Word Counter Pro and Raw Dog XML Viewer Now Support the Touch Bar on the New MacBook Pro

Word Counter Pro and Raw Dog XML Viewer both support the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. The screenshots below were taken on a Mac that does not have a Touch Bar, however, you can see a visual representation of what the Touch Bar will look like while running these apps via the Touch Bar simulator.

Word Counter Pro Mac app screenshot with touch bar simulator showing. Word Counter Pro now supports the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.

Raw Dog XML Viewer Mac app screenshot showing touch bar simulator. Raw Dog XML Viewer now supports the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.

Black Friday Deals: Mac Apps on Sale

We are running discounts for some of our apps for macOS for Black Friday. Refer to the chart below to see what’s currently on sale:

App: Regular Price Discounted Price End Date
File Cabinet Pro $29.99 $4.99 11/27/16
Word Counter Pro $5.99 $0.99 11/27/16
PDF Image Xtractor $4.99 $0.99 11/27/16
Desktop Ghost Pro $3.99 $0.99 11/27/16
Easy Image Reflection 2 $3.99 $0.99 11/27/16
Brick City Solitaire $0.99 FREE 11/27/16
Current Directory Window for Terminal $0.99 FREE 11/27/16
Visual Attributed String $5.99 $0.99 11/27/16

Black Friday Came Early: get Current Directory Window for Terminal for macOS for Free!

Current Directory Window for Terminal Mac App Icon

Current Directory Window for Terminal has been released on the App Tyrant Store. Current Directory Window for Terminal allows you to launch a Terminal window or Terminal tab from Finder with the current working directory set to the directory that is currently being displayed in Finder.

Best of all the app is currently free for everybody for Black Friday! You can get your copy of the application here.

Current Directory Window for Terminal main window screenshot.
Current Directory Window for Terminal Mac app screenshot of Finder context menu.
Current Directory Window for Terminal Mac App Screenshot Finder toolbar pull down button.

File Cabinet Pro Version 3.5 Adds Support for the Touch Bar on the New MacBook Pro

File Cabinet Pro version 3.5 has been released for macOS. This update adds support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.

If you have a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, you will be able to take the following actions in File Cabinet Pro from the Touch Bar:

  • Show or hide the sidebar.
  • Navigate to previously viewed folders using the “Go Forward” and “Go Backward” buttons.
  • Quicklook selected files.
  • Share selected files via Sharing extensions.
  • Tag selected files.
  • Create a new directory.
  • Move selected files to the trash.
  • Show a Get Info panel for selected files.
  • Switch to Icon View, Column View, or List View.

Check out the video below to see some of what you can do with the Touch Bar and File Cabinet Pro (via the Touch Bar simulator). Also note that File Cabinet Pro’s Touch Bar can be customized.

File Cabinet Pro's Touch Bar customization menu.
You can customize File Cabinet Pro’s Touch Bar by adding or removing items.

Quick Tutorial: How to Open a Folder Alias Directly in File Cabinet Pro

Note: Following this tutorial is only necessary if you purchased the Mac App Store version of File Cabinet Pro. If you purchased File Cabinet Pro from AppTyrant.com, opening a folder alias will automatically work.

If you purchased File Cabinet Pro from the Mac App Store, you may have noticed that you cannot open a folder alias directly within the app. If you double click an alias folder in File Cabinet Pro, it will say “Empty Folder” in the window even if the directory is not empty. It would be reasonable to assume that this is a bug in File Cabinet Pro; it is not.

So why does this happen?
This happens because Apple requires all apps sold on the Mac App Store to be sandboxed. The sandbox, as of macOS 10.12.1, prevents an application from accessing the contents of a folder alias; this behavior may or may not be a bug in macOS (that is for Apple to decide).

If you want to workaround this restriction, follow the steps below:
1) Launch File Cabinet Pro and bring up the app’s main window.
2) Open a document using one of File Cabinet Pro’s built-in document editors so the application’s menubar shows up.
3) In File Cabinet Pro’s menubar, click on the “Help” menu and then select the “Grant Permission for Alias Folders” menu item to bring up an open panel.
4) In the open panel select a directory to grant File Cabinet Pro permission to access the contents of that directory. After you select a directory, File Cabinet Pro will be able to open a folder alias if the original folder the alias points to resides within the directory you chose in the open panel. If you want to grant the app permission to open folder aliases for folders anywhere on your Mac, choose your hard disk (typically named “Macintosh HD”) in the open panel.

File Cabinet Pro open document to show the app's menubar.
Open a document to show File Cabinet Pro’s menubar and select “Grant Permission for Alias Folders.”

You only have to do the above steps once.

File Cabinet Pro Version 3.3.3 Released

File Cabinet Mac App Icon

           

File Cabinet Pro version 3.3.3 has been released for macOS.

What’s New?

-You can now change the default view type on application launch in Settings.
-You can now use the Control+Command+1 keyboard shortcut to arrange files by name.
-You can now use the Control+Command+5 keyboard shortcut to arrange files by modified date.
-You can now use the Control+Command+8 keyboard shortcut to arrange files by date created.


File Cabinet Pro Mac screenshot showing arrange files pulldown button menu.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot showing default view type control in settings window.