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My name is Peter. I live in Germany, I write software for Many Tricks, and I used to dabble in neuroscience.

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About This List

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

If you're looking for Name Mangler, you'll get more info on that here.

Butler is an all-purpose utility/launcher that comes with a clipboard history, bookmark management, and a ton of other features. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code, all design.

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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. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code, all design for the original Desktop Curtain. Latest version designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths.

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Key Codes displays the key code, unicode value, and modifier keys state for any key combination you press. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code, all design for the original Key Codes. Icon improved by Jordan Pittman.

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Keymo gives you full control over your mouse pointer via keyboard shortcuts. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code. Designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths.

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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. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: Most code, all design for the original Leech. Latest version designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths.

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Partially based on Calendarclock, MenuCalendarClock was an iCal compatible menu calendar and a configurable menu clock. Unfortunately, the project has been abandondened. Distributed by Objectpark.

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. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code. Designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths.

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

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

What I Did: All code, all design for the original File List. Latest version designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths.

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Open-With Manager was the draft of a tool to edit the list of file types a given application thinks it can open. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code, all design.

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Resolutionator gives you a quick way to switch resolutions — including silly resolutions! — from the menu bar. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code. Designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths.

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Service Scrubber allowed you to restructure the services menu, change service keyboard shortcuts, and disable services — before macOS gained similar functionality. Distributed by Many Tricks.

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

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

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

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Time sink shows you where your time went. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code. Designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths.

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Usher is your personal movie assistant. Currently on hiatus. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code. Designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths. 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. Distributed by Many Tricks.

What I Did: All code. Designed in cooperation with Rob Griffiths. Icon by Lars Herrmann.

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