Archive for January, 2007

Mint 2.0

Mint 2.0

Shaun Inman, mastermind behind Mint, has released the much anticipated 2.0 updated for the popular stats program. In the update, Shaun gave the program a complete visual overhaul, as well as many improvements to increase the performance of the application. Here is a list of the major improvements taken from the feature highlights page:

  • staggered loading of Pepper data to improve page load time within Mint
  • numerous interface and hierarchy refinements including support for custom styles
  • improved pane tiling to reclaim wasted screen real estate
  • better management of additional database tables created by third-party Pepper
  • simple graphs (with an updated API to share this functionality with third-party Pepper developers)
  • full support for Internet Explorer 6+ including installation and administration
  • most Repeat, Popular and Common tabs can all be filtered by timespan
  • support for the official Bird Feeder Pepper for tracking your feeds with Mint
  • new Domains tab added to the Referrers pane groups referrers by domain and sorts by the number of referrers from each domain
  • Watched tab of the Pages pane has been expanded to display referrers of Watched pages
  • new Readers tab in the User Agent pane when the new Bird Feeder Pepper is installed shows the feed reader application and version
  • new Secret Crushes Pepper uses common blog and CMS cookies to automatically assign names to your visitors within Mint
  • new Real Estate Pepper tracks the width and height of the browser window
  • searches are now separated out into web and image
  • no longer tracks identifiable information by default (eg. ip addresses) to prevent conflicts with existing privacy policies
  • single column mode (perfect for uni-taskers and those with Wiis!)

With the update, all previous pepper plugins work without losing any functionality. Head over to the Peppermill and check out all the third-party peppers that add unlimited potential to Mint beyond the factory capabilities. Also, don’t for get my pepper, Notification.

Overall, $30 for a new license, or $19 for an upgrade is money well spent if you’re interested in tracking your website traffic.