Last year when I rebooted my little software company, one change I made was "Do Good. Get Apps" – which means, instead of buying my products, you can make a donation to one of nine nonprofit organizations, and I’ll send you a free license for the app of your choice. Starting today, I’m choosing a nonprofit organization of the month. I’m still offering a free license for any app if you send me your donation receipt, but now, any donation of $30 or more will receive a license for ALL of my current apps: TextBuddy Fastmarks Ears Rebudget Spotish In …
I wrote back in April I’m still here – but have gone quiet as I focus on wrapping up two years of work on a project that means a great deal to me. When all the dust settles and Iris ships, it will be closer to two-and-a-half years of writing code and over twelve years of planning what this app needs to be. Version 1.0 won’t be all those ideas, but it will be a solid beginning. As I said before, now would be an excellent time to join the no-spam mailing list for Iris. You’ll receive early access and …
Hello. I’m still here – but have gone quiet (and will probably remain that way a while longer) as I focus on wrapping up two years of work on a project that means a great deal to me. Honestly, I hope it will be the first version of the last thing I ever build. Time will tell if that’s overly ambitious or just naive. But step one is shipping the damn thing. If you’d like to learn more about the thing, now would be a great time to join the mailing list. No spam. Promise. But, you will get a …
When I tell people, “I started my app business in 2007”, that’s not true. I never meant to start a business – it just happened. Because if I had sat down one afternoon and thought, “I’m going to begin selling software online today,” I sure as hell wouldn’t have intentionally named my company Click On Tyler.
For fourteen years, I’ve hated that name.
The point of today’s post is that while I’ve been using Three Things myself for a year now, a very nice person was kind enough to email me last week and let me know that the version posted online had expired. My bad.
Here’s an updated build.
Also, this new version comes with an experimental new feature: iCalendar syncing!
If you don’t mind, I’d like to interrupt my not-so-regularly-scheduled posts about silly macOS workflows and tech complaining for a not-so-humble-brag.
TextBuddy received a lovely review in the June issue of Mac|Life – including an Editor’s Choice seal of approval.
“The bottom line. A marvel. If you work with text, you need this app.”
As a nerdy kid who grew up in the 90s browsing the magazine section of Waldenbooks for the latest issues of Macworld, boot, and Next Generation, seeing one of my apps in a print magazine is a huge thrill.
The idea for this app started eleven months ago as a collection of PHP scripts and a giant Shortcuts.app shortcut. But I quickly realized it would be best served as a real iOS app. I’ve been working on it off and on since February and have teased it a few times publicly on Twitter.
But now I think I’m ready for broader feedback from outside my small group of testers. And hope that feedback will show that it’s useful to more people than just me.
The app is called Voxmail. And (I think?) it’s the first iOS email client that you can’t use on your phone.
One of the best things that have come out of the pandemic for me has been my little Mac app, Ears. I had the idea for it and built it about a month into quarantine because I was in so many remote meetings throughout the day. And depending on the time of day, how much notice I had before the call, if my kids were around, all sorts of reasons – I found myself frequently switching my Mac’s audio between speakers, AirPods, headphones, etc. It was a pain, so I built Ears to make that easier.
Since that first release in June, I’ve been refining the app to fit my workflow even better. And tonight, I’m delighted to push out a new release with additional features for all the work-from-home-warriors out there jumping between calls.
Shortly into quarantine at the beginning of March, I realized I had a problem. My iMac has too many audio devices, and managing them was becoming a pain in the ass. And it was all because working full-time at home again, in this new age of frequent work video meetings, Slack and Discord calls, and dealing with two young, screaming kids with no school to attend, created a perfect storm of audio requirements.
So I did what I always end up doing, and wrote the app I wanted for myself.