DropDMG 3.5.5

November 6th, 2018 (DropDMG)

Version 3.5.5 of DropDMG is now available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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