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PSA: you can rearrange your Mac’s menubar icons by pressing Command (⌘) and then clicking and dragging them

CurrentKey Stats has an icon that lives in the menubar, and a little-known trick can help you further customize where it exists. To move your menubar icons around, press the “command ⌘” key and then simply click and drag them around, to reposition them wherever you want. I learned this trick a few months into… Continue reading PSA: you can rearrange your Mac’s menubar icons by pressing Command (⌘) and then clicking and dragging them

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Introducing CurrentKey Stats 3.5, graph color palette switcher, more powerful alerts, and more! πŸŒˆπŸ“Š

Version 3.5: Adds the ability to switch the color palette of all graphs and charts within the app to one of six choices. Find the button on the left side of the toolbar in the large stats view. Debuts an option to auto-show the Room-selection dropdown when popover opens, for faster access to common actions.… Continue reading Introducing CurrentKey Stats 3.5, graph color palette switcher, more powerful alerts, and more! πŸŒˆπŸ“Š

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How to give each of your Mac’s Spaces a custom sound πŸ‘‚πŸ»

We all know about the MacOS feature called Spaces, and many of us love splitting our projects, work, and hobbies across our virtual desktops. What if you could not just assign a name to each Space but also assign a custom Internet radio station to each one too? As you move between them, immersive sound… Continue reading How to give each of your Mac’s Spaces a custom sound πŸ‘‚πŸ»

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CurrentKey Stats 2.7 brings a couple big stats features and a nice option for custom icons

I’m looking forward to improving CurrentKey Stats on a frequent basis. This release mainly focuses on new stats features, doubling the timespan of backup-able stats to 60 days, and doubling the hour-by-hour view to 4 weeks. Now, you can also toggle your custom (Space/Room-specific) emoji between appearing dimmer and brighter. This software is 100% free… Continue reading CurrentKey Stats 2.7 brings a couple big stats features and a nice option for custom icons

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How Apple could navigate its touchy Touch Bar dilemma

Jump ahead to the proposal In 2016, Apple debuted the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro. It’s a strip of touch-enabled screen meant to add functionality to the user’s active app. It exists where the function keys used to reside, and it’s something that developers go out of their way in order to support. The… Continue reading How Apple could navigate its touchy Touch Bar dilemma

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[Updated: it’s been approved] Why is CurrentKey Stats not in the App Store? Because it’s been stuck in app review purgatory for weeks.

Update: CurrentKey got approved. The story: The day after Christmas this year I spotted some bugs in my app, I fixed them – I also added a cool new feature, and submitted the new build to the App Store for review as soon as the holiday downtime was over. Within a few hours, my app… Continue reading [Updated: it’s been approved] Why is CurrentKey Stats not in the App Store? Because it’s been stuck in app review purgatory for weeks.

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Key takeaway from developing for the Mac App Store: it’s unreliable

Last May I launched my Mac app, CurrentKey Stats, which helps you keep track of how you spend time across Spaces (virtual desktops) and apps, as well as navigate between your Spaces. It was not always a foregone conclusion that I’d distribute the app through the App Store. In fact — I had round-tripped the… Continue reading Key takeaway from developing for the Mac App Store: it’s unreliable

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In 2020, Apple needs to change iPhone’s call UI because robocalls are killing us

A year ago I published this and it struck a chord on the internet, hitting #4 on Reddit and #1 on HN (it actually triggered the “flamewar” detector there). So I thought I’d republish the post since the default UI for incoming calls remains the same. Otherwise, what’s publicly changed on Apple’s side of things… Continue reading In 2020, Apple needs to change iPhone’s call UI because robocalls are killing us