For the past several weeks I’ve been focused on 2.0, a bigger release that includes: Dark Mode support and a design refresh Quick access to previous days’ stats and an ability to share them The ability to swap already-assigned Rooms quickly via dropdown Option to hide the Dock icon (more on that at the end of this article). Last… Continue reading CurrentKey 2.0 launches with Dark Mode support, the ability to quickly view and share previous days’ stats, and much more
Some stats about my stats app In the spirit of John Siracusa’s posts about his OS X reviews, here are some stats. They don’t account for auto generated, 3rd party files, or media management scripts written to support the app: 45 .swift files 48 .xib files (Interface Builder documents) 41,419 total lines in Swift files… Continue reading About CurrentKey 2.0 and What’s Next
In version 1.8, CurrentKey Stats‘ “30-days” view gets some love. Now, as your stats pile up, you can see how each of the last four weeks measure up, with a total time spent number and downloadable report. [App Store link] These are formal weekly (7-day) spans, and you can tell the app if you prefer… Continue reading Get weekly summary reports of app stats with CurrentKey Stats v1.8
As you know, CurrentKey Stats helps you track how you’ve spent time across your apps. With version 1.7, Stats Plus users can now back up a month’s worth of hour-by-hour app stats (accurate down to the minute) for a 30 day time span. That’s powerful! Like all the dozen reports the app can generate, this… Continue reading With CurrentKey Stats version 1.7, back up more of your stats!
One of the most-requested features from CurrentKey Stats’ biggest fans (and earliest beta testers) has been: the ability to use hotkeys to jump to *specific* Rooms on your Mac (which are assigned to Spaces/virtual desktops). While users have been able to do this via the dropdown, with version 1.6, CurrentKey Stats gets a new “Rooms… Continue reading With CurrentKey Stats v1.6, new power-user features get added, like jumping directly to Rooms with custom hotkeys ⬅️ 🖥 ⌥ ⌨️ ➡️
It’s happened countless times. After watching too many YouTube auto-playing videos, I turn off YouTube’s “AUTOPLAY” toggle in the app or the browser. Soon thereafter I’m finding myself (this time in a different browser) having to toggle the setting off again. Millions of people are very likely having the same experience, because it’s how the… Continue reading YouTube should make an “auto-play videos” setting that’s global and persistent, because I keep having to toggle it off
I swore I’d seen it. It was the day of the Samsung Fold launch, and I had watched a few videos from big-name tech channels on YouTube to quickly get up to speed. One of the videos I watched said the Fold was rated for a certain number of … “folds” …, a particularly low… Continue reading YouTube has given creators the ability to alter posted videos, so it should also give users a way of knowing if a video has been edited.
Since launching CurrentKey Stats, the strongest reaction to the app has been around its workflow management features. To celebrate that: all Spaces customization features in CurrentKey Stats are now free 🧙♂️ (many were previously an in app purchase). (Spaces are what Apple calls Macs’ virtual desktops found in Mission Control). CurrentKey Stats allows you to… Continue reading With CurrentKey Stats v1.5 Mac Spaces customization is now free (plus easy app-stats sharing) 💥
You either use Maps in PORTRAIT or LANDSCAPE mode. It’s a very polarizing issue, but one thing is universal: when the phone changes to your non-preferred orientation, it’s frustrating — and frustrating at the worst possible time: when you’re wondering if you should turn left or right, or keep driving straight. If a reading app… Continue reading Apple and Google Maps should let you lock their app’s UI in portrait or landscape mode, apart from the system-wide iOS setting
Quick note/disclaimer: This blog post is from a historically introverted solo hacker, who – aside from personal-use command line tools – has exclusively shipped web app projects until this app. A long time ago I took a day in the library with my (still shiny new) mid-2011 Macbook Air and poked around Xcode with the… Continue reading Building my first Swift app, from a background of web app hacking