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GitHub - tjluoma/di: [D]ownload and [I]nstall Mac apps
di - [D]ownload and [I]nstall Mac apps

If you buy apps from the Mac App Store, then getting updates is fairly easy. (For all of its problems, the Mac App Store does updates pretty well.)

However, there are a lot of good apps -- maybe even the majority of good apps -- which aren’t available in the Mac App Store.

Installing those apps means:

going to Google to find the appropriate website (not always easy because, especially if app has a common name, or if the search results have a lot of other download sites before the official site.)

finding the download link (not always easy)

downloading the app (easy, but sometimes slow, due to a slow server or slow Internet connection)

unzipping .zip files (or tbz files, etc) or mounting .dmg files, then copying them to /Applications/ (and un-mounting DMGs)

Most apps have an update system, but they usually want to update at the least convenient time: right after you launch them, when you are trying to use them for something.

Wouldn’t it be better if you could check for updates right after an app quits? Or check in the middle of the night or when your computer isn’t in use?

That’s what these scripts allow you to do.
automation  mac  productivity  utility  software  tj-luoma  update 
1 minute ago by justaj
Koingo Software, Inc. | MacPilot 10: Unlock 1200 features in Mac OS X
With the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, you have a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!

Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood".
software  mac  utility 
35 minutes ago by justaj
Contextual Utility Classes for Color with Custom Properties
In CSS, we have the ability to access currentColor which is tremendously useful. Sadly, we do not have access to anything like currentBackgroundColor, and the color-mod() function is still a ways away. With that said, I am sure I am not alone when I say I'd like to style some links based on the context, and invert colors when the link is hovered or in focus. With CSS custom properties and a few, simple utility classes, we can achieve a pretty powerful result, thanks to the cascading nature of our styles:
fridayfrontend  css  customproperties  variables  utility  color-mod  currentcolor 
23 hours ago by spaceninja
PenAttention - Highlight your pen or mouse cursor
PenAttention is a free Windows program that displays a highlight, pencil, or pointer at the location of the pen. It's intended for use in presentations on a pen-enabled laptop or PC so your audience can see what you're pointing at on the screen, since most programs show the pen's location with an eensy-weenie-teenie-tiny dot that is almost impossible to see on a projector screen. For a demo, see the overview video.
pen  mouse  cursor  focus  highlight  live  demo  demonstration  windows  10  windows10  free  utility  opensource 
4 days ago by 44sunsets
AdvancedRun - Run a Windows program with different settings
Simple tool for Windows that allows you to run a program with different settings that you choose
nirsoft  elevate  utility  runas 
4 days ago by markav
Scrapy | A Fast and Powerful Scraping and Web Crawling Framework
"An open source and collaborative framework for extracting the data you need from websites.
In a fast, simple, yet extensible way."

Explore as a possible site inventory tool.
software  linux  utility  analyze  to-evaluate  ia 
6 days ago by stumax
I spend one hour a week optimizing my development environment. - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻
1. Customizing my Touch Bar

If you have a Macbook pro with a Touch Bar, sooner or later you probably thought to yourself: "Damn, that is one piece of unutilized potentiel".
And it is, Apple definitely dropped the ball on that front.
Luckily, I used BetterTouchTool to customize it and make it not suck!

As you can see I left the esc key in the top left corner (we'll talk about the esc situation later), and I put a few shortcuts to applications I frequently use (Finder, Hyper terminal, VS Code)

That red Production / green Development block indicates what is the current state of my database.yml file (in rails based applications your connection strings are kept there), this allows me to know whether I'm working against my local DB or readonly production DB in a glance.

I also added a block that shows me my current internal IP address (useful when I want to share a link to a local server with a colleague), a mute button, a DateTime block with seconds (important when wanting to get a feel about query performance) that also takes me to my calendar on tap, and a "Coffee Break" button that locks my laptop.

Obviously when Spotify or Youtube are playing I have a block appear in the middle with some useful functions.

Another cool feature I utilized is 2 fingers drag to control brightness, and 3 fingers drag to control volume.
2. Replacing my Caps Lock with ESC

If you know me, you probably know I have a mild case of keyboard fetish. I build them, I collect them, I try to make the ones that best suit my style.

One thing I have to do on every system I use is remap my Caps Lock key to ESC, and especially in this specific Mac. I mean, who on earth would prefer § over a physical esc key??

If you use vim you know how important it is to have the esc key as close to you as possible, and as I started using it more and more I realized I'm using it for things other than vim. Closing pop-ups, blurring inputs, opening the console in Chrome devtools. Escape is the unsung hero of keys.

I use Karabiner-Elements to remap the useless Caps Lock (it's 2019, if you use Caps Lock it's time for some re-education) into an esc. Can't get easier than that.
utility  Apple  ++---  Software 
7 days ago by jonippolito

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