JyotishTools Blog

Info and tips for JyotishTools products.

Windows Warnings


I’ve received a few emails about this kind of warning dialog which appears when trying to install Jyotish Tools for Windows (classic version). Back when Jyotish Tools for Windows was first published in 2003 these probably didn’t occur. What it means is that the setup file is not signed and probably back in 2003 only large companies signed their apps if it was possible then. This is also somewhat similar to the certificate that websites which have an “https” prefixed use.

Why No JyotishTools Pro Bundles?


Simple, because the app is sold (distributed) by different companies. And they don’t cross market. JyotishTools Pro came about for two reasons: 1) that more users wanted to do mobile what they were doing on desktop or laptops and 2) for an Android market that wanted a layout for JyotishTools on their 7” tablets like was available for 10” Android tablets. As it turns out answer 1 anticipated a trend that is actually occurring in the tech industry.

JyotishTools Pro Fall 2018 Update


Here’s some info on the latest JyotishTools Pro. Due to the way version numbers are used on the different platforms I’ve labeled this the Fall 2018 Update. Note there may be another update too. First off a bug was fixed in the Muhurta that didn’t get the location info right if you decided to use the atlas to set a location. BTW, one thing I may fix for phone but not needed on desktop and tablets is the ability to set the resolution of the year slider as it can be hard to set a certain year on a phone.

JyotishTools Pro Saving Text on iOS


On the iPhone and iPad users can save files externally to the iCloud and possibly other services if those have been set up. This is a good way to get files like the Info file for a chart and use it in an article or reading. Note that iCloud can even be set up on Windows if you want to use the text files there. Note that these text files may not be compatible with NotePad so use WordPad or other text editor on Windows.

Feeling Secure


Recently Chrome added a security notice to their browser. This is really nothing new but Chrome is doing differently than Firefox and other browsers have been doing for sometime. A “secure” site is identified by using an SSL certificate which costs money and can be difficult to get. This gives an HTTPS instead of a HTTP to the site prefix. Generally unless you have a login or take credit card information a secure site is not needed.