Archive for the 'AppleScript' Category

Convert To MP3

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I store most of my iTunes tracks in Apple’s AAC encoding format, but from time to time I find it useful to convert some tracks in my library to MP3 format. While AAC is convenient and works on my iPod, iPhone, etc., I have to concede that MP3 format is a little more universal. In […]

Go To My Music

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

In response to the updated iTunes 9.0 from Apple, fellow developer Todd Ditchendorf complained on Twitter that the application still lacks a convenient shortcut for “jumping back to the music.” I use iTunes all the time, but it hadn’t occurred to me how annoying this is. You’ve been fishing around in the iTunes store, or […]

JSTalk – An Alternative To AppleScript?

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

My friend Gus Mueller of Flying Meat is having a busy week. On Tuesday it was revealed that his awesome image editing application, Acorn, is part of the MacHeist 3 Bundle. I have been openly critical of these rock-bottom-pricing bundles in the past, and I remain uncertain as to their long-term benefits for the Mac […]

Generating Footnotes With MarsEdit

Monday, July 14th, 2008

One of the aspects of MarsEdit which appeals to me is the way it hides much of its power and versatility beneath a relatively simple interface. Shimone Samuel recognized the power of MarsEdit’s scriptability and powerful markup macros, and came up with a pretty cool solution for automating footnote generation. Nice work, Shimone! It’s great […]