fennel DVDManager Pro

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 2.4 (65) | Release Date: 2014-11-26 | Download
- Now featuring a high-resolution (Retina) display-savvy icon!
- When available, the genre is also retrieved from websources.
- Changed the way custom IDs for retrieved items are generated; now sharing the default scheme.
- Modified the Print action so that all the data displayed on screen can be printed.
- Greatly improved the responsiveness of searches from the main window; now near-instant.
- Slightly improved the performance of search requests in the Retrieve sheet.
- Enhanced the highlighted appearance of State icons.
- Improved the window zooming behaviour for it to no longer unnecessarily display some empty areas.
- The table view presented during a CSV-based import process now always repositions itself to top.
- The Details toolbar item now sports a contextual tool tip clearly stating when it is selected and when it is not.
- Removed the Retrieve item from the contextual menu since it can't really be considered as a contextual action.
- As per Apple's recommendations, when there's no selection, the Rate toolbar item is now displayed as enabled with its menu items disabled.
- Localizations: Italian & Traditional Chinese > In the Retrieve sheet, the width of the Year column has been increased for its header to no longer be truncated.

- Prevented a potential crash from happening when cancelling a CSV-based import process.
- Images pasted from the clipboard to the Preview field while in Edit modes were not saved; it's fixed.
- Addressed a situation where the entire selection could be dropped after a search although some of its items were among the search results.
- (65) Increased the width of the "No Selection" label in the drawer's Info view for it to no longer be truncated on Yosemite.
- Fixed a minor regression introduced in v2.0 (22) (!) resulting in some Remove-related translations not being used for some localizations.
- Localizations: Portuguese (Brazil) > Fixed a typo ("Porcurar" -> "Procurar") affecting the Retrieve toolbar item.
- Fixed a typo in the Demo library; George (Lucas) not being French ;) !

For Your Information
- Built with the latest version of Apple's developer tools for Gatekeeper to keep on recognizing the app on updated versions of OS X.
- (65) Qualified for OS X Yosemite v10.10.1, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5—for which it is App Nap-savvy—, and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5.
- Version 2.4 will be the last version compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6), OS X Lion (v10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8), or OS X Mavericks (v10.9); next releases requiring OS X Yosemite (v10.10) at minimum.
Version 2.4 | Release Date: 2014-11-16 | Download
See version 2.4 (65).
Version 2.3.5 | Release Date: 2013-07-20 | Download
- Globally increased the app security by adopting OS X Lion's App Sandbox technology.

- Resolved an Import issue that could lead to actual previews not being imported.
Version 2.3 | Release Date: 2013-07-13 | Download
- Some new Chinese, Italian, and Spanish sources have been made available in the Retrieve sheet.

- In Read mode, previewless discs now present the preview of their parent box set.
- Improved the handling of search requests in the Retrieve sheet by strictly adhering to RFC 3986.
- Running a search from the Retrieve sheet is now non-blocking, and can therefore be interrupted at any time (e.g., by running a new search request, or by dismissing the panel).
- Search results in the Retrieve sheet can no longer be partially displayed when scrolling through the list or after a resize of the panel.
- Restored the "rubber-banding" visual feedback when scrolling over the limits of the main window's outline view.
- At last, you can now simply double-click your license file (.dmpl) to register the app.

- Localizations: Turkish > Fixed a typo in the Retrieve sheet.

For Your Information
- Starting with this version, the minimum OS requirement is OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6).  Please note though that version 2.2—which requires OS X Tiger (v10.4) at minimum—will stay available for download on our website.
Version 2.2 | Release Date: 2013-06-05 | Download
- Create backup archives of your DVD library in a new native file format (.dmbu) via the Export action.
- The Import action now supports pre-v2.2 ZIP-based archives alongside those new backup files.

- Overhauled the File menu's offerings, more in sync with Apple's guidelines: exports are no longer restricted to the Desktop; menu items feature more standard, streamlined labels; Import gets a shortcut; and the Web Export action has been relabelled to "Publish to a Folder" to avoid any confusion with the Export action.
- Improved the handling of errors that may occur when retrieving DVD details; leading to some increased stability.
- More sort attributes are saved between sessions in order to restore even more of your environment on next launch.
- Uncluttered the Customize Toolbar sheet by removing the (rather inappropriate) Web Export item.

- Prevented a potential crash from happening when deleting and then adding new items during a session.
- Localizations: French > Fixed a typo in the Bind sheet.

For Your Information
- Qualified for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4.
- Version 2.2 will be the last version compatible with OS X Tiger or Leopard; next releases requiring OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6) at minimum.
Version 2.1.8 | Release Date: 2013-03-16 | Download
- Takes into account some recent external changes affecting Japan-based Retrieve requests.

For Your Information
- Now qualified for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.3.
Version 2.1.7 (52) | Release Date: 2013-02-25 | Download
- Resolved an issue related to 1-character-long actors or authors that could lead to no items being displayed at startup or to unresponsive Edit sessions.
Version 2.1.7 | Release Date: 2013-02-24 | Download
See version 2.1.7 (52).
Version 2.1.6 (49) | Release Date: 2013-02-03 | Download
- Compatible with OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8).
- Gatekeeper-savvy for some increased security; i.e. now distributed as a digitally-signed app.
- Double-clicking a box set expands or collapses it.

- Completely overhauled our sort mechanism; which should now be more "standard".
- Raised the run time limit to 9999 minutes (from 5999).
- CSV Import: Improved our handling of text encodings (e.g., allowing one to correctly import Japanese-based data).
- Non-default genres weren't processed during a CSV-based import; they're now supported, being considered as some custom genres.
- For a slightly better experience, contextual changes done on already-selected items are now also followed through automatic scrolling; if needed, when respecting the sort.
- Improved how the HD info is displayed in the Details drawer in Read mode.
- Removing the currently-selected column could lead to a non-standard "No column selected" state.  From now on, in such a situation, the primary column—i.e. Title—gets the focus; so that a column is always selected.
- Removed the Unregister DVDManager Pro… menu item from the Demo mode.
- (49) Localizations: French > Completed; German > Made some punctuation changes in menu labels.

- Addressed an issue where retrieving contacts with no first name from Address Book could lead to a crash.
- Also, for contacts with no last name, prevented incorrect representations from being displayed in the Manage sheet.
- An invalid blank result could have been proposed in the Retrieve sheet when searching by title; it's been addressed.
- Resolved a minor regression introduced in v2.1.5 that may prevent the status bar from being up to date right after a search.
- Resolved situations in the CSV-based Import sheet where the Import button was still enabled while no mappings were actually defined.
- Unregistering the app was breaking the auto-enabling of some menu items; it's corrected.
- Another column being selected, bringing back the then-selected column was incorrectly also bringing its indicator image; it's fixed.
- (48) Re-built as a Universal binary; restoring support for PowerPC.

For Your Information
- Now qualified for Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7.5, and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2.
Version 2.1.6 (48) | Release Date: 2013-01-25 | Download
See version 2.1.6 (49).
Version 2.1.6 | Release Date: 2013-01-13 | Download
See version 2.1.6 (49).
Version 2.0.3 | Release Date: 2011-12-10 | Download
- On the Import sheet opening, if a CSV file is found in your Documents folder, it is now preselected.
- Localizations: German > Completed.

- Addressed a migration issue affecting old (i.e. pre-2005) DVD libraries.
- Corrected the handling of box sets when migrating some specific databases; any affected DVD library being cleaned.
- American & British English: Websources from the Retrieve sheet have been alphabetically-reordered.

For Your Information
- Qualified for Mac OS X v10.6.2.
- On Tiger, default genres are no longer auto-completed since this could lead to some unexpected values.
Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2010-10-01 | Download
- Now also localized in Italian.

- Dock Badging: Added a Dock menu item to describe what this badged number means.
- The Run Time column is now resizable (allowing its header to be fully displayed in some languages) and features a better minimum size.
- Re-labeled the ID column header to "ID" (from "#") for some improved clarity and consistency.
- To better comply with Apple's HIG, the OK button in the Unregister sheet has been re-labeled to "Unregister".

- Dock Badging: Corrected some false counts resulting from removing an item or adding it to the wish list.
- In most languages, the Import sheet could be resized down to some unpleasant state; it's corrected.
- On Snow Leopard, the Year column header wasn't entirely displayed in some languages: it's fixed in the Retrieve sheet, while one can now slightly resize this column in the main window if needed.
- Brazilian Portuguese: Addressed a regression introduced in build 22 leading the Filters toolbar item to being broken.
- Localizations: Dutch > Slightly fixed; Finnish > Completed; French > Completed (and slightly fixed); Swedish > Updated.

For Your Information
- Qualified for Mac OS X v10.6.1.
- Built with the latest version of Apple's developer tools (i.e. Xcode Tools v3.2).
Version 2.1.5 (45) | Release Date: 2010-07-03 | Download
- A new Bind action allows you to link any item (DVD, box set, disc) to a webpage.

- Improved our Retrieve algorithm to correctly handle requests containing accented or punctuation characters.
- (45) Localizations: Italian > Completed.

- Running a search while in an Edit session could prevent the latter from being safely ended.
- (45) On Leopard and Snow Leopard, the selected items—and not the clicked item—were always the target of the Bind action when contextually invoked.
- The placeholder for the recently-added By Actor search option wasn't displayed; it's corrected.

For Your Information
- Qualified for Mac OS X v10.6.4.
Version 2.1.5 | Release Date: 2010-06-30 | Download
See version 2.1.5 (45).
Version 2.1.1 (43) | Release Date: 2010-03-25 | Download
- The Contact field is now token-based (à la Apple Mail) to ease your management sessions.
- On (Snow) Leopard, both default and custom genres now support automatic completion.
- Your custom genres are now listed alongside default genres, ready to be picked.
- Suggestions for completing authors, contacts, and leading actors are now proposed in alphabetical order.

- (43) Addressed a regression introduced in build 42 where one couldn't validate a management session in which status has been changed to Mine.
- Unless freshly added, authors and leading actors featured in a box set's discs were not proposed by our completion mechanism; it's fixed.
- Addressed a very minor, one-time memory leak affecting our Manage action.
Version 2.1.1 | Release Date: 2010-03-24 | Download
See version 2.1.1 (43).
Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2010-03-02 | Download
- Added native support for Leading Actors through some new Starring field and column, a By Actor search filter, etc.

- When a migration is needed, a ZIP archiving of your data is automatically performed for some increased safety. (Note: This can slow down the first launch of each new version.)
- The Author fields are now token-based (à la Apple Mail) to ease your editing sessions.
- Improved our completion mechanism re authors to handle individuals—and not just groups—, to better support Cut and Clear actions, etc.
- Vastly enhanced the appearance of the Details drawer w/ right-aligned labels, borderless fields in Read mode, and a slightly larger preview area.

- Adding some discs to a box set could prevent it from being correctly filtered as containing some borrowed and/or lent discs; it's fixed, the affected items being cleaned.
- A regression introduced in v2.0.5 seriously affected our CSV-based Import action; it's corrected.
- CSV Import: An identical custom ID was wrongly assigned to all the imported items of a given set.
- In some rare migration scenario, two State columns could be featured; this should no longer occur.
- Also, for some rare migration paths, featured columns, the Columns contextual menu, and the View Options panel could be out-of-sync; it's been addressed too.

For Your Information
- On Tiger, edit sessions are alas no longer validated by the <Return> or <Enter> key due to a conflict with the tokenizing character set.
Version 2.0.5 | Release Date: 2009-12-22 | Download
- Added new Mark as Watched/Mark as Unwatched actions (w/ their dedicated State column).
Version 2.0.2 | Release Date: 2009-10-27 | Download
- Wanna try before purchasing? Introducing our new Demo Mode: freely play with a sample DVD library for one-hour sessions!
- Now with some preliminary support for Traditional Chinese.

- French (fr): Clicking the "Buy a License" button now redirects the user to the French version of the corresponding webpage.

- Dutch (nl) & Italian (it): The Import sheet could—still—be resized down to some unpleasant state; it's—definitely—corrected now…
Version 2.0 (26) | Release Date: 2009-08-28 | Download
- (26) fennel DVDManager Pro (aka fsDMP) is a complete rewrite of our DVDManager (fsDM) project: like Mac OS X Snow Leopard—for which it is now also qualified—, it's ready for the years to come!
- Alongside some new features and enhancements (see below), it of course also has inherited all the goods from fsDM: Qualified for Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8, Still compatible with Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.11, Localized in 15 languages, etc.
- At last, your transition from fsDM should be really smooth: your DVD library being duplicated, then automatically imported, you'll be ready in no time to better manage the workflow of your DVDs!

- Added support for Custom Genres (with completion for the default genres).
- Added support for HD content (i.e. Blu-ray discs, CBHDs, HD-DVDs, etc.).
- Added support for Personal IDs (for those who want to index and thus precisely locate their DVDs).
- (25) Retrieve: Selecting a search result now displays its preview to help you confirm it's the one DVD you were looking for.
- (26) On Leopard, the number of lent DVDs is now displayed in the Dock as an application badge.
- (22) Associated a convenient contextual menu to the table view's headers for easily managing columns.
- And, at long last, our Search engine is now also looking for data in your Notes!

- Thanks to the rewrite, enjoy a new speedy launch time!
- Please also welcome a more flexible box set management:
* One can now edit the number of discs a box set contains, as long as a box set remains a box set…
* Sweetened the limitation which forbad one to remove a disc from a box set; it's now allowed, as long as a box set remains a box set…
- (22/24) As required by Amazon, all calls to their API are now signed for some increased security.
- (22) Replaced our custom method for truncating "long" titles, authors, genres, and contacts with Mac OS X's built-in mechanism for some increased performance.
- (21) Now retrieves more than one author for entries with multiple authors (i.e. directors, artists, etc.).
- (22) When no item is selected, the status bar is now also mentioning the total number of box sets in your DVD library.
- (22) Our Filters, Rate, and Web Export items now feature a custom menu form representation, for you to keep on using them even if not visible in the toolbar.
- (21) Retrieve: Added a progress indicator to indicate when a search process is ongoing.
- (21) Similarly to our global and contextual menus, the Rate toolbar item now also displays the state of the current selection.
- (22) Similarly to our global menu, items of the Web Export toolbar item's submenu are now also validated.
- Also, the width of the Details pane is now saved between sessions.
- Similarly to our Edit mode, the Multi-Edit mode now uses red labeling to indicate invalid values for Year and Run Time fields.
- Selections containing some discs and their parent box set weren't qualified for removal… until today!
- (22) Improved in Edit modes how hold'n'dragging the Rating control behaves on Tiger; if it's not yet working like on Leopard, it's heading in the right direction…
- (21) Streamlined our contextual menu by removing the (rather inappropriate) global Add, Filter, and Search options.
- (26) Added a separator to the Action menu to separate contextual actions (Manage, Add to Wish List) from global ones (Filter, Search).
- (22) Pruned the image from the menu form representation of button-shaped toolbar items to better comply with Apple's HIG.
- Japanese: Now with right-aligned labels, hopefully resulting in a nicer layout.
- (21/22) Plus some minor refinements in our Dutch and French localizations.

- (23) Fixed a regression introduced in build 22 which prevented global searches from correctly working.
- (21) On Leopard, the selected items—and not the clicked item—were the target of most contextual actions.
- (21) Fixed a memory problem affecting our Sort action when filtering or searching for some DVDs.
- (26) Personal IDs were sorted alphabetically; they're now sorted alphanumerically (so that ID #2 comes before ID #19…).
- (22) On Tiger, in Edit modes, hold'n'dragging the Rating control could lead to invalid values; it's no longer the case, the affected libraries being fixed.
- (22) With our more flexible box set management came some potential erroneous counts in removal confirmation dialogs (e.g., when selecting one box set and one of its discs); this is now fixed.
- (22) Corrected a situation where the File > Web Export to Desktop > Wish List menu item could stay enabled while the wish list is empty.
Version 2.0 (25) | Release Date: 2009-08-18 | Download
See version 2.0 (26).
Version 2.0 (24) | Release Date: 2009-08-14 | Download
See version 2.0 (26).
Version 2.0 (23) | Release Date: 2009-08-14 | Download
See version 2.0 (26).
Version 2.0 (22) | Release Date: 2009-08-13 | Download
See version 2.0 (26).
Version 2.0 (21) | Release Date: 2009-06-30 | Download
See version 2.0 (26).
Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2009-06-03 | Download
See version 2.0 (26).