SpamSieve 2.9.50

August 4th, 2022 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.50 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.

SpamSieve keeps track of how accurate it is and how many good and spam messages you receive.This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Fixed an issue where, on macOS 12.5, sometimes Mail would move e-mails received immediately after launch to the Junk mailbox without asking SpamSieve whether they were spam.
  • Fixed an issue where, on macOS 12.5, sometimes SpamSieve would disable its Apple Mail rules because it looked like Mail hadn’t loaded the plug-in, but actually Mail was just slow to launch.
  • Made a change to prevent potential problems setting up the Message menu in Apple Mail on future versions of macOS 13 Ventura.
  • Control SpamSieve from within your mail program.Fixed a bug where SpamSieve could incorrectly report that another copy of the Apple Mail plug-in was installed in the wrong place, when that copy might be necessary for another macOS user account on a different volume.
  • Fixed a bug that in rare cases could prevent SpamSieve from detecting that two copies of the Apple Mail plug-in were loaded at the same time.
  • SpamSieve is better at handling damaged rules files.
  • Reduced the size of the app by removing a helper tool that was only necessary for Apple Mail on macOS 10.7, which is no longer supported.

SpamSieve 2.9.50 works with macOS 10.9 through macOS 13 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.

ToothFairy 2.8.1

June 27th, 2022 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.8.1 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:

ToothFairy 2.8.1 works with macOS 10.11 through macOS 13 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

See multiple Bluetooth devices at once, including their battery levels.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.

SpamSieve 2.9.49

June 22nd, 2022 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.49 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 2.9.49 works with macOS 10.9 through macOS 13 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 1.9.8

June 22nd, 2022 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.8 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:

  • The Info inspector lets you add metadata such as tags, notes, and colored labels.Added preliminary support for the forthcoming macOS 13 Ventura.
  • Added support for displaying files from the Bike outliner.
  • You can now drag and drop attached files from a record’s note or from an RTFD record to other apps, e.g. to Finder to extract them or to Mail to attach them to a new e-mail message.
  • When a file is attached to a record (i.e. included in its note), you can now hover the cursor over the attachment’s icon to see a tooltip showing its filename.
  • Use the instant, live search from within EagleFiler’s main window.When you import messages exported from Gmail via Google Takeout, the labels are now searchable in EagleFiler.
  • Improved EagleFiler’s search indexing, so that you can now find links in Web archives, find e-mail messages by Message-ID or Reply-To, and find records by their EagleFiler GUID.
  • If a note is missing, when EagleFiler reports this in the Errors window, you can now use the Trash or Update Checksum button to suppress further error reports if you can’t or don’t want to restore the note file from backup.
  • First-class support for archiving, searching, and viewing e-mails.The format for metadata backups has been revised so that it is faster and more efficient in memory and on disk, particularly when there are many records in the same folder or there are notes with large attached files. The XML files are no longer updated with spurious changes, which is more friendly for libraries that are backed up, synced, or under version control. The new format also works around a macOS limitation where very large notes could not be backed up. EagleFiler will still read backups in the old format when importing or rebuilding, and you can click here to enable an esoteric preference if you want it to still write the old format for interoperability with previous versions of EagleFiler.
  • EagleFiler Main WindowA record’s title and its filename are no longer automatically linked when you set them to the same value, only when you set the title to be blank. This allows EagleFiler to better preserve your intent, i.e. that the title should stay at the current value even if the filename changes.
  • The filename counter is now preserved when rebuilding a library. This means that markers like -1 and -2 will no longer double up (-1-2) if there are further filename conflicts, and they’ll go away entirely if the record is moved to a location where there is no filename conflict.
  • The insertion point in the record viewer is easier to see in Dark Mode.
  • Improved the display of certain Web archive files.
  • Improved the speed of indexing e-mails with certain attachment types.
  • Updated the Import From Instapaper via NetNewsWire script to accommodate a change in NetNewsWire.
  • Press F1 to import or Option-F1 import and add metadata all in one go.Updated the following sections of the manual:
  • Updated the Read Me.
  • You can now omit the library parameter in an x-eaglefiler link, which means that EagleFiler will look for the record in the current library.
  • Record GUIDs in x-eaglefiler links are now purely alphanumeric for easier searching and double-clicking to select.
  • Adjusted the toolbar layout of the Errors window to make it clearer what options are available for each error.
  • Improved the error reporting when a record can’t be moved.
  • Updated to version 1.5.3 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • EagleFiler is better at handling and working around file system errors when creating a smart folder or editing a file.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that could cause a crash when importing multiple Evernote files at once.
  • Fixed a bug where a record’s preference for linking its title and filename was sometimes not preserved when rebuilding the library.
  • Create as many tags as you want and assign colors and symbols so that they stand out.Fixed a bug where the record viewer might not update its display when changing to a new record if you had just renamed the previous one.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an error backing up the metadata shortly after editing a record.
  • Fixed a bug where the source list’s colored circle label indicator wasn’t positioned correctly when using the small sidebar icon size on macOS 12.3.1.
  • Fixed a bug where a smart folder could get messed up if you tried to rename it to the empty string.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler showed the copy cursor when moving a tag to a different parent.
  • Fixed a bug where phrase searches containing a colon might not find anything.
  • Fixed a bug where accessing a record’s guid via AppleScript failed if one had not been previously assigned.
  • Fixed a bug where some background operations could report an internal error after a record was deleted.

EagleFiler 1.9.8 works with macOS 10.12 through macOS 13. 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 1.9.8 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

EagleFiler 1.9.8 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.6.4

June 21st, 2022 (DropDMG)
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Version 3.6.4 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:

  • Preferences: ConfigurationsUpdated the Security & Privacy Access documentation for the forthcoming macOS 13 Ventura.
  • The Append version number option and Layouts version number placeholders now work with iOS apps on Mac.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that could cause a crash when burning a disc.
  • Preferences: LicensesImproved the error message when the source folder and destination folder are the same.
  • Updated the Segments section of the manual.
  • Updated the Chinese localization.
  • Updated the Read Me.

DropDMG 3.6.4 works with macOS 10.9 through macOS 13. 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.

Update (2022-06-21): DropDMG 3.6.4 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2022-06-22): DropDMG 3.6.4 is now available from the Mac App Store.

ToothFairy 2.8

May 11th, 2022 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.8 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:

  • Easily connect to AirPods by clicking the icon in the menu bar or pressing a hotkey.If a Bluetooth audio device is connected but is not selected as the sound output device—as can happen if you are using Automatic Device Switching—ToothFairy now shows its menu bar icon as solid but faded out.
  • Telling ToothFairy to connect to a Bluetooth device that’s connected but not the current sound output device will now set it as the sound output device instead of disconnecting.
  • ToothFairy is better at detecting when a Bluetooth device has connected or disconnected in cases where macOS did not notify it.
  • Advanced SettingsToothFairy now converts carriage returns to line breaks when saving a script, as improper line breaks can prevent scripts from running.
  • Updated the How can I turn off Automatic Device Switching? section of the manual.
  • Worked around a macOS issue where sometimes a Bluetooth audio device would connect without being set as the sound output target.
  • Worked around a macOS issue where an incorrect Bluetooth device name could be shown after disconnecting and reconnecting.
  • See multiple Bluetooth devices at once, including their battery levels.Worked around some macOS issues that could cause crashes when reading battery information or adding a new Bluetooth device.
  • Device SettingsFixed a bug where the spinning progress indicator would be drawn for Light Mode when the Mac was running in Light Mode but the transparent menu bar was showing a dark desktop picture underneath. ToothFairy now treats this as de facto Dark Mode to make the progress indicator easier to see and match the rest of the menu bar content.
  • Fixed a bug where the progress indicator for a device icon could be drawn on top of it.
  • Fixed a bug where a connection or disconnection script could be run multiple times for the same event.
  • Fixed a bug where device names were prematurely truncated in the preferences table view.

ToothFairy 2.8 works with macOS 10.11 through 12.3.1 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 1.9.7

March 4th, 2022 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.7 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:

  • First-class support for archiving, searching, and viewing e-mails.EagleFiler now uses adaptive color mapping for rich text records and notes (in addition to plain text records and e-mails, as in previous versions) so that you automatically see light text on a dark background when your Mac is running in Dark Mode. This can be controlled using the DarkTextBackgroundInDarkMode setting in the esoteric preferences. The standard Light Mode colors are written to disk so that the files still display properly on other Macs and platforms.
  • The Info inspector lets you add metadata such as tags, notes, and colored labels.You can now use the Add Sketch… command to draw on your iPhone or iPad’s screen and import the image directly into EagleFiler without having to transfer a file.
  • The forthcoming macOS 12.3 no longer includes the Python scripting language, so the sample AppleScripts that used Python have been updated to remove that dependency.
  • Customers migrating from Gmail, e.g. after the announcement that free G Suite plans would be discontinued, can move their e-mail archive to EagleFiler as described in the Importing Mail From Webmail/Gmail section of the manual.
  • Press F1 to import or Option-F1 import and add metadata all in one go.The “new look” version of Outlook doesn’t yet support AppleScript. Thus, if you press the capture key, Outlook will incorrectly report to EagleFiler that no messages were selected. In such situations, EagleFiler will now offer to turn off “New Outlook” for you. You can then restart Outlook and proceed with the capture.
  • When capturing from old versions of DEVONthink, EagleFiler can now preserve the URL, label, and tags. (This was already supported for newer versions.)
  • EagleFiler Main WindowYou can now press the Delete key when Trash is selected in the source list as a shortcut for Empty Trash….
  • If you delete the last folder or mailbox in the source list, EagleFiler now selects the previous source instead of selecting Trash.
  • Improved the performance of the source list when using the RecordsListLabelUnderlineStyle setting in the esoteric preferences.
  • Use the instant, live search from within EagleFiler’s main window.The How can I access my library from multiple Macs? section of the manual now links to the scripts that help you rename files in accordance with Microsoft OneDrive’s restrictions.
  • Updated the Importing Mail From Outlook section of the manual to work around an Outlook bug using saved smart folders.
  • Updated the Applications That Support Capture section of the manual.
  • Worked around a bug where WebKit could hang when cleaning up its preferences.
  • Create as many tags as you want and assign colors and symbols so that they stand out.Worked around a bug in Apple Mail that could prevent it from being able to import a message with an empty body. EagleFiler will now “fix” such messages when importing them, so that Mail will be able to import EagleFiler’s native mailbox file storage. If you already have such messages in EagleFiler, exporting the selected messages will create a new mailbox file that Mail can read.
  • Worked around a WebKit bug that could cause importing certain sites to never complete.
  • Fixed a problem where an AppleScript timeout could make importing messages with MailTags very slow.
  • Fixed a regression (due to a macOS change) where opening a library from within the import options dialog didn’t work because the open panel would be behind the options dialog.
  • Updated to version 1.5.2 of the SkimNotes framework.

EagleFiler 1.9.7 works with macOS 10.12 through 12.3. 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 1.9.7 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

EagleFiler 1.9.7 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.48

February 10th, 2022 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.48 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 2.9.48 works with macOS 10.9 through 12.3 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.

ToothFairy 2.7.8

January 4th, 2022 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7.8 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:

  • Device SettingsWorked around an issue with macOS 12 where it was sometimes impossible to add a Bluetooth device to ToothFairy because the Select button was disabled. In such cases, you can now enter the device’s address to add it.
  • Improved the accuracy of the battery status indicator on macOS 12.
  • See multiple Bluetooth devices at once, including their battery levels.Made some enhancements to make Bluetooth troubleshooting easier.
  • Improved the Why isn’t my device connecting? section of the manual.
  • Improved the diagnostic report.

ToothFairy 2.7.8 works with macOS 10.11 through 12.1 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.

SpamSieve 2.9.47

December 6th, 2021 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.47 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 keeps track of how accurate it is and how many good and spam messages you receive.Added support for Apple Mail on the forthcoming macOS 12.1. We recommend updating SpamSieve before updating macOS. SpamSieve 2.9.47 should automatically update the installed version of its Apple Mail plug-in, and the plug-in should stay enabled. However, 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 and to enable the plug-in.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Worked around a bug in Apple Mail that could prevent messages trained as good from moving back to the inbox or messages (particularly POP ones) trained as spam from moving to the Junk mailbox. If you continue to see either of these problems, choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu.
  • Control SpamSieve from within your mail program.Updated the Open Window script to work around an issue on macOS 12 where some windows didn’t open due to an AppleScript error.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Improved the error handling when Apple Mail reports an error determining whether a message trained as spam is already in the Junk mailbox.
  • Improved the diagnostic report on macOS 12.
  • SpamSieve now declares notch compatibility for the new MacBook Pros.

SpamSieve 2.9.47 works with macOS 10.9 through 12.1 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.