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Moom 3.2.13 released

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Moom 3.2.13 is out. This is primarily a bug fix release, though you may spot a new icon if you’ve got a keen eye…or if you just glance over to the right a bit.

As always, you’ll find a full list of changes in the release notes; other than the icon change, Mojave’s Dark Mode users should see some improvements with Moom 3.2.13. We also worked around a change in iTunes that prevented Moom from moving or resizing the iTunes window under certain conditions.

Direct customers can check for the update in-app via the menus or preferences (or just download a new copy of the app from the Moom web page). App Store users should see the update in the Mac App Store app soon, if not already.

We’ve updated a number of our apps…

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Following on the heels of Butler, Keymou, Moom, and Witch, we’ve updated the rest of our main app suite (excluding Name Mangler). As always, you can find the updates within the app or by downloading a new version (direct customers), or in the Mac App Store app (App Store customers). Here’s a little bit about what’s new in each app…

Desktop Curtain 3.0.8

Some behind the scenes changes, and a fix for an annoying bug that could cause Desktop Curtain to stall for a few seconds after clicking a Desktop-covering curtain. [Release Notes]

Leech 3.1.2

We’ve rewritten the Leech extension to work with the new rules of Safari 12, and added support for Full Screen and Split View modes. [Release Notes]

Resolutionator 1.1.2

Fixed a long delay before the menu appeared for those using dynamic desktop images in Mojave, and Resolutionator now supports Dark Mode in macOS Mojave. [Release Notes]

Time Sink 2.0.1

We’ve added a checkbox so you can include windows from menu bar apps, fixed a bug that broke Time Sink on 10.9.5, and the Escape key can now be used to cancel interval dragging in the Activity Report window. [Release Notes]

Usher 1.1.17

Yes, it’s no longer for sale, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get updated. This update adds more fields to the CSV export, you can search for ‘or more’ star ratings by adding a plus (***+), and we fixed a preview-related crash when previewing a huge number of movies. And oh yes, if you use Smart Playlists with subdivisions, try selecting more than one subdivision—notice the search bar now lets you see the Union and Intersection of those selections. [Release Notes]

All of these updates are live now, though App Store customers may not see them just yet—but they should show as available very soon now.

Moom 3.2.12 now (mostly) works in Adobe apps

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Moom 3.2.12 is out now (direct and hopefully in the Mac App Store shortly, if not already). The big news in this release is that Adobe’s apps work with Moom, with one visible and unfixable (by us) exception: The green pop-up menu will not appear.

But you can now use Moom’s keyboard mode (or global hot keys) to move and zoom windows (and you should be able to save window layouts, too). Hopefully a future Adobe update will enable the green pop-up menu to work, but again, that’s out of our control.

There are some other new features and fixes, too, as detailed on the release notes page: Touch Bar support when using Moom’s keyboard controls; we’ve worked around incompatibilities with Subliminal and DockShelf; and fixed a pesky bug that prevented reassigning the same keyboard shortcuts if you’d moved an action around in the list of other actions.

Direct users can update via in-app updating, or by downloading a new copy from Moom’s web page. App Store users should be able to update now, or if not now, shortly.

How to fix Moom’s pop-up in Mojave

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

A small number of Mac App Store customers are running into a problem with Moom in Mojave: The green button’s pop-up menu isn’t appearing. The rest of Moom works fine, but not the pop-up.

We’ve been investigating this since the earliest Mojave betas, and it doesn’t seem to be a bug in Moom. Instead, it seems to be related to Mojave’s Accessibility permissions database—for whatever reason, it doesn’t think Moom is allowed to control other applications.

The good news is that the problem is fixable. The easiest suggested fix is to just reboot your Mac, and hopefully that solves it. But if it doesn’t, you’ll need to follow the “The Somewhat Harder Fix” steps in this new FAQ entry.

That longer solution has worked for 100% or so of the dozen people I’ve provided it to, so it should also work for you. If it doesn’t, please open a trouble ticket and we’ll figure it out.

Moom 3.2.11 speeds into existence

Monday, May 14th, 2018

We’ve just released Moom 3.2.11, where the big news is much faster drawing of the full-screen grid when you’re moving and resizing the grid cells. There are a few other changes, including our new in-app log viewer (direct version only), and we squashed a bug related to moving a window to another display then resizing it.

App Store viewers can get the update from the App Store (if not now, then very soon), and direct buyers can update via the in-app updater, or by downloading a new copy from Moom‘s web page.

Moom 3.2.10 released

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Moom 3.2.10 is out—now for direct customers, and should be very soon (if not already) for App Store customers. What’s new in 3.2.10? Not all that much; the main item is a fix for some users’ crash on launch in High Sierra.

If you’re experiencing this crash, and you use the direct version, you’ll need to download a new copy of the app from the Moom web page—don’t worry, you won’t lose any of your settings. Just copy the new version to /Applications and replace the existing copy of Moom. (Make sure Moom’s not running.)

Beyond that, there were a couple fixes for issues with uBar 4 and Transmit.

Moom 3.2.9 released

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Moom 3.2.9 has been released, and it includes one major change (in addition to some other minor changes) from the prior release: A new full-screen grid option is the default for grid-based resizing; hexagons are still in place, but they’re the non-default choice.

Moom now uses the entire display as the grid. You can still specify your grid dimensions, but you’ll be selecting regions of the entire display, instead of on a slanted hexagonal window. One advantage of this approach—besides not dealing with hexagons—is that you can drag a grid on any connected display, not just the display where the window currently resides.

App Store users should see the update in the App Store very soon now, and direct users can update via the in-app updater, or by downloading a new copy from our site.

Moom 3.2.8 released

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Late yesterday, we released Moom 3.2.8, which has only one change from Moom 3.2.7, released the day before. The update is available directly from us (via in-app updater, or by downloading it from our site), and it should be available in the Mac App Store app shortly, if not already.

The one change was to the grid, which switched from rectangular (with the circles of 3.2.7) to the new hexagonal layout, as seen at right.

Why did we change the design? Late last week, we learned there’s a US patent that covers resizing windows using a rectangular grid in a miniature preview image. We learned this when the patent’s owner told us they believed Moom’s grid was infringing on their patent. For now, we have redesigned the grid in such a way that no infringement claim can be made, and we’re working on further improvements.

Note: Comments are closed on this post, as we wish to inform you as to what happened, not to start a debate on software patents in general, or this patent in particular.

Moom 3.2.6 snaps into existence

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Moom 3.2.6 has been released with a few bug fixes for snap-related actions. Users had reported some issues with snapping when working with zoomed displays and when customizing toolbars, and some reported decreased responsiveness in certain apps. We have addressed all of these issues in Moom 3.2.6; you can see slightly greater detail on these changes in the official release notes, if you wish.

App Store users should see the update shortly, if not already, in the App Store app. Direct users can update via the in-app updater, or by downloading a new copy of the app from the Moom page.

The new Many Tricks’ end user license agreement

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Ever since Peter and I relaunched Many Tricks in 2010, we’ve never had an official software license agreement. The closest thing we’ve had is this blog post, which explains limits on the use of our apps across multiple Macs (tl;dr: Use them on as many Macs as you personally use). However, we’ve never had an actual end user license agreement (EULA) that spells out the legal license you agree to when you purchase one of our apps.

Well, we have one now—it’s also permanently linked in the sidebar here, and will be accessible from within our apps. And a really big thanks to Rich Siegel at Bare Bones Software, who generously agreed to let us use his document as a starting point. I found the Bare Bones EULA to be well written, brief, and easily understood; hopefully our version, which has only minor changes, is still all of those things.

After six years, why did we suddenly need an EULA? The truth is we probably should have had one from day one, but never really felt the need. Recently, however, we’ve received inquiries from government agencies and larger companies interested in buying our apps … and many of these customers aren’t allowed to purchase our apps unless we have an actual legal license agreement. So now we do.

Note that this doesn’t change anything relative to the usage of our apps; we still allow you to use one license to install our apps on as many Macs as you personally use. We just needed to have a formal legal software license for larger customers and government agencies.