Thursday, January 31, 2008

MacJournal 5.0.2b4

Download it here or use the Help menu's Update item in 5.0.2b2 or later to get it automatically.

Here comes the fourth beta to 5.0.2. This will probably be the last beta for this release as I want to get fixes for some of the problems of 5.0.1 out there with as little delay as possible. The two problems areas are still .mac syncing and recording. If you're having trouble with the audio recording, please try trashing your preferences and then make sure the audio devices are set up in the System Preferences' Sound pane (not the one in MacJournal). I've had success doing that when it was giving me trouble. I'm going to work on the MJ prefs a bit in that area to work more like QuickTime Player's (when you have the Pro mode enabled) to make this easier.

Here's the full list of changes:

  • Fixed a case where the font color would be used as the background color when formatting HTML.

  • Fixed a problem where a bad blog from MJ4 could cause the MJ5 data not to load.

  • When creating a journal with a journal selected, the new journal will be placed inside that journal.

  • Opening a separate viewer window for non-text entries will no longer show jibberish.

  • Add UUID properties to entries and journals in AppleScript.

  • When sending an image that has been resized to a blog, the custom size will be honored.

  • Fixed a problem exporting a journal to PDF with one file per entry.

  • Fixed the Status searching from smart journals.

  • Fixed a problem with launching could show an entry from a locked journal.

  • Fixed individual files backup.

  • Fixed a crash right-clicking at the end of the text.

  • Fixed an error when editing lists on Leopard.

  • Added the "add tag" AppleScript command.

  • Now correctly encrypting the entry template along with the journal.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

MacJournal 5.0.2b3

Here comes the third beta of 5.0.2. It's got some crash fixes, .mac uploading fixes, a few behavioral fixes, and a new addition to the Info bar. Download it here:

MacJournal 5.0.2b3

Let me know of any problems that you have.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

MacJournal 5.0.2b2

Here's the second beta of 5.0.2. It's got a number of fixes in a lot of different areas. There are exporting fixes, Full Screen changes, .mac syncing fixes, crash fixes, and more. Download it here:

MacJournal 5.0.2b2.

Unfortunately, you won't see an in-app update this time. I'm still getting a handle on the new system (the third-party open source Sparkle system) so the first beta or any 5.0.1 release won't get notified automatically. This shouldn't be a problem in the future.

Please download it and let me know how it works for you. I'm still very behind on all the email that has come in since the release, so apologies in advance if I don't get back to you in a timely manner. But I have read your mail and hopefully this build helps.

Monday, January 21, 2008

MacJournal 5.0.2b1

Well, Macworld is over, 5.0.1 is out, and now the first beta of 5.0.2 is out. 5.0.2 will fix a lot of problems here in there in the 5.0 release and should hopefully get those that were having trouble up and running with MacJournal 5. Here is the download:

MacJournal 5.0.2b1

This should fix issues with migrating locked journals from MacJournal 4, exporting entire journals to one file, scrolling problems, editing in Full Screen, and several crashes. Check out the included version history to see the full list of changes. The goal is to get this release out by the end of the month. If you've emailed me in the past few days and haven't received a response yet, I'm working through a lot of email right now and will try to get a lot out today. Please let me know if 5.0.2b1 solves your problem.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The cat is out of the bag

Earlier today, we posted a public beta of MacJournal 5. This is the biggest update since probably ever for MacJournal and I'm really excited about it. I'll have more about it later, but if you want to check it out, you can get it here:

I expect to have a new beta out tonight to fix a crash some people have been seeing. If you install the linked build, you should see the update automatically.

Here are some of the high-level new features:

  • All new interface, built for Mac OS X Leopard.

  • Add any kind of content, not just text. Drag PDFs, QuickTime movies, images, and more into the Sidebar to create an entry with anything on your computer.

  • Open more than one MacJournal document at a time and save them wherever you want, or just use the default document and never worry about saving.

  • Create Smart Journals from searches you perform.

  • Create aliases to entries that you can store in other journals.

  • Assign each entry a rating, status, and priority, and sort any journal by those values.

  • Record video from your iSight and attach it to any entry.

  • Performance enhancements for working with large amounts of entries.