Release Notes for Mac Beta

Mac Beta Version 3.5.2

Released March 19, 2020

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™:

  • We added the Allow list to enhance the customization of your Filter service. Learn more here.
  • Fixed a bug when trying to reload a newly unblocked page.
  • Adjusted our implementation of CleanBrowsing.

Mac Beta Version 3.5.1

Released January 24, 2020

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™:

  • Fixed a bug where some apps could erroneously trigger an M062 error.

Mac Beta Version 3.3.5

Released December 19, 2019

  • Fixed a licensing error.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™:

  • Fixed a source of erroneous M071 errors.
  • Improved screenshot algorithm.
  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Mac Beta Version 3.3.3

Released October 1, 2019

  • Oops, yea — black text isn’t readable in Dark Mode; fixed it.
  • Covenant Eyes is now notarized, as required by macOS 10.15.
  • Improved messaging in the Notification Center.
  • Improved support of persnickety hotspots (the ones that utilize HTML- or Javascript-based redirects).

Mac Beta Version 3.3.2

Released August 29, 2019

  • We fixed an issue where a background task caused Covenant Eyes to become temporarily unresponsive.
  • We don’t stall on hotspots anymore.

Mac Beta Version 3.3.1

Released August 13, 2019

  • Removed that pesky M071 error that some users saw.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • If you’re an early tester of macOS 10.15 Catalina, you can now install Covenant Eyes. (The installer isn’t notarized—yet—but will be soon.)

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™:

  • In our menu, we now show you how many screenshots we have taken.

Mac Beta Version 3.2.1

Released July 16, 2019

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • If you use our Filter, we added a custom block list feature. Learn more here.
  • If you used our Filter with our legacy Internet Accountability service, we’ll automatically bring over domains on your old block list to our new block list.

Updates for members using Internet Accountability:

  • We fixed a bug with our software that claimed that you installed Covenant Eyes on your reports when you only restarted your Mac.

Mac Beta Version 3.1.1

Released June 18, 2019

  • We fixed an issue where the sign in window would sometimes reappear once immediately after signing in.
  • If you change your password in My Account, we now shake the sign-in window on your Mac to remind you to sign in with your new password.
  • We fixed that pesky, confusing “M099” error you may have seen while trying to sign in.

Mac Beta Version 3.1.0

Released May 14, 2019

  • Updated the interface to switch between users instead of signing out.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Made improvements to screenshot storage.
  • Backend updates for future improvements to reports.
  • Added a notification when an account switches between Internet Accountability and Screen Accountability.
  • Interface fixes.

Starting with Mac Version 3.0.2, all versions support either Internet Accountability or Screen Accountability™, depending on your account settings.

Mac Beta Version 3.0.3

Released February 19, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Auto-fill only shows valid Covenant Eyes usernames.
  • Updated the Filter block page when the member is signed out.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Added the current blocking level to the Covenant Eyes software menu.

Mac Beta Version 3.0.2

Released January 29, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Improved notification system.
  • Miscellaneous other fixes.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Improved screen analysis.
  • Added app names and window titles to reported images.
  • Added porn blocking through CleanBrowsing.
  • Covenant Eyes servers only receive blurred images.

Mac Beta Version 2.10.0

Released August 23, 2018

  • Dropped support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Made a change to make troubleshooting issues a little easier for our Customer Service Reps.
  • Added a notification if hitting “Refresh Covenant Eyes” failed.
  • Fixed an issue where users were periodically blocked as if they were not signed in.
  • Improved clarity on the Filter Block page.
  • Improved ability to view webpages after the Filter was overridden.
  • Users can now install Covenant Eyes on macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • Other bug fixes with Mojave.

Mac Beta Version 2.9.1

Released June 14, 2018

  • Minor bug fixes.

Mac Beta Version 2.9.0

Released May 16, 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.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.12b16

Released April 3, 2018

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

  • Fixed an occasional issue where Covenant Eyes would stall upon sign in.
  • Fixed an issue where the Covenant Eyes menu would not appear in the menu bar.
  • Improved the Panic feature.
  • Improved compatibility with the Google Chrome browser.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.10

Released November 21, 2017

  • 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 Beta Version 2.8.9b26

Released September 20, 2017

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

Mac Beta Version 2.8.8b20

Released September 28, 2016

  • 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.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.8b11

Released July 12, 2016

  • Added support for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Fixed an issue where the Covenant Eyes menu would sometimes disappear from the menu bar.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.7b21

Released April 19, 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 Beta Version 2.8.6b4

Released October 15, 2015

  • Fixed kernel panic.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.4b5

Released August 4, 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.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.3b12

Released July 14, 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 an uninstall causes a kernel panic on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Covenant Eyes is not compatible with El Capitan at this time.

Mac Beta Version 2.8.2.b4

Released May 28, 2015

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

Mac Beta Version 2.7.0b15

Released December 11, 2014

  • Adjusted Covenant Eyes’ sensitivity to network problems.
  • Updated icons for Yosemite Dark Mode.
  • Improved error reporting.
  • Improved hotspot sign in process.

Mac Beta Version 2.6.0b23

Released July 29, 2014

Covenant Eyes versions 2.6.0 and later are compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). You do not need to uninstall Covenant Eyes prior to upgrading to Yosemite, but you will need to re-enable the Covenant Eyes extension for Safari once the upgrade is complete.

  • 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 Beta Version 2.4.2b37

Released June 10, 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.
  • Fixed a periodic crashing issue (kernel panic).
  • Improved stability.

Mac Beta Version 2.3.2b6

Released February 13, 2014

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