ShowTool Swatch Released

Daniel Murfin is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ShowTool Swatch in the App Store priced at only $5.99 / £3.99 / €4.99.

ShowTool Swatch brings your gel swatch book to life. It's the easiest and most beautiful way of viewing the information most important to you, helping you to make the right decisions when time matters. Share your ideas with friends or send orders straight to your local dealer.

ShowTool Swatch comes fully stocked with the most up to date catalogues for Lee, Rosco, Gam and Apollo with updates as new gels are added.

Browse gels by manufacturer and range or search for a specific color by name or number. Gels can be sorted by number or in catalogue order just like your old swatch book.

Gels are presented with the information you need most including name, number, transmission and RGB/CMY values along with a Spectral Energy Distribution graph and preview of the color.

View and compare similar or complementary colors for those times when you've run out of your favourite color or can't quite get the look you want.

Mark your favourite gels for quick and easy access or simply view a list of your most recently viewed gels. Notes can be added to each gel for when you just need a little reminder.

Collections provide a great way to group gels for a particular show or anything else that takes your fancy.

ShowTool Swatch comes complete with a selection of gel categories such as ‘Sunsets’ or ‘Moonlight’, great for those times when you need a little inspiration.

Use the superbly simple color picker to find possible gel matches when you know the color you want but can't remember it's number.

Ever see the perfect color when you're out in the real world?! ShowTool Swatch has the answer with its exclusive photo-matching tool. Simply take a photo or use an existing one and see a great selection of gels that match your photo.

ShowTool Swatch comes complete with a comprehensive selection of dealers from across the US, UK and Europe for when you needed that gel yesterday! Create orders from existing collections and send a quote request directly from the app.

With built-in support for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 5 and up, ShowTool Swatch is fully supported by the developers and will be updated regularly with new gel additions and extra features.

Get it now!

Coming soon...

Updates are on their way. Both ShowTool LD and ShowTool SM will shortly receive updates bringing stability improvements and compatibility with iOS 5.

Plus... in the coming months the ShowTool suite will be receiving feature updates bringing some great new additions to your favourite lighting and stage management apps.

One more thing... you'll soon be able to get loads more information on the apps, including video walk throughs, screenshots, FAQs and tutorials on the all new website launching by Dec 2011.

ShowTool SM update

First of all I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has purchased ShowTool SM over the last few months. The app has been selling incredibly well and I hope has been useful to you in your work.

I wanted to let you know that an update for iOS 4 and iPhone 4 is in the works, and will hopefully be with you soon. This has taken a little longer than I expected as I attempt to make the app function well with the new multitasking iOS 4 and maintain performance on older OS 3.x devices. You can be assured that the update is on its way!

Thanks again for your support.

ShowTool SM 1.0.3 released

ShowTool SM 1.0.3 has been released to the iPhone/iPod touch App Store.

Daniel Murfin is pleased to announce several exciting new features as well as updates to existing features and bug fixes. A comprehensive list of updates is detailed below.



Large clock option, displayed in header with optional seconds display. (recommended only for use on 3GS/iPod touch 3g due to speed)

Pause/resume timer.

Timestamp display option in timers list.

Copy recorded times for quickly pasting into other apps etc.

Dark background option (easier on the eyes in the dark)

UI tweaks.

Preset labels visible during timing.

Glow tape color option.

New categories: pre-show, post-show etc. to use instead of Act/Scene.

Autoscroll when timing to keep up-to-date with your saved info.

To get the update simply 'Check for updates' in iTunes or select updates in App Store on your iPhone/iPod touch.

Daniel Murfin announces ShowTool SM

Daniel Murfin is pleased to announce the release of the ShowTool SM app for iPhone and iPod touch.

The app builds upon the ShowTool brand, launched in 2009 with the highly successful ShowTool LD.

The first and only Stage Management suite in the App Store, ShowTool SM provides show timing capabilities as well as databases of marks/spikes, checklists and prop notation. The app has email reporting throughout.

At only £2.99/$4.99 from the App Store the application is great value for all Stage Managers, DSMs and ASMs.

Daniel Murfin announces ShowTool LD 2.0

Daniel Murfin is pleased to announce the major new release of the ShowTool LD app for iPhone and iPod touch. 

The app has been redesigned from the ground up for speed and ease of use and sports a brand new user interface making it easier and faster to access the various features.

A new power calculator has been added to the suite providing quick and easy calculations for a variety of needs. In addition, the new preferences panel provides the user with further customizations.

An updated lantern database provides additional fixtures for the gel cutting calculation tool.

At only £2.99/$4.99 from the App Store the application is great value for all Lighting Designers and Electricians.