I just published an update for PopDo that fixes some reported issues related to the use of NSPopover for the main window. The thing with NSPopover is that it wasn’t really made for opening from an NSStatusItem in the menu bar. I had considered moving the implementation from the popover to a normal window for some time, but finally decided to do it after a bug report from a user that collected several issues related to the use of the popover.
MacOS Big Sur has arrived and it has a new style for table views. This new style makes rows taller and also adds some space to each row, insetting them. While you may like your app to adopt this look for most of your tables, it is possible that some tables look odd when insetted. There is a new style attribute you can apply both in IB and in code, which by default is set to automatic.
Creating a to-do entry doesn’t have to be a burden. PopDo makes it really easy and quick to do just that. It only takes pressing a shortcut to bring up QuickTask, typing the to-do title and pressing return. The newly created to-do now lives in the default list. You can add a reminder to the to-do by typing a textual representation of date and time, and assign the to-do item to a particular list by using the #MyList (hashtag) specifier.
PopDo 1.4.2 is now available on the Mac App Store for update. This patch improves general usability by allowing lists to be reordered by drag & dropping them above or below other lists and automatically selecting a task when the title or notes fields gain focus. Quick Task now supports flagging by appending !! to the task entry. There are a couple minor UI issues fixed too. All the details are available in the release notes.
PopDo 1.4.1 is now available in the Mac App Store. This patch mainly fixes a UI bug that occurred under certain conditions when deleting a task. Also the user manual is now presented by the Help Viewer, a custom integrated PDF viewer specifically built to show manuals. Previously PopDo would call the system to open the PDF file in the default viewer, which is not ideal. As always, you can purchase PopDo directly or download a free trial.
PopDo has been release to the Mac App Store. It should be available for update in a few hours. This new release features Quick Task, a small window similar to Spotlight Search that allows easy creation of tasks, including setting a reminder and assigning the task to a list: There are several improvements, such as a task counter in place of the menubar icon, task title colorization when the task is overdue, a new sort option to show overdue tasks on top of other tasks in the list, plus other UI improvements.
This release introduces several changes and fixes: Expanding Date Picker The reminder date picker now expands to show a graphical calendar picker, which makes it easier to select dates. Before PopDo 1.3, the date picker was the standard, which only lets you numerically enter dates by month/day/year. Now you can pick the date directly from the calendar. Natural Language Analyzer PopDo 1.3 now includes a natural language analyzer for extracting dates from task titles.
This release fixes some minor bugs in the UI: A small delay that occurred when clicking the notes field or the reminder date field. Now each row is “click-through”. An issue in the “Sort By” popup list where the popup saved the selected item but did not recall it when opening the main window. Some other minor UI bugs. If there are no other reported bugs, this shall be the last 1.
This release fixes a couple of minor UI issues and improves the memory use while idle. There are still some outstanding bugs left to fix; those will be fixed by version 1.0.2: A slight delay occurs when clicking on the notes field or the reminder date field. The Today filter shows only tasks due today and not also tasks due in the past. The "Sort By” selector remembers the choice but doesn’t recall it when opening the main window again.