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What other BeerSmith products would you be interested in?

A BeerSmith Book (inc selections from the blog)
6 (9.1%)
A BeerSmith Radio/Podcast Show (weekly)
21 (31.8%)
A Beginning Brewing DVD
6 (9.1%)
Intermediate/Advanced Brewing DVD
17 (25.8%)
Other (add your suggestion)
16 (24.2%)

Total Members Voted: 45

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2010, 01:17:10 PM »
A podcast would be great!

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2010, 07:29:22 PM »
First and foremost, a Mac version.

Since version 2 will have a MAC version, this may not be needed if you're patient. But Codeweavers has an application that will allow you to run Windows software on a MAC.

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/

I use the Linux version to run a few Windows programs under Linux. It does a decent job, not perfect, but other than some superficial stuff, the programs run as well as they do in Windows.

Whether or not you like Windows (I think the MAC has had a better OS since day one), it does serve a useful purpose for MAC owners--it helps keep the price down on the MAC since it's not the only kid on the block. If it were, you can be sure Apple would have much higher prices.

I only wish that Apple had better marketing in the beginning so that there would be more selection in software packages. Since it doesn't have the lion's share of market penetration compared to Windows, it isn't where most programmers want to put their efforts into.

I also think their hardware is of a higher quality than most of the PC brands that some with Windows installed. I don't think it is fairly priced for the extra quality, but it is very well made. I think that, if the prices on MACs came down to where the equivalent high-quality Windows PC or laptop was priced, we would see Apple's sales double or triple. At least wishes are free. :-)

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2011, 05:30:35 PM »
So, I purchased Beer Tools for my Mac.  Its ok, but I still have BeerSmith etched in my brain from the time I had a PC.  Beer Tools is not as user friendly as Beer Smith.   I am still waiting for the Mac version so I can switch back.   :-\

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2011, 10:52:53 PM »
Its moving along well - about to release the alpha version to a few select testers.

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2011, 05:04:30 AM »
I'd be happy to be a tester. My brew partners are running BeerSmith on their PCs and I'm using a Mac program. If we were all running the same app I could help you see how the two versions work together.

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2011, 06:43:46 PM »
I think a color pallet for adding your own adjuncts would be nice.

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2011, 07:11:30 PM »
 This might not be the forum for this question but, when using BeerSmith , after saving a recipe why doesn't my inventory get reduced by that amount , or am I doing something wrong?
  Please don't think I'm complaining.

You're right Shane, please post this question under "Support".
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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2011, 10:03:51 AM »
on a non-software comment, I'd like to see a nice HEAVY-material (something that would last and be comfortable) Beersmith T-shirt.  The new beersmith2 logo is pretty cool, and well, thats my 2cents
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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2011, 10:22:53 PM »
Newbie here... my 'brewery' isn't near my puter...any plans for an Android app that can act as a simple recipe reader and data recorder that can synchronize with the BeerSmith PC database?  It wouldn't need all the bells and whistles,  just the helpful  brewday tools.
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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2011, 09:03:25 PM »
Hi. An iPad version please. I would love to be able to work in recipes without having to be on my computer.

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2011, 10:39:58 PM »
MaltLicker,
  I actually do have a set of BeerSmith tutorial videos now and they are free - you can reach them from the main BeerSmith.com site - I did most of them last Christmas.

  The videos got me interested in media since I ended up purchasing most of the audio equipment needed for a podcast or videocast for the screencast work.  I may explore a podcast a more a bit later this summer once I have a few other projects off my plate.

  If I do a DVD, I might have the videos online as well so one could purchase once and access either.  Perhaps a downloadable iPod version as well.

  I'm certainly not discarding BeerSmith or slowing work on BS 2.0 - but I am thinking of what people might like to see once I start to wrap up the main BS 2.0 effort.  We've had very good success with the blog with a large following, so I am exploring what other efforts I might be able to spin off.  A book/kindle book, for example, is not hard to do as I have most of the material already created as a series of articles on the blog.

Cheers,
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2011, 06:56:43 AM »
Of we had a way to take recipes from the computer to the smartphone, that would be AMAZING. in iPhone and/or Android app that could have shopping lists, timers and notes that can be imported to the mobile device and then upload results or changes back to the desktop or laptop.

Add in a couple of brew day calculators (gravity correction, refractometer conversion, etc. ) and you'd have the ne plus ultra of brewing software.

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2012, 01:36:53 PM »
I would prefer to see all attention going towards more rapid improvements and feature enhancements of the Beersmith software (there are some great ones posted in this forum), rather than in other directions.

There are plenty of books/blogs/podcasts/video shows out there for homebrewers. Your software seems to be one of the best out there, and it's priced very reasonably (thank you for that). I think there are many feature enhancements that could be made to the software. Judging from some of the most responded to suggestions, I know everyone would love to see an Android and IOS version of the software. Why not start there? Brewing calendar integration with Google Calendar? Bulk recipe buying for planned upcoming brew sessions? Regular updates to ingredient suppliers ingredients (new hops and yeast, etc.)

I think there are enough of us picky users out there to keep you busy on Beersmith alone  :D

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2012, 12:53:09 PM »
I would like to see BeerSmith2 run on an IPad.  It is easier to take to club meetings and share recipes and techniques with fellow club members than taking a Laptop.

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Re: Other BeerSmith Products You Would Like to See?
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2012, 08:17:39 PM »
I know you are probably tired of hearing it, but an app for the iphone/ipad would be great for shopping and reference. Just something simple to display the xml file would make me eternally happy. At least for a while. :)

 

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