As of this coming weekend, a new small version (1.1) of OmmWriter is available to all Mac users. In short, this version is mostly a technical improvement sprinkled with a couple of smaller feature elaborations that we thought might be helpful to you as we keep moving forward. Here’s a quick-view with explanations.
I — Main improvements
** OmmWriter is ready for the Retina screen:
The previous version hit a snag on the Retina. The artwork has now been updated to look good again on high-resolution screens.
** OmmWriter has a character counter:
Bridging a small gap and adding very little distraction, the word counter now has a new friend. Simply click on the number in the word count feature on your screen to switch between word and character.
** OmmWriter has an improved automatic backup feature:
When we first built OmmWriter, it had a emergency backup feature to help with unexpected crashes. To make good use of what started, we improved this behind the scenes helper. Every two minutes, OmmWriter now checks what you put in the text box and saves the changes in individual backup files. The backup files are saved and managed automatically unless you decide to delete any files manually. OmmWriter saves 60 files and names them from OmmWriterBackup0.omm to OmmWriterBackup59.omm where OmmWriterBackup0.omm is always the very latest backup that’s been made. If no files are deleted manually before this number of files has been reached, the oldest file, OmmWriterBackup59.omm, will be deleted automatically. You can access these files by moving you cursor to the top of your OmmWriter screen and find the hidden menu. Here you select File and Show Backups.
II — Other improvements and changes
** OmmWriter is compatible with the latest version of Growl.
** OmmWriter has smoother Chromotherapy backgrounds.
** OmmWriter now works better with Mountain Lion dictation.
** OmmWriter has been tweaked in a long list of ways:
Behind the scenes we’ve made things run, slightly but still, smoother both for you and for us in the future.
** OmmWriter offers animated font only on the regular Mac screens:
On the new high resolution Retina screens the animated font has become a regular font that looks the same as before but without the animation feature.
III — Thank you all
That’s it this time around. You’ve sent us lots of feedback for quite a long time now. We’ve read every single email and collected pieces from Twitter and Facebook, and all of it has gone into our users suggestions list. We want to use our resources smartly in a way that still serves you. The app world changes quickly, and keeping our eye on the future, the changes made are the ones that have made the most sense at this point in time.
We’re happy with this step, and are looking ahead into the future of OmmWriter.
Feedback is welcome as always. Happy writing!
Ivin and The OmmWriter Crew
NOTE ON THE DOWNLOAD FOR WEBSITE VERSION USERS
If you’ve gotten OmmWriter from our website, an email will be sent to the email address you provided when you first registered for OmmWriter. The emails are going out this week so it should be with you by the end of this week. Please double check your spam folder just in case.
Scenario 1 – If you by the end of the week have still not received an email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help from there. If you’re emailing us about missing update emails and you are a Dana II user who wants the update for Dana II, please include your license information in the email you send us. If you don’t have the original license email, then go to the hidden top menu in OmmWriter, locate the license option, and paste the info you have there into the email. To activate the hidden menu in OmmWriter, move your cursor to the top of the screen.
Scenario 2 — If you have already received an email and are finding no link to the download the Dana II version, please go to the top of the email message and find any options to “Download/Display images in email”.