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Every Default macOS Wallpaper – in Glorious 5K Resolution – 512 Pixels
Every major version of Mac OS X macOS has come with a new default wallpaper. As you can see, I have collected them all here.
wallpaper  macos 
5 days ago by andyhuey
The Ins and Outs of Non-destructive Editing in Photos for Mac and iOS - TidBITS
One of the near-magical features of Photos, and iPhoto before it, is the way it allows you to edit a photo with the assurance that those edits are non-destructive—you can always revert to the original version. That said, non-destructive editing brings with it some confusion, particularly for those working with RAW images or using Photos extensions to do the editing.
macos  ios  photography 
19 days ago by andyhuey
'Lockdown' Firewall App That Lets You Block Ads and Trackers in All Apps Expands to Mac - MacRumors
Lockdown, a popular open source firewall app that's designed to let users block any connection to any domain, is now available for Macs in addition to iOS devices.

Launched on the iPhone back in July, Lockdown blocks ad tracking services, analytics platforms that monitor device usage, ads, and more across all apps that you use (rather than just Safari like most ad blockers). Lockdown on iOS has blocked more than a billion trackers for Lockdown users, according to developer Rahul Dewan.
ios  macos  security  privacy  VPN 
6 weeks ago by andyhuey
Tweeten, a powerful Twitter client
Tweeten is based on TweetDeck which means it offers a powerful, column-based interface that helps you keep track of everything that's happening on Twitter without needing to hit the refresh button. Tweeten enhances the TweetDeck design to offer a much cleaner and intutive experience.
twitter  software  macos  windows 
6 weeks ago by andyhuey
Mac OS Catalina: more trouble than it’s worth (Part 2) | Riccardo Mori
Four months later, this seems to be true for a few more people. And Catalina looks more and more like a transitional release Apple needed to push out while preparing for what’s next (preparing the ground for an architecture shift, for example). It increasingly feels like an entirely skippable release, just as Yosemite was. (Oh yes, it was). What we’ll see in Mac OS 10.16 is probably going to be the proverbial moment of truth.
6 weeks ago by andyhuey
Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds App for Mac - MacRumors
Apple today released a Catalyst-based Swift Playgrounds app for the Mac, which was built from the existing Swift Playgrounds app for the iPad.
macos  programming  swift 
6 weeks ago by andyhuey
SEE Finance
Personal Finance Made Personal
finance  macos  software 
7 weeks ago by andyhuey
The New Fantastical Review - MacStories
Over six years after the debut of the second major iteration of Fantastical – version 2.0 for iPhone, which I reviewed in October 2013 – Flexibits is introducing a new version of their popular hybrid calendar client/task manager today. The new Fantastical1, available today on the App Store, is a single app that runs on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.
macos  ios  apple 
8 weeks ago by andyhuey
Flexibits | Blog
And what about our existing customers who bought our apps in the past years to get us to this point? Some have called us crazy, but we call it doing the right thing. All of the features from your prior purchase of Fantastical 2 will continue to work with the new Fantastical. That’s right: your new apps will automagically detect your existing purchase and provide a special unlock of the features you already paid for. This means you will continue to get bug fixes and support for some time to come, too.
ios  macos 
8 weeks ago by andyhuey
Fantastical Unifies Its Mac, iOS, and Apple Watch Calendar Experience With Weather, Tasks, Meeting Proposals, and More - MacRumors
Flexibits today is launching version 3.0 of its popular Fantastical calendar app, bringing a host of improvements across all platforms including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Along with all of the feature updates, Fantastical is transitioning to a premium subscription model that unlocks access across all devices and will provide continued feature additions and improvements on an ongoing basis.
ios  macos 
8 weeks ago by andyhuey
Calendar app Fantastical switches to a subscription for its Mac and iOS apps | Engadget
You can download the new Fantastical on Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Fantastical Premium costs $5 per month. If you commit to an annual subscription, it instead costs $3.33 per month. There's also a free 14-day trial if you want to check out all the app's more advanced features before committing.
ios  macos 
8 weeks ago by andyhuey
IINA - The modern media player for macOS
Powered by the open source media player mpv, IINA can play almost every media file you have. With the support of youtube-dl and our browser extensions, you can also play a variety of online streams in IINA via one click.
macos  video  software 
10 weeks ago by andyhuey
Downlink 2.0: Custom Views of Earth - Anthony Colangelo
It’s been a few months since I launched Downlink, and since then I’ve put out a few nice updates—better handling of Spaces, multiple displays, and so on.

But there was one big feature on my list that I’m happy to announce is now available: custom views of Earth!

You can create a custom view from any of the three full disk images: GOES-East, GOES-West, and Himawari-8.
apple  mac  macos  software  desktop 
11 weeks ago by andyhuey
Typinator - the fastest text expander in town
Typinator boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics and auto-correcting typing errors.
macos  software  keyboard 
12 weeks ago by andyhuey
How to Manually Manage Music on Your iPhone in macOS Catalina
Get more control over your iPhone by choosing to manually manage your music instead. Rather than syncing, this lets you drag-and-drop the exact songs you want on your iPhone. And you choose which ones to delete.
music  ios  macos  iphone 
12 weeks ago by andyhuey
Use Terminal to track the sync or update progress of your iPhone in Finder
Without iTunes, you need to use Finder to sync or update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a Mac. That wouldn’t be a problem if Finder let you track the progress of those actions as easily as iTunes used to do, but it doesn’t.

With Finder, you get a vague loading circle in the sidebar. It often needs to fill up multiple times leaving you with little idea how long a sync or software update is going to take.
ios  macos 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Drafts for Mac: It's Action Time - MacStories
When Drafts for Mac first arrived, I knew there were great things to come – not that it wasn’t an excellent app already! But since that time, Drafts for Mac has evolved. What was previously a functional app is now functional, automatable, and more importantly a flexible tool that can mold to fit your workflow.
macos  software 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Use the Finder to sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with your computer - Apple Support
With macOS Catalina, syncing with the Finder is similar to syncing with iTunes. Learn how to sync your content to your device.
macos  ios 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Kirkville - In Praise of the iTunes Column Browser
I’ve been writing recently about “The App Formerly Known as iTunes,” and how the split into four apps (on macOS) will change the way people manage their media libraries. One big change is the demise of the column browser, a unique tool in iTunes that lets you quickly scan and browse your library, and pick music to play.

For those who aren’t familiar with this tool, the best way to use it is in Songs view, and with artwork displayed (that, too, is going away). Press Command-B to display the column browser. It displays at the top of the window.
macos  itunes  music  software 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Kirkville - Some Thoughts on The App Formerly Known as iTunes and macOS Catalina
Many iTunes users on Mac are aware that TAFKAI (The App Formerly Known as iTunes) is undergoing big changes next month, with the release of macOS Catalina. While iTunes isn’t really “dead,” there are a number of changes coming, notably the following:
macos  itunes  music 
december 2019 by andyhuey
NetNewsWire: Open Source RSS Reader for Mac
NetNewsWire 5 is a free and open source RSS reader for Mac. (We’re also working on an iOS version.)
macos  RSS  software 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Resources for Adapting to zsh in Catalina - TidBITS
macOS 10.15 Catalina brought many big changes to the Mac, like lack of support for legacy 32-bit apps, but one change you could have easily missed is the default Terminal shell being changed from bash (the Bourne-again shell) to zsh (Z shell). It’s an easy change to miss if you don’t use the Terminal, but also because if you upgraded from an older version of macOS, bash remains the default, though you’re prompted to switch.
macos  shell  bash  zsh 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Use zsh as the default shell on your Mac - Apple Support
Starting with macOS Catalina, your Mac uses zsh as the default login shell and interactive shell. You can make zsh the default in earlier versions of macOS as well.
macos  shell 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Catalina, Read-only System Volume, and HFS is getting out of the system business | Carbon Copy Cloner | Bombich Software
Update July 18, 2019: CCC 5.1.10-b3 is now available and addresses the bulk of the changes required for supporting macOS Catalina.
macos  backup 
december 2019 by andyhuey
Quickly scan your disk for applications, see which ones are 32-bit, and find upgrade information with the click of a button.
mac  macos  software 
december 2019 by andyhuey
macOS 10.15 Catalina: The Ars Technica review | Ars Technica
iPad apps come to the Mac and old 32-bit apps go away in a wide-ranging update.
mac  macos 
october 2019 by andyhuey
Go64 – 512 Pixels
Go64 is a free Mac app designed to help you root out any 32-bit apps still hanging out on your system in the months before the great 32-bit funeral that is macOS Catalina.
july 2019 by andyhuey
macOS Hidden Treasures: The Mac’s Hidden Markup Tools - TidBITS
Have you ever had an image that just begged for a speech balloon with a snarky comment coming from your spouse (or baby), or needed a villainous Snidely Whiplash handlebar mustache added to your boss (or baby)? Ever wanted to highlight or magnify part of an image for special attention, or simply crop a screenshot or other image?
june 2019 by andyhuey
Inkdrop - Note-taking App with Robust Markdown Editor | Inkdrop
Jot down your daily hacking endeavors and increase your productivity.
markdown  software  windows  macos  ios 
june 2019 by andyhuey
My Terminal Setup: iTerm2 + Zsh
As a follow up to my post on my text editor setup, I wanted to write about the other key part of my development setup -- my terminal. Unlike my relatively new text editor setup, my terminal configuration has followed me around for years -- spanning over multiple jobs and even more computers. It's the first thing I get set up on when I get a new computer
terminal  shell  bash  macos 
june 2019 by andyhuey
Apple replaces bash with zsh as the default shell in macOS Catalina - The Verge
Apple unveiled macOS Catalina yesterday with support for iPad apps and lots of new features, but a big change for developers and power users was missing from the on stage presentation. Starting with macOS Catalina, Macs will now use zsh as the default login shell and interactive shell across the operating system. All newly created user accounts in macOS Catalina will use zsh by default. Bash will still be available, but Apple is signaling that developers should start moving to zsh on macOS Mojave or earlier in anticipation of bash eventually going away in macOS.
apple  macos  shell 
june 2019 by andyhuey
Answers to some of your iTunes questions: Old libraries, Windows, and more | Ars Technica
SAN JOSE, Calif.—After much speculation and fanfare in the press, Apple confirmed today that it will sunset iTunes in the next version of macOS and spin its functionality into three new apps—Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. As we noted earlier, this marks the end of an era of sorts on the Mac—but there were plenty of unanswered questions. What features will Music retain from iTunes? And what happens to Windows users who are dependent on iTunes?
apple  music  software  macos 
june 2019 by andyhuey
The Best RSS Reader for Mac (Updated for 2019 and Reeder 4)
Reeder is the best RSS reader for Mac users. It syncs with a slew of third-party services, looks good, and makes it easy to share content with others.
RSS  software  macos 
may 2019 by andyhuey
Grids for Instagram desktop app arrives on Windows
Instagram does facilitate a utilitarian sort of desktop interaction, but a very handsome app called Grids came along for the Mac a few months ago that made viewing Instagram a whole lot more pleasurable. Now, PC users can share in the delightful experience, as Grids has now launched a version of the same app for Windows.
windows  macos  software  photography 
february 2019 by andyhuey
Sloth - Mac app that shows all open files and sockets |
Sloth is a Mac application that displays all open files and sockets in use by all running processes on your system. This makes it easy to inspect which apps are using which files and sockets.
mac  macos  software  utilities 
february 2019 by andyhuey
ForkLift 3 - most advanced file manager and FTP client for macOS
The most advanced dual pane file manager and file transfer client for macOS.

Connect to SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP, and NFS remote volumes and easily manage your files quickly across networks. You can connect to multiple servers at a time and even copy between them with drag and drop.
macos  software  utilities 
january 2019 by andyhuey
Rogue Amoeba | Fission: Fast & Lossless Audio Editing
With Fission, audio editing is no longer a chore. You can join files, crop and trim audio, and rapidly split up long files. Fission is streamlined for fast editing, and it works without the quality loss other audio editors cause.
macos  audio  software 
december 2018 by andyhuey
KeyCue - find, remember, and learn menu shortcuts
KeyCue helps you to use your macOS applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.
mac  macos  software 
november 2018 by andyhuey
Fluid – Turn any webpage into a real Mac App
Web applications like Gmail, Facebook, Campfire and Pandora are becoming more and more like desktop applications every day. Running each of these web apps in a separate tab in your browser can be a real pain.

Fluid lets you create a Real Mac App (or "Fluid App") out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into OS X desktop apps.
macos  software 
november 2018 by andyhuey
TipBITS: Compare Before/After Edits in Photos - TidBITS
...Then, while you’re still in edit mode, press the M key to see the original image.
...there’s another even more hidden keyboard shortcut that toggles between the original image and the cropped image: Control-M.
apple  macos  photos  shortcuts 
october 2018 by andyhuey
Download More Dynamic Wallpapers For Mojave, Or Make Your Own
One of the coolest new features in macOS Mojave is the dynamic wallpaper. The lighting in the default desert landscape changes throughout the day, depending on what time it is.

Sadly there are only two dynamic wallpapers offered: the desert, and a minimalistic take called Solar Gradients. That’s not enough, so here’s where to find a few more options, how to install them, and even how you can make your own dynamic wallpapers.
macos  wallpaper 
october 2018 by andyhuey
macOS 10.14 Mojave: The Ars Technica review | Ars Technica
Dark Mode and iOS apps make this desert-themed release feel surprisingly verdant.
september 2018 by andyhuey
Microsoft brings OneDrive Files On-Demand to the Mac - The Verge
Microsoft is bringing its OneDrive Files On-Demand feature to macOS. OneDrive beta testers will be able to get access to the feature today, which lets OneDrive users use placeholders for files instead of syncing entire folders onto a MacBook. Mac users will be able to download files as they use them, instead of wasting space by syncing an entire OneDrive library.
microsoft  macos 
september 2018 by andyhuey
Marzipan: Porting iOS Apps to the Mac | Inside PSPDFKit
With macOS Mojave, Apple is adding support to run UIKit apps on macOS without the requirement of rewriting the UI in AppKit. While this isn’t yet something that’s officially supported for third-party developers, let’s explore what to expect in 2019 and how to try it out today.
macos  ios  programming 
september 2018 by andyhuey
Home | Automation Orchard
Welcome to Automation Orchard
The place to find resources to help you automate your life

There are fabulous tools out there to help you automate things, but which tool should you use? How can you make better use of it? Automation Orchard is collecting content from all over the web to give you a central repository where you can find everything about automation.
macos  ios  automation  productivity 
june 2018 by andyhuey
Automator to download files from web that have changed since last week? - OSX Downloads | Ask MetaFilter
I wish to automate downloading an mp3 from a specific web directory (I have permission, and it is not password protected) each week, but only the single mp3 file that has changed since the previous week.
macos  automation 
june 2018 by andyhuey
Shell Scripting Primer
Shell scripts are a fundamental part of the OS X programming environment. As a ubiquitous feature of UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, they represent a way of writing certain types of command-line tools in a way that works on a fairly broad spectrum of computing platforms.
macos  scripting 
june 2018 by andyhuey
Late Night Software | The home of Script Debugger
ou want your computer systems to be simple, reliable and automatic. Script Debugger is the integrated development environment that makes that happen by making your AppleScript coding easier, faster, and more transparent. And now, for the first time, it is available in a free “lite” mode that offers you a taste of the full power of Script Debugger.
applescript  macos  scripting 
june 2018 by andyhuey
Introduction to AppleScript Language Guide
This document is a guide to the AppleScript language—its lexical conventions, syntax, keywords, and other elements. It is intended primarily for use with AppleScript 2.0 or later and macOS version 10.5 or later.
macos  applescript  scripting 
june 2018 by andyhuey
Scriptarian - Scripting Studio for macOS
Scriptarian allows you to easily automate macOS using the Swift programming language, providing a modern alternative to AppleScript.
macos  scripting  swift 
june 2018 by andyhuey
JavaScript for Automation 25-minute training video by Sal Soghoian
macos  javascript  video  JXA 
june 2018 by andyhuey
TextSoap - Automate Your Text Cleanup
Automatically remove unwanted characters, fix messed up carriage returns, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Save time & effort. Be more productive.
Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. TextSoap can automate away all that tediousness. Download the trial now.
macos  software  utilities 
june 2018 by andyhuey
KeyCue - find, remember, and learn menu shortcuts
KeyCue helps you to use your Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.
macos  keyboard  shortcuts 
june 2018 by andyhuey
Mac keyboard shortcuts - Apple Support
By pressing a combination of keys, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device.
macos  keyboard  shortcuts 
june 2018 by andyhuey
Photos and Automator
Photography is not just about taking pictures. It’s also about creating content using your images. And it is also true that every photographer, regardless of their expertise, has their own unique way of processing their visual stories. The Automator action collection for Photos makes your photography workflow a much more efficient and smoother process, freeing you up to spend more time exploring, capturing, and sharing your vision of the world.
macos  scripting  automation  photography 
may 2018 by andyhuey
May 2018 Day One Outage Postmortem | Day One Help
Between May 7-10, 2018, Day One experienced a significant sync outage. We know our users expect a robust sync service, and this event was not up to our standards. We want to inform our users what happened and explain what we will do to address it in the future.
macos  ios  software  security 
may 2018 by andyhuey
If copy & paste is a part of your workflow, Pastebot is an indispensible tool to improve your productivity. Quickly recall clippings that you have copied before and apply powerful text filters to format before pasting. Queue up multiple clippings to paste in sequence. Pastebot is always running and only a keyboard shortcut away to command copy & paste.
macos  software  utilities 
april 2018 by andyhuey
DB Browser for SQLite
DB Browser for SQLite is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.

It is for users and developers wanting to create databases, search, and edit data. It uses a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, and you don't need to learn complicated SQL commands.
sql  sqlite  tools  windows  macos 
april 2018 by andyhuey
How to Satisfy Your Tetris Cravings on macOS
We’ve got your back, Gruber. Here’s a short list of all the different ways you can drop and shuffle blocks on macOS.
macos  games 
march 2018 by andyhuey
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