Release Notes for TimeStory 1.4
1.4 was released on October 03, 2019.
It follows 1.3, and was followed by 1.5.
Time Range Highlighting
This new feature lets you easily highlight a range of time, to assist in
presenting or viewing a document. It also lets you configure any event in your
document to highlight its underlying time range, to provide context to other
Configurable Start of Week
TimeStory now saves your preferred start-of-week day in your documents.
When you create a new document, or first open an existing document from an
earlier version, TimeStory reads your Mac’s preferences to determine whether
you normally prefer weeks to start on Sunday, Monday, or otherwise. You can
edit this on a per-document basis, if you want; if you send such a document to
someone with different preferences, they will see the weeks as you intended.
(Prior versions of TimeStory always treated weeks as starting on Sunday.)
Date Display while Dragging Events
While moving or resizing events, TimeStory now shows a small date label next
to the event, so you can more precisely position it. If you press and hold the
Option or Shift keys while dragging, this label also indicates the effect of
that key (to allow events to overlap, or to keep the event on its own row).
A New Color Picker (but the standard one is still there)
Color choices now use a new, streamlined Color Picker control, allowing
one-click use of existing colors from the rest of the document or from a
standard palette. These controls also now clearly present options such as
“Automatic” colors for date labels, which previously were hidden behind
Improvements to the Section Manager
You can now perform more section edits within the Section Management dialog
itself, including double-clicking to rename a section, deleting an empty
section, and adding a new section.
Other Improvements and Fixes
- Hold down the Control key when copying events to copy a plain-text
description of those events, suitable to paste into a text document.
- Filters containing the # character now work as expected. Prior versions of
TimeStory would ignore any word starting with #.
- When TimeStory encounters a problem in an Inspector input, such as an
unrecognized date format, it now pops up a less-intrusive “popover”-style
error message, leaving the input field with focus, instead of a dialog which
must be dismissed.
- The Time Scroller control has been tidied up; among other things, it is now
slightly translucent, becoming opaque as your mouse moves over it.
- When your document’s zoom level is not 100%, and you dragged a section
header around with your mouse, there were some problems sizing the header
and its contents, which have been fixed.
- When your system uses Light Mode but your document has a dark or black
background, the default system cursor was hard or impossible to see when you
double-clicked on an event to edit its title. The same could happen with
Dark Mode and a light-colored background. The cursor now adjusts to improve
contrast when necessary.
- If you set an event’s title to empty (delete all the characters), then come
back to edit it later, TimeStory now remembers the event’s font and text
color, instead of resetting them to a system default.