Together for iPad and iPhone 1.3

September 22nd, 2015 by Steve Harris

Together for iPad and iPhone 1.3 is released today with support for new features in iOS 9, improved Share extension and previews along with other fixes and improvements.

Multitasking on iPad with iOS 9

Together 1.3 will work with Split View and Slide Over on supported iPad models running iOS 9 that allows you to see two apps at once. How Together looks depends on its size, so when it’s narrow, such as in Slide Over, it will work like the iPhone app and when wider it’ll look like the iPad app in portrait mode with a sidebar that appears when you tap the button in the navigation bar. The same changes make it possible to show the sidebar in landscape mode on iPhone 6 Plus.

Together 1.3 for iPad and iPhone

Improved Share Extension

The Share extension has been improved to handle more than just web links, with new support for photos and videos and text that gets saved as notes, making it more convenient to add these things to the current Together library from within other apps.

Improved Rich Text Documents

When using stationery, you no longer need to choose between Rich Text (RTF) and Rich Text & Attachments (RTFD). Instead, you create a Rich Text file and it’s converted to an RTFD file if you add an attachment, such as an image. Together for Mac 3.4.7 includes the same functionality and both versions have now dropped the separate Rich Text & Attachments stationery.

And more…

Items you view will now be indexed by iOS 9’s systemwide Spotlight for searching. Previewing bookmarks on iOS 9 uses a new Safari view, which features many of the features of Safari, such as reader mode, autofill and content blockers. There are also improvements for working with encrypted files, a consolidation of the way some features work across both iPad and iPhone, plus various other minor fixes and improvements. See the release notes for a full list of changes.

Together for iPad and iPhone requires iOS 8.4 or later, is a free upgrade for all existing users and is priced at $9.99 from the App Store.

Feeder 3.0 Now Available

July 16th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Feeder Icon Feeder 3.0 is now available with a brand new look, thumbnails and previews in the list, Markdown editing and autosave. Feeder’s library and feeds can now be shared with cloud services such as iCloud Drive and Dropbox, and feeds can be shared with others in a self-contained format that preserves all the publishing settings.

Over the last 10 years, Feeder has proven itself to be one of the best ways to publish RSS feeds and podcasts, and Feeder 3 improves on this in every way, but does so in a way that feels completely familiar.

Feeder 3 Screenshot

New Look

More than just a makeover, Feeder 3’s new design makes finding items and working with your feeds far smoother. The list now shows thumbnails and textual previews for each item for quicker visual identification. Switching between the feed, its items and settings is now easier and designed such that the sidebar can be hidden, saving on space if you only have one or two feeds. Every icon has been redesigned to look just right on today’s OS X.

Improved Editing

The editor also has a new look, and items can be written in Markdown, which will be converted to HTML in the feed, and extends to all editing features where appropriate, such as the Insert Link and Insert Image panels. Like all modern OS X apps, the editor now autosaves, but doesn’t commit those changes to the feed itself until you are ready. Autosave also means Feeder can restore its state, so windows you had open when the app was last quit will reappear when it’s opened again, with all your changes intact.

Share Libraries in the Cloud

It’s now possible to share Feeder’s library with cloud services such as iCloud Drive and Dropbox by placing the library folder in the appropriate location, thanks to a new library format — there is a new Move Library command in the Feeder menu to do that for you. Feeder automatically updates as soon as it detects a change has been made.

Self-Contained Feeds

In addition, Feeder can now save feeds in a self-contained format that contains both the content and settings required to publish it. This makes it easy to send a feed that you’ve already set up to someone else without needing to share your entire library or help them set up publishing from scratch. As with shared libraries, these contain everything apart from your passwords, which are kept securely in your Keychain.


Feeder now shows progress in the Publish toolbar button, and clicking this will show more detailed progress in a popover. When a library is being shared with many Macs, only one will publish scheduled feeds, and you can choose which in Feeder’s preferences. It’s now also possible to run an AppleScript, Automator workflow or Unix shell script after publishing has completed to perform additional tasks.

And Much More…

Find and replace all links in a feed, see servers, ping services and blogs together in the new Servers window, and Quick Look previews for attached enclosure files are just some of the many other things in this version.

Just about every part of the app has been tweaked and refined, including the things you don’t see. OS X has moved at a blistering pace over the last few years, Feeder 3 not only brings the app up to date on the surface, but also under the hood to take advantage of Apple’s latest innovations and lay a solid foundation for the future.

See the release notes for a full list of changes and some useful information about them.


Feeder 3 costs $49.99 for new customers, $24.99 for those upgrading from Feeder 2 and is available exclusively from Reinvented Software. Free upgrades are available for anyone who purchased Feeder 2 after the release of OS X Yosemite on October 16, 2014, regardless of whether they purchased the app through the Mac App Store or directly from Reinvented Software.

Feeder requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. A fully-featured 15-day trial is available to download and try out the new features. Your Feeder 2 library will be preserved should you decide not to upgrade.

With this release, I have decided to stop offering Feeder for sale on the Mac App Store, so can offer the same upgrade deal to all customers, along with the fastest updates and best service I can possibly provide.

Chrome Extension for Together

April 14th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Matt Howell has created a Chrome extension for Together, built on Together’s bookmarklets to import web pages as PDFs, bookmarks or web archives.

Together Chrome Extension screenshot

You can download the extension from the GitHub project page.

Poster and Photos for OS X

April 9th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Now that Apple has released Photos for OS X, it seems a good time to mention that Poster 1.4 and later can work with it to send your photos and videos to Flickr, SmugMug and Facebook (including Facebook pages you administer) using its Share extension.

Post to Poster used in Photos for OS X

Back when OS X Yosemite was released, Poster’s export plugins for iPhoto and Aperture stopped working, causing some upset for Poster users. Apple had previously announced those apps were discontinued and did not add support for Yosemite’s Share extensions to them.

As a brand new app, Photos fully utilises Share extensions. If you have Poster installed, “Post with Poster” will appear in the list of services when you click the Share button. If you don’t see it, click More to enable Post with Poster in System Preferences. Poster’s extension lets you choose an account, then sends the photos to Poster for you to work on as normal.

Together 3.4 for Mac and 1.2 for iPad and iPhone

February 17th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Together IconTogether 3.4 for Mac is now available. This version includes a Share extension for importing URLs from Safari and other apps, adds a Markdown preview, new library management features, more changes to ensure the app looks good on OS X Yosemite, plus other new features and improvements. Together 1.2 for iPad and iPhone is also available today featuring a new Share extension, visual tweaks and a number of other improvements.

Share Extension

Together for Mac now includes a Share extension for importing URLs from Safari. Appearing as “Add to Together” when you click the Share button, the extension can tell Together to import the URL as a bookmark, web archive or web PDF. The default choice matches the “Web Links” setting in Together’s Import preferences.

Markdown Preview

When editing a plain text file in Together for Mac you can now choose Preview > Show Markdown Preview from the menu to show an HTML preview generated from the Markdown in the file. This preview can be fully customised in the Plain Text section Together’s Previews preferences to enable / disable extensions, change the fonts used or specify a custom CSS stylesheet for complete control.

Library Management

There is a new Manage Libraries panel that can be used to open, reveal or remove libraries, including removing and rebuilding iCloud libraries in the Mac App Store version. Choose File > Library > Manage Libraries to see that.

There is also a new “Trash Missing Files” option in that File > Library menu. This can be used to search the library for any folders or items whose original items are missing and move them to the library’s trash, useful or anyone who links to files that may have gone missing or who’s changed the files in Together’s library folder in the Finder rather than the app itself.

User Interface and Usability

More changes have been made to make Together for Mac look at home on OS X Yosemite, including labels with tightly rounded corners, similar changes to various custom controls, tabs that are always visible when the app is full screen, updated document icons for Together’s own file formats and fixes for various other issues that appeared as a consequence of changes in Yosemite.

Other changes include clarification about what the old “Remove” commands do, such as whether that will move a file or folder to the Trash, preserving the selected item after cancelling a search, the ability to go to a specific page when viewing PDFs and more. See the Release Notes for a full list of changes.

Together 1.2 for iPad and iPhone

Together for iOS IconWhile many of the changes above are intended to bring Together for Mac in line with Together for iPad and iPhone and OS X Yosemite, version 1.2 of Together for iPad and iPhone is also available on the App Store today, and includes a Share extension, matching visual tweaks for labels and Yosemite-like tags, plus a number of other improvements.


Together 3.4 is a free upgrade for all Together 3 users. A full license is $49.99 and an upgrade from version 2.x is $24.99 when purchasing Together from this site. A 15-day trial is available for download from this site that can be converted into a full version by purchasing a registration code, but due to Apple’s restrictions, iCloud features are only available in the Mac App Store version.