Website re-vamp

I’m a bit of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to web design – I like simple informative web pages that just “do the job” and don’t tend to follow the latest design fashions. So our site has not changed overall for a long time. However, there is a specific issue that clearly needs improvement, which [continue reading …]

EU VAT 2015 – Update

I have spent a lot of time recently looking at this, but have not found a satisfactory solution so far.

We have disabled the “Buy Now” buttons on the website, so purchases cannot be made using the automated method. It is still perfectly possible to purchase software licences from us by simply sending a request [continue reading …]

EU VAT Changes for 2015 – Impact on Our Business

The EU regulations about paying VAT for the sale of “digital services” are changing with effect from 1st January 2015. There is masses of information and comments on this subject all over the Internet, so I’m not going to describe every aspect of it here (just boring for most people anyway!). I think however, that [continue reading …]

Plant Base new version (2.1.5)

Finally found time to complete the release of an updated Plant Base program version. This is 2.1.5 and it’s a fairly minor maintenance release, but the update should be worthwhile for most existing users. It is of course now the current downloadable version for all new users.

There is are no changes to the plant [continue reading …]

Relocation Progress

There has been very little business activity in recent months due to our house move. We have been totally preoccupied by the huge amount of practical issues involved – this was much more than a change of house and more a change of life-style in a very different location!

However, things are gradually settling down [continue reading …]

Deeproot Software is Moving

We run the business from our home and in a few days time we will be moving house to a new area in a beautiful part of Wales, about 200 miles west of our current location.

There are a number of problems arranging an internet connection for the new house, due to its very rural [continue reading …]

Plant Base new version (2.1.4)

A new version of Plant Base is available for download – 2.1.4.

This is a program maintenance release with only minor changes and a number of bug fixes.

Along with the new program version there is also an update to the plant database itself, data release 25. It has been some time since the last [continue reading …]

Plant Base Mac OSX edition released for Beta testing

The Beta Test release for Plant Base Mac OSX edition is now available for download.

Preliminary testing has gone well. However, please remember that this is essentially a new program for the Mac operating system and there will be further development, bug fixes and so on.

It appears there are not many choices of real [continue reading …]

Coming soon – native Mac OSX edition of Plant Base

Over recent years there have been more requests for this than anything else! Well, it should be ready for public release quite soon.

The Mac edition of Plant Base is a direct port from the Windows program and coded in the same language – the spectacular PureBasic from Fantaisie Software. A large part of the [continue reading …]

Extra Keys ‘Pro’ edition is released

This has been waiting in the wings for quite a while, but finally completed and released! Extra Keys Pro is an extended edition aimed at web writers, computer programmers and possibly technical writers. It is based on the latest standard edition and looks much the same. However, it offers the important additional capability of outputting [continue reading …]