Tech Stuff

A new update (3.3) for Meeting Minutes Pro has been released today. This will be available on Google Play in the next 2-3 hours and in the next 5-7 days in the Amazon AppStore and Samsung Apps (depending on the time taken in the approval process)

This release adds the following features to the app:

  • Tap on App Icon to navigate one level up or to the home page (based on the preference in settings)
  • Improved appearance using Flat Buttons across the app
  • Assigned person and due date information is now included along with action item description in the agenda for follow up meetings
  • Option to set custom labels to be used while sending action items to calendar
  • Option to choose marquee animation for header text and labels
  • Usability & UI Improvements
  • Bug Fixes & Stability Improvements

P.S: It’s been a while since the last update. Sorry about that. We will try to regularly update the app in future.

A new update (3.2) for Meeting Minutes Pro has been released today. This will be available on Google Play in the next 2-3 hours and in the next 5-7 days in the Amazon AppStore and Samsung Apps (depending on the time taken in the approval process)

This release adds the following features to the app:

  • Easily Schedule a Follow Up to a Meeting
  • Link multiple Discussion/Action Items to an Agenda Item
  • Move Action Items from one Meeting to another in addition to copying
  • Delete Multiple Items in one shot
  • Option to exclude participants from the exported Meeting Minutes/Agenda
  • 12 Hour Time Format across the app (in addition to exported Meeting Minutes/Agenda)
  • Word Suggestions enabled for Meeting Subject
  • Usability Improvements
  • Bug Fixes & Stability Improvements

A few customers recently asked us questions on two related topics:

  • How can I get contacts from wherever into the app so they can be added as participants to meetings?
  • How can I easily add participants/contacts (rather than adding them one by one) to meetings?

We are pleased to inform that Meeting Minutes Pro provides several options to achieve both of these objectives easily. Lets us take a look.

Getting Contacts into the App:

  1. Using contacts from the device: If you have your contacts on your device, you need not do anything special. Meeting Minutes Pro accesses device contacts and allows you to add them as participants to the meetings. Remember, if you see asterisks at the end of a name when adding participants to a meeting, it is a contact coming from the device. If you don’t see it, is a contact coming from within the app’s database.
  2. Importing contacts from a file: Wherever your contacts are, we are pretty sure you have an option to export them to a csv file. You can use that file (albeit with some adjustments to the column order etc) to import the contacts into the app. Navigate to Manage Contacts from the home screen and then choose the option import and follow the instructions. It is that easy.
  3. Importing a Meeting from the Calendar: This is a dirty little trick. When you import a Meeting from the calendar, to make it easy for you, we automatically add the participants to the meeting. In that process we bring on any contacts that are not already present in the app. So, if you want to get some contacts into the app and have a meeting on your calendar that these people are invited to, simply import that meeting and you are done. To import a meeting from calendar, choose the menu option import from the home screen and then select meeting from calendar.

Adding participants to meetings:

  1. Importing a Meeting from the Calendar: As described above
  2. Copy Data From Another Meeting: The copy data from another meeting lets you copy anything (participants, agenda, discussion and action items) from one meeting to another. You can simply use this feature to add participants to a meeting you are setting up from any meetings you might have already setup/imported in the past. To do this, tap on the meeting you are setting up and then select the menu option Copy Data From Another Meeting and follow the instructions.

Hope this information is useful and helpful. Please let us know by adding comments here.

So, I decided to flash my Nexus 7 with the recently announced Android L Developer Preview (dubbed to be Android 5.0 Lollipop). I am yet to completely explore the new Android. However, here is a quick and simple review along with a few screen captures.


This is the first thing you will definitely notice. The UI looks refreshing and is based on the Material design. You can see that pretty clearly in the different screen captures.

Performance & Battery Life:

While I have not tested the battery life yet, the performance seemed normal. I did  not see any major improvement from KitKat (which itself was very good anyway). I thought a developer preview would be less stable but in using it for a couple of days now, I could not find any issues whatsoever.

Soft Keys:

The three soft keys are new as well (triangle, circle and a square), as you can see in the screen captures. However, personally I did not like them. Probably, it will take some time to get used to them.

Control Center (Pull down bar): 

In KitKat, you could access WiFi, location, mobile data etc settings by simply pulling down from the top and tapping on whatever you wanted. Here you were merely tapping the shortcut as you would be taken the specific settings page to do the action you wanted. This is now more powerful in Android L and you can do stuff right there in the pull down bar. You can toggle WiFi, location, bluetooth etc right there. While this is good, this could cause problems in smaller devices (where the buttons are smaller as well) where you can accidentally turn off WiFi when you wanted to actually tap on the network name to connect to a different network.


I miss the single button to dismiss all notifications in the notification bar. Probably that will come back in the stabler versions of Android L.

Lock Screen Notifications:

Notifications show up on the lock screen but show limited information (as you can see in the screen capture) for security purposes.


The square button shows all the recent apps. However, instead of a 2D list of apps that you can scroll Android L has a 3D cascade of app tiles similar to the cards interface in Google Now. Personally, I felt this design slows you down when you have multiple apps open and want to switch between them fast.

ART Runtime:

Android Kitkat brought in an option for developers to switch from the traditional dalvik to ART runtime. That option is now gone and Google has switched completely to ART. In my experience, ART was much better than dalvik in terms of battery consumption and performance. So, this is a welcome change.

Google Apps:

All Google Apps like Calculator, People, Keyboard, Settings etc have been redesigned to match the new UI. Most of them have got functionality enhancements as well.


I have not downloaded and tried all the apps yet but most of the apps seem to work with Android L without any issues. Some apps did have some issues, though. Hoping that the developers or Google will fix these issues before the release.

Meeting Minutes:

Meeting Minutes Pro and the 3 day free trial worked perfectly on Android L. However, Meeting Minutes Sync seems to have some issues. Don’t worry, it will be addressed (by Google or us) before Android L is released.

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Some customers recently wanted to know when Meeting Minutes Sync would be available on Amazon AppStore, Samsung Apps and any other Non Google Play app store. Their concern was more around the fact that they are unable to use Meeting Minutes Sync because they purchased Meeting Minutes Pro from one of these app stores.

We have plans to make Meeting Minutes Sync available across all app stores. However, since each one uses their own in-app billing sdk it will take some time. Meanwhile, we have GOOD NEWS. If you have access to Google Play (most likely you will), just go ahead and download Meeting Minutes Sync from Google Play and use it. Meeting Minutes Pro & Sync will work together irrespective of the app store from which you downloaded those apps. Hope this clarifies and helps. Please contact us at in case of any questions.

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