App Wrapper 4.1 released for macOS 11: 40 New Features and Improvements

February 1, 2021 in OS X Development (E)

[prMac.com] Hengchun, Taiwan - Ohanaware Co., Ltd. are very proud to announce the immediate release of App Wrapper 4.1, an important feature update to their popular premium post-build processor for the macOS. This release adds features which will help even more developers prepare their Mac apps for Apple App Store Submission and Website Distribution.

Since 2011 Ohanaware have been developing their premium post-build processor, aiding developers to process their applications for Apple's App Store and Apple's Notarization process. Version 4.0 is the fourth re-write of the product, taking everything that Ohanaware have learned in the last 9 years and re-employing that knowledge to create a modern, more assistive, more discoverable, more capable and importantly, more expandable product for todays post-build requirements.

New Features of App Wrapper 4.1:
* Auto adds the required Hardened Runtime entitlements for Xojo apps that use XojoScript
* Auto adds the required Hardened Runtime entitlements for Electron Apps
* Added a warning when creating Installers on Big Sur for apps that are compatible with 10.11 or older
* Option to specify how App Wrapper should handle nested executables entitlements
* Resetting the application's permissions are now ON by default (disabled in Advanced Options)
* Explicitly tells code signing API which certificate to use, opposed to giving it the certificate name
* Processing, now auto adds missing LSHandlerRank keys
* Processing, now auto adds missing Package Type keys
* More Options button under the code signing heading of the sidebar
* Option to enable force signing of non-executables in the MacOS folder
* Added the option to add or remove Quarantine from apps and packages
* Checking, highlights missing bundle structure keys
* Checking, highlights Exported UTIs without a Description
* Checking, suggests missing LSHandlerRank keys
* Checking, suggests missing LSContentTypes from Exported UTIs
* Right click menu to the app info in the sidebar
* Can specify which version of the App Wrapper engine is used for scripts
* Help links, which will show pages in App Wrapper's help
* View Info.plist to the right click menu in app info
* Icon Editor, List View, Add sizes from dropped image now appends to current icon
* Disables most animations when Accessibility: Reduce Motion is enabled
* Added More Privacy Usage options
* Now provides notifications when tasks are complete

Bugs Fixed in version 4.1:
* Contact Ohanaware on the Help menu no longer freezes the app on Arm Macs
* Progress, Action button is now right aligned with window
* Scripting, log command now supports "~"
* Checking, now validates binary plist files
* Signing, Ignores iPhone certificates
* Reading source code versions from a Mach-O Binary
* Destination pane, Invalid entry icons now lock to the right hand side of the window
* Fixed Big Sur from showing 2 files when only dragging one
* Fixed a bug where disable executable memory protection wasn't showing in the UI
* No longer zooms highlighted icons in the splash screen, fixing some animation issues
* Reminders Usage string is not correctly restored in the AW GUI
* Destination folder now correctly resizes

Improvements in version 4.1:
* Flipped the order of the source code version number
* Scripting Page to handle Xojo 2020r2.1 scripting mechanism
* Icon Editor, List View, Add sizes from dropped image uses BS Style dialog buttons
* Improved the automatic nested executable entitlement handling
* No longer animates the movement of controls on the splash screen when it is resizing

App Wrapper 4.1 was built with Xojo 2020r1.2 in conjunction with the Ohanaware App Kit, and wrapped with App Wrapper 4.1.

System Compatibility
* macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.15 Catalina or macOS 11.0 Big Sur
* 8GB of RAM
* 50MB of disk space
* Xcode 10 or newer

### Pricing and Availability;
App Wrapper 4.1 is available today from the Ohanaware Website. App Wrapper 4.1 offers a no-obligation 14 Day trial. The RRP of App Wrapper 4.1 is $49.99 (USD) for a single user 1-Year Update Plan. Customers with a valid Update Plan can upgrade to App Wrapper 4.1 with no additional cost. Customers with expired Update Plans can extend their plans for $39.99 (USD). Ohanaware currently uses FastSpring to handle payments on the Ohanaware website.

Since 2006, Joy Sha & Sam Rowlands have been building top ten, award winning apps. Their most notable applications include Funtastic Photos, which set the benchmark for modern photo editing. HDRtist & HDRtist Pro which has over 100,000 users world wide. App Wrapper, which is the #1 third party product to help developers prepare their apps for the App Store. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2006-2021 Ohanaware Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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