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  • 3.2.5  Improved: Data grids vertical scrolling supports thumb tracking (when no filter enabled).
  • 3.2.4  New: Added to the Edit form a button that copies to the clipboard the full field Notes content.
  • 3.2.3  Fixed: A bug that prevented from using the Clone function.
  • 3.2.2  Fixed: Several minor bugs addressed.
  • 3.2.1  Improved: The Highlight row when mouse hovers option changes the active record making it match with the enhanced line anytime the mouse cursor hovers a row of the grid.
  • 3.2.0  Fixed: The function Highlight row when mouse hovers, that for mysterious reasons stopped working some time ago, has been restored.
  • 3.1.9  New: Added a function to circumvent the nagging UAC warning saying Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? that Windows usually shows. Activate it in the Preferences form and a new shorcut will be available on the Desktop.
  • 3.1.8  Improved: The Carousel and Gallery & Slideshow forms give information about the image size, resolution and ratio.
  • 3.1.7  Improved: Several minor changes to get a more consistent behavior and better performance.
  • 3.1.6  Fixed: A very strange bug showing an Access violation at address... message that might have been caused by certain computers incompatibility with some SQL language sentences used in the application source code. Special thanks due to Maggie Wilson, from Ontario, Canada, for her help and patience with the testing.
  • 3.1.5  Fixed: A bug that prevented from showing in red color the records with the field Marked checked.
  • 3.1.4  Improved (a bit more...): Added a button to the Carousel form to display the image properties.
  • 3.1.3  Improved: The images in the Carousel form can also be shown stretched.
  • 3.1.2  Improved: Added two new buttons to the Edit form to jump forward and backward a number of records.
  • 3.1.1  Improved: The Carousel form can now be maximized, and keeps its current state, position and size for further sessions.
  • 3.1.0  New: Added a carousel that displays sequentially the images linked to each record.
  • 3.0.5  Improved: The Unique species function has a new column showing the primary species count.
  • 3.0.4  Fixed: Corrected an issue related with the Filter fuction.
  • 3.0.3  Improved: After switching from regular table to removed table, if there is any filter set, a message notifies such state to the user.
  • 3.0.2  Fixed: Adressed bug that prevented from removing a record.
  • 3.0.1  Improved: The user's settings Marked and Not marked in the main menu are kept for the next session, making it easier to manage separately two parallel or virtual collections (the main and the duplicates, or the general and the specialized, for example).
  • 3.0.1  Improved: The user's selection of start and end year in the Graphs form are kept for the next session.
  • 3.0.0  Improved: Increased to 8 images for each record (there were 6 until now).
  • 2.9.9  Improved: The field Description length increased from 100 characters to 200. Much more room to write.
  •          Improved: The fields Image file length increased from 32 characters to 64. Longer file names admitted.
  • 2.9.8  New: By pressing Control+C while being at the main grid the number and the species names of the active record are copied to the clipboard.
  •          Improved: Added some gradient color backgrounds.
  • 2.9.7  Fixed: An issue in the Edit form that raised an error when adding a new record.
  • 2.9.6  Improved: Several internal routines optimized for a better performance.
  • 2.9.5  Fixed: Minor bugs and some bad design addressed.
  • 2.9.4  New: Added compatibility with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • 2.9.3  Improved: Added fancier menus.
  • 2.9.2  New: Added two new search engines, Minerals.net and Geology.com, deleted another no longer available, MinMax, deleted RRUFF Project that has been unified with Handbook of Mineralogy, and modified two more which URL has been changed, Athena and Mineral Gallery.
  • 2.9.1  Fixed: The Edit form comboboxes allowed the user to enter many more characters than the actual physical fields were able to store.
  • 2.9.0  New: A single record full report can be got in text format from both the Main and the Edit form. Since it is editable, may be very useful to extract some data, modify it and then use it for any purpose.
  • 2.8.8  Improved: The pop up photos in the Edit form can be resized and maximized.
  • 2.8.7  Fixed: Some minor bugs and glitches addressed.
  • 2.8.6  Improved: In screens with enough resolution the Edit form is larger, to give the Notes field more visibility in height.
  • 2.8.5  Fixed: Because of a change beyond my control in the security protocols of the server hosting this site, the previous versions of the application have become unable to check for an update, showing the message Can't access to the net, even though the computer is connected to the internet. Sorry!
  • 2.8.4  Fixed: The field Rating can now be cleared. Even the user can freely enter there up to two characters of his choice.
  • 2.8.3  Improved: The images in the Gallery can be shown either in their actual size or stretched to the screen full width/height.
  •          New: Added date separator configuration.
  • 2.8.2  Improved: The slideshow can now be watched in real full screen mode.
  • 2.8.1  Improved: The slideshow can also be watched in almost full screen mode.
  • 2.8.0  New: Slideshow included in the Gallery, with variable speed.
  • 2.7.9  Improved: The Unique species function shows the number of specimens of your collection containing each species, so you can easily know how many specimens you own with, for example, calcite as a primary or secondary species.
  • 2.7.8  New: Added another search engine to look up the species name, DuckDuckGo, which respects your privacy by not tracking or bubbling you as the others do.
  • 2.7.7  Improved: The Notes field in the Edit form can be kept hidden.
  • 2.7.6  Improved: For an easier navigation the bottom status bar in the contacts grid shows the Name, City and Kind fields content of the active record.
  • 2.7.5  Improved: The specimens and contacts grid rows can optionally be highlighted when mouse pointer hovers over each of them.
  • 2.7.4  New: How many species do I have? A grid is filled with the list of unique species existing in your collection. Can be exported in MS Excel format.
  • 2.7.3  Improved: To get more visibility the box for the Notes field in the Edit form is now a bit larger (32 pixels higher).
  • 2.7.2  Fixed: Some minor glitches addressed.
  • 2.7.1  New: Compatibility with most small-size low-cost computers also known as Netbooks, where screen resolution is often limited by the factory to 1024x600 (please read Questions & answers #66 for how to operate).
  • 2.7.0  New: Function to sum up the weight of all the specimens or just a subset of them defined either by a filter or by manual selection of records.
  • 2.6.5  Improved: Added insert/overwrite capability to the Notes field in the Edit form.
  • 2.6.4  Improved: Locality field length enlarged from 95 up to 120 characters.
  • 2.6.3  Improved: Prevents the user from entering image file names too long to fit in the database field.
  • 2.6.2  Fixed and improved: Minor fixes and tweaks in the Configuration form.
  • 2.6.1  New: Function to export the contacts database in MS Excel format.
  • 2.6.0  New: Added copy, cut and paste functions to the tool bar and context (pop-up) menu on the Edit form.
  • 2.5.9  Improved: The two main data grids (minerals and contacts) allow to jump from one record to the next/previous one by keeping the right/left arrow pressed. The user will now be able to turn off and on this functionality.
  • 2.5.8  Fixed and improved: Minor fixes and tweaks.
  • 2.5.7  Improved: The contacts Notes field capacity enlarged from 120 to 200 characters.
  • 2.5.6  New: Notes field font properties, such as size, color, style and name, are configurable, to meet the user preferences and have an easier reading and editing.
  • 2.5.5  Improved: You can also open a photo in the Edit form by pressing the F9 key.
  • 2.5.4  Fixed: Small bug when trying to order by the Cost (reverse) field.
  • 2.5.3  Fixed and improved: Various minor fixes and tweaks.
  • 2.5.2  New: Quick to set filter for displaying only the unmarked records.
  • 2.5.1  Fixed: Technical issue in the Edit form that prevented the picture from being refreshed when the record was hidden after deletion or when changing a field value that made the record no longer meet a filter condition.
  • 2.5.0  Fixed: Minor issue that occurred when adding new records to the main table.
  • 2.4.9  Fixed: Bug that arouse after opening the Edit form when working in Windows Vista as a non-administrator user.
  • 2.4.8  Fixed: Several minor technical issues related with the Gallery.
  • 2.4.7  New: Shortcuts to the official IMA list of minerals from the Main and the Edit forms.
  • 2.4.6  Fixed: Error that used to arise after opening the Edit form when the backup copy folder path was too long.
  • 2.4.5  Fixed: Several minor and internal issues.
  • 2.4.4  New: The program detects when it is already running and keeps from opening a second session to prevent the risk of file corruption.
  • 2.4.3  Fixed: Minor technical issue that changed the title color of some data grid columns after moving them.
  • 2.4.2  Improved: The information shown to the user when an opening file error arise.
  • 2.4.1  New: Several fields (Species names and Storage location) can be skipped when navigating the Edit form.
  • 2.4.0  New: Up to 8 species' names can be included in each record.
  • 2.3.9  Fixed: Minor issue that affected the exit of several boxes in the Edit form.
  • 2.3.8  New: A third user definable field.
  • 2.3.7  New: Up to 6 photographs can be included in each record.
  • 2.3.6  Improved: Described a new and safer way to run the program in Mac OS and Linux systems. Read question #2 in Questions & answers for more details.
  • 2.3.5  Fixed: Critical bug that kept the program from working after updating from a version prior to 1.6.1.
  • 2.3.4  Fixed: Technical issue with the clean reindex function that failed to delete the indexes of the inflation, contacts and species databases before rebuilding them.
  • 2.3.3  Improved: For more efficiency the regular and the clean reindexes can be performed independently. Read question #57 in Questions & answers for more details.
  • 2.3.2  Fixed: Minor issue with the reindex function.
  • 2.3.1  Improved: Free fields length enlarged to 60 characters.
  •          Improved: The Reindex function offers a repetition that performs a clean reindex, as explained in question #57 in Questions & answers.
  • 2.3.0  New: Condition and Rating fields.
  •          Improved: Country field length enlarged to 14 characters.
  • 2.2.9  New: A link is set between the Source field and the contacts database in a way that allows to exchange data in both directions.
  • 2.2.8  New: Function to reset the main grid columns order, width and position after being scrambled.
  • 2.2.7  Fixed: Minor issue that prevented from keeping for the next sessions the state, size and position of several forms.
  • 2.2.6  New: Graphs of bars, area, line, points and pie type, that visually represent the acquired specimens number, the money spent, and the average cost in each year.
  • 2.2.5  Fixed: Minor issue that used to arise when performing a files backup from the Removed grid.
  • 2.2.4  Fixed: Bug that interrupted the data files backup function.
  • 2.2.3  New: Function to have contacts configurable reports printed.
  • 2.2.2  New: Function to filter the contacts records according to the Kind field.
  • 2.2.1  New: The contacts database file can also be opened and modified from the Edit form.
  • 2.2.0  New: Two functions added to the contacts grid to send email and open a website.
  • 2.1.9  New: New grid to store and manage the contact data of other collectors, dealers, friends, museums, associations, etc.
  • 2.1.8  New: Country field automatically captured when the locality already exists in the database.
  • 2.1.7  Fixed: Minor issue that sometimes caused the display of an error message when opening the Edit and Preferences forms.
  • 2.1.6  Improved: Found a way to print simple labels, as explained in question #52 in Questions & answers.
  • 2.1.5  New: The Edit form shows the real size of each photo expressed in pixels.
  • 2.1.4  New: The Edit form shows the date each photo was created or last modified.
  • 2.1.3  New: The report produced by the Sum up function can be printed on paper.
  • 2.1.2  New: The report produced by the Sum up function can be copied to the clipboard, for further processing.
  • 2.1.1  New: Compatibility with Windows 7.
  • 2.1.0  Improved: The Open file dialog for selecting an image is automatically opened when clicking on any Edit form empty image box making it more convenient for the user.
  • 2.0.9  New: Up to 6 species' names can be included in each record.
  • 2.0.8  Fixed: Technical issue that made it difficult to open the program again after a computer crash or a power outage.
  • 2.0.7  Improved: Minor changes in the Preferences form layout.
  • 2.0.6  Fixed: Minor issue that prevented from cloning records.
  • 2.0.5  New: Up to 5 photographs can be included in each record.
  • 2.0.4  New: Added another search engine, Bing, to look up the species name.
  • 2.0.3  Improved: Handier additional buttons to save data and cancel changes available at the bottom of the Edit form.
  • 2.0.2  Fixed: Two non-critical bugs that in certain circumstances arose an error message when trying to delete or clone a record.
  • 2.0.1  New: The program can generate the next sequential number for a new record by incrementing by one the last number entered.
  • 2.0.0  New: The species database file can also be opened and modified from the Edit form.
  • 1.9.4  New: Set a shortcut key to delete records from the data grid.
  •          New: Menu items to delete a record and to reach quickly the beginning and the end of the file.
  • 1.9.3  Improved: To add a new record there are now a menu item and a shortcut key available, in addition to the button on the tool bar.
  • 1.9.2  Improved: The Country field length enlarged to 12 characters from the former 3.
  • 1.9.1  Fixed: Non-critical bug that seemed to allow incremental search on the Current cost field when it was not possible to do so.
  • 1.9.0  New: Function to perform incremental search in the species database.
  • 1.8.8  New: Added a button to the Edit form for displaying the record's photos one by one cyclically.
  • 1.8.7  Improved: Handier layout in the print report screen, where the user is now allowed to set the lines separation.
  • 1.8.6  Fixed: Non-critical bug that prevented from saving the user configurable option Auto dropdown combo boxes in Edit form.
  • 1.8.5  New: Function to search information about the specimen locality in the Mindat.org database.
  • 1.8.4  New: The appraisal fields can be disabled when the user is not going to use them.
  •          Improved: Some changes in the layout of the Edit form.
  •          Improved: After moving grid columns you can still set the field order.
  • 1.8.3  New: Four new fields to store additional species names if needed.
  • 1.8.2  New: User configuration of length and weight units.
  • 1.8.1  New: Automatic opening of the Edit form at startup, configurable by the user.
  • 1.8.0  New: Three new fields to store the appraisal value, appraisal date and who did it.
  •          Improved: Added two decimal places to the Weight field.
  • 1.7.7  Improved: The expanded photos in the Edit form, when too large, adjust their size so they can be properly shown inside the screen borders.
  • 1.7.6  New: The background and alternate colors of the data grids can be defined by the user.
  • 1.7.5  New: Added another search engine, Handbook of Mineralogy, to look up the species name.
  • 1.7.4  Improved: The function for summing up the Current cost field displays also the maximum and the minimum values.
  • 1.7.3  New: The Gallery displays the image file name and a button for detaching this file from the record.
  • 1.7.2  Fixed: Non-critical issue that sometimes had the main screen maximized state not kept in next sessions.
  • 1.7.1  Fixed: Critical bug that prevented from opening the tables at startup when the indexes were out of date.
  •          Improved: Now the user will be able to recover the data by simply performing a reindex.
  • 1.7.0  New: Quick to set filter for displaying only the marked records.
  • 1.6.9  New: Added another search engine, RRUFF Project, University of Arizona, to look up the species name.
  • 1.6.8  New: Added new field to mark records that will be shown in the grid with red color font.
  • 1.6.7  New: Function to check for program updates on the net.
  • 1.6.6  Fixed: Several non-critical bugs that affected both user definable fields.
  • 1.6.5  New: Added another search engine, Mineral Gallery, to look up the species name.
  • 1.6.4  New: Added Buy price field to store the price really paid (after discount, if any), in any currency.
  • 1.6.3  New: The backup function keeps your data files separated for each day of the month, up to 31 copies.
  •          This means you may restore the copy of today, or the one from yesterday, or the one from the day before yesterday, and so on.
  • 1.6.2  New: The records of specimens that are removed or deaccessioned from the collection are kept in a separate file.
  •          This file allows you to manage them the same way as the regular records.
  • 1.6.1  New: Added two user definable fields that can be free labeled and filled with any content up to 50 characters each.
  •          New: A fourth photograph can be included in every specimen record.
  •          Improved: The Description field capacity enlarged from 60 to 100 characters.
  • 1.5.5  New: Link to the Grup Mineraḷgic Català.
  • 1.5.4  New: A splash screen is shown at startup.
  • 1.5.3  Improved: When pressing left/right arrow the main data grid skips to previous/next record when the focus reaches the most left/right field.
  • 1.5.2  Improved: The Gallery screen remembers its size, position and state (normal or maximized) when the program is opened again.
  • 1.5.1  Improved: The main screen remembers its size, position and state (normal or maximized) when the program is opened again.
  •          New: Screen snap capability.
  • 1.5.0  Improved: The function for summing up the Current cost field displays also the average value and the number of records processed.
  • 1.4.9  Improved: The function for summing up the Current cost field may be run restricted to the records selected by the user, without setting a filter.
  • 1.4.8  Improved: The edit screen assigns a distinctive color to the file name of the picture that is being shown.
  • 1.4.7  Improved: Enabled the use of the mouse wheel for scrolling up and down data grids and dropdown combo boxes.
  • 1.4.6  New: Added species name search with Ask engine.
  • 1.4.5  New: Added species name search with Yahoo! engine.
  • 1.4.4  Improved: The Gallery shows also the specimen description.
  • 1.4.3  New: Added species name look up at the site Dictionary.com.
  • 1.4.2  New: Text autocompletion and associated dropdown combo box in the Country field.
  • 1.4.1  Improved: The Gallery allows the use of the PgUp, PgDn and Control+P keys for more convenience.
  • 1.4.0  New: Gallery screen to facilitate browsing all the pictures in a sequential way.
  • 1.3.5  New: The heading in the Edit form allows to set a gradient color, that can be horizontal or vertical.
  • 1.3.4  New: Added species name look up at the site MineralienAtlas.
  • 1.3.3  Improved: The dropdown combo box to select the search engine is moved from the general Preferences screen to the Edit form.
  •          New: Added species name search with Google engine and look up at the site Wikipedia.org.
  • 1.3.2  New: Added species name look up at the sites Athena and MinMax.
  • 1.3.1  New: Added species name look up at the site Mineralogy Database.
  • 1.3.0  New: Button to open directly this Questions & answers page.
  • 1.2.9  Fixed: Label price field column added to the data grid (forgotten in previous versions).
  • 1.2.8  Improved: The About screen shows several cycling mineral pictures.
  • 1.2.7  New: The Edit form top shows a horizontal band to display optionally the collector's name.
  • 1.2.6  Improved: The text autocompletion feature and associated dropdown combo boxes become optional.
  • 1.2.5  New: Text autocompletion and associated dropdown combo box in the Main species / Specimen title, Locality and Source fields.
  • 1.2.4  New: Direct access to the program home page from inside the program.
  • 1.2.3  Improved: The bubble hints system can be disabled by the user.
  • 1.2.2  Improved: Added two new icons to the shortcut that opens the program.
  •          New: Species name search in the Mindat.org database.
  • 1.2.1  New: Added function to perform a files backup, optionally automatic.
  • 1.2.1  Improved: Independent Preferences screen to centralize the setting of the user's parameters.
  • 1.2.0  New: Entry of species names in uppercase can be forced.
  • 1.1.9  New: Handy 3-month calendar.
  • 1.1.8  New: Screen to show some interesting internet links.
  • 1.1.7  New: The species name database is also included when exporting in MS Excel format.
  • 1.1.6  Improved: The species name database becomes user editable.
  • 1.1.5  New: Text autocompletion and associated dropdown combo box in the Species field.
  • 1.1.4  New: The Original cost and Current cost fields converted to currency type to get them display the local currency symbol.
  • 1.1.3  Improved: Added five icons to the shortcut that opens the program for the user to choose from.
  •          New: Function to export the specimens and inflation databases in MS Excel format.
  • 1.1.2  Improved: Added support to png and gif graphics in addition to jpg.
  • 1.1.1  New: Added license agreement.
  • 1.1.0  New: Handy calculator.
  • 1.0.8  New: Function to search inside the Notes field in both directions.
  • 1.0.7  New: The program is made available in English language too. Formerly it was only in Catalan.
  • 1.0.6  New: The images can be opened either with the Windows viewer or directly with the program.
  • 1.0.5  New: Compatibility with Windows Vista.
  • 1.0.4  New: Record bookmarking.
  •          New: The pictures can be printed along with their number, species name and locality.
  • 1.0.3  Improved: Added several hotkeys and new buttons.
  • 1.0.2  Improved: The data grid columns keep for the next session the last user defined width of each one.
  • 1.0.1  New: The program is posted on the internet for the first time to be shared as freeware (2007-12-22).
  • 0.0.0  New: The development of the program begins as a private tool for cataloging the author's collection (2003-04-20).


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