Cashculator 1.3.7 Release

We’ve released an update to Cashculator that fixes some bugs and improves some aspects of usability, especially the state of the application after it restarts.

Update is available both directly from our site and from the Mac App Store. If auto-update through the application doesn’t work, you can download the new version.

If you’re a Twitter user, it’s also a good time to connect to Cashculator’s Twitter account. While it’s kind of new, it might surprise you.

Full release notes:

  • Use default system fonts
  • Fix rare corruption of total categories names
  • Remember and restore active screen between launches
  • Remember and restore Scenarios sidebar state between launches
  • Remember position in grid between launches

Saving time with Trickster and Scanner Pro

Watch the video below to learn how you can easily share scans from your iPhone to your Mac and have them appear automatically in Trickster for further processing. This workflow is something that we often use ourselves and it can save a lot of time.

In this “how-to” video we demonstrate how to watch iCloud Drive folders for specific apps in Trickster, using Scanner Pro by Readdle as an example.

You can use similar approach with other apps on your iPhone that share data through iCloud Drive. Of course you can also do the same when sharing files between your Macs through iCloud Drive.

Trickster 2.4 improves cloud services support

Trickster 2.4 screenshot

Trickster 2.4 improves support for cloud services including iCloud Drive, Google Docs.

Files in iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive will now display associated icons in their paths in the file list to make the paths shorter and easier to identify.

We added two icons for filters, one for Google Drive and a generic cloud icon that could be used for iCloud.

We simplified selection of iCloud Drive folder in File Tracking and Filter configurations with a dedicated button that opens the correct location. Note: adding iCloud Drive as instructed only adds the folders that you create and move there manually. For app-specific folders in iCloud, select them and add separately.

Google Drive document changes are now detected after they’re changed on the web, if Google Drive application is running.

We’ve also fixed a number of bugs, including some crashes.

Black Friday sale 2015

Enjoy amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale on all Apparent Software apps!

Until the end of November, 2015, prices on all our apps are at 50% only.

The offer is valid both on our web site and in the Mac App Store.

  • Make your photos stand out with ImageFramer
  • Improve your finances with Cashculator
  • Boost your productivity with Trickster, that brings your files at your fingertips
Using Trickster with LaunchBar

Using Trickster with LaunchBar

Trickster now integrates with LaunchBar

We’ve happy to announce that we’ve worked with the people at Objective Development, who make the fantastic application LaunchBar, to create an action for it for a better integration with it than we previously had.

Version 2.3.4 of Trickster added AppleScript (or Javascript which can be used instead of it) support for Trickster filters, which gives more control for this and other possible integrations.

How to use the action

The action is called “Trickster Files”, so you can invoke by typing starting letters, such as tf or even shorter after Launcher learns it. We suggest adding a shortcut for the action (such as the letter t). Long press on t will show all the latest files which you further use like any other file list in LaunchBar.

Trickster Launchbar All files

Another option is to show the action and press Command-Right when it’s selected to show the list of filters enabled in Trickster, then navigate the filters.

Trickster-Launchbar-2

 

Installing the Action

Click on the icon below to download the action. After it downloads, double-click on it. LaunchBar will prompt you install it. It’s that easy.

Trickster Launchbar Action Icon. Click to Download

Another integration option

You can use LaunchBar’s “Instant Send” shortcut to send the selected file in Trickster’s own window to LaunchBar immediately, like you’d do from Finder. Very handy.

New frames in ImageFramer

Today we’ve added 94 new frames to the Standard set. Most of the frame graphics was contributed by one of our long-time customers, Glen Dahlman, whom we’d like to thank for his continuing help and contributions over many years. Both images were created using two layers, each of them is new. All the new frames are moulding-type frames — resizable borders.

Two of the frames in “Real” Collection/”Wooden” Set, “Light wood” and “Light wood relief”, were copied from the Pro frames because the Standard set lacked simple light wood frames.

ImageFramer usually checks the library for updates on every launch. But if you disabled it in Preferences, you can force library update check from the menu.

The full list of frames, sorted by “Collection/Set” is below the images.

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· Bricks · Cora · Maze · Orange Drops · Pastel · VL · Whole Woods · Yellow Pattern · Zebra 1 · Zebra 2 · Zig
· Linengold 2 · Rough Liner
· Fine Leaves
· Arya · Classic Gold · Tempest
· Antique Carved · Antique Wood · Black & Gold 4 · Black 4 · Blackmore · Carved 1 · Carved 2 · Carved 3 · Carved 4 · Carved Silver Wood 1 · Carved Silver Wood 2 · Chronicle · Composite Wood · Dark Wood · Deggial · Dragon · Duo · Engraving · Faria · Fence · Flint · Flora · Flowers · Framed Wood · Golden Flowers · Golden Wood 2 · Golden Wood 3 · Light wood · Light wood relief · Red laquer 3 · Red laquer 4 · Red’n’black · Red’n’gold 2 · Rough wood 3 · Rough wood 4 · Rough wood 5 · Rough wood 6 · Strict · Stripes · Tempest · Temple · Venice · Waves 1 · Waves 2 · Waves 3 · Wavy · Wooden Handcraft · Worn Wood
· Antiquity · Belt · Black Cobra · Black Leather 1 · Black Leather 2 · Chess · Cold Iron · Country · Elegy · Fabric & Leather · Fabric & Wood · Gold & Linen 2 · Gold on Black 1 · Gold on Black 2 · Gold on Black 3 · Gold on Black 4 · Hamsa · Maya · Metal · Multitude · Red Cobra · Snake · Solarius · Tormund · Woven 1 · Woven 2 · Zigmund

 

Alfred workflow for Trickster

Alfred workflow for Trickster

We’ve created a workflow that integrates Trickster‘s latest files list into the fabulous productivity tool for the Mac –Alfred.

If you’re using both Trickster and Alfred, you should appreciate it. A hotkey, ⌘⌥Z, will show 30 most recent files from Trickster in Alfred’s own list, so you can use your familiar Alfred interface for opening, browsing or other actions that you like to do in Alfred.

Alfred workflow

If you continue typing text, the query will be used to filter the latest 100 entries in Trickster for files that include the query in their path or file name. This is similar to how Trickster’s own filtering works.

Alfred workflow with query

Default action for the workflow is opening the file and the Command key modifier will switch to Browsing it in Alfred, which is handy for folders.

You can download the workflow from Packal: Get Latest Files from Trickster

The workflow requires version 2.3.3 of Trickster, so please update it, if you’re using an earlier one.

Using droplets with Trickster

Did you know that you can add a droplet (such as one created by an FTP application or with AppleScript) to the Favorites sidebar and then drop files over the droplet to execute the droplet with this dropped file? With FTP droplets this will upload the file to the servers, as you’d expect.

In fact, you can add any application the Favorites sidebar and drop files over them to open them in that application.

Dropping files over folders will move them to the folders, by the way.

To add something to the Favorites sidebar, you should first see them in Trickster’s main list and then move from there. To add something to Trickster’s list you don’t have to open the file, you can even manually drag the file over the window and drop there to add it. Then drag it from the list to an empty space on the sidebar.

Here’s a short video of an FTP droplet in action:

Black Friday Sale 2014

Enjoy amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount on all Apparent Software apps!

Black Friday Sale

Until December 2, 2014, prices on all our apps are cut by 50% off the list prices displayed on the Apparent Software site, both on Mac App Store and in the store on the site!

  • Make your photos stand out with ImageFramer
  • Improve your finances with Cashculator
  • Boost your productivity with Trickster, that brings your files at your fingertips

Trickster 2.2.2 brings support to OS X 10.9.3

Mac OS X 10.9.3 update made a change to the file system, making the /Users folder hidden. This prevented Trickster from tracking any file inside the user’s home folder.

Version 2.2.2 of Trickster (released today) now allows tracking files inside hidden folders. This also allows selecting previously hidden folders, such as the <user home>/Library folder.

Direct customers should update immediately through the application, or by downloading Trickster from our Web site.`

Mac App Store customers need to wait until version 2.2.2 appears in the store or work around the issue in meantime by running the following command in Terminal:

sudo chflags nohidden /Users

Enter your administrator’s password when prompted, then press Return. The /Users folder will be visible again.

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