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Donations and running Grubba

June 19th, 2010

As you know : Grubba is free, for everyone.
But keeping Grubba running is expensive, so every donation is very appreciated.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all people who donated to us in the past, thanks to you we can pay a (small) part of our bills.

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Grubba is so called Donationware. If you use Grubba and like it,
you can make a (small) donation to support us.

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Still alive and kicking!

June 19th, 2010

Lately i get questions regarding our lack of blogging. Questions like: ‘are you still active’, and such. Yes, we are! Still alive and kicking. We are still developing Grubba and keep doing this.

We were just a bit blogging-tired. But hey: look here, new post!

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New function : preview records on browse and list page

January 7th, 2010

Today we implemented a new function on the browse and list page.

Many users wanted more fields to show up on these pages.
This would slow the system too much, so we decided to do it this way.

Click on the questionmark icon before the quicksearchfield and a popup will load the first 5 fields of the record.

Hope you’re happy with this new function. Please send feedback via the contact form or post a comment below.

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Merry christmas and a happy new year!

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.

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

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?

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

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

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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New polls

November 29th, 2009

We’ve added a few new polls:
polls »

Also keep the feedback coming, you can report bugs and wishes here:
feedback form »

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