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Updated App Settings Screen

Updated App Settings Screen

Date Written: 1/15/15

There are two ways to access the Settings Screen on the Palm-Tech app. The first is by tapping on 'File Manager' from the main screen of the app, and then tapping on 'Settings' from the File Manager screen. The second option is to tap on the 'Settings' option on the right of the toolbar on the 'Choose Category'.
The Settings Screen has a series of options on it which are explained below:

  • User Name/Password - This will show you the current user name and password you have entered into this device. If you have not entered this information yet you can do so from this screen, and then tap on 'Test Cloud Connection' to license the device. 

  • Test Cloud Connection - This button is one that you can tap to make sure your device is connected to the internet and that your user name/password credentials are entered correctly. If you have an internet connection and the credentials are in correctly then when you tap this button you'll get the message 'Test: Successful'. If there is not an internet connection or the credentials are incorrect then you'll see the message 'Test: Failed'.

  • Default Image Height - This setting sets the default height of pictures that get added into your report on the app.

  • Select 1st Rating With Description Entry - This setting makes it so that as soon as you enter a description on a line, the first rating in your list of ratings will automatically be selected for that line. For example, if you're filling out the 'Driveway' line, under 'Lots and Grounds', and you say the driveway is made of concrete first, then the line will automatically be rated as Acceptable (which is the first rating by default). This option is selected by default when you download the Palm Tech app and can be a huge time saver when filling out information.

  • Take Cover Page Photo - Selecting this box will allow you to take a cover page photo with the app. With this option selected, you will now see a 'Cover Page Photo' category in your category list. Simply tap on the category to take your cover page photo.

  • Font Size - This setting allows you to make the size of the text in the app larger or smaller. This will only impact how the font looks on the screen, and not how it looks in the final reports.

  • Line Height Adjustment - This settings allows you to change how wide the lines are on screens like the 'Choose Category' screen and the 'Edit Category' screen. If you make the font size larger then oftentimes you'll want to adjust this setting as well so that the lines are spaced in a way that works with the selected font size.

  • Tap and Hold Speed Adjustment - This settings allows you to either speed up or slow down the rate at which the program cycles through dropdown options when you are using the 'Tap and Hold' method for entering data on the 'Edit Category' screen.
    Show V7 Intro Video - If you tap this button it will pull up a page on our website that has a short video that goes over some of the basics of navigating the app and entering information.

  • Reset License - This is an option that should only be used when directed by Palm-Tech support.

  • Set Screen to Portrait (iOS only) - This option will set the app screen to portrait.

  • Set Screen to Landscape (iOS only) - This option will set the app screen to landscape. This option is not recommended for certain phones with smaller screens as the app will run best in portrait on those devices.