TOKYO (MacHouse) – We were pretty sure nsCherry would be the last release of the month till a few days ago. I guess we have one more application to introduce this month. A new Mac software title we submitted to Mac App Store about 15 minutes ago is called CodeBlue.
We’ve developed CodeBlue so that we can manage and organize Objective-C programming code snippets for Mac OS X and iOS comprehensively. CodeBlue lets you classify code snippets into different fields. You can create as many as fields as you need. And you can create as many code snippets as you have under each field. Set keywords, which the application will syntax-highlight. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – Life was a bit tough while we were developing iOS applications. Why!? That’s because it was so painful for us to come up with one idea after another. For now, what you can do with iPad is limited. We don’t even use iPad and iPod Touch, which we of course own. You can’t develop a good product for a device that you don’t daily use, you know? Sometimes, it took us a week or 10 days to come with a new development idea. Now, we are developing Mac OS applications with Objective-C. Although Mac software development is a lot tougher, there are still a lot of subjects to cover. That partly explains why we were able to release three relatively small Mac software titles in six days.
Anyway, we just submitted a new software title to Mac App Store. It’s the 4th one of the month. This software release is called nsCherry.
nsCherry is a desktop application that allows the user to look up domain information and see which domain is open (available) for purchase and which is already registered across various top-level domains. You enter a name (base name) and then come up with a list of top-level domains (com, net, co.jp, net.uk, …) so that the application will put them together to create a list of domains to look up. nsCherry comes with a built-in list of more than 750 top-level domains covering 34 countries/regions. So you can pick a regional list from the menu, or you can just manually enter top-level domains one by one. You can save a top-level domain list as a project file (.nsc) so that you can use the same list over and over. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – Last year, we exclusively developed Windows application. For now, we are done with Windows because Microsoft appears to destroy the desktop application community. So we started developing iOS applications last November. We did so just till the very end of the last month. Then we’ve suddenly switched back to Mac OS X. So far, we’ve released two Mac applications. Before this month ends, we happen to have one more Mac application to introduce. This new Mac software title is called JustTomato. JustTomato? You mean, grow virtual tomatoes on your Mac? Nope.
JustTomato is a little Mac application that allows the user to convert a group of image files (PNG, TIFF) into Mac OS X icon files (ICNS). JustTomato also lets you convert square-ratio images (PNG, TIFF) into iOS icon files (Icon72.PNG, Icon.144.PNG) at the same time. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – It was just a couple of days ago when we last introduced the first Mac application in about 1 and a half years. And we are ready to introduce another Mac application. This new software release is called DotsSweep.
DotsSweep is a small desktop application that lets you delete invisible files (ones whose file names start with ._) in a folder of your selection. Actually, you can clean up multiple folders all at a time.
If there are invisible files in a folder, what’s the big deal? The question depends on how you use that folder. For example, if you use Xcode to develop iOS or Mac applications, that can cause a serious problem because referencing files directly to an existing folder can prevent you from sending a binary to iTunes Connect with Organizer. Also, if you have a folder that contains image files, importing it to other operating systems like Windows can make invisible files visible and make a mess. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – Every time we introduce a new software title we have to switch to Windows so that we can use the Windows version of Img4Web, which allows us to create thumbnail images, generating HTML code at the same time. We did have a Mac version of Img4Web except that it’s buggy and can crash for an unknown reason. Well, we are tired of switching to Windows just to use Img4Web. So…
Just submitted to Mac App Store is a new Mac version of Img4Web. It’s a Cocoa-built and is developed with Objective-C from a scratch. And this build is quite stable. Seriously, you are back to the Mac platform? Yes, it sounds like we are joking. Seriously, we are back after some 18 months.
Img4Web lets you batch-create thumbnail images out of source files you specify. The purpose of using Img4Web is not just to create thumbnail images. Img4Web will automatically generate web code for displaying thumbnail and source images in a HTML table. The application is designed for those like us who want to spend as little time as possible in writing HTML code. Simply, use a drop box to read one or more source files. Then set an export format, thumbnail name, resize dimensions. Also, configure HTML settings so that Img4Web can generate HTML code. And? Just click on the Export button. Continue reading