Tag Archive for 'needful-things'

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Mint updated

My favorite web statistic tool — winner over google analytics and the performancing blog stats — takes a step forward: version number 2.0 is released today. I upgraded for $19. Maybe I update my installation this afternoon to see what really changed and what is improved or new.

«Mint is an extensible web site analytics program. Its interface is an exercise in simplicity. Visits, referrers, popular pages and searches can all be taken in at a glance on Mint’s flexible dashboard. […] Have a mint.»

The Jack is back

All the good stuff goes intel. One of my favorite System Utilities/Tools is updated (finally). So I can use it on my (new) Intel iMac: AppleJack. Still a «Release Candidate» (1.4.3rc3) — but it works so far on my machine without a hitch. I’m happy again. Over and out. Back to work.
AppleJack 1.4.3rc3

This Way!

TextmateYesterday I found that great solution to post to my blog via TextMate. Today I watched the screencast (30 MB, QT). And guess what?

I’m very close to use it as my standard way to access my blogs.

Lets try to post an image … Just drag’n’drop an image onto the TextMate window and this shows up:

Tm Upload

No need for a ftp-uploader or the wp-backend uploader or …

I think I start to get an idea what TextMate really is: The «Ubertool» for everything related to text — from simple config-files editing to creating markup or css, or in this case: feeding my blogs. (Lets count the days/weeks/months until I use BBEdit or Ecto again.)

another way

what the hell is this? I can fetch, edit and post entries via TextMate? I’ll give it a try now and post this — fetch and edit works (edited last post «lyrical schinken»).

Update: It works! Do I have to leave ecto? We’ll see …


When I stumbled upon HoudahSpot at MacZOT.com my first thought was: «I really love that catchy icon, I don’t care what the app is for — I wanna add that icon to my dock!».

After I downloaded that app for a try I knew it would be worth the money it cost. It’s a easy-to-use spotlight «frontend» or «input device». Feed your «what-I-search-for» to HoudahSpot — and it will come back with the results. easy 1-2-3. Really, I tried it and I found one big (huge, heavy) sound file I really missed (I searched by size).

Btw.: If you’re reading this on June 16-17, 2006 head over to MacZOT, you might be able to get a free or at least very price reduced copy of HoudahSpot.

happier happy tagging

Last week on friday I stumbled (again) upon a small application: WebnoteHappy. It’s a 1.0 version, and in this case it’s not a bad number. Most of the new apps don’t even get out of beta. I started testing this little apps just because of one(!) feature: import, edit and post del.icio.us bookmarks! Well, ok you can import/export your Safari and Firefox bookmarks as well.

I started using this app and missed one little function: to have a global shortcut — while in e.g. NetNewsWire or Safari — to post a link to del.icio.us. I started an e-mail conversation with the developer from WebnoteHappy, and he answered my questions very quick and helpful. And not even this: we started to talk about some improvements as well. To make it short: I think this app could be my next No. 1 in the category “needful things” (and I test a lot!). Btw.: there IS a global shortcut (cmd-shift-D) to get a floating entry/notes window!


  • notes
  • tags
  • del.icio.us support (share/unshare privat)
  • unique “links”
  • 30 days tryout
  • $ 24.95 USD/license
  • friendly developer
  • (more …)

Die Abkürzung

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You don’t know MacZOT?

You don’t know SubEthaEdit?

Time for a change!

There is a special deal today: Each qualified blog entry reduces the price of SubEthaEdit from CodingMonkeys from $30.00 to $0.00 by $0.05 per entry. This is the second special event and it’s called BLOGZOT 2.0 on MacZOT.com. MacZOT and TheCodingMonkeys will award $105,000 in Mac software while I’m writing about it. And by the way: it’s a very good Application. For coders with the need to do collaborative writing/coding. For writing on the same file eg. via internet or local network. It works. Promise. End of story.

Now go get it!