This has been a long time coming — I’m proud and nervous to finally show you what I’ve been working on for so long. But mostly I’m just excited!
Keep in mind that this is a preview — that means there are probably going to be a couple of rough edges. The deal is that I’m showing you this early with that understanding, and also the understanding that you’ll tell me when something goes wrong.
Barring any major issues, the plan is to release this to everyone next week (and submit to the Mac App Store at the same time).
Download the Preview
Download Hyperspaces 1.1 Public Preview (it’s about ~2.5Mb)
There are lots of changes (lots of changes), but here are the major new features:
- Support for multiple displays — setup different customisations for each of your displays;
- Setup multiple spaces at the same time — just like the Finder, you can shift or command click on more than one space at a time in the preferences;
- Lots of bug fixes, optimisations and changes to the user interface that should make Hyperspaces a lot easier to use.
There are links in the ‘Help’ menu within Hyperspaces that will let you contact support — most of it ties back to The CocoaBots Tender Support Site.
The Mac App Store
I’ve had a couple of people ask me about my plans for the Mac App Store. I will be submitting Hyperspaces to the Mac App Store when Hyperspaces 1.1 is released. I need to make it very clear: Apple gives developers no way to transfer or transition existing licenses to the Mac App Store. If you want to manage your copy of Hyperspaces through the Mac App Store, you will need to buy a copy through the App Store. There will be no difference in function between the two versions, although the Mac App Store version of Hyperspaces will only run on Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher — I’ll talk more about this in a future post.
I will continue to update the normal, non-Mac App Store version of Hyperspaces 1.x alongside the Mac App Store version until Hyperspaces 2.0 is released.