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PowerMapper for Mac OS X
PowerMapper is now available for OS X, providing one-click site mapping for the Mac. The Mac version has the same site map styles as the Windows version, but with an easier to use interface. This release is functionally identical to PowerMapper 5.18 for Windows, with the exception of some map customization options. The Desktop Suite (which bundles PowerMapper and SortSite) is now also available for Mac OS X. You can download a free 30 day trial of PowerMapper.
Desktop quarterly releases - Feb 2012
The latest quarterly PowerMapper and SortSite maintenance releases are now available. New features include: View Source command added to right click menu Updated W3 DTDs to match validator.w3.org (pulls in fix for USEMAP in XHTML 1.1 Second Edition) Added compatibility checks for Firefox 9,10,11 and Chrome 16,17 versions Added support for CSS3 properties that have reach candidate recommendation status Fixes include: Handle zero sized thumbnail images caused by buggy display driver Avoid blank thumbnail images on pages that only contain Flash movies or META refresh directives Don't detect broken anchors in non-standard CSS e.
PowerMapper and SortSite quarterly releases
The latest quarterly PowerMapper and SortSite maintenance releases are now available. New features include: BlackBerry, Firefox 5 and Chrome 12 added to browser compatibility tests Autocomplete for forms Enhanced spell checking options Fixes include: Performance improvements Handle Arabic character encoding in content rules Handle pages with contradictory character encoding in HTTP headers and META charset These are available to all customers with active support and maintenance contracts via the Update Watch feature in each application.
Analytics visualization with PowerMapper Pro 5
One of the great new features in PowerMapper 5 is the ability to overlay data onto a sitemap. Here's an example using data imported from Google Analytics: To overlay data from Google Analytics: Go to the Top Content report for your site in Google Analytics Choose the Export option at the top of the page and choose CSV (this exports only the data shown on screen, which is 10 pages by default, so you may want to increases the number of rows displayed) Save the exported file somewhere on your PC Create a map of your site in PowerMapper Professional Select the Import command from the File menu Choose the file you saved at step 3 Note: not all of the map styles support data overlays - try the Electrum or Isometric map styles first
Release: PowerMapper 5.0
We've just launched PowerMapper 5.0, which will be available to all customers with a support and maintenance contract before the end of the month. New features in this release include: Two new map styles Import data from Google analytics or webmaster tools Overlay imported data onto site maps (little graphs are drawn next to page thumbnails) Add design notes to maps (use this when using the site map as a blueprint for site re-development) Extract links from Flash sites Resizable page thumbnails Support for non-European character sets including Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean User interface improvements including customizable toolbars and new map wizard Exporting meta data Support for Windows 7 We'll talk about the new features in more detail in follow-up posts.
Part of the our sales strategy for 2009 is expanding our reseller program. In January we signed up Dell, Compucom and QBS Software. We're always on the lookout for new resellers, and offer generous discounts for volume sales.
Release: PowerMapper 4.15
We shipped the latest maintenance release of PowerMapper over the weekend. The focus of this release was improving performance on large sites. Scanning a large site is now up to 10x faster (depending on network speed). We were aiming for a 2x speed improvement, so we're pretty thrilled. We also updated Google sitemap export to match the current (0.9) schema from sitemaps.org, and fixed a crash on the Japanese version of Windows XP.
PowerMapper 4.12: export to PNG and HTML
We released PowerMapper 4.12, the latest release of our site mapping tool, a couple of weeks ago, with some long overdue features: Export maps as HTML Export maps as PNG (useful for using maps in reports/presentations) Excel Site Report (useful for information architecture/site redesign) SortSite 2.04, our link checking and web site testing product was released at the same time and also has a new HTML export option.
PowerMapper and SortSite now available boxed
In response to customer requests we're making PowerMapper and SortSite available in retail boxes, with help of the folks at SwiftCD. The first boxes should be rolling out of production on Monday, and will be available to buy from our web site early next week.
Getting certified for Windows Vista - part 2
We got our test results back from VeriTest this morning - first time pass - PowerMapper is now Certified for Vista. Apart from the installer, the main bit of engineering work needed to ensure certification was support for Vista Restart Manager. This is one of the best hidden features in Vista - it allows the OS to restart your application where it left off after a reboot or a crash.
Getting certified for Windows Vista - part 1
After some hard work we've finally submitted PowerMapper, our site-mapping product, for "Certified for Vista" testing (aka logo testing). The previous version had gone through the "Designed for XP" test, so we thought it would be easy to get certified for Vista. We were wrong. The tests themselves are split into three areas: Security and Compatibility (test cases 1-10) Most desktop apps should pass these tests with few, if any, modifications.