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Version 2.4.3 Released

Finally a new version of WatchMe! This release mostly has fixes to help with configuration file corruption that can sometimes happen when WatchMe is saving and the machine shutsdown or crashes unexpectedly.

This new version now has an automatic backup engine that will keep a number of backups of the config file that can then be restored if needed.

Also included in this version is a new option for displaying the time in a timer or countdown in seconds only.

Hopefully, this will be the first of a number of smaller updates over the next few months. Stay tuned for more!

Version 2.4.2 released. A new version? That’s unpossible!

Hi all

I finally got around to releasing a new version (v2.4.2)  of WatchMe this evening. It’s not a huge update, but it does have some fixes under the hood and a new “Reset Timers/Countdowns on current tab” feature.

I recommend that you update to this new version as it also contains some fixes that should help reduce possible config file corruption when your PC is turned off unexpectedly during a save cycle. But, I still highly recommend that you backup your WatchMe files to be on the safe side.

“Can not start WatchMe error” when running AVG Anti Virus

Over the last few days, there have been a number of people who have reported that they can no longer start WatchMe. Each time they do they get the following message:

Can not start WatchMe
An instance of WatchMe is already running

The issue only occurs for people who run AVG Anti Virus and downloaded their latest update. I have submitted an issue to AVG explaining the situation, and hopefully they will be able to rectify the issue.

In the meantime, if you are getting this issue and run AVG Anti Virus, you can fix it by excluding WatchMe from AVG. Information on doing this can be found here:
https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en_US&urlname=How-to-exclude-file-folder-or-website-from-AVG-scanning

Thank you to Mal, Max and Lou for letting me know about this issue.

Version 2.4.1 Released

In keeping with my promise for more frequent releases, here’s a minor update with a few small fixes and a major feature that I have been getting a lot of requests about.

You can download the latest version here.

Here’s the 4-1-1 on 2.4.1:

  • A new option to control whether timers and countdowns stop or continue running when your computer is suspended. I have had people argue for and against stopping them, so now you can choose which one you prefer. This is available to “Pro” users only.
  • New icons for timer and countdown notes. It should be easier to see when a note has been entered now – it was a little tough to see before.
  • Command line option to enable BasicHTTPBinding for the WCF Service Layer (if you know what this means then this may be of interest to you).
  • Various small bug fixes.

This will most likely be the last release for this year. So let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy holiday season and all the best in 2015.

Keep those timers running!