Today we are releasing version 3.0.11 of Codebook for macOS. This is mostly a maintenance release but includes several minor feature enhancements, one new feature, and an important change in the minimum version of OS X we support. First a quick list of the changes, discussion of the more important ones follows.
Changes in this version:
- Adds new Edit shortcut button to Secret Agent entry view
- Adds keyboard shortcut ⌘ E to Secret Agent’s new Edit button
- Fixes Remove Entry toolbar button validation
- Corrects Edit Entry button validation
- Preserves record selection after Sync completes
- Fixes crash on launch when backup URL preference is missing
- New first-time setup experience offering data restore via Sync
- Ends support for OS X 10.8 and 10.9
Sometimes we find ourselves needing to create or change a password and we automatically trigger the Secret Agent keyboard shortcut only to realize as soon as it comes up that it currently can’t help us with this. The Edit button on the entry view displays the Main Window, looks up the entry, and puts the interface in edit mode. If the Main Window is locked simply login and the process continues.
The new first-time setup experience may sound like it doesn’t apply to you, a long time and valued customer, but sometimes we need to install Codebook fresh or on a new Mac. The new setup feature provides the option of restoring your data during setup, which is quite handy.
Minimum OS Version
This version of Codebook for Mac doesn’t support macOS versions below 10.10 Yosemite. For the new first-time setup feature and other adjustments we’ve made since 3.0.9 we started using APIs that were introduced in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which we’d been holding off on for a couple of years now. With macOS 10.12 Sierra on the horizon (in beta now, release expected in September), and the availability of older versions in the App Store, we think it’s time for us to begin the transition. Our plan from here on out is to support the current version (10.11 El Capitan), the last version (10.10 Yosemite), and the next version (10.12 Sierra).
For customers who bought Codebook from us directly and are on 10.8 and 10.9 we’ll be making available a link to download version 3.0.9; like our Mac App Store customers they won’t be cut off or prevented from using the app now that we’ve released version 3.0.11.