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Announcing KitchenHub 1.5 - Our biggest release yet!

Wednesday March 2, 2011 by Richard

We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.5 of the KitchenHub Family Organizer. This is our biggest update yet and includes a whole bunch of new features that many of our users have been asking for. Some of the highlights include:

To Do Lists

You can now group your to do items into separate to do lists. We've set up a Personal and a Work list but you can create any lists that you like e.g. Holidays, School etc.
You can now mark a to do item as completed instead of just deleting it. By default the completed items remain visible for the remainder of the day but then drop off the home screen the next day.
We've added a new standalone to do list screen so you can easily see all of your new to do lists as well as giving you the ability to show just the open, completed or all to do items. You can also print your to do lists from this screen.
Finally, we made it even easier to delete or complete your items. Simply select the item by clicking the colored user icon then click the delete or completed button. Fast and easy!

Recipes

You can now add a photo to your recipes. Photos can be added directly from your computer or by copying and pasting e.g. from a web site recipe.
We've added a 5 star rating so you can mark your favorite (and worst!) recipes and you can search by the rating too.
Recipe ingredients can now be added directly to your shopping list. Click the shopping basket button on the recipe screen and all the ingredients will be displayed in a new window. From here you can edit the description of the ingredients and select/deselect which ingredients are required before adding them directly to your shopping list.
You can now email a recipe with a click of a button and we've also added recipe printing.

Shopping Lists

We've improved the printing of shopping lists. You can now choose to group your shopping list products by category or you can just print them in the order they appear in the list. We've also added multi-column printing to save on paper.
One other small feature that we think you'll like - the shopping basket icon on the home screen now shows the total number of items in your shopping list so you can easily see when its getting for a visit to the store. If you have multiple shopping lists and you don't want some of the items to be included in the total then simply edit the shopping list and uncheck the box "Exclude this list from total shopping items count" and any items on the list will be ignored.

Sticky Notes

You can now draw on the sticky notes in a choice of pen colors and we've also added an eraser to correct any mistakes. We've also added a choice of font sizes so you can get more text onto a note if required.
Sticky notes can now be deleted without having to open them first. Simply click the note to select then click the 'X' in the top right hand corner to delete.

Calendar

We've added a couple of new views to the calendar. The Day view allows you to see just one day in a full screen view. The Agenda view is similar to the calendar on the home screen but is larger so shows you more information as well as showing the appointment end times.
One other small change - past appointments on the agenda view are now dimmed once the appointment has ended, in the past it was dimmed once the appointment had started.
We've improved the calendar printing - you can now select the start time for the daily and weekly calendars and we also show you a print preview before printing.
Selecting appointment times is now much easier too. We now show the appointment length next to the end times and we better control the position of the selected time when the dropdown is first opened.
Finally, as with the to do items, you can now delete an appointment without having to open it. Simply select the appointment using the colored user icon to the left then click the Delete button.

Address Book

You can now print the details of a contact.
Contact photos can now be copied, pasted and edited.

Email

You can now print your emails.

Your installation of KitchenHub should upgrade itself to the new version automatically within the next 7 days, but if you can't wait that long then you can go to the Settings->About screen and click the "Check For Update" button to install it immediately.

As ever, if you have any questions or suggestions for new features then please let us know. We love to hear your feedback!

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