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March 26th, 2012:

  1. BulletVersion 3.3 Released


  1. Warning: Longer Upgrade Time

  2. Updated Look

  3. Added Vendors subtab to Sales

  4. Added Paid in Full checkbox to Sales

  5. Added Receipt Acknowledgement date field to a Submission

  6. Home Page Highlighting Enhanced

  7. Enhanced Source subtab for a Story

  8. Streamlined Rights Management on a Story

  9. Updated Calendar Events Popup

  10. Custom Label Pre-defines added

  11. Updated 360Works ScriptMaster Plugin

  12. Bug Fixes


  13. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


February 7th, 2012:

  1. BulletVersion 3.2 Released


  1. Home page Sorts and Filters

  2. Home page Highlighting of Published Stories

  3. Login with Password on Application Startup

  4. Exit Application button in the Control Panel

  5. Label on the “Filter” checkbox on the Story tab is customizable

  6. Home Label is customizable
    An option is provided under the Control Panel tab, and the Custom Labels subtab, to modify the label used for “Home”.

  7. Bug Fixes


  8. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


January 15th, 2012:

  1. BulletVersion 3.1 Released


  1. Lock Publisher Records on Spreadsheet Import/Export

  2. Bug Fixes


  3. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


December 29th, 2011:

  1. BulletVersion 3.0 Released


  1. User Interface Updates

  2. Alert Fields Added for Label and Color

  3. Import Publishers from Spreadsheet File

  4. Import Alerts from Spreadsheet File

  5. Improved FileMaker Go Support

  6. Miscellaneous

  7. Bug Fixes


  8. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


November 12th, 2011:

  1. BulletVersion 2.6 Released


  1. Ignore Formatting of key fields

  2. Backup on Nth Quit

  3. Unique Names Validation Check for Story and Publisher

  4. Bug Fixes


  5. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


October 17th, 2011:

  1. BulletVersion 2.5 Released


  1. Tab Cues

  2. Import Stories derived from Files

  3. File Dialogs for import, export, and restore from backup

  4. New fields for the Publisher tab: About, 2 phone numbers

  5. Support for Growl 1.3 on the Macintosh

  6. Bug Fixes


  7. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


September 10th, 2011:

  1. BulletBug found and fixed in the PC upgrade. No other changes made. If you already upgraded and manually copied over the file, “TheWritersScribe_BackupCopy.fp7” and imported it, then you will not need to download and use this version. It does not affect anything else.


September 3rd, 2011:

  1. BulletVersion 2.4 Released


  1. View Publisher Address with Google Maps

  2. Agent field added to a Publisher Record

  3. Subtabs display Counts when applicable

  4. Home Tab supports a Published Filter

  5. Compose Query automatically saves a copy of the query as a Doc

  6. Bug Fixes


  7. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


July 23rd, 2011:

  1. BulletNo issues found or reported in using the application with the new release of the Lion OS for the Macintosh.


July 4th, 2011:

  1. BulletVersion 2.3 Released - New: the ability to post to your Facebook page or Tweet about a submission. The UI has been improved, and you can now Pack & Send markets to your friends, allowing them to import them into the application while ignoring duplicate entries. On the Macintosh, it can now read your story aloud for proofing your work.


June 1st, 2011:

  1. BulletVersion 2.2 Released - this is BIG! The Writer’s Scribe is now easier to setup, easier to load with a spreadsheet export/import for Stories and Publishers, and most important, you can generate queries using mail-merge like templates, taking the drudgery out of sending out new submissions.


  1. The new capability also allows you to attach a document (a manuscript that is RTF, DOC, DOCX, or any format), directly to the email generated by the application. This is extremely convenient and delivers on the time savings you want from the program.


  2. Full details on the new features are covered in the application README file, included with the installation. The manual has also been updated to cover all the new features.


May 11th, 2011:

  1. BulletWindows Desktop Shortcut Bug - after installation, the desktop shortcut for opening the application may not work. Please go to the Start menu and open the application from the menu. This will be fixed with the next release of the product. You may manually define a shortcut to place on your desktop. FIXED.


April 30th, 2011:

  1. BulletTaking feature requests - send enhancement requests to support@thewritersscribe.com . We are looking for key features that benefit all users whenever possible. We want to keep it simple, and not detract from the existing streamlined user experience. We want features that say: “I have to use this product because it makes my life so much easier with this feature.”  Thank you.


January 9th, 2011:

  1. BulletVersion 2.1 released - changes include:

  2. Fixed potential data loss bugs if user attempts to save blank Submission or Expense records. See the README file for full details.  Added Work-in-Progress checkbox to Stories, other minor bug fixes.


November 17th, 2010:

  1. BulletListed on the Top4 download website:


November 17th, 2010:

  1. BulletAccepted by the Soft-Go.com rating site for a 5 star rating:


November 8th, 2010:

  1. BulletVersion 2.0 released - changes include:

  2. Calendar view for the Home page. View Alerts, Submissions, Sales, and Expenses on a calendar grid. All entries are hyperlinked, color-coded, and are always up to date.

  3. Documents management. Load files and link them to multiple items, allowing you to view, save, or email files. This may include query letters, manuscripts, artwork, receipts, or any other file that you need to keep with your work.

  4. Improved user interface to improve consistency and ease of use throughout the application. Also adapted for better viewing and use with iPads or iPhones.

  5. Minor bug fixes.


October 9th, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision P released - changes include:

  2. Support for importing a Sonar3 © Copyright Spacejock Software Project file via the Upgrade / Import screen.

  3. Added import record counts to the Success dialogs for upgrades / imports.

  4. Minor bug fixes.


October 3rd, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision O released - changes include:

  2. Updated support for FileMaker Go (FMG) to make use of all FMG 1.1 features. This includes:

  3. All container fields now support View, Email, and Save. The user interface (UI) presentation for these functions is aligned with the Mac, PC, and Mobile platforms. View no longer requires the synchronization of files generated from the container fields on the Mac or PC.

  4. Ability to add photos on the iPhone directly to a container field.

  5. Ability to Import Upgrade on the mobile platform.

  6. File names for container fields are now shown in full size next to the field.

  7. Fixed the display of the version number bug on the Control Panel page after performing a Check for Update.

  8. Added Edit Rights button to the Stories tab, Rights subtab, to make it more convenient to edit the list of available rights.

  9. Added a Create Sale button to the Submission tab. Once a submission has been accepted, this button is enabled to make it easier to create a corresponding Sales record.

  10. Made Submission Results more flexible, allowing the user to designate the names and colors for all submission results. For example, you may use the term “Pass” instead of rejected with a color of Yellow and it will be correctly reflected in the Scorecards on the Home tab, the Stories tab, and the Publishers tab, along with all of the corresponding reports. Also, multiple submission results may be defined for each of the 3 colors.


September 11th, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision N released - changes include:

  2. Additional updates for use with FileMaker Go on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

  3. Tested with iPhone 4 and iPod Touch with iOS 4, and the iPad with iOS 3.2.

  4. Added ability to selectively export all container fields, or fields that can hold binary files, to files in the file system. This allows the files to be copied over to a mobile device: the iPhone, the iPod Touch, or iPad, so they may be viewed using the preview function by clicking on the View buttons in The Writer’s Scribe application.

  5. Added the ability to track Rights on a Story and associate individual rights with a particular Sale. Rights may be entered under categories. Rights associated with a Sale may also have an expiration date defined.
    A Sales report has been added to display all rights defined for each Story. The new feature is shown under a Rights subtab on the Story screen and the Sales screen.

  6. Added a field to the Sales tab to hold a Contract in a container field, allowing the user to store the original document with the Sale.

  7. Fixed a critical bug that caused a problem with generating record IDs after the application was cleared of all demo data.

  8. Fixed a bug where the count of Active Alerts displayed on the Alert tab at the top of the screen was not updated if alert was updated on the Details Home screen.

  9. Fixed a bug on the Alerts count where it did not count Active alerts that were due “today”.

  10. Improved the performance of the Active Alerts count.

  11. Updated all supporting table screens to use banded highlighting to make them easier to read.


August 1st, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision M released - changes include:

  2. Updated for use with FileMaker Go on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

  3. Currently tested with iPhone 4 and iOS 4. As of Aug 3, also tested with iPod Touch with iOS4 and iPad. The application all works!

  4. Revised all screens to dynamically resize based on device and screen size.

  5. Adapted buttons for convenient use on mobile devices.

  6. Fixed bug that startup will go to a standard window and not a popup window if a popup window was the last window open when you quit the application.

  7. Placed popup close “X” in top left for convenient use on mobile devices.

  8. Removed extraneous dialogs for Check for Duplicates and Fix Next Serial Number IDs utilities.

  9. Fixed import of Market Research table to correctly import descriptions and other information.

  10. Fixed error on checks for multiple submissions when new record allows multiple simultaneous submissions but the publisher previously submitted to does not.

  11. Fixed bug on list of Alerts on the Submissions tab to correctly show the Alert type.

  12. Made the Log file entries read-only and made the listing more compact.

  13. Added a filter to the log to show either All log entries or only those with errors.

  14. Changed Check for Update optional and then switched the check to happen once a month.

  15. Fixed issue with Virus Checking software misidentifying the PC version as being malware.

  16. Color coded Alert completed checkboxes to make them easier to read.

  17. Color coded all other checkboxes to make them easier to read at a glance.

  18. Conditionally disabled all buttons that have functions incompatible with the particular platform, in particular, functions not available on the mobile devices.


July 11th, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision L released - changes include:

  2. Alert types - categorize the alert by Deadline, Follow-up, Submit after, or other custom values. A new report for grouping an Alert listing by Alert Type.

  3. Market Research - bookmarks for commonly used sites to find new markets.

  4. Additional fields to capture your pseudonym on a Story, and the address and payscale for a Publisher.

  5. Default offsets for Alerts by Publisher.

  6. Add event to iCal for Alerts on the Macintosh with a button click, or automatically upon creating alerts.

  7. Moved buttons to upper right corner of the screen for convenient use on Netbook computers with small displays.


June 7, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision K released - changes include:

  2. Updated graphics styling.

  3. Streamlined upgrade process, particularly for all future upgrades.

  4. Improved handling of all files loaded into container fields with one-click View, Save, and attach to an Email.

  5. Log file support.

  6. Filter buttons for Submissions.

  7. Submissions Pending Report.

  8. Additional pre-defined custom label settings.

  9. Utilities to address Next Serial Number IDs and detect any Duplicate IDs.


April 24, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision J released - changes include:

  2. Added minimize/maximize to the Home tab to provide a more succinct summary of the Submissions.

  3. Changed Insert File buttons to Insert and Save & Open buttons to Save.

  4. Added a View button so files and other media can be displayed in their original applications with a single click (Assuming default document types on the PC).

  5. Dimmed all buttons that cannot function until data is entered.

  6. Added ability to upgrade to a successive revision and retain ALL customizations, including edits to values for: Submission Results, Sales Types, along with Expenses Categories and Mileage Rates.

  7. Fixed default installation location for Windows so Vista and Windows 7 are not permanently locked into a Read-Only mode.


April 18, 2010:

  1. BulletUploaded the last of 16 tutorials for the application to YouTube. See the Video Tutorials page.


April 4, 2010:

  1. BulletUploaded the first tutorial for the application to YouTube: The Writer’s Scribe - Using the Home Tab


Mar 25, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision i released - changes include:

  2. Added an Analyze subtab to the Stories tab. This function takes your source work and generates keywords and a concordance listing that ranks words by frequency of use.

  3. Fixed bug with using the same bind key on both the PC and the Mac

  4. Aligned directory structure on the PC to correspond with the Mac and fully separate out the directories for each revision.


Mar 18, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision h released - changes include:

  2. Added a filter to the Alerts tab to allow one-click viewing of all Alerts not completed.

  3. Added a dialog to the Home Tab and Submissions Tab so that when you change a Submission to either Rejected or Pending, you are asked if you want to mark all Alerts associated with that Submission as being completed.

  4. Added Format field to the Stories Tab so you can categorize your stories. This dropdown list is also editable.

  5. Added a Stories Listing report that groups stories by Format.

  6. Added a Notes sub-tab to the Stories tab for miscellaneous notes.

  7. Fixed bug on hiding trunked stories on the Home tab.

  8. Fixed bug to update the version number after doing an Upgrade Import.


Mar 8, 2010:

  1. BulletRevision g released - changes include:

  2. Additional support for custom strings

  3. New three step resubmission process

  4. Flexible customization of genres and attachment listings.


Feb 17, 2010:

  1. BulletSoftpedia - featured for download on the Softpedia Download site for the PC.

  2. BulletTorrents Downloads - featured for download on Torrents Download site for the PC.

  3. BulletZDNet Australia - featured for download on Downloads for the PC.

  4. BulletZDNet Asia - featured for download on Downloads for the Macintosh.

  5. BulletTechRepublic - features for download on Downloads for the Macintosh.


Feb 15, 2010:

  1. BulletCNET - featured for download on CNET Downloads for the PC.


Feb 14, 2010:

  1. BulletRobin Mizell unLtd.- Treated and Released blog - article


Feb 11, 2010:

  1. BulletZDNet - featured for download on the ZD Net Downloads site for the Macintosh.


Feb 10, 2010:

  1. BulletCNET - featured for download on the CNET Downloads site for the Macintosh.

  2. BulletiPhone Square - announcement of software on iPhone Square for the Macintosh.

  3. BulletVersion Tracker - featured for download on Version Tracker site for Macintosh.


Feb 7, 2010:

  1. BulletMacDirectory - featured for download on the MacDirectory Download site for the Macintosh.


Feb 5, 2010:

  1. BulletSoftpedia - featured for download on the Softpedia Download site for the Macintosh.


Feb 4, 2010:

  1. BulletApple Downloads - featured on the Apple Download site.


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