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Karelia’s Mac Apps Ready for High Sierra

It's here, and we're ready too! Sandvox, The Hit List, and Stars — our Mac apps are all good to go with High Sierra.

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On Monday Apple released the latest version of macOS: High Sierra, and we've worked to ensure our apps are ready for it:

  • The Hit List has been updated to version 1.1.30 to resolve compatiblity issues and fix a couple of bugs which had crept in.
  • Sandvox version 2.10.10 was already High Sierra compatible.
  • Stars has also been updated to version 5.1 for improved compatibility with High Sierra, iTunes 12.7, and Apple Music. Get it from the Mac App Store.

Your apps can be updated with the built-in “Sparkle” mechanism if you got them directly from us, or through the Mac App Store.

That’s it for now. Happy upgrading!

The Hit List 2.6 for iOS Released

Now that iOS 11 is released, we’re happy to announce that The Hit List is ready for it. Yesterday we've released version 2.6, with the following changes:

  • Tweaked home screen layout for easier access to creating lists and searching
  • Spotlight search for tasks
  • iOS 11 compatibility improvements
  • Folders can be deleted without having to first delete all their contents
  • Fixed issue where trying to create a new tag on iPad would create a list instead

The main thing you'll notice is search is now a little more prominently featured. There are buttons conveniently in reach at the bottom of the screen for starting a search, and for creating new lists/folders/tags.

But most importantly, The Hit List is now integrated with Spotlight. What does this mean? On any home screen of your phone, you can swipe downwards to bring up a search field. Type in there and iOS searches the web, your contacts etc., and now your tasks!

Say you remember making a note of something related to your electricity bill, but not sure which app that was in? Spotlight will search them all and ta-da, yep it was The Hit List you used for that. Tap it and the app will launch so you can see/edit the full details and check it off.

And of course, as hinted at the top, this version of The Hit List is ready to go for iOS 11. We've squashed some compatibility bugs and now it's in tip-top shape. iOS 11 also introduces some exciting features to the platform and we look forward to being able to adopt some of them soon and bring you even greater power to your workflow.

So if you haven't already, head over to the App Store and grab yourself the latest update. As always, we appreciate any reviews you post there.

Karelia’s Mac Apps Ready for Sierra

Sandvox. The Hit List. Tangerine!. Stars. If you are ready for Sierra, these apps are ready for you!

If you are using Sierra, you should have no problem using the latest version of our Mac apps:

  • Sandvox has just been updated to version 2.10.8. This solves some Sierra-specific issues related to publishing and document language choice, along with some other issues. If you got Sandvox from the Mac App Store, be sure to use the store’s update mechanism to install this new version.
  • The Hit List is at version 1.1.26 and works just great.
  • Tangerine! is still helping you build custom playlists at version 1.4.3a.
  • Stars continues to help you rate your iTunes songs at version 5.0.2. Get it from the Mac App Store.

Your apps can be updated with the built-in “Sparkle” mechanism if you got them directly from us, or through the Mac App Store.

Thanks for using our apps!

The Hit List, ready for iOS 10

Today Apple is releasing iOS 10. It will probably be available by the time you read this!

We’ve recently updated The Hit List for iPhone & iPad to version 2.5.6, to be ready for iOS 10. Grab it from the app store while its hot!


Mac apps updated for security fix

Last week, the Internet was abuzz with the discovery that it was theoretically possible for Mac applications that used the Sparkle updating mechanism to be compromised.

To make sure that this doesn’t happen to any of Karelia’s applications on the Mac, we have issued updates to our product line to use HTTPS so that future updates are secure. (We have also updated to newer versions of Sparkle, which was required in order for the release notes to be visible over the secure connection.)

If you are using copies of Sandvox, The Hit List, or Tangerine! that you downloaded from Karelia (and not the Mac app store), you will want to update to the newest versions: 2.10.4, 1.1.19, and 1.4.3a respectively. You can use the built-in (Sparkle) updating mechanism, or if you want to be extra-cautious, you are welcome to download the new updates directly and replace them manually — just visit the product pages (linked above) to download a fresh copy.