Todo.txt for Chrome – UI tweaks: Smaller header bar, wider search

Compact header bar

Increased space for the task list by making the header bar more compact.

Signed in user name and the log out link – both infrequently used – are now available in the sidebar instead of at top of the app. The syncing indicator (#2 in the screenshot below) now appears in the footer when active.

1 - Name of filter, if current filter text is in saved filters, 2 - Sync indicator moved out of the way
1 – Name of filter, if current filter text is in saved filters, 2 – Sync indicator moved out of the way

The filter field is now wider, and a consumes all available free space in the header. This allows for longer filters to be fully available.

If the current filter text is saved in the sidebar, the name of the filter appears before the filter text (#1 above).

Finally, traversing the task list with keyboard up/down now also focuses on the filter search. Pressing down key when on the last task, or up key from the first task goes to filter input. Pressing down in the filter moves focus to the first task, pressing up focuses the last task.

Other updates

  1. Dates entered in the due date and completion date fields are verified before accepting. A warning message is shown if the date is invalid.
  2. Bug fix: Completion date field was not shown at times when editing a completed task

That’s all for now.

As usual, please share any bugs, or new feature suggestions that you come across.

Cheers!

ver. 2018.1224.8.9.8

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Clutter Free – Dark mode in tab search (Supporters only)

If you are like me – dark theme system wide, and brightness and contrast turned low – then you may like this update.

A dark theme is now available in the tab search window. It applies consistently across all three tabs – search, duplicates and actions. The theme may be chosen on the options page, or quickly switched from the actions tab.

The dark theme is only available to supporters.

Other updates

  1. The direct switch indicator marks links that are already open in another tab. The indicator icon now takes a slightly darker shade on lighter pages, and a lighter shade on pages with dark backgrounds.
  2. Links in the footer – feedback, other apps, update notes – are gently highlighted when hovered.
  3. Bug fix – ‘Ignore hash’ setting had stopped working after the last update
  4. Potential bug fix – Updated some code to ensure multiple tab search windows do not open

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

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AcceleReader for Pocket – Support for Pocket Beta

Added support for the new Pocket beta URLs

Some of AcceleReader’s functionality had stopped working for users of Pocket’s Beta app. Pocket switched the beta URLs from https://getpocket.com/beta/ to https://app.getpocket.com/ leading to the extension not discovering the pages, and not working on them.

Thanks to Federico Cimorelli for reporting this change.

This update restores most of the functions for Pocket Beta users:

  1. ‘Read something’ works again
  2. Coloured time tags and total article count are visible on the Pocket website
  3. Article filtering is back, though it doesn’t work well at the moment
    • Pocket Beta only shows 12 articles at a time, so only they are filtered, reducing the number of visible articles

New permissions & updating the extension

As Pocket beta works on a new URL, the extension requires additional permission to access that URL. So Chrome will disable the extension when you upgrade, till AcceleReader is allowed to access the new Beta URL as well.

Also, you may need to open your Pocket list once – ‘https://app.getpocket.com‘ – before the extension registers that you are using the beta version, and starts serving you pages on the beta URL.

There are also some other minor updates to the filtering tags in the side bar, and the filtering popup.

Please share any feedback or issues using the feedback form available here.

That’s all, folks!

ver. 1.38.3
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Clutter Free – List duplicate tabs, and duplicate indicator

Duplicate tabs indicator

A small red dot appears on the Clutter Free button when there are duplicate tabs open1.


The dot indicates that there are two extra menu options available in the popup, and in the context menu (right-clicking) of the Clutter Free button.

Duplicate tabs list

List of duplicate tabs open

The duplicate tabs list is currently only available to supporters. It will be available to all users from mid-January 2019.

See a list of duplicate tabs when the red duplicate indicator dot is on. This list may be opened from the duplicate tabs notification, Clutter Free button context menu, or the Clutter Free popup actions.

We may close individual tabs from the list by clicking the ‘ב button, or we may close all duplicates using the ‘Close all duplicate tabs‘ action on top. Hovering on the ‘Close all duplicate tabs’ action highlights the tabs that will be closed. Original tabs are marked with a tab layer icon on the left. Pinned tabs are also identified with a pin.

Keyboard actions available in the duplicate tabs list:

  • Up‘/’Down‘: Select previous/next tab in the list
  • Enter‘: Focus selected tab in the browser
  • Delete‘: Close selected tab
  • Esc‘: Clear selection
  • F1‘/’?‘: Show available keyboard shortcuts

Other updates

  • When more than one on-page context menus are available, they are grouped under a ‘Clutter Free’ menu – parent menu text shortened to just the extension name
  • Removed donation links from the extension
  • Removed some bugs

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

Do you like Clutter Free? Show its value by joining to become a supporter.

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Support Clutter Free – Join to support continued development

Do you like Clutter Free? Show its value by joining to become a supporter.

Becoming a supporter helps fund continued maintenance and development of the extension. It also helps me determine if there is a genuine value being delivered by Clutter Free, and direct focus on requests from supporting users.

There are three levels of supporter memberships available:

    1. Supporter ($1.49 / £0.99 / €0.99 – a month)
    2. Promoter ($2.99 / £2.99 / €2.99 – a month)
    3. Patron ($7.99 / £5.99 / €6.99 – a month)

Please pick a supporter level that reflects both your ability to pay, and how useful you find Clutter Free.

There are no supporter-only features at the moment. However, some of the upcoming features will launch as supporter-first or supporter only.

All supporter features will be available across all supporter levels – no discrimination based on ability to support. All current features (end of November 2018) will always remain free and available to all users.

Some upcoming features:

  1. Duplicate tab lists – See all open duplicate tabs in a popup window (Update: now available)
    • Choose which duplicates to close, or
    • Let Clutter Free close all duplicates
  2. Duplicate indicator – extension icon shows a red dot when duplicate tabs are present (disabled state)
  3. Disappear – clean up forgotten tabs

Most of these will launch for supporters first, and may later be rolled out to all users.

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

That’s all, folks!

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Clutter Free – In-tab notifications, better notification controls, and reopen duplicate tab

Notifications upgrades

New notification style

The new notification style shows notifications inside the browser. They appear in the bottom right of the webpages, and make access to notification actions easily available.

Some other features:

  • Notifications auto-dismiss after a short delay,
    • Informational notifications (e.g. URL whitelisted) disappear quickly — 15/30s
    • Actionable notifications (e.g. Duplicate closed in background) stay longer — 60s
  • Notifications don’t clutter the desktop notification center, nor trigger the notification sound, and
  • Notifications have pertinent action buttons directly accessible across all OSes.

All notifications may be dismissed directly by using the staggered lines (☰) icon on top left of the notifications.

Notification settings are directly accessible from the gear icon (⚙) on top right of the notifications

Notification settings

Notification settings have been updated to provide finer control over notifications.

Screenshot 2018-11-22 at 13.01.25
Updated notification settings

Define notification style to use for each kind of notification – the new ClutterFree style, or the default Chrome notifications. Individual notifications may also be switched off individually.

Theme for the ClutterFree notifications – dark or light – may also be switched from settings.

New: Notify when a duplicate tab, to be opened in the background is prevented.

When a new duplicate tab is opened in the background – by using ‘Open in new tab’ action or Ctrl/Cmd-click – ClutterFree will close the tab and notify on the screen.

The two actions on this notification allow to switch to the previously open tab, or force open the duplicate (for when you really want a duplicate).

This notification is only available as an in-browser notification.

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autoConvert Premium – Become a supporter

Premium supporter membership is now available in autoConvert Select.

Becoming a supporter helps fund continued maintenance and development of the extension. It also helps me determine if there is a genuine value being delivered by autoConvert, and direct focus on requests from supporting users.

There are three levels of supporter memberships available:

    1. Supporter ($0.99 / £0.79 / €0.89 / ₹ 60 – a month)
    2. Promoter ($4.99 / £3.49 / €3.99 / ₹ 299 – a month)
    3. Patron ($14.99 / £9.99 / €10.99 / ₹ 914 – a month)

Please pick a supporter level that reflects both your ability to pay, and how useful you find autoConvert.

Features exclusive for premium supporters:

  1. Currency conversion,
    • Currency rates are also fetched 4x more frequently for premium supporters than trial users
  2. Custom target time zones (coming later), and
  3. Alternate target currency and time zones in extension window

All premium features are available to all premium supporters, irrespective of premium level chosen.

Features available to all users:

  1. Measurement unit conversion, and
  2. Time zone conversion to detected current time zone,
  3. Unlimited unit and time zone conversion from extension window

Free Trial

A free 5-day guest trial enables all premium features. The guest trial period starts when currency conversion is first enabled1.

A 30-day free trial period starts the first time you sign up for a premium supporter membership. This enables all premium features, including more frequent currency rates fetch. First payment is only charged at the end of this 30-day free trial period2.

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autoConvert Select – Reading common currency symbols based on website domain

Some of the common currency symbols are used by more than one currency. The most common example is the dollar sign ($) – used by US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, and more.

autoConvert will convert values with these common currency symbols based on domain of the website where the value is selected. Domain matching is only used for currency symbols, and not for the three character currency codes.

An example:

AUD 20‘ will always be read as Australian Dollars irrespective of the website,
$ 20‘ will only be read as Australian Dollars on websites ending in ‘.au‘. Elsewhere it will be read as US Dollars.

The currency symbols covered by domain-matching are:

  1. $
    • US Dollar (default)
    • Canadian Dollar (.ca)
    • Australian Dollar (.au)
    • New Zealand Dollar (.nz)
    • Colombian Peso (.co)
    • Argentinian Peso (.ar)
    • Chilean Peso (.cl)
    • Dominican Peso (.do)
    • Jamaican Dollar (.jm)
    • Brazilian Real (.br)
  2. £
    • British Pound (default)
    • Egyptian Pound (.eg)
  3. ¥
    • Japanese Yen (default)
    • Chinese Renminbi Yuan (.cn)
  4. kr
    • Swedish Krona (default)
    • Norwegian Krone (.no)
    • Danish Krone (.dk, .fo)
    • Icelandic Krone (.is)
  5. Rs
    • Sri Lankan Rupee (default)
    • Pakistani Rupee (.pk)

The top-level-domain (TLD) next to each currency above indicates which websites will use that currency for the relevant symbol. When the domain does not match that TLD, the default currency will be used.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

v. 2018.1018.0.20

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autoConvert Select – currency conversion free trial, and more

Switching currency to USD
Switching currency to USD

A free trial of Currency conversion is now available to all users

Currency conversion is a premium feature, but is now available as a free trial to all users. It shall stay free for at least 30 days for everyone.

One-time conversion to other currency or time-zone

autoConvert converts currencies to your default currency (you may change this on the options page), and time to your local time zone (from browser).

For those times when you may want to convert to another currency, there are now two extra buttons available in the popup:

Use them to change currency, or time zone, for the current conversion.

The currency and time zone specified here is only used for the current conversion in the popup. When the popup is closed and opened again, it goes back to converting to the default currency, and the home time zone. Conversion by selection on a web page always uses the default currency and home time zone.

This is a premium feature, but is available to all users during the free trial.

Conversions appear in original order

Conversions appear in original order – both on web pages, and in the popup.

Earlier, they were ordered as time conversions, followed by currency conversions, followed by unit conversions. This forced sort order has now been removed.

Irrespective of the type of conversion – time, currency or unit – they will appear in the same order as in the text selected/typed.

Other minor updates

  • tbs‘ is now parsed as ‘tablespoons
  • Removed permission for reading clipboard contents
  • Minor bug fixes

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

v. 2018.1017.0.18

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AcceleReader for Pocket – Article filtering bug resolved

Fixed: Total reading time and article filtering options not appearing

The issue appears to have been occuring when Pocket took a bit longer to load the article list. This has now been fixed. I have tested it on multiple operating systems, and different connection speeds, and it appears to be working correctly.

There are also some other minor updates to the way tags are added to newly added articles, and the extension popup.

Please share any feedback or bugs you may encounter using the feedback form available here.

That’s all, folks!

ver. 2018.1015.1.36
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