Pester

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Pester
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Version: 1.1b21 updated
Upload Date: 5 Mar 16
Developer: Nicholas Riley
Distribution Type: Freeware
Downloads: 41
Size: 2107 Kb

Rating: 1.5/5 (Total Votes: 2)

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Miss your bus or train? Have a meeting coming up soon and want to be reminded of it? Too much trouble to create an appointment in iCal or Entourage? Pester can help you create alarms quickly and easily.

What is new in this release:

  • Use the current date when the Set Alarm window activates and the date isn't currently being edited, which should prevent an old date getting "stuck" and forcing you to explicitly choose today or tomorrow.
  • Update application icon for Retina displays and modern OS X aesthetics -- thanks to JosA Manuel SAnchez for the contribution.
  • Don't crash on startup if your default voice is a downloadable enhanced quality ("premium") voice -- thanks to Sven-S. Porst for the report and patch.
  • Use SSL to retrieve Pester's appcast, working around a Sparkle security vulnerability.

What is new in version 1.1b20:

  • Speed up launching Pester by delaying natural language date parser initialization.
  • No longer use QuickTime for sound playback in most cases.
  • Disable AirPlay output on OS X El Capitan (10.11), which no longer supports individual applications playing sounds back through AirPlay.
  • Fix an issue where the selected sound output device would be incorrectly reset if the default sound output device was changed.
  • Fix an issue where the selected sound output device in Preferences would not be correctly shown if the list of sound devices changed.
  • Fix an issue in which the media selection sheet would not display if the alert sound was currently selected.
  • Fix an issue in which long date formats (e.g., Portuguese) could cause the end of the date to be cut off at the bottom left of the Set Alarm window.
  • Fix an issue where Pester would crash on launch if you had a Scottish voice enabled (others may have been affected as well) -- thanks to Horacio Mijail Anton Quiles for the report.
  • Update the natural language date parser, Date::Manip, to version 6.48.
  • Use Apple's Data Detectors (reintroduced in OS X 10.7 Lion) as a fallback date parser.
  • Support natural-language date and time entry on OS X El Capitan (10.11), by linking to Perl 5.16 on OS X 10.9–10.11.
  • Adjust some user interface elements to account for changes in OS X El Capitan.
  • Code cleanups and modernization without (intended) changes in functionality; remove some code which was never used.
  • Note: This version requires OS X 10.9 or later; 1.1b19 is the last version of Pester to support OS X 10.7 and 10.8.

What is new in version 1.1b19:

- Display messages in help tags in notification alerts, useful when messages are too large to fit.
- Display singular time units (second, minute, etc.) in the popup menu as appropriate.
- Improve speech voice handling: limit the voice pop-up menu's contents to the voices you have enabled in System Preferences; more reliably select non-MacinTalk voices (previously, the default voice was used); do not display "unknown" in the voice pop-up menu; update the voice pop-up menu when voices are enabled or disabled.
- Support natural-language date and time entry on OS X Yosemite (10.10), by linking to Perl 5.16 on OS X 10.9-10.10. Perl 5.12 remains in use on OS X 10.7-10.8.
- Adjust some user interface elements to account for changes in OS X Yosemite.
- Update Developer ID code signing for Apple's changes to Gatekeeper in OS X 10.9.5 and 10.10.
- Work around a bug in OS X 10.10 which initially scrolled the first alarm in the alarm list out of view.
- Update Sparkle to 1.7.1.
- Code cleanups and modernization without (intended) changes in functionality; remove some code which was never used.
- Note: This version requires OS X 10.7 or later; 1.1b18 is the last version of Pester to support Mac OS X 10.6.8.

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