Informant 5 Dark Mode

Informant 5 has both a light and dark mode. One of the difficulties of a dark mode is that Informant is very heavy on user-selected colors – for example calendar, tag, and individual event/task colors. How do you make a red calendar color usable on a dark theme? This...
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macOS Sierra and iOS 10 support

Apple yesterday released iOS 10 and will soon be releasing macOS Sierra At Fanatic we have a history of supporting the current and previous OS and we try to time our updates and versions around these major OS releases. Very soon we will be updating all of our software...
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All Quiet on the Western Front

Since I moved to Colorado a few years ago I have never really taken the time to figure out what part of the US we are officially in. Since I'm originally from New York and then Texas, I always considered Colorado the "West" and it looks like the US Census Bureau does...
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Back to School

Remember when school started right after labor day here in the US? I hear that it still does in some parts of the States - but here in Colorado my school-age kids started school last week! I've got two boys in college - UCCS and JWU - one in high school, and one in...
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WWDC, Informant for macOS, and iOS

WWDC WWDC 2016 is done and gone and finally a week after its been done I've been able to pick through all the relevant info and get a good feel on what we need to do to move forward. Some of the more exciting things for me were the new Siri API (though I can't use it...
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Evernote Sync – what fun 🙂

We added Evernote integration to Informant years ago on mobile and we are now adding it to our Desktop version. This has been one of our biggest engineering projects in a year because we couldn't use any of the old mobile code for Evernote on OS X. The Evernote SDK is...
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The Android Delay

We offer Informant for Mac OS X, iOS, and Android but lately all of our announcements have been on iOS and OS X. That's no secret - we've been spending 90% of our time trying to finish Informant for Mac OS X. So what is going on with Android? There are actually a few...
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Updating our SSL Certificate

Last Friday our SSL certificate for this site expired. In general this is used for only a couple things - protecting our administration of our site, store, and such; our Informant OS X update checks, and for when you get to entering customer information on our store....
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The App Economy & how Informant as a free calendar, à la carte, or subscription fits in

The App Economy There has been much said recently about the state of the Apple App Market (sample here, and here, and here). Frankly, it sucks. The truth is that there simply is not enough market to continue a business based on "volume" or new customers. There is no...
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4.9 Released with a new à la carte model

Today we've released Informant for iOS version 4.9 and it's a pretty major upgrade. With all major upgrades there comes a few changes that we believe are done for the best, but might trip up a few of our long timer users so I'm writing this post to detail those out. À...
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I have yet to see another calendar app do what this one does.

Karl Dietz

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