Announcing Timeless

July 2019

I’m working on a more natural way of getting the most out of my day: it’s an app called Timeless. At its core it gives me a generic sense of what part of the day I’m in: morning, lunch time, noon etc.

Instead of breaking concentration or induce stress it lets me continue working when I’m still in the time bracket I’m expecting to get stuff done. Then, in a glance, it lets me know that I’ve entered a new part of the day. If it’s between 12pm and 2pm I should probably get lunch.

There’s no notification to ‘get lunch now’, just a hint that when I’m ready I should probably go grab something to eat.

Even when combined with more urgent interruptions, like water breaks, it allows me to comfortably get back to work. I don’t feel any pressure or hesitance because of how much time I have left in the day.

A screenshot of Timeless menu bar icon

Beta sign-up

I’m getting ready to let others give this a go as well. If you’d like to be invited to try the beta, subscribe to the mailing list. Thanks!

Toggle Pipvid based on window size

June 2019

Pipvid v1.1 was just released! 🚀

A screenshot Pipvid's preferences screen, showing the size based options

This update adds a brand new feature: it allows you to specify the maximum window size up to which Pipvid should manage it.

Using this setting means you can keep Pipvid turned on, use the player window as normal when it takes up a certain part of the screen, then shrink it down and Pipvid will automatically snap it into the corner. It’s size based automatic picture-on-picture mode. 👌

Get Pipvid today!

Introducing Pipvid

June 2019

With Pipvid both VLC and QuickTime gain a picture-in-picture mode. Ideal for watching videos in the corner of your screen while you work on something else.

A screenshot of a desktop where Pipvid puts VLC in the bottom right corner

Pipvid automatically enables float-on-top for the player window and can optionally ensure the window video remains visible on every Space. The window snaps to any corner, of any screen attached to your Mac.

You can try Pipvid for free for 10 minutes at a time. Once you’re convinced, you can purchase a license through Gumroad.

Carbonize price update

June 2019

Like Denied and Relax in the previous update, Carbonize will be a paid-upfront app from now on. My top priority is making sure my business becomes sustainable (again). A constant revenue stream means I get to work on updates and release new apps. Denied and Relax seem to do a little better right now, adding Carbonize to the list feels obvious.

To smooth over the transition you can get Carbonize at a 50% discount until June 8th.

I’m not there yet though, so I’m leaving the option to donate intact. If you got Carbonize before the price update, maybe have an extra look at the Tip Jar. It’s much appreciated. 🙂

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter if you have any questions, or just to say hi.

Adjusting prices

April 2019

The last time I posted about Denied, I introduced the Tip Jar and announced the app would become Free. My goal was to try and see if I could reach more people by lowering the bar of entry and in turn increase revenue by convincing a significant amount of those people to voluntarily pay through the Tip Jar.

We’re about six months into the experiment and unfortunately this hasn’t happened.

It has warmed my heart that a number of people did actually purchase one of the ‘love jars’ without getting anything substantial in return. Thanks so much if you did this. It has lead me to not remove the Tip Jar entirely, but rather iterate on it. More on that below.

The fact remains however that revenue decreased. This means I need to try something different to reach my goal of achieving a sustainable income from my apps.

In the coming week I’ll change Denied and Relax (back) from Free to Paid Upfront apps, leaving the Tip Jars intact. I’ve also released updates for all my apps to include a new, more personal tipping screen that will hopefully give you a better picture of who you’re supporting by donating. 😊

A screenshot of the new Tip Jar, showing a picture of me, text explaining why donations are most welcome and three donation options: a cookie, coffee or a sandwich

If you got the app before the price change, everything will remain the same. I hope this does motivate you to have another look at the Tip Jar and help me, help you get some great updates and new apps. 💪

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter if you have any questions, or just to say hi.