Posts from November 2011.

v5.4 Updates Roundup

With the release of v5.4.5 last week, we are reaching the end of our 5.x release cycle and are now preparing for the v6 launch. Since the initial release of v5.4, we have released a number of minor updates, most of which were fixes to specific issues not impacting most users.

We’ve received inquiries asking about what specific changes have been incorporated into these maintenance releases. As we transition into v6 development, we thought it would be a good time to do a wrap-up of these changes in the v5.4 maintenance releases:


  • Automatically detect a loss of connection to Public Folders and attempt to restore the connection
  • Use different icons in the Project selector for Public Folders to better distinguish them from local folders
  • More effective deletion of Project suggestions from the Edit Suggestions function


  • Fix a stability issue when using Word as an editor for composing emails in Outlook 2003
  • Prevent a rare problem of a loss of connection to the suggestion database in Outlook 2010 while running
  • Filter out disabled AutoFile Groups in the AutoFile create rule window
  • Adjust Windows XP Theme detection to prevent UI color mismatches in certain environments
  • Translate Exchange addresses to more readable email addresses when creating Tasks/Appointments from messages
  • Fix crash when contact support button is pressed on severe error dialog before the application is initialized


  • Fix issue where categories are not saved in task creation from Dashboard when Project to category synchronization is disabled


  • Fix issue with suggestions database where version was not being incremented


  • Fix stability issue with loading recurring Appointments from the MessageContext
  • Set defaults for Dashboard in the TWC version
  • Allow selection of !next category in Organizer review

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ClearContext v6: Flexibility and Efficiency

We are very excited to start telling you about the next major release of ClearContext, version 6. For some time, we have been hearing the need for more comprehensive support for various Outlook configurations such as multiple mail accounts and integration with multiple data files. The scope of these enhancements requires a major infrastructure overhaul, so after recently completing our planned set of v5 incremental releases, that’s where we’ve been focusing most of our efforts.

Along with these infrastructural changes, the other main goal of the v6 release is redesigning a number of features to make them more efficient and useful. To do the best job possible at incorporating feedback from our users, we will be handling the beta and pre-release development a bit differently from prior beta cycles. Beta participation will be limited exclusively to Connect members, and the beta program will be more focused on addressing user feedback.

As a reminder, Connect is our yearly subscription program for free upgrades, priority support and access to pre-release software. Before we begin beta testing of v6, we will provide opportunities for those who are not members or whose memberships have lapsed to join Connect.

Stay tuned over the coming weeks for additional information on ClearContext v6. We look forward to kicking off the beta program soon and having you involved in developing the next version of ClearContext!