Stay 1.1.4 released

Version 1.1.4 of Stay is now available.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting stored windows when running Stay on Lion.
  • Fixed other bugs related to deleting stored windows.
  • The window linking hot key now works properly.
  • Stay no longer resets the Display Menu hot key setting on quit.
  • Improved the reliability of restoring windows in certain cases.

This is predominantly a maintenance release, though it does bring one new “feature”, in that Stay has been submitted to Apple for inclusion in the Mac App Store. It’s currently awaiting approval; I’ll post again when it’s available.

The bad news is, due to Apple’s policy of not allowing apps that make use of private APIs, the App Store version of Stay does not include support for Spaces.

The good news is, if you do need Spaces support but would prefer to buy Stay via the App Store, the direct download version of Stay can be registered using your App Store receipt; all you have to do is ensure that you run the App Store version once before switching to the direct download version.

It’s not an ideal situation, but given the restrictions Apple has put in place, it’s about the best of the available compromises. And of course, Stay remains available for purchase from Cordless Dog directly.

Stay’s paper anniversary

Today marks one year since Stay was released.

Thanks to everyone who has supported Stay thus far. Whether by your purchases, your emails of support, or your bug reports, you’ve all helped to make Stay what it is at the end of its first year.

I wrote Stay to make using a Mac with multiple monitors less irritating for me. I wasn’t sure how useful it would be to others, but the response and support has been fantastic. It’s one thing to make something that’s useful to you, but it’s another thing entirely to know that something you’ve created makes computing life easier for other people too. I’m still surprised by that.

Updates have been less frequent than I’d have liked; mainly because the burden of support has been greater than I’d expected (in a good way), and because I started a new job this year. All that said, work on Stay continues (however slowly), with a bug fix update due for release soon, followed by a more major update with some new features, hopefully before the end of the year.

Stay 1.1.3 released

Version 1.1.3 of Stay is now available.

Feature Additions:

  • Basic support for scripting Stay with AppleScript.
  • A menu item to restore only the current application’s windows (accessible by holding down the Option key while in Stay’s menu).
  • Hot keys for all of Stay’s functions.

General Changes:

  • Support for Mac OS X 10.7.
  • Improved performance when storing and restoring windows across Spaces.

Stay and Lion

There are a couple of issues with Lion and version 1.1.2 of Stay, particularly with Stay’s support for Spaces. We’re currently testing a compatibility update and hope to have it available in time for Lion’s release.

Knit Counter 1.3.2 available

Version 1.3.2 of Knit Counter is now available for download.

This release restores compatibility with version of iOS 4 prior to 4.2.1.

Knit Counter problems

We’ve had a few reports of problems with Knit Counter when running on versions of iOS prior to 4.2.1.

I’m currently testing a fix for this, but if you need to get Knit Counter working again quickly, it should be sufficient to upgrade your device to the latest version of iOS.

Knit Counter 1.3.1 available

Version 1.3.1 of Knit Counter is now available for download.

As previously mentioned, this is a bug fix release that restores compatibility with iOS 3, and restores the ability to re-order of counters.

Knit Counter 1.3.1 submitted to Apple

Version 1.3.1 of Knit Counter has been submitted to Apple and should be available for download soon.

This is a bug fix release that restores compatibility with iOS 3, and restores the ability to change the order of counters.

Knit Counter 1.3 available

Knit Counter and Knit Counter Lite 1.3 are now available on the App Store. I’m impressed to see how much the approval process has improved in recent times. Based on previous experience I was expecting about a two week delay between submission and approval. The 1.3 updates were submitted less than 24 hours ago; I was somewhat caught off guard to see them approved so quickly.

Knit Counter 1.3 contains the following fixes and improvements:

Feature Additions:

  • Added the ability to specify minimum values for counters.
  • Added the ability to store an image for each project.
  • The current counter value is shown in blue text in the custom interval editor.

Bug Fixes:

  • Settings now apply if changed while Knit Counter is running in the background.
  • Fixed a potential crash when following a link from the pattern URL field.

It was quite a lot of work for a fairly modest update. Adding minimum values for counters was particularly troublesome. It seemed like a simple thing at the outset, but very quickly revealed itself to be far more complex than I’d expected.

Adding project images took longer than I’d planned as well. I quickly discovered that a lot of the stuff you take for granted when dealing with photos on iOS, isn’t provided by Apple and has to be implemented by the developer.

Hopefully the work has been worth it, and the additions in version 1.3 will be useful. As usual, if you have any problems with the update, please let us know by email at

Stay 1.1.2 released

Version 1.1.2 of Stay is now available. This version is a small bug fix release.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash caused by the new menu hot key.
  • Removed an erroneous tooltip from the hide menu icon checkbox.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

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