Make a native mac version of Bird Journal
I’m pleased to report that Bird Journal 5 is now live, with a refined user experience, Mac support and some great new features:
If you’re currently using Bird Journal Free, a complementary 14-days premium subscription has been activated since license restrictions are now in place.
Many, many thanks for all of your help during the beta. We hope you’re as pleased with the end result as we are. It’s certainly been the most open, collaborative development process for us so far, with the initial beta being available very early on.
And a special thank you to all Mac users for your patience while we made this happen.
Making the web version of Bird Journal available is one of our next priorities.
Great to hear John!
We've a release candidate that we'll make available in the next few days. We're aiming to launch on the 18th of this month.
John Dingemans commented
Very pleased you now have an Apple version as I have bought an iMac after the problems with windows 10.
Seems to work fine.
There's a beta of the new mac version which you can already use by visiting: http://support.birdjournal.com/knowledgebase/articles/743094-how-to-get-the-bird-journal-5-public-beta
We're currently aiming for having the full release in Jan.
Hope this helps.
Alastair Orton commented
Any closer to the mac version before i part with my money?
We've now released the early public beta for version 5. Feedback so far has been very positive - thank you, and keep us posted with your observations/suggestions.
In case you missed the opportunity to sign up, you can download an install the beta from:
The status of the beta can be viewed in this document:
We are continuing work on this with an aim to completing it this year.
We'll be making the current early stage beta availble to those interested a little after the Birdfair (21-23 Aug). You can request access from: https://www.birdjournal.com/get-five
If you're attending Birdfair, feel free to drop by for a chat and a demo.
Robert Callan commented
running 10.10.4 when will the Mac version be available as I have just changed to a Mac
We've just released Bird Journal 5 to private preview. Details here: http://blog.birdjournal.com/post/bird-journal-version-5-in-private-preview
Jeff Guy commented
Running OS 10.9.5
If you read this message, please comment with the version of OS X you are running on your mac. Eg. I'm running Yosemite
We're busy building it at the moment - it's going well. A public preview, with a subset of the features, should be available in a month or so. I'll post an update and screenshot or two on the blog soon.
Mike Creighton commented
So - still no news on the all platform version then?
Have BJ 2.5 installed on laptop and use free version on iPad. Also have 27 iMac so won't subscribe until native mac is available. Hoping this is soon as BJ is missing a trick in the current market and not gaining the client base it deserves.
Sounds GREAT! I've been testing BirdJournal and I'am very impressed and satisfied. But I have a Mac. So if you can launch a Mac version, I'm buying it!
A great step in the right direction. It should have been like that from the start.
Your only sticking point is your subscription. Make it an out right purchase and am happy to pay a decent price and pay for reasonable upgrades that feel they are worthwhile for me. I don't like subscriptions.
Awesome, looking forward to using it.
O fantastic news. I have heard my First Chiff Chaff for 2015 last night going to work. 2-4-2015
Looking forward to this development so I can buy a Mac and use it for everything so justifying the extra cost.
Gareth Powley commented
Agree with the previous comments - a Mac version is essential before I could commit to Bird Journal. I am a long-term user of Wildlife Recorder with 20 years of national and international data and I must be confident that all of that could be imported to BJ. I am not prepared to run 2 systems and neither am I prepared to install VM Ware and Windows just to run BJ.
Please proceed with the Mac version ASAP.