PerfectTablePlan newsletter

PerfectTablePlan newsletter 36

PerfectTablePlan on Mac OS X 10.7

PerfectTablePlan v4.2.6 has been tested on Mac OS X  10.7 (Lion). No problems were found.

Version 5 progress

We continue to make progress on PerfectTablePlan v5. Here are a couple more sneak peeks at some of the things we are working on.

We know event planners love their iPads. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to guide your guests to their seats using your iPad? We are working on a feature that will allow you to export your plan to the web with a few mouse clicks. This will enable you to publish it to any device with a web browser, including an iPad. Although you won't be able to edit the plan from a web browser, it will be much more interactive than a PDF. 

PerfectTablePlan in a browser on an iPad

PerfectTablePlan exported to a web browser on an iPad

E-shaped table
An E-shaped table - with no joins!


Printing barcodes on stationery

There is plenty more, but we are keeping them under wraps for now. Watch this space for further news...

Version 5 platform support

The current version of PerfectTablePlan supports:

  • Windows: 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (32 and 64 bit versions)
  • Mac OS X: 10.7, 10.6, 10.5, 10.4, 10.3.9 (32 and 64 bit versions, Intel and PPC processors)

In version 5 we plan to drop support for Windows 2000, Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.3.9 and PPC architecture Macs, as very few people are now using these platforms. Dropping support for PPC processors will also allow us to halve the size of PerfectTablePlan downloads for the Mac.

So the new platforms supported will be:

  • Windows: 7, Vista, XP (32 and 64 bit versions)
  • Mac OS X: 10.7, 10.6, 10.5 (32 and 64 bit versions, Intel processors)

We will also add support for new OS's as they become available (e.g. Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8).

Farewell Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Steve JobsWe weren't fans of Steve Jobs' authoritarian style, but it is hard not to admire his accomplishments. From humble origins, he turned the worlds of personal computing, animation, music and mobile phones upside down. The Apple Macintosh computer was a masterpiece, years ahead of its time. When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 he led it from the brink of bankruptcy to the second most valuable company in the world. If you haven't watched the video of his inspiring 2005 Stanford commencement speech we recommend you do so - we think it is worth 15 minutes of anyone's time.

Andy Brice
Oryx Digital Ltd