Posts Tagged “search”

  • SearchLink 2.2.3 with Apple Music searches

    Most of my free projects are the result of solving my own problems, and often get left behind once I'm not actively using them anymore. Among the ones I've used every day for years now is SearchLink. I still consider it the most useful thing I've ever written.…

  • iTunesIcon 2.2

    I just updated iTunesIcon, my little app for grabbing icons for any App Store application. This is a bugfix release, updated to fix the recent bug that only saved the 100x100px version of an icon.…

  • Doing Spotlight right with HoudahSpot 4.0

    Spotlight is great for finding files without digging through folders. It's great with tagging. It's even great for finding photos and emails faster than iPhoto or Mail.app can. It has its shortcomings, though.…

  • A Sublime Text selection primer

    Text selection shortcuts make editing code (and even prose) much faster. Learning the selection shortcuts in any editor you choose to work in is paramount to saving time and effort. I currently do most of my coding in Sublime Text 3, so I've been practicing some of my lesser-used shortcuts. Here's a basic cheat sheet.…

  • Mirror your MindMeister maps to nvALT

    I love iThoughtsX, MindNode Pro and Mindjet MindManager for a lot of the local brainstorming I do on my Mac, but I've found myself doing a lot of work with MindMeister in a Fluid browser (and on iOS) lately.…

  • Web Excursions for May 23, 2014
  • The new DuckDuckGo

    DuckDuckGo, my search engine of choice, has updated. Same great privacy, same great instant answers, same great keyboard navigation, but all new presentation and smarter features.…

  • SearchLink fixes (2.1.2)

    Among other niggling issues, if you had Amazon affiliate information set to empty or false (i.e. disabled), it would always insert an inline link, regardless of preferences. This is fixed.…

  • SearchLink 2.1

    I've bumped SearchLink up to version 2.1. It has several new features that make it an all-around powerhouse for linking.…

  • iTunesIcon 2.1 with easy icon sizing

    You may recall my iTunesIcon app that lets you easily search for and pull an icon from any App Store (Mac or iTunes) app. I posted a minor update recently that I forgot to mention: you can now specify the size of the returned icon.…

  • Cheaters 2.0: more and faster

    Cheaters 2.0 is up, and it's a huge step forward. I've been inspired by Dash to make it faster, easier and more keyboard-centric.…

  • SearchLink 2.0

    SearchLink 2.0 is up now. I had enough changes to make after the last version --- which I already thought was a pretty big step forward --- that I decided it was time for a major version bump. If you're not familliar with SearchLink as a tool for speedier blogging and online writing, see the project page for more info.…

  • SearchLink 1.8 is the new Auto-Link Service

    I've updated SearchLink to v1.8 with a couple of improvements. SearchLink is a System Service for quickly turning selected text into Markdown links based on various search engines. See the SearchLink project page for more details.…

  • Icon Grabber updated to search any platform

    I've updated the icon grabber script to allow you to specify what type of application you're looking for, be it iPhone, iPad or Mac. In case you're not familiar, this script uses the iTunes API to locate the highest resolution icon for an application based on a search query. It previously always assumed "iPad."…

  • A Chatology giveway to make your day

    To top off the recent rash of software giveaways, I have five copies of Chatology ($19.99 US value)! It's a Mac app that brings instant search to Messages, so you can quickly locate any chat you've had. It can even (optionally) take over the Command-F key in Messages, so when you hit the find shortcut, it loads up, ready for instant search.…

  • Mavericks and Tagging

    The next version of OS X (Mavericks) is going to have file tagging capabilities built directly into Finder (as well as save dialogs and iCloud browsers). In fact, it works in the same way as OpenMeta -- the system I've espoused all these years -- using metadata on the file itself to store the information and expose it to Spotlight. Apple is on the tagging train, and I'm certain they'll be conducting it in short order.…

  • When a file just can't be mdfound

    I was building a ridiculous Saved Search that gathered all of my web-design-related bookmarks and notes into one place, based on keywords and tags. I don't even remember why I started doing this, and HoudahSpot would gladly have saved me from the issue, but I was too far gone.…

  • SearchLink 1.5 with Amazon search and affiliate linking

    Yes, I updated SearchLink again (another lunchtime project). I added Amazon search (!a) and a configuration option to allow auto-creation of affiliate links. If you set the option to false it will return straight Amazon links.…

  • nvALT Tag Search for Alfred 2 update

    I've had several people report that the nvALT Tag Search workflow for Alfred 2 hasn't been working for them. I just updated the download with version 1.1. It removes some of the criteria for the file filter and hopefully generalizes the search enough to work for more people.…

  • An in-progress custom site search project

    I'm writing about a project that's not finished, might never be and is probably of little interest to most people. This post is basically journaling a milestone, but you can see the project in action right now. I'll show you in a minute.…

  • Web excursions: December 11, 2012
  • Ask the nerds: NerdQuery

    I'm honored to be included in a selective search engine called NerdQuery, put together by Gabe Weatherhead (MacDrifter) and designed by Erik Hess (@themindfulbit) of high90. With a custom-built index honed for accurate searches, NerdQuery scans across a few of the nerdiest sites to find the post you're looking for:…

  • App Review: Found - Spotlight on steroids

    I've been waiting to write about Found since the last WWDC. I got a preview then, and a few months later got a beta copy. It's pretty amazing.…

  • App Review: Tunesque

    Tunesque just popped up on my radar today. It's a free utility that searches the iTunes store, Spotlight-style. It runs in your menubar, and when you enter a query it returns instant, as-you-type results from all areas of the iTunes Store, App Store and Mac App Store. Hovering over an item displays item details (the way Lion Spotlight does). With light and dark themes and the ability to filter what results you see (and from what country's store they're from), it's about as configurable as you…

  • Automated search and link text Service

    Update: Download link has been updated with a new Bing version. The Yahoo search API was sunset recently and the original service fails to work now. The new download will work for the time being...…