Even though FolderWatch is not the most graphically-intensive application you could install on your Mac (far from it, actually), developer Brothers Roloff has included “Retina graphics,” suggesting they know something we don’t.
Apple has been widely rumored (for quite some time now) to unveil a whole new range of Macintosh computers at WWDC next week, of which at least some will boast Retina displays.
While there is an offset chance Apple has been working with some third-party studios to showcase their Retina-ready apps during a potential unveiling of some Retina-equipped Macs next week, we wouldn’t bet all our money on Brothers Roloff and their simple FolderWatch
When you spot something like “Retina graphics” in the changelog for version 2.0.4 of a utility that does nothing else except maintain a folder on your Mac, chances are these guys just wanted to raise awareness about their app.
That’s not to say FolderWatch isn’t Retina-ready. All a developer has to do is follow the rumors, scale up their app to fit the enhanced resolution and pixel density, and that’s it! Even if Apple doesn’t launch a Retina-display Mac next week, we still couldn’t hold a stick at Brothers Roloff.
That being said, this finding is credited to TNW
, whose editors noticed the strange spec this morning. They too speculate that “Mac App Store developers may have been notified of a Retina display upgrade and are adapting their apps ahead of Apple’s WWDC event next week.”
And since we’re talking about the latest version of FolderWatch, existing users might also like to know that the new version also brings sidebar folders, compatibility with Growl 1.3, updated Rsync to 3.0.9, a Menu Bar Helper that now displays warnings, notifications about the Menu Bar Helper feature on first use, reworded/rearranged user interface elements to be more clear, and the usual bag of performance improvements.