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I have been involved in many a Mac and iOS software project, and I'm still actively working on a lot of them. Some, however, have been adopted by others. And some aren't even listed here.

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Distributed by Many Tricks

Butler's purpose is to make it easier for you to perform different — potentially recurring — tasks. Simply put, it's the productivity tool to end all productivity tools.

What I Did: All code, all design.

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Desktop Curtain

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Desktop Curtain displays your favorite desktop picture just in front of your real desktop, so you won't have to clean up each time you need to take a screenshot.

What I Did: All code, most design.

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Keymo gives you full control over your mouse pointer via keyboard shortcuts.

What I Did: All code, most design.

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Distributed by Many Tricks

Leech is a lightweight download manager that's fully integrated with your browser. Therefore, it feels like a natural extension to your browser's download functionality.

What I Did: Most code, all design.

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Distributed by Objectpark

Partially based on Calendarclock, MenuCalendarClock was an iCal compatible menu calendar and a configurable menu clock. Unfortunately, Objectpark seem to have abandoned the project, which is a damn shame, if you ask me.

What I Did: All code, all design for the original Calendarclock.

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Moom allows you to easily move and zoom windows to predefined areas of the screen, or to make them full-screen, using either the mouse or the keyboard.

What I Did: All code, all design.

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Distributed by MacUpdate

MUMenu is a menu bar item application that checks periodically for daily Mac OS X software updates at MacUpdate. You'll be able to browse small descriptions of the updated products, go to More Info pages, and download them.

What I Did: All code, most design for MUMenu 2. (This was a complete rewrite. The original MUMenu was created by Slava Karpenko. Icon by Dan Sandler.)

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Name Mangler

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Formerly known as File List, Name Mangler is a batch file renamer that supports the following renaming tasks: Find and Replace (including support for regular expressions); Number Sequentially; Change Case; Set Extension; Add Prefix/Suffix; Remove/Insert Characters.

What I Did: All code, all design.

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Service Scrubber

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With Service Scrubber, you can restructure the services menu, change service keyboard shortcuts, and disable services.

What I Did: All Code, most design. (Icon by Lars Herrmann.)

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Distributed by Smile Software

Formerly known as Textpander, TextExpander saves you countless keystrokes with customized abbreviations for your frequently-used text strings and images.

What I Did: All code, all design for the original Textpander. (TextExpander has since been tremendously improved by my ever-smiling friends at Smile Software.)

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Time Sink

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Time sink shows you where your time went.

What I Did: All code, all design. (Based on an idea by Rob Griffiths.)

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Usher is your personal movie assistant.

What I Did: Most code, most design. (Web video integration based in part on code by Alexander Schön and Christian Kienle. Icon by Lars Herrmann.)

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Witch lets you access all of your windows by pressing a shortcut and choosing from a clearly arranged list of window titles.

What I Did: All code, most design. (Icon by Lars Herrmann.)

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