12Gadgets Release Notes
 
 
 
12Gadgets is updated and enhanced - for free! We bet you enjoy our easy-to-use apps and recommend them to everyone you know!
 
Make sure to enable automatic updates (start the Microsoft Store app, click on your user avatar, Settings, App Updates.)
 
Do you have any advice on how to make our apps better? We appreciate your input per e-mail or Discord!
 
 
 
Version 24.1.2 (Jan 2, 2024):
 
  + moved to new platform, now based on .NET 8.0
  + minor enhancements and optimizations
 
Moon:
  + updated to NASA's 2024 moon phase visualization
  + easily toggle full size with middle mouse button
     (or double-click, or F11, or Ctrl-F)
 
 
 
 
Version 23.9.12 (Sep 12, 2023):
 
  + minor enhancements and optimizations
  - Black: fixed crash after wake-up under certain conditions
  - Moon: fixed 'days until' text not visible in Light mode
 
Photos:
  + loading much faster, needs less memory!
  + sort by file name or by full path
  + show filename, number/of total (optional)
 
 
 
 
Version 23.9.5 (Sep 5, 2023):
 
  + many smaller enhancements and optimizations
  + default settings revised, should be less confusing now
 
Time:
  + mini-calendar with 3 or 4 lines (optional)
 
Protect:
  + verify 7z.exe before every start
  + passwords with spaces are now processed properly
 
Photos:
  + encrypted zip file in Protected profile (add-on)
  + use of RAM disk for fast display!
  + handling of password and hash enhanced
     (if you already have a protected profile, sorry, you'll have to create a new profile)
 
 
 
 
Version 8.24 (Aug 24, 2023):
 
  + smaller enhancements and bug fixing
 
Protect: NEW!
  + encrypt a folder to keep it from preying eyes
  + easy, one-button operation!
  + protect sensitive files with strong encryption
  + build on-top of popular 7-Zip
 
Clock:
  + hexadecimal date (perfect match to the binary clock...)
  + change background color
  + change round background color
 
Colors:
  + Kelvin slider: easily select any temperature (toggle with K)
 
 
 
 
Version 8.16 (Aug 16, 2023):
 
All apps:
  + app-size at startup wrong in some cases, corrected
  + square/16:9 apps too big in some cases, corrected
  + change custom background color of all apps (in Main)
 
Colors:
  + remember most-recent colors automatically
  + brightness slider with colors (actual rec.2020 colors, mind you,
      this is not just some gradient with percentages...)
  + layout and controls straightened out
  + quarter-resolution for even faster display (add-on)
  + show app on taskbar and Alt+Tab (optional)
  + close on Esc (optional)
  + change color picker background itself
 
 
 
 
Version 8.11 (Aug 11, 2023):
 
 + many smaller enhancements and optimizations
 
Moon: major update!
 + bigger picture! 1080x1080!
 + the moon color itself can be changed! (add-on)
 + easy to choose colors with our Colors app
 + next full/new moon dates nice-y-fied
 + pre-loading of large picture optimized
 
Time:
 + time color can be changed!
 + easy to choose colors with our Colors app
 
Clock:
 + time zones can now be customized WITHOUT add-on!
 
Colors:
 + remember custom colors
 + preview optional
 + rounding error on paste, corrected
 + selection with keys more precise
 
Main:
 + locked window-override with ALT
 
 
 
Version 7.25 (July 25, 2023):
 
 + many smaller enhancements and optimizations
 
Light: NEW!
 + Turn your monitor into a ring light!
 + ring with variable border-size, or full-screen
 + HDR colors, 12-bit, rec.2020 specification
 + temperature in Kelvin!
 + Kelvin integrated over the full CIE 1931 XYZ spectral power distribution
 + white point between 600 and 12000 Kelvin
 + sliders for temperature, hue, brightness, saturation
 
 Color-of-day: NEW!
 + see time through colors!
 + like a color wheel, the color changes over time:
    6 am = red
    10 am = yellow
    2 pm = green
    6 pm = turquoise
    10 pm = blue
 + and everything in between
 
 Clock: enhanced demo mode:
 + faster or slower
 + slider to move time back and forth
 + watch how the date moves out of the way
 + see how color-of-day changes over 24 hours
 
 Browser:
 + lock browser to prevent mouse-clicks
 + refresh every 1-480 minutes
 + clear browser history and cookies
 
 Colors:
 + click and easily select colors outside of triangle
 + you can now also paste color values
 
 
 
 
Version 7.12 (July 12, 2023):
 
 + smaller bugs corrected
 + 2 NEW APPS!! getting close to 12...
 
Browser: NEW!
 + mini-browser to display a part of a webpage
 + great for weather, stocks, or changing data
 + make the page as small as possible but still show the info
 + for example weather from your favorite weather service
 + for example stocks from your favorite markets update
 
 Calendar: NEW!
 + small, moveable calendar
 + place it anywhere on your desktop
 + scroll through months or years
 
 Colors:
 + up arrow key didn't always work, corrected
 
 Photos:
 + protected profile with password instead of just a PIN
 
 
 
 
Version 7.1 (July 1, 2023):
 
Colors: NEW!
 + Color picker? THIS is a color picker!
 + 16-bit colors!
 + triangle as in "three colors"!
 + color spectrum (1 nm steps)
 + Kelvin line
 + rec.2020 and sRGB
 + CIE 1931 XYZ
 + DCI-P3/Adobe/Aces outlines
 
Clock: now with time zones!
 + all time zones customizable
 + optimized for waaay less CPU/GPU load!
 + more Day-Date options
 + sunrise/sunset indicators
 + solar time
 + binary clock!
 
Time:
 + Add a time zone as well!
 
Black:
 + date (optional)
 
 
 
Version 6.10 (June 10, 2023)
 
Time: bigger font sizes!
 + display now scales with window size
 + show the time as large as you want!
 
Backup: keep ALL versions!
 + detect file changes and copy immediately
 + keep ALL versions like a time machine!
 + incremental daily backups for the smallest possible backup
 
Sleep: run backup before!
 + go to sleep automatically at a set time
 + run full backup before sleep!
 + option to only turn off screen
 
all:
 + title and mini-close button on mouse-over
 + Photos: size always 16:9 (like Time)
 + Volume: option to change the sound output
 
 
 
Version 5.3
 
Round Clock: NEW
 + Who else's been missing a round clock?
 + smooth seconds (optional)
 + date (optional)
 + date moves out of the way of minute/hour hand!
 + 3 color schemes + accent color
 + 3 shapes: rounded/angular/pointy
 + pixel shift for burn-in protection
 
Black displays an analog clock as well!
 
Moon window is always square now (like the round clock)
 
bugs corrected:
 + Volume: selection of audio device corrected
 
 
 
Version 5.2
 
Backup: NEW!
 + it works automatically
 + all your files go into a ZIP file
 + watch how it happens with clear feedback
 + you can exclude files to save time
 
Photos: NEW!
 + smooth slide-show
 + profiles for different folders
 + speed in seconds or beats-per-minute
 
Black made easier:
 + idle time counter
 + snooze +1 hour
 + reverse screens (if 2 or 3 monitors)
 + hide cursor over black screen
 
Time got a bit nicer:
 + Sunday in red (optional)
 + calendar with month+year on mouse-over
 + bar under sunrise/sunset times
 + separator line
 + calendar background and border optional
 
all:
 + 'Night' color mode - darker than dark!
 + sort main menu: put your favorite apps at the top
 + unused apps are grayed out
 
 
 
Version 5.1
 
Black: NEW!
 + screen-saver, important to protect your new OLED!
 + if you have 2 monitors: only 1 screen goes dark, the other is still accessible!
 + large clock visible from far away
 
Moon:
 + this is like a live picture of the current moon!
 + large picture updated once an hour
 + see the exact date of the next full/new moon
 
Time:
 + mini-calendar build in!
 + "true" local solar time
 + sunrise and sunset for your location!
 
 
 
 
Version 4.15
 
Moon:
 + count the days till next full/new moon
 + large picture of moon phase (from northern or southern hemisphere)
 
Time:
 + time and date always visible
 + small, movable window
 + UTC/DST/ST
 + customizable month/year combos
 
Volume:
 + quick access to your audio volume
 + just mouse-wheel over the slider!
 
Sleep:
 + single-click to quickly put your device into power saving
 
all:
 + light/dark support
 + save position of all 12Gadgets
 
 
 
 
 

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