All apps updated for macOS 13.0 Ventura
This is the first update to be released in 2021 🥳! It resolves a few bugs on macOS Big Sur and adds native support for Apple Silicon.
After trying Timeless, Denied, Carbonize, Relax and Pipvid with the first macOS 11 beta, I’ve discovered they’re all working fine!
New releases tend to introduce (security) features that I need to comply with, but the first beta at least seems to be fully compatible. 👍
Here’s a screenshot of the apps running on the new OS. Notice the huge change in design.
I stick to default UI elements for most of my apps in anticipation of an event like this; every app immediately looks right at home with the new look. Apart for Denied, which could use with some rounded corners. 😅
Pipvid v2020.2 adds a Global Keyboard Shortcut ⌨️ that allows you to toggle it off and on with the press of a button!
This makes is very easy to switch VLC and QuickTime in and out of PiP-mode. It litteraly takes less than a second.
It’s not as sophisticated or innovative as the resize trigger, but it’s so convenient. It’s made me use Pipvid even more. 👌
You can get Pipvid on Gumroad!
With DevMate sunsetting in little over a week I’ve issued an update for every app that included the DevMate SDK.
Besides removing the DevMate SDK I’ve also included support for pausing Music.app in macOS Catalina. 👌
You’ll notice that I’ve updated the App Store screenshots as well. I liked the eye piercing background color of the original images, but I think this is a little more appealing. 😅
Like Timeless this updates switches the update mechanism from the DevMate SDK to just Sparkle’s update mechanism. Updates are hosted at Microsoft’s AppCenter, for now.
This is getting very close to its initial 1.0 release!
I’ve included an Internet Access Policy to every app that accesses remote resources. With an IAP apps like Little Snitch can display a meaningful message when asking you to allow or block an app’s request to fetch an online resource.
Carbonize benefits from this because it requires access to carbon.now.sh. The message that a firewall like Little Snitch displays reflects that now.
This is a huge release, with a whole bunch of invisible and some visible changes! 🚀
Most notably the entire underlying window detection and pip-toggling mechanism has been rewritten. It’s more reliable and easier to expand in the future.
Secondly Pipvid now supports QuickTime 10.5’s native Picture-in-Picture mode on macOS Catalina. I’m personally still a fan of Pipvid’s more relaxed implementation. If you enable the option however, Pipvid will just trigger the native Picture-in-Picture Agent window when you resize a QuickTime window.
This release also supports managing the built-in PiP Agent window that apps like Safari and QuickTime use. Currently it allows you to snap out of Picture-in-Picture mode by enlarging the window beyond the trigger width that you’ve set in Pipvid.
If you’re a Pipvid user, some defaults have changed. Read on to see if you need to adjust your preferences.
Apple chose today to release macOS 10.15 Catalina. The latest major update to the Mac operating system. 🥳
I’ve been testing Denied, Carbonize, Relax, Pipvid and Timeless with every new beta since they came available and I’m happy to report they all work fine.
You’ll get a notification about the update at some point. If you want to upgrade early, open System Preferences and select System Update.
After a moment or two you’ll get the option to Upgrade Now.
iTunes has been replaced by separate apps for music, podcasts, TV and books. All very appropriately named after the media they expose. I’ve added support for Music.app in Denied v1.7.
Song skipping through all filters works perfectly. There’s an unfixed bug in Music that prevents Denied from grabbing the track information when the app first launches and before Music was set to play, pause, skip to the next or previous track. This is mainly cosmetic. I’m confident Apple will address the issue in a future update to Catalina.
QuickTime gained a built-in picture-in-picture mode in macOS 10.15. I’ve been on the fence about removing my custom solution, now there’s a native implementation.
For the moment I’ve decided to stay with the custom feature I built specifically for Pipvid. The main reason being that my solution allows me to enable and disable picture-in-picture by simply resizing the player window. I love that feature myself.
The new pip-button in QuickTime is easily accessible to those who prefer the native variant.
I’m working on a hybrid solution that could make the best of both options. That’s not quite ready yet.
Carbonize, Relax and Timeless work exactly like they did on macOS Mojave. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much on Catalina as you did on Mojave. 😄
Have fun exploring the new features!
Pipvid version 1.2 is now available for download. You can also get it by checking for updates in the app.
The update contains some bug fixes and a rewritten license window. I’ve actually ported over the new license window from Timeless to Pipvid, making it easier to share updates across all my apps.
Want to try the new license window? Buy Pipvid today. 😉
Pipvid v1.1 was just released! 🚀
This update adds a brand new feature: it allows you to specify the maximum window size up to which Pipvid should manage it.
Using this setting means you can keep Pipvid turned on, use the player window as normal when it takes up a certain part of the screen, then shrink it down and Pipvid will automatically snap it into the corner. It’s size based automatic picture-on-picture mode. 👌
With Pipvid both VLC and QuickTime gain a picture-in-picture mode. Ideal for watching videos in the corner of your screen while you work on something else.
Pipvid automatically enables float-on-top for the player window and can optionally ensure the window video remains visible on every Space. The window snaps to any corner, of any screen attached to your Mac.
You can try Pipvid for free for 10 minutes at a time. Once you’re convinced, you can purchase a license through Gumroad.