Web Excursions are select bookmarks from my travels around the interwebs, because I'm always thinking about you while discovering other people's cool stuff. You mean that much to me. You can see all of my (public) bookmarks on Pinboard, and visit the bookmarks archive for curated lists across the last few years.
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- Paletro — Command Palette in any applications
- A new app showed up on Setapp that has me pretty excited. Paletro adds a hotkey palette to any app for accessing all of the menu commands. It’s superior to using Command-Shift-? (Help search) because it has full fuzzy matching and can access commands usually only exposed by holding down modifier keys.
- CleanShot X for Mac
- Ok, I didn’t think I needed another screenshot/screen recording app, but holy cow. CleanShot X really nails it with minimal interface and robust functionality. I mean, edge detection when cropping is just the kind of attention to detail you can expect from this app. Scrolling screencaptures, animated GIF recording with keystroke and mouseclick overlays, full annotation tools… it’s very complete. Oh, and it’s also on Setapp.
- Sip - URL Schemes
- I’m a big fan of Sip, an outstanding color picker for Mac. This tip will only be useful to a few people, but I was pleased to discover that they’ve added a url scheme which, among other things, allows you to directly open the contrast checker with any two colors in HEX or RGBA format.
- Ok, that’s 3 apps in a row from the Setapp library. But, I mean, you can pay for them outright if you want to. Nobody is holding any guns to anybody’s head here.
- TextBuddy Version 1.0.4 Release Notes – TextBuddy for macOS
- I know I just mentioned TextBuddy in the last Web Excursions, but there’s already an update worth talking about. Tyler added SmartyPants typography conversion, as well as a feature request of my own: code comment wrapping. Great stuff.
- The Great Mac Developer Survey
- The 2021 Mac Dev Survey from Tower is happening now, and there are some great prizes (including Marked 2 licenses) available for participating. If you’re a Mac developer, pitch in and maybe win some great stuff.