What's new in Unite 4.2: Major improvements and first-party password management
Unite 4.2 is the biggest update to Unite since Unite 4.0 in December 202
Today, we’re launching Unite 4.2 - the biggest update to Unite since Unite 4 in December 2020. Stay tuned for even more updates and new products from BZG!
A built-in password manager
With the transition to Apple Silicon, Apple dramatically complicated the ability to create keychain support in a 3rd-party app. This is further complicated by Unite’s unique nature of creating apps ad-hoc.
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As such, we’ve spent a few months investigating alternatives and have developed a built-in option based on the open-source Crypto Swift.
Functionally, this should work the same as our keychain integration previously did, except passwords are now stored and encrypted within the Unite Helper. You can manage your passwords in the preferences of any Unite app.
Dramatically improved downloads
Previous versions of Unite featured a relatively rudimentary download system that would cause random quirks. This new version should support the vast majority of download scenarios.
Dramatically improved find-in-page
Previous versions of Unite had a rather finicky behavior when searching for phrases within a page. This should now work as expected.
Tab switch commands
You can now switch between tabs by using the ⇧⌘[ and ⇧⌘] keyboard commands.
Open all links in the current tab
By going to preferences → behavior → Link-click behavior → Open all links in the current tab, you can now have all links clicked in the active tab open in the current tab, regardless of the standard behavior.
Status bar apps
We’ve done work to make status bar apps much more feature-par with regular apps, and have also made it so they’ll remember which sites should be active when you switch between modes.
We’ve also fixed a bug where the right-click menu would not behave correctly.
Lastly, the Setapp build has been updated to temporarily remove support for Apple Silicon. It will still run in Intel/Rosetta, but we are working with Setapp to try and identify a bug that occurs when downloading Unite from the Setapp launcher. The direct build remains unaffected with full support for Apple Silicon.