PinPoint and/or Scenario
PinPoint: Join the Custom Pointer Revolution for $2.99! Developer Interview Below. iLiner Zot continues…
Developer Interview Below. iLiner Zot continues…
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macZOT and Lagente Software have come together to Create TWO Mac App Store ZOTs just for YOU! Normally $4.99, both of these clean, useful, feature rich apps are just $2.99 for the next 3 days. Grab one or both via the links below.
PinPoint: Join the Custom Pointer Revolution for just $2.99!
That beautiful 27 inch screen has one drawback: that mouse pointer is much harder to locate. PinPoint places an image of your choice around it, animated or not, to make it easy to find. Doing precision work? full-screen crosshairs make it easy to spot on multiple monitors too! Suble, pulsing organic graphics or exhuberant, funny animations, whatever your taste, PinPoint certainly has an option to please you.
Scenario: An unobtrusive tool which launches AppleScripts when certain events occur.
Leave your Mac for a while and set your iChat/Messages status automatically. Need to eject volumes when not in use? Make something happen when you wake your Mac or every time you log in? Build the AppleScript and let Scenario launch it for you when required. If you like to customize your Mac and love AppleScript, show Scenario some love too!
macZOT Developer Interview with Renaud Boisjoly
Lagente Software, Based in Montreal, Quebec
1 What’s the most unique, useful feature of your product?
For PinPoint, users really enjoy the animated properties of some of the pointers, like Pulsing Circle with Click Wave. But the most unique is probably the Full Screen Crosshairs which can span multiple monitors. Each user has their own favorite, so I guess flexibility is the preferred feature?
For Scenario, being MacBook users we needed a way to prompt us when waking our Macs to remember to set our iChat message appropriately. AppleScript would allow us to set this, but being bird-brained, we always forgot to launch the script. Scenario now takes over and asks us where we are and sets the status accordingly. If you are well-versed in AppleScript, you can even deduce where you are using many tricks like the IP address you get from your provider for example and set the location accordingly.
3 What is most interesting to you about developing SW for the Mac platform.
4 What features should a prospective buyer look into during a trial of your product?
5 What are somxe interesting experiences you’ve had creating new versions of your software when OS is upgraded?
Well, moving to the Mac App Store was one change which forced us to reconsider the whole interface. We cleaned up many things in the UI. But it got us thinking of our next version… and how to really take advantage of the new technologies in Mac OS X. Stay tuned, we want to make it exciting!
6 What’s your favorite Mac app out there from another developer? Why?
Anything that makes us productive and creative really excites us. We have a few faves. Acorn for graphics work is something we use every day. Fast, simple efficient. Love it. Omni Outliner to jot down and organize our ideas, Mac and iPad versions. We use it everywhere, even in the car (my wife likes to drive, don’t worry). Keynote and Pages for presos and documents, Crashplan for backups, wow, the list never ends! Twitterrific, FileMaker Pro, 1Password, all awesome! Oh, and our favorite coding tool? This is really great… PaintCode! If you like drawing shapes in code in your Apps, this tool is more than a must! But you need to be a developer to appreciate it :-)
7 What features would you like to add to your product that at this time seem improbable/impossible?
But for our next version of PinPoint… we’re looking into neat neat stuff. Stay tuned, we need some encouragement as this will take some time as it is a total re-write. Faster, leaner, beautiful-er…
8 What would you like a user to ask you?
9 What should I ask that I’m forgetting?
10 What are the answers to some common questions people have about your app before they buy?
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