Created the old-school 'SmartOut'
not SmartOutline application. Drag in icons and write notes
in the workspace, save to an .out document. We used it
basically to collect client requirements and keep the
information organized for our in-house purposes. (It was
not very attractive.)
on vacation, Light bulb! Ideas erupted to advance 'SmartOut'
to what is SmartOutline today! Basically saw that notes are
just the beginning of what the application could be. Can we
dynamically call other applications and integrate its
functionality seamlessly? If so, good-bye 92 Honda Accord.
New Orleans on vacation,
Light bulb! Tested theory, it worked!
the SmartOutline theory and business application to
Created initial plan for
||Designed the add-in and extensibility model.
Created an 'Eight Track' tape to 'Eight Track' player type
Atlanta Ga, Began designing
extensibility model and application. We saw that the
application has more value if it is adaptable for any
development after other priorities were complete!
Created our team's most
popular add-in, Webpage markup! Wow, I really like this
feature. Place notes over any website and even use images
from other websites.
SmartOutline Knowledgebase Server and how it would become a
part of the SmartOutline Edition Family. Basically settled
on the Knowledgebase server application to be developed
with Microsoft .Net as a desktop application that would
run on demand server and as a background Windows
Service. This would give the administrator the ability
to decide how they wish to process the knowledgebase items.
Standard, Professional, Enterprise for Beta testing.
Set release expectations and
release date 9/30/2003.
||Removed overzealous features.
SmartOutline Knowledgebase Transport - .Net Windows Service
Complete! This application runs as a windows service on
Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003 Server in the background. It
performs the duties of picking up the Knowledgebase items
and updating the Microsoft SQL 2000 database. Next, we
build the SmartOutline Knowledgebase Server. This will
allow the database to be searched, reported and exported.
totally missed our release date and are proud of it. We
have decided to re-engineer SmartOutline with .Net
technology. Why? The reasons are too compelling. Developers
can create add-ins for SmartOutline in minutes! Users can
get add-ins via an internal download and install them
quietly without interruption. Solutions may be built on top
of SmartOutline easier. There are many more reasons, I must
get back to work now. Remember, patience is a virtue.
Focus Group - Today, we held
a focus group with various types of professionals,
technical and non-technical alike. Feedback form the
attendees stated that SmartOutline indeed is a cutting edge product, yet
needed more features to lead in the new or basic user. This
feedback will translate into templates and sample
outlines. Thank you focus group attendees!
Standard and Enterprise are ready for operation. We are
open for business!
It took a while, but we are done. The Web Stickies
application exhausted our resources, but building this
add-in was well worth the time invested. As my grandfather
would say, "Buggy" just take your time, you'll get there.
Get your copy today!
What's next? We are building the partner API for bulk and
on-demand purchases. We are re-engineering the
Knowledge Base Server. It will support users contributing
knowledge base items from any location and not limiting them to
be within the same network.
our first sell!
We have worked very hard for this day and we will continue
to innovate solutions, educate and inspire our customers to
demand the best from us.
We will deliver the best products!
Ok we are not going to post every sell. We are excited
about not just the sells but the feedback from potential
customers as well. We are hearing chatter like...There is
nothing like SmartOutline... I can't believe the
flexibility...Features are plenty without drowning the
We have received many request on how to build add-ins for
SmartOutline. Now the center for developers is open. Today
the developers center provides basic instructions and downloads for
developers. In the future
it will be the hub for developer community, ecommerce and
SmartOutline Info Portal
Yes, we pulled the rabbit out of the hat with this add-in. We've just completed a
new add-in for converting SmartOutline document information
instantly into a web portal. It's not just very cool, it's
practical. This is a must see. We'll be posting samples
SmartOutline Info Portal 1.0 Released!
Now this is productive. The SmartOutline.com developers
have exercised their option to create an add-in to convert SmartOutline documents to web portals. It instantly creates
a fully functional website in seconds based on your outline
document. Click, save and publish.
Easy to use and very useful!
Hey, we are still working!
Many have asked where are the new milestones? Well we are
making improvements to the existing version before moving
on to the server. We have many ideas from our customers and
employees as well. This next add-in will blow your socks
off if you are into business metrics. Also graph folks, we
have not forgot about you.
We are working hard to be the true flagship in the
free-form information management industry.
We've added package pricing for large account customers to
take advantage of bulk purchases online.
* New Feature :
Inner Relate Outline Items
Many customers have asked about having the ability to
relate items on the outline. We have gladly added this
capability and will further enhance this feature to its
Got more suggestions, use our feedback form at
Interactive Learning Center - Now Open
Learn more, faster with our online learning center.
It's easy, just
click, view and learn!
* New Workspace Add-in :
Business users have asked about charting. We have
responded. Our interactive charts is exactly what they
asked for and more. Interactive 3D-rotation, change series
values by selecting the actual chart. Dynamically adjust
chart with grid. Over 40 customizable display settings.
Get much more with SmartOutline!
* New Workspace Add-in :
Interactive Charts : Part 2
Import Excel, save as multiple Image types, drag-n-drop
columns and rows to adjust chart order.
* More Productive Features
Auto-Save, Auto-Backup and Auto-Update options
Plus new Upgrade products
automation is beautiful!
* Title Change
We recently changed SmartOutline Business Edition to
SmartOutline Professional. This new title more closely
reflects the target user and their needs.
* More Exports
Export your entire outline to Microsoft Word!
automation is still beautiful!
* New SmartOutline 2007a is
We will be releasing our best version ever this week. With
more that 200 upgrades, performance enhancements and two
new add-ins, you bet we are excited and you will be too.
* SmartOutline loses
We reduced SmartOutline's over all memory consumption by
Users will realize about 1 -3 mb memory consumption while
idle or low application usage and 10-13 mb memory while is
* Developers get a gift
You probably realize by now that SmartOutline is very
flexible. To date SmartOutline has promoted its add-in API
as the easiest add-in interface to integrate with
SmartOutline. Now the engineers of SmartOutline have taken
the concept of open-architecture to a new level. We have
released an add-in builder wizard. This application uses
existing usercontrols and allows anyone with limited to no
knowledge SmartOutline's API to quickly generate
SmartOutline compatible add-in in minutes. This is done
with absolutely no programming for integration.
Huge, very huge!
http://sdk.SmartOutline.com for details
* SmartOutline to CHM...
hum what a powerful concept?
Placed first BETA download of our new HTML Help Builder.
Export any SmartOutline document to a Microsoft HTML Help
Workshop format. Then edit and or compile the project
The next release will be
within a week. This release will include more options and
control over output.
* Bye-Bye Flash Player
We have removed the dependency on Macromedia's Flash
Player, yet we still are using flash on our start page.
This is an important milestone as users had issues with the
flash player versions. Some user also voiced that they
didn't want to installed another player. This caused
problems. So we removed the player from SmartOutline, but
left in the rich Flash Intro experience.
Way to go team!
* SmartOutline Windows
Vista Tested and approved
SmartOutline 2007 passes all Windows Vista stability and
outstanding sales volume for the month of May!
Are you ready for SmartOutline
preparing to release our next version. This release is
scheduled for mid March.
2010 pre-release available!
Includes Webstickies Add-in - Highlight content, place
notes, and shapes over web pages.
SmartOutline 2010 - Tested
and running smoothly on Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit)
Finally after some weeks of research, lots of hard work and
our new friends in Germany - SmartOutline is now ready of
for the new operating systems.
Super thanks - Gregor B.
SmartOutline 2010 - Tested
and running very fast on Windows 7 ( 32 and 64 ) bit