App works only with current version but not later

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HeresPeter, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. HeresPeter, Mar 29, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    I just need some understanding here. I use this journal app called Day One and have recently upgraded the version. Somehow the updated version doesn't work, with the pop up saying "quit unexpectedly".
    I went to preference in the library folder and had to delete a .plist file in order for this updated version to work. NB. the version I used before was working.
    I'd like to understand why I had to go through this step for an updated application to work.
  2. macrumors 603


    Probably bad coding on the Developers side, nothing you can do about it except sending then an email.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    What if I download an updated app that's from a third party? i.e. not from the mac store, and I have to go through the same process of deleting the file under preference. What would this deleting mean?
  4. macrumors 603


    The same, but it is rare an Application crashes due to a .plist file.

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