Migrating outside the App Store

Today, we took the decision to start selling our apps by ourselves.

When Apple opened their App Store for the Mac in 2011, we immediately decided to sell our apps on it. TunesArt was the first app on the store, and TrashMe just after. In may 2016, we launched a third app on the Mac App Store: Displays.

The Mac App Store is a great way to discover new apps. For users, it also means a centralised place to buy, manage and install their apps. However, nothing has been really easy! Before releasing TunesArt on the Mac App Store, we submitted dozen of versions to Apple: all rejected. We removed two features (automatic download of lyrics and iPod scrobbling) to conform to Apple rules. Same happened with TrashMe: on the App Store, an app can’t offer a feature requesting admin password. That was a major issue, as the purpose of TrashMe is to uninstall apps and clean your Mac, which means sometimes requesting admin password.

For Displays, the situation is a bit different: Apple changed something in their API designed to manage resolutions. That means that Displays can’t manage Retina resolutions anymore on macOS Sierra… at least not with the official way. You need to know that there are public and private APIs. When you change your screen resolution, Apple is using a private API, and not the public API exposed to all developers. And guess what? Using private APIs is strictly forbidden on the Mac App Store, so we have no choice: leaving the Mac App Store is the only solution.

That does not mean we’re removing all our apps from the Mac App Store. Only Displays is leaving the store today, our other apps will be shortly available both on the Mac App Store and our webstore. For people having bought Displays on the Mac App Store, we’re offering a free licence key to migrate outside the Mac App Store.

Visit our webstore to buy ours apps.

TrashMe 2.1.15 with Touch Bar and TouchID

We’ve just released a new version 2.1.15 of our uninstaller TrashMe for macOS with some new features and bug fixes. The update is available on the Mac App Store and is recommended for everyone.

First, we’ve implemented preliminary support for the Touch Bar introduced with latest MacBook Pro. This Touch Bar at the top of your keyboard adapts to what you’re doing and gives you intuitive shortcuts and app controls when you need them. With this version 2.1.15 of TrashMe, you can easily navigate through different parts of the app and perform some actions. For sure, we’ll improve Touch Bar support in next release.

Among other new features, you’ll find the ability to use TouchID to protect your favorite apps data. With MacBook Pro late 2016, Apple introduced their famous TouchID, a fingerprint reader used to unlock your Mac and make purchases. When available, we use TouchID instead of asking you to create a password.

Last, we’ve added a crash logs option in “Delete caches” tool, in order to easily remove all reports created by apps when they crash. We’ve also improved general usability, updated localizations and fixed some bugs reported by our fellow users.

More information: TrashMe page | Youtube channel
 

TrashMe updated to version 2.1.14

Today, we’re pleased to release a new version 2.1.14 of our uninstaller TrashMe for macOS. The update is available on the Mac App Store and is recommended for everyone.

With this version, we wanted to update the user interface a little bit: flatter interface, redesigned icons, revamped subcategories for ‘locations’ and ‘tools’. We added the ability to delete any entry in history (instead of whole entries only) and you can search for files up to 2 GB in junk files section. We also fixed several bugs reported by users and we improved macOS Sierra (10.12) support.

For a limited time, you can buy TrashMe with a 25% discount!

More information: TrashMe page | Youtube channel

Displays updated to version 1.3

One month after its launch on the Mac App Store, we’re releasing a new version 1.3 for our app Displays, a powerful monitors manager for OS X. This update is available through the Mac App Store.


We drastically improved the screenshot feature. First, you can now choose the default location and filename of screenshots. By default, Displays will always ask where to save the screenshot, but this behavior can be changed in Preferences. Second, we implemented full support for Dropbox and CloudApp services: after taking a screenshot, you can upload it automatically and the link will be copied to the pasteboard. In Displays Preferences, you can choose to be asked before uploading the screenshot and you can play a sound and show notification when upload is done. We’ll add other services in future releases.

We also improved other parts of the app. When you’re using the “Hide desktop icons” feature, all your desktop functions are disabled, which sometimes can be frustrating. So, drag and drop is now supported on your desktop even if you’re hiding desktop icons. When drag occurs, the desktop is revealed and when you drop the file, your desktop icons are hidden again. Last, the mouse pointer highlighter can now distinguish between left and right click (different color).

More information: Displays page | Release notes

TrashMe 2.1.13 released

Today, we’re pleased to release a new version 2.1.13 of our uninstaller TrashMe for Mac OS X. The update is available on the Mac App Store and is recommended for everyone as it fixes a crash occurring on some configuration when listing apps. This version also improves performance and overall stability of the app. We’re tracking every bug reported by user, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you noticed an issue.

More information: TrashMe page | Youtube channel

AirPlay support in Displays 1.2.1

We’ve just updated Displays to version 1.2.1, available on the Mac App Store. Displays is our new app for OS X to manage all monitors attached to your Mac, with features like easy resolution change, Picture in Picture, Night mode or Virtual laser pointer.

In this new version, we’ve added full support for AirPlay monitors. You can use all Displays features with your AirPlay monitor, especially our Picture in Picture mode which lets you watching what’s going on another monitor. Note that your AirPlay monitor could be identified as “Unknown” in our app (we’re still working on a better way to identify AirPlay monitors).

Apart from bugs fixes and general performance improvements, we’ve also added a dark theme for our app. When OS X is switched to Dark mode, our app Displays will automatically use its dark theme, instead of the normal appearance.

Don’t forget to watch our screencasts on our Youtube channel!

New update 1.2 for Displays

We’ve just released a major update for Displays, our new app to manage monitors. This version 1.2 comes with a lot of new features and fixes bugs reported by users. And now, Displays speaks Italian too.

Displays : set new resolution for Mac OS X, virtual laser pointer, picture in pictureHide your desktop icons
When doing presentations or demos, you don’t really want to show the mess on your desktop to your audience, isn’t it? Now Displays can quickly hide all icons sitting on your desktop, on all screens. Use a custom keyboard shortcut or use the appropriate icon in Displays toolbar.

Take screenshots
No need to open the Grab tool of OS X! You can now take screenshot of the desired screen. There are two settings available in Preferences: take screenshot after a countdown of 3 seconds, and capture mouse pointer.

Reduce blue light
Night mode does have a new setting to reduce blue light emitted by your monitor, which is known as a potent suppressor of melatonin.

Improved Picture in Picture
Picture in Picture (PiP) is a cool feature to show a Mac OS X screen in another screen. PiP windows can now be freely resized, without any quality loss. We’ve also added two new user settings to define window opacity and stream quality (up to 60 fps).

Other new features
A Test Card can be displayed on any screen to help you in monitor calibration.
You can show resolution aspect ratio in main list.

Full changelog is available here.

Displays can be purchased on the Mac App Store for 5.99$.
More information: Displays page | Youtube channel

Displays 1.1 is now available

We’ve just released the first update for Displays, our monitors manager for Mac OS X. Displays 1.1 is now available on the Mac App Store as a free update. It’s recommended for all users, as we fixed several bugs.

We also added some new features. As requested by users, you can now hide resolutions you don’t want to see in main menu (go to Labels tab in Preferences). Last, we added some settings for PiP windows to manage position and level. Read full changelog here.

We’d like to thank all our first users for their enthusiasm and their great support. Anybody can suggest new features and ideas thanks to our contact page. New features will be added in upcoming release, so stay tuned!

Displays can be downloaded on the Mac App Store for 2.99$ (special launch price).
More information: Displays page | Youtube channel

Displays is our new app to manage your monitors

Today, we’re very pleased to announce the release of our new app “Displays” for Mac OSX. Displays is a toolbox to manage your monitors: you can easily set any resolution for your main or secondary monitor, even those usually hidden in OSX. Every resolution can be customized with your own label. Displays supports many customizable keyboard shortcuts, notifications, screen rotation and even shows information about all your monitors (serial number, graphic card in use…).

But what makes Displays different is other very useful features:
– Enable night mode to rest your eyes (switch to OSX Dark mode, lower screen brightness…)
– Use a virtual mouse pointer highlighter for your presentations
– Show another display with ‘Picture-in-Picture’ mode

To celebrate the launch of Displays, you can buy it on the Mac App Store at a special discount price of 2.99$.
More information: Displays page | Youtube Channel

Celebrating 6 years of TrashMe

In April 2010, we were launching our best-seller app, TrashMe, a powerful uninstaller for Mac. And one year later, TrashMe was available on the brand new Mac App Store launched by Apple.

We’ve constantly updated TrashMe during those 6 years. Many users contacted us to suggest new features and report bugs and we’d like to thank all of them. In the past few weeks, TrashMe development was focused on reliability: dozens of bugs have been fixed and we’ve improved search algorithm. But, we also added some nice features (get warning when your Trash is oversized, automatically close TrashMe after uninstallation, search for orphans…).

To say “Happy Birthday TrashMe”, we’re offering today a new release 2.1.12, available on the Mac App Store. And as a bonus, TrashMe is 50% off for a limited time. Enjoy!

TrahsMe is only 3.99 US$, available on the Mac App Store (limited-time offer).

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