EagleFiler 1.9.1

November 4th, 2020 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.1 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:

  • EagleFiler Main WindowIf a record has a label, but the File column is hidden, EagleFiler now shows the label’s circular indicator in the Title column instead, so that you can still see that it’s labelled.
  • EagleFiler’s viewer is now able to display the content of records that are alias files.
  • When capturing from Evernote, if the selected notes came from more than one notebook, EagleFiler now puts them in folders named after their notebook. This makes it possible to Select All under All Notes and press the capture key to import everything from Evernote while preserving the folder structure.
  • Press F1 to import or Option-F1 import and add metadata all in one go.Evernote 10 no longer supports AppleScript, so if you press the capture key from it, EagleFiler will now show an error message that recommends a different way of importing.
  • Showing an inspector window will now move it to the current space if it was already visible but on another space.
  • Normally, EagleFiler indicates a record’s label by showing a colored circle in the File or Title column (like Finder does). You can now use RecordsListLabelUnderlineStyle in the esoteric preferences to make it additionally underline the filename and title, to make the color stand out more.
  • Added the Download Apple Mail Messages script, which can help fully download messages so that they can be imported successfully.
  • Quickly change the metadata for multiple selected records.Added the Batch Set Creation Date script.
  • Improved the error messages and Importing Mail From Apple Mail section of the manual to better handle messages that are only partially downloaded.
  • The Importing Mail From Apple Mail section of the manual now includes a section on “Gmail and ‘All Mail’”.
  • Worked around a sandbox bug in macOS 10.15.7 and 11.0 that prevented the Import Bookmarks… and Import ENEX File… commands from working.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 11 that could cause a crash when importing from an ENEX file containing a certain kind of image.
  • Worked around a macOS bug where sometimes a newly imported folder would not show up in the source list (even though the disclosure triangle was updated).
  • EagleFiler’s PreferencesAdded OldApplicationIcon1.5 to the esoteric preferences, for customers who prefer the previous EagleFiler application icon.
  • Made several workarounds for a macOS bug that could cause a crash when drawing the source list.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could incorrectly warn about opening a large number of selected records when the Share button was visible on macOS 11.
  • Fixed an internal error that could be reported when dragging and dropping onto the records list.
  • Fixed a bug where the insertion point could end up in the wrong place if you were typing quickly in a text or RTF file at the same time EagleFiler happened to auto-save it.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing a large number of messages from Apple Mail could time out.

EagleFiler 1.9.1 works with macOS 10.12 through 11.0. Older EagleFiler versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about EagleFiler is available in the manual.

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.

EagleFiler 1.9.1 will be submitted to the Mac App Store when macOS 11 Big Sur is released.

Update (2020-06-10): EagleFiler 1.9.1 is now available from the Mac App Store.

ToothFairy 2.7

November 3rd, 2020 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7 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:

  • Redesigned the application icon for macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Added new icons for AirPods Pro, Beats Studio 3, controller, headphones, Playstation, Powerbeats 2020, Siri Remote, and Xbox.
  • Easily connect to AirPods by clicking the icon in the menu bar or pressing a hotkey.Added AppleScript support for listing devices, getting their properties, and toggling connections.
  • If the Don’t disconnect when clicking icon or pressing hotkey option is enabled for a device, you can now access that device’s menu with a regular click, rather than having to right-click or Control-click.
  • Device SettingsThe Improve sound quality by disabling audio input from device option now works better when a Bluetooth device auto-connects rather than being connected via ToothFairy. It’s also more reliable in cases where macOS reports that it has set the audio input device but actually hasn’t.
  • Improved resizing the Advanced… preferences sheet.
  • Advanced SettingsThe Advanced… preferences sheet now has a help button that explains the options and shows sample shell scripts and AppleScripts.
  • Updated the sample scripts in the Run shell script after connecting/disconnecting section of the manual.
  • Worked around an issue with macOS 11 where text in the device list would be vertically clipped.
  • Worked around some security changes in macOS 11 that made it impossible to save script changes.
  • Fixed a bug where ToothFairy could stuck in an error reporting loop if there was an error saving the scripts.

ToothFairy 2.7 works with macOS 10.11 through 11.0 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

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.

EagleFiler 1.9

October 21st, 2020 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9 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:

  • EagleFiler Main WindowUpdated the user interface for macOS 11 Big Sur:
    • Redesigned the application, document, and mailbox icons.
    • EagleFiler uses the new inline title bar style on macOS 11, and information about the current source and search results is now shown in the subtitle.
    • The toolbar defaults to icon-only mode and supports the new large icon style. The toolbar icons have been updated. EagleFiler uses the new system share button and the new search field, which automatically expands and collapses.
    • The Info, Tags, and Tag Cloud toolbar icons now highlight when that inspector window is open.
    • The source list icons have been updated.
    • EagleFiler now colors the source list icon of a folder or mailbox to indicate its label.
    • Improved the appearance of the records list columns menu.
  • EagleFiler’s PreferencesThe source list now uses the system text and icon sizing, which can be configured in the General pane of System Preferences and overridden using SourcesRowSizeStyle in the esoteric preferences. The EagleFiler-specific font and icon preferences for the source list have been retired.
  • The source list now indicates folder and mailbox labels with a colored circle. The toolbar and menus now show labels with circles instead of round rectangles, to match.
  • The records list now shows labels using colored circles in File column instead of coloring the background of the whole row. This is consistent with Finder and works better on macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • The capture key now works with Apple Mail on macOS 11.
  • Quickly change the metadata for multiple selected records.The capture key now works with the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • If you use the Batch Change… command with only one record selected, EagleFiler now pre-fills all the fields based on that record. This makes it possible to use Batch Change as a modal editor for the record’s properties, tabbing from one field to the next.
  • Use the instant, live search from within EagleFiler’s main window.The To column now shows all the recipients of message, not just the first.
  • You can now search by Any Address, e.g. to find messages sent to or from a particular address.
  • You can now open the original copy of an e-mail in Apple Mail by using the Open Source URL command. (If the original e-mail has been deleted, you can still double-click to open EagleFiler’s copy of the message in Apple Mail.)
  • You can hold down the Command key when dragging a record onto a tag in the Source List to “move” instead of “copy” to that tag, i.e. assign that tag and unassign all others (inspired by OmniFocus).
  • From the Info window, you can now use the Command-Shift-T keyboard shortcut to jump the Tags field.
  • Arrow-keying through the records list is faster.
  • Create smart folders with nested conditions.A folder of smart folders now shows the merged contents of all the smart folders it contains.
  • Improved importing of Web pages from Discourse forums, Stack Overflow, Twitter, and various Web sites that have pop-ups.
  • When you import a duplicate file, the Reveal in Library button now shows the pre-existing file in its containing folder rather than mixed in with everything else under Records.
  • When importing a message from Apple Mail that has a missing attachment, EagleFiler now adds the missing_attachments tag to the mailbox and mentions the missing file in the mailbox’s note, so that you can still find this information after closing the Errors window.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • EagleFiler now requires macOS 10.12 or later.
  • Improved the Apple Help navigation bar coloring and layout.
  • Records now have an is folder AppleScript property. This is faster and more concise than comparing the record’s universal type identifier property with public.folder.
  • Added the Import From Specified Folders script.
  • The Copy Notes to Spotlight Comments script now works with folder records that have notes.
  • First-class support for archiving, searching, and viewing e-mails.EagleFiler is better able to display and merge malformed .eml files.
  • Worked around a bug in Safari 14 that prevents apps from receiving Web archive text or rich text when using the system service. EagleFiler will instead import the selected text as plain text.
  • Worked around a problem where iCloud Drive would rename files out from under EagleFiler, causing it to lose track of them. This particularly happened with long filenames containing lots of Asian characters or emoji.
  • When importing a file, EagleFiler will remove any stray quarantine information that would prevent macOS from opening it when double-clicked. For example, this can help when importing files that were saved to iCloud Drive from an iPhone.
  • Worked around a change in Airmail that prevented importing messages via drag and drop. This once again works for single messages. Multi-message drags fail due to a macOS issue. On macOS 10.14, drag and drop from Airmail doesn’t seem to work at all (even to Finder) so EagleFiler shows an error that recommends you use the File ‣ Save command instead.
  • Worked around a bug in Apple Mail that could cause a dragged-and-dropped message to import within a numbered folder.
  • When initiating a search of a specific library via URL, e.g. from Alfred or LaunchBar (see the Searching From Other Applications section of the manual), EagleFiler now brings that library’s window to the front.
  • Worked around a macOS bug where source list text was hard to read when esoteric font smoothing preferences are set.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 11 that prevented progress bars from being drawn.
  • Updated to version 1.4.4 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • Fixed a bug where, on macOS 11, sometimes a new plain text file wouldn’t be selected in the records list when created from the toolbar.
  • Fixed a bug where exact searches and search match highlighting weren’t case-insensitive for certain non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when opening the Quick Look window.
  • Fixed a bug where file names and extensions excluded from Scan for New Files were only excluded when scanning the top-level folder.
  • Fixed a bug where in rare cases a mailbox or subfolder could be added to a folder without this being reflected in the source list.
  • Fixed a bug where a movie’s audio would keep playing if you switched to viewing another record without pausing it.
  • Fixed a regression where negative search terms like -foo didn’t work (but !foo did).

EagleFiler 1.9 works with macOS 10.12 through 11.0. Older EagleFiler versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about EagleFiler is available in the manual.

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.

EagleFiler 1.9 will be submitted to the Mac App Store when macOS 11 Big Sur is released.

DropDMG 3.6

October 20th, 2020 (DropDMG)
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Version 3.6 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.

DropDMG Window: Log Detail DrawerThis is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • Updated the user interface for macOS 11 Big Sur:
    • Redesigned the application icon.
    • The main window uses the new inline title bar style, the toolbar defaults to icon-only mode and supports the new large icon style, and the toolbar icons have been updated.
    • Preferences: ConfigurationsThe Preferences window uses the new, centered toolbar style and has updated icons.
    • Table views in the Preferences window have been updated.
    • The user interface now reflects the fact that macOS 11 removes support for creating NDIF disk images.
    • The Layouts section of the manual has updated guidance on background picture dimensions that takes into account the window layout changes in macOS 11.
    • Preferences: LicensesUpdated the Custom volume icon feature for Big Sur.
    • Worked around a macOS bug that prevented progress bars from being drawn.
    • Worked around an animation glitch.
  • Added support for LZMA-compressed disk images on macOS 10.15 and later. This format is even more tightly compressed than bzip2, with slightly slower compression speed and much faster decompression.
  • dropdmg Tool Man PageWhen using the dropdmg command-line tool, you can now specify additional parameters in combination with --config-name to override the values in the configuration. (This also works with the corresponding AppleScript command and parameters.)
  • Configurations now show a Gatekeeper badge on the icon when the disk image is code-signed.
  • Various operations that used to require multiple passphrase prompts when dealing with an encrypted disk image now require only one.
  • DropDMG no longer lets you try to codesign encrypted disk images, as macOS does not support that.
  • DropDMG now requires macOS 10.9 or later.
  • When encountering various kinds of file permissions errors, DropDMG will now recommend that you grant it Full Disk Access.
  • Preferences: LayoutsAdded more fine-grained control over DropDMG’s layout checks, so that it can still ensure that icon sizes and positions are correct even if you’ve told it to ignore a Finder error that causes the window size to be slightly off.
  • DropDMG no longer considers it to be an error if an icon position is off by only a fraction of a point, which can happen with certain combinations of file types and Finder view settings.
  • Verify ImageWorked around a bug in macOS 10.15 that could cause a spurious “Permission denied” error when using the Change Image Passphrase…, Convert Image/Archive…, or Verify Image… command.
  • Removed support for Growl, as all supported macOS versions now have Notification Center.

DropDMG 3.6 works with macOS 10.9 through 11.0. Older DropDMG versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about DropDMG is available in the manual.

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.

DropDMG 3.6 will be submitted to the Mac App Store when macOS 11 Big Sur is released.

Update (2020-11-10): DropDMG 3.6 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.40

October 19th, 2020 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.40 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 2.9.40 works with macOS 10.9 through 11.0 and requires an e-mail client. Older SpamSieve versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about SpamSieve is available in the manual.

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.

EagleFiler 1.8.14

June 10th, 2020 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.8.14 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:

  • EagleFiler now shows a more detailed Kind for text files, e.g. Markdown document or Ruby Source instead of Text File.
  • Improved importing from various Web sites, including the New York Times and Discourse forums, where sometimes the content would be truncated or overlaid.
  • Worked around file errors caused by APFS’s strict handling of Unicode characters, e.g. not allowing emoji that were added in later versions of macOS. This could cause an import to fail when creating a new file based on a Web page or other user-generated content or when importing a file that had been saved on HFS+ or a newer version of APFS. EagleFiler will now escape any unsuitable characters so that the import can proceed without error.
  • When importing from a Web view as plain text via drag and drop or the system service, EagleFiler will now save the source URL.
  • When capturing from Apple Mail, the error messages about special mailboxes and IMAP path prefixes are more helpful.
  • Added accessibility labels for the New Record toolbar buttons so that they work better with VoiceOver.
  • EagleFiler is now localized in Russian.
  • The To Import folder can now be replaced by an alias if you want to relocate it to another location (e.g. to work around a ScanSnap path length limitation).
  • Improved recognition of bookmark files that are missing their filename extension.
  • The Apple Mail importer is better able to reassemble messages in cases where Mail has saved duplicate copies of an attachment file in the same folder.
  • The OCR With PDFpen script now removes the “NeedsOCR” tag after applying OCR.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Worked around an issue that could cause RStudio files to have generic icons.
  • Worked around a problem where EagleFiler would try to open a database file before it had been fully downloaded from iCloud Drive.
  • Update to version 1.4.3 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • Fixed a bug importing Apple Mail attachments where the attachment name in the message and the file on disk had different Unicode normalizations.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing from Safari failed if JavaScript was disabled.
  • Fixed a bug where the Trash button in the Errors window could be enabled when no errors were selected.
  • Fixed a bug where entering invalid Unicode could lead to database errors.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a lone - to an indexed search query could prevent it from finding any matches.

EagleFiler 1.8.14 works with macOS 10.9 through 10.15. Older EagleFiler versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about EagleFiler is available in the manual.

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 (2020-06-10): EagleFiler 1.8.14 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2020-06-10): EagleFiler 1.8.14 is now available from the Mac App Store.

ToothFairy 2.6.2

June 2nd, 2020 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.6.2 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:

  • The How can I switch back to an iPhone or other Mac? section of the manual now describes how you can make your iPhone automatically switch back to AirPods (or another chosen Bluetooth device) when you open certain apps.
  • Added the How can I rename a Bluetooth device? section of the manual.
  • If macOS forgot that ToothFairy was set as a login item, it will now repair this at launch without your having to click the preferences checkbox.
  • Improved the Improve sound quality by disabling audio input from device and Why isn’t my device connecting? sections of the manual.
  • Adjusted the icons so that if you have a keyboard next to a trackpad, they line up.
  • The offset disconnected AirPods icon no longer looks uncentered.
  • Added Czech and Dutch localizations.
  • Fixed a bug where the Preferences window could be inappropriately shown at launch due to an interaction between macOS state restoration and the login item.
  • Tried to fix a crash due to a macOS bug after adding a new Bluetooth device.

ToothFairy 2.6.2 works with macOS 10.11 through 10.15 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

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.

EagleFiler 1.8.13

April 15th, 2020 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.8.13 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:

  • When importing from Apple Mail, EagleFiler now sets the abbreviation symbols and colors for any colored flag tags.
  • The capture key now works with DEVONthink 3 and preserves more metadata when importing.
  • If you press the capture key in Leaf or News Explorer, EagleFiler now shows instructions for how to import instead of reporting an error.
  • Updated the Import From Instapaper via NetNewsWire script for NetNewsWire 5. This script can also be used to import the unread articles from non-Instapaper RSS feeds.
  • EagleFiler is better at importing the full content of Reddit Web pages that ask you to click a button to show more comments.
  • Numeric sorting in the records list now works with numbers larger than 5 digits.
  • Improved the speed of the records list when there are highlighted search terms.
  • The text size in the Tag Cloud window now updates as you resize the window.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Improved the handling of errors when creating a new library.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could report an error when capturing a message from Apple Mail that had an attached file whose name was encoded in a particular way.
  • Updated to version 1.4.1 of the SkimNotes framework.

EagleFiler 1.8.13 works with macOS 10.9 through 10.15. 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 (2020-04-15): EagleFiler 1.8.13 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2020-04-16): EagleFiler 1.8.13 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.39

March 4th, 2020 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.39 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 various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • When you select spam messages in Apple Mail, the message list text is more readable through a variety of highlight colors.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Added the Processing Messages Before SpamSieve and Setting Up Airmail 1–3 sections of the manual.
  • Worked around a change in the forthcoming macOS 10.15.4 that could prevent Mail from loading SpamSieve’s plug-in if you had relocated your home folder to another volume. If Mail reports an error loading the plug-in, choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu to update it.
  • Worked around an Apple Mail bug that could, in rare cases on macOS 10.15, cause spam messages to be marked as spam but not moved to the Spam mailbox. If this is happening for you, choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu to enable the workaround.
  • A small percentage of Apple Mail users are seeing a macOS 10.15 bug where a rule that is supposed to move messages to an IMAP or Exchange mailbox instead deletes them. If this is happening for you, make sure that your SpamSieve rule is set to move the messages to a local mailbox under On My Mac (as recommended in the Setting up Apple Mail section of the manual) rather than to a mailbox on the mail server.
  • A small percentage of Apple Mail users are seeing a macOS 10.15 bug where moving a message to an IMAP or Exchange mailbox (either via drag-and-drop or via AppleScript, as SpamSieve does) instead deletes it. If this is happening for you, you can use the Change Settings command to set SpamSieve to (a) move messages trained as spam to a local Spam mailbox (this is the default); and (b) not move messages trained as good back to the inbox (you can instead copy them by Option-dragging or using the menu command).
  • SpamSieve now includes an experimental feature to save backup copies of the messages that it has processed. This can help prevent data loss if you are one of the unlucky users affected by a bug in the macOS 10.15 version of Apple Mail that can delete messages when moving them from one mailbox to another. The bug is not actually related to SpamSieve and also manifests when it’s not installed. However, training messages with SpamSieve is a common reason that Mail would be asked to move messages, possibly triggering the bug. And since SpamSieve sees the messages, anyway, it’s in a good position to help mitigate the bug. For more information about backups and how to enable them, please see the Backing Up Messages section of the manual.
  • If you are running into a bug in macOS 10.15 where Mail hangs for 10+ seconds during launch, the If Apple Mail Is Running Slowly section of the manual now describes how you can work around this by disabling and re-enabling SpamSieve’s plug-in.
  • Worked around an Apple Mail bug that could cause the Preferences window to be blank on macOS 10.15, making it impossible to enable SpamSieve’s plug-in or to access other Mail settings.
  • When installing the Apple Mail plug-in, SpamSieve will now warn you if Mail’s files are stored on a different volume than your home folder, which would prevent Mail from loading the plug-in on macOS 10.14 or later.
  • If SpamSieve detects that macOS’s AppleScript system files are damaged, which can prevent training from working, it will now recommend that you reinstall macOS.
  • After installing the Apple Mail plug-in, we recommend clicking the Quit and Show Instructions button. If you opt not to do this, the other button is now titled Continue rather than Cancel, to better reflect that the plug-in has still been installed and still needs to be enabled.
  • There’s now an esoteric preference to mark Outlook messages as unread after filtering, to work around a mysterious issue where moving a message to another folder caused it to be marked as read.
  • SpamSieve now logs to Console to help you detect inefficient regexes that slow down rule matching.
  • Revised the Apple Mail and Postbox plug-ins for new macOS notarization requirements.
  • Fixed a bug where training a message as good in Apple Mail could switch to displaying the inbox instead of moving the message to the inbox.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve could warn you that the Apple Mail plug-in was not enabled if Mail relaunched while SpamSieve was in the process of uninstalling.
  • Fixed a bug where relaunching Apple Mail while SpamSieve was reminding you to enable the plug-in could result in a duplicate alert being shown.

SpamSieve 2.9.39 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.15 and requires an e-mail client. Older versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about SpamSieve is available in the manual.

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.

DropDMG 3.5.10

February 10th, 2020 (DropDMG)
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Version 3.5.10 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:

  • If the chosen signing identity is no longer available, DropDMG will now show it in the Signing pop-up menu in red (instead of selecting Unsigned) so that you can see that creating the disk image with those settings will cause an error.
  • Fixed a bug where the Finder window height was one point off on macOS 10.14 and later.
  • Updated the Layouts section of the manual.
  • Updated the Chinese localization.

DropDMG 3.5.10 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.15. Older versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about DropDMG is available in the manual.

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 (2020-02-10): DropDMG 3.5.10 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2020-02-10): DropDMG 3.5.10 is now available from the Mac App Store.