PostCheck 2

Version History

  • 2.5 — Re-release (10/23/2016)
    • New Gatekeeper-compatible installer app, rather than a simple command line tool.
    • Now distributed on a macOS Sierra-compatible signed disk image, rather than a ZIP file. Required because of Gatekeeper's new Path Randomization security feature.
  • 2.5 (9/30/2016)
    • Worked around a bug in macOS Sierra that would cause Contacts.app to crash.
  • 2.4 (4/13/2016)
    • Fixed the PostCheck menu bug where the menu would get stuck on "PostCheck Preferences" or "PostCheck Group Lookup". Now the menu always says "PostCheck", but holding down the Option key or Shift key does the appropriate action.
    • PostCheck is now 64-bit only.
  • 2.3.3 (10/6/2013)
    • Re-release based on Mac OS X 10.9 GM.
    • Installer is once again OS X 10.9 compatible.
  • 2.3.3 (7/12/2013)
    • Fixed "US" capitalization in street names.
    • Installer is now OS X 10.9 compatible.
  • 2.3.2 (10/24/2012)
    • Improved USPS error handling.
    • Turned off Google suggestions by default. Can be enabled in PostCheck's preferences.
  • 2.3.1 (8/19/2012)
    • New Gatekeeper-compatible installer.
    • Signed the installer and PostCheck with my Developer ID.
    • (No need to download this update if you already have 2.3 installed.)
  • 2.3 (6/1/2012)
    • Fix for Google suggestions offering the same suggestions over and over.
    • Added preference option to use Google suggestions. Labeled suggestions as "experimental".
    • Bug fixes with error reporting.
  • 2.2 (3/6/2012)
    • Stopped trying to merge Google results with the USPS results. It was proving to be too unreliable. Now, only USPS results are used to standardize addresses (like in PostCheck version 1). If an address cannot by found in the USPS database, possible suggestions are still provided.
    • Added preferences for controlling street and city abbreviations. You can individually unabbreviate USPS standard street abbreviations. You can also apply your own custom unabbreviations for city names.
    • Minor improvements to batch lookup performance.
  • 2.1.2 (11/4/2011)
    • Fixed an issue with unit numbers not staying on the same line as the street address if that's where it was before using PostCheck. (Bug introduced in the last update.)
  • 2.1.1 (10/26/2011)
    • Fix a potential city capitalization problem.
  • 2.1 (10/4/2011)
    • PostCheck 2.0.4 didn't completely fix the issue with "neighborhood" names showing up instead of proper city names. This should take care of that. (Please report if it doesn't.)
    • Added a new feature: If your address is missing critical information that the USPS requires, PostCheck can try to offer likely matches for the address for you to choose from.
  • 2.0.7 (10/2/2011)
    • PostCheck 2.0.4 didn't completely fix the issue with "neighborhood" names showing up instead of proper city names. This should take care of that. (Please report if it doesn't.)
  • 2.0.6 (9/30/2011)
    • Fixed bug where city could end up abbreviated.
  • 2.0.5 (9/16/2011)
    • Redesigned the group lookup list to handle 12,000+ addresses. (It was way too slow before.)
    • Better handling of communication errors during a batch lookup.
    • Fixed alphabetizing in group lookups.
    • Exporting of group lookup log can now be cancelled if it's taking too long.
    • Better handling of errors associated with non-alphanumeric characters in addresses.
  • 2.0.4 (9/11/2011)
    • Fixed a small problem where PostCheck might apply a "neighborhood" name to an address instead of the city name. For example: "Ohio City" instead of "Cleveland".
  • 2.0.3 (9/10/2011)
    • Implemented a work-around for a bug in Apple's Address Book in Mac OS X "Lion". The bug is described in more detail here.
  • 2.0.2 (6/15/2011)
    • Fixed a bug where PostCheck may return Michigan (and corresponding ZIP Code) for addresses in Minnesota. (Not known to have affected other states at this time.)
  • 2.0.1 (6/12/2011)
    • Fixed a bug where a ZIP Code might not be looked-up on the first try.
  • 2.0 (5/27/2011)
    • Re-written from the ground up for Mac OS X 10.5+.
    • Better performance and error handling.
    • Better at matching partial addresses or addresses with spelling mistakes.
    • Much improved Group Lookup feature: progress indicator, pausing, and saving logs.
    • Simplified options.
    • Much improved handling of funny USPS abbreviations in names that shouldn't be abbreviated. (Especially cities.)
    • Standardizing country name to "United States". (Can be set to on, off, or conditionally if the country field is already filled in.) — This was a common requested feature, sorry for the delay.

Older PostCheck Versions

  • 1.9.2 (11/14/2009)
    • Fix bug with saving preferences.
    • Custom installer.
  • 1.9.1 (9/20/2009)
    • Compatible with 10.4-10.6.1 or higher. 32- and 64-bit universal binary.
    • New installer package replaces custom installer script. Still installs in your Home folder.
  • 1.9 (8/29/2009)
    • 10.5-10.6 32-bit and 64-bit compatible. (Tiger users must use 1.8.2.)
  • 1.8.2 (5/15/2008)
    • Made a mistake in the last release. For multiple locations, it might not add a ZIP Code at all. This has been fixed.
  • 1.8.1 (5/14/2008)
    • Will no longer add a ZIP+4 Code to addresses with "multiple locations found". Usually the default ZIP+4 was fine, but in certain situations units may have different ZIP+4 Codes and applying the default ZIP+4 would not be correct.
  • 1.8 (4/21/2008)
    • Added options for abbreviating Cities, Street Names, Unit Names and Common Street Suffixes. All options are available in the PostCheck Options window.
    • City abbreviations are now disabled by default.
  • 1.7.1 (2/25/2008)
    • Fixed a bug with symbols and accented characters in addresses.
  • 1.7 (2/8/2008)
    • Added the option to not lookup +4 portion of ZIP Codes. Found that many +4 codes did not fit nicely on the iPhone, I didn't like how they looked.
  • 1.6 (9/2/2007)
    • A recommended update for all PostCheck users.
    • Fixes a potential serious conflict with sync services that could lead to an empty Address Book database. All batch Address Book database updates are now done on the main thread to prevent such conflicts from occurring.
    • PostCheck will now try flipping your apartment/suite number and street address lines, if they're not in the order that the USPS prefers.
    • Correctly encodes characters for XML, such as ampersands and quotes.
  • 1.5.1 (8/13/2007)
    • Fix problem where abbreviations would be capitalized inside of another word.
    • Fix a capitalization problem with numbered streets (i.e. 4th St)
    • Should fix hanging hyphens where no ZIP+4 exists.
  • 1.5 (3/13/2007)
    • Added batch lookup option (hold Shift key while clicking on address label).
    • Improved capitalization of directional abbreviations (NW, NE, SW, SE).
  • 1.0 (2/12/2007)
    • Initial release.