Tagalot Contacts version 3.3
(Released April 2016)
3. Setting – Initial View
4. Settings – Data Storage (Data Manager in previous version)
5. Short Form Entry Changes
6. Persons List Navigation
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The ‘More’ (three lines icon) menu now has a Settings option – select this to access the data storage and initial view settings. This has replaced the Data Manager function, which is now included in the Settings view. If the Initial View is set as described below, then the first line of the ‘More’ menu will be an option to re-display the view.
3) SETTING – INITIAL VIEW
There is now an option to display your favourite or frequently used contacts on a start-up screen for quick access to the Contact Hub for each contact.
To use this feature, drag & drop your favourite and frequently used contacts, including persons, organisations and tags, in to a collection group. Put the name of the collection group in the Setting – Initial View entry. The entry is case-sensitive and must match the name of the collection group exactly; so keep it simple, such as “Start”.
Not essential, but images added to the contacts (persons and organisations) in the start-up group make it easier to identify them.
On start up the members of the collection group will be displayed – tap any entry to open the contact’s hub view.
Scroll up/down to view all members of the group. Swipe left or right to dismiss the view and access the groups and persons lists.
The start-up view can be redisplayed any time. After defining the collection’s name in Settings there will be a top-row option on the ‘More’ menu to re-display the group.
4) SETTINGS – DATA STORAGE (Data Manager in previous version)
Enable iCloud or enable device (iPad/iPhone) storage. Please see the Tagalot Contacts guide pdf for a detailed description on the use of iCloud storage.
When enabling the iCloud storage for the first time an empty database is created. Previously the ‘Enable’ option automatically loaded your device database; this is now a separate option.
Use the iCloud option 1 to load initial entries from the device’s Tagalot database.
The iCloud options now include:
1 – Copy device store to iCloud. Copies the Tagalot database on the device to the iCloud database. Use this option when an initial load to iCloud is required.
2 – Copy iCloud store to the device store. The Tagalot iCloud database will be copied to and REPLACE the database on the device. Use this option to maintain a copy or backup of the iCloud data on a device, e.g., to reload your Tagalot database when changing or resetting your iCloud account.
3 – Refresh from iCloud. Use this option if the data synchronization appears to be not working correctly.
5) SHORT FORM ENTRY CHANGES
The Short Form Entry view enables entry of a person, or person, organisation and tag from a single view. Address details may also be entered, for a person or organisation.
The context buttons are now at the top of the view for the four types of entry, namely person only, person + family, person + social organisation, person + business.
The person must be a new entry, but the family (formal name) or organisation entry can be new or an existing entry.
When an email address is entered in the organisation tag section and a web address for the organisation is present, the second part of the organisation’s web address is added automatically when the ‘@‘ is typed. The entry can be edited if the email address is different.
6) PERSONS LIST NAVIGATION
Navigation from a person row in the Persons List has been made easier with two buttons on each row, one to display all the tags for a person and a second to access the person & address list.
Also a reminder that the Person Edit view can be accessed directly by a “tap, hold (until label appears), release” action on a person or tag row. An organisation edit view can be accessed in a similar way from an organisation list.
Please see the online guides or download a copy for more details on these and any other features of Tagalot Contacts.
Any feedback is always welcome, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PD Systems Ltd
29th March, 2016