Version History - Bark Desktop App


8.2.88 (Released March 21, 2022)

  • Better handles the lockscreen prompt present on iOS 16.1+ and 15.7.1+ devices (learn more).

8.1.79 (Released February 21, 2023)

  • Fixes a temporary issue that showed a "Not Paired" error message directly after a successful analysis.

8.1.78 (Released February 13, 2023)

  • Internal improvements that lay the groundwork for more user-facing updates down the line.

8.0.68 (Released September 20, 2022)

  • Contains performance improvements, including the ability for it to better handle commands that get corrupted on Windows.

8.0.66 (Released July 18, 2022)

  • Contains minor bug fixes, including one related to better handling spaces in Windows usernames.

8.0.62 (Released April 11, 2022)

  • Contains bug fixes related to updating Mac Apple Drivers.

8.0.57 (Released April 6, 2022)

  • Contains performance improvements.

8.0.49 (Released March 15, 2022)

  • New look.
  • Moves all device management into the Bark dashboard / mobile app. No more having to check on monitoring status within the computer application! You can now use your dashboard / mobile app instead while the Bark Desktop App is simply running in the background of your computer.
  • Improves Wi-Fi detection of iOS devices.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Better diagnostic tools.

7.5.1 (Released March 16, 2021)

  • Bug fix to avoid encryption messages on non-encrypted devices.

7.5.0 (Released March 15, 2021)

  • Includes improved messaging for common errors we see during device detection, uploading, and analysis. 

7.4.1 (Released January 13, 2021)

  • Added more intelligent disk space errors.
  • Bug fixes.

7.4.0 (Released December 30, 2020)

  • Enhanced debugging tools.
  • Sends version on boot of the application so we can keep the version up to date on our reporting side.
  • Better errors when computer is low on disk space.

7.3.0 (Released October 5, 2020)

  • Bug fix for Windows 32-bit.

7.1.2 (Released August 11, 2020)

  • Bug fix for detecting devices over Wi-Fi on some Windows 7 computers.

7.1.0 (Released June 9, 2020)

  • Bug fix for Wi-Fi analysis on initial setup.

7.0.1 (Released May 29, 2020)

  • Fixed a minor display issue with the menus on the application on Windows.

7.0.0 (Released May 28, 2020)

  • Made USB and Wi-Fi icons larger for visibility.
  • Improved add device / remove device experience by incorporating an "Add" button and a "Stop Monitoring Device" option.
  • Updated the analysis engine and provides more visible error codes to make it easier for families to troubleshoot.

6.4.0 (Released March 9, 2020)

  • Notarized the application again for later versions of Mac OS.
  • Improved analysis engine.

6.3.1 (Released March 2, 2020) 

  • Fixed a bug with changing cache location and another bug with hiding devices.
  • Fixed an issue encountered monitoring certain Voice Memos.
  • Improved diagnostics logs.

6.2.1 (Released January 29, 2020) 

  • Notarized the application for later versions of Mac OS.

6.1.1  (Released January 24, 2020) 

  • Fixed a bug with monitoring Voice Memos on certain iOS devices.

6.1.0 (Released January 15, 2020) 

  • Includes support for monitoring Voice Memos.

6.0.1 (Released December 17, 2019) 

  • Hotfix that now includes a component needed on certain versions of Windows to run the app.

6.0 (Released December 16, 2019)

  • Changed the Backup Now option in the Gear icon menu to Search for Device for increased functionality.
  • Improved reliability of analysis engine.
  • A congratulations screen when a person uploads their first analysis along with information on keeping monitoring up to date.
  • Increased detail in diagnostic information for any errors or bugs, which will allow us to support our families better.
  • Scanning for devices now displays a spinning circle on the top left of each device on the Bark Desktop App until the scan completes. 

5.3.3 (Released September 7, 2019) 

  • Fixed a crash during compression of a certain type of rare file.

5.3.2 (Released August 15, 2019) 

  • Updated Mac toolbar icon to match Windows version.
  • Fixed issue where it was prompting the user with a window when the automated update check ran and there was nothing to update.

5.3.1 (Released July 22, 2019) 

  • Added monitoring of iOS activities up to two months old.

5.3 (Released July 18, 2019)

  • Visual improvements, like changing the 3-dot menu icon to a Gear icon.
  • Goes farther back in analysis of older activities.
  • Bug fixes.

5.2 (Released June 11, 2019)

  • Visual improvements, like making Wi-Fi and USB icons bigger, some text darker.
  • Three-dot menu allowing device-specific "Back up now" option, "Hide device" option, and "Reset Device" option.
  • Bug fixes.

5.1 (Released May 13, 2019)

  • Added iOS Notes app monitoring.
  • Updated support text under "Need help?"
  • Bug fixes.

5.0 (Released March 25, 2019)

  • Built the analysis technology into the application -- no need for third party software any longer!
  • Added automatic wireless analysis feature for Windows users.
  • Analysis can now automatically occur more often -- not just daily.
  • Bug fixes.

4.4 and prior versions (In use until March 24, 2019)

  • Used a third party software to create backups in conjunction with the Bark Desktop App.
  • Wireless analyses occurred daily and automatically for Mac users.
  • Wireless analyses occurred manually for Windows users.

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