SpamSieve 2.9.26

October 18th, 2016 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.26 of SpamSieve is now available. This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Works with Apple Mail under macOS 10.12.1. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.26 before updating to 10.12.1. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • SpamSieve now tells Apple Mail’s junk filter when incoming messages are not junk (instead of only when they are junk). This should help prevent the confusing behavior of Mail displaying good messages in gold/brown text if its filter (or a server filter) disagreed with SpamSieve. Reminder: You can also have SpamSieve override the message text color by enabling AppleMailAllJunkMessagesUseBlackText in the esoteric preferences.
  • SpamSieve now uses the new os_log subsystem on macOS 10.12.
  • Adjusted the sizes of the Dock icon status indicators to work around a font change in macOS 10.12.
  • The version number of the Apple Mail plug-in is now synchronized with the version number of SpamSieve itself to reduce confusion for those using Mail Plugin Manager.
  • Added the Apple Mail - Mark Server Spam Messages as Read script.
  • Improved the following section of the manual:
  • Worked around a badly worded OS certificate error when checking for a software update.
  • Adjusted SpamSieve’s package resources to work around several code signing issues with macOS 10.12.
  • Fixed a bug where Apple Mail could repeatedly report the same error message.
  • Fixed a bug where the Portuguese localizer was not given credit in the About SpamSieve window.

SpamSieve 2.9.26 works with Mac OS X 10.6 through macOS 10.12 and requires an e-mail client. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of SpamSieve, please see the version history.

EagleFiler 1.7.2

October 18th, 2016 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.7.2 of EagleFiler is now available. This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • The Reveal button in the Errors window now works if multiple errors are selected. You can now hold down the Option key to open the files instead of revealing them; this is useful for loading attachments in Mail messages that were only partially downloaded.
  • Added DisplayPDFsWithQuickLook to the esoteric preferences to let you work around bugs in macOS 10.12’s PDFView.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Worked around a change in the macOS 10.12 font panel that could cause the wrong variant of the system font to be used when changing the font in the preferences.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.12 that could prevent the progress window from being centered.
  • Worked around a badly worded OS certificate error when checking for a software update.
  • Worked around a change in macOS 10.12 that messed up the positioning of tag abbreviations in the source list.
  • Worked around a change in macOS 10.12 that could cause the ruler to be shown when editing a plain text file.
  • Worked around an issue that prevented some errors from being logged to Console on macOS 10.12.
  • Fixed a bug with the Apple Mail importer and the new mail store format on macOS 10.12 that led to Missing Apple Mail Message Attachment errors.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing from an On My Mac Apple Mail mailbox on macOS 10.12 didn’t work if the Mac had not been previously running Mac OS X 10.11.
  • Fixed a bug where the tab stops for the plain text editor didn’t auto-adjust for different fonts and sizes.
  • Fixed a bug where the tag abbreviation font in the source list didn’t match the records list and Tags inspector.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the Drop Pad or capture key would would incorrectly report that no library was open.
  • Fixed a bug where image titles were sometimes not properly imported and indexed.
  • If EagleFiler is unable to find the messages to import from Apple Mail, it now logs the folders it was looking for them in to aid in troubleshooting.

EagleFiler 1.7.2 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.12. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

Update (2016-10-19): EagleFiler 1.7.2 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-10-20): EagleFiler 1.7.2 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.4.3

October 18th, 2016 (DropDMG)

Version 3.4.3 of DropDMG is now available. This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • Worked around a bug in the macOS 10.12 Finder that could cause an error when creating a disk image with a layout.
  • Worked around a change in macOS 10.12 that prevented the Always run with root access option from working.
  • DropDMG’s layout variables now work for .scptd files.
  • DropDMG now uses the new os_log subsystem on macOS 10.12.
  • Worked around a change in the macOS 10.12 Finder that could cause icons to be displayed in the wrong locations if you had enabled the hidden AppleShowAllFiles Finder preference.
  • Worked around a badly worded OS certificate error when checking for a software update.
  • Improved DropDMG’s logging of Scripting Bridge errors.
  • Made some changes to prevent Core Data from logging internal errors on macOS 10.12.

DropDMG 3.4.3 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.12. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

Update (2016-10-19): DropDMG 3.4.3 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-10-21): DropDMG 3.4.3 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.25

September 19th, 2016 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.25 of SpamSieve is now available. This is a free update that includes the following changes:

SpamSieve 2.9.25 works with Mac OS X 10.6 through macOS 10.12 and requires an e-mail client. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of SpamSieve, please see the version history.

EagleFiler 1.7.1

September 19th, 2016 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.7.1 of EagleFiler is now available. This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • EagleFiler no longer uses the text inspector bar on macOS 10.12 in order to work around a crashing bug in the OS. In the event that the bug is fixed, you can re-enable the text inspector using TextInspectorBar in the esoteric preferences.
  • The system PDF view was rewritten in macOS 10.12, and there are still some bugs in the GM release that affect EagleFiler:
    • The PDF contextual menu is not available. This may be fixed in the official release of 10.12.
    • Dragging to select PDF text sometimes selects the wrong range.
    • Some longer PDF files display with blank regions when using Continuous Scroll mode.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.11.6 that could cause internal errors and prevent the font picker in the preferences from changing to a non-system font once a system one had been set.
  • The mbox writer guards against newlines in the From line.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Updated to Xcode 8.
  • Renamed “Mac OS X” to “macOS” throughout the app and documentation.
  • Added the Sending in Crash Log Files section of the manual.
  • Fixed a bug where search queries that included angle brackets could fail if Match Partial Words was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where some URL importing errors were not reported if the format was set to PDF, which led to the creation of blank PDF files.

EagleFiler 1.7.1 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.12. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

Update (2016-09-19): EagleFiler 1.7.1 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-09-19): EagleFiler 1.7.1 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.4.2

September 19th, 2016 (DropDMG)

Version 3.4.2 of DropDMG is now available. This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • Removed support for creating .xip archives because macOS 10.12 can no longer expand .xip files not created by Apple. DropDMG will change configurations using .xip to .zip. Going forward, Apple recommends using signed .dmg files.
  • Renamed “Mac OS X” to “macOS” throughout the app and documentation.
  • Updated to Xcode 8.
  • Added the Sending in Crash Log Files section of the manual.
  • Updated the Italian and Spanish localizations.

DropDMG 3.4.2 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.12. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

Update (2016-09-19): DropDMG 3.4.2 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-09-24): DropDMG 3.4.2 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.4.1

August 23rd, 2016 (DropDMG)

Version 3.4.1 of DropDMG is now available. This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • The Signing menu now groups the identities to make it clearer which type you should choose for .dmg files vs. .xip files. If no valid Developer ID identity is found, it tells you how to get one.
  • Updated the Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese localizations.

DropDMG 3.4.1 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.12. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

Update (2016-08-23): DropDMG 3.4.1 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-08-24): DropDMG 3.4.1 is now available from the Mac App Store.

EagleFiler 1.7

August 12th, 2016 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.7 of EagleFiler is now available. This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • EagleFiler now supports tabbed windows (requires macOS 10.12). A single window can have multiple tabs for either a single library or for different libraries. You can show the tab bar from the View menu. There are commands to manipulate tabs in the Window menu. Clicking the + button in the tab bar creates a new tab for the current library, equivalent to the New Browser Window command.
  • Added support for capturing from Apple Mail on macOS 10.12.
  • The Remove Duplicate Messages script now works if you have selected mailboxes in the source list rather than the records list.
  • Added the current records script property, which returns the selected records in the records list or the source list, depending on which list has focus.
  • The guid property on records is now available from AppleScript.
  • When you use the Export… command to generate a new mbox file for the selected messages, EagleFiler now uses Unix- instead of Mac-style linebreaks, since more e-mail products now support the former.
  • Made various code modernizations.
  • EagleFiler now shows an empty Container column when the file is directly in the Files folder, as this is more clear than showing Records.
  • When reporting that a file is damaged, EagleFiler now shows the relative path rather than just the filename, to make it clearer which file has a problem.
  • The Errors window is better at displaying filenames containing slashes.
  • EagleFiler reports a better error message if it finds that an Apple Mail message file is empty.
  • On macOS 10.12, EagleFiler no longer shows its Select Next Tab and Select Previous Tab menu items because they duplicate the new system ones.
  • Made some changes to the way EagleFiler generates mbox files to prevent Thunderbird’s importer from getting confused.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Renamed “Mac OS X” to “macOS” throughout the app and documentation.
  • Tried to work around an OS issue where sometimes libraries were not added to the Open Recent menu.
  • Fixed a bug reading messages that have DOS linebreaks, which could lead to exported mbox files not importing properly and could affect the display and indexing of certain messages.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause files in the To Import folder not to be imported promptly.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler did not launch on macOS 10.12.
  • Fixed a bug that caused EagleFiler to report an error when opening a library on macOS 10.12.
  • Worked around an OS bug that caused problems for tag completion using composed character sequences.
  • Added a workaround for a PDFView crashing bug in macOS 10.12. To enable it, click this link.
  • Fixed a regression where tagging from the Record menu didn’t work.
  • Fixed a bug where edits to a record’s tags could be lost if you moved it without the tags bar losing focus.
  • The distribution disk image is now signed.

EagleFiler 1.7 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.12. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

Update (2016-08-12): EagleFiler 1.7 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-08-12): EagleFiler 1.7 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.4

July 21st, 2016 (DropDMG)

Version 3.4 of DropDMG is now available. This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • Added support for creating disk images that are signed for Gatekeeper, as Apple now recommends that Mac applications be distributed on signed disk images (requires Mac OS X 10.11.5 or later). Unsigned disk images are subject to Gatekeeper Path Randomization. This is described in the Signing section of the manual.
  • Added support for the .xip archive format, which lets you create secure archives that are signed for Gatekeeper (requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later).
  • Added the Verify Signature… command for checking disk images and .xip archives to make sure they are correctly signed (requires Mac OS X 10.11.5 or later).
  • The New Blank Disk Image… command now lets you choose the File System, which can be any variant of HFS+ as well as Apple File System (APFS), Apple’s experimental next-generation file system for 2017. This feature is particularly useful for developers who want to test that their apps work properly on each file system.
  • On macOS 10.12, DropDMG no longer shows its Select Next Tab and Select Previous Tab menu items because they duplicate the new system ones.
  • Made various code modernizations.
  • If getting authorization fails, DropDMG now reports the command that it was attempting to execute.
  • The distribution disk image is now signed.
  • Updated the Sending in an Error Report section of the manual.
  • Renamed “Mac OS X” to “macOS” throughout the app and documentation.
  • Updated the Chinese, French, and Portuguese localizations.

DropDMG 3.4 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.12. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

DropDMG 3.4 has not been submitted to the Mac App Store, due to the same code signing issue that affects DropDMG 3.3.

DropDMG 3.3

May 23rd, 2016 (DropDMG)

Version 3.3 of DropDMG is now available. This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • The Format pop-up menu now makes it clearer which compression algorithm each format uses.
  • Improved DropDMG’s file choosing message text to work around Mac OS X 10.11’s behavior of sometimes not showing the panel’s title.
  • Improved the way tooltips show file paths when the file no longer exists.
  • Improved the error reporting and debug logging for the command-line tool.
  • Improved the error reporting for the Software Update… command.
  • Improved the error reporting when a Mac App Store receipt cannot be found.
  • Made various code modernizations.
  • The Command-line tool section of the manual describes how to use DropDMG with Xcode Server.
  • Updated the Licenses section of the manual.
  • DropDMG now disables full screen mode for its main window to work around a drawing glitch with Mac OS X 10.11.
  • Fixed a bug where creating a .sparsebundle or .sparseimage from a package didn’t work.
  • Fixed a bug where Mac App Store receipts would not validate if the Mac’s language was set to Hebrew.
  • Fixed a bug where if there were repeated errors saving the size of the Finder window, DropDMG would not properly clean up. Now it ejects and deletes the temporary disk image file.
  • Updated the German localization.

DropDMG 3.3 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through 10.11. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

Update (2016-05-23): DropDMG 3.3 has not been submitted to the Mac App Store because of a problem with Application Loader.

Update (2016-06-06): DropDMG 3.3 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-06-06): DropDMG 3.3 is now available from the Mac App Store.

Update (2016-06-07): Due to an Apple code signing error, the version downloaded from the Mac App Store may not launch.

Update (2016-06-08): DropDMG has been removed from sale in the Mac App Store until the code signing issue is addressed.