New Beta Version 0.9.6

Beta 0.9.6 provides some features and fixes that have been suggested by beta testers.

  • Improved the initial message how to get started.
  • Prevent multiple instances running at the same time that caused the 2nd to appear with a blank screen.
  • Refresh for one search term at a time rather than all of them at once. The ‘refresh all’ has been kept for people preferring a single click to refresh all the search terms.
  • A new ‘exact match’ setting that is specific to each search term. This is similar to the ‘Strict checking’ in 0.9.4. It is now ‘on’ by default and is only settable for multiple word search terms.
  • New search term specific setting to ignore news having specific word(s) in titles or from specific domain names.
  • A fix for a bug that sometimes caused the refresh to continue forever.

New Beta Version 0.9.4

There’s a new beta version 0.9.4 that now includes a version signed for macOS. This removes the scary installation warning and hoops to jump through to install. It has been notarized by Apple which signifies it comes from us, Krypton Computing Ltd and doesn’t contain malware.

A Windows signed version will follow once we receive our signing certificate from the signing authority.

0.9.4 includes two new experimental features:

  • Use of Google. We have a new FAQ that explains how the default version doesn’t use Google. However, it’s possible to add Google to slightly improve the number of found articles.
  • Stricter article checking. We have been asked if it’s possible to make the article checking stricter to remove the few ‘false positives’. We have added a switch in the settings to enable stricter checking. If you set this to ‘on’ there’s also the possibility that you will get ‘false negatives’ and not get one or two suitable articles listed.