What's New

SMARTReporter History:


2.7.4 (25 Nov 2013):

• IMPORTANT: this is the last version of SMARTReporter 2.x., visit the website to learn how to upgrade to v3.0

• IMPORTANT: The minimum system requirements have been raised to Mac OS X 10.7

• Fixed the I/O error check to ignore false positives

• Added new icon-set (thanks to "Brynjar Saunes Bye")


2.7.3 (23 Jul 2012):

• Fixed the I/O error check to work on Mac OS X "Mountain Lion" 10.8


2.7.2 (13 Apr 2012):

• Added 2 new icon-sets (thanks to Pietro Faraone)

• Added Simplified Chinese localization (thanks to Chuan Liang)

• Updated Swedish localization (thanks to Pär Boberg)

• Updated Italian localization (thanks to Pietro Faraone)

• Fixed a memory leak

• Stability improvements

• Made some changes in preparation of the discontinuation of SMARTReporter 2.x


2.7.1 (07 Dec 2011):

• Added compatibility with Growl version 1.3

• Added compatibility with Xserve / SAS hardware

• Added 5 new icon-sets (thanks to Pietro Faraone)

• Added placeholder replacement for notification e-mail header

• Updated Swedish localization (thanks to Pär Boberg)

• Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)


2.7.0 (30 Aug 2011):

• Added display of a "tooltip" with the current status when resting the cursor on the menu-icon

• Added option to check attached Software-RAIDs for being degraded or offline

• Fix another warning message in the logfile (about inability to read from the system-logfile)

• Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)

• Some smaller changes and fixes


2.6.2 (03 May 2011):

• Another fix for error messages about not being able to open the log file 

• Fixed possible crash while sending e-mails

• Added Swedish localization (thanks to Pär Boberg)


2.6.1 (30 Apr 2011):

• Fixes for the new I/O error check system:

• Fixed possible crash

• Fixed error messages about not being able to open the log file 

• Updated French localization (thanks to Amalrik Dumas)


2.6.0 (13 Apr 2011):

• Completely rewritten the I/O error check option to work great on all systems

• Re-enabled the I/O error check option on Mac OS X 10.5.x (Leopard)

• Make sure this option is enabled since previous versions might have disabled it

• Completely rewritten logging , unimportant messages aren't written to the system log file

• Attention, the log-file format has changed

• S.M.A.R.T. failures will be "broadcast" to all connected terminal users

• Updated the functionality to check S.M.A.R.T. attributes and perform S.M.A.R.T. self-tests

• Updated smartmontools (r3314) to support newer drives especially on 32bit & PPC

• Added option to perform a "long S.M.A.R.T. self-test"

• Added option to view results of previous self-tests without starting a new self-test

• Various usability improvements to these functions

• Add more details including the serial number to the "disk-failure-notification e-mail" 

• Fixed problem where S.M.A.R.T drive failure notifications could be triggered too often

• Updated French localization (thanks to Ronald A. Leroux)

• Improved integration with "VoiceOver"

• Various sharing/bookmarking links on the website

• Some smaller problems fixed


2.5.8 (20 Mar 2011):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: Fixed a problem where SMARTReporter could cause Mail.app to forget your Mail server password

• Updated the FAQ

• Some smaller problems fixed


2.5.7 (14 Mar 2011):

• Disabled I/O error checking on Leopard as system bugs may result in crashes

• Inform the user that the I/O error check option needs admin priviledges and don't spam the logfile if this isn't the case

• Enabled keyboard shortcuts in the application

• Updated (the Intel version of) the integrated smartmontools to version 5.40

• Fix progress of S.M.A.R.T. self-tests to count forward

• Added hidden option to disable the welcome-screen for enterprise-deployments

• Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)


2.5.6 (19 Oct 2010):

• Fixed a problem where automatic updates would result in a broken installation, necessitating a re-download

• SMARTReporter's code is now (really really) signed with a digital certificate


2.5.5 (15 Oct 2010):

• Fixed a problem where e-mail delivery would not work (introduced in v2.5.1)

• Fixed a problem where unchecked drives would still be S.M.A.R.T.-checked at app-start

• SMARTReporter's code is now (really) signed with a digital certificate


2.5.4 (04 Oct 2010):

• Fixed two problems related to I/O error checking introduced in 2.5.3:

•  Sometimes I/O errors that actually happened some weeks ago were reported as new

•  I/O errors occurring on the first 9 days of a month were not detected

• Fixed automatic update-check which would not work automatically in some cases

• Fixed donation option not to send users to a german version of the paypal website


2.5.3 (20 Sep 2010):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: finally fixed the I/O error checking option to be high performance and crash-free - if you previously had to disable the option or it turned itself off, you can turn it on again in the preferences

• Fixes for e-mail sending using custom settings (only PLAIN authentication was supported between 2.5.0 and 2.5.2)

• Keychain integration for the e-mail password when using e-mail sending with custom settings

• Fix a problem where sending e-mails could take up to a few minutes

• Improved "Growl"-integration

• Fixed German localisation (thanks to Oliver Gumprecht)

• Extended the localization capabilities


2.5.2 (13 Sep 2010):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: This update fixes several possible problems (CPU consumption & crashes) related to the I/O error checking option introduced in v2.5

• The CPU consumption for doing an I/O error check should be much lower

• The I/O error check is re-enabled on PPC machines as it actually works fine on most PPC macs and the possible crash is actually related to Mac OS X 10.5 and not PPC

• SMARTReporter should automatically disable I/O error checking if it detects that either of these problems is still occurring on your Mac

• Enabled support for S.M.A.R.T. attribute checking on PPC machines


2.5.1 (5 Sep 2010):

• Fixed the crash on PPC machines (by temporarily disabling the new "I/O Error" checking feature there)

• Fixed a problem where the e-mail settings configuration would not be enabled if multiple addresses to deliver to were entered

• Fixed a problem where trying to send custom e-mails without setting an address to send from would result in a crash


2.5.0 (2 Sep 2010):

• IMPORTANT: If you are  using e-mail notification of disk-failures with custom settings, please check that it is still working

• Added (optional) automatic check for dangerous "I/O Errors" that are a sign of failing drives

• Added support for notifying you of drive failures through Growl, which can notify you via SMS or pushing to your iPhone (Prowl)

• Added support for sending e-mails with encryption (SSL/TLS) and custom settings (necessary for GMail)

• Usability improvements for seting up e-mail drive failure notifications

• Option to sign up for beta-testing to help development

• Handle case when SMARTReporter is launched from its disk image

• Handle case when SMARTReporter is moved while active

• SMARTReporter defaults to starting in 64-bit mode now

• Added Polish localization (thanks to Jarosław Teterycz)

• Updated Italian localization (thanks to Paolo Zanellati)

• Updated French localization (thanks to Ronald A. Leroux)

• Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)

• Fixed German localization


2.4.6 (7 Jan 2010):

• Fixed German localization (thanks to Stephy Rul)

• Updated French localization (thanks to Ronald A. Leroux)

• Updated Spanish and Catalan localizations (thanks to José Gil)

• Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)


2.4.5 (2 Jan 2010):

• SMARTReporter can now display all S.M.A.R.T. attributes by right-clicking a drive in the preferences window

 (thanks to the smartmontools project for the attribute calculation)

 • SMARTReporter can now perform a short "S.M.A.R.T. self-test" by right-clicking a drive in the preferences window

 (thanks to the smartmontools project for the self-test procedure)

• Fix annoying messages being printed to SMARTReporter's log-file during its first run

• SMARTReporter automatically restarts itself when turning off visibility in the Menubar


2.4.2 (16 Oct 2009):

• Fix a problem introduced in 2.4.1, annoying messages would be printed into the logfile dozens of times


2.4.1 (16 Oct 2009):

• Fix a issue with the new e-mail sending through Mail.app would not work with multiple recipients

• Fixed French localization (thanks to Amalrik Dumas)

• Some smaller fixes and additions


2.4.0 (17 Sep 2009):

• IMPORTANT: The minimum system requirements have been raised to Mac OS X 10.5

• IMPORTANT: Do not directly upgrade from a release older than 2.3.5, or your preferences won't be taken over

• IMPORTANT: If you are (also) using e-mail notification of disk-failures through Mail.app, please check that it is still working

• Added 64-bit support (on Intel), but by defaults starts in 32-bit mode. To change this use the "Get Info" panel in the Finder on SMARTReporter

• Rewrote the e-mail sending through Mail.app

• Fixed the CrashReport sending facility to only send "real" crashes

• Fixed links to the Apple feedback page in the documentation

• Fixed a bug where adding or removing a harddisk would cause SMARTReporter to believe it has been freshly installed

• Fixed the update-check, which would still check for updates even if disabled (sorry!)

• Make Finder keyboard-shortcuts work directly after dismissing the preferences window

• Expanded the FAQ


2.3.9 (28 Dec 2008):

• IMPORTANT: Users of Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 have to update manually to this release since the update check has been disabled on this platform already

• Fixed a problem with disks attached to Sonnettech ATA-cards would not be recognized with the Sonnettech driver 2.1.4+

• Fixed a problem where SMARTReporter would loose its preferences and add itself to the Login-Items multiple times

• Fixed the "Start on login" feature on Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" through a new Leopard-specific implementation (again)

• Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)


2.3.8 (20 Aug 2008):

• Disable the update-check on Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 as those won't be supported in future releases

• To automatically update to future releases you must first update to this version

• Updated "Sparkle" (the Framework used for Version Checking and Automatic Updates), to fix possible crashes

• Fixed possible crash while sending CrashReports

• Fixed possible problem sending e-mails through broken SMTP-servers


2.3.7 (20 Feb 2008):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: REALLY fixed the crashes on 10.3.x this time

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: REALLY fixed the crashes with the Spanish, Russian and Catalan localizations

• Updated French localization (thanks to Ronald A. Leroux)


2.3.6 (19 Feb 2008):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: Fixed crashes on 10.3.x caused by the Update-Framework

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: Fixed crashes occurring when the Sytem-Language matches Spanish, Russian or Catalan

• Fixed Italian localization


2.3.5.1 (6 Feb 2008):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: Disabled the new Leopard-specific "Start on login" as it seems to crash


2.3.5 (6 Feb 2008):

• Disabled the "Harddrive Configuration seems to have changed" dialogue (as it could be annoying and the defaults for new drives are sane anyway)

• Fixed the reporting of crashes (of SMARTReporter) to work under Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"

• Fixed the "Start on login" feature on Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" through a new Leopard-specific implementation

• Renamed preferences-files to avoid possible conflicts (the old one is automatically reused)

• Renamed & moved drive-data-file to the "ByHost" folder for net-booting support (the old one is automatically reused)

• Updated "Sparkle" (the Framework used for Version Checking and Automatic Updates), to fix possible crashes during updates

• Added a new menu-icon-set named "Colored Dots" (thanks to Sayyad Glassford)

• Expanded the FAQ


2.3.2 (2 Oct 2007):

• Updated all hyperlinks in the application and the documentation because of the move to a new hosting for website & e-mail


2.3.1 (7 Sep 2007):

• Fixed file permissions which could cause SMARTReporter to fail/crash for unprivileged users


2.3.0 (5 Sep 2007):

• SMARTReporter now prints more information about the checked disk to the logfile, so you can distinguish HDDs of the same model

• Added Italian localization (thanks to Paolo Zanellati)

• Added Russian localization (thanks to Artem Timofeev)

• Added more comprehensive localization capabilities

• Fixed a crash that could occur while sending an e-mail

• Fixed some more crashes (presumably)

• Fixed the e-mail sending to default to UTF-8 instead of US-ASCII

• Fixed the e-mail sending which would not work under some conditions

• Fixed the update-check, which would still check for updates even if disabled (sorry!)

• Fixed the reporting of crashes (of SMARTReporter) to work under Mac OS X 10.3.x, include additional information and ignore some crashes which are not related to SMARTReporter

• Fixed the "Donate" option which was broken in 2.2.5

• Fixed small memory leaks

• Fixed problems with hot-plugged disks (eSATA) (added disks would not be checked if not present during SMARTReporter's launch)

• Improved handling of hot-plugged disks (eSATA) (don't show dialogue about newly added disks if you open the preferences window manually)

• Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)

• Updated the FAQ and ReadMe (including the description and system requirements)


2.2.5 (14 Mar 2007):

• Added ability to check for updates automatically

• Added option to use red menu-icon when a disk is failing

• Added new menu items: "Send Feedback…", "About SMARTReporter", "Open ReadMe…", "Open FAQ…", "Open History…"

• Added three new menu-icon-sets (thanks to Alex)

• Added Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)

• Added check if SMARTReporter crashed with option to send me the details

• Fixed the "Donate" option to point to an english page instead of a german one

• Fixed a possible problem with strings not appearing in dialogs, leading to dialogs without text

• Fixes for e-mail sending

• Fixed a small memory leak

• Updated French localization (thanks to Fabio)

• Updated Spanish and Catalan localizations (thanks to José Gil)


2.2.1 (16 Feb 2007):

• Fixed an problem sending e-mails introduced in 2.2

• Fixed the new option "refrain from checking the disks when on battery power" which produced an infinite dialogue-loop

• Added Computer Name to the "disk-failure-notification e-mail"

• Added spinning progress indicator while sending test mails

• Fixed layout problems in french localization

• Fixed a possible crash when re-using the preferences generated on another Mac.


2.2.0 (31 Jan 2007):

• Added option to refrain from checking the disks when on battery power

• Added option to limit the maximal size of the logfile

• Added option to configure the path and name of the logfile

• Added a new menu-icon-set named "Grey & Red"

• Fixed detection of disks in Intel-Macs if an additional disk is connected to the optical disk bay

• Fixed French localization again

• Improved User Interface by splitting it into three tabs

• Improved folder icon for the SMARTReporter folder (thanks to Merv)

• Improved visual display of the disk-checking-interval to make it more clear that it is editable

• Improved detection of the IP-address

• Modified default text of the "test-e-mail" so it can't be confused with a real "disk-failure-notification e-mail"

• Expanded the FAQ


2.1.5 (Mar 2006):

• Make SMARTReporter finally work on the Intel-Macs

• Fixed a crash on Laptops that had a Flash-Card inserted

• Fixed a small memory leak

• Fixed a bug in the Disk-Image-packaging

• Fixed French localization (thanks to Ronald A. Leroux)

• Added a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions - with answers ;-)

• Added some string-localizations


2.1.0 (Dec 2005):

• Compiled as Universal Binary

• Added ability to customize the "disk-failure-notification e-mail" message

• Added ability to deliver the "disk-failure-notification e-mail" to multiple addresses

• Added link to the homepage to the menu

• Added a new menu-icon-set named "NewGrey" (thanks to Dolfter Hofsté)

• Added an improved icon for SMARTReporter (thanks to Matthew Barry)

• Added a folder icon for the SMARTReporter folder (thanks to Matthew Barry)

• Fixed crash with sending e-mails to very "capable" servers like CommuniGate Pro using authentication

• Fixed small memory leak


2.0.1 (Jul 2005):

• Work around a bug in 10.3.x where the SMARTReporter-menu would not respond

• Auto-update login-item if application is moved


2.0 (Apr 2005):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIXES: the "disk-failure-notification e-mail" always looked like a "test-email" when sending using Mail.app and otherwise the machines name and address were cut off

• Include the MAC-address in the "disk-failure-notification e-mail"

• Fixed email-notification not to display a "timeout" error when trying to send with the wrong password with some broken servers (like smtp.mac.com)

• Added Spanish and Catalan localizations (thanks to José Gil)

• Spelling fixes in the application and documentation

• Now brings up the preferences window when in invisible-mode and SMARTReporter is double-clicked

• Auto-add to login-items on first start


2.0b5 (Dec 2004):

• Fixed an e-mail related crash-bug

• Added German localization (thanks to Hans Hermann Meyer)

• Don't select first row in the disk list (for better readability)

• Bugfix: the disk name shouldn't be editable

• Now it's possible to get the hidden menu-item even back when SMARTReporter is already running, by launching it again and holding down alt (option)

• The icon now looks better on dark background

• Fixed some memory-leaks


2.0b4 (Nov 2004):

• IMPORTANT BUGFIX: if you've used 2.0b1 or 2.0b2 and have set "display as colored dot" and then upgraded to 2.0b3 you won't see the menu of SMARTReporter! this has been fixed

• Added hostname and ip-address to the "disk-failure-notification e-mail"

• Added French localization (thanks to Jean-Luc Evrard)


2.0b3 (Nov 2004):

• Display the finder-visible disk (partition) name(s) in the disk list, for better usability, and to be able to distinguish two disks of the same model

• Add option to refrain from displaying SMARTReporter in the menu-bar. You will have to hold down alt (option) during a future application launch to make it visible again.


2.0b2 (Nov 2004):

• Completely reworked the "notification by e-mail" feature

• Changed the 'Display Log…' feature to be handled by 'Console.app'

• The Log file is now persistent across sessions and is stored in '~/Library/Logs/SMARTReporter.log'

• Opening multiple instances of SMARTReporter on the same machine at the same time is now disabled

• Renamed Quit menu item & Preferences window for better usability


2.0b1 (Oct 2004):

• Redesigned, intuitive user-interface

• Added options what to do on a disk-failure:

• Send an e-mail

• Launch an application/applescript/file

• Display an alert

• Added options to change the appearance in the menu-bar:

• Ability to choose "icon sets" for the menu-icon

• Added a menu-icon-set which is completely grey for better integration with other menu-icons (thanks to Jim Younkin)

• Ability to use small colored dots instead of beautiful icons (ugly, but saves menu-bar-space)

• Improved the documentation and added section about what to do when a disk-failure is predicted

• Improved the textual output of the application for better usability

• Live-update the log window

• Fixed a bug related to detecting a self-installed launch-item


1.0 (Jul 2004):

• Should be compatible with all disks attached to ATA-cards (if Apple supports S.M.A.R.T. for the ATA-card)

• Ask user on first usage if SMARTReporter should launch after boot.

• Made the "Current Status" values in the Disk-Configuration window more readable


1.0b3 (Jun 2004):

• Made "start at login" menu item work (toggle if SMARTReporter should start at login)

• The windows and dialogs of SMARTReporter will now always be displayed in front, so you can't miss them

• Colorized the "Current Status" values in the Disk-Configuration window

• Now tests for Mac OS X 10.3


1.0b2 (May 2004):

• Fixed documentation

• Added log window

• Removed unnecessary debug output (to Console.app)


1.0b1 (Apr 2004):

• Initial public release


SMARTReporter (org.corecode.smartreporter) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is SMARTReporter 2.7.4. The most popular version of this application used by our users is SMARTReporter 2.3.5.

Operating System: Mac

Minimum OS version: 10.7

Copyright: Copyright 2004 - 2013, A. Julian Mayer.