Yosemite and Karelia: We’re Ready

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Ever since Apple previewed OS X Yosemite earlier this year, we looked forward to announcing our apps are ready for Yosemite almost as much as we looked forward to Yosemite itself. Today brings us both things!

Yesterday, Apple released Yosemite along with a few goodies. (We’re all drooling over the new iMacs!) Today, we’re pleased to release updates that ensure Yosemite compatibility, and let you know all our apps are ready!

Sandvox: All summer, we worked on Sandvox to make it shine under Yosemite. While version 2.9 (released a couple of weeks ago) works fine with Yosemite, the just released version, 2.9.1, takes care of a few extra, minor issues. If you are upgrading to Yosemite, we recommend updating to Sandvox 2.9.1 as well. And why not — it’s a free update if you have any 2.x version of Sandvox already.

If you bought Sandvox from the Mac App Store, go there to get your new version. (You’ll find it in the Updates tab.) If you got it directly from Karelia, just choose “Check for Updates…” from the Sandvox menu so it can install the new version.

The Hit List: We’ve just released version 1.1.6 of The Hit List for Mac. Minor changes — the only thing you’ll probably notice is a revamped date picker — but it’s an important update for everyone, and critical if you’re running Yosemite. (Please note that we had to drop support for OS X 10.6 in this revision, so if you are still using Snow Leopard, you are fine staying with 1.1.5.)

The Hit List 1.1.6 is available for download from our own website immediately, or updating directly from the app. We have submitted 1.1.6 to the Mac App Store and expect approval in the next week or so. Check out The Hit List’s Twitter feed for the latest developments!

Tangerine, recently updated to version 1.4.2, runs just fine under Yosemite; we didn’t need any special compatibility changes. You’ll be fine moving over to Yosemite with this app.

Our biggest change for Yosemite is on our smallest app! The handy music utility “I Love Stars” needed a big face-lift, so we decided to redesign it, and rename it, for Yosemite. Version 5.0 is now called “Stars” and it’s better than ever!

Stars takes advantage of Yosemite’s gorgeous new user interface (in both regular and “dark” modes) and makes it super-easy to play and rate your iTunes tracks. Besides looking better than ever, Stars now allows you to “scrub” around in a track; it also interfaces with iTunes’ hidden half-star rating ability. Just open the preferences window from Stars for finer control of your music ratings.

Stars is available today exclusively on the Mac App Store, and exclusively for Yosemite. And it’s only $2.99. How can you pass that up?

With all our apps, we’re planning on more updates to take further advantage of Yosemite’s features and bold new look. Stay tuned!