Are you running Mac OS Catalina (10.15) by any chance? We've had a report of a problem with emote 1.2 on Catalina and we're working on a fix. If possible, could you send the crashlog from emote to firstname.lastname@example.org? When the crash dialog appears, click on Report, then copy the text from the Problem Report section. Click Don't Send, then email us the text you copied.