ToothFairy 2.4.8

November 7th, 2018 (ToothFairy)

Version 2.4.8 of ToothFairy is now available. ToothFairy is a Mac menu bar utility that lets you connect AirPods to your Mac with a single click or keypress. It also works with other Bluetooth headphones and with input devices such as mice, keyboards, and game pad controllers. You can see at a glance which devices are connected, as well as their battery levels. ToothFairy can also make music and videos sound better by using a higher quality codec for audio output.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • If there’s an error connecting to your Bluetooth device, ToothFairy now recommends to you how you can fix it.
  • Improved the wording in various user interface text.
  • Fixed a bug where the menu bar background color when clicking on the menu didn’t match the accent color on macOS 10.14 or the Graphite appearance on earlier versions.
  • Added the Why isn’t my device connecting? and Why do I see the Dock icon even after hiding it? sections of the manual.
  • The Credits sheet now links to the privacy policy.
  • Added accessibility descriptions in the Preferences window.
  • Improved the diagnostic report.
  • Error logging now includes more information about the error and the device it’s related to.

ToothFairy 2.4.8 works with macOS 10.11 through 10.14 and requires a Bluetooth device. For information about previous releases of ToothFairy, please see the version history.

If you enjoy using ToothFairy, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

DropDMG 3.5.5

November 6th, 2018 (DropDMG)

Version 3.5.5 of DropDMG is now available.

DropDMG makes it easy to create a professional disk image for your app. Disk images pack entire folders or disks into a single compressed file, either for transport across the Internet or simply for backup or archival. They are Apple’s preferred format for distributing Mac software and the only archive format whose contents you can directly access in the Mac Finder—no extraction or third-party software required.

Deliver your Mac app on a .dmg file with a software license agreement, a custom volume icon, and a precise icon layout atop a Retina-optimized background picture. Customers can install simply by dragging and dropping the app onto the convenient Applications folder link. Code-sign your .dmg so that macOS knows it can be trusted after download.

This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • The Create macOS Install Disk command now pre-downloads any required assets from Apple’s servers so that the install disk contains everything that you need to install macOS.
  • Added instructions for Creating a DropDMG Quick Action in macOS 10.14’s Finder.
  • DropDMG now supports the Hardened Runtime on macOS 10.14.
  • DropDMG is now notarized by Apple.
  • Improved the Security & Privacy Access instructions.
  • DropDMG now reports a helpful error message if the dropdmg command-line tool fails because its parent process doesn’t have Automation access to control DropDMG on macOS 10.14.
  • Added AppendToNameWhenConverting to the esoteric preferences.
  • The license agreement editor now uses a darker background color in Dark Mode to match the disk image mounter.
  • Improved the appearance of the log detail drawer in Dark Mode.
  • The About window now includes a link to the privacy policy and has an updated layout.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 where the font and color buttons in the license agreement editor didn’t show their text because the images were too large.

DropDMG 3.5.5 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

If you enjoy using DropDMG, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2018-11-06): DropDMG 3.5.5 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2018-11-07): DropDMG 3.5.5 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.34

October 30th, 2018 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.34 of SpamSieve is now available.

Save time by adding powerful spam filtering to the e-mail client on your Mac. SpamSieve gives you back your inbox, using Bayesian spam filtering to provide amazing accuracy that’s constantly improving. SpamSieve learns and adapts to your mail, so it’s able to block nearly all the junk—without putting good messages in the spam mailbox. It’s quick and easy to control SpamSieve from within Apple Mail, Airmail, Entourage, MailMate, Mailsmith, Outlook, Postbox 5, PowerMail, and more.

SpamSieve running on your Mac can keep the spam off your iPhone/iPad, and you can even train SpamSieve from your iOS device.

SpamSieve protects your privacy. It does not need access to your mail account login and does not transmit your mail data anywhere. All the processing is done on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Made a variety of changes to work better with Apple Mail on macOS 10.14:
    • SpamSieve now uses a variety of heuristics to better detect when Mail has finished launching before checking that its plug-in is enabled. This helps avoid annoying dialogs and prevents unnecessary rule deactivations if Mail takes a really long time to launch, e.g. on a slower Mac that has rebooted and is restoring all the previously open applications at once or if a utility such as iLock has halted Mail during the launch process.
    • SpamSieve can now protect you from a disabled plug-in when Mail launches after SpamSieve launches, e.g. if you are using SpamSieve with multiple mail clients and so SpamSieve is not always launched as a result of Mail launching.
    • SpamSieve now detects and repairs problems with Mail’s preferences folder that could prevent Mail from showing the Manage Plug-ins… button.
    • If macOS has forgotten that you gave SpamSieve Full Disk Access, SpamSieve will now detect this and remind you to grant it again.
    • If SpamSieve can’t install its Mail plug-in because it doesn’t have Full Disk Access, it no longer suggests that you install the plug-in manually. (It is better for you to grant access and then try the automatic installer again.)
    • If you’ve previously declined to give SpamSieve Automation access to control Mail, SpamSieve will now remind you to do this (and open System Preferences for you) when you try to train a message, instead of failing silently.
    • The Apple Mail - Remote Training and Apple Mail - Server Junk Mailbox scripts, when running as standalone applications, now explain to you that they need Automation access in order to function.
    • Adjusted the launch agent so that SpamSieve more reliably launches when Mail launches, and sandbox errors aren’t logged to Console.
    • Since version 2.9.21, SpamSieve has overridden the text color in Mail’s message list in order to improve the contrast and readability for spam messages that are marked with a colored background. This now works on macOS 10.14, including with Dark Mode.
    • The AppleMailAllJunkMessagesUseBlackText esoteric preference now switches the color for Dark Mode on macOS 10.14.
    • SpamSieve now logs more information to Console and diagnostic reports to help diagnose problems with the Mail plug-in.
    • The alert and manual now clarify that, if you no longer want to use SpamSieve with Mail, you can prevent SpamSieve from reminding you to enable the plug-in by uninstalling it.
    • SpamSieve no longer wastes time waiting for Mail to launch when there are no rules for it to reactivate, anyway.
    • Fixed an error reporting bug when activating the Mail rules.
    • Fixed a bug where a fresh install on macOS 10.14 wouldn’t remember that the Mail plug-in had been installed.
  • Outlook Filter Mailboxes now shows a more helpful error message if it lacks Automation access on macOS 10.14.
  • Due to changes in Airmail and macOS 10.14, Airmail versions 3.6.3 through 3.6.41 are not compatible with SpamSieve when using macOS 10.14. You should use Airmail 3.6.42 or later.
  • When checking the setup for your e-mail client, the instructions now recommend verifying that Automation access has been granted.
  • The Apple Mail - Discard Spam script reports a better error if Mail times out because there were too many messages in the trash.
  • Updated the Security & Privacy Access section of the manual.
  • The About window now includes a link to the privacy policy and has an updated layout.
  • Updated SpamSieve’s code signing for the latest Apple notarization requirements.
  • Fixed a bug where training a message as spam in Apple Mail would display the Spam mailbox instead of moving the message if you were using the old GUI scripting workaround on macOS 10.12 or later with a non-US localization.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve could get confused by the presence of Fluid App instances.

SpamSieve 2.9.34 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14 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.

If you enjoy using SpamSieve, please take a moment to review it on Product Hunt or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

SpamSieve 2.9.33

September 21st, 2018 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.33 of SpamSieve is now available.

Save time by adding powerful spam filtering to the e-mail client on your Mac. SpamSieve gives you back your inbox, using Bayesian spam filtering to provide amazing accuracy that’s constantly improving. SpamSieve learns and adapts to your mail, so it’s able to block nearly all the junk—without putting good messages in the spam mailbox. It’s quick and easy to control SpamSieve from within Apple Mail, Airmail, Entourage, MailMate, Mailsmith, Outlook, Postbox 5, PowerMail, and more.

SpamSieve running on your Mac can keep the spam off your iPhone/iPad, and you can even train SpamSieve from your iOS device.

SpamSieve protects your privacy. It does not need access to your mail account login and does not transmit your mail data anywhere. All the processing is done on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Streamlined the flow of using SpamSieve with Apple Mail on macOS 10.14. SpamSieve does a better of job of guiding you through the Mojave security changes to make setup as easy as possible. For the smoothest experience, we recommend updating to SpamSieve 2.9.33 before you update your Mac to macOS 10.14.

  • On macOS 10.14, it is possible for an Apple Mail plug-in to be installed but not yet enabled. When SpamSieve’s plug-in is not enabled, the SpamSieve rule(s) in Mail cannot function properly and may move new good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve. SpamSieve now protects you from this by automatically deactivating the rules if it notices that the plug-in is disabled. Once you’ve enabled the plug-in, it reactivates the rule(s) for you.

    For completeness, we mention that there is a chance that Mail will move some messages before SpamSieve can deactivate the rule(s), e.g. because Mail downloaded them while SpamSieve was launching or because you declined when SpamSieve requested access to control Mail. If you end up with some good messages in the spam mailbox that are uncolored (because Mail moved them without consulting SpamSieve), you can just drag them back to your inbox.

    If you want to fully prevent messages from being moved to the spam mailbox, you can manually deactivate (uncheck) the SpamSieve rule(s) in Mail’s preferences until you know that the plug-in is loaded (i.e. you see the SpamSieve menu commands in Mail’s Message menu). However, most users will find it easier to let SpamSieve manage the rule(s) for them.

  • If you have previously used SpamSieve with Apple Mail but are now using a different mail client, you can choose Uninstall Apple Mail Plug-In… from the SpamSieve menu in order to prevent SpamSieve from reminding you to enable the Mail plug-in.

  • If the Uninstall Apple Mail Plug-In… command can’t remove the Mail rules because it lacks Automation access on macOS 10.14, it will now proceed with uninstalling the other items and ask you to remove the rules manually rather than stopping with an error.

  • SpamSieve now supports the Hardened Runtime on macOS 10.14.

  • SpamSieve is now notarized by Apple.

  • The former “Advanced Outlook Setup for Large Inboxes” (which uses the InboxSpamSieve folder) is now the standard setup described in the Setting Up Outlook 365 section of the manual. This setup makes Outlook more responsive and provides for more accurate filtering when setting up SpamSieve for the first time. If you are already successfully using Outlook 365 with SpamSieve, the old setup is still supported, so you don’t have to change anything.

  • Improved the following sections of the manual:

  • Reduced the sizes of some large screenshots in the HTML manual so that the text is more easily readable.

  • Fixed a bug where some screenshots in the PDF manual were displayed at double size instead of at Retina resolution.

  • Removed support for legacy mail clients that no longer work on SpamSieve’s supported macOS versions: Claris Emailer, Eudora, Outlook Express, and Thunderbird 2.x.

SpamSieve 2.9.33 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14 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.

If you enjoy using SpamSieve, please take a moment to review it on Product Hunt or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

BBAutoComplete 1.6

September 4th, 2018 (BBAutoComplete)

Version 1.6 of BBAutoComplete is now available.

BBAutoComplete adds word auto-completion to scriptable applications. You type the start of a word, press a key, and BBAutoComplete types the letters to complete the word. If BBAutoComplete guessed wrong, you can keep pressing the key to cycle through other possible completions. Other auto-completion utilities need to be taught the abbreviations and expansions that you use; BBAutoComplete avoids this hassle by automatically looking for expansions in the program’s open documents. This means that it always suggests completions that are relevant to your current task.

BBAutoComplete is probably most useful for programmers, who need to remember and type long variable and method names, but it can also help with prose writing and LaTeX. It’s useful any time you need to type long words quickly and accurately.

This update includes the following enhancements:

  • BBAutoComplete now supports Dark Mode on macOS 10.14.
  • Added support for Hiding the Dock Icon.
  • Fixed a bug where BBEdit 12 would report an error if you invoked BBAutoComplete while a palette was open.
  • Improved the Extra word characters and Requirements sections of the manual.
  • The new Save Diagnostic Report… command in the Help menu provides an easier way of recording error logs and other information to send to technical support.
  • Made various code modernizations.
  • Renamed “Mac OS X” to “macOS” throughout the app and documentation.
  • Removed the embedded Growl framework, as it was not used.
  • The Software Update… feature and crash reporter now use HTTPS.
  • Documentation and Help menu links to c-command.com now use https instead of http.
  • Worked around a badly worded OS certificate error when checking for a software update.
  • Improved the error reporting for the Software Update… command.
  • Added support for App Transport Security.
  • Fixed a bug where Software Update… would continue offering updates in the same session in which you had held down the Option key.
  • Increased the font size in the Software Update… window.
  • Added accessibility label in the Software Update window.
  • The Software Update… feature and crash reporter now use HTTPS.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that could cause a crash during Software Update….
  • The About, Software Update, and help windows now use the San Francisco font on Mac OS X 10.11.
  • The About BBAutoComplete window now uses the system language names.
  • Fixed the size of the distribution disk image window.
  • Worked around a Finder bug that could cause the disk image’s icons to be misaligned if the AppleShowAllFiles option was enabled.
  • The distribution disk image is now signed for Gatekeeper.
  • BBAutoComplete now requires macOS 10.7 or later. Versions of BBAutoComplete for macOS 10.6 and earlier are available.

BBAutoComplete 1.6 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of BBAutoComplete, please see the version history.

SpamSieve 2.9.32

August 30th, 2018 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.32 of SpamSieve is now available.

Save time by adding powerful spam filtering to the e-mail client on your Mac. SpamSieve gives you back your inbox, using Bayesian spam filtering to provide amazing accuracy that’s constantly improving. SpamSieve learns and adapts to your mail, so it’s able to block nearly all the junk—without putting good messages in the spam mailbox. It’s quick and easy to control SpamSieve from within Apple Mail, Airmail, Entourage, MailMate, Mailsmith, Outlook, Postbox 5, PowerMail, and more.

SpamSieve running on your Mac can keep the spam off your iPhone/iPad, and you can even train SpamSieve from your iOS device.

SpamSieve protects your privacy. It does not need access to your mail account login and does not transmit your mail data anywhere. All the processing is done on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • SpamSieve now supports macOS 10.14 Mojave and Dark Mode.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Apple Mail
    • SpamSieve is now compatible with Apple Mail under macOS 10.14. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.32 before updating to 10.14. 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.
    • macOS 10.14 adds some security protections for Apple Mail, and so you will need confirm to the system that you want SpamSieve to be able to access Mail and that you want Mail to load SpamSieve’s plug-in. SpamSieve will automatically advise you of what you need to do and when, but the steps are included here for reference:
      • In order to install the Mail plug-in, you’ll need to give SpamSieve Full Disk Access using System Preferences. This is described in the Security & Privacy Access section of the manual.
      • In order for Mail to load SpamSieve’s plug-in, you’ll need to enable it in Mail’s preferences. This is described in the Enabling and Updating the Apple Mail Plug-In section of the manual.
      • Each new version of SpamSieve will auto-update the installed plug-in, but you will need to re-enable it in Mail’s preferences. If the plug-in is installed but not enabled, Mail will move new messages to the Spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve. You can prevent this by temporarily disabling (unchecking) the SpamSieve rule in Mail’s preferences before updating SpamSieve. Or you can just drag the messages back to the inbox if you happen to receive any before you’ve had a chance to re-enable the plug-in.
      • In order to train messages in Mail, SpamSieve needs Automation access to control Mail. When macOS asks if SpamSieve should be able to control Mail, you should click OK. This is described in the Security & Privacy Access section of the manual.
    • The Software Update… command now advises you about re-enabling SpamSieve’s Mail plug-in after the update if you are using macOS 10.14.
    • Added the Keeping Spam Messages Out of Gmail’s Archive section of the manual.
    • If Mail can’t find the SpamSieve application file, e.g. because you manually deleted it in attempting to uninstall manually, it now offers the option of uninstalling the SpamSieve plug-in for you, so that you don’t have to reinstall the app to use the automatic installer.
    • If SpamSieve doesn’t have Full Disk Access, it will now log a single error to that affect, rather than a flood of file permissions errors.
    • SpamSieve now detects if the installed plug-in is up-to-date but not enabled (macOS 10.14–only) in Mail and will explain how to fix this.
    • Fixed a problem where color-specific rules didn’t apply their actions on macOS 10.14.
    • The Apple Mail - SaneBox script is better at handling and reporting errors.
    • The Mail plug-in is no longer code-signed, to work around an issue with macOS 10.14, and thus SpamSieve no longer checks whether it’s damaged.
    • Fixed a bug where the Mail plug-in could show the same error message repeatedly if the SpamSieve application was deleted, thus interfering with access to Mail itself.
    • Fixed a typo in Mail debug logging.
  • Microsoft Outlook 365
    • Added support for Outlook 365’s new kind of Gmail accounts that show up as “Google” accounts rather than as “IMAP” accounts.
    • Filtering is faster and will now process any messages in the InboxSpamSieve folder, even read ones.
    • SpamSieve is better able to recover when Outlook reports an error getting a message’s account.
    • To get these improvements, please go to the Setting Up Outlook 365 section of the manual and follow the instructions in Step 6 to update your copy of Outlook - Filter Mailboxes.app.
    • The Advanced Outlook Setup for Large Inboxes section of the manual now describes a different way to do the setup if you are using Outlook 16.17 (currently available on the Office Insider track) with a Gmail account.
    • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve would incorrectly log that the Outlook scripts were damaged if you were using Outlook 365 but had previously used Outlook 2011 and still had its old scripts installed at the old location.
  • Added the Setting Up Other Mail Clients section of the manual.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • When you click the link to show SpamSieve’s Dock icon, the change now takes effect immediately, as quitting and relaunching to see the effect was difficult to do when the Dock icon was hidden.
  • Added a statistics report AppleScript property, which is a string with the current contents of the Statistics window.
  • The Copy Stats button no longer copies zeroes to the clipboard when the statistics haven’t been calculated yet.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.13 that could prevent the log file from being written.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.13 bug that could prevent keyboard input after closing the Help menu.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.13.4 that could cause an internal error when locating SpamSieve’s data files.
  • An error saving the system log for the diagnostic report is no longer fatal, so other files can still be saved to the report.
  • Fixed a bug where holding down the Command and Option keys to reset one of SpamSieve’s damaged files didn’t work if the file was seriously damaged.
  • Fixed a spurious error message when trying to launch SpamSieve if it was already running.

SpamSieve 2.9.32 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14 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 1.8.4

August 22nd, 2018 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.8.4 of EagleFiler is now available.

EagleFiler makes organizing and managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a familiar three-pane interface. Organize them into folders and annotate them with tags and notes, or leave everything in one folder and pin-point the information you need using the live search. Since EagleFiler stores its library in Finder format, you can use it in concert with the other tools in your Mac ecosystem.

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet, a research assistant, snippet collector, and document organizer. You can use it to write a journal, track all the files for a project or job, manage your bookmarks, save your favorite Web articles, store financial statements and receipts, run a paperless office, plan a trip, collect your course notes, archive your e-mail correspondence, search mailing list archives, research a purchase, remember recipes to cook or books to read, store scientific papers, sort photos, gather legal case notes, or assemble a scrapbook. It’s the most flexible tool on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • macOS 10.14 has new data protection features that require the user to specifically grant applications such as EagleFiler access to do certain things. In general, you will want to grant EagleFiler Full Disk Access as well as Automation access for Finder, Mail, Safari, and other applications that you want to capture from. This is further explained in the Security & Privacy Access section of the manual.
  • Added support for Dark Mode on macOS 10.14. The viewer for plain text files (and plain text e-mails) switches colors for dark mode, whereas RTF files and HTML e-mails do not because they may override the background color in ways that are hard to read with the dark color scheme.
  • The capture key now works with Apple Mail on macOS 10.14.
  • EagleFiler is able to import more Web pages successfully because it now ignores timeouts and certificate errors when loading subsidiary resources. Previously, a broken ad or tracker would cause importing to fail. Now, EagleFiler makes a best effort (like a Web browser) so that importing can succeed so long as the main page content loads without error.
  • If you open an RTF file in TextEdit and add an image, TextEdit will convert it to RTFD format. When you view the file again in EagleFiler, EagleFiler will now detect this renaming instead of reporting the file as missing.
  • Importing URLs in bookmark format is much faster.
  • Bulk tagging operations from the Batch Change and Info windows and from the tags bar and tag sources are much faster.
  • The capture key now works with the Vivaldi Web browser.
  • Compiled AppleScript files are no longer imported as plain text files; instead, EagleFiler displays them as read-only, syntax-highlighted source code.
  • EagleFiler now waits a bit longer after you open a library before starting the background operations, to improve responsiveness.
  • The Import Bookmarks… command now skips over items in the bookmarks file with missing URLs, rather than failing with an error.
  • Made various user interface refinements and fixes for compatibility with macOS 10.14.
  • The Export CSV script now uses UTF-8, so it should work with metadata that uses any characters.
  • Updated the following sections of the manual:
  • Added the WebToolRTFDomains esoteric preference, as described in Importing Web Pages and URLs. This can help with importing from sites such as Twitter that don’t print properly.
  • Added DisplayImagesWithQuickLook to the esoteric preferences for improved privacy control.
  • EagleFiler will now log a more informative error if it can’t access the Spotlight comments due to not having Finder Automation access on macOS 10.14.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented the open libraries from being remembered.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented saving bookmark files.
  • Worked around a change in macOS 10.14 that could cause a library to open with some of the source list items inappropriately collapsed.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented the selected source list item from being properly indicated.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.13 bug that could prevent keyboard input after closing the Help menu.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.13 bug that would cause a crash when indexing Excel or PowerPoint documents.
  • Worked around a SearchKit bug that could cause files not to be indexed.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.13 bug that could cause an internal error when locating EagleFiler’s data files.
  • Removed the Open in Delicious command.
  • Updated to version 1.3.12 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • Fixed a bug where the capture sound didn’t play on macOS 10.13 or later.
  • Fixed a bug where Scapple files would display as XML instead of showing a preview of the document.
  • Fixed a bug where Option-double-clicking a large selection of records (such that confirmation was required) would open them in the external viewer instead of opening their source URLs.
  • Fixed a bug where toggling text view options (such as spell checking) from the Info inspector’s contextual menu didn’t work.
  • Fixed a bug creating bookmark files from certain URLs.
  • Fixed a bug where some content in HTML e-mail messages might not be indexed for searching.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could report an internal error when asked to import a file that was already in the library folder but which had not yet been fully imported.

EagleFiler 1.8.4 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

If you enjoy using EagleFiler, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2018-08-22): EagleFiler 1.8.4 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2018-08-23): EagleFiler 1.8.4 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.5.4

August 17th, 2018 (DropDMG)

Version 3.5.4 of DropDMG is now available.

DropDMG makes it easy to create a professional disk image for your app. Disk images pack entire folders or disks into a single compressed file, either for transport across the Internet or simply for backup or archival. They are Apple’s preferred format for distributing Mac software and the only archive format whose contents you can directly access in the Mac Finder—no extraction or third-party software required.

Deliver your Mac app on a .dmg file with a software license agreement, a custom volume icon, and a precise icon layout atop a Retina-optimized background picture. Customers can install simply by dragging and dropping the app onto the convenient Applications folder link. Code-sign your .dmg so that macOS knows it can be trusted after download.

This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • macOS 10.14 has new data protection features that require the user to specifically grant applications such as DropDMG access to do certain things. In general, you will want to grant DropDMG Automation access for Finder and possibly Full Disk Access as well. This is further explained in the Security & Privacy Access section of the manual.
  • Added support for Dark Mode on macOS 10.14.
  • Improved the quality of the generated volume icons on macOS 10.14.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • If the LayouterCheckViewOptions esoteric preference is set, DropDMG now checks and re-applies the icon positions.
  • When creating a disk image with a custom icon or layout (or using the AlwaysUseSlowPath esoteric preference), DropDMG now works around a bug in macOS 10.13 that could prevent icon files from being invisible.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.13 that could prevent keyboard input after closing the Help menu.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.13.4 that could cause an internal error when locating DropDMG’s data files.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented recent destination folders from being saved.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented license agreements from being added to a disk image.
  • Fixed a bug where creating a disk image could fail if DropDMG was given a symlink.
  • Fixed a bug where converting an encrypted disk image to another encrypted format would fail with an authentication error if you were changing the password at the same time.
  • Fixed some drawing glitches with the Activity window on macOS 10.14.

DropDMG 3.5.4 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

If you enjoy using DropDMG, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2018-08-17): DropDMG 3.5.4 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2018-08-19): DropDMG 3.5.4 is now available from the Mac App Store.

ToothFairy 2.4.7

August 14th, 2018 (ToothFairy)

Version 2.4.7 of ToothFairy is now available. ToothFairy is a Mac menu bar utility that lets you connect AirPods to your Mac with a single click or keypress. It also works with other Bluetooth headphones and with input devices such as mice, keyboards, and game pad controllers. You can see at a glance which devices are connected, as well as their battery levels. ToothFairy can also make music and videos sound better by using a higher quality codec for audio output.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Added support for Dark Mode on macOS 10.14.
  • Revised various preferences text to improve clarity. For example:
    • Global hotkey to switch connection is now Global hotkey to connect/disconnect.
    • Hide dock icon (effect after next launch) is now Hide Dock icon (takes effect at next launch).
    • Audio output only is now Improve sound quality by disabling audio input.
    • Connection only mode is now Don’t disconnect when clicking icon or pressing hotkey.
  • Fixed a bug where the Audio output only option didn’t work, causing AirPods to be inappropriately set as the system audio input device.
  • Added the Save Diagnostic Report button.
  • Reduced the size of the application by having ToothFairy and its login item helper share the same copy of the Swift libraries.
  • Fixed the minimum widths of the OK buttons.
  • Reformatted the text in the credits sheet with fonts, styles, and clickable links.

ToothFairy 2.4.7 works with macOS 10.11 through 10.14 and requires a Bluetooth device. For information about previous releases of ToothFairy, please see the version history.

If you enjoy using ToothFairy, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

ToothFairy 2.4.6

July 11th, 2018 (ToothFairy)

Version 2.4.6 of ToothFairy is now available. This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • The shell script text views now use a monospaced font for better readability of punctuation characters.
  • The shell script text views now disable automatic quote and dash substitution so that you don’t accidentally get smart punctuation in your scripts.
  • Fixed a bug where opening the Preferences window didn’t always bring it to the front.
  • Fixed a bug where the disconnection script was not run.
  • Fixed a bug where there was extra space at the end of the tooltip when hovering over the menu bar icon.
  • Fixed a bug where some of the menu bar icons were not centered when the battery indicator was visible.
  • Updated the German localization.

ToothFairy 2.4.6 works with macOS 10.11 through 10.13 and requires a Bluetooth device.