uTime 4.1 Is Here!

uTime 4.1 is now available… For all platforms!

With the power of macOS Catalina and Catalyst framework uTime comes to the mac with all the same functionality as the iOS version! This also means whenever there is an update to uTime for iOS there will be the same update with the same (and more) features for macOS.

However, making a Catalyst app is a problem because it will only work with macOS Catalina which drops 32 bit support which is used with many legacy applications…

The way I decided to counter this is to leave uTime for macOS (Version 3) on the app store for legacy software users. However, there will not be feature updates for uTime macOS Version 3.

So why the change? A lot of reasons but the main one is continuity: being able to develop features once and then have it work accross all Apple platforms means more feature updates come quicker which is a big win.

More information on the transition can be found here: https://uappsios.com/utime-4-macos-migration-info/

uTime 4 for macOS is now called uTime Universal to match the iOS version and that it is universal throughout platforms. uTime 4 runs better on macOS than uTime 3 does and I highly recommend using it.

uTime 4 is still free and can be downloaded here

For the 4.1 update here is what is new:

  • macOS:
  •     Thanks to macOS Catalina uTime for iOS and macOS can live as one App! That means every feature that comes to iOS will come to macOS at the same time!
  •     All of the new features of uTime 4 iOS is now integrated into macOS. This includes the circular timer!
  •     The UI For iPad has been tweaked with constraints better to use macOS resizing. This is a good thing because it will also work better on a variety of screen sizes for iPad as well!
  •     Theme will change with the system theme automatically. If you have auto enabled when macOS changes theme uTime will too!
  •     uTime for Mac will still have it’s own unique icon!
  •     For those not running macOS Catalina version 3 will still remain on the Mac App Store for better compatibility but will not be updated unless crucial bug fixes are needed.
  • iOS:
  •     Made it so switching the theme system wide will change the theme on uTime (iOS 13)
  •     Fixed bug on iPad when selecting the sort by date option would flick light mode on.
  •     Fixed issue where some timers that are expired might fire notifications on launch.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy a better uTime for Mac!

uTime iOS 3.1/ macOS 3.0.5 Now Available

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Happy July! To start of Summer right( at least where I am) I have updated both iOS and macOS versions of uTime! uTime for iOS is now on version 3.1 while uTime for macOS is now on versions 3.0.5! Take a look at the changes below:

uTime 3.1 for iOS:

  •  Made it so dark mode for the iPad now is on the home screen timer list
  •  Enabling dark mode will have the dark keyboard appear when changing the timer name
  •  The return of date sorting: You can now sort timers by date on both macOS and iOS
  •  Made it so you can slide to delete timers on iPad
  •  Redesigned the launch screen
  •  Fixed an issue with memory leaking on iPad
  •  Fixed an issue on auto layout sometimes not working on the info section of the iPad

uTime 3.0.5 for macOS:

  • Sorting by date has returned to both macOS and iOS versions of uTime
  • Adjusted a timer on the back end so the app should not have issues with timer selections anymore.

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uTime 2.3 Now Available

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There is no slowing down the update train! Nearly a week after launching uTime 2.2.1 for macOS, uTime for both iOS and macOS has a brand new update!

For Mac this brings more of the functionality seen on iOS into the application (the big one being multiple timer deletion!).

For iOS a more simplified interface when dealing with the timer view!

The change-log for macOS:

What’s New:
2.3(Current):
-Made It So You Can Delete Multiple Timers!
-Hold Command and Select Timers (Leave One Remaining Though) Then Delete!
-Slight Changes To Notification Appearance (In App Notifications)
-Changed The Color Of TouchBar Labels

For iOS:

2.3(Current):
Happy New Year!
-Combined the edit and delete button in the timer view to one button
-Selecting all timers will change the button to done (There has to be one timer in the list)
-Changed the icon back to normal (Snow will remain falling for a little while though)!
-Small UI Changes

So the change-log might not be massive but there was a lot of work into getting both the iOS version and macOS version to do these things properly (otherwise multiple timer deletion for Mac would have happened at 2.0). However, I am always improving and there will be more updates to show that. Until then thank you for downloading.

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uTime macOS 2.2.1 Now Available

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Happy New Year 2017!

Happy (late) new year from uApps! To start of our 2017 we start with something small but needed. I decided to update uTime for macOS first this year (as some may have noticed as the update has been out earlier than this post). uTime 2.2.1 brings some slight improvements and removes our holiday icon. Snow however, will be staying for a few more months because it’s still cold and I like the snow falling.

The official changelog for uTime macOS 2.2.1:

Happy New Year 2017:

  • When adding a timer the change timer view will automatically appear
  • Added touch bar delete timer notification
  • Fixed the problem where the delete timer notification view would not appear…
  • Fixed issue when adding a new timer it would not directly go to it.
  • Removed Holiday Icon (Snow Remains!)

Also a quick note for those running OS X 10.10: I have decided not to release this version for that specific OS as the snow caused some problems with the layout and I cannot fully figure out why/test it in my current state. I will try and bring back support sometime soon but I recommend updating to at least OS X 10.11.

That’s it for this update I hope you enjoy and I am already working on improvements and new features for uTime both on macOS and iOS. Enjoy

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uTime 2.1 Now Available (Mac and iOS)

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There are no breaks! Just 4 days after releasing uTime 2  for macOS uTime 2.1 is out for not only Mac but for iOS as well! The official changelog for both platforms below.

2.1 macOS:

2.1 (Current):
– Got rid of the (s) in the countdown text
– uTime macOS now supports fullscreen!
– You can now make the window infinitely bigger. Enjoy!
– The Info screen is also resizable! Make it as big (or small) as you want!
– Added today button to Change Time View to quickly update the picker to the current time.
– Font changes for Change Time View.
-Added support back for OS X 10.10(Yosemite)

2.1 iOS:

2.1(Current):
– Change to the countdown time (No more (S))!
-(S) is also gone from our countdown widget!
-Added “Today” button for changeTime to get to the current time.
– Redid notifications… 2.0 butchered them for some reason.
– Made “Name Changer” change with dark mode.
– Made “Date Picker” change with dark mode.
-Made changer blur change with dark mode.
-When adding a new timer the default seconds will now be :00 (Can only be changed with uTime macOS)
-Slight UI Changes to iPad.

Also, because uTime 2 for macOS came out 4 days ago here is a link to that (or just look to the post below this)

I hope you enjoy the update and I look forward to bringing more enhancements to the future (maybe Touch Bar support?!).

uTime 2 for macOS Now Available

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You didn’t think I forgot about the Mac did you? Of course not! I am happy to announce that after a ton of development and testing uTime 2 for macOS is now available to download!

The biggest change to uTime for macOS is that I redesigned the User Interface.

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As shown above our timer view is now permanantly on the side bar of our homepage! This allows quick and easy access to all of your countdown timers. To delete a timer simply select it and hit the delete key on your keyboard! Along with this for smaller screened Macs the view can be resized to better fit your screen!

Also just as a small thing I incorporated Apple’s San Fransisco font which looks very nice throughout the entire application.

Along with this a bunch of mechanics have changed including how timers are changed (a small popover instead of just appearing) along with some color changes to our info screen.

Along with this are a lot of behind the scene changes that will make uTime macOS even better!

This update took so long because I did not want to update it without iCloud syncing working on Sierra.

The full changelog for uTime 2 for macOS:

2.0:
-New Icon to match the iOS Version – Much cleaner
-Redesigned UI:
-Home screen has a new font to make it look cleaner.
-Home screen has the list of timers always visible for easy selection
-Timers are now deleted by hitting the delete key.
-The window’s width can now be resized for smaller screens.
-Change Time/Name is now it’s own view that pops up instead of just appearing.
-Support is now bigger in order to show more information and has the same black blurr as other elements.
-Adding a timer will have the name “New macOS Timer” to reflect rebranding of OSX
-Along with the new font there are multiple changes with the way text is formatted (list and home)
-Download uTime for iOS button works now.
-Changed the order of the buttons for support as closed in the middle was a little weird.
-Fixed issue where notifications would not show up when the timer was synced with iCloud.
-Support for macOS Sierra (10.12)

And here is the updated screenshot gallery for uTime macOS!

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A Note on uTime for Mac and macOS Sierra

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Back when uTime for OS X (now refered to as macOS) first came out I wrote about how iCloud syncing did not work with macOS Sierra. Shortly after this discovery I filed a bug report with Apple and now that the official release of Sierra is upon us and the feature is still broken I thought it was time for an update on the situation.

The problem is how uTime syncs arrays between devices. Without going into complex details the feature was noted by Apple as being broken and was being looked into. They did not fix it with the release of macOS Sierra which is very disappointing as it renders uTime useless if not being used alongside an iOS device.

However, with the second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 the issue is fixed and iCloud syncs between devices yet again. What this means is that Apple has figured out the problem and the next update to macOS should solve the problem.

I appreciate the patience and I know this is a big problem but it is out of my control unless I want to change both the way the iOS app and macOS app work. If this problem wasn’t fixed with 10.12.1 then I would have probably start to have done.

Thank you for the patience and keep your eye out for macOS updates.

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