Episode 385: Have Some Faith In Myself

Daniel talks to Manton about his reflections on the merit of seeking to “revolutionize” something with a software product, vs. simply trying to “make a nice thing.” They discuss the relatively revolutionary ambition of Micro.blog, and the sometimes non-revolutionary game of catch-up that Daniel plays with MarsEdit. Manton catches us up on his analysis of Tumblr in the wake of the Automattic acquisition, talks about some new features he’s building in the wake of that, and takes Daniel mildly to task for comments he made about Micro.blog’s viability as an Instagram alternative.

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  • MarsEdit — Daniel’s blog-editing app for the Mac.
  • Micro.blog — Manton’s microblogging service.
  • DaisyDisk – Mac app for calculating free disk space.
  • GrandPerspective – An open-source disk space app…
  • OmniDiskSweeper – …and a free one from The Omni Group.
  • Fantastical – Mac and iOS 3rd-party calendar app.
  • @macguitar – Michael Simmons, co-founder of Flexibits, maker of Fantastical.
  • Arq – Mac-based backup app.
  • Tumblr – Blogging service that was previously acquired by Automattic.
  • Automattic – Owners of WordPress.com and several other web-service companies.
  • Ketchup Momentum – Episode 339 of ATP, in which Marco opines about Tumlbr as an alternative to Instagram.
  • Snapchat – Example of a photo-sharing services that distinguishes itself from Instagram.
  • Micro.blog Photo Grid – New Micro.blog feature inspired by Manton’s consideration of Tumblr and Instagram.

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August 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm.