This week’s issue kicks off with Adam Engst figuring out how to restart automated posting of TidBITS headlines to Twitter after WordPress was forced to pull that feature by Twitter’s exorbitant pricing changes. As a bonus, you can now follow TidBITS on Mastodon, too! After that, Adam turns his attention to explaining why he uses Mimestream, a Gmail-specific email app for the Mac that has emerged from a multi-year public beta with its 1.0 release. Finally, Apple says it’s shutting down My Photo Stream soon. Notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 14.6.6, Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.6, Mellel 5.1.4, SoundSource 5.6, Fantastical 3.7.14 and Cardhop 2.2.7, and Final Cut Pro 10.6.6, Compressor 4.6.4, and Motion 5.6.4.
After Twitter put a $42,000-per-month API fee for enterprises into effect, the WordPress Jetpack service dropped its Twitter connections, ending automatic posting of TidBITS articles on Twitter. Curious if he could sort out a free replacement, Adam Engst dug around and pieced one together.
The Gmail-specific email app Mimestream has emerged from a multi-year public beta with a 1.0 version that’s familiar, fast, and fluid. Adam Engst explains why he has chosen Mimestream as his preferred email client.
Maintenance release with fixes for reported issues. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.2 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)
Addresses a crash that occurs on older Macs using the Open Core Legacy Patcher. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.3 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Addresses various EPUB issues. ($49 new, free update, 107 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Adds a new AUSoundIsolation effect for isolating voice from background audio. ($39 new, free update, 29 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the calendar and contact management apps. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 69.2/31.3 MB, macOS 11+)
Updates for Apple's three professional video apps with a blend of new features, improvements, and bug fixes. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 12.6+)