Geotagging App myTracks Offers Modern UI, Timeline, and M1 Mac Support

March 22, 2021 in Software (E)

[prMac.com] Paderborn, Germany - Independent developer, Dirk Stichling is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of myTracks 4.0, an important update to his popular and easy-to-use photo geotagging app for macOS. myTracks is the swiss-army knife macOS app for GPS tracks. Solutions for both macOS and iOS make the app an excellent solution for geotagging. Tracks can be displayed on a map, using various map types. myTracks' geo-tagging feature allows it to write GPS information into photo files (both jpg and raw).

myTracks 4.0 brings a number of new features to the app. New features include a completely redesigned user interface, a new "Time Line" feature to organize tracks, and native Apple Silicon support for Apple's M1 Mac lineup.

"For over 10 years, I've been excited to watch myTracks become exceedingly popular, as it now has thousands of users around the globe," says the developer of the myTracks app, Dirk Stichling. "The original user interface was developed back in 2008 and was due for a refresh. I redesigned the interface to be more modern, offering a similar look and feel to modern mac apps, such as Mail. I also include native support for Apple Silicon, and a new Time Line feature while I was at it."

New Features Include:
* Completely redesigned user interface offering a modern UI
* Native Apple Silicon support for Apple's new M1-powered Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro
* A new "Time Line" feature that displays all tracks hierarchically structured by year, month and day

myTracks 4.0 offers an improved user interface, providing a new look and feel for the app. The new version's modern user interface is comparable to modern Apple-designed apps, similar to the "Apple Mail," "Apple Music," "Safari," and other popular Apple Mac apps. The interface is laid out more logically, making it easier for users to organize their GPS tracks. While the modern new design is optimized for macOS Big Sur, it still works well with older versions of macOS.

myTracks no longer requires M1-based Macs to use Rosetta 2 to interpret the app's code to run on the new Apple Silicon-powered Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook mini. By compiling the myTracks code to run natively on Apple Silicon, M1 Mac users will experience improved performance on their shiny new Macs. Plus, as a Universal application, myTracks will continue to run natively on Intel-powered Macs.

In addition to allowing users to manually organize GPS tracks by creating folders, myTracks 4.0's new "Time Line" feature also displays all GPS tracks hierarchically structured by year, month and day. This makes it easier for users to manage their tracks.

As always, GPS tracks can be downloaded from various hardware GPS loggers, allowing the tracks to be organize into a library. All tracks can then be displayed on a map, using various map types. myTracks' geo-tagging feature allows it to write GPS information into photo files (both JPEG and RAW). The app offers one-click drag-and-drop geotagging of the JPEG and RAW files.

myTracks also works with the macOS "Photos" app, as well as numerous other popular photography and imaging apps, including Adobe Lightroom, GraphicConverter, and more. GPS tracks can be exported in the GPX, KML or KMZ file formats, and can be used with Google Earth.

Features Include:
* Works great with the macOS "Photos" app and other graphics apps
* Search, bookmark, and organize using the Track Library
* One-click, drag-and-drop geotagging of JPEG and RAW photo files
* Logger Assistant includes over 50 presets for downloading GPS tracks
* Import, export, and edit tracks in GPX and KML formats.
* Export in KMZ formats
* Display tracks on a variety of maps, both online and offline
* iCloud support
* Free iOS app available to track recording and syncing with the myTracks macOS app

In addition to using myTracks for macOS with dedicated GPS loggers, a free iPhone app, "myTracks - The GPS logger" to record GPS tracks is also available worldwide in the iOS App Store. Users can synchronize all of their tracks between their iOS and macOS devices via iCloud.

myTacks for macOS was originally released in late 2009, and has been available in the Mac App Store since the first day the App Store opened its virtual doors. The app has since become one of the top 5 applications in the "Travel" category in the German Mac App Store.

Device Requirements:
* macOS 10.13 or later
* macOS Big Sur compatible
* 64-bit processor
* 70.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
myTracks 4.0 is now $17.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. "myTracks - The GPS-Logger" for iOS is also available for free through the App Store. Promo Codes are available upon request to qualified members of the press.

Paderborn, Germany-based independent developer, Dirk Stichling is a one "man show" who focuses on macOS and iOS development. Currently, the focus of his development efforts is centered on the "myTracks" easy to use GPS applications for macOS and iOS. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2021 Dirk Stichling. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, macOS, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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