iCloudStatus 1.2.2 Released

Small update with some improvements and maintenance for the upcoming macOS Sierra.

What’s new?

  • Important fix for a crash upon startup on macOS Sierra. All users that plan to upgrade to the new OS should install this version.
  • Text field which shows the amount of disk space used in the iCloud Drive folder on the disk local disk. Note that this value may not match what is shown in the Finder exactly but is close (type the “man du” command in the terminal for more information).
  • Button to open iCloud system preferences so you can check on actual space remaining on your iCloud account. Unfortunately there’s no known way now to get this information directly inside of iCloudStatus.
  • In the preferences the notification sound can be set to “none”.

iCloudStatus metadata.store-shm transfer getting stuck

If you’re using iCloudStatus 1.1 and experienced a transfer named metadata.store-shm getting stuck please know this is a bug in reporting and will be fixed.

The solution is to hover the mouse over the item in the list  and press the X button which appears on the right. This will simply dismiss the item from the list but will not affect any files on your system.

This will be the first thing to fix when I can get iCloudStauts 1.2 released. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience!

iCloudStatus – Not seeing transfers?

If you’re testing iCloudStatus for the first time and you’re not seeing changes being tracked please review this list.

  1. Are the files you’re tracking in-progress transfers that you uploaded before launching iCloudStatus? If they are then progress will not be shown but you can press the Rescan button in the preferences to begin tracking existing transfers (please note this may take some time).
  2. Review the path of the directory in the preferences and make sure it descends from ~/Library/Mobile Documents for tracking iCloud (including non-iCloud Drive apps like Numbers, Pages or any others that save to iCloud) or ~/Library/Mobile Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs for iCloud Drive only.

    Please keep in mind that iCloud and iCloud Drive are not the same. If you save files to iCloud using the standard save window those files are saved in ~/Library/Mobile Documents even thought they may appear to be part of the iCloud Drive folder when you’re browsing in the Finder.

  3. Open the iCloud Drive folder in the Finder and confirm that you’re seeing the transfers there and that the iCloud system daemon is actually uploading the files. Starting in 10.11 El Capitan you should see progress in the status bar even for files being transferred to iCloud using 3rd party apps so you can confirm if the system is actually aware of the transfer.

Problems purchasing iCloudStatus?

There have been ongoing server problems when attempting to purchase iCloudStatus via PayPal. I’ve contacted both PayPal and my payment service provider e-junkie both of which claim it’s not on their end.

The solution is to just keep trying until it works or try using another web browser but if it doesn’t please contact us at info@thealchemistguild.com and arrange to send payment directly (using PayPal also).

Sorry for the inconvenience!

iCloud Drive vs iCloud

If iCloudStatus is not tracking changes to certain files that’s probably because those files aren’t actually a part of iCloud Drive even though they appear in the Finder (typically they have the icon of the app they belong to on the folder like in the picture below).



When you first launch iCloudStatus you will be prompted to track changes in just iCloud Drive or all of iCloud but in case you didn’t choose iCloud you can do this later by following the steps below.

  1. In the iCloudStatus settings press the choose button to open the navigation dialog.icloudstatus_2
  2. When the window opens press command-shift-G which will open the Go to Folder window. Type in the text field ~/Library and press return.
  3. You will now be in the otherwise hidden Library directory where you can select the folder named Mobile Documents then press choose to finish.
  4. If you were successfully iCloudStatus should now be tracking changes in ~/Library/Mobile Documentsicloudstatus_5

TaskCard 2.0.4 Update

Minor bug fix update.

  • IMPROVED: Deleting cards or sheets will remove events from calendars.
  • FIXED: Printing is allowed in the sandboxed version.
  • FIXED: Graphical glitch which could cause “zombie cards” when changing sheets.
  • FIXED: Crash after deleting sheets and changing to new sheet.