10 Years of Making Apps

The reason why Windows 9 is named Windows 10

Write 2 is ready for Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

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Today I’ve released the latest version of Write 2 featuring added support and improvements for the upcoming Mac OS 10.10, also know as Yosemite. It is a free update for all existing Write 2 users/owners and should you still work with myWritings, there is a crossbreed for a reduced price available.

Write 2 is a cute lightweight word processor for our daily writing tasks. It is fast, clean, intuitive to use and has a native (Mac-like) and uncluttered interface. It’s the word processor for the rest of us. For those who just simply want to write and for all those missing WriteNow :–)

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The most important button in Yosemite

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Bug fix update for Bill 2 available

Today I’ve released an important bug fix update for the all new Bill 2 and you really should install it :–)

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Bill 2 (pre-release) available!

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Apple will release Mac OS 10.10, also know as Yosemite, any week now and I’m working for months now to get all my ducks in a row.

Tired, but happy I can announce that Bill 2 will be ready on time; at least the Non-MAS version since the Mac App Store version still needs some work regarding all the problems with the sandbox and other requirements.

If you like, you can already download and upgrade to Bill 2. It is feature complete, stable and hassle-free but for the official release there is still lots of dull work to do, like updating the help, the manual, the website etc.

Bill 2 comes with many, many improvements such as:

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You can now directly switch the design on the fly in case you send out invoices in different languages and currencies or if you want to use different layouts for quotes, invoices, and reminders.

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You can now create, with just one simple step, invoice templates out of existing invoices.

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And all it takes now to send out recurring invoices is to select the desired template and hit return.

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And since there is an unbelievable amount of people out there really writing invoices on multiple Macs you can now use the iCloud Drive, the Dropbox, BitTorent Sync or any other solution to store your database in the cloud or or on your NAS.

This also means that one fine day there may be a Bill version for iPad and/or iPhone too :–)

IMPORTANT: FOR ALL THOSE NEW FEATURES TO WORK I HAD TO WRITE A COMPLETE NEW DATABASE AND THEREFORE YOUR OLD ONE NEEDS TO BE UPDATED! ONLY USE BILL 2 IF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO GOING BACK. THIS IS IMPORTANT SINCE IT IS A PAID UPGRADE!

Download Bill 2 (pre-release) for Mac OS 10.7 – 10.10

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And YES! Bill 2 will work on multiple Macs

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And YES! Bill 2 will work on multiple Macs. Finally :–)

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The New Bill 2 Icons

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The new app icon.

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The new toolbar icons.

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Editor and Hack - or I have come a long way

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Today I had to find some line of codes I wrote over a decade ago. I did not find the code but a backup of my very first applications. Yes, that’s right. Application, not app :–)

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Should you still own a PPC Mac, running 10.2, you can download Editor and Hack and go down memory lane with me. Looking at them and actually using them on an old iBook G3 was a lot of fun today.

And they both clearly show that I’ve remained true to myself and my roots. I always tried and still try to write very simple, very reduced apps that do one thing and only one thing; as good as possible.

But I also realized another thing: I have not only come a long way but I’ve also gotten old. I started writing those apps almost twelve years ago :–)

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The quote of the day

The “internet” is just a series of tubes, connecting us to miserable assholes from around the world.

T.C. Sottek, Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but love invading the privacy of women