Update Bulletin № 5.2

The first Warewolf edition!

This is way overdue, but I'm happy to say the first Warewolf update has arrived: Espresso 5.2! I will spare you the gory details, but lets just say that transitioning an app from one owner to another has been a bit more work than I originally thought. 🤪

So whats new?


Xray Panel

I heard a lot of you saying that the extra click required each time you wanted to see applied styles in the Xray panel was a real drag. I agree, and so it has been redesigned to expand (and stay that way) when an element is selected – just like it did in Espresso 2.

Xray also now shows all applied styles for the selected element while in the corresponding stylesheet. You can also quickly jump back to the preview window/tab via the "Back to Preview" button.

Searching your documents and projects has also been improved with integrated document find + Navigator filtering, and better Quick Open suggestion organization that make it easier to distinguish between suggestions, files and actions. (By the way, did you know you can jump to line numbers via Quick Open?)

Quick Open

For a complete list of additions, improvements and fixes, make sure to check out the release notes.


A lot of you have been sending in feedback (OK, crash reports) about using Espresso on the beta versions of macOS Mojave. First of all, thanks for testing and and sending in the reports, and most importantly thanks for your patience and understanding! I haven't been able to move as fast as I would like, but rest assured fixes are in flight and an update will be coming soon. (For the curious: the newly introduced dark mode brought with it some system changes that don't play so nicely with Espresso's menus and sidebars ... basically anything that is semi-transparent!)

Available on Setapp

Now in addition to buying a license directly, you can also get Espresso through Setapp! If you haven't heard of it already, Setapp is a subscription service ran by the team at MacPaw that gets you immediate access to a hand-picked set of great macOS apps like RapidWeaver, Ulysses, Paw and Expressions (just to name a few that might help with your web development).

I'm really happy to be able to offer options when it comes to buying and using Espresso, and no matter which way you choose to go, you will be getting the exact same app!

New License Agreement & Privacy Policy

In my first blog post, I mentioned that running a business is new to me, and that is because Warewolf was created for the sole purpose of taking over and working on Espresso. And as many of you may know, with company-creation also comes legal requirements, thus I present to you a new license agreement and privacy policy. Isn't that exciting?

Terms and policies weren't the only legal challenges I faced when starting Warewolf, so I'm painfully aware of how difficult it is to understand legalese, and thus I really wanted both of these documents to be in plain English. Unfortunately only the privacy policy is written as such, as I was strongly advised to not write the end user license agreement myself. 🙂

If you have any questions or concerns about either of these, please feel free to shoot me an email.

That's all for now. Thanks for reading, and have a great Thursday!


Written on 31 August, 2018