Knox for Mac

   

Release Notes

Here is the complete version history of Knox since 2007-07-14. Since then, Knox has been updated 34 times with a total of 119 changes!

No betas are available at this moment (version 2.2.0 is the latest). To subscribe to the beta channel, go to Knox's Preferences, click the Version tab, and check the box next to "Include betas".

Version 2.2.0 3 changes Published 2012-09-13 download
Version 2.1.15 1 change Published 2012-04-23 download
Version 2.1.14 1 change Published 2012-02-29 download
Version 2.1.13 1 change Published 2011-12-22 download
Version 2.1.12 2 changes Published 2011-12-21 download
Version 2.1.11 1 change Published 2011-11-02 download
Version 2.1.10 1 change Published 2011-10-26 download
Version 2.1.9 2 changes Published 2011-10-13 download
Version 2.1.8 1 change Published 2011-09-01 download
Version 2.1.7 1 change Published 2011-08-10 download
Version 2.1.6 1 change Published 2011-08-10 download
Version 2.1.5 3 changes Published 2011-08-04 download
Version 2.1.4 3 changes Published 2011-08-04 download
Version 2.1.3 3 changes Published 2011-08-04 download
Version 2.1.2 3 changes Published 2011-08-04 download
Version 2.1.1 3 changes Published 2011-08-04 download
Version 2.1.0 2 changes Published 2011-08-04 download
Version 2.0.8 2 changes Published 2010-11-23 download
Version 2.0.6 1 change Published 2010-10-09 download
Version 2.0.5 2 changes Published 2010-09-03 download
Version 2.0.4 2 changes Published 2010-07-22 download
Version 2.0.3 6 changes Published 2010-06-30 download
Version 2.0.2 7 changes Published 2010-06-23 download
Version 2.0.1 2 changes Published 2010-05-25 download
Version 2.0.0 2 changes Published 2010-05-08 download
Version 1.6.4 1 change Published 2009-09-30 download
Version 1.6.3 1 change Published 2009-03-17
Version 1.6.2 2 changes Published 2008-11-17
Version 1.6.1 2 changes Published 2008-11-07
Version 1.6.0 11 changes Published 2007-11-03
Version 1.5.3 8 changes Published 2007-11-01
Version 1.5.2 1 change Published 2007-08-28
Version 1.5.1 13 changes Published 2007-08-28
Version 1.5.0 24 changes Published 2007-07-14

Version 2.2.0 (build #185) - Released on 2012-09-13 - download

This update includes several bug fixes to support OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

Fixed Bug monitoring vault mount status on OS X 10.8. Knox once again able to keep a consistent list of mounted or dismounted vaults via its menubar or dock menu.

Fixed Bug broken "Start on login" preference on OS X 10.8.

Fixed Bug creating extra backup files in some circumstances.

Version 2.1.15 (build #177) - Released on 2012-04-23 - download

This update includes several improvements and is signed with our Apple Developer ID to support Gatekeeper in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

New Now code signing using our Apple Developer ID certificate to add support for Gatekeeper in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

Version 2.1.14 (build #173) - Released on 2012-02-29 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Changed New vaults are now created with a Journaled HFS+ filesystem. Previously the filesystem was not journaled.

Version 2.1.13 (build #172) - Released on 2011-12-22 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed additional rare crash animating menu bar icon.

Version 2.1.12 (build #171) - Released on 2011-12-21 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed problem preventing the deletion of old backups on Mac OS X Lion.

Fixed Fixed rare crash animating menu bar icon.

Version 2.1.11 (build #170) - Released on 2011-11-02 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Improved error handling while locating network volumes.

Version 2.1.10 (build #160) - Released on 2011-10-26 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed possible crash observing volume changes.

Version 2.1.9 (build #159) - Released on 2011-10-13 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Updated Growl support. Now supports Growl 1.3 from the App Store.

Changed Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

Version 2.1.8 (build #158) - Released on 2011-09-01 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed rare crash upon upgrading vaults to Lion compatibility.

Version 2.1.7 (build #157) - Released on 2011-08-10 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed rare crash upon upgrading vaults to Lion compatibility.

Version 2.1.6 (build #156) - Released on 2011-08-10 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Updated links to the agilebits.com website.

Version 2.1.5 (build #155) - Released on 2011-08-04 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed error unmounting vaults on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Fixed Fixed memory leak affecting Time Machine backups to network disks.

Changed Improved security of auto updater.

Version 2.1.4 (build #154) - Released on 2011-08-04 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed error unmounting vaults on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Fixed Fixed memory leak affecting Time Machine backups to network disks.

Changed Improved security of auto updater.

Version 2.1.3 (build #153) - Released on 2011-08-04 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed error unmounting vaults on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Fixed Fixed memory leak affecting Time Machine backups to network disks.

Changed Improved security of auto updater.

Version 2.1.2 (build #152) - Released on 2011-08-04 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed error unmounting vaults on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Fixed Fixed memory leak affecting Time Machine backups to network disks.

Changed Improved security of auto updater.

Version 2.1.1 (build #151) - Released on 2011-08-04 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed error unmounting vaults on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Fixed Fixed memory leak affecting Time Machine backups to network disks.

Changed Improved security of auto updater.

Version 2.1.0 (build #150) - Released on 2011-08-04 - download

Knox 2.1 adds support for OS X 10.7 (Lion), replacing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support. Users wishing to use Tiger or Leopard are encouraged to stick with Knox 2.0.8. Also included are some minor improvements and fixes.

Fixed Fixed error unmounting vaults on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Fixed Fixed memory leak affecting Time Machine backups to network disks.

Version 2.0.8 (build #135) - Released on 2010-11-23 - download

This update provides bug fixes.

Fixed Fixed the problem with license key validation for licenses created after Nov 22, 2010.

Fixed Attempt to fix a few obscure crashes.

Version 2.0.6 (build #131) - Released on 2010-10-09 - download

This update includes a fix for the crash on Login.

Fixed Fixed a crash that could happen when on Knox is configured to start on Login.

Version 2.0.5 (build #129) - Released on 2010-09-03 - download

This update fixes a couple of crashes that were reported in the previous version.

Fixed Fixed a crash that could happen when checking for new version.

Fixed Fixed a crash that could happen when a volume is mounted or ejected.

Version 2.0.4 (build #128) - Released on 2010-07-22 - download

This update includes bug fixes.

Fixed Fixed a crash that could happen right after Knox is launched.

Fixed Fixed a crash that could happen when a volume is mounted or ejected.

Version 2.0.3 (build #125) - Released on 2010-06-30 - download

This update contains several fixes and improvements.

New Added support for Beta builds. To enable, open the Knox > Preferences > Version window and enable the "Include betas" checkbox.

Changed Changed how Knox handles Dock vs Menu mode to prevent the Knox icon from appearing on the Dock temporarily before moving to the main menu.

Changed Reduced Knox application size from 14MB to 7MB; a 50% savings!

Changed No longer showing the "Knox bubble" when launching in the menu bar. Showing a progress throbber instead which is less obvious but should still draw enough attention to let users know it launched.

Fixed Fixed problem where autoupdater could not be disabled.

Fixed Version number now appears correctly in About Knox and Preferences > Version windows.

Version 2.0.2 (build #120) - Released on 2010-06-23 - download

This update contains several fixes and improvements.

Changed Simplified "Keep Knox running if computer is restarted" language in preferences to "Start on login".

Changed Several change to attempt to fix an non-reproducible crash in [KStatusItemView animate].

Changed Now showing informational window (aka bubble) on every launch when Knox is in the menu bar to clearly show it has launched.

Changed Attempted to work around an infrequent crash that could occur when exiting the application.

Fixed Fixed a crash that could happen when restoring from backup.

Fixed Improved reliability of reformatting a volume as an encrypted disk image.

Fixedr Fixed 'date of last update check' indicator in preferences.

Version 2.0.1 (build #119) - Released on 2010-05-25 - download

This update contains some minor fixes and improvements.

Fixed After adding a license the license details window automatically refreshes with the new license information.

Fixed The buttons on the Backup window are now functional once again.

Version 2.0.0 (build #118) - Released on 2010-05-08 - download

Knox is now developed, supported and distributed by Agile Web Solutions.

New Knox now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. You can still access volumes created by Knox on Mac OS X 10.4.

Fixed Knox application preferences now synced correctly when using System Preferences > MobileMe > Sync > Preferences.

Version 1.6.4 (build #77) - Released on 2009-09-30 - download

Knox 1.6.4 is a maintenance release.

Fixed Fixes a bug where known vaults would be erroneously identified as new additions resulting in duplicate entries.

Version 1.6.3 (build #66) - Released on 2009-03-17

Knox 1.6.3 is a maintenance release.

Changed Update to the MacPurchase framework.

Version 1.6.2 (build #60) - Released on 2008-11-17

Knox 1.6.2 is a maintenance release.

Changed Knox won't attempt to close vaults when upgrading to a newer version.

Fixed Fixes a migration bug in Sparkle which caused automatic updates to be disabled after upgrading from version 1.5.3.

Version 1.6.1 (build #58) - Released on 2008-11-07

Knox 1.6.1 is a maintenance release.

Fixed Fixes the updating of power supply status, which affected being able to compact vaults.

Fixed Minor fixes and logging clarifications.

Version 1.6.0 (build #55) - Released on 2007-11-03

Knox 1.6.3 is a maintenance release.

New Knox now creates Leopard-only "sparse bundle" vaults by default. This vault type is more reliable than the old "sparse images", and much faster to compact. To create a vault compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, choose the appropriate compatibility setting in "Advanced options".

New A new backup mechanism is used when backing up Leopard-only vaults onto a local drive formatted as "Mac OS Extended". Only the portions of the vaults that have changed since the last backup are copied to the backup destination. Since these backups share the non-changed portions of their data, they are set as read-only on the backup volume. This is similar to the way Time Machine works.

Changed Open vaults can now be backed up on Leopard

Changed Whole-disk vaults larger than 512 GB can now be formatted on drives with only one partition.

Changed Knox no longer opens unencrypted disk images. They are handed over to DiskImageMounter.app instead.

Changed Knox now starts in the menu bar by default. Existing Knox users are not affected.

Changed Vaults cannot be compacted while a portable computer is on battery power.

Changed Vaults won't be created to the default vault location if it has been moved to the Trash.

Fixed Fixed a bug that sometimes caused vaults to be renamed to have the same name as the main system volume.

Fixed Fixes a possible crash when cancelling a vault creation process at a certain stage.

Fixed Fixes a Knox responsiveness issue when a network volume containing Knox vaults became unreachable.

Version 1.5.3 (build #50) - Released on 2007-11-01

Knox 1.5.3 is a maintenance release.

New Knox now works on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. On Leopard systems, you can optionally choose AES-256 encryption.

Changed When creating a whole-disk vault, Knox now re-partitions the disk to optimize available disk space.

Changed When a Keychain entry needs to be modified, Knox no longer deletes and re-creates the entry. Before this change, a keychain entry could have been moved from one keychain to another as a side effect of Knox modifying it. Thanks to Daniel Beck (beckweb.net) for reporting this potential security issue.

Changed Knox now properly uses a Keychain entry to open a vault even if the vault name does not match the name in the entry.

Changed A single vault is now listed only once in Knox’s vault listings, even if multiple symlinks point to the same vault.

Changed Knox no longer creates the ~/Documents/Knox folder on launch. It's only created if you create vaults in the default vault location.

Changed Various minor bug fixes and UI enhancements.

Fixed The Knox automatic update system had a bug when used in the menu bar mode. If you use Knox 1.5.2 in the menu bar mode, please download the new version manually. To address this, the Knox automatic update mechanism has been replaced with the Sparkle framework.

Version 1.5.2 (build #45) - Released on 2007-08-28

Knox 1.5.2 is a maintenance release.

Fixed Fixed a bug that caused a multitude of problems when certain folders Knox relied on did not exist.

Version 1.5.1 (build #40) - Released on 2007-08-28

Knox 1.5.1 is a maintenance release.

Changed The default location for newly created vaults is now Documents/Knox under the home folder. Existing Knox installations continue to use ~/Library/Knox.

Changed The default location of vaults can now be set to a custom value in the General pane of Knox preferences; it can also be reset to ~/Documents/Knox from the Change… panel.

Changed Ejecting certain whole-disk vaults no longer shows a message about the user having to eject the disk manually. Knox now completes the eject by itself.

Changed Knox no longer closes vaults on shutdown or log out. Letting the operating system handle this can help the shutdown process in certain situations.

Changed Disk images can now be added as Knox vaults by dragging them into the Vaults list in Preferences > Vaults. Previously, the images had to be dragged into the Knox icon in the Dock or on the menu bar.

Changed The vaults menu now reflects changes in vault status and task progress even when kept open. The vault enabled/disabled state is not updated while the menu is open, however.

Changed Knox no longer shows a “Can’t compact” error message if the user cancels closing the vault which was to be compacted.

Changed When Knox quits, the activity spinner is no longer left on the Dock icon.

Changed When renaming a vault, pressing enter no longer selects next vault, it just ends editing.

Changed Cancelling vault creation now deletes the vault file, if one was created.

Changed Minor performance improvements in the way Knox gathers vault information and handles vault deletion.

Fixed Minor fixes to the French localization.

Fixed Multiple bug fixes, including a fix for a crashing bug.

Version 1.5.0 (build #35) - Released on 2007-07-14

Knox 1.5.0 is an important upgrade with many new features and improvements.

New Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later is now required.

New Full disk encryption. Volumes other than the boot volume can now be reformatted to become Knox whole-disk vaults.

New The New Vault dialog now includes Password Assistant that can help choose secure passwords.

New A Knox license is no longer required for opening vaults with Knox. Knox can be used for opening vaults indefinitely, even after the trial expires. Note that Spotlight Control only works with licensed copies of Knox.

Changed The vault creation process now displays a progress indicator.

Changed Vaults can now be backed up without closing them.

Changed A warning is displayed when a scheduled backup is imminent.

Changed Items in the Vaults menu now have help tags showing the full path of the vault file.

Changed Knox now sends Growl notifications for the completion of backups, compaction, and closing of whole disk vaults.

Changed In the vault creation window, there are default sizes corresponding to a blank CD or DVD.

Changed Custom vault sizes can now be specified in either megabytes or gigabytes.

Changed Knox vaults can now be created with Master Key access. Use the Certificate Assistant in Keychain Manager to create a master password and certificate file. Name the certificate file "Knox.cer" and place it in "~/Library/Application Support/Knox/" before you create the vault.

Fixed Image creation failed if you had a network home directory.

Fixed Backups didn't start with the preference "Prompt for the backup drive".

Fixed The "Time of Day" for automatic backups was sometimes set incorrectly.

Fixed Many error messages were cryptic and uninformative.

Fixed The preference "Open Finder windows for all opened vaults" wasn't always respected.

Fixed The progress indicator never stopped after choosing to skip a backup.

Fixed The tab key didn't end editing Vaults Preferences "Vault name" field.

Fixed Backup vaults were renamed when opened.

Fixed Setting vaults as login items wasn't effective when running Knox from the menu bar.

Fixed The preference "Keep open vaults open after a restart" was ignoring vaults without a stored keychain password.

Fixed When the automatic update checker couldn't connect to the internet, it opened a web browser window.

Fixed Address Book information wasn't autofilled correctly in the purchase dialog.