Episode 354: Undeveloped Piece Of Land

Manton and Daniel discuss the expansion plans of Amazon, Apple, and Google, as they add office space in cities around the United States. Following up on last week’s rundown of Riverfold Software’s product lineup, Manton takes Daniel on a talk-through of his current lineup of apps.

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December 22, 2018 at 12:08 pm.

Episode 353: It Had A Lot Of Potential

Daniel regales Manton with tales of his latest “waste of time,” as he spends days trying to put the finishing touches on a FastScripts feature 12 years in the making. They talk about the balance of time invested in actual development vs. fighting to get code working in the context of a closed system. Manton explains his decision to shut down his Tweet Marker service, and Daniel asks Manton to reflect on the many indie software products that Manton has developed in the past.

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  • FastScripts – Daniel’s Mac-based scripting utility.
  • Tweetmarker.net – Home page for Manton’s soon to be dismantled Twitter timeline-syncing service.
  • 27th Annual Eddy Awards – Manton won a Macworld Editor’s Choice award for Tweet Marker in 2011.
  • Riverfold – Home page for Manton’s indie software business prior to Micro.blog.
  • The Best Archive Search Tool – AppStorm reviews Manton’s Watermark.io in 2013.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s one-time video management app for Mac.
  • Flip Cameras – Handheld video cameras that were briefly popular in the era before smartphone video cameras.
  • Wii Transfer – Manton’s one-time Nintendo Wii companion app for Mac.
December 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm.

Episode 352: It Could Be Useful For People

Manton and Daniel respond to listener feedback about focusing more on marketing and self-promotion of our apps rather than ourselves, and compare the virtues of the two types of promotion. Daniel talks about his decision to do more public speaking, and promotional benefits of that. They talk about whether the lack of journalistic coverage of Mac software is contributing to marketing challenges. Finally, they talk about WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg, and their hope that the dramatic changes might send some customers to Micro.blog and MarsEdit.

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  • Pieter Omvlee – Founder of Bohemian B.V., makers of Sketch.
  • Sketch – Popular Mac illustration app.
  • The Great Pretender – Pieter Omvlee’s talk at Release Notes 2015.
  • Release Notes – A conference about the business of software.
  • Twelve Days of Microblogging – Manton’s first post in a series about Microblogging.
  • Supporting Dark Mode – Daniel’s series of posts about Dark Mode support in Mac apps.
  • Micro Monday – Jean MacDonald’s podcast featuring short interviews with Micro.blog users.
  • DotSwift – Paris-based conference that Daniel will be speaking at in January.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s blog editing app for the Mac.
  • So Awesome, It’s Nuts – Help pages for Gus Mueller’s Acorn for Mac.
  • Create the Batman Logo – Example of the diverse help content available in the Acorn docs.
  • MacStories – iOS and Mac oriented blog by Federico Viticci and crew.
  • SixColors – Apple-oriented blog by Jason Snell and Dan Moren.
  • Sparkle – Duncan Wilcox’s web design app for Mac.
  • Micro.blog 1.4 – Major new version of the iOS app for Manton’s microblogging service.
December 8, 2018 at 8:03 pm.