Scuttlebutt 2.2 – Goodbye Helvetica Neue, hello San Francisco!

We’ve just released Scuttlebutt 2.2 – the Mac Power User’s Yammer client.

This release includes stability enhancements, bug fixes, and prepares the app for compatibility to future versions of macOS.

San francisco banner

These are a summary of improvements from version 2.1

  • Moved away from Helvetica Neue and prefer the new San Francisco system font on supporting versions of macOS.
  • A number of stability improvements and bug fixes.
  • Updated the crash-reporting library.

The most visible change of Scuttlebutt 2.2 is the switch from Helvetica Neue to San Francisco. This would only take effect on Mac OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” or newer systems. Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” is preserved and Scuttlebutt will use the default system font on Yosemite.

Shown below is a comparison of Scuttlebutt 2.1 message cells using the Helvetica Neue font and Scuttlebutt 2.2 on the new San Francisco font.

Scuttlebutt message cells comparison

The Help book was also updated to use the new San Francisco font on retina displays and versions of macOS supporting that system font. Non-retina displays (e.g. MacBook Air and non High-DPI external displays) will continue to render the help book in Lucida Grande as before.

Scuttlebutt help book comparison

As mentioned earlier, this version of Scuttlebutt still maintains compatibility with Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” for the benefits of users who cannot upgrade due to their company’s IT policies. Note that a number of features are only available on later versions of macOS – among which are multiple accounts and touch bar support.

Scuttlebutt 2.2 is available on the Mac App Store.


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