On the verge of another Apple Event (Woo!) uTime 5.2 is now available on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store.
uTime 5.2 brings a host of new features such as % of time counting (the circle now can remember what state it was at instead of constantly resetting).
uTime 5.2 also brings the iOS 14 widget to macOS on computers that will be running macOS Big Sur.
The official change-log:
Added WidgetKit to macOS 11 Big Sur! This will work in the same way the iOS 14 widget will: putting the closest timer in approximate time up to 15 minutes on your sidebar. Within 15 minutes a more precise timer will run!
MacOS Big Sur Support: uTime 5 on macOS has been compiled for BigSur!
% Of change: previously when changing timers the circular bar would reset its status. No longer! With percentage of time and our new data set we can calculate percentage of time passed from creation. This means the circular timer will not start at 0 but at how much time has actually passed from creation to now! Hooray!
Added a button in modify timer that will allow you to set the selected date to the current date and time.
Fixed a bug where selecting a timer would turn the action button title to done but not the state.
Fixed a bug on Mac and iPad where the wrong timer would get deleted when selecting the last one in the list.
Fixed a bug on Mac and iPad where the Timer would be deselected when scrolling a large list of timers but would stay marked deleted.
Small improvements to timer list screen on iPhone.
A new round of uTime 4.4.1 is now out. Called the spring cleaning update this includes:
Added a cancel button to the iPad/Mac modify Window. This will allow you to discard any changes made to a timer while using iPadOS or macOS.
Timer Table For iPhone: The table on iOS 13 will now show a gray color + checkmark to let you know it has been selected. For iOS 12 and earlier it will just be a gray color. This is a fix for checkmarks dissapearing in a long list.
Timer Table for iPad/Mac: When in edit mode and selecting a timer, the color will change to gray to let you know that it has been selected. This fixes disapearing checkmarks and text being cutoff by the mark for a cleaner approach.
Made it so the app now dynamically knows what version it’s running. This means there is less confusion on what version you actually have installed.
Fixed a bug where checkmarks would disappear if a large list is present and the user scrolls.
Cleaned up various parts of the app to make file size slightly smaller and also allow for a better running experience
uTime 4.2 is now available on the App Store for both macOS and iOS. uTime 4.2 has a lot of background changes and some front end ones too!
Here is the official change log:
When making a new timer on iPad/Mac, you will now be brought right to the modify screen to edit your newly created timer.
Fixed Issue with app crashing on launch after a background sync with iCloud
Behind the scenes update to handle app information: This will make less network calls and lead to less human error on update information
On iOS 13 when swiping down and changes have been made an action sheet will now ask you what you want to do with the changes. Saving will save your changes, discard will discard your changes, and Cancel will keep you in the modification screen.
Slide to delete a timer is back! Slide on a timer to delete it from the list!
Along with this uTime 3.1 is available for Mac bringing changes to the backend information and a new delete button as the backspace key does not work on some OS X versions.
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.
After being absent from the Apple Developer platform for 3 months I have updated uTime for macOS to version 3.0.3. The reason this update (and other updates) are taking a while is because as I am in my junior year of college I do not have as much time as I want to devote to app updates. However, there are big things in the making right now and it’s worth the wait. With that here is uTime macOS 3.0.3’s official changelog:
Happy New Year! In this update the modify timer view has been changed so when you click out of the view it saves (no more done button!)
After being somewhat absent for a lot of the Summer Season (in terms of being a college student anyways) I have pushed a small update to uTime. This update adds support for Apple’s new iPad Pro 10.5 inch. Within the update is also a fix for the “Today” widget that hasn’t been working for a few versions (sorry)!
While I’m not going to share details on what there is a lot of things in the pipeline coming. Just keep watching for it!
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
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.
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:
-New Icon to match the iOS Version – Much cleaner
-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!
uTime 1.1.1 is now being pushed to the Mac App Store! Here is the official changelog:
-Fixed issue where app would launch incorrectly (Blank Screen)
-Fixed issue where the change timer field was incorrect for the current timer.
-Removed web labels due to the fact they were causing more problems… Working on that fix… Check web support for info on the newest version.
So yes the labels have been removed except for what version running because it was producing terrible results and the fixes were more important than the labels. When I figure out the fix then I will add them back.