Apple Starts Approving First Touch Bar App Updates on Mac App Store

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Apple over the past two days has started approving Mac App Store apps that have been updated with Touch Bar support on the new MacBook Pro.


One of the first Touch Bar apps is OmniGraffle 7, a popular vector drawing tool for designing graphics and diagrams. After updating to version 7.2, users will have access to text controls when editing labels, for example, or manipulation controls when working with shapes. Without anything selected on the canvas on the main screen, the Touch Bar can be used to add shape, a stencil, or an image.

OmniGraffle 7.2 for Mac's new Touch Bar controls

Speed-Up, a utility for speeding up or slowing down audio playback directly in iTunes, also saw its Touch Bar update approved earlier today. Other apps that now support the Touch Bar include Gestimer, Opus One, Disk Aid, and Memory Clean 2, and several more popular apps will be updated over the coming days and weeks. Those interested can track Mac app updates on our sister site AppShopper.

The Touch Bar is a narrow strip of glass above the keyboard that provides both system and app-specific controls based on what you are doing. The touchscreen sits in place of the standard row of function keys on the new MacBook Pro and includes Touch ID for faster logins and Apple Pay. Learn more by reading our Touch Bar hands-on roundup and Apple executive Craig Federighi's interview about the Touch Bar.

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killawat

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Omnigroup Always coming out with the hits. Please guys, let us be able to call up the quick entry box for omnifocus though the touchbar.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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It's against the Human Interface Guide. But Apple has no control over mac apps unless they are sold through the Mac App Store.
Don't they limit some functionality only to apps sold through the store? Wasn't iCloud syncing at one point only available to store apps?
 
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wheelhot

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It'll be interesting to see how well developers would implement TouchBar. Though I felt it'll be even better if Apple rolled the dice and made the TouchBar as standard across all MBPs.
 

Awjvail

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Has Microsoft pushed out any updates for Office yet? I know they were showcased at the keynote but I haven't seen anything more about it.
 

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Don't they limit some functionality only to apps sold through the store? Wasn't iCloud syncing at one point only available to store apps?
Yes, but as far as I can tell there's no requirement to use the MAS if you want to put touchbar support in your code.
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Has Microsoft pushed out any updates for Office yet? I know they were showcased at the keynote but I haven't seen anything more about it.
Not yet.
 

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What if that ridiculously large trackpad is because it will support Apple Pencil next year? Remove the headphone jack and add a lightning port and it makes perfect sense to me. What do you guys think?
 
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What if that ridiculously large trackpad is because it will support Apple Pencil next year? Remove the headphone jack and add a lightning port and it makes perfect sense to me. What do you guys think?
They'll not remove the headphone jack as Music people need to use it hence the "pro", and I doubt we'll ever see lightning port in Apple notebooks as there's not many reason for it, unless you're talking about lightning equipped headphones, then I expect we might see an adapter for that. ROFL

And I agree about the trackpad + apple pencil part. It just makes sense to allow compatibility considering how big the trackpad is now, I'm not sure why they didn't do it. Probably not enough time for the required drivers/softwares to be ready?
 

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What if that ridiculously large trackpad is because it will support Apple Pencil next year? Remove the headphone jack and add a lightning port and it makes perfect sense to me. What do you guys think?
Makes more sense for the screen to flop down and pencil on that, at least unless they turn the trackpad into a screen.
 

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Touch bar might be kinda cool for stock tickers.
It would look cool.

Better press the "buy" button quick before it scrolls to something else.

"See's Apple scrolling across the screen, went to hit "buy now", but wasn't fast enough. Darn... Anyone wanna buy some stock in a relatively unknown company before it completely tanks?" o_O
 

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It would look cool.

Better press the "buy" button quick before it scrolls to something else.

"See's Apple scrolling across the screen, went to hit "buy now", but wasn't fast enough. Darn... Anyone wanna buy some stock in a relatively unknown company before it completely tanks?" o_O
It wouldn't necessarily have to scroll if you don't want it to. You could have let's say a certain amount of companies set to be static there.
 

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The touch bar is looking nice!

But you know what would make it look even nicer? If it were placed one row above my escape and function keys.

If there isn't a System Preferences option to keep esc/fn keys always displayed by default, I'm sad to say I'll be done with Apple. And even if there is, I'm still not sure I can, or should, adapt.

I'm considering the Razer Blade Pro, but that ridiculous placement of the up-arrow key is probably a deal-breaker. It's a real shame no one makes a laptop as nice as the late-2011 17" MacBook Pro, or an OS as great as OS X Snow Leopard.
 

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They'll not remove the headphone jack as Music people need to use it hence the "pro", and I doubt we'll ever see lightning port in Apple notebooks as there's not many reason for it, unless you're talking about lightning equipped headphones, then I expect we might see an adapter for that. ROFL

And I agree about the trackpad + apple pencil part. It just makes sense to allow compatibility considering how big the trackpad is now, I'm not sure why they didn't do it. Probably not enough time for the required drivers/softwares to be ready?
Yeah but a lightning port is required to charge the pencil. The 15 second = 30 min of battery is one of its best features.
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Makes more sense for the screen to flop down and pencil on that, at least unless they turn the trackpad into a screen.
Many people use Wacom pads without a screen.
 
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Yeah but a lightning port is required to charge the pencil. The 15 second = 30 min of battery is one of its best features.
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Many people use Wacom pads without a screen.
Yes. I am one of them. But that ain't apple's style.
 

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It'll be interesting to see how well developers would implement TouchBar. Though I felt it'll be even better if Apple rolled the dice and made the TouchBar as standard across all MBPs.
I'm 101% confident that the Touch Bar will be coming to all Mac laptops and the bottom of the iPad in place of the Home button. Possibly to the phone and wired keyboard. Not sure if the wireless keyboard could stand up to the power requirements.
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The touch bar is looking nice!

But you know what would make it look even nicer? If it were placed one row above my escape and function keys.
How much do you wanna bet that a third-party will come out with an external Touch Bar, if they can manage to hack the system enough to recognize it?
 

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Yeah but a lightning port is required to charge the pencil. The 15 second = 30 min of battery is one of its best features.
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Many people use Wacom pads without a screen.
Since dongles seem to be the new thing at Apple, there could always be a very small USB3 to lightning adapter that clips onto the already included female-female lightning adapter.
 
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Jaekae

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What if that ridiculously large trackpad is because it will support Apple Pencil next year? Remove the headphone jack and add a lightning port and it makes perfect sense to me. What do you guys think?
That does not make sense. Especially lightning port..
And its seen as a audio jack, not headphone jack, to many use it for regular pc speakers.

I think its bigger chance apple come up with a way to use ipad pro as a wacom tablet for mac. That would be awesome
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The touch bar is looking nice!

But you know what would make it look even nicer? If it were placed one row above my escape and function keys.

If there isn't a System Preferences option to keep esc/fn keys always displayed by default, I'm sad to say I'll be done with Apple. And even if there is, I'm still not sure I can, or should, adapt.

I'm considering the Razer Blade Pro, but that ridiculous placement of the up-arrow key is probably a deal-breaker. It's a real shame no one makes a laptop as nice as the late-2011 17" MacBook Pro, or an OS as great as OS X Snow Leopard.
You know there is a hidden escape button thats physical and always there no matter what touchbar is showing? On left side its a butten same as the touch id button..

Function keys come everytime you press fn button same like all old macs
 

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Don't they limit some functionality only to apps sold through the store? Wasn't iCloud syncing at one point only available to store apps?
Yeah, but just because the iCloud backend runs on their Servers, and is fully under their control. Touchbar is just a client hardware, and there will be nothing that holds people from building crazy Nyan Cats Games for it(outside App Store).
 
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