Saturday, November 23, 2013

iDupe & MoveTunes Updates Support Mavericks, Fix Bugs

WBC today released compatibility and bug fix updates for two more of our applications: iDupe and MoveTunes.

iDupe is an intelligent duplicates remover for iTunes. MoveTunes allows selective moving of iTunes music among volumes while retaining metadata such as ratings, artwork, and playlists.

The updates fix minor issues with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, thus certifying them for use on Apple's latest, and first non-cat, OS. Our Mavericks compatibility chart has been updated accordingly. All of our major products are now fully compatible.

In addition, these updates fix a few known bugs introduced with iTunes 11. The most significant of these involves preserving artwork when removing duplicates in iTunes (using iDupe) or adding moved tracks back to iTunes (using MoveTunes). For details on the bug fixes and other changes, please see the iDupe version history and the MoveTunes version history.

Finally, please note that we will be on holiday from November 24 through December 4, 2013. Please understand if any support inquiries are delayed during this period.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CaliBrate Supports Mavericks

Wooden Brain Concepts today released an update to CaliBrate which makes it compatible with OS X Mavericks.

CaliBrate allows you to search for and batch process multiple events in Calendar or iCal. With it, you can remove duplicate events, shift them in time, change titles or notes all at once, move them between calendars, and much more.

Mavericks introduced one major known problem that caused Calendar to hang when CaliBrate attempted to copy or move events between calendars.

The problem is caused by a new bug in Mavericks, which makes it impossible to set exceptions to a recurrence rule on a new event without causing Calendar to hang. Unfortunately at this time there is no known work around for this bug, which we have reported to Apple.

Consequently, until Apple fixes this bug, CaliBrate (when used on OS X 10.9+) will make no attempt to set exceptions to recurrence rules when creating new events. This means, for example, that if you have an event that repeats every Monday except certain, specific dates, when CaliBrate copies that event to another calendar, the copy will repeat every Monday without exceptions.

CaliBrate now also explains this situation in the info box before performing a copy or move action.

Please see the version history for details. Please also see the limitations section under CaliBrate's about tab.

Friday, November 1, 2013

OmniGrowl Update Actually Fixes Trial Limitation

Wooden Brain Concepts today released an update to OmniGrowl which really, truly, fixes the trial expiry at launch bug.

Unregistered users were seeing a trial expired message immediately after launching OmniGrowl. The intent is for OmniGrowl to be fully functional for 6 hours of use per launch, regardless of whether it is registered or not.

Last week we released a Mavericks compatibility update that we thought had also fixed that bug. It turns out that OmniGrowl was still evaluating trial expiration relative to the application build time, not the launch time. It was a silly error on our part. This should now truly be fixed and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact us if this still occurs on your system.

As usual, please refer to the version history for details.