Coming soon in DataOrganizer 3.0: List View sorting options, a Geolocation Field, and more

DataOrganizer 3.0 is almost finished and will be released soon. The new version comes with sorting options for List View, improved print support, a Geolocation Field, embedded maps in Address and Geolocation fields, and field row resizing.

Main Features

  • Cards can now be sorted in different ways when in List View. Click the “Sort by” button at the top of the cards list, then choose from “Title”, “Date Created”, and “Date Modified”. The “Sort by” button also supports both ascending and descending lists. (Search also has received a “Sort by” button.) Screen Shot 2020-01-03 at 4.19.17 PM.png
  • Print support has been overhauled. There are three print styles: Forms, Table, and Photo Gallery. All cards can now be printed in a library/stack or simply the selected cards.
    Print.png
  • DataOrganizer now has a Geolocation Field. The Bento importer has also been updated to import Locations Fields from Bento databases.Screen Shot 2020-01-03 at 4.40.09 PM.png
  • As shown in the above screenshot, both the Address Field and the new Geolocation Field have a “Show more details” option. When enabled, these fields will display a map in the form. (See Info popover > Show more details.)
  • Rows of fields can now be “drag resized” to a custom height. (I posted a short YouTube video here.)
    Screen Shot 2020-01-03 at 4.30.45 PM.png
Other features (search area)
  • Cards can now be dragged into a stack in the source list directly from the search list.
  • Selected cards in the search list can now be deleted by pressing the delete key.

DataOrganizer 2.0 is now available with new views, improved Bento import

DataOrganizer 2.0 is now available on the Mac App Store. Version 2.0 adds two new views to complement the existing Notes/Mail-esque list view from 1.0: a table view and a gallery view.

ViewButtons

Since the beginning, it has always been a goal that DataOrganizer could act as a spiritual successor to Bento. (Bento is glitchy in macOS Mojave and will not open in Catalina.) When you consider that Bento had a table view since its early days, it seemed only natural that DataOrganizer receive a table view at some point.

DataOrganizer 2.0 takes the plunge and finally adds a table view. The table’s first column shows the card number based on the current sort order. The other columns each represent a field. Just like any other Mac app, the table will sort cards of any field that contains “sortable data” by clicking on the field’s column header.

CroppedFullWindowTableDark@2x

The table view also includes a footer that, when appropriate, can display the count, minimum, maximum, sum, or average of a column. The footer is similar in idea to Bento’s summary rows. (The Bento importer now imports the selected operations in the summary rows when possible.)

Footer

DataOrganizer also adds a gallery view. The gallery displays all of the images in the selected library or stack in a grid. (If a card has more than one image, then all images are displayed in the gallery.) Selecting an image will show the image’s card below the grid.

CroppedFullWindowGalleryDark@2x

Relationship fields can also make use of the both the table and gallery views in addition the classic list view.

RelationshipTable

More information regarding DataOrganizer 2.0 can be found on Bayhoff Software product page. DataOrganizer 2.0 is available for download on the on the Mac App Store.

Coming soon in DataOrganizer 2.0: Table and Photo Gallery views

DataOrganizer 2.0 is almost finished and will be released soon. Version 2.0 adds two new views to complement the existing Notes/Mail-esque list view from 1.0: a table view and a gallery view.

ViewButtons

Since the beginning, it has always been a goal that DataOrganizer could act as a spiritual successor to Bento. (Bento is glitchy in macOS Mojave and will not open in Catalina.) When you consider that Bento had a table view since its early days, it seemed only natural that DataOrganizer receive a table view at some point.

DataOrganizer 2.0 takes the plunge and finally adds a table view. The table’s first column shows the card number based on the current sort order. The other columns each represent a field. Just like any other Mac app, the table will sort cards of any field that contains “sortable data” by clicking on the field’s column header.

CroppedFullWindowTableDark@2x

The table view also includes a footer that, when appropriate, can display the count, minimum, maximum, sum, or average of a column. The footer is similar in idea to Bento’s summary rows. (The Bento importer now imports the selected operations in the summary rows when possible.)

Footer

DataOrganizer also adds a gallery view. The gallery displays all of the images in the selected library or stack in a grid. (If a card has more than one image, then all images are displayed in the gallery.) Selecting an image will show the image’s card below the grid.

CroppedFullWindowGalleryDark@2x

Relationship fields can also make use of the both the table and gallery views.

RelationshipTable

DataOrganizer 2.0 will be available soon. DataOrganizer 1.1 can presently be found on the Mac App Store.

DataOrganizer 1.1 is Now Available

DataOrganizer 1.1 is now available on the Mac App Store. New features include:

  • The field adder can now be toggled be using Command-Slash. (It can also be toggled using View > Show/Hide Field Adder).
  • Items in the recently deleted section can now be permanently erased immediately by selecting an item in the “Recently Deleted” section of the source list and pressing the delete key. (A contextual menu item is also available.) Cards can also be permanently erased if the selected item in the source list is in the “Recently Deleted” section. DataOrganizer will first present an alert before erasing items.
    DeleteForever

Other changes include:

  • In prior versions, DataOrganizer would crash if a library was selected in the source list and the library did not contain a field. (It has zero fields.) This issue has been resolved.
  • Fixed an issue in the cards list where the card’s name and preview text would not be displayed correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the form area would not select the title when it should.
  • Fixed another issue where a library’s disclosure triangle status (expanded/collapsed) was not preserved between sessions.

 

DataOrganizer 1.0 is Now Available on the Mac App Store

DataOrganizer 1.0 has been released to the world and is now available on the Mac App Store.

DataOrganizer is a personal database for macOS. While professional database software may be expensive and complex, DataOrganizer aims not only to be affordable and easy to use, but perhaps even fun.

DataOrganizer imports Bento 4 databases. Because the last version of Bento is a 32-bit app, it will not function in future versions of macOS. With that in mind, DataOrganizer imports Bento’s raw database file, ensuring that importing will continue to work even after system support for Bento has been removed. (Note: Encrypted, calculation, and location fields are not presently supported.)

DataOrganizer also imports data from BayCard stacks (DataOrganizer’s predecessor), as well as data from Comma Separated Values (CSV) and Tab Separated Values (TSV) files.

More information regarding DataOrganizer can be found on bayhoff.com and the DataOrganizer page on the Mac App Store.

DataOrganizer 1.0 Beta 17 Now Available

The 17th beta of DataOrganizer is now available. You can download the beta here.

Like the prior two versions, this beta will expire on May 1.

This will be the final beta. Information regarding the final Mac App Store version of DataOrganizer 1.0 will posted soon.

Release notes:

Fixed several issues with the Relationship field.

Major internal changes were made that should not be noticeable but were needed to set the stage for future versions.

DataOrganizer is now built using Swift 5.

DataOrganizer 1.0 Beta 16 Now Available

The 16th beta of DataOrganizer is now available. You can download the beta here.

Although beta 15 was supposed to be the last beta, the below fix was important enough that I wanted to release another version.

Like the prior version, this beta will expire on May 1.

Release notes:

Fixed an issue where DataOrganizer would sometimes crash if a new field was dragged into the form while another field in the form was editing text (blinking cursor).