PolyOrganizer - Major Updates.
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    PolyOrga was just updated.

    A big thanks to the Author Fred and Frank from the MorphOS Team for bugfixes and updates in usability.

    I hope to do a formal review at some point but, I have used all the CRM like programs on the Amiga (Organizer, OnTheBall, TimeTracker, and others) many on the PC platform (Act!, SalesForce, Telemagic) and I can tell you that this programs strikes a near perfect balance of simplicity and power for most of my needs. It could be used for simple home use to SMB.

    I have used it pretty solid for well over a year (Thanks again to Frank by getting me out of a very tight spot and fixing some of the bugs and letting me keep going) and it is really good at this point with Fred enhancing the user interface and experience and general cleaning up.

    This entire experience over the last year for this one project, once again shows why this community is the best anywhere in Amiga land. Major kudos to Fred for doing all the right work up front in design to make this such a good product.

    Here are some of the benefits:
    1. The only Amiga offering to offers linking, where you can setup relationships between contacts, meetings, and tasks.
    2. Unlimited text and notes fields.
    3. Search that searches everything quickly and will bring you to the item.

    The program isn't up on MorphOS Storage yet, so go to the website:

    PolyOrga Website

    I recommend you install the buttons pack to make it look really nice:

    PolyOrga Buttons

    If you like it make a donation to Fred and Frank for making this happen.

    Donations to Frank:
    Franks Donations

    Donations to Fred:
    Fred Donation

    List of changes:
    Changes

    [ Edited by matt3 18.09.2023 - 12:04 ]
  • »18.09.23 - 12:52
    Profile
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    BatteMan
    Posts: 282 from 2003/2/24
    From: France
    Thx Matt3 for the news !
    And of course, thx to Fred for this new version of PolyOrga (and thx Frank too, for the help).

    Here, I'm a daily user of PolyOrga since many years (almost 20 !! OMG !) and I'm very happy to see a new version of this wonderful and MorphOS only app !
    I love the reminder : I configured it to say "bonjour" on boot when it needs to remember me an action (mostly birthday every year, or another event entered in PolyOrga). I use a lot the task mode too.

    PolyOrga is a must have and I hope every MorphOS users use or will use it.

    --
    /me is a daily user of PolyNet too, instead of the Ambient's panels ;-)
    Proud user of MorphOS since 2003 !
  • »18.09.23 - 16:23
    Profile Visit Website
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    Quote:

    BatteMan wrote:
    Thx Matt3 for the news !
    And of course, thx to Fred for this new version of PolyOrga (and thx Frank too, for the help).

    Here, I'm a daily user of PolyOrga since many years (almost 20 !! OMG !) and I'm very happy to see a new version of this wonderful and MorphOS only app !
    I love the reminder : I configured it to say "bonjour" on boot when it needs to remember me an action (mostly birthday every year, or another event entered in PolyOrga). I use a lot the task mode too.

    PolyOrga is a must have and I hope every MorphOS users use or will use it.

    --
    /me is a daily user of PolyNet too, instead of the Ambient's panels ;-)


    20 years? Wow great statement on how good PolyOrga is. I looked at it years ago but didn't get serious until 1.5 years ago and a need arose. Great experience, it is superfast and very productive.

    I changed bonjour years ago to silly stuff from comic characters. I use the Calendar, Events (Meetings), and tasks very heavily with multiple links per item. The way search uses links is really sweet. My interface for PolyOrga uses the button replacements, and tweaked colors. I also run it on my second display @1920X1080, looks really nice and gives me lots of room to work. I keep the main ambient screen for Iris, Wayfarer, Pagestream and other programs. I also run turbocalc on the 2nd display as well as filer/dopus. I get the most productivity this way.

    PolyOrga is on a total different level for Amiga Organizers/CRM and is the only multi-relationship program in existance on any Amiga OS Flavor. Not to mention unlimited notes, etc. etc.

    It reminds me of Wayfarer, Iris, VDPF, Jukebox, and the OS in general. The user experience for not only the OS but the major apps really illustrates how good the MorphOS ecosystem is right now...

    [ Edited by matt3 18.09.2023 - 13:31 ]
  • »18.09.23 - 17:23
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    polluks
    Posts: 775 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    Thank you!
    A contribution will follow...
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17", MorphOS 3.18
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.18
  • »19.09.23 - 11:18
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    1.22 just dropped on his website.

    I hope it makes it up to MorphOS files :)

    Read the readme for changes.
  • »15.10.23 - 16:56
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    polluks
    Posts: 775 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    Quote:

    matt3 schrieb:
    1.22 just dropped on his website.

    I hope it makes it up to MorphOS files :)

    Read the readme for changes.


    You may update this catalog.
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17", MorphOS 3.18
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.18
  • »16.10.23 - 07:49
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    @polluks wrote:

    Nice touch!

    1.22A was just released.
  • »16.10.23 - 14:04
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    1.25 has just been released.

    Another major update, great improvements on usability and capacity and of course bug fixes.

    He added new graphics for a modern rustic look...

    Trophy software to be sure!!!

    Website link:
    http://polymere.free.fr/Archives/PolyOrga_1.25.lha

    Here are a list of changes since the last release:
    v1.25 (05.11.23) Fix: Double start the app don't open an MUIcon with fail message but show first instance
    Fix: Default icon size from 100 to 48.
    Fix: time in alarm win don't have custom setting
    v1.24b (04.11.23) Change: Icon size by 8 pixels steps. Minimum at 24 pix.
    Fix: Remove custom class for copy menu text by use official MUI attributes (log dump about unfree memory)
    v1.24a (01.11.23) Fix: Memory leak for icon renderer
    Change: icon size switch to pixels.
    Fix: Redaw icons all in one (resize)
    Fix: free issue in guigfx class
    Fix: Tabs color update broken
    v1,24 (29.10.23) Fix: Remove contact in dual name mode now do it correctly
    Add: Limit number of link to 128 (drop not possible)
    Add: Settings for icon size
    Fix: Background of icon when clicked
    v1.23c (28.10.23) Fix: broken link when remove something.
    v1.23b (28.10.23) Add: Stamp button in Event & Contact edit window
    Add: Preview of the stamp in preferences
    Add: Re-activate note area when press "Insert stamp"
    v1.23a (28.10.23) Add: Stamp format setting in prefs
    Fix: More that 16 links cause Event/Contact/Task to not displayed at restart! Limit now 206.
    v1.23 (23.10.23) Fix: Remove link don't work.
    Add: Button for create an event from a task.
    Add: Basic stamp button for add current date (compact without hour)

    [ Edited by matt3 08.11.2023 - 17:34 ]
  • »08.11.23 - 22:26
    Profile
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 1195 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    Very fine.
    What I'm missing is a import/export of VCF-files and a general possibility to save/load defined data in ASCII-format.
    Peg2, 3xPowerMac G5, 2xPowerbookG4, 2x MacMiniG4, Efika (again), A3000T and life is never boring.....
  • »09.11.23 - 08:43
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    Quote:

    Amigaharry2 wrote:
    Very fine.
    What I'm missing is a import/export of VCF-files and a general possibility to save/load defined data in ASCII-format.




    His email is on his website, reach out to him on this. Maybe toss him a few bucks for all the very good updates.
  • »09.11.23 - 11:36
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    connor
    Posts: 568 from 2007/7/29
    I tried to write him but his mail host says that the post box does not exist or is broken. Either it does not exist any more and he better update the website or the provider has a broken postbox of him.
  • »10.11.23 - 10:24
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    Quote:

    connor wrote:
    I tried to write him but his mail host says that the post box does not exist or is broken. Either it does not exist any more and he better update the website or the provider has a broken postbox of him.


    Check your PM.
  • »10.11.23 - 11:43
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    connor
    Posts: 568 from 2007/7/29
    You just repeated the address from his web page which is public. As I wrote it reports postbox errors. That should be fixed on the provider site.
  • »10.11.23 - 14:56
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    Quote:

    connor wrote:
    You just repeated the address from his web page which is public. As I wrote it reports postbox errors. That should be fixed on the provider site.


    Hmmm, I email him with no issues? Maybe it's a geo issue between you and him...
  • »10.11.23 - 15:23
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    connor
    Posts: 568 from 2007/7/29
    I don't know. Providers don't care about individuals when you send them a bug message. But if the response mail from the provider says that the mailbox is broken than it is more likely that case than anything worng with the sender.

    I tried the latest version. Don't like these candy toolbar images. They do not fit to MorphOS style. I tried to download the other set from MorphOS storage but it does not list them. Were they deleted? When I search for 'poly' they are not listed. Also the Freepik link does not work but I don't like the images so it's not a big problem.

    The web page says 'OpenURL support for Directory'. What does it mean? To open a directory on my hard drive from PolyOrga? I tried with that and it did not work. I entered URLs in different fields and I never saw a link that I can click and open an address (WWW or email or FTP). Only the at sign near a contact for example but not the link itself.

    It would be good to see the links easier. Now I always have to open the event to click them.

    Pitily PolyOrga still uses NList which looks like in the 90s and has many limitations. It cannot sort up and down, it has a bug with the automated breadth of columns, cannot hide columns, cannot show images or progress bars and many more. NList was not fixed in all these years, so it still works and behaves like back in the past in 1995. So best would be to switch to the lists from MUI 5 that comes with MorphOS. They are system friendly and more powerful. And we could delete the outdated NList classes.

    And by the way PolyOrga is an organizer or PIM. It is not a CRM.
  • »20.12.23 - 10:49
    Profile
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    NewSense
    Posts: 1458 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    @ connor - There are some extra toolbar GFX available for PolyOrganiser on Aminet - PolyOrganiser Buttons! 8-)

    Maybe they were what you were looking for anyway? 8-D
    MacMini 1.5GHz,64MB VRAM, PowerBooks A1138/9 (Model 5,8/9),PowerMac G5 2.3GHz(DP), iMac A1145 2.1GHz 20", all with MorphOS v3.18+,Airport,Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL,MiniMax,Firewire/USB2 & MacOSX 10.4/5
  • »20.12.23 - 11:39
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    polluks
    Posts: 775 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    Quote:

    Amigaharry2 schrieb:
    Very fine.
    What I'm missing is a import/export of VCF-files and a general possibility to save/load defined data in ASCII-format.




    Just check "ExportOrga"
    Happy New Year!

    [ Editiert durch polluks 02.01.2024 - 14:01 ]
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17", MorphOS 3.18
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.18
  • »02.01.24 - 10:52
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    connor
    Posts: 568 from 2007/7/29
    Quote:

    NewSense wrote:
    @ connor - There are some extra toolbar GFX available for PolyOrganiser on Aminet - PolyOrganiser Buttons! 8-)

    Maybe they were what you were looking for anyway? 8-D


    No, I used them in 2007. I thought there were other (more) ones. Did not find prettier ones. Or I found some that I like a bit more but they are SVG and Poly cannot show SVG images. FlatPapillon toolbars and icons would be really nice for Poly. In SVG for every screen size.
  • »02.01.24 - 13:42
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    connor
    Posts: 568 from 2007/7/29
    Quote:

    polluks wrote:
    Just check "ExportOrga"



    Thanks, this is good. Would be better to have import and export in PolyOrga in the menus but I don't have to export them every day. So an extra tool is okay. I copied it to the PolyOrga directory. Can contacts also be imported? Oh and does ExportOrga only support VERSION:2.1?
  • »02.01.24 - 13:48
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    @Connor

    The newer versions of PolyOrga uses Reggae and enhanced the older toolbar graphics.

    They look really nice now with the scaling options as well.
  • »02.01.24 - 14:48
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    Quote:

    polluks wrote:
    Quote:

    Amigaharry2 schrieb:
    Very fine.
    What I'm missing is a import/export of VCF-files and a general possibility to save/load defined data in ASCII-format.




    Just check "ExportOrga"
    Happy New Year!

    [ Editiert durch polluks 02.01.2024 - 14:01 ]


    Thanks for the nice new years present!
  • »02.01.24 - 14:49
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    connor
    Posts: 568 from 2007/7/29
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    @Connor

    The newer versions of PolyOrga uses Reggae and enhanced the older toolbar graphics.

    but Reggae can't show SVG, right?
    Quote:


    They look really nice now


    not to me. Taste is different.
  • »02.01.24 - 15:45
    Profile
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 650 from 2004/2/10
    Quote:

    connor wrote:
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    @Connor

    The newer versions of PolyOrga uses Reggae and enhanced the older toolbar graphics.

    but Reggae can't show SVG, right?
    Quote:


    They look really nice now


    not to me. Taste is different.



    Not sure on the SVG and Reggae.

    I was using the Mac like icons from the archive, when he started to scale the display. They looked not so good... When he wrote the Reggae rendering calls they scaled beautifully.

    That toolbar, to me, fits the look of MorphOS...
  • »02.01.24 - 16:39
    Profile
  • Moderator
    Kronos
    Posts: 2214 from 2003/2/24
    As I'm currently fighting through getting every possible icon format displayed.....

    Ambient (and soon my PanelApp) uses VGraphics.library for those, not sure if there is a public SDK for that.
  • »02.01.24 - 17:11
    Profile