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.

ToothFairy 2.7.7

November 18th, 2021 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7.7 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:

  • Device SettingsWorked around an issue that could cause ToothFairy to crash on macOS 12 Monterey.

ToothFairy 2.7.7 works with macOS 10.11 through 12.0.1 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

Easily connect to AirPods by clicking the icon in the menu bar or pressing a hotkey.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 3.6.3

November 17th, 2021 (DropDMG)
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Version 3.6.3 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 Create macOS Install Disk prompt and documentation for macOS 12 Monterey.
  • Updated the Format and Segments sections of the manual for macOS 12 Monterey.
  • Updated the crash reporter for macOS 12 Monterey.
  • The command-line tool no longer times out for very long operations.
  • Improved DropDMG’s error handling when setting a custom volume icon and making the mounted disk image auto-open.
  • Preferences: LicensesImproved DropDMG’s error handling when reading license agreement information from a disk image.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when updating the Activity Window when multiple operations were in progress at the same time.
  • DropDMG now declares notch compatibility for the new MacBook Pros.

DropDMG 3.6.3 works with macOS 10.9 through 12.0.1. 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 (2021-11-17): DropDMG 3.6.3 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2021-11-17): DropDMG 3.6.3 is now available from the Mac App Store.

ToothFairy 2.7.6

November 16th, 2021 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7.6 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 that could cause ToothFairy to hang on macOS 12 Monterey.

ToothFairy 2.7.6 works with macOS 10.11 through 12.0.1 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

Easily connect to AirPods by clicking the icon in the menu bar or pressing a hotkey.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 2.7.5

November 12th, 2021 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7.5 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 SettingsImproved the battery status indicator on macOS 12 Monterey.
  • Improved the How can I turn off Automatic Device Switching? section of the manual.
  • Added French localization.
  • ToothFairy now declares notch compatibility for the new MacBook Pros.

Easily connect to AirPods by clicking the icon in the menu bar or pressing a hotkey.ToothFairy 2.7.5 works with macOS 10.11 through 12.0.1 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 1.9.6

November 10th, 2021 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.6 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.

Press F1 to import or Option-F1 import and add metadata all in one go.This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • Worked around a problem where an Apple Mail error on macOS 12 could prevent the capture key from working.
  • The EagleFiler ‣ Add command in MailMate now preserves the IMAP keywords of the selected messages as tags in EagleFiler.
  • First-class support for archiving, searching, and viewing e-mails.Improved the display of e-mail messages that have no plain text part.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that caused the Set Filename/Title/etc. contextual menu commands from working with the selected text in a Web archive.
  • The bookmarklets instructions now explain how to disable repeated permissions prompts in Firefox.
  • EagleFiler Main WindowEagleFiler now reports a better error when a message in Gmail’s All Mail mailbox can’t be imported due to Apple Mail’s optimized storage.
  • The Open in Browser button in the Errors window can now work on multiple selected errors at a time.
  • Worked around a problem where minor damage to EagleFiler’s database could prevent searches within a tag from working.
  • Use the instant, live search from within EagleFiler’s main window.Updated the crash reporter for macOS 12 Monterey.
  • EagleFiler now declares notch compatibility for the new MacBook Pros.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when dragging and dropping to the records list.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would report an error when using a custom text highlight color.

EagleFiler 1.9.6 works with macOS 10.12 through 12.0.1. 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 (2021-11-10): EagleFiler 1.9.6 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2021-11-11): EagleFiler 1.9.6 is now available from the Mac App Store.