Take a Serious Break With Keyboard Maestro
After moving I’m now trying to implement and get used to some new habits. The habit I try to modify, is hard to change though. It’s also late at night, so this needs to happen quite drastically. Keyboard Maestro to the rescue! Serious Break is based on Keyboard Cleaner Maestro. It functions similarly in its core, but has a mechanism added to run for a fixed period of time, rather...
onethingwell: Palua, the easy way to quickly switch the mode of your Function Keys on any Mac keyboard! You need to run a game, or start a graphic application, or work on a project that need F1-F12 as function keys, just hit option+command+TAB and the switch will happen. Mac App Store
TextExpander touch 2 is Out Too!
Speaking of great updates, TextExpander touch 2 is out as well! I’m also really excited for this one, too, because TextExpander touch adds the feature I was waiting for since it came to TextExpander: Fill-Ins. Right now none, or mostly none, of my apps support the new TextExpander touch SDK yet, but one of my favorite apps, Drafts (iPhone, iPad), supports it already. TextExpander touch...
Keyboard Maestro 6 Is Out!
Keyboard Maestro 6 is out today! I’m really excited about this. I’ve been playing with it over its beta phase. It’s really cool. Unfortunately in the middle of the beta phase I had to look for a new apartment and move. So other things were more important than the latest and greatest in apps. (Just as an apology why things seemed to have slowed down here.) Keyboard Maestro 6...
Send a Task from Drafts to Trello with the Help of... →
GistBox - The Beautiful Way to Organize Code... →
Neat web app for your Gists. Via gridwriter
Spark Inspector - Runtime Inspection for iOS Apps →
YouTube Video Deck →
Chrome Extension to manage YouTube — in the spirit of TweetDeck (my most favorite Twitter client). via Lifehacker
Irradiated Software - Labs →
“FinderMinder allows you to specify where (position) and what size you want newly opened Finder windows to appear. The default Finder behavior is to remember the last position and size for every window, but this can be frustrating if you already know where you want every window to appear (for example, centered at 800x600). FinderMinder must be running for window reposition and resize to...
Lifehack Lessons - How to Cleanup Your Digital... →
This Lifehack Lesson will help you get your digital organization system in shape and cleanup all the mess that you’ve accumulated on your PC and online. Lifehack.org now has “lessons”, some of them are free, like this one. Other lessons are relatively cheap at $2 each or $5/month subscription. Registration is also free. This free lesson on digital organization is rather...
Location-based Time Tracking With Geofency →
I just stumbled across this app. Its name is Geofency, an app that measures how much time you have spent at a certain place. With Geofency you can essentially monitor how long you’ve been at work, compared to how long you’ve been at home. Pretty neat. Geofency
Visual Ack →
VisualAck is like grep (or ack), except faster and with UI. For Mac.
Tumblr iOS Bookmarklet
I use Tumblr’s bookmarklet for pretty much every post on my Mac. On my iPad/iPhone too, unfortunately. Tumblr’s own iOS app has URL schemes built in since 3.0. You can see these in action with [Launch Center Pro](http://actions.appcubby.com/search?s=tumblr) or [Drafts](http://actions.getdrafts.com/draft_actions/78). Especially Drafts 3, I thought, is perfect for blogging on iOS. With the linked...
Make QuickTime Play More Video Files (replacing...
A great tip for those who want to play Flash Video aka FLV’s on their Mac or those who just generally miss Perian. The tip comes from the comment section of a German blog I found by accident, looking for an alternative to the fabulous Mediathek app (an app that used to be able to download German TV shows from governmental broadcasters like ARD, ZDF, WDR). The commenter mentions that most...
Fargo.io - Online Outliner - Dropbox backed →
Great online outliner that uses OPML. via I Miss My Mac
Scrivener and the Cloud: Best Practices 2013 →
Working Out At Home With an App! (Body Weight...
In Working Out At Home I recommended body weight exercises as a good free alternative to costly training in the gym. By that time, I was still looking for a good app for iOS for BWE. A couple of weeks ago I visited Cannstatter Gesundheitstag (Cannstatt health day) where a friend recommend You Are Your Own Gym (YAGOG). The app is really great! I’ve been working out with it a couple of times...
UX Drinking Game →
“If your boss hires a UX instructor to rant about colors, fonts, and Comic Sans, drink”
Why Ruby is awesome.
Feed Wrangler →
onethingwell: Feed Wrangler is a modern, sustainable RSS reader. Featuring a web interface, apps for iOS, tight integration with Instapaper or Pocket and ‘Smart Streams’—a clever feature which lets you group selected feeds into a river of news, create feeds based on search criteria, or mute feed items based on keyword filters. An OS X application is ‘coming soon’, and an API for third...
“The OS X window manager for hackers.” That’s no false advertising.
Tips Guide for iPad and iPhone
Tips Guide for iPad and iPhone is a beginners guide to their mobile device. The apps are chock full of material including tutorials, guides, tips, etc. and they don’t cost much ($1 each). If you’re new to iOS or want to get the latest out of your mobile device, check it out. I wouldn’t normally link to this, but the app doesn’t look nearly as bad (or suspicious) as...
onethingwell: Timebar stays out of your way while making sure you don’t lose track of time. When you need it, it turns your entire menu bar into a subtle progress bar that slowly slides away. App Store Via MinimalMac.
The Productivity Path →
“There’s a task funnel I’ve been using more and more – something I call The Productivity Path – and it has proven to remove quite a bit of friction from my work life and life outside of work.” Not my cup of tea, but interesting nonetheless.
Markable.in: Online Markdown Editor. Dropbox and... →
This is a neat online Markdown editor. It doesn’t sync with Dropbox though, it only imports/exports from its own folder. I hope it will be able to import from any folder in the future. The other neat feature that I, as a Tumblr user, really like is its ability to export to Tumblr. Again a drawback here, it doesn’t allow posting to sub-blogs (like MOSX). I assume this feature is coming...
App Deals Will Move to Facebook
I really would love to share more app deals here on the blog, but I don’t feel like that’s a good fit. I could tweet this stuff, but Twitter is full of deals and tweets and desperate people who want attention. Tumblr is no good, because this is my really geeky personal blog, I don’t want to clog up with “get apps for free” posts. Facebook to the rescue! Follow us on...
OmniFocus Templates using Calendar Alerts and... →
The three Scripts in this repo show examples of how to have Calendar alerts create OmniFocus projects for you.” Sounds like a neat idea.
Five Best Mind Mapping Tools →
Nice roundup of some (mostly) cross-platform mind mapping apps.
Alfred's Web Searches in Keyboard Maestro
Ever since I first used Alfred, I was most interested in its Web Search capabilities. I was jealous, jealous that Keyboard Maestro didn’t have this function too. But why doesn’t it? Why can’t I just go ahead and make Alfred’s Web Searches in Keyboard Maestro? Well, I can. Introducing Web Search Input Web Search Input is a very basic Keyboard Maestro macro that I like to...
OmniFocus iOS Templates
Templates is a really nice plugin/attachment/addition/operating system for OmniFocus. Unfortunately we don’t have a working templates script on iOS, but with a little trick, we can setup a project as template on iOS. To Create A Project Template: Create project for template purposes Put project “On Hold”. Project is now a template. The iOS Workaround For Copying A Template Set...
say(1) is a command line utility which uses OS X’s speech synthesis engine to transform text into sound. I recently played around with it a bit and found some nifty things it can do. I wanted a quick way to convert text to an audio file for a short chapter of a book I am listening to on my bike. Unfortunately the book is written in German and my system is set to US English. Therefore say...
Some new(ish) and interesting Safari Extensions
Yesterday I was looking for a web service to let me share a specific position on a web page. Down the rabbit hole I also visited Apple’s Safari Extensions page and found some interesting new Extensions. YouTube Options is now available for Safari. Marker.to comes close to what I’ve been looking for. Marker.to allows you to highlight text on a web page and share the annotations with...
Copy Movies to the iPad the Easy Way →
Copy-Paste from Website to Terminal →
This is a couple of days old already, but I felt like sharing it here nonetheless. Don’t just copy-paste anything from the web without checking first.
Your Dirty Habits Make Me Sick - Blog About... →
“16% of cell phones have poop on them.”
will (Will Leinweber) · GitHub →
@peterc: > “GitHub users might find this guy’s contribution graph interesting/funny: https://t.co/xOFjLbqUK2”
Why I've been so quiet
You may have noticed that the frequency at which I blog here my own content and don’t just reblog other people’s stuff has dropped dramatically. I wanted to write some words to explain what’s happening. First, we are working on the new and improved Mac OS X Screencasts, which you can see of preview right here. Second, I am working on “stuff”. Videos, something...
Reasons My Son Is Crying →
I’m just leaving this here for your own pleasure.
Teacher’s resignation letter: ‘My profession … no... →
“STEM rules the day and “data driven” education seeks only conformity, standardization, testing and a zombie-like adherence to the shallow and generic Common Core, along with a lockstep of oversimplified so-called Essential Learnings. Creativity, academic freedom, teacher autonomy, experimentation and innovation are being stifled in a misguided effort to fix what is not broken in our...
How Facebook Is Replacing Ad Agencies With Robots... →
If you’re an e-commerce site selling shoes, you want to serve ads that target people who have previously displayed an interest in, say, red high-heels. Rather than serve an ad for your brand — “Buy shoes here!” — it’s better to serve an ad featuring a pair of red heels specifically like the one the user was browsing for. The problem is that any shoe seller sells thousands of shoes, and it’s...
What you don't need to waste time on anymore →
David Allen writes on “Curing Interruptitis”