2010 End of Year Sale

2010 was a crazy busy year for Outer Level (me).

Year in Review

Knapsack Acquisition

In April, Outer Level announced the acquisition of Knapsack, the personal travel organizer for Mac.

The announcement came after weeks of negotiations followed by several more weeks of transitioning the code, online store, web site, and customer database. Add in all the time dealing with the legal paperwork for things like copyrights and trademarks and this was no quick short cut to adding an app to the product lineup.

New Online Store

The Knapsack acquisition forced my hand in that the original online store was only able to support the sales of one product. After much research, I settled on adopting the excellent open source Potion Store to run the Outer Level online store. The fact that Knapsack’s previous developer also used Potion Store made the decision and migration much easier.

With Potion Store up and running, not only could I now sell more than one item, I added the long requested Family Pack option where customers could get a discounted five user license to share with family members in their household.

Knapsack 2

As excited as I was to add Knapsack to the product lineup, I couldn’t wait to get my hands in the code and take this already cool app to the next level.

Knapsack needed new interactive maps. This release was all about replacing a neat but ultimately limited static world map with a fully interactive detailed online street map. The Knapsack 2 release was a success that brought some nice accolades.

LicenseKeeper for iPhone

Not to be left out, LicenseKeeper got a big upgrade this year too. October saw the release of its companion app LicenseKeeper for iPhone which gave users the capability to take their software license information with them on the go.

Sale Details

To celebrate the conclusion of a pretty good year and set things in motion for 2011, I’m offering a 20% discount on all apps sold through the Outer Level online store. Use the coupon code BYEBYE2010 when checking out to get your discount.

If you’re already a customer and have all that you need from us, please pass the coupon on to someone who could use it.

This sale runs through January 3, 2011.

Happy New Year!

LicenseKeeper 1.6.2

LicenseKeeper 1.6.2 has been released.

This free update fixes a crash and a potential data loss bug during importing. I’ve also fixed an annoying bug where the main window would appear shifted off the top right of smaller displays.

You can read the full details in the Release Notes.

Use “Check for Updates” under the main LicenseKeeper menu or download it directly.

You can also follow @licensekeeper on Twitter to keep up on the latest news.

LicenseKeeper for iPhone

Introducing LicenseKeeper for iPhone.

LicenseKeeper for iPhone gives you the ability to access your software licenses on the go. The app syncs with LicenseKeeper for Mac and displays license keys, serial numbers, and registration information along with software titles, versions, icons, and more.

LicenseKeeper for iPhone also provides the option to set a personal passcode used to automatically lock the database when the user is finished viewing their data.

LicenseKeeper for iPhone syncs with LicenseKeeper 1.6+ and requires iOS 4.1 or later, and is compatible with iPod Touch.

LicenseKeeper for iPhone is free and available immediately from the App Store:

Follow @licensekeeper on Twitter to keep up on the latest news.

Beta Testers Needed: LicenseKeeper for iPhone

I’m looking for help testing LicenseKeeper for iPhone and its counterpart, LicenseKeeper for Mac.

If you’re interested in helping out and you meet the following requirements, please contact me at our support email address.

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Knapsack 2 with Powerful New Maps

After months of hard work, I’m proud to announce that Knapsack 2 has been released.

Knapsack helps you plan, organize, and relive your greatest adventures.

With Knapsack 2, now you can research your trips with powerful new world maps with street level detail and map search.

Use “Check for Updates” under the main Knapsack menu or download it directly.

What’s New

Search the World

The powerful Map Search feature in Knapsack 2 lets you quickly find places, addresses, and even points of interest anywhere in the world. Locate cities, hotels, museums, airports, and more. Map Search uses an extensive online geographic database that is constantly improving.

Zoom from Continents to Streets

Knapsack’s incredibly detailed world map let’s you view your trip’s destinations at any level of detail. Get an overview of your trip or zoom in to see all the parking lots near your hotel.

What Else

The new maps provide tons of powerful new tools to help you plan your trips. But Version 2 also fixes a bunch of issues and several crashes.

Checkout the Release Notes for details on what is included in Knapsack 2.


Knapsack 2 is available for download as a free 30-day full-featured demo and is available for purchase as a single-user license for only $39.95. Five-user Family Packs are available for $59.95. Knapsack 2 is a free upgrade for existing Knapsack customers.