Saturday, March 23, 2013

US Coin Collector v1.3 Released

Filter Collection view by Set
US Coin Collector for Windows (BUY)

We are happy to announce final release of US Coin Collector for Windows, with features matching our suite of iPhone & iPad App's, you can capture and view your collection on-the-go or home at your computer.

Edit Sets
The final feature completed this week included support for Sets.  The Set's view allows you to create an unlimited number of Coin Sets, tracking and building your collection one coin or a whole series at a time.

All reports can be run against any set in your collection, a new feature that goes beyond what our Apple iPhone, iPad App's support.

Adding Coins
Add / Edit Coins
Adding new coins to your collection has never been easier. You can add coins one at a time, or entire Sets including all coins within a Type with about 7 mouse clicks.

Check this post for a review of Adding and Editing coins.

Buy it and support continued updates of your App's for Windows and Apple iPad and iPhone (link).

Coin Types

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Export iPhone (iPad) Collection

Export Coins
US Coin Collector for Windows
Exporting iPhone Collection

When you've changed the collection and want to synchronize with your iPad, use this option. To get the collection updated on your iPad, two things are needed:

  1. Windows - Export to Dropbox.
  2. iPhone - Restore from Dropbox

For this to work correctly, you must have first installed US Coin Collector on  your iPad (iPhone), and done a Backup to Dropbox. This is required, as it creates the directories in Dropbox which store your Coin Collection.

How to install Dropbox on your iPad (link).
Install Dropbox on your Windows Computer (link).

Action Menu
Open US Coin Collector on iPhone (iPad), and from the Coins View, select Action menu, select Backup (a purchased option.). Do a Backup to move initial collection to Dropbox cloud storage & create appropriate folders.

Once Dropbox is setup, and you've done an initial Backup from your iPad (iPhone), and you've changed your collection in US Coin for Windows, select the Export iPhone option and click the "Select Export Folder" button.

The "Browse For Folder" window appears. Open your user folder (Administrator in example), and then open Dropbox ~ Apps ~ US Coin Collector.  Then click OK.

If you don't see Dropbox, and Apps, and US Coin Collector, you have not done a Backup of your collection from your iPad (iPhone) to Dropbox. Resolve that first.

Export Coins Destination

Once the US Coin Collector is selected, click Export in the "Export Coins" view and wait for the Export to complete.

As soon as the Export is complete, Close the window and open your iPad (iPhone), select the Action Menu and Restore option.

This will restore the collection you just backed up to your iPhone (iPad).

That's it, you now have your Collection updated on your iPad (iPhone).

Importing iPhone (iPad) Collection

US Coin Collector for Windows
Importing iPhone Collection

This is the best feature of our Suite of US Coin Collector Applications, the ability to share you collection between all of your computers.

No need to reenter collection, simply import it from the last place you saved it.

This is way cool.

Action Menu
The easiest way to accomplish this using the iPhone version of US Coin Collector (also applies to Cent Collector, and Gold Collector) is to use the built-in Backup feature. From you iPhone or iPad, touch the Action menu (see Action Menu image) and click Backup. The backup uses Dropbox (About Dropbox), a FREE web service that allows you to store up to 2GB of stuff on the Cloud.

Once you have your iPhone (iPad) coin collection backed up to Dropbox, open your copy of US Coin Collector for Windows. You need to install Dropbox on your Windows Computer. When you install Dropbox on your Windows Computer, a Folder will appear in your Computer documents named Dropbox. This folder contains the data you backed up while using the Backup feature on your iPhone (iPad). To locate the backup, open Dropbox ~ Apps ~ US Coin Collector, and look for CoinsV1.xml.

This is easy, just click the "Select file" button, and the Import Collection dialog appears. Click Dropbox on the left, then open Apps and US Coin Collector and you will see the file CoinsV1. Select it and click Open.

You are now ready to do the Import. Click "Copy Photos" to make sure you pickup all of the great coin photos you took on your iPhone (iPad). If you just want to add any new coins, click "New coins are added", otherwise your whole collection will be replaced with whatever you import.

That's it, you've imported your coin collection from your iPhone / iPad. 

Type Selection

US Coin Collector for Windows
Type Selection

This view appears when you need to choose a coin type & issue.

All US Coin types are displayed in a view on the left, search thru the tree of coin types and select the one matching the coin you want to add.

Once you've chosen a type, all issues of that type automatically appear in the list on the right. This allows you to select the issue you are interested in.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Windows version US Coin Collector

We are thinking about producing a Windows version of US Coin Collector.

Application development requires $$$, developers need paid, same as you.

Before we spend $$$$$ developing Windows version of US Coin Collector, ... show me the money.

Please take the Pole here (right side of this page), AND decide (1) Mac or Windows, (2) Fair price.

We might do both Mac and Windows, you get to decide which gets done first.

It's up to you.