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Hey, Objective-C coders! The ever-awesome Simon Howard (Chocolate Doom and many other pieces of Doom editing history) is working on an OSX port of the DoomEd source code. It’s up on GitHub, if you feel like having a shot at taming the ghosts of NeXTSTEP past.

DoomEd has an interesting flood-fill oriented workflow. While it’s unlikely it’ll ever get ported away from a NeXT/OSX infrastructure, maybe the workflow will get ported to modern Windows editors? Who knows.

Screenshots courtesy of Don MacAskill and Randy87.

Task Switching Tips

Let’s say you minimize a Safari window to your dock. 10 minutes later, you’re working in Typed and you want to reference something in that minimized Safari window. So you hit ⌘⇥ to bring up the task switcher, tab over to Safari and release ⌘. Except that minimized window doesn’t pop open, it stays in the dock when Safari takes focus. Before today, you were probably using your mouse to click on the minimized window and muttering under your breath. Reader Ed Lipp, Jr. reminded me of one solution to this problem:

Next time you task-switch to an app with a minimized window, hold ⌥ while releasing ⌘ and the minimized window will restore.

But let’s say you have a few minimized windows and you want to restore a specific one when switching to an app. Task-switch to an app and (while still holding ⌘) hit the 1 key. This will switch you into window selection mode, which supports arrow-key navigation. Arrow over to the window you want restored and hit ↩. Boom, app is in focus and your window is restored.

AnyBar is a small indicator for your menubar that does one simple thing: it displays color dot. What color means is up to you. When to change color is also up to you.

AnyBar is controlled via UDP port (1738 by default). Send it a message and it will change a color:

echo -n "black" | nc -4u -w0 localhost 1738

You can control AnyBar via AppleScript, too, or choose from a bevy of command line clients.

The app also supports custom images, and lets you run multiple instances, with each one listening on a specific port.

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Moom is a terrific utility for moving, zooming and organizing windows. It hides in a popover on the standard green toolbar button and with a single click can move a window to the left half of the screen, the bottom right quarter, and, with extensive customization options, just about anywhere you want. You can also enable a grid (seen in the screenshot above) which allows you to drag an exact size/zoom for any window, a feature I use constantly.

Create your own window layouts (I have one for my auxiliary apps that live in a second space like Rdio and Reeder) and use it to automatically snap multiple windows into a preferred arrangement. Assign custom shortcuts to layouts or positions, use anchoring… look, I could talk all day about how Moom allows you to take complete control over your windows but it would be easier for you to spend the $10 and buy it.

I’ve been using Moom for many years now and find it invaluable in my daily workflow—I bet you will too.

Plain text has been around for decades and it’s here to stay. Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art (like diagrams, layouts, flow charts) and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. Because it’s all just text, it can be easily embedded almost anywhere.

Need a Software Req for Digital Painting

I’ve been using photoshop for forever for digital painting and am currently running CS4. My new macbook has a retina display and CS4 doesn’t accommodate that well and with Adobe’s move to Create Cloud I’m looking to move away from their software.

Can anyone recommend a good painting App for OSX that can open .psd files? I don’t want to loose access to all of my existing work if I replace photoshop.

I do this as a hobby, not professionally, so something on the cheaper end would be ideal.