Changelog / Release Notes



Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8/8.1, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9)
  • NEW: Upgraded to AngularJS v1.5.8
  • NEW: [Mac] Upgraded to Java8 runtime
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9.x, iOS8.x, iOS7.x) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8/8.1, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9)
  • FIX: [Tray] Fixes to support Java8 runtime
  • FIX: [Setup] Fixes to scripts to update Java8 Tray
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9.x, iOS8.x, iOS7.x) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8/8.1, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9)
  • NEW: [Scanner] Skip scan/index of hidden folders on OSX and Windows
  • NEW: Upgrade several components to latest versions: MapDB, Netty, AngularJS
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8/8.1, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9)
  • NEW: [MultiServer] Ability to connect & access multiple remote servers simultaneously.
  • BUG: [GirdView] Select All was not properly selecting all objects.
  • BUG: [Sidebar] When sharing a tag, modal would proceed without selecting a user.
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8/8.1, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9)
  • NEW: [Chat] Ability to clear chat messages (for admins only)
  • NEW: [Chat] Added a beep sound when there are new chat messages or events
  • NEW: [Facebook] When a user posts a photo on FB, show event in sidebar
  • BUG: [ListView] When adding a new tag to a file, file is not tagged properly
  • FIX: [Amazon Cloud Drive] Added retry in case of timeouts / connection issues
  • FIX: [Facebook] Notify user if there are browser popup blockers affecting login process (a popup is required for auth/login with Facebook)
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • NEW: [Facebook] Ability to post photos on Facebook directly from web app! Just click on Facebook share button & authenticate with Facebook Connect (make sure you don't have popups blocked on your browser).
  • FIX: [Remote] When you try to share a tag and remote access is disabled, a popup will appear allowing you to enable remote access.
  • FIX: [ChatView] When you enter chat, jump to bottom of list so you can see the latest messages.
  • FIX: [ListView] Changed the look&feel of tags.
  • PERF: [FileView] Fixed some performance issues with remote file access. The viewer feels much more speedy and responsive.
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • NEW: [Chatbar] A new tab for event notifications (user logins, likes, etc.)
  • NEW: [Remote] New remote functions: Tagging, search suggest, sidebar updates, chats
  • NEW: [Backup] Added a new view to define your own backup flow rules.
  • FIX: [PhotoView] Moved action buttons (open, jump to folder, etc.) to top-right of title bar
  • BUG: [ListView] Date format is not properly localized.
  • BUG: [Sidebar] When a new tag is created, need to refresh the Sidebar.
  • BUG: [ListView] After selecting multiple files and clicking Tag, when you typed a new tag name and pressed Enter, the tag was not applied.
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • NEW: [FullView] Ability to add comments on photos, videos, and files.
  • FIX: Compatibility fixes for Firefox (version 43.0.2)
  • FIX: Compatibility fixes for Microsoft Edge (version 25.10586.0.0)
  • FIX: [Photo Viewer] Moved slideshow slider and action buttons to the TitleBar
  • FIX: [Photo Slideshow] Smarter fetching when pre-loading images
  • FIX: [Sidebar] Updated icons on the sidebar for documents
  • BUG: [Gridview] Infinite scroll number of objects requested is not constant
  • BUG: [Sidebar] Click on PPT filter not working
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • NEW: [Sidebar] Chat with other users that are logged into your Alterante PC
  • NEW: [Navbar] [Actionbar] Always visible in fixed position, regardless of scrolling.
  • NEW: [Upload] Move uploaded files to an upload folder.
  • NEW: [Slideshow] Request additional photos when end of list is reached.
  • FIX: [Slideshow] Trigger to auto-switch to next photo dependent of mouse pos.
  • FIX: [Gridview] Click Tag on Actionbar was not showing popup for tagging.
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Desktop/Web (Supported OS: Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • NEW: [Mainview] File Upload (Drag and drop files into browser to upload)
  • NEW: [Sidebar] Music Playlist (Click Play to add songs to the playback queue)
  • NEW: [Sidebar] Share a tag from the sidebar (Click ... to see options)
  • NEW: [Gridview] GridView displays song attributes (Artist, Song Name)
  • NEW: [Listview] Sort by name, date, filesize
  • NEW: [ListView, Gridview] Added Back to top button
  • NEW: [ListView, Gridview] Click Play button to launch photo slideshow
  • NEW: [FullView] Display hourglass during photo loading
  • FIX: [ListView] Movie .mov files were not displaying icon in results
iPhone/iPad (Supported OS: iOS9, iOS8, iOS7) Android (Supported OS: 4.x+) Kindle Fire


Windows/Mac (Tested on Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • NEW: Grid/Tile view (Great for quick photo navigation)
  • NEW: Two-click sharing (Just select the files you want to share, then select "Share" from the action bar).
  • NEW: Sort by date (oldest/newest)
  • NEW: Added ability to index CAD files (AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.)
  • NEW: Remote audio/video playback <-- Note: Requires Remote Access enabled in Settings (disabled by default)
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8, iOS9.x) Android 4.x+ Kindle Fire


Windows/Mac (Tested on Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • NEW: Completely redesigned web app with enhanced UI/UX
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8, iOS9.x) Android 4.x+ Kindle Fire


PC/Mac (Tested on Win10, Win8.1, Win8, Win7, OSX10.11Beta, OSX10.10, OSX10.9, OSX10.8)
  • FIX: When searching for a tag, only return the files that are tagged.
  • FIX: Null pointer when there is no network interface available.
Web App
  • FIX: Standardized font family/size/weight
  • NEW: When Remote is enabled, show the remote access link in Settings
  • NEW: Added "Shares" link to the Navbar
  • NEW: Shares view contains remote access link (when remote is enabled)
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8) Android 4.x+ Kindle Fire


PC/Mac (Tested on Win7, Win8, OSX10.8, OSX10.9, OSX10.10)
  • NEW: Auto-backup to Cloud: Now you can backup all your photos into Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon Prime members get free & unlimited storage for photos at any resolution (not just limited to 16MP).
Web App
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8) Android 4.x+ Kindle Fire


PC/Mac (Tested on Win7, Win8, OSX10.8, OSX10.9, OSX10.10)
  • NEW: Added End-to-end encryption layer between PC/Mac and mobile (In addition to HTTPS traffic already in place). This provides an additional level of privacy.
  • FIX: File paths stored in local DB were not case sensitive (required for Linux installs)
Web App
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8) Android 4.x+


PC/Mac (Tested on Win7, Win8, OSX10.8, OSX10.9, OSX10.10)
  • NEW: Backend support for Mobile Backups (mobile files indexed, tagged, replicated)
  • FIX: Fixed case where filename/path may contain commas (e.g. old version of iPhoto)
Web App
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8) Android 4.x+


PC/Mac (Tested on Win7, Win8, OSX10.8, OSX10.9, OSX10.10)
  • NEW: Audio streaming support for mobile devices (MP3, M4A, WAV files)
  • PERF: Improvements to optimize mobile queries w/large data sets.
Web App
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8) Android 4.x+


PC/Mac (Tested on Win7, Win8, OSX10.8, OSX10.9, OSX10.10)
  • FIX: [Mac] Network interface retry required for OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) compatibility
  • FIX: [Win] Tray application will quit/restart during update process
  • FIX: Only launch VaultService when in Server mode
  • FIX: Retrieve Processor Log Path from config
  • FIX: For VideoURL, Skip node availability check for nodes that ping <5min ago>
Web App
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad (Tested on iOS6, iOS7, iOS8) Android 4.x+


PC/Mac
  • FIX: Scan for new videos was consuming unnecessary CPU cycles
  • NEW: Upgraded local DB engine to MapDB 1.0.6
  • Installer/Update: Purge old JAR files prior to upgrade
Web App
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad Android 4.x+


PC/Mac
  • NEW: HLS protocol support for mobile devices (HTTP Live streaming)
  • FIX: Hidden tags visible only to admin (full cluster access insufficient).
Web App
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad Android 4.x+


PC/Mac
  • NEW: LocalDB engine upgraded to MapDB 1.0.4 (file format compatible with 1.0.3, so it won’t reindex)
  • NEW: [Mac Installer] Added Icon on Desktop to launch admin console
  • PERF: Significant performance enhancements for general queries (All Photos/All Time, etc).
Client (Web App)
  • No changes/fixes
iPhone/iPad Android 4.x+


Desktop (PC/Mac)
  • NEW: Upgrade local DB engine to MapDB 1.0.3. This will trigger reindex due to file format change.
  • NEW: Process request to create new shares via mobile
  • FIX: Email share links for iOS , when forwarded by gMail, was not launching mobile app.
  • FIX: Remove user shares when user is deleted
  • FIX: Only show allowed tags in autocomplete
  • FIX: When a non-admin creates a new tag, tag is not visibile in sidebar
  • FIX: Share Tags not working in local/offline mode (when Remote Access disabled)
Client (Web App)
  • FIX: Tooltip for Settings/Email/Notify Shares not appearing.
iPhone/iPad Android


PC/Mac
  • FIX: Updated Tray logo (appeared squashed on Windows machines)
  • NEW: Share invite email includes links for Android app launch
Desktop Client (Web App)
  • FIX: Settings: Removing & adding a user would not persist changes.
  • FIX: Settings: When creating a new user via share tab, if allowuser was turned off, it would incorrectly stay disabled.
  • NEW: Settings: When enabling Remote Access, privacy policy is displayed for user to review/accept.
iPhone/iPad Android


Server (PC/Mac)
  • FIX: Bug in first-time setup (Wizard) was causing exception.
  • FIX: Remote file backup incorrectly computing/displaying 0 file replicas in some cases.
Client Web
  • NEW: Artwork and logo redesign.
Client Mobile (iOS)
  • 1.0.10 is the latest version, available at the Apple Appstore.
  • NEW: Artwork and logo redesign.


Server (PC/Mac)
  • NEW: Share tags remotely: Ability to share tags/files privately with remote users. Invite links sent via email.
  • FIX: Mac: iPhoto filepaths may contain “%”. This was causing an unhandled exception when parsing path.
Client Web
  • NEW: Settings UI to manage active shares (add/remove)
Client Mobile (iOS)
  • 1.0.8 is the latest version, available at the Apple Appstore.
  • NEW: Ability to view tags on remote PC shared with you.


Server (PC/Mac)
  • NEW: Users can now manage Alterante directly from System Tray (Auto-Updates, Start/stop services, Startup preferences, etc.)
Client Web
  • No changes/fixes.
Client Mobile (iOS)
  • 1.0.7 is the latest version, available at the Apple Appstore.
  • NEW: Login page remembers user/pass for each PC.
  • NEW: Analytics integration (optional)
  • Other small bugfixes.


Server (PC/Mac)
  • NEW: Upgraded local DB engine to MapDB 0.9.10
  • NEW: Vault Service integration with Cloud Bridge.
  • FIX: Authenticate all *.fn calls from mobile devices (local & remote)
  • FIX: When filename matches MD5, skip indexing the token (backup files).
  • FIX: [Mac] Try to decode filename path, prior to indexing (On Mac may come encoded).
  • FIX: Stop probe when mode switches to client , spawn probe when mode switch to server.
Client Web
  • NEW: Settings: Ability to enable/disable remote sharing via Settings UI (default=false)
Client Mobile (iOS)
  • 1.0.6 Beta available at http://alterante.com/download/dev/ios-app.zip)
  • NEW: Process invitations to discover & access a remote PC (via share link).
  • NEW: Remote access (in-app purchase).
  • FIX: Only admin can see hidden tags.


Server (PC/Mac)
  • NEW: Mac & Win installer install the JRE runtime (7u51) during setup. That way, users don't need to install Java separately.
  • NEW: Mac update manager will check for updates every 6 hours (previously this was set to 1hr).
Client Web
  • No changes.
Client Mobile (iOS)
  • 1.0.2 available for beta testing at http://alterante.com/download/dev/ios-app.zip
  • NEW: Custom Tagging will be available as an in-app purchase
  • NEW: Sidebar displays all custom tags created by users (parity with desktop)


Server (PC/Mac)
  • FIX: Username with special characters were not decoded properly, prior to authentication.
  • FIX: Uncaught NullPointer exception with a DB read op immediately after write/commit/close.
Client Web
  • FIX: Home: JS exception was causing auto-refresh to fail in some cases.
  • FIX: Home: queued files per node was including temporary files in the file count.
  • FIX: Home: Page resize was not dynamically adjusting the layout.
  • NEW: Home page: Added splash screen with logo and instructions, when user is not signed in.
  • NEW: Ability to play M4A files in browser.
Client Mobile (iOS)
  • 1.0.1 beta available at http://alterante.com/download/dev/ios-app.zip)
  • 1.0.1 is a bugfix and performance enhancement release (no new features).
  • Improved navigation speed and UI responsiveness (particularly in gridview & full view swiping)
  • Optimizations to reduced memory footprint.
  • Other small bugfixes.