We’re happy to announce the availability of Blotter 2.2.2 in Mac App Store. The update includes various bug fixes.
On a separate note, we would also like to update you on an issue that multiple users have raised, namely the amount of logging that Blotter generates in the system log. Unfortunately, this is a bug in the Keychain that is triggered by the Sandboxing under Mavericks (10.9). This isn’t possible to work around in Blotter. We raised this with Apple when Mavericks was still in Developer Preview, and Apple confirmed that it was a bug. Fortunately it appears as this has been addressed in the upcoming 10.9.1 release.
Please note that this is a free update.
With the release of Mavericks (OS X 10.9), we’ve decided to withdraw Quiet from Mac App Store. We’ve received a large number of requests on Twitter and via our Support Forum about this, which is why we want to clarify our reason for this.
The reason for this decision is two-fold:
- Since the last release of Quiet, Apple have made significant changes to the regulations in Mac App Store. These regulations prevents us from releasing an update of Quiet without a significant rewrite (and it is still unclear if it is even possible).
- There are some stability issues (and usability) issues with Quiet on OS X Mavericks. Due to the above reason, we cannot simply submit a fix that addresses these issues.
At this point it is uncertain if/when we will release an update to Quiet.
Today Apple released the latest version of Mac OS X named Mavericks. Simultaneously, we released a new version of Blotter that is fully compatible with Mavericks. In addition to this, the new version of Blotter also adds support for Japanese.
The new version of Blotter also includes the following enhancements:
- Fixes an issue that may cause a crash in Mac OS X 10.7.
- Resolves an issue with deselecting external calendars (such as from Google).
- Restores the ability to set any function keys as keyboard shortcuts.
Today Microsoft announced that they are rolling out IMAP-support in Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail, MSN or Live.com). This is huge news for their users, as it enables you to more easily access your email using standardized email clients.
This is also huge news for us here at WireLoad, since this means that we can finally add support for Outlook.com in YippieMove. Ever since we launched YippieMove, one of the most popular feature requests have been the ability to copy emails from Hotmail/Live.com/Outlook.com. Until now, we have not been able to add this support. Today all of that changed.
What this means is that you can now use YippieMove to move email data to and from Outlook.com using YippieMove. Since the support is brand new, we’re marking the support as ‘experimental’ for the time being. We have done a few tests at this point, and so far, everything looks fine.
To get started, simply head over to YippieMove.com.
We’re very excited to announce the availability of Blotter 2.2.
Here’s a quick overview of what’s new:
- Blotter now supports Retina displays
- Better support for Google Calendar
- Improved support native calendars
- Better performance with lower CPU and memory usage
- Added support for Apple’s Sandboxing
Adding support for Retina displays has been a very popular feature request, and we can understand why. With this new feature, Blotter looks more stunning than ever before. Your desktop has never looked this beautiful before.
For non-Retina users Blotter 2.2 might not look very different from 2.1. However, we’ve made a significant amount of changes under the hood.
First, we’ve significantly improved the way that Blotter interacts with the calendar engine in Mac OS X. This means both better support for Google Calendar (including delegate calendars) as well as certain edge cases a few users encountered with native calendar events.
Second, Blotter 2.2 adds support for Apple’s Sandboxing as well as a number of other new requirements in Mac App Store. This means that Blotter is more secure and also compatible with Apple’s latest security features where available.
As usual, this is a free update and it is available in the Mac App Store today.