Introducing uTime 3 for iOS

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With all of the excitement of WWDC settling I think it is a good time to show off a project that has been about a year in the making: uTime 3 for iOS.

uTime 3 for iOS took a long time because I had to completely rewrite the entire application because of how broken uTime 2 was at the end of it’s development cycle.

The result is a uTime with much more features, much less usage on system resources, and still a fantastic app for counting down to (or from) your next date.

As seen from the screenshot above the iPad version has taken heavy inspiration from the macOS version of uTime 3 and has the timer section embedded into the homescreen.

Along with that notifications have been completely redone: Instead of annoying popups throughout the app a simple banner alert will appear to show the timer has run out of time. Along with this of course timers with an older time than the current date will not fire.

On the homescreen with timers that are being counted down a minus (-) sign will be in front of the time remaining. For timers counting forward because the date has always passed a plus (+) sign will appear.

You are now also able to share your timer with any of your share sheet apps simply by pressing share. It will popup with the name of the timer along with the maximum time remaining.

Along with all of this the way to modify timers has been redone. On the iPhone now there is a completely new view that will appear giving you information on the timer you are modifying and the same ability to modify the timer as you please as before. With the iPad this is presented as a popover view so you can still see the homscreen and information about the timer you are editing:

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uTime 3 for iOS Modification Screen (iPhone)

With all of these updates and being rewritten the app should run more smoothly than ever before and bring a better user experience than ever before.

With uTime 3 some things have been removed: Sorting timers by date have been removed due to the fact it did not work well syncing between devices. This feature will be returning in a future update. Also uTime today widget has been disabled because for some reason when I rewrote the app, Apple blockaded my access to iCloud in the today section so I have to rethink how that is done as well. This will also be returning in a future update.

There are a lot of things to look forward too especially with the addition of Siri shortcuts for app developers. I will be hard at work providing updates not only to uTime but a variety of uApps applications to get them up to date.

uTime 3 will be live on the App Store this week and I hope everyone enjoys this huge update.

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uTime macOS 3.0.3 Now Available

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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:

3.0.3:

  • 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!)
  • We have updated our webpage! The new address is https://uappsios.com however https://apples-genius will be working for the next year.
  • Made it so the snow is no longer falling (welcome back battery life)
  • Fixed an issue with MacBook Pro’s with Touch Bar where the labels would be clipping weirdly…

Thank you to all for all your patience. Big things are coming!

Download uTime for macOS | Download uTime for iOS

uTime (iOS) 2.3.2 Now Available

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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!

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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

Download uTime macOS | Download uTime iOS

Happy Holidays From uApps

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It’s the holiday season and as traditon holds it I update all uApps applications to have snow falling throughout the cold weather months. The tradition remains this year with EVERY uApps application getting a holiday update. Enjoy the holidays everyone.

However, uTime gets a little more than just snow falling so I want to highlight them both specifically.

uTime 2.2 macOS:

-Added a holiday icon!
-Added snow falling throughout the App!
-Added support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar!
-You can now easily add and delete timers with the Touch Bar!
– Touch Bar changes depending on what you are doing within the app.
-Added the ability to sort timers by date!
-When a timer is deleted a window will appear briefly to alert you of deletion.
-If extra loading time is needed on startup the UI will reflect this

and of course uTime 2.2 for iOS:

– Added choice to sort by date
– UI Changes for iPad
– Fixed error on iPad where there was no indication of the countdown date

So macOS gets a little more love but getting the timers to sort by date proved more difficult than I originally thought. Either way these are going to be the last updates of the year so I hope you all enjoy them and the holiday!

Happy Holiday,

~Matthew Jagiela (uApps Head)~

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?!).