What's new in BeerTools Pro 1.5?

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What's new in BeerTools Pro 1.5?

Postby jeff » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:29 pm

BeerTools Pro 1.1 has been skipped! We have gone straight to version 1.5 because BeerTools Pro is a very different application when compared to version 1.0. Don't worry! All current BeerTools Pro customers still receive the upgrade free of charge.

What Makes BeerTools Pro 1.5 So Different?
The BTP interface has been significantly modified from its original form in order to provide access to the more commonly used tools and features without leaving the main window. The user experience is more efficient and more intuitive. Some of the changes:
    New toolbar with buttons for managing recipe files, folders, and printing
    New assets library for storing recipes, ingredients, equipment and other items just a mouse-click away
    Contents list for displaying the contents of assets folders
    New info panel for immediate access to recipe and ingredient specifics including detailed descriptions and analysis data
    Fully drag-n-drop capable for moving ingredients in and out of recipes
What Else Is Different?
The interface has experienced numerous other improvements that make working with BTP easier than ever. One example is how 1.5 handles units of measure. BTP 1.0 combined a text field and a popup menu to store a value and its corresponding unit of measure. This was a very flexible way to handle units, but 1.5 greatly improves on it by eliminating the units popup menu. How are units entered now? One way is to type the unit abbreviation after the value. If the abbreviation is omitted the current unit is used. Additionally, unit conversions can be done even easier now. Simply right-click on the value and a menu with list all of the possible conversions appears. Converting the value is just a matter of selecting from the list! To match the power of the new method of unit conversion, we have implemented a few more enhancements:
    Values can be edited directly in the ingredient, equipment, and other lists
    The graphs next to fermentables and hops can be dragged to change their respective ingredient proportions
    Many items have been removed from the interface because their functionality was replaced and their presence cluttered the layout
What New Features Are Included?
Ever since the introduction of BeerTools Pro, we have maintained a punch list of items that have continued to remain on the drawing board. We are happy to announce that we haved knocked a few things off the list:
    Recipe management within BeerTools Pro
    Inventory tracking, comparison and recipe deduction
    New dilution tool
    Demo version licenses

What's Next?
There are many things to come, and we will continue to introduce new features throughout the year. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and expressions as you experience BeerTools Pro 1.5.

Thanks for joining the team!
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Postby thebirdman » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:12 pm

So your saying.....
If I was to enter 1lb 12oz I would place it in as 1.12 ???
or would still need to convert that to 1.75????

As stated be nice to do it as 1lb 12 oz.... :)
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Re: quantities

Postby jeff » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:31 pm

thebirdman wrote:So your saying.....
If I was to enter 1lb 12oz I would place it in as 1.12 ???
or would still need to convert that to 1.75????

As stated be nice to do it as 1lb 12 oz.... :)


Hmm. Not exactly. I'll have to make a note of that. But it will do 28 oz :D
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Postby wactuary » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:56 pm

A possible "best of both worlds" solution could be 1.12 = 1 lbs 2 oz, but 1:12 = 1 lbs 12 oz.

Just a thought.
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Postby jawbox » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:23 am

thats a good idea
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Postby a_daley » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:52 pm

I would say that is very clever thinking and be very useful....
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