Would not launch, hung, took ages to work, crashed. Not impressed.
@ty111 "would not launch" is suggesting something rather out of the ordinary is going on. Which OS version are you using, on what kind of a machine? How much free memory do you have available (you can check this from Activity Monitor)? Was this right from the first launch on? One thing I've seen reported a few times is that if some cached information stored by Manuscripts on first launch gets in a bad state (can happen for example on subtle disk corruption) that can lead to some issues that the app doesn't systematically detect and report accurately (we do detect some specific cases we've seen from user reports). Another possibility that can lead to general odd behaviour for Manuscripts is the macOS security sandbox ending in a bad state (Manuscripts is a sandboxed app), which is resolvable usually with a reboot.
I have a few a few possible ideas for workarounds for that:
A. Reboot. I know this sounds silly, but it will indeed resolve the issue with for example the sandbox and of memory leaks affecting speed and stability.
B. Clear the settings and cache directory created by Manuscripts. To clear Manuscripts into its "factory settings", please complete the following steps:
- Open Finder.
- Go > Go To Folder (or hit Shift+Command+G)
- Enter ~/Library/Containers into the window that opened and then click "Go"
Once you've done that your Finder window should be now in a folder where you see the folder "com.manuscripts.Manuscripts".
Please drag the folder com.manuscripts.Manuscripts into Trash (this clears the cache directory that contains safely deletable information that improves the performance of Manuscripts and which it uses when exporting documents, etc).
Copy and paste the following into the terminal window, and hit Enter after:
defaults delete com.manuscripts.Manuscripts
After these steps, download Manuscripts again from here just to be sure the issue is not a subtle corruption of the app download (the app is verified but there is still a possibility of some bundled resources not being in the right state): http://updates.manuscriptsapp.com/apps/manuscripts/production/download
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