Due to the limitations imposed by security-related moves by Apple, we have had to remove the droplet feature from all versions of "The Big Mean Folder Machine".

On the Mac App Store, we had to remove the feature because our implementation was incompatible with code signing, which requires applications to remain completely unmodified thus making it impossible to copy the entire application and "customize" it with particular settings.

The normal "website" version retained this feature because we did not have to code sign it and we had hoped that we could eventually re-implement the droplet feature in a way that would be compatible with the Mac App Store guidelines.

With the requirement for all applications on the Mac App Store having to be sandboxed from the 1st of June 2012 onwards, this also became impossible.

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion now effectively requires all applications to be code-signed unless the user explicitly gives permission to run "un-safe" code.

This puts us in an awkward position where we would have to support three different versions of "The Big Mean Folder Machine": a sandboxed one for the Mac App Store (without droplets), a Developer ID code-signed version (without droplets) for a "safe" Mountain Lion experience and an "unsafe" version for those who still want droplet support.

In the end, we have decided that we can use our limited resources better by accepting that Apple is changing the rules of Mac software development rather than trying to put off the inevitable. We have thus removed droplet support and are not planning on re-developing it.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.