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Title: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on January 30, 2018, 09:35:10 AM
So, I thought what the hell - let me drop an email to some of my fave developers whose software is not compatible with PMP...

Guess what - a couple of them replied... and said they would make it compatible with their next upgrade!

Kickass !!


Omar, keep an eye out for the next version of:

Everything = https://www.voidtools.com/

RedNotebook = https://rednotebook.sourceforge.io/

Hopefully more will follow soon...  ;)



Everybody who has requested an app should do the same - all it takes is a few minutes of your time!

Go to their website and find the contact email address - then write to them with something short and sweet:

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Hello xxxxxx, thank you for creating such awesome software!

I use this nice patching program to keep all my apps updated to the latest version
= https://patchmypc.net/overview

Unfortunately, xxxxxx doesn't work with this, as there is no Display Version or Silent Switch installation...

It would be great if you could amend the code so it does work!

I'm sure many people would highly appreciate it!

Thanks again!

Some won't bother to reply, some will reply, but say they can't... but some will thank you for the suggestion and make the change in their next update!

Awesome!!

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Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Admin - Omar on January 30, 2018, 11:59:42 AM
Nice! Thanks for the help! I'm willing to do this too soon :) Will keep my eyes on these apps for next updates
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on January 31, 2018, 08:18:27 AM
Of course bro - the Everything dev knows exactly what to do!  ;)


Glad you're gonna start sending out emails dude!  :D


Make 2018 the year that PMP takes over the world !!  8)
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Admin - Omar on February 01, 2018, 06:15:21 AM
Great!
But still PMP won't detect older versions since they are the ones that has the issues! But at least it will work fine in the future.
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 01, 2018, 11:19:45 AM
Make 2018 the year that PMP takes over the world !!  8)

This will be the year it does! We will be revanping the UI to be more modern this month. You can enable the beta channel if you want to follow along and provide feedback. Right now, I would say it's even more in an alpha than beta. For example, some of the new navigation items aren't doing anything yet, but it should be more complete in the beta channel by the end of the week.
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 02, 2018, 10:54:25 AM
This will be the year it does!
Now that's what I'm talking about!  :D

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We will be revanping the UI to be more modern this month. You can enable the beta channel if you want to follow along and provide feedback. Right now, I would say it's even more in an alpha than beta. For example, some of the new navigation items aren't doing anything yet, but it should be more complete in the beta channel by the end of the week.
Just updated to version 3.4.1.16 - naturally it still needs work... but already looks far better dude!
- nice to see all the icons!
- expand/collapse of categories is cool!
- the side buttons make a huge difference!

Now that you have those buttons on the left - will you be removing the navigation tabs on the top?

Are you going to keep Website and About? Might be an idea to merge both in to one, and move it to an extra button on the left...

How about rounding off the corners - and maybe removing the top bar and merging it underneath?

And ya gotta make it remember window size when closed/reopened bro!


I'm sure that over the next few months you will incorporate all the apps in the voting poll - and also manage to include the majority of those that are incompatible - 2018 will finally make PMP fully comprehensive! SWEET!

But that doesn't mean y'all can chillax and let development slow down!

Hopefully you will then look to improve the Uninstaller function - so it emulates Revo Uninstaller, by searching for and removing leftovers etc!
This would make PMP a dual purpose app - which would gain you more exposure/publicity with tech websites and reviewers etc... and draw in even more users!


Also, don't forget to update your website too! That is your shop window and gives people their first impression of your company and software...
No offence guys - but it looks like a little kid cooked it up over one weekend lol - hell even a quick Squarespace template looks more professional!
Come dudes - show the world you mean business!

Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 04, 2018, 09:48:24 PM
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Now that you have those buttons on the left - will you be removing the navigation tabs on the top?

Yes, it's removed in the current beta now.

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Are you going to keep Website and About? Might be an idea to merge both in to one, and move it to an extra button on the left...

We're still deciding on this

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And ya gotta make it remember window size when closed/reopened bro!

This is definitely a feature we are looking at

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Hopefully you will then look to improve the Uninstaller function - so it emulates Revo Uninstaller, by searching for and removing leftovers etc!
This would make PMP a dual purpose app - which would gain you more exposure/publicity with tech websites and reviewers etc... and draw in even more users!

We likely aren't going to look at making our uninstall feature in-depth like uninstaller specific apps.
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 05, 2018, 03:06:37 PM
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Now that you have those buttons on the left - will you be removing the navigation tabs on the top?

Yes, it's removed in the current beta now.

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Are you going to keep Website and About? Might be an idea to merge both in to one, and move it to an extra button on the left...

We're still deciding on this

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And ya gotta make it remember window size when closed/reopened bro!

This is definitely a feature we are looking at

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Hopefully you will then look to improve the Uninstaller function - so it emulates Revo Uninstaller, by searching for and removing leftovers etc!
This would make PMP a dual purpose app - which would gain you more exposure/publicity with tech websites and reviewers etc... and draw in even more users!

We likely aren't going to look at making our uninstall feature in-depth like uninstaller specific apps.

Having the website built-in - makes it more likely people will come to the forum and participate...

Bro why don't you wanna develop a kickass uninstaller?
Once you've included all the outstanding apps, and updated the UI - you won't have much else to do lol!
Don't be lazy dude - keep working and improving!
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 05, 2018, 10:16:59 PM
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Once you've included all the outstanding apps, and updated the UI - you won't have much else to do lol!

We wish that were true  ;)

Go check out .39 beta. Search feature should be working and there's a new hamburger icon on each app group panel to allow you to quickly jump to other app groups.
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 06, 2018, 01:26:52 PM
Dude, just letting you know that this error comes up each time the beta updates =

(https://s10.postimg.org/7oplf70ix/Error.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

It goes through after clicking continue a couple of times - but then Avast comes up to check it as a suspicious file...
Is this a problem with my computer - or expected until it reaches alpha? 


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Once you've included all the outstanding apps, and updated the UI - you won't have much else to do lol!

We wish that were true  ;)
Come on man! It is true lol!
Apart from a little tweaking from time to time - what exactly will you be doing all day?!
(Chatting on Facebook and watching Youtube! :D )


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Go check out .39 beta. Search feature should be working and there's a new hamburger icon on each app group panel to allow you to quickly jump to other app groups.
Getting better every day bro!
As usual though... I have some suggestions lol:

1) Remove the top bar that says "Patch My PC Updater...."
2) Remove the 2nd bar which has the OS/Hostname/Definitions and Ticks with Apps to Install/Apps up to date
3) Create a new button called "Info" where you put all the details from 1 & 2 above
4) Move all the buttons from the side - and put them across the top
5) Add buttons for Website and Rescan Software etc

What's that Justin - you want me to use my world renowned MS Paint skillz to make an exceedingly crappy rendition of what I mean?
Alrighty then!  :P

(https://s10.postimg.org/xqercscm1/PMPU.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/gpvv43zkl/)

See how much cleaner that looks dude! It's almost a work of art lol!
Oh I forgot to round off the corners - that is compulsory for a modern app!

Also, seeing as you're gonna add an "info" button - why not include all kinds of system details about the PC in there... like a basic version of the Speccy app?
Something to keep you busy in 2019 lol!
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 06, 2018, 02:20:01 PM
No denying the MS Paint skills.

The download error may have been from us posting a new build while you where updating. We have posted about 5 new ones today.
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 08, 2018, 12:17:56 PM
Check out my rounded corners version dudes - elegantly simple, beautifully clean and extremely sexy! :D

(https://s10.postimg.org/7vebf7ug9/PMPU2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4bsdperqd/)

Ya really need to openly display how many apps you cover - make a big deal of it as it's your main selling point!

And see what I did with Close/Maximise/Minimise - man, I should design UI for a living lol!


 
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 08, 2018, 10:27:56 PM
Ya really need to openly display how many apps you cover - make a big deal of it as it's your main selling point!

We do have them listed here: https://patchmypc.net/supported-products-free-updater
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 10, 2018, 02:10:32 PM
Ya really need to openly display how many apps you cover - make a big deal of it as it's your main selling point!

We do have them listed here: https://patchmypc.net/supported-products-free-updater (https://patchmypc.net/supported-products-free-updater)

Exactly - hidden away where nobody can see! That is the opposite of making a big deal dude!
Why not show the total number, right in yo face, on the home page - and add it somewhere on the app too?


Also, is there a reason why some apps repeat the version number?
Like above - the Unlocker app shows:
Unlocker 1.9.2 - 1.9.2
?
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 14, 2018, 01:55:34 AM
Is it possible to tweak the code so it detects when there is a repeated version number - and shows only one?
Would make the app more neat and refined!


Also, eMule doesn't show it's version number at all?
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 14, 2018, 08:01:41 AM
Anything is possible when it comes to programming :P. We will see what we can do. Not sure if it will make V4.0 since we are likely < a week from release.

Is it possible to tweak the code so it detects when there is a repeated version number - and shows only one?
Would make the app more neat and refined!


Also, eMule doesn't show it's version number at all?
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 14, 2018, 08:02:50 AM
We will see what we can do. FYI V4.0 is close to being ready be sure to enable beta's and check it out.
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 15, 2018, 03:26:11 AM
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Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Admin - Omar on February 19, 2018, 05:27:49 AM
How about 46 new apps including "Search Everything"?
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 19, 2018, 09:22:40 AM
Dang Omar... you're on Fire !! ;D

A massive 302 Apps covered now - and only 53 left on the Poll... (which I'm sure you'll add in the next update, right bro! 8))

(https://s10.postimg.org/r9vs3rtc9/h_VJ719e.gif) (https://postimages.org/)


And... it's updated to Version 4.0 now too! Hell Yeah !!

I think y'all have nailed the functionality now - and even used my idea of putting the number of apps covered in the Search bar = Sweet!

BUT - it still looks a little cluttered and dated dudes... hopefully you'll work on the look and style for Version 5.0!

Now excuse me while I go test this bad boy out lol!  8)
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Justin Chalfant on February 19, 2018, 11:40:16 AM
Let us know if you find any bugs. We will have a bug fix update later this week. We have a few minor items already fixed.
Title: Re: Contact The Developers To Make Their Software Compatible !!
Post by: Aitch on February 20, 2018, 06:26:38 AM
Seems pretty stable dude - have only found this so far... it shows the yellow message at the top, even though all the apps are green and up to date?

(https://s10.postimg.org/i7uqcroa1/Bug.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9ctw28zhh/)


So y'all decided to remove the Website from the app - why? Would have been nice to keep it!

Could you add an Option that hides the MS Visual and MS .Net updates?

Also, how about giving the list a grid format so it looks more neat and organised!
Something like this but with faint grid-lines like a spreadsheet:

ApplicationDeveloperBitVersionUpdated
ChromeGoogle6464.0.3282.16720 Feb 18
FirefoxMozilla6458.0.215 Dec 17
etcetcetcetcetc