Electronic Toolbox 6 available

Electronic Toolbox news

First of all Happy New Year to everybody!

Good news though! Finally Electronic Toolbox 6 is available on the app store and can be updated for free.

The new version contains several improvements and extensions. Here is an excerpt of most of the changes:

  • 4″ Retina and iPad Mini support.
  • iOS 6 support but still compatible starting from iOS 4.3 and runs on all devices from iPod-Touch, iPhone and iPad devices that run at least iOS 4.3.
  • Global Search across all tools and databases.
  • New special keyboards for faster hexadecimal and numeric entries.
  • New option to add the calculation result screen to a project.
  • New option to print the calculation results.
  • New setting for switching between metric or imperial units.
  • Especially for the US, possibility to switch off the use of ‘U’ for Voltage in the settings.
  • Support for E-Series standard values across the whole app for resistors, capacitors and inductors.
  • Rearranged and simplified settings screen.
  • Indication whether a PDF has or has nor already been downloaded.
  • Better optimization of fonts, formulas and images especially for the iPad.
  • The Measurements tool has been completely rewritten.
  • New Tool: SMD Resistore Code.
  • New Tool: Inductor Code.
  • New Tool: Formulas for quick search for individual formulas.
  • New Tool: Bridge Rectifier.
  • New Tool: Toroid Winding.
  • New Tool: Transformer.
  • New Table: Physical Constants.
  • The Voltage regulator Tool now also supports the LM350.
  • The LED-Tool now also calculates the resistor power.
  • The Filter Tool now also supports Band-Stop filters.
  • Improvements of the tools NE555, Reactance, Filter and OpAmp.
  • Optimized and nicer Icon display.
  • Improved data update mechanism.
  • Some error corrections.

Please note that this version now requires at least iOS 4.3. Please do not install if you are using an older iOS version.

Detail information and information on how to use these new features can be found here on creating-your-app.com/etb6.

Finally a big big thank you for your suggestions and support. You helped me and the other users to continuously keep up my work on my app.

Please stay tuned as I am already working on the next version.

If you like this update, please continue to support me be writing or updating your app store review a review is just visible for the current version.

If you find an error or something that is missing or can be improved, please let me know via E-Mail as I can’t respond to app store reviews.

Thanks again and kind regards,

Marcus

 

 


New Electronic Toolbox data update 1.21 – new Version 6 – Merry Christmas

Electronic Toolbox news

Dear Users of Electronic Toolbox.

First of all, many thanks for your kind support, your suggestions, requests and your kind AppStore reviews which all have helped to continuously improve my app.
Many of your suggestions have already been implemented for the next version 6 of the app.

Regarding the next version, I have good and bad news.

Let’s start with the bad news. Apple is closing down for the holidays over Christmas. This doesn’t mean that my app won’t work or cannot be purchased anymore but I cannot release an update during their holidays.

The good news is however, that Apple has finally released Version 6 today. This means, that I will make it available to the app store right on January 2nd and like always, for free for all existing users.

As mentioned before, this version doesn’t contain so many more tools but many changes under the hood and changes that affected almost all existing tools such as the support for E-Series values or the global search function. Version 6 will, of course, support the new 4” retina display and iOS 6. As there were much rumors about my app being or not-being compatible to older iOS version, I can again confirm that it will run on iOS 4.3, 5.x and 6 and will run on all devices which can run at least iOS 4.3 (for further reading, just head to my blog : http://creating-your-app.com/electronic-toolbox-version-6-announcement/).

I will announce the details of the changes and additions along with the release of version 6.

Today’s Electronic Toolbox data update only contains a few more tables for the tables tool, some corrections and some more information texts for the existing tools.

As usual, I am already working on the next version (even though the new version has not been released). My to-do list with my own ideas and your suggestions is still quite long so there is still much to do.

I have also some exciting ideas and already talked to a very interesting company who will be able to support my app in many respects. So I am sure, 2013 is going to be an exciting year for Electronic Toolbox. So stay tuned…

I like to thank you again and wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best regards,
Marcus