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.

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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 common currency symbols are used by more than one currency. The dollar sign ($) is the most common example – used by the 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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AcceleReader for Instapaper – Instaread update & more

Instaread available from extension button

Instaread is now also available by right-clicking on the extension button in the toolbar.

Use Instaread when you want to read a page immediately, but in the clean, clutter-free interface of Instapaper. AcceleReader will save the page to your Instapaper account, and open the saved page in Instapaper in a new tab.

Other updates

This update has a lot of code changes behind the scene. Most of it is related to performance improvements, error handling, and some bug fixes. I have tested the update, but there is still a chance things might break.

Some of the bug fixes:

  • Performing offline actions – like, mark read, delete – in the extension popup now updates local view immediately.
  • Better handling of some Instapaper errors means list count is always in sync.
  • Extension popup is disabled when not logged in.

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

That’s all, folks!

ver: 2018.1013.4.15

P.S.: The Firefox version is still uploading, so may be a bit before it becomes available.

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AcceleReader for Instapaper – ‘Instaread’

Instaread – save a page, and open the saved page for reading instantly

Use Instaread when you want to read a page immediately, but in the clean, clutter-free interface of Instapaper. AcceleReader will save the page to your Instapaper account, and open the saved page in Instapaper in a new tab.

There are two ways of using Instaread:

  1. From the right-click menu.
    Right-click on any page or a link on a page and select ‘Save and read in Instapaper’.
  2. Using a keyboard shortcut.
    Set up a keyboard shortcut to save the current page and open the saved page in a new tab in Instapaper.

You may enable Instaread on the options page.

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

That’s all, folks!

ver: 2018.1004.4.13

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Todo.txt for Chrome – UI tweaks & code upgrade

Third big update in a row. This means, as usual, things might break. So, please share any issues you discover.

Most of the changes in this update are in the background code – not directly visible in the interface.

The few interface tweaks are:

  1. New keyboard shortcut: Edit selected filter from the sidebar by pressing ‘e‘.
  2. Only new/changed tasks are updated in the task list.
  3. Introduced some motion:
    • Side bar slides in and out, instead of just appearing and disappearing
    • The updated/filtered tasks in task list slide in and out.
    • While navigating the task list, the higlight fades in and out.
  4. Bug fix: When filter list was collapsed in the sidebar, bottom buttons in the sidebar became inaccessible using keyboard. Fixed.

That’s all for now.

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

Cheers!

ver. 2018.1003.8.2

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Todo.txt for Chrome – Keyboard shortcuts to switch theme & highlight colour

Changing task priority: p + a..z
Changing task priority: p + a..z

New: More keyboard shortcuts

Continuing with yesterday’s updates, here are the promised keyboard shortcuts:

  • Switch theme: ‘v‘ followed by ‘d‘ark or ‘l‘ight
  • Switching highlight colours: ‘h‘ followed by
    • g‘ for grey,
    • b‘ for Rebecca purple,
    • v‘ for green,
    • y‘ for yellow, or
    • o‘ for orange

A list of these, and all other keyboard shortcuts is available here.

Helper for multi-key keyboard shortcuts

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Added helper modals to assist with multi-key keyboard shortcuts – changing task priority (‘p‘ + ‘a..z‘), switching theme (‘v‘ + ‘d/l‘), and switching highlight colours (‘h‘ + ‘g/b/v/y/o‘).

When the the first key is pressed, a small window appears in the bottom right with hints about next key options available.

This also helps prevent unknowingly changing priority by indicating priority changing mode is on.

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

Cheers!

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Todo.txt for Chrome – New dark theme

Todo.txt for Chrome - dark theme with green highlight
Todo.txt for Chrome – dark theme with green highlight

New: A dark theme (trial)

A theme for the coming dark winter months (except for the lucky ones down under). It works with all the in-built highlight colours, and on all app screens. Switch between the themes from the options page. I will soon also provide a keyboard shortcut for switching themes.

(A few more screen shots are shared near the bottom of this post)

Note: The dark theme is available to everyone at the moment. However, I plan to turn the dark theme, and some new planned features, into paid upgrades.
All the functionality already in the app will stay free, including any core updates added in the future.

Other updates

  • Tweaked the appearance of side drawer, including sliding it in and out
  • Removed extra highlighting from the checkboxes and edit & delete links
  • Small bug fixes

There are again a lot of changes in this version. This may mean that a few bugs may have escaped my testing. Please do share any bugs, or feature glitches that you come across.

Cheers!

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