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BoostMatch - the advanced searching solution for istockphoto

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nullplus
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 6:23AM

 


BoostMatch v1.0 is now ready and available for download!

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what is BoostMatch anyway?


BoostMatch is an alternative to using a regular web browser to search content on istock. it's a 100% free windows application tuned towards frequent buyers' needs and will make searching and results management as easy as never before.


why you should care:


because BM will save you lots of time, frustration and even money:

  • it's faster than a browser.
  • you can add multiple files to lightboxes using drag & drop. say goodbye to clicking-five-times-for-each-file.
  • it gives you more possibilities to manage your results: you can set private ratings (independently of those on the site) and apply filters just as you would in a photo management software.
  • it immediately shows you more interesting content from artists' portfolios.
  • you can navigate between all searches (and sort orders) you have looked at. no more re-searching, re-sorting, re-srolling.
  • it highlights files you have already downloaded so you will never accidentally download files twice.
  • it will help you with keyword disambiguation so you will never again miss content which is actually there but not covered by the default meanings
    (i know disambiguation is a tricky thing. try a search for e.g. 'flamenco' or 'film' to see what i mean)
  • ...and a lot more


for more info and download, please visit http://boostmatch.photonullplus.de
...and now have fun with it and let me know what you think!


PS. dear admins & moderators: i know this topic is something for the tools & apps forum, but for the sake of visibility to istock buyers i would be very happy if you left this thread in the main forum. smile

(Edited on 2012-05-09 06:25:12 by nullplus)
jjneff
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 6:31AM
Nice!
kelvinjay
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 6:44AM

Posted By nullplus:

PS. dear admins & moderators: i know this topic is something for the tools & apps forum, but for the sake of visibility to istock buyers i would be very happy if you left this thread in the main forum. smile




Seeing as this is something new and aimed at buyers, who don't generally investigate many other forums, it makes sense to leave this here for now.



(Edited on 2012-05-09 06:45:29 by kelvinjay)
sjlocke
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 7:06AM
Can you actually buy images through it?
HeliRy
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 7:10AM
That's frigging awesome! Nice to see someone looking out for the customers
jjneff
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 7:18AM
If I wasn't on a Mac Sean I could tell you
kelvinjay
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 7:18AM

Posted By sjlocke:
Can you actually buy images through it?


No.

There is a manual explaining more here:

http://boostmatch.photonullplus.de/downloads/boostmatch_manual.pdf

My favourite thing is being able to select multiple files & drag them to a lightbox.
cobalt
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 7:21AM
Fantastic!! When is the Mac version coming out ?
nullplus
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 8:05AM

@kelvin: thanks for leaving this thread here


@sean: you cannot buy through bm. double-clicking a file in the results will take you to the file close-up page in your default browser. you can buy files from there.


concerning the mac version: i have had a few goes at porting the app using mono and wine, but the porting was not as straightforward as initially hoped. as it seems, it will be necessary to rewrite at least the whole GUI layer (which makes about 50% of the application) and since i am not very mac-affine, this may take a while. the timeframe will depend a lot on the success the software will have among the windows folks of course, if there are any mac developers around here who would like to help with porting, let me know.
aristotoo
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 8:42AM
Nice and quick!
cobalt
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 8:42AM
Can´t istock give you support with that? This programm should be interesting for their sales, no?
asiseeit
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 9:19AM
Very nice job!
pixelfit
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 9:31AM
Nice.
BVBeckman
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 9:52AM

Bravo NullPlus !  Bravo !
edfuentesg
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 10:02AM
Friggin' awesome
Thomas_EyeDesign
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 10:34AM
Very nice!
sjlocke
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 12:34PM

Posted By nullplus:
@sean: you cannot buy through bm. double-clicking a file in the results will take you to the file close-up page in your default browser. you can buy files from there.


So, the point of the whole thing is then to easily create a lightbox of content you want so you can come here and buy it? Are there referral codes attached to the links?

Regarding the recent buyer survey about why buyers are leaving, IS may want to see UI-wise, how using this interface is better than using the actual site.

(Edited on 2012-05-09 12:35:28 by sjlocke)
cogal
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 1:26PM
Lightbox editing really good. Maybe you should also add removing function later. But even this really time saver. Very nice app. Congrats.
4FR
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 10:34PM

I always thought a stand alone app would be great!


Just curious. So you can also influence the BM sort? - Place all you own files in front
amriphoto
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012 10:46PM

Looks great, is the lightbox-functionality also transmitted to iStock?


In other words: is it working for contributors too, and will designers be able to show the lightbox to their clients?
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