Archive for the 'Podcasts' Tag

Together Leo’s Pick on MacBreak Weekly

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Together was chosen as Leo Laporte’s pick on this week’s MacBreak Weekly, recorded at NAB, and you can hear about that towards the end of the podcast.

Link: MacBreak Weekly 242: The World’s Largest Dongle.

While talking about Together, Leo remarks about “forking”, where there are differences between the versions on the Mac App Store and developers’ sites, that I would like to address.

In the case of Together (and just about all other examples I’ve seen of this), it’s the Mac App Store guidelines forcing the differences or limitations. If it were up to me, I would have the versions as close to identical as possible.

With Together, Apple rejected it because for the “Save PDF to Together” feature to work, Together has to put a file in your Library/PDF Services folder, which is prohibited by the guidelines. It’s a stupid limitation, because putting files in the PDF Services folders is a completely supported Mac OS X thing otherwise.

In this case, there is a workaround in the form of an installer that you can get from the Together downloads page. I hope to come up with a smarter workaround in the future.

Video Review of Together 2.4 by the T4 Show

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Links:
YouTube — Together for Mac
T4 Show – Together for Mac

Probably worth noting that Flash caused the hang. Get rid of it!

Poster Review on NosillaCast

Monday, January 10th, 2011

In case you missed it, Poster got a great review on Allison Sheridan’s excellent NosillaCast a week or so ago. Allison is also fairly unique in that there is a complete transcript of her audio podcast, so you can read as well as listen.

I authorized Poster to access my Flickr account and a beautiful window came up. It showed my uploaded photo in a pane on the left, and in the right sidebar it showed all of the meta data that goes along with a photo on Flickr. I could change the name, enter a description, enter tags, select a set to add the photo to, put it in a group and change moderation settings like privacy, safety, content type and accessibility to public searches. Rather than being utilitarian, the interface is what you’ve come to expect from great Mac software; simple, yet elegant. Even the tags autofill from YOUR tags you’ve used in the past.

Link: NosillaCast #293

Together Reviews and Interview on NosillaCast

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Together gets a comprehensive review by Allison Sheridan on the Mac ReviewCast #137. It’s a great review, although Allison is unsure about the difference between folders and groups, most of the new features get a big thumbs up.

Allison also interviews me afterwards on her own podcast, NosillaCast, so I get to explain the difference between groups and smart groups, and also mention some future plans for Together and Feeder. Unfortunately, due to Skype woes, the sound quality of the interview wasn’t so great, so you can hear me clearly while Allison’s audio was very quiet. Normally it’s the other way around!

Update: Allison informs me that the audio is fixed, thanks to some late night work by Ambrosia Software, so now you can hear her ask the questions that I answer!

Also, Together was reviewed on MacApper last week and that seems favourable too.

I must be doing something right. 🙂

Late Night Cocoa Podcast

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

I appear as a guest discussing Search Kit, the framework for indexing and searching files and text on episode 14 of the Late Night Cocoa podcast, out now.

Late Night Cocoa podcast artworkFor anyone who doesn’t know, Late Night Cocoa looks at a different topic every week with a guest developer and is suitable for both novice and experienced Cocoa developers. It stands out because its host, Steve Scott, aka Scotty, does an excellent job producing a podcast that is not only useful and informative but also sounds good too. A lot of work goes in behind the scenes to make that happen.

And, as always with a podcast, you can listen to what you want when it suits you, so if one topic doesn’t interest you, there are bound to be plenty more that do. So if Cocoa development interests you, check it out.