What’s the difference between DetectX and DetectX Swift?
Since releasing DetectX Swift back in January, a lot of people have been asking me how the new ‘Swift’ version differs from the older one, aside from requiring 10.11 or higher (the original will run on 10.7 or higher).
Well sure, it’s written in Swift — and it’s much swifter, literally, but of course there’s a lot more to it than that.
I’ve finally had a spare moment to enumerate the feature list and create a comparison chart. Although the image above is essentially the same as the one you’ll see at the link address at the moment, there’s still a bunch of features to be added as we go through development of version 1. Thus, be sure to check the latest version of the chart to get the most up-to-date info.
Of course, if you have any questions drop me a comment below, or email me either at Sqwarq or here at Applehelpwriter.
news: App Fixer 1.2 released
We’ve just released App Fixer 1.2, available for free download from here.
If you’re not familiar with this junior partner in our troubleshooting suite of apps, App Fixer does a very specific job: it returns any app you select to its default preferences and settings with the click of a button.
It’s raison d’être is largely for those apps that get themselves stuck in some unresponsive state (looking at you anything-Adobe). It also does a neat trick rescuing Safari from Adware on the side. ;).
If you’ve been using App Fixer already and you’re currently running El Capitan, we’re afraid you won’t see an update notice (the blame for that lies with Amazon AWS, but that’s another story). Just go to the App Fixer home page and download directly. We’ll be introducing an in-app updater (Sparkle) in the next release to make future updates more convenient.
news: DetectX 2 is available now
We’ve spent pretty much the whole of the summer working on this upgrade, so we’re both delighted (and not a little relieved!) to finally be able to announce the release of DetectX 2.
If you were a user of earlier versions of DetectX the most obvious change you’ll notice is the new Selector bar, and the additional functions it offers. Now, DetectX is far more than just a dedicated search tool and offers comprehensive logging, browsing and analytical tools to make troubleshooting new problems on your mac a whole lot easier.
If you’ve used the Analyser in our app FastTasks 2, you’ll recognize the new functions added to DetectX. But we’ve not just taken the Analyser straight out of FT2 and plumped it into DetectX, we’ve also made it more powerful and more convenient to use.
There’s a whole bunch of changes you can find out about from the DetectX page and from the included user guide (improved documentation is another one of the changes!). One thing that hasn’t changed: DetectX remains free for home users, so there’s nothing to stop you from trying it out. Commercial and institutional users should note that a Commercial Use licence is required. Details are in the app.
Well, now that the app is out you’d think we’d be taking a break, but we’re already working on a special release of DetectX for Snow Leopard users. We know you 10.6’ers have been left out in the cold since release 1.29, but hold tight. Some Leopardy love is coming your way real soon!
On top of that, we’re already working on new definitions to be added to the next update to make sure DetectX keeps finding all those new annoyances that keep popping up and keeping your Mac happy and responsive.
If you haven’t already, go check out the DetectX page for more info.
DisplayDroid – limited free betas available
Full details of DisplayDroid can be found here: http://sqwarq.com/displaydroid/ To get a free beta copy of the app, please register for the Community forum here: http://displaydroid.proboards.com and I will email you a beta copy of the app in the next few days.