July 1, 2012 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Ann Arbor, Michigan - WBC has released updates to four more of our applications: iDupe, MoveTunes, DevonSync, and Osiris. Each of these applications has been code signed for Gatekeeper support on OS X Mountain Lion.
iDupe is an intelligent duplicate remover for iTunes. MoveTunes allows selective moving of iTunes music among volumes while retaining metadata. DevonSync allows synching additions and changes to DEVONthink Pro databases over a local network. Osiris is an auto-poster for the usenet newsreaders Thoth and MT-NewsWatcher.
Other than the code signing, significant revisions were made to DevonSync. Since MobileMe has been discontinued by Apple, support for MobileMe synching has been removed, and so DevonSync now works with local networking only. Reliance on the OS X system keychain has been completely replaced by blowfish encryption for passwords, meaning that full support for Lion and higher is now in place at long last.
These releases continue our first round of updates for OS X Mountain Lion. OmniGrowl and Cast Away have already been updated. CaliBrate and ThinkArch updates will follow in July.
Rather than make each of our applications fully "at home" with Mountain Lion one by one, we have decided to focus first on Gatekeeper and basic compatibility in a first round of updates, and then fine tune them in a second update round. Since it has long been difficult to continue supporting Tiger and Leopard and PPC Macs, this first update round will be the last to do so for many of our applications. In the planned second round, we will unfortunately need to require OS X Snow Leopard and thus Intel macs for some of our products. When possible, we will continue to build for those older systems, but can no longer offer support for them.
Despite the major effort (and new expenses) required to update many our products for Mountain Lion, we have decided not to charge any upgrade fees. However, we gratefully accept additional donations from our loyal customers! Please use the donate button on the right if you wish to do so. Those who have paid in the past and also donate now will receive special consideration in the event that we decide to charge upgrade fees in the coming months.
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wooden Brain Concepts has been making Mac software for well over 10 years. Its popular products include OmniGrowl (which provides practical notifications through Growl), iDupe (a tool for removing iTunes duplicates intelligently), Cast Away (a utility to customize podcast management and auto-playback on a per-podcast basis), and CaliBrate (a tool to batch process iCal events). Wooden Brain Concepts believes in affordable software and the true principle of shareware. Copyright (C) 2011 Wooden Brain Concepts All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.