As you may have noticed, Purple Ghost Software has a new website design. It's a pretty big change so please let me know via the Contact form if you have any trouble using the site or finding something.
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack (for Windows) updated to work with iTunes 12.1
Apple made a rather big change, internally, with iTunes 12.1. To be a bit technical, iTunes is now fully 64-bit. This caused a problem with our Windows applications, iRepo, iGadget and TuneJack. The applications would give an error about iTunesMobileDevcie.dll not being found or something similar when they tried to access iOS devices (iPod touches, iPhones or iPads). We just released new versions of these three applications to resolve this issue.
Windows apps updated to work better with iOS 8 devices
Some changes in iOS 8 could cause errors to occur with the Windows versions of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack. These three applications have now been updated to resolve the problem. The new version is highly recommended to anyone running iOS 8 or later.
Windows apps updated to fix error when used with iOS 7.1.1 devices
Some changes in the iOS 7.1.1 release caused some errors to occur with the Windows versions of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack. These three applications have now been updated to resolve the problem. The new version is highly recommended to anyone running iOS 7.1.1.
Updated iGadget X and iRepo X playlist transfer abilities
The Playlist Transfer plugins of iGadget X and iRepo X have been updated with a new release of these Mac applications. This update allows playlists to be recreated in iTunes from a playlist on the iPod, iPhone or iPad with the tracks appearing in the same order in the iTunes playlist as on the playlist of the device. Also, now playlists can be recreated with duplicate tracks in a single playlists. With prior versions, if a playlist on the iPod, iPhone, or iPad had multiple copies of the same track, it would only add that track once to the playlist in iTunes.
We've also updated the Gas Prices plugin of the iGadget X application to take into account changes in the source site.
Playlist Transfer Updates
The Windows applications, iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack have all been updated to resolve some problems a few people were having with the playlist transfer features. This includes a problem when there are songs in a playlist that are only in iCloud and not actually downloaded in the iTunes library.
Updated iGadget and iGadget X
New versions of iGadget and iGadget X have just been released. This release updates the Horoscope and Movie Showtime plugins to take into account changes in the source sites that caused these plugins to no longer work and possibly cause crashes to the program. We also had to remove the Driving Directions plugin as that source site changed as well but it changed in such a way that we are no longer able to access it from within a plugin. So, Driving Directions will no longer be a part of iGadget or iGadget X. However, if we find a source site that can work, we may be able to offer a driving directions plugin again in the future.
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack updated for Windows 8
New versions of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack have been released to work a bit better with Windows 8. Mainly this means that you no longer need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 if a later version of the .NET Framework is installed (version 4.0 or 4.5). Windows 8 comes pre-installed with .NET Framework 4.5.
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack updated for iOS 6
New versions of the Windows applications, iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack have been released. These versions fix an error that would occur when used with devices running iOS 6.
iRepo X and iGadget X updated (Mac)
New versions of the two Mac applications, iRepo X and iGadget X have been released. These applications have been updated to fix crashing issue when running on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and are now digitally signed to allow installation on computers running OS X 10.8 with Gatekeeper security turned on.
New releases of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack (Windows versions)
We just released new versions of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack. This is only for the Windows versions of these applications.
This update adds a new feature called "Super Rescue Playlist" in iGadget and iRepo and called "Super Rescue Tracks" in TuneJack.
There is something called iTunesDB which is the list of tracks on the device that has been there since the first iPod. This iTunesDB is what iTunes itself continues to use so it knows what tracks are on the device.
But, with the release of iOS 5, iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices now have two "databases" that contain the list of tracks on the device. They still have the iTunesDB which iTunes itself still uses but these device now also have another "Media Library" database. This "Media Library" database is what the device itself uses to know what is on it.
What we have learned is that sometimes the iTunesDB gets corrupted and iTunes no longer sees all the tracks that are actually on the device. And, since our applications were also using this iTunesDB, they also could not see the missing tracks.
But, with these new releases, our applications now also use the new "Media Library" database. So, even if your device has a corrupted iTunesDB and iTunes cannot see all your tracks, our applications can still see those tracks and thus allow you to recover those tracks from your device.
As far as we know, our applications are the only ones that offer this type of feature!
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack updated
The Windows versions of iRepo, iGadget and TuneJack have been updated to fix a few minor bugs.
Updates to iRepo X and iGadget X
New versions of iRepo X and iGadget X (for Mac) have been released. These updates fix a possible error that could occur when running with iTunes 10.5.2 or later.
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack updated
The Windows versions of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack have been updated to resolve possible errors that could occur when transferring ringtones from an iPhone to iTunes. Also, TuneJack has been updated to work with iOS 5 devices (iGadget and iRepo were already updated for this with their prior release).
iGadget and iRepo updated for iOS 5 devices
iGadget and iRepo have been updated to work with devices running iOS 5. The Mac versions of these (iGadget X and iRepo X) already work fine with iOS 5.
New versions of Scry released
Version 3 of Scry, which i our Dungeons & Dragons (and now Pathfinder) reference iPhone/iPad app, is now available in the App Store.
The biggest change with this version is that it now has two reference databases. The original d20 SRD (Dungeons & Dragons) and now the new Pathfinder database. Adding the Pathfinder reference was the number one request from our Scry users.
The bookmark system has also been revamped to work a bit better.
Also, with this release, there are now two Scry versions. There is now a FREE version and a paid for version. The FREE version is supported by occassionally displaying ads inside the app. Other than that, the two versions are exactly the same.
We just slashes prices on all of our Mac and Windows iPod copying software. They are all $5 off. So, hurry to the website and get a great deal on software that will allow you to start copying songs and videos from any iPod, iPhone or iPad!
Version 3.2 of iGadget X and iRepo X Released
One of the most common support questions regards why a non-touch iPod does not show up in the list of devices. This is almost always because the iPod has not been setup with "disk use" enabled. So, I have now added a help button in iGadget X and iRepo X which displays instructions on how to enable "disk use" for the iPod.
These updates also include support for playlist folders. In the past when transferring playlists, playlist folders would transfer over simply as a large playlist. Now, playlist folders will be restored as playlist folders in iTunes.
Added instructions on how to enable "disk use"
One of the most common support questions regards why a non-touch iPod does not show up in the list of devices. This is almost always because the iPod has not been setup with "disk use" enabled. So, I have now added a link to iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack which displays instructions on how to enable "disk use" for the iPod.
Added playlist folder support to iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack
Just released new versions of the Windows products iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack. This updated adds support for playlist folders. In the past when transferring playlists, playlist folders would transfer over simply as a large playlist. With these updates, playlist folders will be restored as playlist folders in iTunes.
iRepo X 3.1.3 released
I just released a new version of iRepo X. This fixes a bug which caused it to not detect connected devices when it was running in trial mode (i.e. without a license key).
PAD Fab 2.2 Released
I just released a new version of PAD Fab.
This version fixes a problem when double-clicking on .pml or .cml files while PAD Fab is not open. Previously, it was opening the last file opened instead of the file clicked on. This has been fixed in this release.
A misspelling has been fixed as well. In prior versions, when PAD Fab auto generated the"Program_Specific_Category" key for any of the "System Utilities" category classes. In prior versions, it misspelled the word "Utilities".
This version has also been updated to use the PAD 3.11 Specification.
iGadget 6.3.1 released - updated Canadian Movies Plugin
I just released version 6.3.1 of iGadget (Windows version only). This version updates the Canadian Movie Showtime plugin to correct problems it had with the redesign of the source site. Anyone using the Canadian Movie Showtime plugin should update to this version.
Key Ace 2.0 released
I finally got around to releasing a new version of Key Ace. This includes many new features requested by Key Ace users. Some new items include AppleScript, Shell Script, File and Folder actions, Growl support, and some interface updates.
Updated iGadget X and iRepo X (for Mac)
New versions of the Mac versions of iGadget X and iRepo X have been released. These versions have been updated to work better on PowerPC Mac computers running OS X 10.5.x.
TuneJack, iRepo and iGadget updated to work with iTunes 10.1
iTunes 10.1 caused a crash to occur in TuneJack, iRepo and iGadget (Windows versions only) when they went to detect connected devices. These apps have now been updated to resolve this problem.
Just released version 2.0 of Scry iPhone/iPad app
The new 2.0 version of the Scry iPhone/iPad app has been released. It was finally approved today and should be available in the iTunes App store within a couple hours. This version adds bookmarking and searching functionality.
Our apps work with iPad
All our iPod/iPhone apps for both Mac and Windows (iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack) have been tested and we have found they all work with the iPad as well as iPods and iPhones.
Updated windows apps for iTunes 9.1
The Windows applications, iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack have been updated to work with iTunes 9.1. This version of iTunes changed the location of some files needed by these applications. This update takes these changes into account so they will now detect iPod touch and iPhone devices when using iTunes 9.1.
Just launched Key Ace
I just launched a new product called Key Ace. It came about because I was looking around for a way to map the function keys on my new Logitech Illuminiated keyboard. Logitech only provides software for Windows for this keyboard. This keyboard has icons on all the function keys that indicate they can be used for various actions like search, open mail, expose, dashboard, eject, iTunes, next track, previous track, play/pause, etc.
I found some software that did what I needed and seemed to work ok. But, one hasn't been updated in a long while and an email to them resulted in no reply. So, I didn't want to rely on that. The other software that worked is still actively being developed but is rather pricey and does a lot more stuff than I needed (like stuff with clipboards, etc). I didn't need all that and was worried that all those features would make it a bit too bloated and I was worried about it interfering with my system too much.
So, I decided to try my own hand at a utility that did exactly what I needed and nothing more. I then figured I should offer this up for others in case any of you find yourselves in the same situation as me. I priced it at a very reasonable $9.99 and you download it without buying and it will run in trial mode for 15 days to see if you like it before buying.
Also, if you find you like it but wish it could do some other useful action, feel free to contact me and let me know what you'd like and if I think it wouldn't be too much work and would be useful to many others, I may go ahead and add that feature.
iGadget 6.1.2 released - updated Canadian Movies plugin
I just released version 6.1.2 of iGadget (Windows version only). This version updates the Canadian Movie Showtime plugin to correct problems it had with the redesign of the source site. Anyone using the Canadian Movie Showtime plugin should update to this version.
PAD Fab updated to fix problem with multiple languages
A new version of PAD Fab has just been released. This update fixes a bug which would cause validation errors if more than one supported language is selected.
iRepo, TuneJack and iGadget updated
The Windows applications, iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack have all been updated to remove the need for some people to run the application with administrator rights in order for it to detect their iPod.
Windows apps updated to fix iPhone detection issues
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack have all been updated to fix a problem that could cause them to not detect some iPhones or iPod touches correctly.
iGadget apps released with updated Movie Showtime plugins
New versions of the Windows and Mac editions of iGadget have been released. These versions include an updated USA Movie Showtime plugin to work with the updated source site.
Updated Windows apps for iTunes 9 and iPod nano 5G
These versions have been updated to resolve errors when used with iPhone and iPod touch devices after iTunes 9 has been installed. They also now support the new iPod nano 5G (the one with the video camera).
Changed iRepo X and iGadget X to 32-bit
Versions 3.1 of iRepo X and iGadget X were accidentally built as 64-bit applications. This caused them to not run on some older systems. These both have now been built as 32-bit applications so they can be run on all the supported platforms.
iGadget X, iRepo X and PAD Fab updated
iGadget X and iRepo X have both been updated to work with the new iPod nano.
PAD Fab has been updated to fix a bug that would cause only the first "supported os" to be selected when reading in a program file.
Windows app problems with iTunes 9 and iPhone/iPod touch
We have discovered that our Windows applications (iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack) are not working with iPhone and iPod touch devices after installing iTunes 9.
We are working on a fix for this issue and hope to have new versions of all these applications early next week that resolves the issue.
For now, if you are running any of these applications, please do not install iTunes 9 until new versions of the applications are available.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
iGadget, iRepo, iRingtunes and TuneJack updated
All the Windows applications (iGadget, iRepo, iRingtunes and TuneJack) have all had new versions released. The main change in all four of these applications is that they now use a new license system. The old license keys will continue to work. However, if a reinstall is ever required, a checkbox will need to be checked on the License window to enable entering the old style license keys.
If anyone experiences any trouble with the new license system (or any of the other changes) please send an email using the online support form.
We just launched this new website. We're now on a completely different server with a brand new design.
We hope the transition goes smoothly but we know some things may have slipped through the cracks during the transition. So, please, if you find anything not working quite right, please let us know.
iRingtunes X Updated
A new version (2.2) of iRingtunes X has just been released. This updates iRingtunes X to fix an issue that could have caused iRingtunes X to report that it was unable to find the iTunes library.
New versions of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack
All of our iPod utility applications have been updated. The most important change is an update in all the applications to work with jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches that are running the 3.0 firmware. The applications with this update include iGadget, iGadget X, iRepo, iRepo X and TuneJack.
iGadget, iGadget X, iRepo and iRepo X have all been updated to now include a \"show only songs not in iTunes\" checkbox on the music transfer plugin. Checking this checkbox caused the application to filter the song list to only show songs that are on the selected iPod but are not in your iTunes library. This feature was added by user request.
iGadget, iGadget X, iRepo, iRepo X and TuneJack now all have a new Support submenu under the Help menu of the application. This submenu includes a number of options that can be useful to make support easier in case you run into an issue and need to contact Purple Ghost support. The items in this menu do not need to be used unless directed to do so by Purple Ghost support.
Another feature requested by users has been added to iGadget X and iRepo X. This feature is already in the Windows versions of these applications. That is, you can now right-click (or control-click with a single button mouse) on the playlist listing of the Playlist Transfer plugin to display a popup menu. This menu contains options to check all the playlists and uncheck all the playlists. This makes it so you now don\'t have to manually check every playlist if you want to transfer them all.
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack Updated
With the release of the prior versions of iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack (Windows versions only) to work with the new iPod touch and iPhone 3.0 firmware, a bug was introduced that could cause errors when used with iPhones and iPod touches running old versions of the firmware. These update fix this bug.
iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack Updated (Mac and Windows)
With the recent release of iPhone and iPod touch 3.0 firmware by Apple, iTunes stores information on the iPod touch and iPhone differently than it did before. This resulted in iGadget, iRepo and TuneJack (both Mac and Windows versions) to not see songs/movies/etc added to an iPod touch or iPhone running the new 3.0 firmware.
I just released new versions of iGadget, iGadget X, iRepo, iRepo X and TuneJack that work with this new 3.0 firmware on the iPod touch and iPhone.