Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Scythebill 11.1 - a quick beta update

Tonight, I've released another update for the Scythebill 11 beta.

As always, download here, and please let me know if you have any problems, let me know either on Google+Facebook, or by email.

This fixes a bug a few users encountered with the first beta - it failed to load if you had sightings without a location.  That's resolved here.

International bird names

There's also a big new feature - international bird names!  If you use the IOC checklist, you can get bird names in 20 different languages (plus English, of course).  Most of these are 90-95% complete, though a few (Portuguese, Estonian, and Hungarian) are a bit sparser.

You can also choose, if you wish, to tell Scythebill that you prefer scientific names over common names.

Just click on the new Preferences button on the main page to edit these settings.

And a few things more...

The Germany checklist now has full rarity data, courtesy of Jochen B. 
The Georgia (US state, not country) does as well, thanks to Bill D.
Browse by location now correctly omits escapees from species counts (a good catch from Jochen B.)

Coming next

The next update of Scythebill should emerge from beta, and include the (just-released) IOC 5.1 checklist.

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