5.2 requires 10.12

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03 May, 2018 12:46 PM

I've been a long term user of VoodooPad, in its various iterations, was eagerly awaiting an update, but was disappointed to see that the newest version (5.2.0) requires OSX 10.12, or greater.
Is there anyway VoodooPad can be 'patched' to work with 10.11?

I have several Mac's running El Capitan and have little intention of updating to 10.12 (at least in the short term). I'd happily pay the upgrade fees for new versions of VoodooPad, but like many on slightly older Mac's, can see little advantage in upgrading the OSX.
I doubt whether I'm the only one.

  1. 1 Posted by Sarah on 03 May, 2018 04:10 PM

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    Hi mushroom_daddy,

    Thanks for posting. We have adjusted the system requirements starting with VoodooPad 5.2.0 and going forward we are not going to be supporting older versions of OSX in future updates.

    You are welcome to continue using VoodooPad 5.1.8 on your device (it will still work on OSX 10.11). I can send you a link to download it if you do not have that version already.

    Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

    All the best,

    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by TheWorldAware on 24 Jul, 2018 11:07 PM

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    Quick question from another macOS 10.11 user: If I buy VoodooPad and download version 5.1.8, would you expect it to be able to sync with the current version of the iOS app (5.2.1 as of this writing)?

    I totally understand if the answer is simply "no," but figured I'd inquire just in case the save-data format has remained sufficiently unchanged for this to work. Either way, I look forward to experimenting with VoodooApp; thanks for continuing to work on it! :-)

  3. 3 Posted by TheWorldAware on 24 Jul, 2018 11:24 PM

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    Sorry, meant to say "experimenting with VoodooPad" there!

  4. 4 Posted by Sarah on 26 Jul, 2018 04:58 PM

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    Hi TheWorldAware,

    I've just tested out VoodooPad 5.1.8 with the current version of the iOS app and so far so good. However, some users have been experiencing issues with Dropbox syncing in general. So I recommend saving backups of your files as you try this out, to avoid any issues. You are welcome to download it and use the Tryout version (with some limitations) before buying a license.

    The current version of VoodooPad 5 utilizes certain features only available in later versions of macOS (10.12 and later), and that is why it is incompatible with earlier versions of macOS. We won't be able to provide support for 5.1.8, as we are only able to provide support for the latest version. Please keep this in mind if you decide to use it.

    If you decide you would like to download 5.1.8, I can provide a link. Let me know if you have any other questions as well.

    All the best,

    Primate Labs Inc.

  5. 5 Posted by TheWorldAware on 26 Jul, 2018 08:09 PM

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    Awesome, it's great to hear that syncing between 5.1.8 and the iOS app is possible! (With the aforementioned precautions and caveats, naturally.) I'm sure I'll be using a more up-to-date version of macOS eventually, but I'm happy to be able to experiment with VoodooPad in the meantime.

    If you could post or send me a link to 5.1.8, I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks for the quick response. :-)

  6. 6 Posted by Sarah on 27 Jul, 2018 04:10 PM

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    Hi TheWorldAware,

    Here is a link for 5.1.8:

    Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll be glad too help out.

    All the best,

    Primate Labs Inc.

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