May 2005 - December 2006 News Archive

November 22nd, 2006

Official Release of Instant Hidden Internet 2.2

Instant Hidden Internet version 2.2 was released earlier this week. Probably the most important update to the program is that it is now compatible with Firefox 1.5+. Support has also been added for the Offline Explorer web browser.

Apart from new browser compatibility, version 2.2 has added support for the "alt" key in a hotkey sequence, the ability to hide Internet file download windows for all browsers, and have the order of taskbar buttons maintained. There is also a completely new GUI (interface) and various minor bug fixes and updates.

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November 2nd, 2006

An Update

No, I'm not dead. This last year has not been fun though. However, I am feeling fairly well now, so it's soon time to work on software updates.

Secret Color Picker version 3.0 will be released soon. I am also going to update Instant Hidden Internet since it is currently not compatible with newer browser releases, including Firefox.

March 25th, 2006

The Sickness

I have been ill with two colds and a mystery bug for over a month now. This is the first time in many years that I have become sick for more than just a few days. It has really put me behind in my schoolwork and in my programming. I did not want to make an announcement on this, as it is a personal matter, but I find that it has too greatly impeded the progress of my software development, and as such, I ought to inform Magnonic Software's visitors of the situation. I am still hoping to release Secret Color Picker before the end of the month, but who knows what the future entails. I will be going to see the doctor next week, and hopefully I'll be on the road to recovery.

UPDATE: I went to see my doctor earlier this week, and I had a few tests done on me. The results came in, and I tested positive for mononucleosis (aka mono). I believe I was initially suffering from a cold, which was then followed by mono. My doctor said I should be better in 2 more weeks. During this time, inquiries will still be answered and orders will still be processed.

I will be ill for an indefinite amount of time. All development will be halted until I am healthy and able to continue working. However, as mentioned earlier, emailed inquiries will still be answered and software purchases will still be processed.

January 11th, 2006

A Brief Note

I would like to thank the few who have sent in donations. Although there have not been many, the donations that have been made are greatly appreciated.

Due to circumstances outside of my control, the release of the new version of Secret Color Picker has been delayed by well over a month. It was originally scheduled to be released in late November, 2005. The actual release date will now be mid-late January, 2006. I sincerely apologize for the delay but the wait will be worth it. The new version will be a tremendous upgrade from the current version of Secret Color Picker.

UPDATE: Unfortunately due to my busy work and school schedules, among other projects I am currently working on, the release Secret Color Picker will be delayed by one week. Magnonic Software has slowly been creeping down my priority list due to the very low traffic and revenue it generates. My apologies but I promise to release the next version of Secret Color Picker by early February. Circumstances completely outside of my control have AGAIN resulted in the delay. I am horribly sorry. An individual who was supposed to help me with a small portion of the program has continuously screwed me over. I've been very patient and nice with him, but I've had enough with him. Release date should be early March now. I have also been sick with a terrible cold, and busy with school, another project, and my job. I never intended for the delays to be this long and continuous. This has never happened before, and I will assure it never happens again. Once again, I am sorry.

November 15th, 2005

Update

This website hasn't been updated for a while, due to an extremely low number of donations (only 2 in the past 5 months) and software purchases (only 4 in the past 5 months). However, Secret Color Picker is currently undergoing a major update. The new version should be released later this week or early next week. After work is finished on Secret Color Picker, work will begin on the next version of Desktop Animator. These two programs are being updated due to a couple small donations and feedback that have been received over the months. However, like mentioned before, progress is slow due to the extremely low number of donations. If you would like to see more frequent and better updates of Magnonic Software's programs or if you just simply enjoy using Magnonic Software's programs, please donate. Any amount of money, no matter how small, helps.

UPDATE: A flaw that has been discovered with the implementation of a new and more advanced External Color Zoom will result in the release of Secret Color Picker being delayed by a few days.

July 13th, 2005

Donations Needed

Magnonic Software is desperate for money. Only a few copies of Name and Property Modifier have been sold since its release in early June, and no donations have been received. I have worked very hard on these programs, and updates for my programs will be drastically slowed down (if not halted completely) without sufficient funds. If you are using one of our many freeware programs, PLEASE consider making a donation. You can make a donation to Magnonic Software by clicking here. If you are using Secret Color Picker and you want to send your Donation Code to remove the nag messages in Secret Color Picker, you can make a donation by clicking here.

July 9th, 2005

Secret Color Picker 2.1 Released

Version 2.1 of Secret Color was released a few days ago. It is highly recommended to download this new version of Secret Color as many new features were added and there have also been quite a few bug fixes.

June 29th, 2005

Instant Hidden Internet 2.1 Released

After receiving a 4/5 star rating on Download.com, I read their review, and decided to update Instant Hidden Internet. The program now includes a built-in uninstall utility (useful for those who download the stand-alone exe in the zip file), an updated help file, and minor miscellaneous updates. This program is proving to be fairly popular (500 downloads in just over a week), so I recommend you try it out for yourself.

I am also beginning work on Secret Color Picker. I will be releasing version 2.0 within a week.

Also, if you enjoy using my freeware, PLEASE donate. I have received less than $25 from sales and donations. At the rate things are going, Magnonic Software will be forced shut-down by next year.

June 20th, 2005

New Version Releases: Instant File Access, Instant Hidden Internet, Name and Property Modifier, Speedy Net, and TP Win Desk

In case you don't know yet, over the course of the past two weeks I have updated numerous programs. Most of the new version releases contain only minor upgrades. However, Instant Hidden Internet, Name and Property Modifier, and Speedy Net, contain fairly major upgrades, and I highly recommend you download them. I will also be updating my other programs (Desktop Animator, Enigmessage, and Secret Color Picker) in the near future.

In other news, Name and Property Modifier and Instant Hidden Internet are now on Download.com. Unfortunately, the wrong version of Name and Property Modifier was uploaded to Download.com, and I had to pay a large fee to have Download.com upload the correct version ASAP. Due to this, and the fact that Magnonic.com has not sold many programs, I have decided to include advertising on this website. I regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

June 5th, 2005

Minor Updates to Magnonic.com

Magnonic.com will be under going some minor construction over the next few days. I am just adding some small improvements, and changing a few things. I am still going to have to eventually redesign this website since it is extremely slow on dial-up connections.

UPDATE: All improvements to Magnonic.com have been made. There will be no need to redesign the website for the time being.

June 2nd, 2005

Name and Property Modifier Released

Name and Property Modifier is now available for download! In brief, this program allows you to rename multiple files, folders, MP3s and WMAs, convert images, and edit file properties. For much more information and screenshots, visit Name and Property Modifier's webpage.

If you purchase Name and Property Modifier before June 10th, 2005 at 11:59:59 PM, you will receive a 25% discount off the regular price and all future updates free of charge!

Click here to visit Name and Property Modifier's webpage or click here to immediately begin downloading Name and Property Modifier.

As a final note, please contact Magnonic Software's President if you have any questions, comments or if you find any bugs in the program by clicking on the "Contact Us" button on the left side of this page.

June 1st, 2005

Name and Property Modifier to be Released This Week

Flaws with implementation of security for shareware programs have been fixed. Name and Property Modifier will be released this week. I am still working on getting an automated key generator online so users who purchase shareware programs will instantly receive their registration key and will be able to use the full version of a shareware program. However, in the mean time, purchases will be made on the Program Registration page using PayPal and buyers will receive their registration key within 24 hours.

I will also be updating the screenshots and description for Enigmessage later on this week. Enigmessage will be released in early June of 2005.

May 22nd, 2005

Program EXEs are now in Zip Files

Due to a Security Warning that is displayed every time an executable downloaded from the Internet is opened on computers using Windows XP, all Magnonic Software's EXEs available for download have been placed in Zip files. Not only does this prevent those annoying and unnecessary security warnings from appearing, but it also decreases the amount of time it takes to download programs off Magnonic.com and it reduces the "strain" on Magnonic.com's bandwidth. Users who are running older operating systems may need WinZip to open zip files. WinZip can be used indefinitely without having to purchase the program. Please note this does not affect installers and installers will not be placed in ZIP files.

I am also still waiting for those flaws to be fixed with the security implementation for my shareware programs. I am growing very frustrated at the lack of cooperation and communication between the parties involved. I apologize for the delay.

May 11th, 2005

Official Launch of Magnonic Software Approaching

I've been working hard this past while on Enigmessage and Name and Property Modifier. Major changes have been made to both programs. Another person and I have already tested a beta version of Name and Property Modifier on a couple of computers, and the results look promising. I will be releasing Name and Property Modifier probably some time this week or next week. Although Enigmessage is complete, there are still a few things I'd like to go over in that program before actually releasing a final version of it to the public.

I will be doing some maintenance on the website today. This includes updating the descriptions and screenshots for Enigmessage and Name and Property Modifier, it also includes taking down the Instant History Eraser section. I have deemed Instant History Eraser to be a very low priority program now. As a result, I don't know if I'll ever bother completing it so I am taking down its web page and all references to it on this website. Depending on the success of Magnonic Software, I may start working on Instant History Eraser again to finish it up and release it in the future.

UPDATE: Major flaws that are outside of my range of control have been encountered with the implementation of security measures for the shareware programs. Hopefully these issues will soon be corrected.