New: ZooEasy Online is available now!

Screenshot new websiteThe new website of ZooEasy Online is available now! Visit our new website and take a look around. Register your animals online and improve breeding results with the new subscriptions of ZooEasy Online. Your files are available online. Login anytime and anywhere on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Check your records when you’re at a dog show or exchange your pedigrees with another rabbit breeder. And it’s nice to know you won’t risk to lose your data after a computer crash. It’s great news for associations, kennel clubs and individual breeders!

Online or Stand Alone?
Version 12 will be installed on one computer. For ZooEasy Online you need to login to the ZooEasy website to access your own database. That’s the biggest difference. Click here to compare the list of all features.

Upgrade from Stand Alone to Online
Are you ready to start ZooEasy Online? You can start right away with a new database. Would you like to import your own files to ZooEasy Online? Please wait until February 1, 2015, so you can import all your files at once.
Have you already bought Version 12? Congratulations! If you would chose an annual subscription of ZooEasy Online, you will receive 32 dollars, 20 pounds or 25 euro discount for your paid amount of Version 12.

Start your free trial now!
Start your 30 days free trial of ZooEasy Online now! And tell us on Facebookand Twitter what you think about it!

Please note: from now on all information about ZooEasy Online will be published on the new website. We’ll keep you informed about all developments about Version 12 on this blog.

New: ZooEasy Version 12 available today!

Extensive pedigree with pictures in Version 12.

Extensive pedigree with pictures in Version 12.

Today is the day: ZooEasy Version 12 is available! The new version is even easier to use. It’s perfect for starters and professional breeders. It’s a feast of recognition for everyone who has been using ZooEasy for years. Version 12 is the newest and last version that needs to be installed on your own computer. With ZooEasy Stand Alone breeders can register their animals and improve breeding results.

New features
Version 12 has several new features. Click here for a preview of the newest updates. Do you currently use Version 10 or lower? Then you’ll find much more new possibilities.
- Click here for new features in Version 12
- Click here for new features in Version 11 and below

Discount for ZooEasy users
Do you currently use Version 11 or below? Then you will receive almost 50% discount on ZooEasy Version 12! Keep your customer or serial number at hand to upgrade and profit right away. After installation you can continue immediately with your own database. All registered customers will receive a personal e-mail in the upcoming week. Would you like to try Version 12 for free? Download the free demo. You will find this on the information page of your animal species. And please tell us what you think about this new version!

Would you like to use ZooEasy online, instead of an installation on your own computer? Click here for more information about ZooEasy Online, which will be released on 21th. of November.

Update to Version 12 and surf to: standalone.zooeasy.com
1. Chose your animal species
2. Click on Order now
3. Click on Subscriptions and make your choice

Preview Version 12

Lately we’ve been working hard on ZooEasy Online and the release of Version 12. Version 12 will be released on 14 November. We offer you a sneak peek. Discover what’s new in this last version for the PC!

Extensive pedigree with pictures in Version 12.

Extensive pedigree with pictures in Version 12.

More information visible
By popular request the pedigree now shows the pictures of all generations of animals. It is easier to see who the owner and/or breeder of the animal is. The age of all animals is now shown in years, months and days. This makes it easier and more fun!

Easier to use

The records of breeders and/or owners are just one click away on the detailed screen of the animal.

The records of breeders and/or owners are just one click away on the detailed screen of the animal.

We have also changed some features, so they are easier to use. Sort the list with e.g. animals ascending and descending. This way you can easily find what you are searching for. The relationship matrix has been is extended. You will see more animals in one overview.

Easy upgrade
After the installation of Version 12 you can easily import your current database. You won’t lose your

For animals younger than 1 month, the age is now indicated in days.

The age of your animals is now indicated in years, months and days.

data! Do you currently use Version 11? Then all personal lay-out settings will be stored when you upgrade. If you are currently using ZooEasy, we will send you a personal e-mail Mid-November to order the new version.

Tell us what you think!
This will be the very last update for the stand alone version of ZooEasy. Next year we will only develop

With just one click of the mouse you can see the owner or breeder of the animal.

With just one click of the mouse you can see the owner or breeder of the animal.

the online version. This will integrate with the many requests to access the program anytime and everywhere. We are proud on the development this program has made so far. We expect you to use Version 12 with pleasure for many years. What do you think? Let us know!

Pricing and upgrade to ZooEasy Online

logo_zooeasyIn just a few weeks ZooEasy Online will be released. Here you can find the answer to some frequently asked questions.

I currently use ZooEase Stand Alone. Can I import all my data to ZooEasy Online?
At this moment ZooEasy Online doesn’t support this feature. This will be available starting on 1 February 2015. If you will upgrade from ZooEasy Stand Alone to ZooEasy Online, you won’t have to fill in all your data again. Your database will be imported automatically and without costs. This will safe you lots of work!

What if I would like to start over in ZooEasy Online?
That is possible. On 21 November you can start immediately with ZooEasy Online.

What will the new subscriptions cost?
The price for ZooEasy Online Single User will be $10,40 a month (or €8) (based on an annually subscription). This subscription gives access to 1 person to your own online database.

I use ZooEasy Stand Alone. I would like to upgrade to Version 12. But can I also upgrade to ZooEasy Online later?
If you upgrade to ZooEasy Online by 2015, you will receive $34 (or €25) discount once on your annual subscription.

Which version is the best for me?

logo_zooeasyThese are exciting times for our team! In November we will release two new versions. Version 12 will be full of recognition for everyone who now uses version 11 or below. This will be the last version that can be installed on your computer. In addition we are working hard on ZooEasy Online, so you can register all your animals online in the very near future!

1. When will ZooEasy version 12 will be released?
Version 12 is the very last version that can be installed on your own computer. After this we will continue to develop online versions. At this moment, our fabulous team of testers is testing our new program. Version 12 follows mid-November 2014.

2. Can I use ZooEasy online?
After the release of Version 12 we will also release our whole new product. Soon you can put your animals in the cloud with ZooEasy Online. Imagine to login on your database with your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone! Extra handy: you won’t lose your data anymore after a computer crash! In addition we will develop an app for specific use on exhibitions and on the go.
Do mind: Version 12 cannot be used online.

3. Two new versions: which one is the best for me?
Version 12 will be installed on one computer. For ZooEasy Online you need to login to the ZooEasy website to access your own database. That’s the biggest difference.

ZooEasy Online Single User has many known functions, but Stand Alone users will miss some features, like finances and breeding cards. In the future we will add this functions. The biggest advantage is the online use of the program. This makes ZooEasy suitable for tablets like iPad, Apple computers and smartphones.

Version 12 is the improved version of your current program. This can be installed on your own computer. We recommend Version 12 for breeders of birds, pigeons and poultry. We also recommend Version 12 if the finances are important to you. In addition, this will be the very last version for your own computer. With the new version you are completely up to date with the newest features.

4. Did I see a new website design on Facebook?
That’s right! Glad you noticed! At the same time we will release ZooEasy Online Single User and the new website. The website will look nicer, up to date and really convenient.

5. Let us know what you think! 
Changes are always exciting. We think so too. Follow us on Faceook, Twitter or Google+ and tell us what you think!

A tour behind the scenes: version 12

Programmeren versie 12

Erik is programming the newest version of ZooEasy

Team ZooEasy has been working hard at the release of version 12. Because this will be the final version for the pc, we want everything to be perfect. You deserve the best. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes.

Sorting all requests
You like to use ZooEasy, we love improving it. During the whole year we receive all your questions, requests and wishes for ZooEasy. We collect and select these questions. The selection is based on the technical feasibility. We then check if the request is applicable to one animal, or if it will benefit all animal species. We also count the request: the more often it is mentioned, the bigger the chance that this request will be developed. So keep on asking your questions, we like to know how important it is to you!

We also asked our 100 most active breeders to tell us what improvements they would like to see. From all over the world we got great ideas, like requests to make the search engine easier and to add multiple pictures to the breeding card. We also received many nice reactions and compliments about the program, like this one from a Dutch breeder: “I’ve been more than happy for several years. Just surprise me with your new version!”

Programming in silence, testing with our customers
The team started with all the new request. Eventually Erik used the summer to find a quiet place on the Dutch countryside to transform the selected requests in technical solutions. Now the new requests have been programmed. We’re now at that exciting point that everything will be tested within the team. Once V12 will get their stamp of approval, we will ask some experienced customers to use and test the new version. They will try all the things they usually do: adding new animals to their database, searching for contacts, adjusting breeding pairs and doing their finances in the new program. They will report all errors and issues so ZooEasy will solve them. We’re the best, so we only release the new version once we and our testers are sure everything works perfect.

ZooEasy pedigree with pictures version 12New features of Version 12
We have made Version 12 even easier to use. These are the most important improvements:

- The details of the breeder and/or owner can now also be requested at the detailed screen of an animal;
- With just one click it’s clear if the breeder is the owner or breeder of an animal;
- The list with animals can now be sorted in ascending and descending order;
- The pedigree now shows the uploaded picture of all generations;
- When an animal is younger than one month old, you can see how many days old it is;
- ZooEasy will also be available for Alpacas!

Be the first to use ZooEasy Version 12 in November
Version 12 will be released in November 2014. We know there will always be more wishes and requests, but this program is now fully finished. We are proud of all the developments and of course of all the breeders who have been loyal to us year after year. We love that our customers are so involved, share their opinions and tell all their fellow breeders how amazing ZooEasy is. We will take all your requests in account and put them on the new list for our new product: ZooEasy Single User.

For everyone who loves to have the final and best version of ZooEasy for the pc for one last time: we will release ZooEasy Version 12 at the end of November 2014!

We bring your two new versions of ZooEasy!

logo_zooeasyWe’ve got great news for all breeders! In November of this year we will not release one, but two new versions of ZooEasy. ZooEasy V12 will be the very last version that has to be installed on your own computer. We have improved the program so it’s even easier to use. We are proud to have made this program big so we can offer you this final version. That’s all thanks to the feedback and conversations with our faithful customers. Version 12 will be a true recognition for everyone who uses ZooEasy!

ZooEasy makes the big step to the cloud
Lots of our customers have told us they would love to use ZooEasy on their tablets, Apple computers and smartphones. We’re proud to tell you that those wishes will come true. We’ll release a whole new version of ZooEasy that allows you to put all your animals in the cloud: ZooEasy Single User. It’s based on the current program of ZooEasy Online. This program is currently used and recommended by many animal associations and organisations, like the American KuneKune Association, Herdenschutzhunde Schweiz and the Dutch Association of Stabij- and Wetterhounen. ZooEasy Single User can be used everywhere, at any time. Now you can add your new born hamsters on your tablet while you’re kneeling beside them, or upload the picture of your winning dog just after you’ve received the greatest prices at shows.

Be the first to use the new versions
ZooEasy will rise to the cloud at November this year for all breeders who use ZooEasy individually or as a group. You will always have 30 days to try it for free. ZooEasy Version 12 will be released a little later in this same month. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and be the first to try our newest versions.

Tips & Tricks: double registration numbers

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks: how can you go faster when you’re entering registration numbers? How to avoid a double registration number?

All animals have their own registration number. Dogs have pedigree numbers, bird breeders use ring numbers and rabbits have earmarks. How can you speed up the process of entering data? And how can you add a double registration number?

Tip: Prefix
The Prefix function can accelerate the process of entering multiple registration numbers. The Prefix is a standard code of the registration number. Bird breeders may use a breeding number, rabbit breeders use an earmark. If the first part of the number is the same, it’s easy to put this in the system as your standard number. When adding a new animals to the database, you will only have to fill in the last unique number of that animal.

1. Go to File, System settings
2. Click on the tab General and pick your animal species
3. Here you can fill in the Prefix of the registration number
4. Click on OK

Trick: Avoiding double registration numbers
It does happen that a breeder needs to enter the same registration number or ring number as before. This might happen if one breeder uses ZooEasy for multiple breeds or with imported animals from foreign lands. This is also a common problem for rabbit breeders, because the earmarks can be re-used every ten years. However, in ZooEasy every registration number must be unique. The program checks this automatically. When a double registration number is entered, an error will occur.

The solution to this issue is to add extra information to this number. This can be 2 additional letters as an abbreviation of the breed, or the country of origin, or the numbers 14 for an animal born in 2014. Bird breeders can also add the ring size. This way double registration numbers can be added to ZooEasy, while the animal keeps his unique code.

 

Tips & Tricks: a new computer! But what to do next?

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks: how to use the backup function to install your current database on the new computer.

Since Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft, lots of people have changed their computer or Windows version. Luckily ZooEasy works very well on other systems like Windows 7 and 8. Here is our support to help you installing ZooEasy on your new computer.

Tip: start right away with your own database
As a user of ZooEasy it’s very likely you already have your own database with all your animals. Before installing ZooEasy on your new computer, you will first have to make a backup of your current database. Put the backup on a flash drive or other portable device. After installing ZooEasy on the new computer you can activate the backup. Go the the menu File and choose Import data. Select the file ‘database’ on your flash drive and import this directly to your new computer. You can continue with your own database immediately.

Trick: make a new backup
Congratulations! You’ve installed everything right on your new computer. Now don’t forget to make a new backup, so your data is always save. Here’s how to make an backup automatically after closing ZooEasy:

1. Open ZooEasy
2. Go to File
3. Choose System Settings
4. Choose the tab Backup
5. Click on ‘Automatically create a backup before exiting ZooEasy’
6. Change the location of the backup. Click on the three dots to choose the right location. This cannot be the installation file of ZooEasy.
7. Click on Ok.

Now your files are save on the new computer. And to add a last trick: save the database on the flash drive and save your new backup there regularly. If something might happen to your (new) computer, your data will be save.

Useful link:Instruction for the installation of ZooEasy for cd or download versions.

Tips & Tricks: license information

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks: license information

When purchasing ZooEasy you will always receive a seral number and an activation code. These two combined are called the license information. This information is neccessary to install the full version of the program. You will receive the license information by e-mail. It’s important to keep this well.

Tip: save the e-mail digitally
It’s practical to print the e-mail with the license information. It’s even easier to save the original e-mail. In this mail you will find practical links to (re) install ZooEasy quickly. You can save this e-mail digitally, for example in the folder where you have also kept your ZooEasy backup.

Trick: copy and paste the licence information
When (re) installing ZooEasy it’s possible to enter the license information manually. By using the functions ‘copy and paste’ on the computer, the information will be filled in quickly and without mistakes. It is important to copy both codes without spaces. The extra spaces will be read by the program, so the program will think the code is incorrect.

For filling in the license information you can follow these steps:
1. Go to the chapter Enter Licence information. Follow the instruction of the e-mail.
2. Select the serial number by putting the cursor in front of the serial number. Click on the left mouse button and hold it.
3. Move with the mouse over the serial code until the whole code is ‘blue’. (Please note that there hasn’t been copied ‘spaces’ before or after the serial code). Let go of the mouse button.
4. Click on the right mouse button. Choose ‘Copy’ in the menu that appears now.
5. Go to the screen ‘Licence’ of ZooEasy
6. Click with the left mouse button on the field ‘Serial code’. A cursor will appear
7. Click on the right mouse button and select in the menu ‘Paste’
8. Follow these same steps for the actication code and click on ‘Ok’

Now your program will be activated and you’re ready to use ZooEasy.