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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Feb 6, 2015 at 08:46 PM


For me that’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that it will require OS 10.10, which I am not too eager to use, frankly.

Franz Grieser wrote:
Ulysses 2.0 will be a free update:
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Posted by Paul Korm
Feb 6, 2015 at 10:32 PM


I’m not a fan of 10.10 (the garish icon colors and ugly UI changes, mainly) but FWIW, 10.10.2 has been stable without any obvious OS issues.  Only a few things died (PTH Pasteboard, for example) but by now most developers have caught up with Yosemite.

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
For me that’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that it will
>require OS 10.10, which I am not too eager to use, frankly.
> >Franz Grieser wrote:
>Ulysses 2.0 will be a free update:


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Feb 6, 2015 at 11:10 PM


Thanks, Paul. Always good to get a report from one of our crew here. I’ll probably have to bite the bullet and upgrade.

Steve Z.


Posted by Franz Grieser
Feb 7, 2015 at 09:01 AM


No problems here with Yosemite on a Mac Mini and a Macbook Pro 2009. Though, in my eyes Yosemite is the most ugly Mac OS X so far.



Posted by MadaboutDana
Feb 8, 2015 at 12:25 PM


I confess I quite like Yosemite. Some of the decisions are baffling (like the change of the ‘green button’ function), but it’s a pleasant environment. Although the convergence with the super-simple look of Windows 8 is definitely amusing. Designers. The more they try to be unique, the more they conform to trends. It must be some kind of Zeitgeist thing. Speaking of which, we’ve finally followed the Zeitgeist in the new look of our website - positively embarrassing (viewable at http://www.wordgym.com; comments - even rude ones - welcome!).

My main problems have been with Apple Mail. When Apple Mail goes wrong, it goes **seriously** wrong. Like, system-crashingly wrong. Yesterday I spent 1.5 hours with an unfortunate support person, who ended up dabbling around in my KeyChain setup(!!!), trying to find out why I couldn’t send e-mails despite the fact Mail’s ‘Connection Doctor’ was having no difficulty connecting to the SMTP server.

In the end, a simple reboot sufficed. Doh!

But later yesterday afternoon, a simple deletion of all the e-mails in my ‘Spam’ folder caused Mail to crash not just itself, but the entire Mac. Spontaneous reboot! Again!

Fortunately, I had saved the rather large document I was working on just seconds beforehand.

So I’ve swapped back to Airmail 2.0 (previously I was using Airmail 1.0 before Yosemite came out; excited by reports of Apple’s improvements to Mail, I then discarded Airmail: mistake!).

Despite some negative reviews on the Mac App Store, Airmail 2.0 is actually very good; even better than Airmail 1.0. Remarkably fast (especially when compared with the ongoing disaster that is Outlook for Mac, which simply can’t cope with multiple IMAP accounts), and amusingly colourful.

The new version of iOS (8.1.3) has, incidentally, magically speeded up my iPad 2, which has made me a very happy bunny! It’s like chalk and cheese!


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