May 2006

Interface Builder hidden gem?

Michael McCracken: “If I read this right, it means the door is open for easy automated access to bindings and maybe a way to make editing bindings easier.”

SubEthaEdit 2.5

The cool, collaborative text editor SubEthaEdit has been updated to 2.5—with a bunch of AppleScript enhancements (and more, of course).

One feature to expect in Leopard

Dustin MacDonald: “What will we see in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard? Windows Virtualization? Full Screen Applications? Don’t count your chickens, but I do want to point out one subject that apparently a lot of rumor sites have overlooked: resolution independence.”

…and statistics

ridiculous_fish: “The latest ‘OS X is slow’ meme to impinge on the mass psyche of the Internet comes courtesy of one Jasjeet Sekhon, an associate professor of political science at UC Berkeley. The page has hit digg and reddit and been quoted on Slashdot. The article and benchmark is here. Is there any merit to this?”

WebnoteHappy 1.0 released

MacHappy: “It is finally done. I’ve been feverishly working on WebnoteHappy, a bookmark manager with integrated note taking and tagging for Mac OS X, for the past few months.”

Congratulations to Luis!

Sandvox 1.0 Released

Karelia Software: “We did it! We’re now shipping Sandvox.”

Congratulations to the folks at Karelia Software!

How NetNewsWire 2.1 Reads Feeds

On inessential.com I write about how NetNewsWire 2.1 reads feeds. The short answer: if you use NewsGator syncing, it downloads feeds from NewsGator. If you don’t use syncing, it downloads feeds from the original sources, just like always. You choose.

But of course I go into more detail. (Plenty more! I may be in a long-winded mood.)

Peppermint style for NetNewsWire

ollieman: “mint is pretty much the best thing to happen to websites since sliced bread. In addition to the wonderful features it sports, it’s also got one killer look. And I like that look a lot, so much that I decided to pay it an homage.”

Mac users

Rob Manuel, Mac switcher: “Mac users are better looking.”

Okay, maybe not the developers, but the users, sure. ;)

NetNewsWire 2.1

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire 2.1 has been released!

This release of NetNewsWire includes new features such as NewsGator syncing, posting to del.icio.us, sending articles via email, printing, and sorting subscriptions by attention. It’s also a universal binary and includes lots of performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Read the change notes for details on all the changes since 2.0.1.

You can download NetNewsWire 2.1 via the NetNewsWire home page. This is a free upgrade for everyone who already bought a NetNewsWire license.

(Note to Lite users: NetNewsWire Lite 2.1 is still in beta; you can download a beta via the betas page.)

CoreGraphics Log Jam

Red Sweater Blog: “Then I spotted a call to ‘CGPostError.’ Well, that’s interesting. A well-defined error reporting mechanism? The results of which the developer never sees?”

Camino 1.0.1 released

MacUser: “Everyone’s (or at least my) favorite Mac browser, Camino, has just been updated to version 1.0.1, including some bug fixes and minor improvements.”

NetNewsWire Lite 2.1b37: caught up to the full version

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire Lite 2.1b37 has been released!

This release gets NetNewsWire Lite caught up with the current beta of the full version, including syncing fixes and enhancements and a few smaller fixes.

Read the change notes for more details.

You can download NetNewsWire Lite 2.1b37 via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

ReadItYourself! 1.0.2

filipp: “ReadItYourself! is a simple AppleScript for NetNewsWire (tested with 2.1b33) that exports the unread headlines of a selected subscription to your iPod.”

NetNewsWire 2.1b37: encryption, French localization

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire 2.1b37 has been released!

This release encrypts your subscriptions list using https, adds French localization, and probably fixes a crashing bug usually related to downloading favicons.

Read the change notes for the full scoop.

Download NetNewsWire 2.1b37 via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

The full version remains on sale for $19.95 until 2.1 ships. Here are more details on the sale.

(NetNewsWire Lite users: we’re working on a new beta for you, hopefully later today or tonight.)

Pukka 1.0

Code Sorcery Workshop: “Fire it up and within seconds you can easily post to one or more del.icio.us accounts. Drag a URL from any browser, open a URL shortcut file on the desktop, or drag a URL right onto the dock icon.”

It works with NetNewsWire—if you’re using a 2.1 beta, you can choose Pukka as your post-to-del.icio.us application.

NetNewsWire 2.1b36: better handling server/network problems

NetNewsWire IconNetNewsWire 2.1b36 has been released!

The main point of this release is to make sure that, if you have NewsGator syncing turned on, you still get news even if there is some kind of problem connecting to NewsGator (server or local or remote network).

Read the change notes for more details.

You can download NetNewsWire 2.1b36 via the NetNewsWire Betas page.

Reminder: the full version remains on sale for $19.95 until 2.1 ships. Here’s the full scoop on the sale.

(Note to NetNewsWire Lite users: we don’t have a new beta for you yet, but we’re working on it, of course.)

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