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News Explorer 1.8.7: Collapsible folders and more

News Explorer 1.8.7 introduces collapsible folders, performance improvements and some fine-tuning. This version is an iOS-only update, just like the previous one. But don't worry, we're already busy for some time with the other platforms, to offer similar features and much, much more.

New features

News Explorer 1.8.7 for iOS contains the following new features:

  • Introduction of collapsible folders in the subscription list. By tapping on the right side of a folder header, you can collapse it. By tapping it again, it will expand to its original state. While collapsed, an unread counter will be displayed for all containing feeds.
  • The subscriptions list features now asynchronously calculated unread counters with caching. This should result in more responsive scrolling, even during a sync session.

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News Explorer 1.8.7

News Explorer 1.8.5: Dynamic Type support and more

News Explorer 1.8.5 contains new features focused on accessibility and usability, plus the usual bug fixes. This version is an iOS-only update. Most of the new features will also be part of the upcoming updates of the other editions (macOS and tvOS), so don't worry.

New features

News Explorer 1.8.5 for iOS contains the following new features:

  • Support for Dynamic Type. With this you can change the font size of the list and timeline views in the Settings app of iOS, via Display & Brightness > Text Size. The font size for the article reader remains adjustable within the article viewer.
  • The feed icon can now be changed via a new left swipe Select Icon action in the subscriptions list. The swipe action will open a popup view, showing all available icons for the selected feed. Just tap to assign another icon to the feed.
  • New Timeline View section in the News Explorer settings, with some new handy behavior preferences. With this you can determine what the app must do when you reach the bottom of the timeline view. For example, automatically mark all items as read and open the next feed.

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News Explorer 1.8.5

Movie Explorer 1.8.2: Even more improvements and fixes

Based on feedback from some users on the previous version of Movie Explorer, we decided to release version 1.8.2, in order to fix two bugs that managed to get unnoticed during our internal tests. And when we release a new version, we like to do add some new features, to keep it interesting for all users.

New features

The following new features are added:

  • New Use lightweight shadow setting in the View settings of the Movies and TV Shows views. When enabled, the thumbnails are rendered with a much lighter and smaller shadow. This results in a better scrolling performance.
  • You can now sort on Original Title in all views. In all views, except the Files view, you can set the sorting in the View settings, menu View > View Options. In the Files view, you must first add the column to the table by using the context menu on one of the table headers. After adding the new column, you can sort it by clicking on the column header.
  • You can now display a Released column in the Files view. This field is also initially hidden and must be added via the context menu of the column headers. Once added, you can sort it by clicking on the header.

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Movie Explorer 1.8.2

Movie Explorer 1.8.1: Improvements and fixes

While updating the Movie Explorer product page to version 1.8, we discovered a number of problems with this new version which were not detected during our regular test routine. So we decided to release version 1.8.1, with bug fixes plus some new extras.

New features

The following new features are added:

  • New options to delete Internet and image cache. These options can be found in the Advanced tab of the Movie Explorer Preferences.
  • New option to delete a TV show and all related data from the database. To do this, right-click on the TV show in the TV Shows sidebar in the TV Shows view, and click on the 'Delete from Catalog' menu item.
  • You can now add multiple drives with the same volume name. If you do this, you still get a warning, but you can now choose to ignore this warning.

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Movie Explorer 1.8.1

Movie Explorer 1.8: Revamped views and more

The Cast, Crew and Studios views in Movie Explorer 1.8 are replaced by new views, and there are some improvements related to file scanning:

  • The Cast, Crew and Studios views are completely redesigned. These views do now have a sidebar on the left side, where you can browse for persons or studios. The rest of the view shows the related movies, plus an inspector view with more details of the selected person or studio. On top of the sidebar and movies view, you see a small settings icon. When you click on it, a settings panel pops up. In this panel you can set a filter on the persons in the sidebar, customize the sorting of the movies, and set the visibility of some other user interface elements. In the Crew view you can now, for example, easily filter on directors or producers.

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Movie Explorer 1.8

News Explorer 1.8.4: Usability improvements and fixes

News Explorer 1.8.4 contains new features focused on usability, quite a few compatibility improvements and some bug fixes.

All editions

The following improvements are implemented in all editions of News Explorer:

  • The image extraction engine supports now urls with query parameters. In the previous version, the query parameters were omitted, which sometimes resulted in 'Invalid images'.
  • Images based on relative links are now properly displayed. The previous version only showed a dreaded question mark icon for this kind of image.
  • Improved support for feeds without unique article identifiers.

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News Explorer 1.8.4

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