Friday, November 18, 2011

AIR for Desktop abandoned too?... Defnitely not

-- UPDATE 2 --
Mike Chambers has confirmed below that AIR for Desktop is here to stay! Thanks Mike.

-- UPDATE --

According to Adobe evangelist Renaun Erickson, AIR for desktop is not being dropped. See his comment at While this is certainly good news for now, I think we are all left with some uncertainty about the future. I'm not ready to jump ship yet but I am not totally convinced either.


With all the confusion and terrible communication from Adobe regarding Flash lately it is getting hard to weed out the truth from the rumors. However, one thing that is impossible to miss is the lack of mention of Adobe AIR for Windows/Mac. If you look at the recent posts from Adobe here and here you will notice no mention of it.

Now there are two possible reasons for this:
  1. This was an oversight and they are planning to continue to develop it or
  2. This was intentional and they are no longer planning to develop it
Option 1 seems very unlikely to me unfortunately. Given that Adobe has been under fire for the last week because of the terrible way they communicated things, I find it hard to believe that this was just overlooked. I have posted several comments, as have others, asking for comment with no response at all. So this leaves option 2. If Adobe plans to abandon Adobe AIR for desktop, then we as a developer community are basically screwed and left with the unfortunate task of porting our applications to other languages. This, of course, will unfortunately delay future releases and drive up the costs of our products... which ultimately hurts our customers as well.

While I respect the fact that Adobe needs to make very difficult business decisions, it certainly doesn't make me feel any better.

Adobe - this is your last chance to respond to the community on this before we make the switch to something else.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Klokwork Team Console - Release Candidate Now Available

We just posted the release candidate version of the Klokwork Team Console allowing teams to track time with the award winning Klok desktop application. For more information, visit

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lifehacker awards Adobe AIR app, Klok, "Best Time Tracking App for Windows and Mac"

We were very pleased to hear that awarded Klok the titles of "Best Time Tracking App for Mac OSX" and "Best Time Tracking App for Windows". Take a look and see what they had to say about it but nothing beats trying it out for yourself. Download the free version at and let us know what you think.

Now we are not about to just sit back and coast, so we have been working on a new version of the Klokwork Team Console to make using Klok for a whole team much easier. Also on the horizon... updated mobile versions for Android, iOS and Blackberry Playbook with the ability to synchronize with the desktop version.

Follow us on Twitter at @getklok or friend us on Facebook to stay up to date on what we are doing.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Congratulations Boston Bruins - Celebrate with $5 off Klok

Congratulations Boston Bruins... Being from Boston, we are pretty happy and feeling generous. So for a limited time we are offering $5 off. Use the coupon code Bruins2011 at

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Klok 2.3.3 Now Available

Version 2.3.3 is now available.
  • Fixed bug with Google Docs integration the same timesheet can't be uploaded twice if the first one fails
  • Added right click options for items on week view
  • Fixed bug where times could display as 2:60 instead of 3:00 due to rounding
See all the previous version's release notes at

Monday, May 9, 2011

Klok 2.3.2 now available - Google Docs Integration

We just posted version 2.3.2 which includes some often requested features/bug fixes.

  • Right click delete from Time Entries tab bug fixed. Right clicking an item before left clicking to select it will now allow you to delete from the context menu.
  • New "Quick Comment" button in the "working on area" for current timer item. Click the small comment icon to open a box where you can update the comment on a running timer.
  • Save timesheet to Google Docs (as spreadsheet). The timesheet will automatically be converted into a Google spreadsheet. (This feature is only available in the full version of Klok - See the version comparison for other features of the full version)
  • Option to save encrypted Google Accounts settings between sessions. The settings are stored only if you select "Remember Me" and are stored in an encrypted local storage. You can tell Klok to forget the saved settings from the Tools > Preferences > Third Party Integration screen

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Where did the Flex hero dark theme/skin go?

I finally got around to downloading and trying out the latest prerelease version of FlashBuilder and Flex Hero but now my apps are automatically getting a newer light color theme. While I like the light theme, I also like the dark theme and can see places where I would use each of them. However, it doesnt seem like the dark theme is included in the SDK anymore. Does anyone know if the dark theme will be maintained? Or can we just copy the one from the previous Hero build without issue?

Friday, April 15, 2011

$5 off Klok Desktop Ends Today

$5 off Klok sale ends today. Use coupon code spring2011 on our online store at

Monday, April 11, 2011

Klok: $5 off extended through this week

To take advantage of this offer, go to and enter the coupon code spring2011.

This offer is good for this week only, so act now.

Klok and Basecamp Connector updated

Klok 2.3.1 was just posted. It fixes a couple of bugs and adds a better first time user experience. We also added the ability to see logging output for the connectors. The Basecamp connector was just updated as well to take advantage of the logging. Download both updates and check out the Plugins preference screen to turn it on. Harvest and Klokwork Team Connector updates will be coming this week too. Stay tuned

Thursday, April 7, 2011

$5 off Klok Desktop

Happy spring everyone. Get $5 off a single user license for Klok with coupon code: spring2011

This coupon is good for a limited time only so get on over to our site now at

Friday, March 4, 2011

Klok updated to 2.3.0 - Customize the timesheet layout

We just released Klok version 2.3.0 which includes the ability to customize the layout of the timesheet exports. From the Tools > Preferences > Timesheets screen you can launch the timesheet configuration tool where you can drag and drop columns to customize your layout.

Note, this is only available in the full version.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Klokwork Team Console Updated

Klokwork Team Console beta has been updated. This fixes the negative duration bug (when the start time was between noon and 1 pm). We also added CSV export of project and resource summary report. Also, after installing this update, it will now check for updates automatically.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Klok Mobile for Android now on AppBrain

In case you missed it, Klok mobile is now available on the Android Market. It is now available on AppBrain which apparently takes a while get sync'd with the market. Anyway you can download it from the widget below.

Klok Beta for Android now available on Android Market

Klok Beta, the mobile version of the popular desktop time tracking application, is now available on the Android Market. This version has been tested on various phones and the Galaxy Tablet. If you have problems on your device, let us know at Please check it out and let us know what you think. Don't forget to give us a rating. Thanks.

Coming up in the final release are the ability to remove the ads using your desktop license key, synchronizing with the desktop version and additional reportiing. Let us know what you would like to see in the mobile version.

Note: You will need Android 2.2 and you must have the Adobe AIR runtime installed first. For more information about system requirements, see the Air mobile system requirements on Adobe's site.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Version of Klok Mobile for Android available

We posted a new update to the Klok Mobile for Android beta last night. We will be posting it to the Android Market very soon but if you would to try it out now, you can download in manually from our website

Note: You will need Android 2.2 and you must have the Adobe AIR runtime installed first. For more information about system requirements, see the Air mobile system requirements on Adobe's site.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Flash Builder Burrito/Flex Hero

I'm sure I am not the only one wondering what is going on with Flash Builder Burrito and Flex Hero. Adobe usually has another beta ready around the time the first beta "expires" but I haven't heard or read anything about new beta builds at all. Maybe I missed some blog posts now that Adobe Feeds doesn't work.

If there is someone at Adobe reading this that can at least comment, that would be appreciated.