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Release Notes

Version 4.4

  • Implemented fix for Mac OS X Lion in version 4.4.18, see FAQ for more information.
  • Added web form autofill support for Firefox version 5, see FAQ.
  • Created Firefox Add-On (plug-in, extension) to autofill web forms with items stored in DataVault for Mac.
  • Added Save Form feature to DataVault Add-On for Firefox. Fill a form with appropriate values then click on Save Form button before submitting to add item to DataVault.
  • Added Gererate Password button to DataVault Add-On for Firefox.
  • Added skip-ahead searching to Firefox Add-On. Click on Web Form in DataVault bar then type letter to skip to first item in drop-down list beginning with the letter. Continue typing letter to move to next occurences.
  • Implemented automatic backup feature. Creates multiple backups in /users/username/Documents folder when item details are modified.
  • Added Preference setting to change the folder in which automatic backups are stored.
  • When clicking on copy-to-clipboard icon in item form, user is alerted if field contents includes a leading or trailing blank to avoid errors using passwords on internet forms.
  • Added ability to select multiple items by holding down Command key to delete items or move them to another folder.
  • Fixed issue of importing CSV files with Unicode characters such as accented vowels in certain languages.
  • Enhanced cut & paste from item form to work in view mode in addition to edit mode.
  • Clicking on item name or field labels in item view now switches to edit mode.
  • Implemented "Import from 1Password" under File > Import menu in addition to numerous other 3rd party applications.
  • Enhanced notes field editing return to line, copy from view mode.
  • Fixed compatibility issues when exporting and importing DataVault Exchange (*.DVX) files between DataVault for Windows and DataVault for Mac.
  • Cursor now starts in search field on start-up.
  • Other minor enchancements; improved graphics & help text, added confirmation to cancel sync.

Version 4.3
  • Implemented sync via Mobile Me with DataVault for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch.
  • Implemented sync via free WebDav servers; Swissdisk.com, Box.net, GMX.net, MyDisk.se, MyDrive.ch
  • Added 2-way synchronization based on application file sharing (OS v3.2 and above). Provides ability to sync using iTunes and data cable.
  • Implemented synchronization using IP address. This allows users to synchronize over fixed line (Ethernet) cable as long as desktop has a fixed IP address.
  • Added communication port number to synchronize settings. This allows user to select a different port in case other applications are using or blocking the default port.
  • Implemented synchronization by email with DataVault for BlackBerry.
  • Implemented Preferences in DataVault menu bar with numerous user defined settings.
  • Added ability to move data file to any folder.
  • Added Time Out duration setting in Preferences. This allows user to set an inactivity delay after which DataVault will require user to login again.
  • Implemented Time Out Action in Preference so user can choose whether to Lock or Exit DataVault when Time Out duration has been exceeded.
  • Added Maximum Login Attempts in Preferences to choose how many times a user can enter the wrong password before erasing data.
  • Added Password Box Style selection to allow user to choose between larger login screen with vault background or smaller, text-only login window.
  • Implemented Synchronization Conflict Resolution options in Preferences. When user has edited the same item on handheld and desktop, user can choose between following options to resolve conflict; Manually, Desktop Wins, Handheld Wins. 
  • Added Confirm Deletions option to synchronization settings. 
  • Added animation and sound effects to user login screen. Animation can be skipped an sound effects can be turned off in Preferences.
  • Implemented Import > CSV (comma separated values) to import user created text file or CSV files exported from Cryptmagic, MiniSafe, SplashID, Turbo Passwords, Password Plus, Palm Secret, KeePass & mSecure by mSeven Software.
  • Added Custom option to Import > CSV menu option to map fields from text file to desired position in DataVault.
  • Implemented Export to CSV.
  • Improved category & type selection issues when adding or editing and item.
  • Improved Add Item feature; defaults to most recent category & type, cursor focus moves to item name field.
  • Fixed issue of strength meter displaying Strong password without entering punctuation mark.
  • Fixed "Passwords Mismatch" alert.
  • Improved print items feature to include all fields for each items and list items in alphabetical order.
  • Fixed toolbar customization "save on exit" issue.
  • Numerous minor improvements and fixes; improved tree-view open & close folder icons, item highlight bar; escape out of icon matrix, added grayed out "Edit label", "Edit value" markers to empty item form, in-app help text, submit login password with return, fixed Notes field sync issue, added "DataVault" in synchronization service header to facilitate selection from handheld.

Version 4.2
  • Implemented application file sharing for iPads running OS version 3.2 and above. Allows a users to import and export files in DataVault exchange format (DVX) including items, categories & types. Can be used to exchange files with DataVault for Mac or DataVault for Windows desktops.
  • Implemented synchronization wirelessly over Wi-Fi with DataVault for BlackBerry in addition to DataVault for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch.
  • Implemented maximum login attempts "auto-destruct" to erase data after user enter wrong password 5 times in a row.
  • Added Expand/Collapse button below tree view.
  • Implemented full database import & export in XML with category and type for each item.
  • Fixed problem with importing and exporting item notes over 2,000 characters in size.
  • Added Total Entries counter under left hand panel.
  • Changed login screen to default to masked password.
  • Improved item form layout.

Version 4.1
  • Clipboard cleared when quitting DataVault.
  • Added checkbox to mask or unmask password when logging in to DataVault.
  • Added strength meter to password generator. Strength meter displays whether the password selected by the user is strong, good or weak based on industry accepted guidelines for password selection.
  • Add Hint option so user can decide if they want to create a question that will remind user of master password if correctly answered.
  • Improved list view to show several item fields in columns.
  • Implemented Duplicate Item feature to create copy of active item with "Copy" added to item name. Save time when entering new items.
  • Implemented Hide/Show button below item details panel. Hiding item form makes more space available to show items in list view.
  • Fixed synchronization issue generating "Error parsing" warning messages.

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