Feed Journaler version 0.3 has been released and is now available for download.

The headline feature of this release is the ability to configure Feed Journaler to launch on login via preferences (yes, Feed Journaler now has a preferences screen). This is useful for those that want their blog post imported to Day One without having to remember to start Feed Journaler manually.

Start on login

For those that would like to launch Feed Journaler on login, simply open the Preferences window, and check the “Automatically start Feed Journaler on login” checkbox. When you do this the first time, you will be asked if Feed Journaler can access “System Events”, as Feed Journaler uses MacOS automation to add itself as a Login Item.

By default, Feed Journaler will launch at login with the main window hidden (it will still appear in the dock though). If you prefer to see the main window on login, check the “Show main window when starting on login”.

This is entirely opt in: Feed Journaler will not configure itself to launch on login by default. And if you no longer want Feed Journaler to launch on login, you can simply uncheck these checkboxes in the preference window (or remove Feed Journaler as a Login Item in the MacOS System Preferences).

There are a few other changes made in this release:

  • Automatic updates are now available using the Sparkle framework. You can check for updates by clicking the “Check For Updates” menu item, or enabling automatic updates when prompted.
  • The instructions to install the dayone2 tool will only appear if the dayone2 tool could not be found. For those that already have the dayone2 tool installed, Feed Journaler will now display the last selected feed config.
  • Some more bug fixes and improvements to the HTML to Markdown translator. Fixed a bug which was not properly importing unordered or ordered lists in the imported journal entry. Also improved the styling of footnotes from Micro.blog RSS feeds.

As always, feel free to send any feedback you may have regarding this release.