Post-DevMate updates

December 2019

With DevMate sunsetting in little over a week I’ve issued an update for every app that included the DevMate SDK.

🎧 Relax 1.2

Besides removing the DevMate SDK I’ve also included support for pausing Music.app in macOS Catalina. 👌

You’ll notice that I’ve updated the App Store screenshots as well. I liked the eye piercing background color of the original images, but I think this is a little more appealing. 😅

New Relax App Store screenshot After

New Relax App Store screenshot Before

📹 Pipvid 2.0.1

Like Timeless this updates switches the update mechanism from the DevMate SDK to just Sparkle’s update mechanism. Updates are hosted at Microsoft’s AppCenter, for now.

🕔 Timeless 0.9.8

This is getting very close to its initial 1.0 release!

🎨 Carbonize 1.2.9

I’ve included an Internet Access Policy to every app that accesses remote resources. With an IAP apps like Little Snitch can display a meaningful message when asking you to allow or block an app’s request to fetch an online resource.

Carbonize benefits from this because it requires access to carbon.now.sh. The message that a firewall like Little Snitch displays reflects that now.

All current apps work with macOS Catalina

October 2019

Apple chose today to release macOS 10.15 Catalina. The latest major update to the Mac operating system. 🥳

I’ve been testing Denied, Carbonize, Relax, Pipvid and Timeless with every new beta since they came available and I’m happy to report they all work fine.

Upgrading

You’ll get a notification about the update at some point. If you want to upgrade early, open System Preferences and select System Update.

A screenshot of the Catalina upgrade dialog

After a moment or two you’ll get the option to Upgrade Now.

Denied

iTunes has been replaced by separate apps for music, podcasts, TV and books. All very appropriately named after the media they expose. I’ve added support for Music.app in Denied v1.7.

Song skipping through all filters works perfectly. There’s an unfixed bug in Music that prevents Denied from grabbing the track information when the app first launches and before Music was set to play, pause, skip to the next or previous track. This is mainly cosmetic. I’m confident Apple will address the issue in a future update to Catalina.

A screenshot showing Denied and Music.app on Catalina

Pipvid

QuickTime gained a built-in picture-in-picture mode in macOS 10.15. I’ve been on the fence about removing my custom solution, now there’s a native implementation.

For the moment I’ve decided to stay with the custom feature I built specifically for Pipvid. The main reason being that my solution allows me to enable and disable picture-in-picture by simply resizing the player window. I love that feature myself.

The new pip-button in QuickTime is easily accessible to those who prefer the native variant.

I’m working on a hybrid solution that could make the best of both options. That’s not quite ready yet.

Others

Carbonize, Relax and Timeless work exactly like they did on macOS Mojave. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much on Catalina as you did on Mojave. 😄

Have fun exploring the new features!

Carbonize v1.2.8 is out now

October 2019

The team behind Carbon has been acquired by FOSSA a few days ago. That’s great news for them and for Carbon!

It also means that updates to the web based tool are coming out even fast than before. Most just add features to Carbonize, some alter the UI and require an update from my end.

I’ve released version 1.2.8 a few days ago to accommodate the changes Carbon made in version 4.3.0. It’s now available for download from the Mac App Store. Enjoy!

Carbonize v1.2.7 is out now

September 2019

Carbonize version 1.2.7 is now available for download.

The update contains a fix for the update carbon.now.sh shipped earlier this week. In the update they moved a button, which in turn made Carbonize hide the wrong interface element. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this caused.

To prevent this issue in the future, I’d like to ship an offline version of the underlying Carbon editor with Carbonize. This would allow you to use Carbonize fully offline and make sure an update to the Carbon website won’t break Carbonize.

I’m close to getting this to work, but it’s not quite ready yet. 🤞

Carbonize price update

June 2019

Like Denied and Relax in the previous update, Carbonize will be a paid-upfront app from now on. My top priority is making sure my business becomes sustainable (again). A constant revenue stream means I get to work on updates and release new apps. Denied and Relax seem to do a little better right now, adding Carbonize to the list feels obvious.

To smooth over the transition you can get Carbonize at a 50% discount until June 8th.

I’m not there yet though, so I’m leaving the option to donate intact. If you got Carbonize before the price update, maybe have an extra look at the Tip Jar. It’s much appreciated. 🙂

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter if you have any questions, or just to say hi.

A new toolbar appears in Carbonize v1.2

March 2019

In the latest update Carbonize gets a pretty significant graphical overhaul. With the new toolbar comes a dedicated Export button that allows you to choose between exporting through the Floating Windows you’re familiar with, or a standard Save Panel.

A screenshot of the new Export menu in Carbonize v1.2

I’ve also added a Share button that allows you to quickly import the images in apps that you use often.

Finally, there’s a new Release Notes window that will update you on all the changes that were made. It’s shown the first time you launch an update.

You can get the update from the Mac App Store.

Carbonize v1.1 adds instant exports

February 2019

Carbonize v1.1 introduces a new rendering method that greatly reduces export time and improves compatibility with features available on carbon.now.sh.

  • You can now instantly export images, even when you’re offline.
  • Custom themes are fully supported,
  • as are image backgrounds.
  • Emoji work as expected.

You can get the update from the Mac App Store.

Introducing Carbonize

February 2019

A screenshot of the main window of Carbonize

Carbonize generates beautiful images from your source code. Ready to share.

You can get Carbonize today!

Convenient 🍹

Just a single click is all it takes to generate an image like the one on the below.

An image generated by Carbonize

To get your snippet in Carbonize you can select it, then…

  • Drag it onto Carbonize’s Dock icon.
  • Use the Services menu availble in most text editors.
  • Paste it into Carbonize’s editor manually.

A desktop screenshot showing you can drag code onto the Dock icon

Customizable 🎨

Use the editor to customize your images. Pretty much anything can be tweaked.

Change the font, background color, spacing, theme etc.

Your settings are saved between sessions. 💾

All credits for this go to Dawn Labs. 🙌

Built on top of Dawn Labs’ amazing Carbon project 💪

Carbonize uses Carbon for its terrific editor and adds native integration with macOS to support drag-and-drop and easy snippet imports.

Screenshot of carbon.now.sh running in Safari

Danger Cove and Carbonize are not associated with Dawn Labs in any way.

Free software 🌴

Relax is free to use. Consider using the Tip Jar in the app to support its development.

Get Carbonize for free.

A screensot of Carbonize's tip jar screen

Press 🌐

More information, screenshots and icons are available in the Press Kit. Get the Press Kit here.