Developer Tip: An XPC service’s methods aren’t necessarily run on the main thread
Oct 14, 2021, 4:23 AM
In an effort to support macOS Monterey’s new Shortcuts in Transloader‘s Link– and File Actions, I decided to run all the necessary CLI commands and AppleScripts in an external XPC service, mostly to separate privileges...
Yoink for iPad and iPhone v2.4 – Improved Background Clipboard Monitoring
Oct 7, 2021, 3:27 AM
Yoink for iPad and iPhone v2.3.5 introduced Background Clipboard Monitoring, which, if enabled, stores anything you copy, even if Yoink itself is in the background, effectively giving you a clipboard history. With version 2.4, I’ve...
Yoink for iPad and iPhone v2.3.5 – Background Clipboard Monitoring
Sep 29, 2021, 2:50 AM
After releasing Yoink v2.3, which brought the app up-to-speed on all things iOS 15, I have another great update out for Yoink for iPad and iPhone, which allows you to make the app monitor your clipboard in the background and save almost...
Yoink v2.3 for iPad and iPhone is ready for iOS 15
Sep 20, 2021, 12:29 PM
Yoink v2.3 for iPad and iPhone is now available on the App Store and brings a couple of neat new features for users of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Yoink is a file- and snippet “shelf”, in a “hold this for me while I do...
Yoink for Mac’s 10-Year Anniversary
Sep 1, 2021, 7:27 AM
Today – September 1st, 2021 – marks the 10 year anniversary of Yoink being on the Mac App Store. A Blast from the Past Check out Federico Viticci‘s review of Yoink 1.0 over on MacStories. Yoink’s very first review...
Maintenance updates for Yoink and Transloader
Aug 10, 2021, 4:03 AM
Yoink for Mac v3.5.16 This update contains a couple of quality-of-life improvements and a few bug- and crash fixes. Website (+ demo)Mac App StoreSetapp Yoink for iPad and iPhone v2.2.5 It was actually supposed to be v2.2.4, but I mistyped,...
Transloader 3 now available on Setapp
Jul 8, 2021, 10:05 AM
I’m happy to announce that aside from the Mac App Store, Transloader 3 is now also available on Setapp! With Transloader, you can start downloads on your Macs, remotely from your iPhone, iPad, and other Macs. Links Transloader for...
Increase Transloader’s Download-Powers – with Downie!
Jul 5, 2021, 9:00 AM
While Transloader is able to download all kinds of file links, it does not directly support downloading videos from YouTube, for example. That’s where Downie by Charlie Monroe comes in. Enter Downie Downie lets you easily download...
Open Source: Draw Siri Remotes (2015-2021) in code
Jul 2, 2021, 6:30 AM
For my freeware app SiriMote (which lets you control your Mac and its apps with your Apple TV Remote), I created a code-drawn representation of Apple TV’s Siri Remote (versions 2015-2021). I figured, sharing is caring, so here you...
Get to know Transloader 3 – Part VII: File Actions
Jul 1, 2021, 6:12 AM
With Transloader 3 finally publicly available, I’d like to invite you on a tour through the app and its functionality.In Part VI, we created custom Link Actions to change Transloader’s behavior for certain links.In this Part...
SiriMote 1.4 now supports Apple TV Siri Remote (2021)
Jun 30, 2021, 9:42 AM
Control your Mac with your Siri Remote – with SiriMote (for free)! What’s New in v1.4? SiriMote now supports Apple’s new Siri Remote (2021) on macOS 11 Big Sur and newer.I’m looking into bringing support for it to...
Get to know Transloader 3 – Part VI: Link Actions
Jun 29, 2021, 10:32 AM
With Transloader 3 finally publicly available, I’d like to invite you on a tour through the app and its functionality.In Part V, we discussed logging in to websites for files that require authentication to be downloaded.In this Part...
Get to know Transloader 3 – Part V: Login to Download
Jun 28, 2021, 5:30 AM
With Transloader 3 finally publicly available, I’d like to invite you on a tour through the app and its functionality.In Part IV – the part most readers so far have called the most exciting blog post in the history of blog...
Get to know Transloader 3 – Part IV: Preferences and Settings
Jun 25, 2021, 9:40 AM
With Transloader 3 finally publicly available, I’d like to invite you on a tour through the app and its functionality.In Part III, we built custom download workflows with Transloader’s Siri Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad.In this...
Get to know Transloader 3 – Part III: Siri Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad
Jun 24, 2021, 7:02 AM
With Transloader 3 finally publicly available, I’d like to invite you on a tour through the app and its functionality.In Part II, we dove into Transloader’s iOS companion app, but left out Siri Shortcuts.That’s where this...
Get to know Transloader 3 – Part II: Dive Into Transloader’s iOS app
Jun 23, 2021, 8:31 AM
With Transloader 3 finally publicly available, I’d like to invite you on a tour through the app and its functionality.In Part I, we were mostly on the sofa, except for the part where we were out grocery shopping.In this Part II,...
Get to know Transloader 3 – Part I: Starting Downloads Remotely on Macs
Jun 22, 2021, 8:40 AM
With Transloader 3 finally publicly available, I’d like to invite you on a tour through the app and its functionality. Table of Contents Part I Starting Downloads Remotely on Macs Part II Dive Into Transloader’s iOS App Part...
Transloader 3 – Start downloads on your Macs, remotely from your iPhone, iPad, or other Macs
Jun 7, 2021, 2:31 AM
I’m so happy to finally be able to announce the immediate availability of Transloader v3.0 for Mac, iPhone and iPad.The app has been re-imagined, re-designed and re-developed from the ground up, with macOS Big Sur, iOS/iPadOS 14 and...
Mac Developer Tip: How to get Remote Notifications Working Again (If They Suddenly Aren’t)
Mar 31, 2021, 10:07 AM
Yesterday, I was working on Transloader v3.0. In particular, on its push notifications and making sure everything syncs properly.Today, I wanted to continue working on this, but found myself unable to. My Mac suddenly didn’t receive...
Open Source [macOS] – NSMenuItems with Subtitles
Mar 13, 2021, 5:49 AM
For Transloader’s upcoming version 3.0, I needed an NSMenuItem that not only showed a title, but also a subtitle, along with an optional image. Because it took a bit of work and “reverse-engineering” (the...
Apple announces App Store Small Business Program
Nov 18, 2020, 6:44 AM
New program reduces App Store commission to 15 percent for small businesses earning up to $1 million per year Apple News Room https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/apple-announces-app-store-small-business-program/
App Update Galore (macOS Big Sur & Apple Silicon)
Nov 9, 2020, 5:51 AM
With macOS Big Sur and Macs with Apple Silicon on the horizon, I wanted to give a quick update on my Mac apps.All of them are now available in a new version, making them run nicely under macOS Big Sur, and have been recompiled to natively...
Interview on Indie Dev Mondays
Oct 27, 2020, 3:39 AM
I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by Josh Holtz for Indie Dev Mondays about life as an indie developer, and my app Yoink.Also interviewed in this issue: Antoine van der Lee, developer of the app RocketSim and lead of mobile...
Interesting Watch: Donkey Kong Country 25th Anniversary Documentary
Oct 26, 2020, 4:00 AM
A foggy day in Vienna
Oct 23, 2020, 3:45 AM
Interesting Read: We Hacked Apple for 3 Months
Oct 19, 2020, 3:41 AM
There were a total of 55 vulnerabilities discovered with 11 critical severity, 29 high severity, 13 medium severity, and 2 low severity reports. We Hacked Apple for 3 Months – Here’s What We Found
Use Yoink on iPad in Slide-Over or Split View
Oct 17, 2020, 5:16 AM
Yoink for iPad and iPhone Usage Tip #7 The following explains how to use Yoink on iPad in Slide-Over or Split View.For more Usage Tips like this, click here. It seems quite a few people have been getting new iPads recently – to...
How to Save or Download files directly into Yoink for Mac
Oct 13, 2020, 9:45 AM
Yoink for Mac Usage Tip #14 The following explains how to make Yoink automatically pick up any new file added to a specified folder.For more Usage Tips like this, click here. If you’d like Yoink for Mac to automatically pick up any new...
Yoink for iPad and iPhone’s 3 Year Anniversary
Oct 12, 2020, 4:55 AM
Today, Yoink for iPad and iPhone is 3 years old 🥳. Time surely flies when you have… bugs to fix. It certainly doesn’t feel like three years. It feels like only yesterday, to be honest.On the other hand, the release process, yes, that felt...
My Apps, macOS Big Sur, and Apple Silicon
Oct 6, 2020, 9:15 AM
Here’s an update on the state of my apps regarding macOS Big Sur and Macs with Apple Silicon. In short: All my apps are ready for both, and the updates mentioned below will be released when macOS Big Sur is available at the latest...
SiriMote v1.3.9 now available
Oct 5, 2020, 2:43 AM
Today, I’ve updated SiriMote to version 1.3.9. What Is SiriMote? With SiriMote, you can control your Mac with your Apple TV Siri Remote. A few examples: Control your Mac’s volume Control iTunes (play/pause, next...
Big Sur’s new Preferences Toolbar
Sep 24, 2020, 2:54 AM
Since I’ve had to go re-watch WWDC20’s “Adopt the New Look of macOS” session (at around the 07:03 mark), I thought I’d note it down here – for anyone else late to the update-for-macOS-Big-Sur-game 😉 What we want to achieve is go from this...