App works only with current version but not later

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

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

    macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

    justperry

    #2
    Probably bad coding on the Developers side, nothing you can do about it except sending then an email.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    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?
     
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    justperry

    #4
    The same, but it is rare an Application crashes due to a .plist file.
     

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