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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re glad to announce the release of Trickster version 2.2, both direct on our site and on the Mac App Store.
The most important change (though not visible) is that Trickster is now sandboxed. For us it means that we can now issue new updates on the Mac App Store. The last release there was a very old version 2.0.1.
The direct version is also sandboxed to make both version similar.
Trickster now requires Max OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) because sandboxing support in 10.7 wasn’t adequate for Trickster’s needs.
This version also brings Finder tags support on 10.9 in custom filters, so you can now base your filter of tag matching.
Here are the full release notes, compared to version 2.1.1:
Sandboxing. Trickster is now totally sandboxed, including the direct version.
What you need to know:
Launching this version should migrate your database into the container.
The application should ask you to re-add all the folders that you watch. It should show a dialog which lists all these folders that you had there in the list to help you add them again. This should only happen once.
Trickster now requires 10.8. Sandboxing on 10.7 is not good enough for Trickster.
Tags support in Mavericks. It’s now possible to create filters based on tags. The filter editor now has a sixth button on the bottom to access the tags filtering. The filter will accept files whose filters contain any of the strings that you enter there. This means that a filter that has two tag entries — “Work” and “Ball” — will match files that have tags such as “Workout”, “Football”, “homework” or “Job”. Just kidding about “Job.”
If current view doesn’t contain any files (search or filter), it’ll show a message inside the list area, instead of showing an empty area
Trickster will ask for permissions to access the address book when you click on “subscribe to newsletter”
Trickster will show a popover on first launch to explain where to find the File Tracker Settings
Fix the display of compact mode on 10.9 (the path wasn’t hidden and garbled the display)
Energy efficiency should be improved when there are no files to add/remove/update in the list
Today we’ve released Cashculator version 1.3.3 both on the Mac App Store and direct on our site.
This update fixes the scenario sidebar not showing for some users on Mavericks. In addition, it improves the look of the bottom bar on the Income and Expenses screen.
There are more fixes, which are mainly not seen by users. Cashculator should be faster. It also now requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. Mac OS X 10.6 is no longer supported in version 1.3.3. As Apple goes forward with their OS releases, so do we.
If you’re using the direct version of Cashculator, you can update from the Cashculator menu. You can also download the new version manually.
Ever since we acquired Socialite from Realmac Software in December 2010, we have been planning on releasing a faster, more stable version 2. Months of work had gone into making Socialite 1 better. Then we shifted our focus to the development of Socialite 2. Since then, including some unsuccessful attempts, we’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars into its development and months of our time.
In June 2012 Twitter announced API changes and made it clear that traditional Twitter clients, such as Socialite, should not be developed. Some of these new rules made developing Twitter support in Socialite 2 impossible, so after much deliberations, we had decided to stop the development of Socialite 2, but to continue the support of the current version of Socialite.
Since then, keeping Socialite users in mind, we have tried to find a buyer for Socialite. A buyer that could give it a new home, invigorate it and create a new roadmap. But our efforts have been in vain. No such buyer was found, and we decided to continue supporting Socialite in its current form, mainly for its users’ sake.
Recent end-of-life of Google Reader was the last nail in the coffin of Socialite, as without it Socialite loses much of its appeal.
The increasing amount of work that updating Socialite required, prevented us from giving proper attention to the development of our other applications and stopped us from creating new exciting applications. At the same time, declining sales and lack of a feasible roadmap made little sense to invest even more resources into Socialite.
Following these developments, we regretfully have to announce the end-of-life of Socialite application starting today. We are deeply sorry that Socialite came to this bitter end, and we understand the frustration of loyal Socialite users. We did our best to make it work, but to all things there is a beginning and an end, and this is the end of Socialite. Hopefully, it will also be a beginning of something else.
What will change:
We will stop selling Socialite both on our website and on the Mac App Store
We will not release new versions of Socialite
We will not keep Socialite up-to-date with API changes of supported services, so going forward some services may stop working
We will not provide technical support to Socialite starting November 2013
Users who have purchased Socialite from our website starting June 1st 2013 are entitled to a refund. Contact us at http://support.apparentsoft.com/ and we will process your refund immediately. Unfortunately, Apple does not let us provide refunds to customers who purchased Socialite from Mac App Store.