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

March 2nd, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

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.

Displaperture and Menu Bar Tint updated

January 28th, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

Displaperture 2.2 and Menu Bar Tint 3.0 are out today, with just a couple of changes as noted in each app’s release notes.

To save you the trip, here’s the full list for both apps:

  • Menu Bar Tint 3.0: Each tint color is now saved individually for the current desktop picture, which means you can specify individual gradients for Spaces with different desktop pictures.
  • Displaperture 2.2: Improved compatibility with the new 14″/16″ MacBook Pro.

As always, you can update via the in-app updater or by downloading a fresh copy from our site (you won’t lose your settings). App Store users of Displaperture should see the update in the App Store app—if not now, then shortly.

Menuwhere 2.2 adds mouse support

January 26th, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

I didn’t think it possible, but with today’s update to Menuwhere, I’m using it even more than I was before—and I already used it a lot.

When I pestered Peter to create a modern replacement for my old “menus at the mouse location” app (DejaMenu), it was because I’m primarily a keyboard user, and hate dragging my mouse to the menus to activate them. But macOS is a mouse-centric OS, and as such, my hand is still on the mouse quite regularly.

And now, I can use Menuwhere even when my hand is on the mouse, as version 2.2 activates when you hold down the Command key and right-click your mouse. This idea came from user ‘Spirit’ on the Menuwhere channel of our home on Discord, and it’s sheer brilliance. I find myself using Menuwhere even more often, and I have to move my mouse around even less than I did before.

As always, check the release notes for the full story, and you can update via the in-app updater, or by downloading a fresh copy from the Menuwhere web page.

Usher 2.2 released

December 20th, 2021 by Rob Griffiths

Usher 2.2 is out, with a number of changes as detailed in the release notes. Most notably, Usher can now tell the difference between files that are simply unavailable (due to an unmounted volume) and those that are truly missing. We also fixed rotated movie playback on macOS Monterey, and improved full screen mode for those of you using notched displays.

As always, you can update from within the app, or by downloading a fresh copy of the app (you won’t lose any settings) from the Usher web page.

Moom 3.2.24 released

December 16th, 2021 by Rob Griffiths

Moom 3.2.24 is out, with some cosmetic fixes for macOS Monterey, and a fix that allows Moom to work with Cursor Pro and LyricsX. See the full list in the release notes.

As always, direct users can either update in-app, or by downloading a fresh copy of the app from the Moom web page. App Store users should see the update in the App Store app—if not now, then shortly.

How to: Use Moom in macOS Shortcuts

December 13th, 2021 by Rob Griffiths

Users of macOS Monterey can use the new (to macOS) app Shortcuts to automate many tasks. Developers can add direct support for Shortcuts to their apps, and we’ve heard the requests: We are investigating Shortcuts to see how we can improve support in the next major version of Moom. But just because better support may be coming in the future doesn’t mean you’re locked out of working with Moom in the Shortcuts app right now.

Moom has long supported a basic AppleScript dictionary, and Shortcuts can (with a simple setting change) execute AppleScripts. Once you’ve made that change, you can use Shortcuts to interact with some of Moom’s features. In particular, you can:

  • Activate a saved window layout snapshot.
  • Save a window layout snapshot. You can optionally merge with an existing saved layout snapshot, or replace an existing one (if one exists; if not, it will be created).
  • Center the frontmost window, either using macOS guideline (which is slightly above screen center), or to the exact screen center.
  • Generate a list of saved window layout snapshots.

Here are a few examples to get you started.
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Witch 4.5 is out

November 17th, 2021 by Rob Griffiths

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.

Menuwhere 2.1.1 is out

November 5th, 2021 by Rob Griffiths

Menuwhere 2.1.1 is out today, though it’s nothing to get overly excited about, as it’s a very minor update: The only visible change is in a shortcut key for users on macOS Monterey.

In Monterey, Apple changed the shortcut for Full Screen mode to Function-F, and represents that shortcut with a globe icon (🌐 F) for users with a globe icon on their actual Function keys, and as fn F for all other users.

In Menuwhere, though, the Full Screen shortcut is represented—regardless of what type of actual Function key you have—by a circled F: . You’ll also see a circled letter for any other Function key shortcuts, though we’re only aware of fn F at present.

Why can’t we show you the real keyboard shortcuts for those menu items, as Apple does? Because Apple restricts them to system-provided menus.

Update via the in-app updater, or by downloading a fresh copy of Menuwhere from our web site.

Our apps and macOS Monterey compatibility

November 4th, 2021 by Rob Griffiths

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.

Resolutionator 2.2 supports new MacBook Pros

November 3rd, 2021 by Rob Griffiths

Resolutionator 2.2 is out, and it supports the just-released 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro models. We have a 14″ model in-house, and Resolutionator seems to work well with that model, but if you notice any oddities with either model when using Resolutionator, please let us know.