Blotter version 2.2 brings Retina display support and many backend updates.

A couple of months ago, we published a review on Blotter for Mac OS. This app delivers a transparent calendar widget for your desktop that works with the Mac’s native calendar application. We were highly impressed with this app for many reasons, but the most popular reason was the ease of viewing our schedules without having to open the calendar app.

Developer, Wireload LLC, released a highly anticipated update on July 18th. Version 2.2 includes the following:

  • Support for Retina displays
  • Better support for Google Calendars
  • Improved support for native calendars
  • Better performance with lower CPU and memory usage
  • Additional support for Apple’s Sandboxing

The addition of Retina display support is probably the most popular request the developers have received for an update. While non-Retina users, Blotter 2.2 probably won’t look much different, but I can tell you that Blotter looks absolutely stunning on the Retina display MacBook Pro. One of the things I appreciate the most about Retina displays is that text is so much more crisp. Blotter’s design definitely benefits from this support.

Most users won’t notice the other update features as they are ‘under the hood,’ but performance specs have been increased and so has compatibility with Apple’s Sandboxing security feature.

While the initial purchase of the app is $9.99, the update is free to current users and is available in the Mac App Store. This update is highly recommended to users of the app for optimum performance.