Category Archives: apps

Out now: a Swift-ier version of imageprep

I’ve just released version 6.0.0 of imageprep, my macOS command line tool for processing batches of images. Born a shell script, imageprep has now not only finished school and graduated from college, but also has gained employment as a fully compiled application. It’s written in Swift so it’s quicker these days.

Continue reading

PreviewMarkdown 1.1.0 released, ready for Big Sur

Another day, another update. This time it’s PreviewMarkdown, my macOS utility for providing QuickLook file previews and icon thumbnails in Finder. It runs under Catalina and above, and this version makes some adjustments to support Big Sur.

Pop up a Markdown file preview

You can read more about using PreviewMarkdown — just run it once to register its app extensions, and that’s it — it the product page here. You can download PreviewMarkdown from the Mac App Store.

Fontismo 1.1.0 released — now with iPhone support

Fontismo, my iOS-based utility which provides completely free and account-less access to 50 great open licence typefaces, now works on iPhones as well as iPads. It’s also fully compatible with iOS 14 and features improved font previewing, including pinch-to-zoom scaling.

Fontismo on iPhone
Continue reading

MNU 1.4.0 released — and it’s ready for Big Sur, Apple Silicon

The latest version of MNU, 1.4.0, can be downloaded from my software site. The focus of this update is to support the changes brought in by Big Sur’s updated, iOS-esque UI: in this case, no more roll-down sheets, and iOS-style dialogs and square icons.

MNU under Big Sur
Big Sur: more space, Sur-ely?
Continue reading

The Valley 1.0.8 released

My Mac port of a 1980s era “interactive adventure” game needed a little love, so I finally got round to applying some this afternoon. You can download it here, and read more about the history of this fondly remembered 8-bit classic from a time when we had to type these things into a Commodore PET, line by line…

Interactive games console action — Commodore PET style…

MNU 1.3.0 is out now — and it’s more Shell friendly than ever

I have just released version 1.3.0 of MNU, my macOS menu bar utility. Usually I’d just post a very brief notification of the the update, but this release requires a little more explanation.

MNU: click’n’connect
Continue reading

Want 50 great fonts for your iPad? Get my free app

iPadOS 13 (iOS 13 with knobs, basically) introduced user-installable fonts — or typefaces as we used to call them in the trade, especially in pre-digital times. Apple already bundles a host of fonts with iPadOS, but the addition of user-installable fonts ought to allow much greater scope for tablet-based typographical creativity.

59ADC6A2-3B06-43AD-87B2-F3343FAAA2AC
User installed fonts in iPadOS 13
Continue reading