Saturday, December 15, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.7b3

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This beta improves some things like automatic blog configuration and some other things. Please let me know if you have any problems, especially on 10.6 and 10.7. Use the Report a Bug item in the Help menu to send me any bug reports.

Thanks for testing MacJournal!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.7b2

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There are more general improvements in this beta. A few dragging issues in the last beta are resolved. There are usability improvements in the areas of blog configuration, document navigation modes, and importing. Performance should also be improved for large documents or documents with many custom icons. Please let me know of any issues by using the Report a Bug item in the help menu. Thanks!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.7b1

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This release will fix a few crashing issues in 6.0.6. It also fixes dragging images from the Media browser and some issues downloading from WordPress blogs. The beta period will not be long, so let me know of any new issues. Thanks for trying it!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.6

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This update is out for Mac App Store users as well, so run the App Store to get the update. This update has the typical number of bug and crash fixes. It also adopts new ways of communicating with Blogger, Tumblr, and Dropbox to conform to what they want out of applications these days. Because of that, you'll have to log in to those services again. Please let me know of any problems you have with this release by using the Report a Bug item in the Help menu. Thanks for using MacJournal!

Friday, September 07, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.6b2

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As the final release winds its way through the Mac App Store review, I thought I'd post a new beta to replace the expiring one. This has several bug fixes over the last one and some more performance improvements. Please let me know of any issues that you encounter, both in this beta or in the last. Use the Report a Bug item in the Help menu to email me.

Friday, August 17, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.6b1

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It's time for another new beta of another upcoming release. It's worth saying a bit about what this release is for though. Tumblr decided to pull the plug on the version of the API that MacJournal is using next month, so this version switches to the new API. This requires a different way of logging in when you do a post, so you'll see a different, web-based login screen for Tumblr now. While I was at it, I did the same thing for Blogger, which also had a new API. This also has the web-based login now, but it should be more compatible with modern Google features.

Other than all that blogging stuff, there are some fixes elsewhere in the app. There is fix for an issue with tooltips on Mountain Lion, a fix for over-zealous crash reporting, and a few rare crashes. There are also performance enhancements for very large encrypted journals and selecting multiple entries.

Because of the Tumblr situation and the time it takes to get a release reviewed and posted, I didn't submit 6.0.5 to the Mac App Store, opting instead to get the Tumblr fix ready and do a quick 6.0.6 release and submit that instead. So I plan to submit this next week to the store. The direct distribution release will come a bit after that, but before the end of the month. Please give this beta a try (especially Tumblr and Blogger users) and let me know of any problems because the final will be out soon! You can submit bug reports using the Help menu's Report a Bug.

Monday, July 16, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.5b6

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I know I said that I wanted beta 5 to be the last beta, but consider this a GM candidate build. I'm going to resist making an major and most minor changes for this release after this point. Please, please let me know of any problems that you have as I want to get this out within a short amount of time (ahead or at least at the same time as Mountain Lion). This beta has several crash and regression fixes from the previous beta. This also adds Gatekeeper support as well as Retina-ready graphics for anything that was missing it (mostly the preference panes). Despite the new images, download size should actually be down due to other file optimizations. Again, please let me know of any issues via the Report a Bug item in the Help menu.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.5b5

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A few small but important fixes in this beta. There's a fix for encrypted journals where an edge case could cause some problems with a journal encrypted in 6.0.3. There are some other improvements in backups, blogging, and HTML exporting. I'd like this to be the last beta, so please let me know of any issues via the Report a Bug item in the Help menu.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.5b4

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This build has a few more performance improvements, especially when importing files into an encrypted journal. Location services are improved, as well as several other bug fixes as this release winds down ahead of the public release. Please let me know of any issues you encounter using the Report a Bug item in the Help menu.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.5b3

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This beta fixes a few crashes with encrypted journals introduced in previous betas. It fixes another regression in importing from a file. Tumblr download of non-text posts is improved, and downloading in general is improved by allowing for multiple journals to do it with the same menu selection. The final release is coming very soon, so let me know of any issues by using the Help menu's Report a Bug. Thanks for testing!

Friday, June 01, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.5b2

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Catching the leading edge of June, here's a new beta build of MacJournal. There are some more performance improvements in this build, particularly with smart journals. There are also several changes to support sandboxing, which is a required change for the Mac App Store. Sandboxing isn't enabled for these builds so those changes won't be obvious, but it's important to make sure there are no regressions the things that you use normally.

Please let me know of any issues using the Report A Bug item in the Help menu.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.5b1

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MacJournal 6.0.5 is the next release of MacJournal for the Mac, both via direct distribution and the Mac App Store. If you don't have 6.0.4, don't worry: that release was only for the Mac App Store. There are a lot of fixes in this release, so please give everything that you do normally a thorough testing. Most of the changes are behind the scenes, so there shouldn't be many differences when using the application (except for the bugs fixed). Syncing with an iOS device has also received a lot of attention, so let me know if you have any trouble syncing with the current version of the iOS apps. Performance should also be better, especially when launching the application.

Remember that beta releases are only for testing, so please make sure you have a backup of your data before trying this out (MacJournal will also make a special backup when launching). Also, this beta is usable only in demo mode for App Store users.

Please let me know of any issues by using the Report a Bug menu item in the Help menu.

Monday, February 27, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.3

Use the "Check for Update" item in the MacJournal menu to get it, or visit to download directly.

The big goals with this release are performance and stability. Well, performance, stability, and export. Several bugs that could cause crashes are fixed, as well as issues that could prevent proper content searching. Search indexing should also be faster, as well as any other situation where you're loading a lot of entry text all at once (such as exporting). Multiple selection of entries should also be faster. Several issues with export have been fixed, including several file naming issues.

If you obtained MacJournal from the Mac App Store, you can get the update from the normal App Store update mechanism when Apple approves the update, which should be soon (judging from past experiences).

A word on localizations: unfortunately, they are still underway. We are working hard to update the localizations right now, but none of them are complete enough for this release. Once any of the localizations is ready, a new release will include them as soon as possible.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.3b2

A few more small fixes in this beta, and one or two larger ones. There are a few more fixes for encrypted journals, including exporting certain entries out of them. The separate entry editing windows should remember their size and position and show up when you relaunch on Lion. Performance of some things, including multiple selection, should also be improved.

6.0.3 will be out by the end of the month, so let me know if you have any problems. Use the Report an Issue item in the Help menu to report issues with this beta.

Monday, February 06, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.3b1

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This is the first beta for 6.0.3, another small bug fix release. This fixes a few crashers, as well as fixing search indexing for those that have been experiencing it (depending on how your data are structured). There are a few tiny UI differences, including reorganizing the Format menu a bit to match TextEdit better (something I meant to do before 6.0), and requiring the Command key to move something in the Sidebar or Entries List to the Trash to reduce accidental actions. Performance should also be improved.

Please let me know of any problems using the Report an Issue item in the Help menu. If you have purchased MacJournal via the App Store, this beta won't recognize that license right now. I'm looking into ways of letting App Store customers test betas in the future.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.2b2

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This is the second beta for 6.0.2. Save for one bug with books that I'm still working on, this should be complete and the final release will come very soon. Please know of any problems that you have with this release.

This beta fixes a crash syncing with iOS, improves memory usage for multiple selection, and allows cancellation of backups in the Activity window, among other things.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

MacJournal 6.0.2b1

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Here comes the most recent beta release of MacJournal 6. This is 6.0.2b1. The goals for this release are performance, reliability, and minor UI improvements.

Performance of smart journals in situations where there are a lot of them and/or a lot of entries to search should be better. You may see the smart journals update not all at once; for large amounts of entries, the search happens in the background so as not to block the user interface. In that case, you’ll see the count for the smart journal increase in situations like unlocking a journal that reveals a bunch of new entries. Smart journals searching entry content should also work better after an iOS sync.

Certain encrypted journals from version 5 that had trouble unlocking in version 6 should be fixed. Encrypted journals should also be a bit faster as well.

In other news, “Send to MobileMe” should work better, as should popovers on Snow Leopard. The Backup Browser should work better for restoring entire journals and should let you unlock journals to view their contents. In the “Send to Other Blog” menu, you’ll see a light gray indication of where that particular blog is specified, in case you want to remove it. Exporting with the new “Automatic” format should work better, and you can specify which entry metadata you want to include in textual entries.

There are more fixes, so check out the Version History in the Help menu for all of the details when you get the release.