Episode 532: Swing for the Fences

Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s progress on MarsEdit 5. They weigh the pros and cons of releasing major upgrades vs. a steady stream of “regular updates.” They talk about the changing landscape of PR and marketing for Mac software, and icky feelings associated with trying to “reach influencers.” Finally, they talk about the value of sticking to one’s own ideals an indie developer, and powering through feelings of hopelessness when you run into challenges.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • The Winter Slowdown – Manton’s post about his “most productive time” of the year.
  • Nova – Panic’s native Mac code editing app.
  • Chime – Matt Massicotte’s native Mac code editor, primarily for Go developers.
  • Neon – Open source framework for syntax highlighting.
  • TreeSitter – Open source framework for parsing text from programming languages.
  • Gutenberg – WordPress’s block-based editor.
  • Ulysses – Popular Mac app for writers.
  • Visual Studio Code – Microsoft’s Electron-based code editor.
  • Code Mirror – Javascript/HTML code editing framework.

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October 7, 2022 at 9:01 pm.