ZooEasy Standalone will be discontinued

As from 1 January 2020, we will discontinue the Standalone version of ZooEasy. From this date we are transferring completely to ZooEasy Online. Are you using our program now? Then a number of things will change for you. But do not worry; we value you as a loyal user of ZooEasy. That’s why we’re going to help you so that you can continue with the program of your choice.

What will change?

  • From 1 June 2019, this website will go offline, and the Standalone version will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Do you have a download subscription of version 13? Please remember to download a backup for your own use. You can download your current version using your license mail for free until May 2020.
  • We are developing a new Standalone version that no longer checks whether your version is legal. This is necessary because the control servers will be out of service from 1 January 2020.
  • If you are using version 13, you can download this update for free.
  • If you have version 10, 11 or 12, you will receive an error message from 1 January 2020, and you will no longer be able to use the program. To continue ZooEasy stand alone, you need to upgrade your program to Version 13 before 1 Juni 2019.
  • From 1 January 2020, support for your Standalone version will expire. You can continue to use the update of version 13, provided your operating system supports the software.

ZooEasy Online: your familiar data with a new look

As promised, we would like to continue to help you. That is why we are going to develop ZooEasy Online in such a way that you can switch seamlessly.

  • From the end of 2019, ZooEasy Online will be able to do almost anything your current program can do.
  • You can therefore transfer to the online version without loss of data.
  • Securely log into your database anytime and from anywhere; from home, with friends or during a show.
  • Your data is always safe. You will never have to make a backup again.
  • Updates are free and are immediately visible in your online database.

You do not have to do anything yet.

You can continue to use ZooEasy Standalone for the coming months. We will keep you informed of all developments. This way you can easily choose how you want to register your animals in the future.

Did you not receive an email from us advising that ZooEasy Standalone will be discontinued?
Please contact our helpdesk and we will add you to our mailing list.

Do you have any questions, or do you want help to switch to ZooEasy Online now?
Let us know!

What should I consider when ZooEasy Stand Alone is no longer sold?

As of June 1st, 2019, we will phase out the Stand Alone version of ZooEasy. From that date we will no longer sell this product. From 1st January, 2020, onwards, only version 13.05 users will be able to work with the product and from 1st June, 2020, the Helpdesk will cease support. We are going to help you to prepare for this change. Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Will ZooEasy stop everything?
    ZooEasy will only cease sales and support of the Stand Alone version. This is the program that was released in 1993, which you installed on your own computer. But we certainly will not be stopping! Check out http://www.zooeasy.com for our online version. You can change to this version at any time.
  1. If I switch to the online version, can I use my existing data?
    ZooEasy Online looks slightly different, but you can easily use your data. We are going to make a small change to the Stand Alone version, which will be free if you have Version 13. This will enable you to save your data and then import it to your ZooEasy Online account. We will also provide a handy step-by-step guide for doing this yourself.
  1. Can I continue to use my Stand Alone program?
    From January 1st, 2020, you will only be able to use Version 13.05. From that date, our control servers will be down. These servers check whether you are using a legal version of ZooEasy. When they longer work, you will only be able to work with Stand Alone Version 13.05. In the Version 13.05 this check is disabled.
    Do you use Version 13 now? Then you can download Version 13.05 for free via this link. Download this version before May 31st, 2020. Then you can continue using the program as long as your computer supports the software. From 1st June, 2020, you will no longer be able to download this update.
    Do you have Version 10, 11 or 12? Then purchase Version 13 via the website before May 31, 2019, and you will automatically receive Version 13.05. If you do not take any action, you will not be able to use the Stand Alone version from 1st January, 2020, and you will no longer be able to access your data.
    1. Go to http://standalone.zooeasy.com
    2. Click on your animal species
    3. Click order now
    4. Click on the subscriptions tab
    5. Choose for download subscription
    6. Fill out the form with your customer number and complete the calculation
    7. Once you have received your order, you can install it and use Version 13.05.
    Do you have Version 9 or lower? Then you can continue to use the program as long as your computer supports the software.
  1. What is my activation code?
    When you purchased the Stand Alone version you received a serial number and an activation code. These can be found in the original license mailed from ZooEasy. You need the activation code to be able to use the Stand Alone version without restrictions. If you no longer have this information, then contact the helpdesk before 31st May, 2020, and we’ll send it to you again. Keep it safe, because from 1st June, 2020, the help desk support will no longer be available and we will no longer be able to send you this information.
  1. How do I download a back up of Version 13 that I have purchased?
    You can download this version up to 31st May, 2020, via this link. Keep it in a different location than your own laptop or PC. For example, on an external hard disk that is not normally connected to the computer or USB stick. Note: keep your license details at hand when installing this version.
  1. Do I automatically get Version 13.05 if I have Version 12 or lower, and buy Version 13?
    Yes, as soon as you buy Version 13 you will automatically receive Version 13.05.

Issues with Paypal

At this moment the connection between our payment provider and Paypal is down. You can’t use Paypal now to order your new product. This is due to an incorrect interface between our payment system and Paypal. The issue is reported, but we don’t have a solution at a short term.

Would you like to make a payment to ZooEasy? Choose one of the other secure payment options such as Visa, Mastercard or a bank transfer.

Through this blog we will inform you when Paypal is available again.

Easter: the best cute animal videos

Upcoming weekend it’s Easter. ZooEasy has selected the cutest animal videos for you, to get in the mood for Easter.

Mongoose looking for Easter eggs
Caretakers in the zoo are used to be creative to entertain their animals. The caretakers in this American Houston Zoo hide Easter eggs for their animals with something tasty for their mongoose. Will their curiosity and inventiveness help them to find their food?

Kitten plays with Easter eggs
Kittens are very curious. They enjoy to play and to discover new things. This cat owner has created a true Easter themed playground for their kitten. Isn’t it cute?

Easter bunny takes a bath
What would the Easter bunny do after a long day of hiding eggs? This rabbit knows it for sure: enjoying a long warm bath!

Happy Easter!

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!

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.

Wanted: awesome animals with their owners!

Which breeders and animals will feature our new website?

Which breeders and animals will feature our new website?

These are exciting times at ZooEasy headquarters. In cooperation with Arjan Yspeert of YA! Internet Marketing, the Netherlands, we’re busy with several renewals for ZooEasy. We’re working on the development of ZooEasy version 12, so we can release this version at the end of this year. Also, we’re on Facebook now. Did you see the renewed style of the globe at the cover? That’s the first glimpse of what we’ll reveal for now!

Be a star on the new website
Our website will get a new look as well. And we would like to ask for your help. For the new website we’re looking for pictures of real breeders with their animals. Do you and your animal(s) would like to shine on our new website? We are looking forward to receive your pictures!

Facebook
All pictures will be put on Facebook. From all the entries we will make a selection that will be used on the website. With your entry you agree that ZooEasy can use the images in all online communication.

We are looking forward to receive your greatest photos! You can send your pictures to: femke@zooeasy.com