eSteem Surfer 2 alpha released

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Finally we can share it with you new look and improvements of Surfer! eSteem Surfer which is a desktop (Mac, Windows, Linux) interface/client for Steem blockchain has grown to second version with totally revamped user interface and new codebase. So the app should be much faster, beautiful and handier to use and it works at least 5 times faster than legacy 1.x eSteem Surfer.

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This is an alpha release but major shift in our development, expect more weekly changes and upgrades to take this product in new highs. There could be some non-critical bugs and some features might be missing yet. We are still working hard to build and realize all feature set we have in mind and really need your help in testing it, commenting it, giving your feedback.

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Each and every user experience is valuable for us. So if you really care about the future of eSteem products, please involve in testing. We are creating this for you!

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These are still work in progress screens and there is a big chance that release version will look little bit different on your machine. You also have an ability to influence on future eSteem Surfer design, user interface and feature set so feel free to suggest anything.

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Note: This is alpha release, some features are still in works and we will do weekly release to deliver all missing features.

You can choose your operating system (Mac OS, Windows or Linux) and download eSteem Surfer 2 alpha release installer from official eSteem GitHub page.

https://esteem.app/#downloads
https://github.com/eSteemApp/esteem-surfer/releases

Sincerely yours, eSteem Team.
@good-karma - eSteem Founder & CEO
@talhasch - CTO & Full Stack Developer
@dunsky - CMO & Product Lead, UI designer

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This post has received a 20.00% upvote from @jmiller05!

It's looking good! I will test it out when I get home tonight :) Keep up the good work!

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Great... Note, this is alpha of v2 and we are going to push updates bi-weekly to add missing features, stay tuned!

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Sounds good! Is there a feature to update the software from itself, or would I need to download a new version from the website/Github every time?

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Yes, app should notify you when there is new update. If you were using old version of Surfer, you should also be able to update seemlessly.

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@good-karma, for searching, feed, claim reward still missing, we wait for features update. Thanks

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That's great! It's just so annoying to use versions that updates very frequently, and you have to manually download an installer each time. So this is good to hear :)

I was looking forward to this update. There are many good things but I have to talk about what didn't work for me.

  • I do not know how to do a reblog
  • I do not know how to edit the post
  • I can not take a draft from drafts and edit it in Create Post
  • I do not know how to delete Create post after posting (Clear All did not work)
  • Cannot use copy-paste...only ctrl+c and ctrl+v

Can you help me and tell me how to do this actions? Thank you!

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Still alpha... I am sure they will come up next. Just stuff that works for now I am guessing. And it makes sense. But goo point bringing those up.

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Yes, I'm sure also. Thank you!

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Hi @bluemoon, thank you for checking out the update. Since this was ground up new app with performance and new design in mind, we didn't include above mentioned features yet. We are working on them and expect weekly and later bi-weekly updates on Surfer. Which will have all features from v1 and more...

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I'm glad that @bluemoon mentioned all in the list. I couldn't do any of it. Plus


used to be an icon now, I've got to type it out myself. Totally can't copy and paste. I've got Draft then No Drafts then totally got removed.

Sure hope that this gets resolved soon @good-karma. Missing using esteem for my post.

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if you really miss eSteem posting you can stay on eSteem Surfer 1.1.12 for now as I do. But keep looking on @esteemapp news for future releases. That missing features will be added soon.

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Thank you! To this solution I thought. I'm looking forward to using version 2.00!

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Unfortunately, I'm not sure how to return back to the older version...
Do i just download the older version... ??

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Yes, just download and install old version and once you start it ignore message about 2.0 update untill you want to upgrade it https://github.com/esteemapp/esteem-surfer/releases/tag/1.1.12

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Thank you for your observations and for confirming that I'm not mistaken.

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Thank you! Version 2.00 looks very good and I'm sure it will be a pleasure to use it for maximum capacity. I have gone through every update to the latest version and I've always found something new, an improvement. That's why I made these observations, believing there are some escapes or bugs. Because I participate in various challenges I have to fast post and I need drafts. It was the reason that I noticed ... in the desire to help.
I have only been using eSteem Surfer for a long time and that's why I was upset that I had to go to Steemit to make an edit. After that, it appeared that the post was made in Steemit ... and it's not so!
Thanks for the answer and clarification, I look forward to the final version of eSteem Surfer 2.00 and I will probably use eSteem Surfer 1.1.12 for a couple of weeks, as @dunsky suggests.

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I have exact same feelings and user experience on new alpha release, so I understand what you are trying to tell. I also rely on drafts and schedules a lot right now, using 3 different accounts and preparing posts for my own blog and for other projects daily, that's why I have to stick with old Surfer 1.1.12 still. But I believe we will shift to 2.0 pretty soon. Maybe next week or in few weeks we will have all the functions we miss and it will work even better than legacy version.

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I'm sure version 2.0 will be much superior. I saw a little of it. I look forward to working with. Thanks a lot for clarification!

Hey @good-karma!

Just upgraded the new esteem surfer app on windows and it looks great!

bugs i found and not sure if this is the best platform for feedback but here goes:

  1. I can't seem to find notifications. Your screenshot has the nifty bell icon next to the profile pic, mine has none:
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  2. My search does not seem to work either.

Any suggestions on how to get around this?

Thanks!
@mimismartypants!

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eSteem Surfer 2.0.0 alpha don't have notification center implementation yet. It will be added in future releases. Hopefully very soon.

I can't make surfer updates, because the notebook I use doesn't support 64 bits.

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looking into it.

Sound Good, this awesome Update from eSteem Team.

This is my first comments using eSteem Surfer Alpha. I got great experience with this, I saw very nice interface, and friendly to eyes of user with night mode.

I see additional features for VP display and RC status.

Thanks you!

Looks really cool. Does it need our master password or is posting key enough to use it and test it out?

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You can use SteemConnect or any of your keys (Master, Active or Posting). And your keys never leaves your device. They are encrypted and additionally protected with PIN code you can choose during the first start of app.

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Thanks @dunsky ! That's great to know and awesome that it works like that

I am a new user in Steemit, please guide me, thank you for your visit that I really hope

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You can start from reading eSteem Frequently Asked Questions. I am sure this will help.

I just upgraded mine now and it looks amazing and its so fast I love it but does anyone know why I can't see notifications

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Notifications are coming with next update batches, within week. We will start migrating all features from v1 to v2. Stay tuned!

it's stunning, incredible work, just one thing on the dark mode, the text box i'm typing grey text on a white background, hard to see what i write.

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Great catch, thank you! Next weeks update will include fix for that :)

Thank you for the updated version, but I have a question:

  1. I'm trying to paste the text from my draft, but it doesn't work, the quote I also couldn't paste into the text;
  2. I uploaded a photo for my post, but can't set as a click on the image for advanced mode;
  3. after updating the new version, I couldn't copy the login key, I had to enter it manually :(
    what have I done wrong?
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Please try the hotkeys Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste for now if you are on Windows or Command+C and Command+V on Mac.

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thanks for the reply,@dunsky , I read here in the comments all the answers also. I will have to temporarily use other apps or I can reinstall the old version (if possible?) but I'm really looking forward to new updates to get back on the Surfer

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Yes, it's possible to use eSteem Surfer 1.1.12 still. You can get it from eSteem official github https://github.com/esteemapp/esteem-surfer/releases/tag/1.1.12 once you install it it will tell there is an update to 2.0 just ignore it unless you want to update...

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thank you! now it will be the best temporary option for me :)

Wow!!!
This is great, kudos to you @good-karma, you the best.

Top post view is really helpful to trace back how our previous works are really appreciated. Thanks for the good and hard work you and your team put to deliver this Esteem Surfer Apps.

By the way, If I am about to post using Surfer, can I use the footer within this post?

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Sure, you can use any of these footers. I've created them specially for eSteem users.

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Cool, thanks in advance.

There is no doubt to use the eSteem application. It's a shame, I don't have a laptop, I only use a cellphone. I hope the eSteem is always successful.

Thank you so much @good-karma and for the esteem team..

I am the previous one installed. I will change it to the newer version

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Already version 2? woah I did not expect this good news at all! And right in the middle of Steemfest 3?

EDIT: Before I download the installer, @good-karma do you mind provide us with a SHA256 Checksum? Thanks!

Congratulations with this alpha release. Looking fabulous already!


I most get it on my PC :)) .... then I know what I go say or text :)


Looking sleek @good-karma, love the VP and RC status added, hope claiming feature is coming in the future increments.

this is a very good development for the steem community and I guess everyone would love to try this out. cheers

Keep growing!

Wow... Amazing,, must be quick to update to see new look. Laptop, where is my laptop. Thanks sir @good-karma. God bless you

Need to try it yes!!!

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UPDATE: UAuu! =) Like it... saved me some pages on the browser... and I am quite impressed with the low memory consumption. Nice! Any plans to replace the current eSteem mobile apps too?

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Yeah. The new mobile app should be out in 1-2 weeks. Stay tuned!

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Now I got excited 😆

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Feed back soon, what about iOS? haha

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eSteem Mobile 2 is coming this month :)

Thank you so much for giving the information

Good to know out of competition comes innovation
I will definitely give it a well deserved try.
#esteem has been the first iOS Dapps on top of #steem blockchain.
Kudos.

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Competition is great! ;)

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This looks great man! I’m going to check it out! 😎

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Thanks, let us know how it works out for you. Note, this is alpha of v2 and we are going to push updates bi-weekly.

Just posted using the latest version. Fantastic!

I used esteem app from phone sometime.
Now i used esteem sulpha .But I have not get vote from you. Why?
Please explain me. Sometime cheetah comw to me. but this is cheetah' wrong. I carefully copyrights. I respact copyright so i write my own idea ever.

Oh yes I was hoping for something like this thanks @good-karma you always rock.

This looks awesome. When you guys add the spell checker feature, it will become the best Steem Post Editor, no doubts. 😎

I can't wait to try the new look.

Well downloading it and installing it on Windows 10, worked like a dream. Also the connection with steemconnect went flawless.
This is my first comment ever written via the esteem surfer app. Will try to create a first post tomorrow.
Cheers,
Peter

Tell me, what is this application only for win64. I have updated, but it did not start up, it gave an error that I needed win64.
thanks

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I have noticed a few things while writing a post on surfer :

  • the two lifts (typing part and viewing the post side) are going together which is really not practical and I suppose it is a bug because if both sides were aimed to go go together, they would have been only one lift
  • It is hard to quite impossible to select a few lines because it goes too quickly and I almost cry out of despair with that function, as I use a lot the copy, cut, paste for my translation work ...LoL
  • it would be great that the upvote case would be un-ticked by default...I thought to unchecked the first time I saved into draft, but not the second time I have selected the draft and published..which waste my vote ;-)

I suppose that our notifications and the possibility of resteem will come later, cause I trust the good work you are all making ^_^
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ooh , and I love the fact that I can switch my two account and stay on the post I was...How cool is that? =)) And also the side profile opening when I click on someone's name that comment on my post, this is genious !

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Cool! Thanks a lot for all your inputs, Barbara! I am also bothered with this scroll sync behavior by now but it will be tweaked and fixed soon for sure.

The new UI looks clean:-)
I was excited to download the new update this morning but sadly I'm using 32-bit PC, it seems not working on 32-bit.

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Next update will include 32-bit support as well.

Hello! After I save a draft with the "upvote box" unchecked, when I return to it, the box is checked again. Why?

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Because it's an alpha version yet. This will be fixed in recent releases, thank you for report!

Liking it much already
Can’t wait to get a feel of it 😊

Wow great work, i like that switch to React!

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Yes, it is quite fast for desktop applications... 😎

Saw it at your presentation. Design looks amazing!

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Thanks for the comment! This was initial release of v2 and we are already working on next update and improvements. We have auto update built-in, should be easy to update once new updates are out. Join us today at eSteem Meetup... ;)

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Would have loved to, but I was at Auschwitz, which was a day-trip.

I have some more things I have noticed in the new version :

  • when we go to a reply, we can not reach the former comment or post it does refer to, which is annoying ;-)
  • my draft won't clear out automatically once published, so now that I want to write a post, the place is busy with my yesterday post, which wouldn't be a problem if I could clear it, but it doesn't work... :-( So I can not write nor publish from surfer at the moment)

I have a question : how can I come back to the former version during the time of improvement ?
Have a wonderful day Folks ! ^_^

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PS : feeling a bit idiot, as I just have to select all my text and delete it to have a clean page...LoL...I'm kinda blond today =D But it is still true that there is a bug with the drafts ;-)
and now I am also seeing that I can not correct or delete my comment.. ;-)

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Thank you for your comments again! You can go back to eSteem Surfer 1.1.12 by installing it from eSteem official github https://github.com/esteemapp/esteem-surfer/releases/tag/1.1.12 just once you install it ignore the upfate to 2.0 message.

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Thanks !^_^

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Very cool. I will try the mac desktop version.
Resteemed.

eSurfer is looking dope! Been on the prowl for a robust desktop client to engage on Steemit and this is shaping up to be a great experience. UI is looking clean too. I'll probably wait until standard features are implemented slowly but great job to the people working hard on 2.x

Keep Being Awesome,
One Tech Traveller

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Good idea to stick with Surfer 1.1.12 for now. I am also using Legacy Surfer as my daily driver now but keeping Surfer 2.0.0 alpha separate window open for tests and just to enjoy it's look :P

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haha the temptation is real with how 2.x is looking! Definitely on legacy surfer with one eye on when this finally gets stable :D

Keep Being Awesome,
One Tech Traveller

It's very good. I'm going to translate it to make my community aware of its magnitude.

Hi, @good-karma, I tried to update it, there was a notification, but then look how it is... Can't wait to have a new version, well done! Thanks for you support!

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You can update using last link from this post. But actually it's better wait for next release with fixes if you are using eSteem Surfer daily and rely on it's functions a lot.

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Ok, I will, then! I'm using it perfectly! Thanks!

Excelente amigo @good-karma
Gracias por el apoyo que nos brindas constantemente.
Abrazos y bendiciones.

I can not add photos to the post and accept payment.

Highly rEsteemed!

Great work as alway Bruv. I use the app primarily to track my Alerts, which appears to have been affected in the latest release... looking forward to getting it back soon ; )

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Where did the edit post button go in the new design?
I can't seem to find it anywhere @good-karma

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It will be added with a new update on Monday. It was alpha release and some functionality is missing, we will add weekly updates. Stay tuned!

I just installed this as I was at Steemfest before. I see people have raised some issues such as a lack of notifications. Other things I noticed:

  • Upvote set by default when composing a post. I'd prefer that to be off
  • After I published a post it stayed in the editor. Clear All is not working.

I'm sure you are working on this. I'm using Ubuntu and I see eSteem is in their app store, but only the older version for now. I may revert to that as I like the notifications.

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Thank you for the feedback Steve! With the alpha release, we reached the biggest milestone because it was written from scratch with performance and UX in mind. So expect more weekly updates to catch up with functionality/feature set of v1... Was great to see you again!

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I'll look out for the updates. Thanks for the work you and your team do.

Is the product only for 64 bit? I could not install on my windows.

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Some other people have also reported the issue with 32-bit OS. We found and fixed issue, update is coming on Monday with some more additions. Stay tuned!