Reviving an Old Mac App

A long time ago, on a Mac far, far away… In 2011 I had an idea for a tiny little Mac app called CommandQ. I’m a terrible touch-typist and it just so happens that on U.S. style keyboard layouts, the Q and W keys are right next to each other. That means I’d often press ⌘W to close a window and accidentally hit ⌘Q – quitting the entire app instead of just the window. So I spent a few hours each night over the course of a week or two and built a tiny little Mac app that intercepts your …

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The Mac Won’t Be Sherlocked

With last week’s WWDC news announcing that Catalyst (Marzipan) is now an official thing, there have been a metric crap-ton of Twitter Hot Takes™ declaring UIKit the one true way forward. I’m not going to debate that. Instead, I just want to point out that not everything in computing revolves around a 44pt tap target by highlighting a few amazing Mac apps from oft-overlooked developers who do a phenomenal job adhering to the very best parts of macOS while continuing to push the platform forward. Let’s begin. Acorn First up, Acorn by Flying Meat. For $29, an absolute bargain, you …

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My Favorite Email Spam Filtering Rule

All of my email is hosted at FastMail across two domains: tyler.io for personal clickontyler.com for business And across those two domains I basically have just three email addresses. [email protected] is my primary email address that I migrated to when I switched away from Gmail five years ago. And then there’s [email protected], which was originally my customer support address but has since been (mostly) replaced by [email protected]. However, one of the really cool things you can do when you accept email at your own domain name is a catch-all address. This means that [email protected] and [email protected] will be delivered to …

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Automatically backup up the full contents of your Pinboard (and Pocket) bookmarks in DEVONthink

This is a followup to my post last week about archiving your existing Pinboard bookmarks into DEVONthink. I wanted to clarify two points and also explain the new workflow I’ve setup to automatically archive any new websites I bookmark – whether in Pinboard or Pocket. First, in my last post, I said “I recently stopped using Pinboard as my primary bookmarking service”. I misspoke. I’m still using Pinboard to bookmark websites I want to remember as I come across them. However, I’m no longer paying for their add-on archiving service. It’s a great feature, but it had just a little …

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