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Me​MyselfAndI
creates simple but useful macOS
applications for you

What really motivates me to spend nights stuck on the computer keyboard? Good question, I'm asking myself several times!
May be just having some fun, because creating something useful for others can really be a very good feeling. Sometimes just starting to create a quick solution for a missing functionality and apparently finding it growing into a complex application. Mostly just working on my "job".
The reason does not really matter, one thing is sure, I'm always wanted to do that on my own way, that means for me, as error proof, useful and feature rich as it can be.

I hope you will enjoy them as I had whilst created them!

Applications

My macOS applications, mostly started as tiny few liners but soon became more complex tools.

Mobirise

Stream Player is lightweight internet stream player with several smart features to aid OneClick stream playing in a dedicated player window.
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Useful Mac Services (UMS) is a collection of handy macOS Services and an Application to manage, configure services on your system. 
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Mobirise
Mobirise

VPN Guard is a small macOS status menu application to monitor your macOS VPN connections and keep connected them as currently the OS lacks this feature.
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Smart Tunes is a small tool to monitor, manage, save and restore state of iTunes application from macOS status menu as iTunes currently lacks these basic features.
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Mobirise

Stream Player

Stream Player is lightweight internet stream player with several smart features to aid OneClick stream playing in a dedicated player window.

Currently available Mac app features are    


- Quick opening as a source of a media stream URLs, URL text or HTML source snippet selections, local HTML files either from macOS services and context menus or using drag & drop onto the application dock icon, status menu icon or any stream window.
- Always on top, full screen and caption less player windows.
- iCloud drive sync to share and synchronize the stream list between your iOS and macOS devices.
- Full screen, always on top and caption less player windows.
- Player window arrangement in tile layout, ideal for watching f.e. multiple web cams at once.
- Automatic stream title detection.
- Automatic, user configurable embedding of well known video URLs as full sized window content.
- Automatic reopen of selected stream windows at Stream Player startup.
- Customizable sub-menu hierarchy to store streams in a structured manner, Watch Later, Favorites, etc. lists.
- Customizable application quit behavior, you can keep Stream Player in status menu or let it exit normally or automatically if all windows closed.
- Customizable web stream content behaviors, enabling-disabling navigation, context menus, editing.
- Ad blocking in stream contents.
- A basic Finder like stream organizer on macOS for easier handling of multiple stream entries at once.


The minimum required macOS version is 10.10 Mavericks Stream Player!

​You can purchase it in the Mac App Store.

Useful Mac services (UMS)

UMS is a collection of handy macOS Services and an Application to manage, configure services on your system. Services are contextual workflows available throughout macOS. They accept text or files from the current application or the Finder and appear in the Services menu. They can be used to shorten repetitive tasks f.e on files or folders.

The UMS app supports on-the-fly Service customization via configuration plugins, also let you easily edit the icon and description of each installed service. Letting UMS to run continuously will add ability to get notified about any changes in your services folder or about available new or updated services.

Currently selectable service components

Symbolize services
Symbolize service menu items are simple service wrappers around symbolizelog, symbolizealllogs and add2symbolpath scripts (together with symbolizehelpers helper script) that can be used to symbolize macOS crash logs, hang, stall or sample files.

Copy Paths services
Copy Paths add ability to copy full path, directory name or file name parts of the selected finder items to the clipboard.

Mail Creation services
Mail Creation add ability to create mail with attachments (from the currently selected files/directories), with currently selected texts as message body or from clipboard content both via the default mailer of the current user.

Make URL Tiny services
Make URL Tiny shortens the current URL the service invoked for and copies the produced short URL to the clipboard automatically or mail in message body of a new mail via the default mailer of the current user.

Terminal services
Currently serves one simple task, opens a new terminal tab and navigates to the selected path the service was invoked for.

Run Elevated services
Run elevated menu item currently serves one simple task, runs the selected application or binary as root after elevating for gain proper rights to do so.

The minimum required macOS version is 10.7 Lion for UMS!

You can purchase it via FastSpring.

VPN Guard

VPN Guard is a small macOS status menu application to monitor your macOS VPN connections and keep connected them as currently the OS lacks this feature.

​Currently available features

- Monitoring VPN connections’ status and connection time
- Automatically and continuously keeping VPN connections alive, connected
- Getting macOS notifications about any VPN connection status changes
- Simple macOS status menu interface

Known issues, limitations

​- Currently only PPTP, IPSec and L2TP VPNs supported, IKEv2 not enumerated by System Configuration Framework and can be managed by macOS only
- Currently only the default service configuration supported for each VPN services, I’ll try to figure out how to ask for all the configuration information later.

The minimum required macOS version is 10.11 for VPN Guard!

​You can purchase it via FastSpring .

Smart Tunes

Smart Tunes is a small tool to monitor, manage, save and restore state of iTunes application from macOS status menu as iTunes currently lacks these basic features.

Currently available features

​- Automatic starting and stopping of iTunes at Smart Tunes startup and exit
- Monitoring, saving and restoring iTunes last played track and playing/paused state on computer wake-up, computer lock/unlock, user session activation
- Customizable displaying iTunes and currently played track status in the macOS status menu
- Controlling iTunes via a nice mini app embedded in the macOS status menu
- Searching iTunes tracks from the macOS status menu using customizable hot-key
- Having dedicated lyrics editor/viewer window with always on top option, customizable look and hot-key
- Searching lyrics of the currently played tracks using customizable hot-key
- Quick update the lyrics of the currently played tracks using macOS copy clipboard and copy selection services
- Support of restoring legacy behavior of media key handling as in macOS 10.13 High Sierra the OS started to direct media key events to the active application without user consent instead of letting it be handled by iTunes (or at least giving a choice to the users)

Known issues, limitations

There is no option (for a sandboxed app, the one that you are downloading from the Mac App Store) to control iTunes if it is showing a modal window (e.g. a notification about syncing with your phone is interrupted) as in such case commands to the iTunes application cannot be delivered, if you find that commands from Smart Tunes does not work please check the iTunes application state and respond/close those modal windows

The minimum required macOS version is 10.12 for Smart Tunes!

​You can purchase it in the Mac App Store .

Open-source contributions

During the years I also contributed to several open-source projects, a few to mention.

Kodi

My favorite media center on all platforms, I've been using it from the beginning ​so helping the developers on any way was not a question.
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HandBrake

An easy to use powerful media conversion tool for macOS.
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MenuMeters

A must have utility on your macOS box, displays several system status informations right in the macOS status menu with a few clicks you can instantly check several important resource usage informations.
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