ToothFairy 2.8.3

January 11th, 2023 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.8.3 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:

  • See multiple Bluetooth devices at once, including their battery levels.Made various improvements to the workaround for the macOS issue that could prevent the sound output from being set when connecting a device. The workaround is successful more often, avoids unnecessary disconnections when the sound output spontaneously fixes itself, and it better handles devices that have been put away or manually disconnected.
  • Device SettingsThe menu bar icon now shows when ToothFairy is fixing the sound output. An arrow in a solid circle indicates that the device is currently connected but in the process of disconnecting. An arrow with no circle indicates that the device is waiting to reconnect.
  • ToothFairy no longer reports that the sound output is not set when the device isn’t connected, anyway.
  • Advanced SettingsFixed a problem where the progress spinner could stay visible forever, even after the device disconnected.
  • Fixed a problem where ToothFairy could show a Bluetooth connection failure error message for connections that the user did not initiate.

ToothFairy 2.8.3 works with macOS 10.13 through macOS 13 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 2.9.51

January 11th, 2023 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.51 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:

SpamSieve 2.9.51 works with macOS 10.13 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 1.9.10

December 7th, 2022 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.10 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:

  • Search to find the right document, and EagleFiler also highlights the search term within it.EagleFiler now supports Live Text, so that you can select and copy text in scanned PDFs without needing a separate OCR step (requires macOS 13).
  • EagleFiler now skips importing Emacs auto-save and backup files.
  • The notes field in the import options window now works better with Dark Mode.
  • Press F1 to import or Option-F1 import and add metadata all in one go.Scan for New Files will now update custom icons for folders in the source list, so it’s no longer necessary to close and reopen the library to see such changes.
  • Improved the error reporting when MailTags data can’t be read due to missing Full Disk Access.
  • EagleFiler is better able to figure out the source URL from some HTML files.
  • The Delete Empty Folders script is much faster and can now delete folders that are not empty but which contain only other empty folders (as can occur if duplicate files are removed during import).
  • Updated the Importing From iOS section of the manual.
  • Create as many tags as you want and assign colors and symbols so that they stand out.Worked around a macOS issue that could cause some HTML files to display as blank.
  • Worked around a MailTags bug that could cause an error when importing some Apple Mail messages. (The bug has already been fixed in MailTags but may still affect previously saved files.)
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when updating the source list.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when accessing system services from the contextual menu on the records list.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the scroll position in a PDF would change when switching back to EagleFiler from another app.
  • EagleFiler Main WindowFixed a bug where custom titles for .eml files were not indexed for searching.
  • Fixed a bug where exact searches didn’t consider custom From values for .eml files.
  • Fixed a bug where MailTags metadata might not be imported from Apple Mail in some cases where it had not cached the tag information in Mail’s data store.

EagleFiler 1.9.10 works with macOS 10.13 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.

Update (2022-12-07): EagleFiler 1.9.10 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2022-12-07): EagleFiler 1.9.10 is now available from the Mac App Store.

EagleFiler 1.9.9

October 17th, 2022 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.9 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:

  • Press F1 to import or Option-F1 import and add metadata all in one go.Made various code modernizations.
  • Worked around a change in Apple News that prevented EagleFiler from showing up in the Share menu.
  • The RTF viewer now supports clickable file links created by Nisus Writer Pro.
  • Renamed Preferences to Settings for macOS 13.
  • EagleFiler Main WindowEagleFiler is better at detecting which part of a filename to select when renaming in the records list.
  • Indexing e-mail attachments is faster.
  • When an error occurs, EagleFiler no longer brings the Errors window to the front if it’s already visible.
  • The Importing Mail From Airmail section of the manual now explains how to import multiple messages at once.
  • Use the instant, live search from within EagleFiler’s main window.Updated the How do Finder tags work with EagleFiler? section of the manual.
  • Updated the Rename for Dropbox Windows script.
  • EagleFiler now requires macOS 10.13 or later.
  • Fixed a bug where an e-mail message could accumulate an extra newline when round-tripping through merging to a mailbox and then extracting to individual files.
  • Fixed a bug where the Import From Apple Mail script could fail with certain message encodings.
  • The Info inspector lets you add metadata such as tags, notes, and colored labels.Fixed a bug where extracting an e-mail message could fail if the subject contained an emoji that was too new for the file system.
  • Fixed a bug where the Remove Duplicate Messages script would sometimes report spurious errors if the Message-ID header was long.

EagleFiler 1.9.9 works with macOS 10.13 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.

Update (2022-10-17): EagleFiler 1.9.9 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2022-10-17): EagleFiler 1.9.9 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.6.5

October 17th, 2022 (DropDMG)
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Version 3.6.5 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.

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

  • Made various code modernizations.
  • Updated the Create macOS Install Disk prompt and documentation for macOS 13 Ventura.
  • Settings: LicensesRenamed Preferences to Settings for macOS 13.
  • DropDMG now requires macOS 10.13 or later.
  • Updated the Signing section of the manual.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when type-selecting in a table view.

DropDMG 3.6.5 works with macOS 10.13 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 (2022-10-17): DropDMG 3.6.5 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2022-10-17): DropDMG 3.6.5 is now available from the Mac App Store.

ToothFairy 2.8.2

October 12th, 2022 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.8.2 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:

  • See multiple Bluetooth devices at once, including their battery levels.Added new device icons for AirPods 3, AirPods Pro 2, Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds, Galaxy Buds Live, AfterShokz Aeropex, Sony WF-1000XM4, and Sony WH-1000XM4.
  • Device SettingsOrganized the device icons in the pop-up menu into groups and added tooltips.
  • Worked around some macOS issues that could prevent a Bluetooth device from being set as the current sound output device in various circumstances, such as if it was already connected to an iPhone.
  • Advanced SettingsUpdated the menu titles from Preferences… to Settings….
  • Made various code modernizations, including the way keyboard shortcuts are saved to the preferences file.
  • ToothFairy now requires macOS 10.13 or later.
  • There is now a RunConnectionScriptWhenSettingAudioOutput esoteric preference for the Run shell script after connecting/disconnecting option.

ToothFairy 2.8.2 works with macOS 10.13 through macOS 13 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 2.9.50

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.