After a bit of hacking at Google’s offices, I’ve managed to confirm what helpful users reported: the Droid Scanner Issues are fixed, and that warrants a new release!

Unfortunately, the fix requires me to drop support for Android 1.5. I’m sorry! This is a side project, and I don’t really have the time/resources to support every Android version out there.

But for you Android 1.6+ users, that means that I can also include support for the Quick Search Box, which allows you to search for media in your collection right from the desktop’s search bar.

In order to benefit from that, you’ll need to head to your phone’s Settings > Search > Searchable items, and check “PackRat Search” in that list.

Head over to the downloads page for a link to this release.

There should be another release fairly soon, with some features added that I haven’t had time to complete yet. Who knows, it might turn into a small christmas present from me to you!

3 Responses to “PackRat 1.1.0 Released”

  1. Dan Michaud Says:

    I must say that this is a great program and works extremely well with my NEW Droid by Motorola using Verizon. I use Collectorz.com, Movie Collector. I would be extremely please if it would use an online data base to get its information such as http://www.imdb.com/
    and if it could import my DVD’s that I have in that program I’ll surely purchase it. Thanks for a great program

  2. unwesen Says:

    Thank you for your comment!

    Using imdb.com hasn’t occurred to me previously, because they don’t provide any information about barcodes. But you’re absolutely right that for freeform search, imdb is probably the best source there is — I’ll keep it in mind when I add more data sources.

    I’m also glad you made me aware of collectorz.com … I’ll have to take a look what they do.


  3. Android 1.6 on Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500L | PackRat Says:

    [...] Well, the GA tracking that’s included in PackRat reports the Android version PackRat is run on — and little else, I might add. That’s been incredibly useful in figuring out, for example, that I can drop support for Android 1.5 and include support for the Quick Search Box. [...]