Episode 351: Here’s The Downside

Daniel and Manton talk about Panic’s release of Transmit for the Mac App Store, and the gradual evolution of Apple’s stance on sandboxing. Daniel talks about his dubious prioritization of quieting deprecation warnings. They both take stock of progress on MarsEdit 4 and Micro.blog around one year after their release. Finally, they muse about the relative profitability of certain software products and whether some apps are inherently bad ideas from a business point of view.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:

  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You.


  • Transmit – Panic product page for the venerable FTp app.
  • FTP Made Easy – App Store feature of Panic’s Transmit.
  • BBEdit – Bare Bones’s text editor for Mac.
  • Privileged File Operations – Daniel’s blog post about Transmit’s new sandbox entitlements.
  • NSWorkspaceAuthorization – Documentation for a new method of asking users for additional sandbox privileges.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s Mac-based blog editor.
  • Omni Group Free Trials – Omni’s approach to Mac App Store trials and upgrades.
  • Black Ink – Daniel’s Mac-based crossword puzzle app.
  • Gutenberg – WordPress’s new block-based editing environment.
  • DaisyDisk – An example of a seemingly mass-appeal Mac app.
  • Micro.blog – Manton’s microblogging service.
November 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm.