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Version 2.3.2 Released

Version 2.3.2 of WatchMe was just released. You can download it from here.

New features include:

  • Recent task switches appear when you hover over the focus light (available to “Pro” users only).
  • New WCF Service layer that provides other applications the ability to automate and pull data from WatchMe (available to “Pro” users only). Click here for more information.
  • Fixed bug where Alt + F4 wasn’t closing the application.
  • Ctrl + Shift + T now toggles the “Show Totals” option.

Check out the release notes for a full list of new features.

Cannot Find File error

There have been a number of reports of a “Cannot find the file specified : System.Web” error whenever the latest version of WatchMe is doing a version check. I have a fix that I just finished working on and I will test it for the next day or so. I plan to release the fix on Thursday (or sooner if everything looks good).

Of course if you’re having this issue, your version of WatchMe can’t phone home to let you know when the new fix is available. 🙂

Keep an eye on the download page, or monitor either Twitter or Facebook to see when the new version is available.

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused anyone.

P.S. I will personally email those of you that reported the issue as soon as the fix is available.

Version 2.2 is Here!

I have released the latest version of WatchMe (v2.2) which includes a number of highly requested features. You can download the latest version here.

The big highlights for this version include:

  • Countdown Timers – You can now create a “countdown” that will do just that – countdown to zero from a specified time. You can add a new countdown to any tab from the “Countdowns” menu. These countdowns are easy to tell apart from the traditional timers as they have an alarm clock icon in their time display. To change the start time (as well as notification options) right click on the time display and select “Set Time”. There is a whole section of options related to the new Countdowns in the options screen (System | Options) including what time format they should use. 3…2…1…Blastoff!
  • Control the Location of the Config Files – Until this release the configuration files used by WatchMe were located in a default location and could not be moved. Now you can choose where you would like to store these files to make it easier to back them up, etc. When you select “Manage Data Files” under the System menu you will be given the option to move your existing files to a new location, or even to create a whole new set of files. I store my files in a folder managed by Dropbox so that I can have the same timer files on both my work and home PC – slick!
  • Run WatchMe off a USB Memory Stick – In order to make the application more portable between machines, if you put the WatchMe executable and the config file in the same directory on a USB memory stick, you can take your timers with you to any machine.
I will be working on updating all of the help screens in the next few days to provide more information on these (and other) new features.