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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
While 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.
Together 3.3 for Mac is now available. This version updates Together for OS X Yosemite and includes Handoff support for Together for Mac and Together for iPad and iPhone using the same iCloud library, along with a redesigned tag browser, improved previews and other minor improvements.
OS X Yosemite
Together has been extensively updated to take advantage of the new design of OS X Yosemite, with scrolled content blurred behind the window title bar and tabs, translucent sidebars, new icons for the toolbar, groups and preferences and some redesigned previews. The Shelf now has light and dark themes, which will automatically match the System Preferences setting for dark menus and Dock, but can be overridden in Together’s Shelf preferences.
Together for Mac now uses the same streamlined design for the tag browser as Together for iPad and iPhone to show tag bundles, labels and ratings. Also, it’s now possible to create and edit labels directly in the tag browser and create tag bundles from selected tags.
iCloud and Handoff
In the Mac App Store version, iCloud support has been updated to work properly with iCloud Drive (which you can safely enable on iOS now that OS X Yosemite is released). Together can also use Handoff to immediately continue viewing the current item on another device with the same iCloud library open, whether that’s an iPad, iPhone or another Mac. On iOS, Handoff is available in Together 1.1.1 or later, which is available on the App Store now.
Together 3.3 also includes some other tweaks and fixes. See the Together Release Notes page for a full list of changes.
Together 3.3 requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later. This is a free upgrade for all Together 3.x users. A full copy is $49.99 and an upgrade from version 2.x is $24.99 (not available on the Mac App Store), with a 15-day trial available for download from this site. The Mac App Store version is required to work with iCloud and Together for iPad and iPhone, which is available for $9.99 on the App Store.
Following the launch of Together for iOS, the price of Together on the Mac App Store was reduced to $19.99 for four weeks as a way for people who’ve not yet upgraded to Together 3 to upgrade for the same cost as an upgrade, and for those who wanted to move from the direct version to the Mac App Store version to make the transition more affordably.
The Mac App Store version of Together is required to work with Together for iOS, as only apps sold through Mac App Store can use iCloud.
This half-price offer lasts until Friday, August 22. The related offer to supply free copies on the Mac App Store to anyone who purchased Together for Mac in the four months prior to the release of Together for iOS (from March 23, 2014 onwards) will continue beyond that time.
I previously offered Together half price on the Mac App Store following the release of Together 3 for the same reasons.
This is the last time I will run this offer for Together 3 on the Mac App Store and exceptions cannot be made on an individual basis, so if the offer is of interest to you, I recommend you take advantage of it now.