[APP][29.09.2009] TrineFix 2.1.8, utility for PIM data (fix duplicates, FileAs++)

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[EDIT 29.09.2009]
Updated to version 2.1.8...future versions are planned to be released on Marketplace.

Note...99% of issues with "crashing on startup" is because people either have not installed .Net 3.5, or they have not rebooted their phones after installing .Net 3.5! ;)

And one last thing, we will watch this thread, so feel free to ask for features, enhancements...we might add it in future versions on Marketplace.
Will update here when new version is on Marketplace with info about what is improved. ...it will most likely take a while before it is available...we are still in process of getting our account at Microsoft... :eek:


TrineFix is a utility that will fix a lot of issues you might have with your PIM data (Contacts, Appointments and Tasks)...and is you have no "issues" with PIM data, it still can be a benefit to easily do a cleanup with TrineFix (getting rid of very old appointments and so forth).

Duplicate contacts or appointments, FileAs on your contacts not as you like it, missing country codes, or not the format you want it to be!? TrineFix will fix it for you! :D



And if you sync with Outlook on your PC (or to a work server with Exchange), you will naturally get those data fixed on next sync too.
I have used it myself to fix my Outlook data at work...since my workphone syncs with my jobs Exchangeserver, so all fixes are applied at my work PC seconds later.


"Preview, manually correct, then apply the fix"
There are other applications that do much of the same, but TrineFix lets you always preview the data that will be affected, and even select/unselect individual items quickly, to give you full control.


Touchscreen, non-touchscreen, QVGA, VGA, WVGA, 320x320...
An another fairly unique feature of TrineFix is that it will adjust itself to different device types. If you have a smartphone, the buttons are smaller (since they do not need to be fingerfriendly), if you got a device with touchscreen the buttons are larger. If you have a touchscreen and no hardwarekeyboard, the software keyboard will show automatically when needed (option you can turn on/off under preferences). There are more, but I guess you are getting the point! ;-)


Some of the features in this version (2.0)
  • Duplicates (app, con)
You decide what fields should be compared (for example you might want to see all contacts that has similar names only)
Auto-remove exact duplicates, and get a preview of "near matches", and decide which instance to keep for these near matches​
  • FileAs (con)
In Outlook you can set FileAs (ie. "Firstname Lastname", "Lastname, Firstname"...) differently per contact. I prefer to have them all the same, and TrineFix can set it as you wish for all your contacts in one go.​
  • Country codes (con)
Change the formatting of countrycode on all your phonenumbers ("+1", "001", "(+1)", "(001)"...).
Add a default country code (your home country normally) to all phonenumbers that have no country code defined​
  • Bulk deletes (app, con, tsk)
Get a list of all appointments, contacts or tasks that has a specific keyword/characters in them, and quickly uncheck/check all or some of these and delete. Might sound complex, but it sure ain't when you do it in TrineFix! :)
  • Built-in version check and download feature
TrineFix now has same built in version check as all TrineSeries applications, so you get a hint when there is a newer version, with info about whats changed/improved since the version you have, and let's you download and install cab directly from the application​
  • Truly finger friendly (no small buttons or menus)
  • Keyboard friendly (we do not leave poor Smartphone owners behind:), do everything with the keyboard if you want to


DISCLAIMER
We have tested TrineFix a lot and everything works great in all our tests.
...but you should still for safeties sake, take a backup of all your PIM data before you use TrineFix, just in case... ;-)
You can for example use PIM Backup (http://www.dotfred.net/) which is free, and does exactly what it says! :)


Feedback
This is what this forum is for, let us know if something you want is missing, something works great, or heay if something plainly sucks, whatever...I think we can take it! :)


TrineFix...what a weird name!?
If you think the name "TrineFix" is weird...well, it's the name of my girlfriend (who has helped out with all my apps btw), and the reason I made this program when she got a problem while syncing with several PC's, and ended up with a LOT of duplicates, and it drove her mad...so I made an app that fixed Trines problem...ergo "TrineFix"...and later "TrineSeries"! So now you know the store behind the weird naming! :)

And her name is not pronounced "trayn" (like they did in the MsMobiles podcast...it made us both laugh:) ), but more "treeneh"...ok...diffucult to explain...it sounds nice in Norwegian at least! :)


Where's the scrollbars!?
Scrollbars are NOT shown as default, but you can turn that on under Preferences (Auto/Off). I have them off as default, since I think the scrollbars in WM are "ugly"...ok...I am crazy, I know! :-D


New versions
TrineFix will on startup check against our webserver if there is a new version available, this chech is done on a seperate thread and is very light on datatrafic (approx 40-50 characters/bytes).

Below are screenshots showing what you would see if you upgraded from 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 for example...
 
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Requirements:

Any Windows mobile phone
The program runs in all resolutions and screentypes, and work fine on both Smartphone (non-touchscreen) and traditional PocketPC variants (with touchscreen).

If anything looks weird on your device, please post some info about your device and the issue, and we'll look into it! :)

Language:
All texts in the application are in English, sorry too all the Frenchies, Norwegians (I am one of those:), Germans, so forth...you need to understand English to use this application...but since this site is in English, I presume you do! :)
The application will of course run fine on your device regardless of the language of your OS.

If you discover any bugs/problems/quirks
We hope there is no bugs, but if you find any, we want to fix them ASAP.
And it will help us considerably if you give us as much details as you can about the issue. If I am able to reproduce the issue in my end, it is always super easy to fix...and you get an update maybe just hours later! ;-)
If you do not want to send to much details in "public", feel free to send a PM me (Personal Message that is) or "PrincessTrine".
 
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Hi,
I have thinked about same application but on PC. Very good idea... I don't test your application but it seems good... I took a look on your web site, I hope you translate other applications (don't forget Frenchies ;o) ).
Good luck and very good job.
Regards,

LoOZ
 

RonnyGydar

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I took a look on your web site, I hope you translate other applications (don't forget Frenchies ;o) ).
Good luck and very good job.
All texts are in english, no special service for the Frenchies I am afraid! :-(
But heay, I am norwegian, and have given no special services for us either! :)

We are making a couple of more applications here, and all the new ones will be "international"...enough of "norwegian apps". But the existing/old ones we have currently for "norwegians only" are using local webservices and so forth, that are really only usefull in Norway.

But enough excuses...we will support the (english speaking) Frenchies from now on! :-D

And thanks for the nice words, we will do our best! :)
 
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noiced wht might be a small bug in country code fix:

some of the contacts ened up filed as
(+1) +1(555)555-1212 instead of 1(555)555-1212

otherwise a great program. fixed everything else perfect. thank you.
 

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Thanks for the info, will look at it immediately and "roll out" a fix! :)
Rolled out version 2.0.1 now, could not reproduce the exact problem, but did a enhancement in the "detect country code of phonenumber" part of my code...hope that cured it!

If not, the next one who experiences the same, great if you could PM me with phonenumber before and after fix...so I can reproduce the same issue in my end, and squash the bug for good! :)

Made a small enhancement at the same time, the menu where you select the type of formatting you want for countrycodes ("+1", "001"...) now will show examples with the countrycode that you last selected as default country...making the explanation on the menubuttons slightly more relevant for the user.
 

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I am going away until sunday on my brothers bachelor party tomorrow (hope my brother does not frequent XDA:), so I will not be able to do any fixes or replies until sunday evening.

"PrincessTrine" will monitor the thread the next 1.5 days, and reply as best as she can though! :)
 

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Any plans to add a "edit before dial" feature? This is a feature found on most Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones but not on WM. It's so frustrating.
 

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Any plans to add a "edit before dial" feature? This is a feature found on most Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones but not on WM. It's so frustrating.
Could you explain a little how that works, since I haven't seen that...and maybe we will add it...just need to know what it IS first! :)

[EDIT]
Feel free to describe how YOU (and others can do the same) would LIKE such a functionality to work. So we can get better idea of the issues one tries to solve with this.
I presume, from the sound of it, that it has something todo with "editing a number before dialing it"!?
Tried too google it, but better to get a description from people who actually have seen it in action, and a short description of how people then would like something like this on their WM phone.

[EDIT2]
From reading this http://blog.jake.net/2009/06/01/edit-before-dialing-please/ article on the web...it seems like it really can be solved with just using +44 (meaning "+" and "countrycode") as countrycode prefix and no "(0)" / "0" in the number:
The number should be written either 020 7123 1234 (with the country prefix assumed) or +44 207 123 1234.
..or am I misinterperating the article and the issue.

Sorry the questions...quess I just need to calm down here...and wait patiently for some input here...!? :-D
 
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Hey nice ROM you're running there too.. lol :)
...gotta use the best U know! ;-)

Too anyone wondering...I am using a WM 6.5 EnergyROM on my TouchPro which the screenshots were from. And me think NRGZ28 is tha man (or tha gal) behind that excellent ROM! :D
I am a bit off topic here in my own thread, so I will quit the off topic right HERE. :)
 
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Will it work with syncing with my PC and its Groupwise?

It seems as though this would work with my Palm Treo Pro (running Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional) when syncing using the USB sync to my PC for my Groupwise PIM data, even when it is running my Google apps, especially the calendar. (I had a lot of duplicates showing up when I tried to run the Google apps, using CompanionLink and thus quit trying it. I would love it if your utility would fix those problems whether across the USB connection or live across the wireless instant sync.) Will it indeed do well with this kind of setup?

Sorry for all the detail, but I wanted to make sure that I gave all of the correct info.

Thank you....
 

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It seems as though this would work with my Palm Treo Pro (running Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional) when syncing using the USB sync to my PC for my Groupwise PIM data, even when it is running my Google apps, especially the calendar. (I had a lot of duplicates showing up when I tried to run the Google apps, using CompanionLink and thus quit trying it. I would love it if your utility would fix those problems whether across the USB connection or live across the wireless instant sync.) Will it indeed do well with this kind of setup?

Sorry for all the detail, but I wanted to make sure that I gave all of the correct info.
Since I have not used Google apps, Groupwise, or CompanionLink, I can not say for sure. But since TrineFix will apply changes to contacts, appointments and tasks on your device, ANY sync program that syncs changes made on your device, would work fine.

Take a backup with PIM Backup, try it out...since it "should" work fine! :)

If not, I would like to know a little about what does not work as expected, and maybe I can add extra options/features to the duplicate-searches for example.

And no need to appologise for the amount of details...details is always good, that's my motto! :)