Blog Posts in Category "Tech"

ComposeIT 2.0.0 is here!

ComposeITLogoWe are happy to announce version 2.0.0 of our Mail.app plugin ComposeIT. We have designed a beautiful, flat style, new logo, we have upgraded to a full UI installer, and we have overhauled the preference pane UI. Installing will now be really easy, and you will find all settings gathered in one place. ComposeIT is now easier to install and easier to configure that ever. But no worries, we have preserved all the other greatness. Just install this over any previous version and enjoy the fresh, new look and feel. Get it directly fron the download page.

XMLCatalogBuilder is here!

catalogIf you’re like us, working a lot with XML files which follow XML Schema definitions from 3rd parties, you will often have cursed people publishing libraries of XML Schema definitions. Most people decide to simply include everything that their schemas <import> or otherwise reference in their package. Hence, now you have several copies of everything floating around your hard-drive. There is no one, true way of publishing XML Schema packages however, but there is one, true way how to use them: XML Catalog(more…)

Reclaim Your Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks

Baikal LogoMany people entrust their data (emails, contacts, calendars, todos) to service providers like Google, Yahoo!, Apple’s iCloud, Microsoft’s Office 365, and many others. There are also a considerable number of services which “hide” behind an app. Install it, and the first thing you’re force to do is to “sign in with your X account”, where “X” is the name of the app or company. All these options are utterly convenient because most of them are free, and easy to set up. The downsides are equally obvious: (more…)

Debugging a System Preference Pane With Xcode 6

August 31st, 2015 by

SystemPrefs iconThis may be an exotic topic for most, but sometimes you want to develop a preference pane for the System Preferences app. Of course NSLog() is your friend, but sometimes print debugging just won’t cut it. Especially when it comes to fixing crashes or timing problems. Well, debugging a preference pane from Xcode is no problem – if you know how to set it up. (more…)

Generating Localized XIBs Automatically as Part of Your Xcode Build

August 23rd, 2012 by

As often, Apple’s documentation is rather terse on how to use their most elegant solution for localizing user interfaces. The two example command lines in the developer documentation kind of get the point across. But beware – of course there is zero support for this scheme in Xcode. If you don’t have an extremely complex setup, there is a simple solution. So we thought we’d best share it.  (more…)