Notarization for macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina was released a while ago. This added extra requirements for application developers when it comes to code signing. (If, as an app developer, you don't code sign – or more precisely notarize – your app, then your users get ugly warnings when trying to open your app). I just released fman 1.6.7 that is notarized on macOS and should thus hopefully avoid the ugly warnings. Some users have already reported that this works for them, but if it doesn't work for you, please let me know here.

This was another (to me) surprising case of how much work goes into simply keeping a paid desktop application running. Code signing is also a hassle on Windows, where I had to renew fman's certificate this year. And then are other things. In a previous post, I explained how I had to basically re-write fman's payment implementation from scratch due to new regulations in Europe. These are all things that add no additional value, yet they require a significant amount of work on my part. I must admit, this is pretty annoying.

Anyways, enjoy the new version of fman!

Michael started fman in 2016, convinced that we deserve a better file manager. fman's launch in 2017 was a huge success. But despite full-time work, it only makes $500 per month. The goal is to fix this.