Release Notes for Mac

Mac Version 2.10.2

Released October 31, 2018

  • Removed browser extension reminders.
  • Refreshed branding images.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Mac Version 2.10.1

Released September 12, 2018

  • Upgraded the Safari browser extension.
  • Added reminder to install browser extensions for best clarity in monitoring.

Mac Version 2.9.1

Released July 10, 2018

  • Fixed an issue where the Covenant Eyes menu would not appear in the menu bar.
  • Fixed occasional issues where Covenant Eyes would stall upon sign in.
  • Improved the Panic feature.
  • Improved compatibility with the Google Chrome browser.
  • Added an automatic update feature.
  • Updated Firefox browser extension.
  • Fixed a crash when logging very large errors.
  • Made improvements to the Filter Override.
  • Fixed minor bugs with automatically installing Covenant Eyes updates.

Mac Version 2.8.10

Released November 30, 2017

After this version, we will no longer support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or earlier. Please upgrade your operating system to a newer version of macOS.

  • Fixed an issue where two Covenant Eyes icons would occasionally appear in the menu bar, giving an M072 error.
  • Updated Firefox Extension for compatibility with Firefox 57+ (“Quantum”).
  • Other bug fixes.

Mac Version 2.8.9

Released October 5, 2017

  • Added support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
  • Improved hotspot detection.
  • Fixed an occasional issue that caused a slow sign in.

Mac Version 2.8.8

Released November 16, 2016

  • Added support for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Fixed a kernel panic affecting those who pair the Keynote app on iOS with the Keynote app on macOS.
  • Fixed two other causes of some rare kernel panics.
  • Fixed an issue where the Covenant Eyes menu would sometimes disappear from the menu bar.

Mac Version 2.8.7

Released May 3, 2016

  • Users of Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) no longer need to restart the computer when upgrading Covenant Eyes, and in some cases when installing or uninstalling.
  • Fixed an issue where some characters within URLs were chopped off on Accountability Reports.
  • Improved compatibility with Sophos Antivirus Web Protection and WORDsearch Bible.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some web pages to display “Unknown Domain,” “HTTP 400 Bad Request,” or an incomplete page.

Mac Version 2.8.6

Released October 27, 2015

  • Fixed kernel panic.

Mac Version 2.8.5

Released September 24, 2015

  • Fixed issue where update notifications weren’t being displayed on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later.

Mac Version 2.8.4

Released September 15, 2015

  • Fixed issue that prevented Covenant Eyes from installing onto Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Fixed issue where filter error messages were repetitively displayed when websites were blocked.
  • The Covenant Eyes browser extension for Firefox now meets Firefox’s signing requirements.
  • Updated menu icon (including 2x and 3x Retina support).
  • Include Covenant Eyes client version information in Accountability Reports.
  • Display a “Panicked” web page when users try to access the Internet through a web browser while panicked.
  • Display “0:00:00” in menu bar when Internet is blocked due to Blocked Times settings.
  • Reports when Covenant Eyes is installed.

Mac Version 2.8.3

Released July 21, 2015

  • Improved functionality of auto-sign-in when a user intentionally signs out of Covenant Eyes.
  • Improved HTTPS filtering.
  • Fixed issue where the Covenant Eyes icon would sometimes disappear from the menu bar.
  • Fixed various issues related to sleep mode.
  • Fixed issue with reporting IPv6 URLs.
  • Fixed issue where Kaspersky causes uninstalls to fail.
  • Fixed issue where uninstalling causes a kernel panic on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. This version of Covenant Eyes is not compatible with El Capitan.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.2

Released June 23, 2015

  • Improved ability to connect at hotspots.
  • Improved handling of home and work network problems.

Mac Version 2.8.1

Released April 30, 2015

  • Added the ability to generate an Uninstall Code within the uninstaller.
  • Disabled the Panic Button after it has been pressed.
  • Added support for the Chrome extension in Mac OS 10.6 for 32-bit users.
  • Updated the Firefox extension to improve Report clarity.
  • Various interface changes.

Mac Version 2.8.0

Released April 8, 2015

  • Accountability Reports now display which application was used to access a URL.
  • Fixed a bug that caused visited sites to be reported as unconfirmed sites (this happened when the computer was coming out of sleep).
  • Improved the install/uninstall process.

Mac Version 2.7.2

Released February 18, 2015

  • Improved error messages.
  • Various bug fixes.

Mac Version 2.7.1

Released December 18, 2014

  • Fixed an issue with installing on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixed an issue with uninstalling the Chrome extension.

Mac Version 2.7.0

Released December 17, 2014

  • Adjusted Covenant Eyes’ sensitivity to network problems.
  • Updated icons for Yosemite Dark Mode.
  • Improved error reporting.
  • Improved hotspot sign in process.
  • Improved proxy error reporting and validation.
  • Fixed extension installation issues for Google Chrome versions 39 and later.

Mac Version 2.6.1

Released September 30, 2014

  • Fixed incorrect reporting of pages that were blocked while using the Firefox browser.
  • Fixed a problem that was incorrectly displaying a “no services” error message.
  • Various text and graphic updates.

Mac Version 2.6.0

Released August 22, 2014

  • Added support for Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite).
  • Covenant Eyes no longer repeatedly asks to install the extension in Safari 7.1 and later.
  • Fixed a spelling error.

Mac Version 2.5.1

Released July 15, 2014

  • Fixed a bug in the Firefox browser extension where it reported Supporting URLs more than once.

Mac Version 2.5.0

Released June 26, 2014

  • Prevented installation (for now) onto Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite).
  • Added browser extensions for Safari, Firefox, and Chrome to improve Accountability Reports.
  • Improved installer to prevent installing over an incompatible version of Covenant Eyes.

Mac Version 2.4.1

Released March 27, 2014

  • Fixed a periodic crashing issue (kernel panic).

Mac Version 2.4.0

Released March 12, 2014

  • Disabled Secure Search in Google to improve monitoring, filtering, and reporting of search terms.

Mac Version 2.3.1

Released January 29, 2014

  • Blocked times countdown timer now starts with less than one hour remaining (instead of ten).
  • Fixed issue where some users were under older blocked time settings.
  • Fixed occasional crashing issue.

Mac Version 2.3.0

Release Date: January 21, 2014

  • Added Time of Day blocking for Filter users.
  • Improved stability of connections to Covenant Eyes servers.
  • Improved support for IPv6.

Mac Version 2.2.3

Release Date: November 13, 2013

  • Miscellaneous text changes.

Mac Version 2.2.2

Release Date: November 6, 2013

  • Updated text and sensitivity for the “Network Disconnected” popup.
  • Improved communication with Covenant Eyes servers when network connectivity is poor.
  • Fixed memory leaks and other bugs.

Mac Version 2.2.0

Release Date: October 9, 2013

  • Standardized all server communication (improves compatibility with proxies and firewalls).
  • Sign in window now shows remembered usernames and automatic sign-in preferences.
  • Improved error reporting and troubleshooting.
  • Updated text throughout software.
  • Various interface changes.
  • Added support for keyboard shortcuts in the uninstaller.
  • Improved reporting of URLs for users of the Chrome browser.
  • Improved Filter compatibility with Chrome and Safari.
  • Improved hotspot detection and handling.
  • Fixed issue with automatic updates.

Mac Version 2.1.2

Release Date: April 30, 2013

  • Fixed a bug in the Uninstaller on 32-bit machines.

Mac Version 2.1.0

Release Date: April 23, 2013

  • Covenant Eyes is now digitally signed using Apple keys. (This means you should never see an “unidentified developer” message upon installation.)
  • Enhanced error message for failed installation on older systems.
  • Minor code changes and bug fixes.

Mac Version 2.0.1

Release Date: April 18, 2013
Added Internet Filtering Service

  • Filter URLs based on block/allow list.
  • Filter URLs based on sensitivity level of page and user.
  • Blocked URLs displayed in Blocked Sites module on Accountability Reports.
  • Blocked URLs displayed in the URL Log window.

Known Differences from the Windows Filter

  • Filter Guardians (or authorized Filter users) can temporarily override from the Filter block page.
  • Time controls are not currently supported.
  • Changes to Filter settings can be applied via a “Refresh” option within the Covenant Eyes for Mac software menu.

Mac Version 1.5.0

Release Date: February 14, 2013

  • Only one sign in failure window displayed at a time.
  • Changed the menu to more closely match the Windows Filter menu.
  • Uninstaller moved to the Utilities folder within the Applications folder.
  • Various tweaks to improve the install/uninstall process when upgrading from older versions of Covenant Eyes.
  • Fixed occasional crash issue.

Mac Version 1.4.9

Release Date: January 11, 2013

  • Dropped support for operating systems prior to 10.6.0 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixes to HTTPS URL logging.
  • Improved circumvention protection.
  • Fixed failure where uninstaller required administrative privileges.
  • Removed Covenant Eyes username and password confirmation during installation.

Mac Version

Release Date: April 13, 2012

  • Fixed automatic start-up issue with new installs.
  • Dropped support for MacOS 10.4 Tiger.

Mac Version

Release Date: December 15, 2011

  • Removed “Administrator rights needed” message during uninstall.

Mac Version

Release Date: September 29, 2010

  • Changed Covenant Eyes icons and images to match new branding
  • The Accountability Report now shows when Covenant Eyes for Mac is installed

Mac Version

Release Date: July 29, 2010

  • Fixed memory leaks
  • General stability fixes
  • Removed “Enable Secure Hotspot Access” option from the Preferences menu. We have enabled this feature by default.
  • Improved debug logging when Covenant Eyes for Mac crashes

Mac Version

Release Date: April 26, 2010

  • Covenant Eyes for Mac is now compatible in 64-bit mode
  • Fixed issue with blank lines appearing in the URL log
  • Multiple improvements resulting in increased stability

Mac Version 1.4.3a

Release Date: December 21, 2009

  • Increased support for Snow Leopard
  • Improved stability of the CE program for the Mac
  • Removed the show in dock option. The CE icon will only appear in the menu bar

Mac Version 1.3.8

Release Date: July 14, 2009

  • New: Web page titles are now shown next to Web addresses (URLs) in Accountability Reports and Detailed Browsing Logs
  • Additional security and stability improvements