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05MarkMyWords 1.12.0 released



MarkMyWords 1.12.0 is now available on the Mac App Store. In addition to various improvements and bug fixes, this update also adds some new features. The most important addition is the implementation of a new markup converter, whose implementation has already taken a long time.

New Markup-Converter

With the release of macOS Catalina, Apple has also announced that in future versions of macOS the so-called "scripting language runtimes" will no longer be included.

By Apple, Release Notes for macOS CatalinaScripting language runtimes such as Python, Ruby, and Perl are included in macOS for compatibility with legacy software. Future versions of macOS won’t include scripting language runtimes by default...

Source, section Scripting Language Runtimes


This affects all my apps that use markup languages, as they all use scripting language runtimes to convert markup-formatted text. I have decided to develop a completely new markup converter that is as future-proof as possible. By using the Swift programming language and avoiding external libraries or runtime environments, it should be ensured that my apps will continue to be available in the Mac App Store and will work with upcoming versions of macOS.

Under macOS Catalina and older versions of macOS, the use of the new markup converter is optional and can be easily switched on or off in the preferences of MarkMyWords.

I still see the status of the new markup converter as beta. Although much effort has been made, a complex process, such as translating seven markup languages ​​into another programming language, is always accompanied by difficulties. If there are problems with the conversion, please let me know.

Release Notes

New, alternative markup conversion engine, developed in the Swift programming language, implemented. The new engine can be activated via the Preferences > Markups > Use the internal Swift version of the Markup Converter (Beta version: In continuous development)

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Important Links:

Purchase MarkMywords at the Mac App Store

Download the Demo Version of MarkMyWords

MarkMyWords Overview

MarkMyWords Release Notes

Until next time!