I’ve been reading the ars technica review of Yosemite, and my ears pricked up at the comments around handoff. This functionality will apparently be available to apps using Yosemite and iOS8 that are developed by the same Developer.
Will this be part of the syncing options for iScriv? Would such a thing be possible with the nature of The .scriv file format?
I got an e-mail from agilebits.com, urging me to upgrade to version 5.
They did not explain that 5 runs only in Yosemite.
By the time I realized their error, I was stuck with inoperative versions of 4/5.
So I had to upgrade to Yosemite. I had wanted to wait for version 3 or 4,
The installation process was truly awful, the worse i’ve ever had:
3 hours for a MacBook Pro, and 2 for a MacBook Air.
A lot of down-time, thanks to 1 Password.
And after working with Y several hours, I have to say:
The changes appear to be cosmetic only.
Spindly icons, extremely thin display type, nearly unreadable
And no way to change that I can see.
Chrome and Scrivener still work and look fine.
I will soon try to see what junk Apple apps I can remove.
GarageBand, for starters. :mrgreen:
Any way, for me, it’s been the
Worst. Upgrade. Ever.
We looked at Handoff, but unfortunately it’s not something that will work well with Scrivener for various reasons, so it certainly won’t be part of iOS 1.0 sync, although we’ll continue to evaluate it.
I was largely agnostic to the changes when I first upgraded to beta 1 (install was very smooth, and no major killer bugs but lots of unfinished loose ends); no great new features to play with really. The first builds were worse on non-retina displays, and a lot of revisions have made everything look much better across display types, but I think Apple are focussed on retina displays going into the future. Yosemite’s aesthetic has slowly grown on me. I tend to prefer minimalism anyway, and have had no problem with contrast or legibility with any of the betas or the final release. Along with Briar, I also much prefer the new system font. Going back to a Mavericks machine now and everything seems, how to say it, “heavy” But feature-wise this is probably the OS X release where I find it hardest to justify as really worthwhile (I use an android phone)…
 I really preferred the monochrome Finder icons when they first came out for example, which other people hated.
 I’m enthusiastic about the new extension system, but so far very only markup really benefits, and I’m no fan of Apple Mail…
For those of you struggling with the font, if you go to system prefs->accessibility, there’s an option to increase their definition. Can’t remember off hand what exactly it’s calked. Basically it looks as though someone has outlined the font with a very fine black pen. Might help.
Personally I like the new interface. My mac is too old to use continuity/handoff, so the upgrade is largely under the hood and cosmetic improvements for me.
We are having way to many intersections of opinion. It is not a good sign for you…
But I agree with piggy. I hate upgrades. I hate upgrades that make me “relearn”. I call that ugly. This is ugly. But… my rule is no more than 2 majors out of date. Upgrade pending several app upgrades. Piggy exhausted my slush fund so it will be a week or two before I join him moaning about the horrors of Yosemite every day.