Omega One “Jounal Bar” Users Angry and Frustrated:
The very popular software title “Journal Bar” from Omega One http://www.omegaone.com/PocketPC/JournalBar.html, is causing headaches for many users. Upon the release of Windows Mobile 2003, it was discovered that the latest version of Journal Bar (at the time) was not functioning properly under the new operating system. Since that time in June ’03, Omega One has released three additional updates to the popular title, each seeming to cause more problems than the last. Users are complaining of device lock-ups, incompatibilities with other software (i.e. Microsoft Money), lack of updates for weather, stocks and various sections and of overall instablility of the software. Some users also report having to soft-reset the device to get updates, some not finding any remedy at all. Many of these issues are under hot discussion at the Journal Bar Forum.
Here is one user’s post regarding the latest release of Journal Bar version 1.4.1:
“I have my first 2 bugs (30 seconds after instaling it !!)
Again I got a total lock up of my iPAQ 5550.
The lockup happens when ever I change a preference. This is the same bug as was in the 1.4 version. I am suprised that O1 did not fix it in this new version….”
You can read many more similiar comments from users on the Journal Bar Forum: http://www.wormholecreations.com.au/megabbs/forum-view.asp?forumid=22.
Users wishing to obtain additional support can contact Omega One via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As an avid user myself, I have experienced some of these problems and will reluctantly cease use of this application (one of my favorites), until the issues are resolved.
Barry J. Doyle