Witch 4.5.4 released

June 7th, 2023 by Rob Griffiths

Witch 4.5.4 is out now, with a number of minor fixes and improvements—check the release notes for all the details. The biggest improvement is probably for those who use Spaces: Switching between them should be more reliable now, especially when at least one of the apps involved has windows on more than one Space. (Switching across Spaces is still slower than non-Spaces switching, but we can’t do anything about that, due to how we have to switch Spaces.)

As always, you can update directly from the System Settings panel (on the About tab), or by downloading a new copy of Witch from our site (you won’t lose your settings).

Witch 4.5.3 released

November 21st, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

Witch 4.5.3 is out, with improvements in Spaces support and smarter logic when switching after you’ve used a combination of Witch and non-Witch actions to switch windows and/or tabs. We also worked around an issue where an app that provides nonsensical information about its tabs could crash Witch. You can read the release notes, but the above is all they say, though in an easier-to-read format.

If you have Witch set to automatically update, you should see the update now. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, open Witch’s System Settings panel, click on the About tab, and click Check Now.

Butler 4.4.7 released

October 28th, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

Butler 4.4.7 is out; the update addresses a few issues, and is recommended for all Butler users (release notes).

If you’re using macOS 13, aka Ventura, and you use Butler’s System Preferences Smart Item1Butler hasn’t yet adopted the new System Settings name, you’ll probably notice it’s a lot uglier than it was before: We display raw item names, and you’ll see entries that don’t exist when you open the real System Settings app.

That’s all due to Apple revamping the System Preferences app. In the past, the app was basically a wrapper for a number of standalone preference panes. But the new System Settings app has been rewritten as an all-in-one app, where the file-system-level preference panes are merely placeholders, which makes the whole thing a lot less accessible.

We are still pondering ways to deal with this change. In the meantime, the Smart Item works, even though it looks like a work in progress.

Another round of minor updates released

August 4th, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

This time out, here’s what’s changed…

  • Butler 4.4.6: Fixed a bug related to dragging and dropping items to Butler icons in the menu bar.
  • Name Mangler 3.8: Reworked the Services feature due to changes in macOS 12.5, and made a few other minor changes (documentation, demo mode behavior).
  • Resolutionator 2.3: Added support for the M2 MacBook Air and the 27″ Studio Display.
  • Witch 4.5.2: Restored tab support in Brave and Edge browsers, and improved VoiceOver support. Note that this update was actually released a while back, but we never documented it here; whoops!

Direct users can update from within the app, or by downloading a fresh copy of the app from the relevant page on our site (you won’t lose your settings). App Store purchasers of Name Mangler should see the update in the App Store app, if not now then shortly.

Witch 4.5.1 released

June 28th, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

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.

Menu Bar Tint 3.1 released

June 16th, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

Menu Bar Tint 3.1 is out, with just two changes:

  • You can now make the Mouse Inside and Mouse Outside opacity values match by dragging one or the other while holding down the Shift key.
  • We fixed a bug where some items in the menu bar could end up unaffected by Menu Bar Tint.

Here’s where I’d normally say you go read the release notes, but the above literally are the release notes (pretty much), so no need. And as always, you can update via the in-app updater, or by downloading a new copy of the app from the Menu Bar Tint web page.

A major number of minor updates

June 14th, 2022 by Rob Griffiths

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

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.