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Archive for December, 2009

Merry christmas and a happy new year!

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

We wish all our users a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Merry christmas

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News: downtime on the 22th.

Monday, December 21st, 2009

On the 22th december at 6.30 CET we will have some downtime due to a server switch.

It will take about 5 minutes (if all things are going well)…

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News: updates on the public pages

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Not big news, but i finally had some time left to improve the navigation of the public pages a bit.

When launched we had to cut some corners on our design in our attempt to make the 1st january deadline. So we made a few ugly and – not – so – user – friendly choices.

I think it’s better now, next thing is to get rid of the ugly tabs on the info page, but thats for later…

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Why is Grubba still in Beta?

Friday, December 11th, 2009

We get this question a lot, so let’s spend a post in this topic…

January 2009 we launched Grubba. It was 95% bug free, at least we thought so. But based on your feedback we fixed quite a few bugs the last year (see our news plugin for the bugfixes).

Until we are 100% bugfree it will remain Beta.  So i am afraid we never get rid of the beta tag…

Bugs are one thing, but not the most important reason why we are still in beta.  We code Grubba for you – the end user -. With that in mind we value your feedback a lot. We get good ideas for improvements every day. Our TODO list never get’s shorter. Because we are continuously improving Grubba, we decided to stick with the beta tag anyway.

So what are we up to in the near future?

A few major new functions:
* a desktop quick launcher
*  export to MS Word and Openoffice with  .rtf
* website plugin (share your data on your own website or on a Grubba subwebsite)

And some improvements:
* better date-searching (date-range)
* export in alphabetical order
* more tutorials
* more templates
* Spanish translation
* Adding up currency fields

And fixing a few known bugs.

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Running Firefox from an USB stick

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

We should all know by now that Internet Explorer (IE) is not a great browser. The (sad) reality however is that the fast majority still use IE.

Almost all browser-reported issues with Grubba are IE-related.  We have to code separatly for IE6, IE7 and now IE8.  So we do recommend to download a decent browser like Firefox but…

Sometimes you can’t download and install an alternative browser or access security settings in Internet Explorer  due to office restrictions, pesky IT support, firewalls etc.

In that case you can download Firefox Portable and run it from an USB stick.

Go here for more info:
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable

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New function within send e-mailing : export

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Today we implemented a new function within send e-mailing. You can now export e-mailaddresses.

Users with many e-mailaddresses were running into problems due to a limit in the number of BCC fields that can be inserted into Outlook and Thunderbird with a weblink.

On your browse and list page (the page with the results from your search) click on this icon: email

Click on it and the system will search for the e-mailaddresses.
A popup will appear with the following choices:

Click here to open e-mailadddresses in your e-mail application › (= comma separated)
Click here to open e-mailadddresses in your e-mail application (MS Outlook) ›
(= semi colon separated)
export data (large datasets) ›
(= comma separated )
export data (large datasets) (MS Outlook) ›
(= semi colon separated)

If you click on one of the export links, a new popup will appear with your addresses filled in a textarea. Select all  with CTRL-A, then copy with CTRL-C and paste in your e-mailclient with CTRL-V.

Screenshots

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