Episode 290: The Best Software That Doesn’t Sell

Manton catches up with Daniel, who is traveling in Santa Cruz. They talk about Daniel’s determination to push through on MarsEdit release plans in the face of enviable releases from other developers. They discuss Apple’s new Machine Learning blog, and fantasize about other technical “journals” emerging from other groups. Finally, they acknowledge the imminent shutdown of the Core Intuition job board, and relate it to the more general difficulty of killing off apps and other projects.

Many thanks to our sponsors this week:

  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You.
  • Digimarc: The best mobile scanning solution today. The only solution for tomorrow.


  • Transmit 5 – Panic’s file transfer app for Mac.
  • Machine Learning Journal – Apple’s new semi-academic blog about machine learning technology.
  • Jekyll – Open source static site publishing tool.
  • Swift Blog – Another public-facing technical blog from Apple.
  • Develop Magazine – Article archives for Apple’s traditional MacOS developer magazine.
  • Guides and Sample Code – The closest we could get to a direct link to Sample Code.
  • Core Intuition Jobs Shutting Down – Manton writes about the rationale for shutting down the jobs board.
  • Clarion – Daniel’s beloved music interval training app for Mac.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s movie management app for Mac.
  • Tweet Library – Manton’s Twitter client for iOS that shouldn’t be updated for 64-bit support.
July 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm.

Episode 289: A Little More On The Drastic Side

Daniel and Manton reflect on the MarsEdit 4 beta, the bugs it’s revealed, and the impact on Daniel’s schedule urgency. They also react to Apple’s purported “sense of panic” about the iPhone 8: is it a true indicator of problems, or just the status quo for the company? Finally they respond to a listener question about the long-term viability of the Mac and other desktop platforms as the iPad continues to mature.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:

  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You.


July 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm.

Episode 288: Blogging Is Quote-unquote Dead

Manton talks to Daniel about his just-released MarsEdit 4 beta. They discuss the anxiety caused by sitting on unreleased features, and other rationale in favor of a public beta. Daniel talks about the anticipated income boost from the new version, and how it might confirm or deny viability of indie Mac development. Finally, they remember 10 years of iPhone, and laugh about the phones they used previously.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • MarsEdit 4 Public Beta – Daniel’s blog post announcing the preview release of MarsEdit 4.
  • Micro.blog – Manton’s microblogging service, currently in private beta.
  • It Felt Impossible – Manton’s reminiscence of iPhone launch day, including links to several of his tweets on the day.
  • Perfect Ten – John Gruber’s reflections on ten years of iPhone.
  • Daniel’s First iPhone – Dan Moren’s picture of Daniel on August 10, 2007.
  • Kyocera Oystr – Daniel’s go-to cell phone before making the leap to iPhone.
  • Core Intuition Episode 1 – The first very episode, released on May 29, 2008
  • One Device – New book chronicling the early history of iPhone development.
  • Creating Magic – Interview event by the Computer History Museum with Scott Forstall and original iPhone team members.
July 8, 2017 at 2:22 pm.