After months of beta-testing, Automatic 2.3 is ready for primetime. It’s available to download on the site right now, and will be on the auto-updater in a few days. A big thank-you to everyone who tested it and provided invaluable feedback!
Over the past year or so, I’ve received the occasional email asking about Automatic’s development status. Understandable, since only two minor updates were released in that period. The reason was simple: between serving my country and completing my dissertation, development was put on the back-burner – it was both a matter of time and focus.
I’m very happy to say that now, with the former over and the latter wrapping up, it’s time for Automatic to get some love. So, next week will see the release of a new beta, which will include the 2.3 version of the engine. Highlights include: resumable downloads, magnet link support, smart subscription refreshing, and more. It won’t have any of the front-facing changes, since the point is to test the considerable engine changes with as many different configurations and feeds as possible.
If you don’t already, you can follow @automaticapp to be notified when it’s available.