It often feels good to be a Mac user and Mac developer around this time of the year. But this year made all the difference. I was very much surprised that all of my wishes for the MacBook Pro were realized — it’s almost too good to be true!
I waited really long, skipped all the models with the bad keyboard, and replaced my 2012 MBP with a MacBook Air early this summer. I needed something that was able to run Big Sur to address all its specialties. Now it’s quite difficult to justify buying the MBP: the Air is already the fastest computer I’ve ever used. Anyway, I’m just happy that there is a future for the Mac
Today, I’ve released Mp3tag for Mac v1.3 and I want to take the opportunity to outline some of the changes for you:
It was not particularly difficult to support the new macOS this time — mainly because I’m relying on many standard user-interface elements in Mp3tag. I’m happy about some resolved issues in macOS Monterey that were also affecting Mp3tag and I’m crossing fingers that no new ones appear. If you’re a Shortcuts-aficionado, I’d love to hear about your envisioned use-cases for using Mp3tag from Shortcuts.
Your custom action groups and action categories are now also available as dedicated menu items from the main menu and the toolbar button. If you see yourself performing repetitive tasks again and again (like copying one field to another or removing fields you don’t need), please do yourself a favor and check out Mp3tag’s action feature. It’s like Apple Shortcuts in Mp3tag — or so
This is something I’m very happy about! I’ve spent some time in Sweden this summer and practiced speaking — sometimes to the amusement of everyone involved. I’m learning Swedish via Duolingo for quite some time now, but it’s still not good enough to have done this translation myself. Andy reached out to me and translated everything to Svenska in a blast and even cross-checked with the existing localization of the Windows version. Tack så mycket!
I’ve also worked on many more fixes and other changes that don’t make it into dedicated mentions in this newsletter. However, if you’re interested, you can inspect them all via the Mp3tag for Mac changelog. If something is unclear or sparks your interest, please don’t hesitate to ask.
If you’re not yet using Mp3tag for Mac, you can always get the 7-day trial version — only days you’re using the app are counted.
Thank you for reading, your interest, and your support.
Enjoy and take care