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Sponsor: PDFpen for iPad

5:11 PM, Jul. 25th, 2013 · Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

It's my pleasure to welcome back Smile as this week's sponsor here at TMO. As those astute readers have already seen in the sidebar, the focus this week is on PDFpen for iPad. As a long time user of PDFpen for Mac, PDFpen for iPad is one of those utilities that I always wished for but, for whatever reason, never quite believed would be possible on a tablet. I was wrong in the best way.

Sponsor: TextExpander from Smile

12:10 PM, Jun. 24th, 2013 · Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

It is my pleasure to again welcome Smile back as this week's sponsor here at TMO. They've been making great software for over a decade now, and I don't suspect they'll stop that any time soon! This week I get to talk about TextExpander, which makes this even better because it's something I use constantly. Read the full post for examples of some of my favorite snippets!

From Teaching Religion to Writing Mail Act-On & MailTags - Scott Morrison at WWDC

6:11 PM, Jun. 20th, 2013 · Dave Hamilton · TMO Interview

WWDC Interview with Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison was teaching high school computer science when he decided he needed a hobby. So he decided to learn Objective-C as a hobby. One thing led to another, and soon he was creating mail plug-ins for OS X 10.3 Jaguar's Mail app.Mr. Morrison quit his job with some trepidation, worried about the isolated life of a developer, and started his software business. He told his story to TMO's Dave Hamilton at WWDC.

Dave Teare at WWDC: How One Month for 1Password Became 8 Years

2:04 PM, Jun. 19th, 2013 · Dave Hamilton · TMO Interview

Eight years ago, Dave Teare and his business partner were developing websites with Ruby on Rails. They were working with forms and had to constantly enter user names and passwords. That was tiresome, so they eventually developed a tool that allowed them to enter that data with a click.  It was to be a one month project.  Eight years later, 1Password is going strong on OS X and iOS. And Windows. And Android.

Sponsor: Boom from Global Delight

3:03 PM, Jun. 14th, 2013 · Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

My sincere thanks go out to Global Delight for sponsoring TMO this this week. Boom, from Global Delight, is a utility for your Mac that solves the problem of low-volume audio. Ever been watching a movie or video on your Mac and been straining to hear out of your Mac's speakers? Boom is your tool.