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Siri may one day help you with name pronunciation
Apple has a patent filed for a name pronunciation system. I don't see this as a "help you pronounce" tool as a potential fix for Siri's ability to recognize and pronounce names in everyday use. I'm quite certain I'm not the only one who's had to adopt bizarre phonetic pronunciations of friend's names to get Siri to comply... here's hoping this makes it into production.
siri 
4 days ago
Wes Bos
I'd just like to point to Wes Bos and his awesome video tutorials. I've been through the JavaScript 30 and am currently taking his [React for Beginners](https://reactforbeginners.com/) course and finding it a blazingly fast way to get into and understand React. Thanks Wes!
tutorial  javascript 
4 days ago
Keep a Changelog
What, why, and best practices for maintaining changelogs. It's geared toward open source projects, but these are basic principles that all software releases should incorporate.
opensource  developer 
4 days ago
Writing Workflows
An in-depth look at developing writing workflows. I'm honored to point out that my SearchLink project is heavily featured in chapter 4.
writing 
4 days ago
The demise of the nation state | News | The Guardian
The long read: After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline
politics 
7 weeks ago
‎Silenz on the Mac App Store
A cool little macOS utility for people who listen to music on their headphones. When an external sound passing a set threshhold occurs, it will pause your music and amplify the sound through your input device (all customizeable) basically making sure that when someone starts talking to you, you don't have to pause your music and ask them to repeat themselves.
macos  audio  music 
10 weeks ago
Leave no dark corner - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Aside from being enamored with the presentation of this story, this is a chilling look inside China's "Sesame Credit" system. If you're not already familiar with what's happening there, you should definitely read up.
privacy  security 
10 weeks ago
Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note - Linus Torvalds
As you may know, the creator of Linux is a legendary asshole. As far as I know, this is Linus's first humble recognition of that. I hope that "I need to take
a break to get help on how to behave differently" is a sincere statement backed by action.
linux 
11 weeks ago
Botwiki
Botwiki offers a large catalog of bots for Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Slack, and more, as well as resources for building your own.
bot 
11 weeks ago
Timing: the best automatic Mac time tracker for productive professionals and freelancers
My favorite automatic time tracker for Mac has updated with MailMate, Bear, Dash, and Opera, as well as a ton of improvements. Here are the [full release notes](https://timingapp.com/changes#2018_3).
11 weeks ago
The Best Ways to Use 3D Touch on Your iPhone
In case you missed it, I've been writing for Lifehacker as of recently (part of the reason posting has slowed down here, but I'm working to balance that back out). I thought this post on the myriad ways you can use 3D Touch on iPhones worth sharing. Now that 3D Touch looks likely to be removed, I'm taking as much advantage of it as I can. I don't care what anyone says, it is (was) a useful innovation.
lifehacker  3dtouch 
september 2018
MacSparky Field Guides
David Sparks is moving all of his content from Vimeo and iBooks to his own Teachable site. If you haven't checked out the mac tips series that I did with him, you can find [60 Mac Tips Volume 1](https://learn.macsparky.com/p/60tipsv1) and [Volume 2](https://learn.macsparky.com/p/60tips2) on the new site, along with his guides for Hazel, Workflow, and more.
macsparky  tutorial  learning 
september 2018
Workona
I keep talking about this Chrome extension in various places, but it really has revolutionized my browsing/tab habits. A tab manager/session manager in one, and definitely worth checking out. It might even convince non-Chrome users to switch...
browser  chrome  tabmanager 
september 2018
The best FTP Clients for Mac Compared
BinaryNights, creator of [ForkLift](https://binarynights.com/), did a comprehensive speed test of all of the major FTP clients for Mac. Taking into account that this was performed by the developer of one of the apps, they go into solid detail about the testing procedure and parameters, and the results are presumably verifiable. And, as I would have guessed, in most cases every client except for Cyberduck performed pretty closely, but with some surprises in handling multiple-file transfers.
macos  ftp 
september 2018
‎beorg
A plain text task manager with agenda, tasks and an outliner. I use TaskPaper formatting for my todo lists, but if you prefer something closer to Emacs Org Mode, this app will suit you nicely. From the same developer as [Trunk Notes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trunk-notes-personal-wiki/id302880785?mt=8), a personal wiki app I have great respect for.
productivity  taskmanagement 
september 2018
Luminar 2018 - The Best Photo Editing Software for Mac & PC | Skylum
New version of award-winning photo editor created by Skylum team for Mac & PC. Order Luminar today and get an exclusive price for the most advanced image editing software.
august 2018
A2+ Powered Speakers — Audioengine
The most celebrated desktop speaker of all time. A2+ has amassed a vast collection of awards from the likes of WIRED, Sound & Vision, Gizmodo, The Absolute
august 2018
Font Flipper - Find Free Fonts
If you've ever trolled through Google's web fonts collection, you know how tedious it can be to pull the best font out of the large collection. Font Flipper turns it into Tinder... upload an image and add text, choose what types of fonts you want to view, and then start swiping right and left to build up a favorites list, ready to download. Nifty.
webdesign  googlefonts  fonts 
august 2018
LicketyLink
A really slick service for sharing files. Sign up with a password and get a link you can add multiple files to and share with someone else to download. I have no idea what the security is like, so I'm not using it for anything sensitive, but if you want to share a few large files with someone, this is great.
filesharing 
august 2018
ScreenTime - Screen sharing for FaceTime
Allows you to show your macOS desktop during a FaceTime video call. I can see a lot of applications for this, even beyond the old "family tech support" gigs.
screensharing 
august 2018
scoreboard
Great balls of fire I need to use something like this more often. Score your project ideas based on Impact, Profit, Effort, and Vision and figure out which project is the most useful use of your resources.
projectmanagement 
august 2018
CodeZen – Zenify your Source Code
Generates a shareable image from your source code with customatzable options including themes and fonts.
presentation  code 
august 2018
OctoSearch
A crawler that provides full text search of the starred repositories of those who follow you on GitHub. The results are pretty great.
search  github 
august 2018
agarrharr/awesome-macos-screensavers
A curated list of screensavers for Mac OS X. I asked on Twitter what everyone's favorites were, and almost every one mentioned is on this list, therefore I dub it a very good list.
macos  screensaver 
august 2018
Best Best List®
This is pretty cool...
> Best Best List summarizes thousands of editorial reviews to bring you the absolute best products. Best Best List tallies the votes and will bring you the definitive top 10 list across a ton of categories with products at competitive prices.
shopping 
july 2018
Gradient Hunt - Beautiful Color Gradients
Thousands of nice color gradients in a curated collection. Click to copy CSS code for use in your projects.
CSS  gradient 
july 2018
WriteMapper
This will probably warrant a further writeup in the future, but it takes the concept I use to blog with [iThoughts and Marked](http://brettterpstra.com/2014/11/09/ithoughtsx-and-marked-2-together-at-last/) and puts it into one app. Build a draft using a mind map, and see the outline version as you go.
mindmapping  blogging 
july 2018
Gradient Joy
A great collection of easy, url-based gradients for use as placeholder images in web designs.
placeholder  image  gradient 
july 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Learning CSS
A collection of over 100 sources for learning every aspect of CSS. Well done.
CSS  tutorial 
july 2018
TeaCode – write code super fast
This one may get a longer writeup from me in the future, but I'm excited enough to point it out now. I love TextExpander (dearly), but for coding, TeaCode offers a basic feature set that's really useful in editors like Sublime, Code, and Xcode. You can include variables in an expansion and have them automatically filled in and transformed in the output. Works in any editor.
snippet  textexpander 
july 2018
‎NodeBeat - Playful Music
A delightful, node-based music generation app for iOS. Combine generators and nodes to start building songs and rhythms visually. I've spent way too long getting lost in this one.
ipad  iphone  ios  music 
july 2018
AAlakkad/git-version-bumper at producthunt
If your project is using semantic version numbering, version-bumper can easily increment any part of the version number and create git tags for you. No more looking up the last incremental version with `git tags`.
git  semver  versioning 
july 2018
CommitSheet
A free invoice generator for developers that turns git commits into timesheets and invoices.
freelance  git  github  invoicing 
july 2018
Renner*
Like Futura but want something that looks a little less... 90 years old? This pay-what-you want font (named after Futura designer Paul Renner) created by Indestructible Type is worth trying out for your next sans-serif design need. Check out their other fonts while you there, they're doing some really cool stuff.
font  typography 
july 2018
Katharos Tones
A $10, 60-sound collection of ringtones combining digital and acoustic sounds. If you're tired of checking your phone every time the tri-tone goes off in a TV show, you might want to check these out. I've been using them for a couple of weeks now and can vouch that there are some great ringtone/alert replacements in here. (Admittedly, I still use some [other](http://brettterpstra.com/otherstuff/ringtones/) [ringtones](http://brettterpstra.com/otherstuff/ringtones2/) for per-caller customization...)
android  iphone  ringtone 
july 2018
Mural
Easily create a digital portfolio/résumé. Mural gives you a Pinterest-like way to display and categorize your work, and tell a story with each piece. Handy.
resume 
july 2018
DevTube - The best developer videos in one place
A curated collection of the best tech videos on the web.
developer  video 
july 2018
‎Text Case on the App Store
A cool $1 utility for iOS that takes selected or copied text and performs case transformations: title case, URL Encoded, uppercase, lowercase, capitalized, reversed, and "Mocking Spongebob" (random capitalization). Available through a share sheet in any editor or text field.
ios  strings  writing 
july 2018
Chatamo Alexa Skill Builder
Chatamo creates chat bots for automating customer service. They now offer an Alexa skill-building tool that makes it possible to build skills with point and click.
alexa  chatbot  bot 
june 2018
Nvidia Transforms Standard Video Into Slow Motion Using AI
Nvidia demonstrates using AI to turn 30fps video to super-smooth ultra-slowmo (240fps) video. It's amazing.
video  ai 
june 2018
klauscfhq/moviebox
This is pretty awesome. Machine learning movie recommendations on the command line. Installs with pip and sources the Carnegie Mellon Movie Summary Corpus to provide recommendations based on a selected movie.
recommendations  Terminal  cli 
june 2018
Strapdown.js - Instant and elegant Markdown documents
Easy Markdown documents in the browser. Just add a script link at the bottom of an HTML page containing Markdown inside an `<xmp>` tag and it generates an HTML version on the front end using Bootstrap themes (switchable).
documentation  javascript  webdev  markdown 
june 2018
transfer.sh - Easy and fast file sharing from the command-line.
Easy and fast file sharing from the command-line. Share up to 10GB, fully encrypted and automatically deleted after 14 days. And free.
filesharing  curl  Terminal 
june 2018
Tripetto - Full-fledged form kit
The world needs better forms. Tripetto includes a visual form editor, a collector for gathering response, and an SDK for developing form building blocks. It's a self-hosted node app, so not for everyone, but really nice for flowing forms.
forms 
june 2018
Dialogue : Screenplay Writer
Despite not being a screenwriter, I'm enamored with the idea of writing screen dialog in text message format. Check out the product page, you'll see what I mean.
screenwriting 
june 2018
Fathom - simple, trustworthy website analytics
Fathom (now available on GitHub) is a new website analytics platform built on simplicity and trustworthiness (recall the now-unsupported [Mint](https://haveamint.com/)?). Get the analytics you need without giving Google (Analytics) access to any of your visitors data. This site should be switching over soon.
analytics  webdev 
june 2018
Home Assistant
Home Assistant is worth noting in addition to all of my mentions of [homebridge](http://brettterpstra.com/2018/06/06/alexa-and-siri-and-bringing-it-all-together/). Pointed out to me by [Adrian Rudman](https://twitter.com/_rudders/status/1004455282926211072), it has modules for just about everything you can imagine wanting to pull together (and add Siri/Alexa integration to).
python  homeautomation 
june 2018
You’re Missing Out on a Better Mac Terminal Experience
A post from Owen Caulfield with a bunch of great tips for using Hyper, a CSS/HTML-based Terminal alternative. I'm still going to be using iTerm, but this stuff looks like fun.
Terminal 
may 2018
Sir Winston - MacOS Customization Script Generator
A MacOS customization script generator. Choose the applications and settings you want and get a custom script to automate the entire setup process.
automation 
may 2018
After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost
From Kickstarter to a successful business model, the story behind Ghost's business model is a heartening read.
startup  from twitter_favs
may 2018
CheatSheet - Know your short cuts
I used to appreciate KeyCue when learning keyboard shortcuts for an app, but it hasn't worked for me for quite a while now. CheatSheet does the same thing flawlessly, and for free. Just hold the ⌘-Key down for a couple seconds to get a popup with a list of all active short cuts of the current application (including custom shortcuts assigned to Services and menu items).
macos  app  utility 
may 2018
Gitea
A self-hosted Git platform for running your own local GitHub-style repository manager. This project is a fork of [Gogs](https://gogs.io/) with an apparently more group-focused approach to project maintenance.
git 
may 2018
Home | Automation Orchard
Rosemary Orchard is an automation wiz. She's put together Automation Orchard as a central repository for automation articles from across the web. A great stopping place for automation nerds, whether you're looking to create workflows on your iOS device or automate your home. It's all here.
automation 
may 2018
CatchUp - Keep in Touch
A free app with no ads, CatchUp simply reminds you to keep in touch with the people you want to. Add a contact, set an interval, and CatchUp reminds you to reach out. This is ideal for people like me who can go years without hearing from someone and still consider them great friends, but who learn in the harshest ways that not everyone else reacts the same way.
ios  app 
may 2018
#OpenWeb
An RSS-reader-ready collection of independent publishers. I'll be honest, I discovered this list when I was notified I was on it, but was pleasantly surprised by the collection. If you're not using an RSS reader to take back control of your online news, download the OPML file and import it into something like [Reeder 3](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reeder-3/id880001334?mt=12&uo=4&at=10l4tL&ct=blog), [ReadKit](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/readkit/id588726889?mt=12&uo=4&at=10l4tL&ct=blog), or [Feedbin](http://www.feedbin.com)!
bloggers  indie  rss 
may 2018
Troy Hunt: 86% of Passwords are Terrible (and Other Statistics)
As a long-long-time [1Password](https://1password.com) user, having 20-character gibberish passwords unique to every account is easy for me. But at the rate that compromises are happening, having a strong, unique password is only half the battle. And you don't even get to fight the other half of it... but do your half and bulk up your passwords.
security  passwords 
may 2018
Great Astrophotography: a How-To Guide
Note: These photos were taken without a telescope, just a camera on a tripod.Many of us have looked up into the night sky in a particularly dark place and thought,...
astrophotography 
may 2018
Ultimate Vegetable "EarthBox" for CHEAP!! :) TeraHydro Boxes (aka TetraHydro Box) DIY HOMEMADE
EARTHBOX Website

ATTN! If you like this guide please rate it with a 1-5 star rating to the right of this text and leave comments with constructive criticism :)...
gardening 
may 2018
The Creatable Pick A Bundle 2018
Creatable's current Pick A Bundle includes Marked, TableFlip, Permute, Timing, and more. Build your own 10 app bundle for $39. Ends this Friday.
bundle  software  mac 
april 2018
Vanilla—hide Mac menu bar icons for free
Just in case you're not already using Bartender, Vanilla is a free Mac app that lets you hide icons from your menu bar. Simpler in functionality, but also faster at disappearing those extra menu bar items than the current incarnation of Bartender.
app  macos  mac  osx 
april 2018
It's Time for an RSS Revival
Yep.

> No matter what your current disposition, though, in this age of algorithmic overreach there's something deeply satisfying about finding stories beyond what your loudest Twitter follows shared, or that Facebook's News Feed optimized into your life. And lots of tools that can get you there.
rss  news 
april 2018
Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service
> Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet. We're excited today to take another step toward that mission with the launch of 1.1.1.1 — the Internet's fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service.
privacy  security  dns 
april 2018
Transom
Great Podcasting resource site (h/t [Alex Cox](https://twitter.com/alexcox)).

> Transom is a performance space, an open editorial session, an audition stage, a library, and a hangout.
review  podcasting  hardware 
april 2018
How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data - The Verge
> The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we cannot trust Facebook to police its own platform. So now is as good a time as ever to remind you that — beyond deleting your Facebook account for good — there are some precautions you can take to protect your privacy and make use of Facebook as a utility without compromising your personal data.
privacy  facebook 
april 2018
Save to nvALT
You may have noticed that most of the original extensions for nvALT have kind of disappeared. For Chrome users, this one from Mustafa Paksoy is pretty great. Internal HTML-to-Markdown conversion and instant add to nvALT. [Source available](https://github.com/mustpax/save-to-nvALT).
chrome  nvalt 
april 2018
Should You Delete Your Facebook Page?
I don't know if you read the EasyDNS newsletter, but I've come to appreciate it as a very non-partisan source of information on privacy, technology, and the politics surrounding it. Post Cambridge Analytica revelations, my long-running question of how to handle the paradox of wanting to remain connected while wanting to remain safe, questioning my abillity to use tech to bring change while avoiding tech controlling me, have all become increasingly urgent.
privacy  facebook 
april 2018
Now in Public Beta: The NEW Tower
I've been on the Tower 3 private beta, and I can tell you it's an exciting update for any Git user on Mac. Support for Pull Requests, a sweet interactive rebase GUI, a command palette for keyboard access to ANYTHING, and more. You can hold out for my review after it goes live, or join the beta now, your call.
macos  git  mac 
april 2018
Do You Trust This Computer?
If you feel like digging deeper into the seemingly inevitable AI-driven nightmare reality, _Do You Trust This Computer?_ is happy to be your guide.
ai  movie  documentary  future 
april 2018
A general date-picker script for any tag type - TaskPaper
I learned so much about JSX and nibs playing with this one (another from ComplexPoint).
script  nib  date  javascript  taskpaper 
march 2018
Script to increase and decrease date tag values - TaskPaper - Hog Bay Software Support
Continuing the discussion from Help with moving @start date AppleScript to JavaScript:

It&#39;s set to increase @due date value by one day. But you can change the options to target another tag. You can change the offset va&hellip;
script  javascript  taskpaper 
march 2018
MailMate bundles for fun and profit | 1klb
I usually think of MailMate like the A-10 Warthog of OS X email programs: it’s not as sleek and sexy as the average new email app you see coming out of indie devs’ doors, but it makes up for that in sheer power and efficiency when it comes to dealing with your email
mailmate 
march 2018
Devhints — TL;DR for developer documentation
A large collection of developer cheatsheets, created by [@ricostacruz](https://ricostacruz.com/).
developer  cheatsheet 
february 2018
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