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Witch 4.5.1 released

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Witch 4.5.1 is out, with only a few changes—Witch can now see tabs in Opera, we worked around a bug in Finder when using a frontmost-windows-only switcher, and we resolved an issue with Chromium-based browsers that caused their tabs to be invisible to Witch.

You can read the full release notes, but they basically say the above in a few more words and with more line breaks. As usual, updates can be found by checking in the Witch System Preferences panel, or by downloading Witch from our site.

A major number of minor updates

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Today we’re catching up on a bit of a backlog of minor updates…the following apps have updates available for both their direct versions, and (where applicable) their App Store versions. Here’s what’s been updated, highlighting any important changes in each update. You can also click through to the release notes for the full details on each update.

  • Butler 4.4.5 [notes] We’ve hopefully fixed an issue that would sometimes cause Butler to hang if Music was running.
  • Keymou 1.2.10 [notes] We renamed ‘Move to Edge/Corner’ action (and added more details about it in Help) to hopefully prevent user confusion over its effect.
  • Leech 3.1.7 [notes] Nothing changed that you’d notice, but we fixed some minor bugs and improved the behind-the-scenes code.
  • Menuwhere 2.2.1 [notes] Fixed a bug that caused the preferences window to appear on launch, regardless of the setting for showing the preferences.
  • Moom 3.2.25 [notes] The ‘Bring Moomed windows to the front automatically’ setting is now applied more consistently. Lots of other little changes, too—see the notes.
  • Usher 2.2.1 [notes] There are a ton of behind-the-scenes improvements, and you can now insert metadata references into Notes via the Edit menu.

As always, direct users can update in the app itself, or by downloading a fresh copy of the app from our web site. App Store users should see the updates in their App Store app—if not already, then very shortly.

Save 50% on all our apps, and help the people of Ukraine

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

Wrap up: The fundraiser has now ended. Through the sale period, our customers purchased just over $4,000 worth of our apps—wow! Peter and I are also going to contribute roughly $1,000 of our own money, bringing the total donation to $5,000, which we’ll split evenly between Global Giving and UNICEF. Thanks to everyone who participated!


Between now and the end of the day Sunday, March 6th, every one of our apps is on sale for 50% off*.

We will donate all of our net proceeds raised from the sale to two charities that are supporting relief efforts in Ukraine: Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund and UNICEF‘s efforts to support Ukranian children and families.

This isn’t much, we know, but it’s a bit, and every little bit helps.

* If you want to save exactly 50% off, then you’ll want to purchase directly from us for apps whose prices aren’t divisible by two. On the App Store, we have to use price tiers, and in cases where we couldn’t divide things equally in two, we went with the higher tier, to increase the donation amount.

Witch 4.5 is out

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Witch 4.5 is out, with a couple of minor fixes. We resolved a problem that caused an incorrect free updates expiration date to appear on the license (in the About tab), and we worked around an issue caused by the new too-tall menu bars on the 14″ and 16″ notched MacBook Pros. You could read the release notes, but that’s about all you’ll find there.

As usual, you can update via the in-app updater, or by installing a fresh copy of the System Preferences panel from the Witch web page.

Our apps and macOS Monterey compatibility

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Sorry this is a bit late; I didn’t think about it much because, well, everything basically works fine. There are two minor issues (you can’t see rotated movies in Usher, and menu items for saved layouts in Moom are slightly too tall), but both will be fixed in upcoming minor updates. Outside of those two things, we’re not aware of any other issues with our apps in macOS Monterey.

If you do run into a glitch of some sort, please do let us know about it.

Witch 4.4.4 once again sees tabs in all the Safaris

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Continuing our game of tennis with Safari and Safari Technology Preview, Witch 4.4.4 can once again list open tabs in the latest Safari releases in both shipping and soon-to-be-shipped versions of macOS.

Although we enjoy tennis, we hope this game ends soon.

Witch 4.4.3 released

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Witch 4.4.3 is out with one fix: It no longer ignores tabs in Safari that have never been active.

We weren’t ignoring them on purpose, and in the past, we didn’t ignore them. However, a recent change in Safari’s Accessibility information for those tabs rendered them invisible to Witch. We’ve now forced those invisible tabs back to the visible realm.

Thanks to a couple of different users for reporting the issue.

Update via Witch’s in-app updater, or download a fresh copy from the Witch web page (you won’t lose your settings).

Witch 4.4.2 released

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Witch 4.4.2 is out, with only one change: Those of you using a version of Safari from the future will find that Witch now has much better support for Safari’s new tabs. You can check for updates on the About tab of the Witch System Preferences panel, or just download a fresh copy from the web site.

Those of you scoring at home may realize that we skipped version 4.4.1. It actually did exist, for a few brief hours, but we pulled the self-destruct trigger on that update when we found a small issue affecting some users.

Updates for our end-of-alphabet apps

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Not by plan, but today’s updates affect only the end of the alphabet:
Time Sink, Usher, and Witch have all been updated. These are primarily bug fix and behind-the-scenes updates—check the release notes (Time Sink • Usher • Witch) for each for all the details, but there are two new features that may be of interest to users of Usher or Witch:

  • Usher adds multi-criteria sorting—try holding the Shift key down when choosing a sort criteria.
  • Witch gains support for tabs in Microsoft’s Edge browser.

The updates are available now, and can be found by checking for updates within each app. (The update for the App Store version of Time Sink can be found in the App Store app, and it’s also available now.)

Witch 4.3.8 released with a regression fix

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Witch 4.3.8 is out, and it fixes an issue we introduced (sorry!) in 4.3.7.

The problem was that, for users who have Witch set not to activate the selected item when the modifier keys are released, there would be a half-second or so where the panel sat onscreen after a selection was made and activated. That delay is now gone.

Update from the About tab within Witch’s settings, or just download a fresh copy from our site.