Episode 279: No Planned Updates

Daniel and Manton talk about Manton’s impending rollout of Micro.blog to backers starting next week, and the merit of picking a specific launch date and sticking with it. They respond to a listener question about accounting practices, and discuss Apple’s apparent decision to stop updating the Workflow app, and what it means for the future of such functionality on iOS.

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  • Micro.blog – Manton’s forthcoming microblog publishing service.
  • The Gates of Chaos – Halle Winkler’s NSConference 2015 talk.
  • Study Accounting – iOS app for learning the fundamentals of double-entry accounting.
  • Baremetrics – Subscription sales analytics service.
  • MoneyWell – Mac bookkeeping app by Kevin LaCoste.
  • OmniFocus – Mac task management app from The Omni Group.
  • Less Accounting – Online accounting software.
  • Xero – Another online accounting app.
  • No Updates Planned – Story from 9to5mac about Apple’s apparent cessation of Workflow updates.
  • The Future of Workflow – Federico Viticci’s reaction to Apple’s acquisition.
  • Automator – Documentation for Apple’s Workflow-esque Mac-based automation tool.
  • AppleScript – Apple’s documentation about the canonical scripting language for Mac.
  • Frontier – UserLand’s web-based outliner and scripting language.
April 21, 2017 at 4:26 pm.