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Because I do not have a Mac capable of running the upcoming MacOS Monterey, I am removing my app CurrentKey Stats from the Mac app store

I have a Mac app, CurrentKey Stats, in the App Store. It has been a free app since the beginning. When it launched it had IAP purchases, but around mid-2020 I made the app fully free, and I know that thousands of people have gotten use out of it! The project represented many milestones for… Continue reading Because I do not have a Mac capable of running the upcoming MacOS Monterey, I am removing my app CurrentKey Stats from the Mac app store

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Set up banner notifications that will tell you the name of the Space you just moved into!

Since CurrentKey Stats’ launch, users have often asked for a way to see their Spaces'(Rooms’) names without clicking the menubar icon. The most recent request was just yesterday “Hi just tried ur app. Its a nice start but if you dont show the name somewhere i won’t be bothered to click on the icon to… Continue reading Set up banner notifications that will tell you the name of the Space you just moved into!

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Google is now telling users that its iOS apps are out of date (despite no updates being available)

[Update: Users can’t reproduce this any longer, as they have pushed a server-side fix for this issue. It still counts as an embarrassing failure by Google. If you would like to see what the bug looked like, there’s a video at the bottom of the article.] Amid Apple pushing mandatory privacy labels, Google is stalling… Continue reading Google is now telling users that its iOS apps are out of date (despite no updates being available)

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Warning to CurrentKey users looking to upgrade to Big Sur: there are macOS bugs looming [Update: Fixed]

[Update: These bugs in MacOS have since been fixed.] Here we are, probably less than a month away from Big Sur shipping to Mac customers. I can say that there are significant bugs, especially affecting multi-monitor support that can affect your usage of CurrentKey Stats. https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/651131?answerId=644269022 There was another Big Sur bug that caused CurrentKey… Continue reading Warning to CurrentKey users looking to upgrade to Big Sur: there are macOS bugs looming [Update: Fixed]

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CurrentKey Stats counts the number of minutes an app is in the foreground (๐Ÿ˜„), unlike Mac’s Screen Time, which counts the total time an app is running (๐Ÿคจ)

As this popular reddit post aptly points out: “Screen time for macOS should only count the minutes when the app is open in the foreground” , there’s a basic problem with Screen Time for Mac. Unlike with its iOS counterpart, the stats that it relays to the user are largely useless, because they don’t represent… Continue reading CurrentKey Stats counts the number of minutes an app is in the foreground (๐Ÿ˜„), unlike Mac’s Screen Time, which counts the total time an app is running (๐Ÿคจ)

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Assign specific scripts to run when you visit certain Mac Spaces ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐ŸŽฏ

Most of us know about the MacOS feature called Spaces, and many of us love splitting our projects, work, and hobbies across our virtual desktops. Some find it unweildy because each Space is generic out of the box. Spaces don’t come with the ability to be named or personalized other than setting a desktop background… Continue reading Assign specific scripts to run when you visit certain Mac Spaces ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐ŸŽฏ

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PSA: you can rearrange your Mac’s menubar icons by pressing Command (โŒ˜) and then clicking and dragging them

CurrentKey Stats has an icon that lives in the menubar, and a little-known trick can help you further customize where it exists. To move your menubar icons around, press the “command โŒ˜” key and then simply click and drag them around, to reposition them wherever you want. I learned this trick a few months into… Continue reading PSA: you can rearrange your Mac’s menubar icons by pressing Command (โŒ˜) and then clicking and dragging them

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Introducing CurrentKey Stats 3.5, graph color palette switcher, more powerful alerts, and more! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“Š

Version 3.5: Adds the ability to switch the color palette of all graphs and charts within the app to one of six choices. Find the button on the left side of the toolbar in the large stats view. Debuts an option to auto-show the Room-selection dropdown when popover opens, for faster access to common actions.… Continue reading Introducing CurrentKey Stats 3.5, graph color palette switcher, more powerful alerts, and more! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“Š