azzCardfile viewer app for Android Early Testers group was submitted to Google Play before 2021-01-10, however, due to adjusted work schedules in Google at this time, it may experience longer than usual review times. It should be available in https://play.google.com/apps/internaltest/4699920390300217439 If link doesn’t work, try later, your patience is appreciated.
Eager and undaunted azzCardfile lovers, (who understand what they are doing) can download an apk right now: https://www.azzcardfile.net/dl/azzCardfile_reader_beta01.apk
Windows application version 5.0 beta 5 ready for testing. • Synchronize to Android app. • Improved ribbon. • Bugs fixed – hypertext links, etc. • Android app ready for testing – early testers group collected; first beta release rolled out to Google Play.
azzCardfile-5 Android reader is on preparation to publish for beta testing. It has some editing features too. All done, but need to setup all deployment formalities – Google developer’s accounts, etc. – it will take some time. Stay tuned.
I added optional menu bar, so now you can change appearance to old fashion (just menu and toolbar, no ribbon) or even see all of them: ribbon, menu and toolbars at once, if you want to wear both belt and braces 🙂
Default appearance will be more modern, following Windows Ribbon Framework guidelines.
Now it remains to test and publish beta 3. After that I will concentrate on Android app.
I just made “getting started” task panel (some beta testers missed it in version 5). Besides recent files list I added a list of all azzdb files in default folder – one-click files navigator. If you open files from outside default folder (or it’s sub-folders) you will get all path in the list item (hover to see a hint with all line). That way I encourage to keep data files in default location – it is safest place.
New version 5.0 beta 2a ready for testing. Some non admin users related bugs fixed. A message “Unable to save settings” can appear on closing program in some systems. Hunting on this bug. Really all settings are saved.
Download from https://www.azzcardfile.net/beta/index.html#download
Finally version 5 is ready for testing. I highly appreciate beta testers for their efforts and invaluable feedback, which has been helping to keep azzCardfile as good as possible. Please be prepared for possible unexpected crashes; so please make sure to back up your files frequently.
If you have never used azzCardfile before, I recommend downloading and trying the stable release version 4.1.16
Get more news about azzCardfile in Facebook and author’s blog. There you can write your suggestions, read other user’s posts, participate in voting about most wanted features.
What is new in 5.0
Version 5 is totally rebuilt, actually created from scratch.
New data files format (.azzdb): no memory limits, saving cards during editing
Android azzCardfile reader app (will be ready for testing soon)
Toolbars evolved to Windows Ribbon Framework
Cards linked to geographical locations
Bookmarks and history in task panel
Imports vCard .vcf files
Keep latest final version installed (latest is 4.1.16). Some features from version 4 are not implemented yet in version 5 (spell-checker, card icons, etc.).
Versions 5 and earlier can coexist in the same system, they have different data file formats and do not change each other. Therefore, use both new and old versions together as different programs. Keep your vital important data in version 4, experiment with version 5.
File format: cards in version 4 (.azz, .azzx) were saved in proprietary format. In new version 5 a standard database engine is adapted (SQLite, data files have extension .azzdb). This give more reliability, reduce size limits (no more out of memory error messages). However, now what you enter, is saved automatically, “save” action no need anymore. Use “File | Restore” if you want to undo changes you did after last saving. Anyway, make a copy of file before experimenting.
You can open old version files with version 5, they will be imported into new database, old files remain unchanged. If old file is protected, you need to enter password on import, however, new file will not be protected automatically, you need to perform “File | Encrypt” procedure.
So far protected files are not recognized in azzCardfile Android application, you have to unprotect them before transferring to Android.
Your data in Android device is secure, because by default this area is not accessible to other apps or the user.
New Windows Ribbon Framework is under construction. If something doesn’t work, use Toolbar. After finishing ribbon design, toolbar will be hidden by default.
Style templates are under construction. You can try Styling buttons and Styles task panel, but so far this feature does not guarantee styles preservation.
Features not implemented yet
If listed below features are essential for you, wait until next version be published.
Dialing from Windows (it works in azzCardfile Android app)