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Help and Support / DAW AutoSave Changelog

v5.4.1 (64bit) - January 2024

Fixed bug that would prevent the time to save from changing when selected in the menu.

v5.4 (64bit) - January 2024

Added support for Reason and Logic Express

Minor Text Changes

Under the hood build changes to keep it working on old versions of macOS despite apples best efforts to stop me.

v5.3.1 (64bit) - January 2023

Fixed bug that would casue the scripting permissions dialog to pop up when not using a DAW.

v5.3 (64bit) - January 2023

Combined Intel 64bit and Apple Silicone builds into one version.

Improved scripting/automation permissions checking

The scripting/automation permissions dialog can now detect which version of macOS you are running and show relevant instructions

Made scripting/automation permissions dialog modular for better consistency throughout the app.

Changed menu bar icon for a successful save to a tick

v5.2 (64bit) - January 2023

Native Apple Silicone Support

Removed out of date menu items.

Removed support for the auto-updater due to unreliability with modern SSL. This will boost launch speed since the app no longer checks for updates on launch. You can still check manually in the menu.

Working to standardise 32bit/64bit intel and Apple Silicone versions to the same code base. With just the final build process being different. Updates for Intel 32bit follow.

Improvements when using modern versions of cubase.

v5.1 - May 2020

Added support for Cubase, Nuendo and Reaper.

Improved handling of versions of Pro Tools with slightly different application names.

v5.0 - January 2019

Renamed App to DAW AutoSave.

Removed registration system. The app is now free with optional donation.

New User Interface.

Re-designed Menu Bar Icon for high resolution displays and clearer status indication.

Rewrote most of the underlying code.

Added support for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Pro Tools First, Adobe Audition and Garageband.

Added support for macOS 10.6

Added Support for macOS 10.10 to 10.14

Separtated the app into 32Bit and 64Bit versions for better compatibility across all supported versions of macOS.

Added Support for Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave

v4.6.3 - Febuary 2015

Fixed bug that would prevent Notification Center notfications from appearing on certain versions of OS X.

Other minor bug fixes.


Updated URLs to corrispond to updated website.

Fixed issue with developer ID signing


Updated Developer ID signing for OS X 10.10

Added option to detect new DAW launches so the user can choose whether to enable auto-saves.


Added option to hide menu bar item when app is idle.


OSX 10.10 Yosemite compatibility.

Better Detection of Installed version of OS X.




Code Optimisations

Improved Registration

Improved Error Handling


Fixes a bug that would prevent the app from launching.


Added an option to Like the apps facebook page in the Share, Rate and Support menu.


Added Share, Rate and Support menu to let users help support the app.



Notification Center now only displays name of the Active DAW in the title.




Added a “Last Save Command Sent” item to the app menu. Noting when the last save was sent and which DAW it was sent to.

The menu bar icon will now turn blue when Idle on the most recent cycle.


Menu bar Icon will now swtich to gray when autosaving is paused.


Fixed a bug which would stop the pause feature from working.

Code and performace optimisations.


Fixed a bug which would stop save commands from being sent on some 10.7 and 10.8 Systems.


Bug Fixes


Fixed some minor bugs related to the name change.


AutoSave for Logic Pro and AutoSave for Soundtrack Pro have been merged into a single app. No user setup is required.

All exisiting serial numbers will work with the merged application.


Fixed bug which would prevent notifications from showing.

Added notification centre warning when the App is using the Key Command Falllback.

Added a dialog box warning should the app fail to save.

The demo mode reminder now only pops up when Logic Pro is the frontmost app.


Fixed issue on with non-english lauguage systems were app could not send a save command.


Added a fallback for when the app cant find the “File” menu on non-english launguage systems.

Code optimizations.


Fixes a bug that could stop the app from sending a save command.


Bug fixes.


Added extra serial numbers

OSX 10.9 Mavericks bug fixes


Bug fixes.

OSX 10.9 Mavericks support


Bug fixes.


Autoupdate now quits the app when the user downloads a new version

Fixed typo


Improved AutoUpdate

Fixed 10.7 Bugs

Fixed bug with about window


Improved registartion.

Fixed 10.7 Bugs

Fixed Notication Center Bugs


Fixed bug effecting serial numbers.

Fixed 10.7 Bugs


Improved Icon

Fixed bug where nothing would happen on certain systems


Now a shareware app, free to try but the app will pop up reminders to buy frequently.


Fixes bug with automatic checking of updates


Added automatic checking for updates


Changed name to AutoSave for Logic Pro to comply with Apples guidleines.


Added Pause Function


Now runs from the menu bar

Now a single app for simpler operation

Sandboxed for improved security

Developer ID and Gatekeeper Compatability.


If the user is not running Moutain Lion, the notification button is disabled.

Added a script to help users to update. This is a temporary solution.


Added button in the app to go to Notification Center Settings.

Added code to create prefs file immedialtly on first launch rather than after the set button was hit.


Switched to Notification Center for Notifications.

Fixed a bug where no defult time was present on first launch


Added Support for the Growl Popup Notifciation app (See http://growl.info for info)

Added Online Help

Fixed bug where app would not launch on 10.7 Systems.


Setup App now remembers previous time between saves setting.

Improved GUI to detect if the background app is running.

Now works on 32bit Macs.


Rewritten in XCode.

New GUI for the setup app

Added Icon

Adeed Error Checking


Chaned "Time between saves" setup to work in minutes instead of seconds.




Added "Quit background script" button.

Added "Launch at startup" options.


Initial release

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