One month in action(s)

Beloved Users,

Only one month (and a few days) has passed from our launch but so much has happened.

After only one week we reached 1st place in the Top Paid applications in many AppStores and after two weeks we were featured, from Apple, in the iTunes Store banner in several countries, which is great since we didn’t had the chance to run marketing campaigns or so.

But to us, what is really important, are our users. You are already more than 20.000 and we care about every single one of you.

We received a massive amount of positive feedbacks, some of which were real tear jerkers. Thanks to your kind words we can actually say that Actions can change lives (workflow-wise, refer to your God for additional assistance).

A deep thank for your enthusiasm, is a real fuel for our motivation.

Obviously we received several negative comments as well, which didn’t disheartened us, but on the contrary have spurred us to improve our app and support.

Thanks to Windows 7 users support we found out the root of the main bug on W7 platform, which actually turned out to be something different than a bug. What we found out is that the behavior which opened the Windows’ Library was the correct functioning of the Windows Explorer, which does not include the Desktop or several others system locations in its focus.

Our mistake was to have set Windows Explorer as default Magnet for the built-in set, bringing up confusion about this matter. We are really sorry for that.

We have just released an improved version of the Windows Actions Server (download it here) and sent out an update, currently waiting for Apple’s approval, with an updated Win 7 set preset and some bug fixes including focus detection on Windows. But all the old users should remove manually the Magnet to make it work correctly, because to make the buttons included in that set function correctly system-wide there should be no magnet.

Although the issue resides in Windows’ architecture we couldn’t find peace if we left you without a quick way to accede to that set, which becomes not really useful if you have to recall it each time from the Set Library… for this reason we built a new fantastic feature, which is a great addition for Mac users as well. Drumrolls…

FAV SETS

Now you can choose a set to be your Favorite, tapping the star button found in Set’s setting panel, top-right.

Your Fav Set can be recalled simply by holding down 3 fingers on your iPad; the same gesture works backwards, bringing you back to your last used set.

You could use it for system actions, windows management, a mixed set, basic text editing actions, and with the upcoming features the possibilities are endless.

We are currently working, as we promised, on a section of our site where you can find updates about the next features; meanwhile we decided, to subside the curiosity of some enthusiastic users, to give you a little preview of what’s cooking.

Our current priorities, which will surely see the light before the end of Q1 2013, include:
Macros, that is the ability to send more than one shortcut in a row (with some secret options for the nodes), Text Snippets, that can be sent by themselves or in any node of the Macro, and the highly requested iPhone version, along with the cloud syncing for your presets. Another requested and fundamental addition is the Preset Community, a way to exchange and rate actions and set presets between users.

While we already have started to plan this feature we can’t anticipate to much about it, but we can tell you it will take some time.

Despite we already have a defined road to run we are collecting all your suggestions, requests and critiques to improve our methods and procedures, and possibly to redefine our priorities upon your requests.

You already teached us a lot and we ask you to keep sharing your opinions; they are absolutely precious for our development.

We love you. (I mean really)
Stay with us. :)

Cristiano Troffei

CEO, UI/UX/Sound Designer at Actions

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