Announcing FruitJuice 2.0, available exclusively on the Mac App Store

We are extremely proud to announce the immediate availability of FruitJuice 2.0 on the Mac App Store!

FruitJuice 2.0 is a new concept in maintaining OS X laptop battery health, providing monitoring, notifications, guided maintenance, and full battery diagnostics. It is a completely reimagined, groud-up rewrite with a more universal, practical focus. [Read more…]

About Factory Capacity and Lifespan

To quote the Apple notebook battery page, “The built-in battery of your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air is designed to deliver up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles before it reaches 80 percent of its original capacity.”

Apple does not tell you how to find out what your current percentage is. FruitJuice can! We report “Factory Capacity Percent” as relative to the battery’s “original capacity” (as noted on that Apple page).

The FruitJuice Lifespan indicator (filled pie) shows how many charge and discharge cycles your battery has seen relative to the “1000 full charge and discharge cycles” noted on Apple’s page. For some machines, like first generation MacBook Air’s, this number is less than 1000. If you hover over either of these items on the Battery Information screen, you can see the actual numbers.

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FruitJuice 2.0 has been submitted to the Mac App Store for review

We are pleased to announce that FruitJuice 2.0 was submitted to the Mac App Store yesterday.

It is both thrilling and nerveracking as we wait for the app to go from “Waiting for Review” to “In Review” to “Ready for Sale”. We’ve spent nearly a year re-architecting, re-working and re-imagining FruitJuice to make it both more modern and more useful.

We’ll be blogging more about the new version in the days and weeks to come, but, suffice to say, we are incredibly proud of the new version and can’t wait to get it into everyone’s hands!

FruitJuice 2.0 coming soon to the Mac App Store!

FruitJuice 2.0 will be published to the Mac App Store soon!

Many great new features, fill out the form on the home page and we’ll let you know when it’s available.

FJ Team

FruitJuice 1.0.16 Update Now Available

We’ve just posted a small update (v1.0.16) which addresses the following two items:

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FruitJuice now ready for Mountain Lion and GateKeeper

We are both relieved and happy to announce that FruitJuice is now ready for Mountain Lion and its new GateKeeper security controls.

For those of you already running FruitJuice, we thank you for your support.

For those of you who downloaded FruitJuice for the first time using Mountain Lion, we apologize for not being ready for that until today. [Read more…]

FruitJuice 1.0.14 Update Now Available

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 1.0.14 of FruitJuice. It has a combination of fixes that we have been working on for quite some time as well as some user-reported issues and suggestions. The complete list of fixes follows. [Read more…]

FruitJuice 1.0.13 Update Now Available

We’ve just posted version 1.0.13 to resolve an issue that some users were having during a calibration/conditioning. It would result in the calibration/conditioning appearing to function properly, but no notifications would be sent.

Recommended for all users.

FruitJuice 1.0.12 Update – Let’s Crash One More Time…

We’re both happy, and embarrassed at the same time, to announce the availablility of FruitJuice version 1.0.12. A fair number of users running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) were experiencing crashes during the update process. Like many Mac software developers, we use the excellent Sparkle update framework to perform secure updates to our software. We messed up because we missed the fact that the source code for Sparkle was moved to GitHub. The latest source on GitHub fixes the Lion crash on update. We’re sorry it took us so long to realize this.

So, go ahead and (possibly) crash one more time applying this latest update. After that it should update without a hitch.

FruitJuice 1.0.10 Update Now Available

We’re sorry that we messed up with the 1.0.9 release last week. We’ve gotten things sorted out, fixed one additional user-reported issue and are happy to announce that version 1.0.10 is now available.

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