper

Our lists are saved on SD card under application name folder. For example, the lists in Packing List app are saved under \sdcard\packinglist\ folder, lists in Chore Checklist are saved under \sdcard\chorechecklist\ folder and so on.

If you are going to use the same SD card for your new phone, you don't have to do anything. It should automatically load them in after you install the app on your new phone. Be aware some new devices may have more than one external storage. So it may create the application folder on a different SD card. If that happens, just copy the folder from old SD card to the new SD card.

If you are not going to use the same SD card, you need to copy the whole folder from your old device to desktop. Then copy them onto the SD card on your new phone. Please check your phone's user guide for how to transfer files between SD card and desktop.

Transfer data using Cloud Connector/Sync Provider

If you purchased Cloud Connector/Sync Provider for the Chore Checklist full, Packing List full and Grocery Helper full apps, you can simply upload your lists to our cloud server from your old phone and then download them to your new phone.

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● I forgot my password, how to recover it?

July 10, 2013 at 11:51 AMAdministrator

If you have registered on our site for cloud service or online editor, you can recover your password by clicking on "log in/sign up" button on the top right corner on www.dotnetideas.com. Then click on "Forgot your password?" link and follow the instruction.

Please make sure your email filter doesn't block support@dotnetideas.com. Please contact us if you have issue recover your password.

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How to generate new list from existing lists?

July 9, 2013 at 2:30 PMAdministrator

Packing List app comes with pre-loaded master list. You can generate new list from it. Just check the items you want for a trip. Click on "Menu"->"Generate List" and enter the name of the new list.

You may create several master lists for different kind of trips, e.g. camping trip, skiing trip, etc. You can also generate new list from packing list for previous trips.

Posted in: FAQ | Packing List

What's the difference between paid version and lite version of Packing List?

July 9, 2013 at 2:27 PMAdministrator

The lite version has Ads.

The paid version doesn't have Ads and allow user to check weather of the destinations. With separate purchase of Cloud Connector, paid version also allows user to sync/share lists between devices and users.

Posted in: FAQ | Packing List

How to add widget for Chore Checklist?

July 9, 2013 at 8:51 AMAdministrator

To add widget, the app must be installed on the phone, not SD card. Go to your phone's Settings->"Applications"->"Manage Applications". Find this app and click on it. Click on "Move to Phone". After this change, you will see Chore Checklist's widget in widget list. The labels maybe a little different from device to device.

In the full version, you can customize the text/background color and text size. However, widget customization causes "Problem Loading Widget" on certain devices. In that case, you will have to disable "Widget Customization" in Settings in order to use widget. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted in: Chore Checklist | FAQ

Chore Checklist Release Notes(iPhone/iPad)

June 17, 2013 at 8:29 AMAdministrator

6/17/2013 V1.0.5

Auto-reset daily chores after long idle time

6/14/2013 V1.0.4

Fix daily chores auto-reset issue

5/23/2013 V1.0.3

Minor improvement

3/23/2013 V1.0.2

In “Routine View”, allow user to show chores overdue or due today only

Fix bug with prompting user for password during start

2/15/2013 V1.0.1

Fix bug in chore deletion