Tuesday, September 04, 2012
We have been delighted by the response to Cloud Mate, and are very happy to announce the immediate availability of Cloud Mate 1.1. Cloud Mate 1.1 fixes a couple of issues, and introduces some great new features.
Cloud Mate brings all of your iCloud content from all of your apps (including iOS apps) together into a single place on your Mac. Think of it as “Finder for iCloud”. Cloud Mate 1.1. has the following changes and improvements
- Support for Photo Stream
- Adds “Move to iCloud” and “Copy to iCloud” system services
- Greatly improved “known app” detection for iOS apps
- Added dynamic search
- Added a toolbar for improved discoverability of Quick Look, Reveal in Finder, New Folder and Delete actions
- Fixed an issue where the current selection was not correctly highlighted when switching between apps
- Fixed an issue where dragging a file over a folder could be “fiddly”
- Fixed an issue where known and unknown apps may not be correctly sorted
We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Cloud Mate.
When we started developing the Mac version of iExpression, together with its iCloud integration we rapidly discovered that we were often buried deep in our Library directory having to dig out files that were being sync’d or shared with iCloud. Then as Mountain Lion betas developed we found ourselves personally trying to use iCloud more and more, but kept snagging on a number of things that were just harder than you’d expect. A few examples? Print a TextEdit document, saving as PDF to the iCloud… Can’t get at it from Preview. Want to edit that Word document later on from Pages on the iPad? You have to e-mail it yourself and open it later.
Now, you can actually solve all of these problems without having to dig out your Library/Mobile Documents folder, but it always involves opening at least one application you actualy don’t want to use, and more often than not… two (drag that PDF from the Open file browser in TextEdit over into the Open file browser for Preview, or onto your desktop… and let’s not even talk about if you did it from the Mail app… good luck digging that one out!).
We decided that we needed a single place to move things into, between, and out of iCloud. So we created Cloud Mate. Just for us. Except that we are now running it on all of our machines, and getting more and more out of iCloud at the same time. We thought others might have the same problems, or even better… want the benefits of iCloud that we felt we’d unlocked with Cloud Mate.
So we’ve released it. It’s not on the Mac App store for obvious reasons, but at a special introductory price of $4.99 and purchasing managed by the well known and trusted fastspring, we hope you give it a try. It’s signed and GateKeeper friendly.
We have today release version 1.5 of the iExpression module for ExpressionEngine supporting the current iOS App and the in-development iExpression for Mac version.
This update fixes some issues that have resulted from updates to ExpressionEngine and the version of PHP required. Changes include:
- Module supports both iExpression for iOS and the upcoming version for OS X
- Resolved issues that caused warnings to be displayed in the ExpressionEngine developer log
- Resolved an issue where a warning would be reported in the PHP when updating gallery items
Just a short item in case you spot something we haven’t… we have just changed server provider and if you spot something not working, it would be great if you could let us know!
Otherwise, keep surfing!
We’ve just updated Personal Browser, our iOS web-browser supporting multiple “sand-boxed” user accounts so you don’t share what you’ve been browsing, to add a couple of features and fix some bugs.
- Multiple accounts
- iCloud history syncing (per user)
- Fixed some minor graphical issues and a few bugs