TunesArt did not receive any update for almost one year, but we did not give up our iTunes companion. We’re currently preparing an update, with some visible enhancements and some other invisible improvements.
First, upcoming version will be sandboxed, as requested by Apple for any update on the Mac App Store since 1st June 2012. This part was not so easy, because we needed to test all parts of our application, in order to detect possible issues. For end-user, this does not change anything except that he feels more secure 🙂
TunesArt version 1.6 will also be fully compatible with OS X Mountain Lion, as some issues are occurring with version 1.5.1 (mostly when you switch from one space to another one). In addition, all the application will be optimized for Retina display of new MacBook Pro, and that was a lot of work.
Among new features, TunesArt will be able to use the notification center found in Mountain Lion, the search window will be revamped for better performance, many UI parts will be improved and many bugs will be fixed. Arrival on the Mac App Store was not really easy because Apple asked us to remove fetching of lyrics from LyricWiki. We did not find any affordable replacement, as the cheapest solution would cost 25,000 $USD per year. We’re aware many users are disappointed about this lack of lyrics fetching, but there will be a small new feature in upcoming version (you’ll have to find it by yourself!).
We hope most users will be happy with this brand new version, so stay tuned, it’s coming very soon!