Watchflag® is software that provides flexible rule-based alerts for new email and text messages on your Windows Mobile device.
Define your own rules based on sender, subject and much more.
And Watchflag works with all synchronized email folders.
On-call, or receive lots of messages? Watchflag can help!
Watchflag will play distinct tones, vibrate, flash the LED and display a colorized acknowledgement screen for direct access to new mail.
Due to the release of Windows Phone, we've temporarily suspended development of Watchflag.
We continue to support new and existing customers who use Watchflag on Windows Mobile.
We've had dozens of requests to port Watchflag to other platforms including Windows Phone, Android and iPhone.
As users of Watchflag ourselves, we want this too!
But Watchflag in its current form depends heavily on certain low-level features in Windows Mobile. Sadly,
we've found that these new platforms expose only a limited set of
capabilities to developers. Because of this, Watchflag as we know it is difficult or impossible to port.
We have some cool ideas to get around these limitations and hope to launch a Watchflag successor soon!
Want to try something completely different? Check out what our friends at Daypeg are up to.
Think social calendar, date-based twitter, multifeed, recurrence, parodic holidays, etc.
They're still in the very early stages, but a cool mobile app is sure to follow. :)
using "view message" on the ack screen now marks text messages
as read to prevent repeat alerts
some devices such as the Samsung Jack do not consistently run compressed versions
of our executables. compression has been removed
notification icons for new messages! (ppc only)
a new setting changes the ack screen row height
internal restructuring to improve app initialization
fixed issue with subfolder messages on ack screen
not being removed when viewed
fixed double titlebar on smartphones
an activity tracking setting was added; it is off by default
and may cause issues on some devices. when active, an alert
that does not use the ack screen can be stopped early by user activity
registered users should no longer need to re-register when upgrading versions of Watchflag
additional fixes and cleanup are also included
fix for an instability bug in 1.2.13
two of our most requested features are here!
exporting and importing of rules is now available on the new 'tools' screen. use this
to backup your rules or share them with co-workers
the ack screen will no longer display when the
'ack screen' option is unchecked (previously it would display
for the duration of the alert)
additional fixes and enhancements:
improved control for choosing alert sound
added tool for deleting all defined rules
added 'view message' button to ack screen
increased height of rows on ack screen
save power on ack screen for non-repeat alerts
fix for time ranges that include midnight
fix for issue involving initial font size
we've increased the available indexes
on the options screen for controlling vibrate
and LED notifications
a problem with folder
processing was addressed that caused alerts
to not occur on some devices
rules can now be assigned to specific days of the week!
before, you could only choose between everyday and
weekdays. now, choose any combination of sunday to
a new in-call mode
will be used if an alert is triggered while a voice call is in
progress. this prevents vibrate from interfering with your conversation.
it can be overridden using 'always alert'
registered users can now stay up to date with the latest releases of Watchflag.
this new feature will periodically notify you if a new version is available or
you can check using the 'updates' item on the menu
minor revision to 1.2.9 to force registration of 1.2.8 users (necessary for updates)
new in this release is the ability to automatically mark incoming messages as read.
learn more about it!
fix for Watchflag not properly detecting the meeting and ringer offprofiles
on some devices
fix to the registration process for a user in Argentina
when selecting ignore profile, rules can now choose between 'always alert' or 'classic mode'.
for important rules that should always trigger sound and vibration, choose 'always alert'.
to maintain functionality from previous Watchflag versions, choose 'classic mode'.
for details, check out volume and ignore profile
more improvements to font handling including better use of font settings by interface controls
fix for an issue causing new trials to expire prematurely
we've added a new search field for matching the name of the folder or subfolder a message is in
the ack screen now allows you to view a message by double-clicking or pressing enter. after reading, you'll return to the ack screen minus the read message
font size can now be chosen from the options screen (6 presets plus an automatic setting)
volume can now be specified from 10 levels
LED alerts have been improved on some devices
the advanced menu has been removed
we've also made more improvements to our help page
rules can now be configured to apply only during specified hours, or days of the week
new non-alerting rules can be created to define times when no alerts will trigger or to prevent alerts for messages matching specific criteria
rules can now match on recipient (ie, the 'to:' field). this can be used to ignore
mail from distribution lists!
the ack screen will now show a snippet of the message body if the subject is empty (especially useful for sms text messages)
licensing has dramatically changed to enable us to better handle bulk orders
lots of other issues have been addressed including fixes for sound in standby mode
and issues with Watchflag deactivating plus many user interface improvements
this is a patch release primarily for wm6+ to address issues with device volume settings and rules using the ignore-profiles option.
the new logic is to not play sounds when the ringer volume is all the way down or if the device is in vibrate or off modes. If a rule is
set to ignore-profile, it will still play sound with the ringer down. Volume levels are based on the setting in Watchflag regardless of the volume sliders:
system volume down all the way
ringer volume down all the way ("silent mode")
vibrate ("meeting mode")
off ("ringer off")
this is a minor bug fix release to address a couple issues triggering wm errors on various devices
match on message content! rules can now
include criteria that is compared against the body of
the emails received, for example "party#baseball" will
match messages with the words party or baseball
this release includes two important bug fixes:
we corrected an issue where rarely the ack screen could display and stop alerting for new messages
also fixed is an issue that caused some devices to trigger a windows error report when alerting
a significant improvement has been made to how watchflag remembers previously alerted messages
an issue has been fixed that caused the ack screen to remain visible when not configured to do so
we've added support for MoDaCo AppToDate, a free software update client to help you keep current
with the latest releases of your favorite mobile apps
each rule can now be set to ignore the phone's profile and alert anyways. this means you can be in silent or meeting mode but still receive critical alerts
a new option allows alerts to be disabled while the device is cradled (docked)
(6b) corrected issue with sounds playing in silent mode
messages on the acknowledgement screen can now display in a color corresponding with the rule matched
additional audio files are now available. all files of type mp3, wma, wav and mid are now pulled from \Windows, \My Music and \My Ringtones.
a threading issue has been corrected that could cause alerts to temporarily stop triggering
additional improvements to decrease power usage
it may look the same, but watchflag has been torn apart and rebuilt for upcoming functionality.
if you experience problems, please let us know
subfolder monitoring has improved to eliminate watchsubs and greatly reduce power drain
logic for processing new messages and performing alerts has been completely redesigned
issues with vibrate not stopping have been fixed
many user requests have been added:
don't play sound or vibrate in 'silent' mode
don't play sound when in 'meeting' mode
'acknowledge', 'repeat' checkboxes synch'd
can configure led/vibrate device indexes (ppc)
double-click can preview alert sounds (ppc)
added repeat rates of 5, 10, 15 seconds
added \windows\*.mid to list of sound files
watchsubs 'add to startup' has been implemented so it'll start after a soft reset
can now deactivate all notifications and they won't reactivate next time you launch the app
can now delete the most recent message without retriggering alerts about unread messages
changed the opening screen to tell status of watchflag, watchsubs and total rules
rules that specify a message store will now properly alert for messages in a subfolder
several other minor fixes and cleanup
improved support for wm6 pro: led and vibration capabilities, wake up after phone goes idle