App now uses the article’s date for notification timestamps
Improves app responsiveness and reduces disk I/O usage.
Improved networking stack
Changed Preferences menu title to Settings on macOS 13.x
Marking articles read/unread is now a local operation, i.e. if the Cloud request fails for any reason, the information is persisted and will be synced with the Cloud API once your device or the service is reachable across the interwebs.
Assortment of fixes from various crash reports
Fixed rendering and scrolling slowness on macOS 13.x
Ongoing fixes for filtering articles
Fixed feed title not being fully visible upon scrolling
Fixed custom feed title not being used (macOS only)
Fixed stuttering when image loads and scrolling in the article reader.
Fixed a bug with updating counters after syncing completes
Fixed a bug with the “Review App” prompt appearing unexpectedly
Fixed a bug causing filtered articles to be visible in article lists throughout the app.
Fixed crash when opening an article from notifications.
Improvements for find in article on iOS 15
Find in article now loops over results in iOS 15 similar to iOS 16
Fixed search results in articles appearing in reverse order on iOS 16
Fixed a bug with counting for the lockscreen widgets
This will be the last release of 2022, not including bug fix releases in the v2022.11.x pipeline if any are required. I’ll be starting work on the next big features of Elytra soon and will slowly start becoming available with the v2023.1 release.
In the mean time, I hope you stay safe and healthy. Happy holidays.
The Web App for Elytra has been a work-in-progress since its initial public release three years ago.It’s been hard to maintain and develop due to the minimal interest from me, and declining interest from users.
Over the last few releases of Elytra on iOS & macOS, native technologies on the respective platforms has enabled powerful features like Find in Article and, the in the latest release, Smart Folders amongst others.
These are features which would not have been possible with technologies and frameworks Apple provides on iOS and macOS.Replicating these on the web would involve a lot of work from my end and as a solo independent developer, that’s a huge undertaking for minimal returns. It does not make any business sense.
For reasons outlined above, I will be sunsetting the Web App on 1st December, 2022. This does not affect your accounts or registered feeds, folders and other such information.
This change will also yield me more time to spend on improving the native apps and bringing new features to them.If you have any questions about this, feel free to get in touch with me at email@example.com.
The September release of Elytra focuses on bringing new features and improving performance & reliability of the app. It also brings support for iOS 16 and the newly released iPhone 14 and 14 Pro family of devices.
iOS 16 and macOS 13 (Ventura) have been available in Public Beta for a couple of weeks now.
They will be generally available in the coming weeks.
With on-going efforts to modernise Elytra’s codebase, and keep things lean & fast, the next release of Elytra (v2022.8) will be dropping support for older OSes. The new support matrix is as follows:
macOS 12 (Monterey)
macOS 13 (Ventura)
With 96% of active users already on one of these supported releases, the migration will be seamless for you. If you are using devices on older releases, the current version available on the App Store (v2022.7) will continue to work. As no API deprecations are planned, this will not affect usability of the current release in any way.
I’m excited for the v2022.8 release and new features planned for upcoming releases, some of which you can see in the Public Issue Tracker.