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Add new themes in TunesArt

One of our best-seller app is TunesArt, designed to add great features to iTunes and Spotify (and soon ‘Music’ app in macOS Catalina). Among those features, you can display a beautiful album artwork on your desktop. By default, TunesArt is shipped with 8 different themes to fit your needs and desires.

But maybe you did not know that you can add new themes to TunesArt? We offer 7 extra themes to download on our themes page. Most of these themes have been created by users we’d like to thank warmly. Krista has recently created a new theme, called “Scotch Tape Art” and it looks gorgeous! Visit her Devianart to discover more content.

To install a new theme, visit our TunesArt Themes page, download the zip file, double-click to unzip and then double-click on the ‘coverStyle’ file to install it. You can also try to create your first theme by reading the official documentation.

TunesArt is available as a Free Download with a 15 days trial period, so give it try!
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Preparing for macOS Catalina

Few weeks ago, Apple announced the new version of macOS coming this fall: Catalina. Since 2014, Apple names macOS after California locations and version 10.15 refers to Santa Catalina Island, located just 35 kilometers off the Southern California coast.

Catalina will offer some neat features:

  • New Music, TV and podcasts apps, replacing iTunes
  • Improved Notes and Reminders apps
  • Sidecar lets you extend your workspace by using your iPad as a second display
  • Screen Time is giving you greater insight into how you’re spending your time

And behind the scenes, macOS Catalina will come with enhanced security features to better protect macOS against tampering, help ensure that the apps you use are safe, and give you greater control over access to your data. This is what impacts our apps most.

We immediately started to test and adapt all ours apps to be fully compatible with Catalina when it will be released. New security features affect many functions in our apps, because you’re now requested to give new permissions in Catalina: accessing files in your Documents, Desktop and iCloud folders, capturing keyboard activity or a photo/video of your screen. For example, taking screenshots for the first time with our app Displays will pop-up a system dialog asking your permission to take screenshots. We’ve also reworked some functions to avoid unnecessary permission dialogs.

Our iTunes & Spotify companion, TunesArt, offers a different challenge: iTunes is not available anymore on macOS Catalina. But don’t worry, the new Music app is quite similar to iTunes and we’ve successfully adapted TunesArt to it.

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Black Friday discounts

To celebrate Thanksgiving, along with Apple Black Friday, Jibapps is proud to offer huge discounts on the Mac App Store. The one-day Jibapps shopping event 2012 is Friday, November 23.

Tomorrow, you’ll be able to buy TrashMe or TunesArt at the lowest price :

Optimizing our apps for Retina display

One month ago, Apple unveiled a new model of Macbook Pro with Retina display. Default resolution on the Macbook Pro Retina is 1440×960 but LCD panel has an actual resolution of 2880×1800. This is quite revolutionary as most users will not see any pixels on this sort of display panel, as for latest iPhone and iPad.

However, most applications need to be optimized for this new sort of display, otherwise some GUI elements may appear pixelated or blurry. We’ve started to optimize our apps to support this new Retina technology. Expect new releases in a few weeks.

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