Well, I told you WebIS moves fast in my review last week. Pocket Informant version 1.52 had already been submitted to the App Store by the time I finished, and it hit the App Store this afternoon. Here is a list of notable features included in this update: 1. New Appearance Settings for Today, Overdue, […]
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Pocket Informant 1.52 hits the App Store

Well, I told you WebIS moves fast in my review last week. Pocket Informant version 1.52 had already been submitted to the App Store by the time I finished, and it hit the App Store this afternoon. Here is a list of notable features included in this update:

1. New Appearance Settings for Today, Overdue, and Priority Colors.
2. Added ability to tap/hold any location in Map to set a location.
3. Improved iOS4 features such as Context Location Notifications, Local Alarms.
4. Improved reliability throughout.
5. Improved sync reliability.
6. Continued support of iOS 3.13

This is more of a bug fix update than anything else, but the 2 main feature additions are welcomed. The new Appearance menu takes settings that had been scattered through the General, Today, Calendar, and Task menus and puts them in one place. This helps in cutting down on menu clutter, which is always good.

WebIS also included the ability to adjust all of the color settings for different conditions and priorities of Events and Tasks from within the new Appearance menu.

For those of us who remember PI from Windows Mobile, this addition just inches us ever closer to parity with the incredible array of features that made their way into the original version of the app. Pocket Informant for iPhone is already the most customizable PIM app in the App Store, so now there is just more to love.

The other notable addition is the ability to tap and hold to set a Context Location in the Map interface.

I actually had a slight issue with this during my testing of this feature in 1.51. I didn’t mention it, as it is fairly minor and because the issue is actually on Google’s end. For some reason, Google Maps no logger recognizes my home address. It used to work, but for some reason, it now points to a similar address a street away from my house. When I tried to set up my house for my Home context for Context Location Notifications, I just couldn’t get it to work. If I had been at home, I could have used the Current Location feature to set it up, but I was out of town at the time, so that wasn’t an option. I finally just got as close as I could and gave up. Now I can set up locations anywhere I want, from anywhere. It is really nice to see WebIS go the extra mile here to get past some limitations with Google’s service and polish this new feature.

For you Pocket Informant HD users out there, you will be glad to know that there is an update for you, as well. It includes many bug fixes for the iPad’s first version that was recently released.

By the way, did I mention that WebIS is fast? From my conversations with Alex Kac last week, Version 1.6, which includes Native Calendar support is right around the corner.

You can find WebIS’ Pocket Informant in the App Store here.

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