Folks, I'm a big fan of Pocketday but version 4.2 is not yet ready for prime time. (You Beta testers suck!
Basically the addition of a seven day weather forecast is wonderful and otherwise it's so much buggier than 4.1. It just isn't worth it.
We now have two "todays" in the calender. That means if you are using "n" and "b" to scroll forward or backwards, you have to press twice to get out of or through today's date. If you look in the Week view, you can actually see the current day twice! Then there's the problem previously noted of 'error 3 - recurring dates before 1970' which never happened before in 4.1 and isn't happening now that I have switched back.
Scrolling from day to day now has an occassional lag which makes it difficult to move forward and check future dates. While displaying multiple dates is an interesting concept, it's not very easy to view and interpret in practice. As a further harsh condemnation of you Beta testers, do you think that someone might have noticed that when you change the colour for future appointments, it fails to change the colour of the notes attached to the appouintments, making an already confusing display almost impossible to look at? Most shoddy guys!
When you display the battery meter as percentage, the bottom is clipped making it difficult to read.
I'm also not a fan of their removing PocketDay from the title bar. I suppose it qualifies a racy contrarian approach to standard marketing techniques. (Never heard of a program that doesn't announce itself; kudos I guess...) But we should at least have the option of putting it back. Here's why. One continuing deficience in Pocketday is the refusal of the Appointments section to give you the day of the week. So when you scroll forward, you can't see what day an appointment is associated with. The solution is to turn on "Show Date Field". So now you have wasted space as the date is displayed twice. Now Pocketday goes contrarian and removes their advertsing from the title bar, moving the date to the left. So I had to look at three dates in a row. At least I did until I switched back to v.4.1. Just toooo ugly. Can't Pocketday add the day of the week to the appointment section and then get rid of the "Show Date Field" option? Especially now that you can turn off the Appointment label, there is plenty of room. And bring back the Pocketday label as an option. It looks better and I want the world to know my software allegiances.
These may seem like small complaints but they made a very slick and seamless application into something choppy, buggy and dificult to look at. And I won't even go into the impossibility of getting v 4.2 to work with PocketDay Lists. That might have been unique to my situation although I did follow their instructions... (Now it seems I will have to wipe my handheld and reinstall my OS just to get an old version of Lists to operate with the old version of Pocketday. It made a serious mess. So if you're thinking of testing the waters on 4.2 because you can always switch back, consider yourself warned.)
I'm back to version 4.1, regretful only of losing the 7 day forecast. Further to that, didn't any Beta tester notice that the colour you choose for weather doesn't get kept for the seven day forecast? You guys suck!