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.

A new toolbar appears in Carbonize v1.2

March 2019

In the latest update Carbonize gets a pretty significant graphical overhaul. With the new toolbar comes a dedicated Export button that allows you to choose between exporting through the Floating Windows you’re familiar with, or a standard Save Panel.

A screenshot of the new Export menu in Carbonize v1.2

I’ve also added a Share button that allows you to quickly import the images in apps that you use often.

Finally, there’s a new Release Notes window that will update you on all the changes that were made. It’s shown the first time you launch an update.

You can get the update from the Mac App Store.

Carbonize v1.1 adds instant exports

February 2019

Carbonize v1.1 introduces a new rendering method that greatly reduces export time and improves compatibility with features available on carbon.now.sh.

  • You can now instantly export images, even when you’re offline.
  • Custom themes are fully supported,
  • as are image backgrounds.
  • Emoji work as expected.

You can get the update from the Mac App Store.

Introducing Carbonize

February 2019

A screenshot of the main window of Carbonize

Carbonize generates beautiful images from your source code. Ready to share.

You can get Carbonize today!

Convenient 🍹

Just a single click is all it takes to generate an image like the one on the below.

An image generated by Carbonize

To get your snippet in Carbonize you can select it, then…

  • Drag it onto Carbonize’s Dock icon.
  • Use the Services menu availble in most text editors.
  • Paste it into Carbonize’s editor manually.

A desktop screenshot showing you can drag code onto the Dock icon

Customizable 🎨

Use the editor to customize your images. Pretty much anything can be tweaked.

Change the font, background color, spacing, theme etc.

Your settings are saved between sessions. 💾

All credits for this go to Dawn Labs. 🙌

Built on top of Dawn Labs’ amazing Carbon project 💪

Carbonize uses Carbon for its terrific editor and adds native integration with macOS to support drag-and-drop and easy snippet imports.

Screenshot of carbon.now.sh running in Safari

Danger Cove and Carbonize are not associated with Dawn Labs in any way.

Press 🌐

More information, screenshots and icons are available in the Press Kit. Get the Press Kit here.

Relax v1.1 adds mute after waking from sleep

February 2019

Relax version 1.1 is out now. I’ve added support for pausing after your computer wakes from sleep.

I’ve also changed Relax’ muting-after-enabling behavior a bit:

Previously only starting Relax while it wasn’t running would trigger the mute-at-startup sequence. Now disabling and the re-enabling Relax will also mute the built-in speakers and pause any players. This should prevent even more awkward moments where you thought your speakers where muted while they actually weren’t. 👌

Update in the app, through the Mac App Store or get Relax today!