What's New in Above & Beyond 2012
1. Surf Log. When you mark
done an item or insert a surprise item, AB will create a note (if none
exists for the item) that contains the titles of all the web pages you have
browsed to since the last time such a note was created. Only Chrome and IE
are supported. This provides supporting details for your done tasks --
detailed archival info for later reference. Additionally, all web pages
viewed while AB running are logged to files in a subfolder of the AB data
folder called "surf history." There is one file per day. Only pages that are
in the foreground for 5 seconds or more will be logged.
2. Progress Indicator.
The main window appears immediately instead of after the data has been
loaded. The progress of loading data at start up is displayed.
o Workload Balancing. Various
o Sharing of Schedules over
Network made more robust
o Global List.Various enhancements.
o Priority List. Various enhancements.
o Sorting of schedule appointments and range-bound tasks
o F4 has replaced Alt+F5 since it is such a frequent command.
o autoexec, exec and webconnect invoked on F5 are ignored on
F4 and Alt+F5.
o Project matching for surprise items
o Symbol for "continued" (&) added on Start or alt+Start of a Done item.
o Alt+arrow quick duration adjustment default increments be 10-minutes when
under 10-minutes, instead of 5-minute increments; There is still an option
in Preferences for 1-minute increments in all cases.
o Toolbar stays on. Some users accidentally switched it off and didn't know
how to restore.
o The "Optimize" label in Preferences has been replaced with "Autosort."
o The "AutoPilot" label in Preferences has been replaced with "Autobalance."
o The first price change in 10 years. Prices have dropped 30% on our various
configurations. New Pro licenses are $99. Pro upgrades $49. This is due to
lower technical support costs as Above & Beyond becomes exceedingly stable.
This year we celebrate 20 years since Above & Beyond 1.0 was released in
o Attached Notes unique identifiers assured. This
affected users who had scheduled more than 32,000 items over the years.
o Fixed a bug that was causing undone memos to be scheduled before last done
item. This fix only affects PRO users.
o Fixed a bug in Autobalance that was causing the selection bar to be moved
to an overdue or due-today floating task in today's schedule. This could
make it possible to think you're rescheduling the selected item using the
pop up calendar, and reschedule a different one before you realize the
selection bar has moved on its own. This only affects PRO users who had
Autobalance (pka AutoPilot) on.
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