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Slack’s Drafts (“Where did that channel go?”) feature, misses the mark

Seeing a popular post about a very hit or miss change to Slack’s product (the new WYSIWYG input box) made me think of another thing in Slack that has annoyingly changed (without an option to toggle off). Its “Drafts” feature – where leaving a channel with an unfinished message means that the channel itself gets… Continue reading Slack’s Drafts (“Where did that channel go?”) feature, misses the mark

CurrentKey Stats

CurrentKey 2.0 launches with Dark Mode support, the ability to quickly view and share previous days’ stats, and much more

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 Last but not least, until the end of the month, I’m dropping the price of the… Continue reading CurrentKey 2.0 launches with Dark Mode support, the ability to quickly view and share previous days’ stats, and much more

CurrentKey Stats

Get weekly summary reports of app stats with CurrentKey Stats v1.8

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

CurrentKey Stats

With CurrentKey Stats version 1.7, back up more of your stats!

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!

CurrentKey Stats

With CurrentKey Stats v1.6, new power-user features get added, like jumping directly to Rooms with custom hotkeys ⬅️ 🖥 ⌥ ⌨️ ➡️

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 ⬅️ 🖥 ⌥ ⌨️ ➡️

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YouTube should make an “auto-play videos” setting that’s global and persistent, because I keep having to toggle it off

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

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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.

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.

CurrentKey Stats

With CurrentKey Stats v1.5 Mac Spaces customization is now free (plus easy app-stats sharing) 💥

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) 💥