Archive for November, 2006

Spotlight Talk

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

The Academic Apple Users Austria group is starting this friday.

I’m invited to give a talk about Spotlight. The talk will about the following topics:

  • Usage: Change your daily workflow with Spotlight
  • Spotlight under the Hood: Techniques of your private Google
  • Future: Upcoming Spotlight features in Leopard (respecting the NDA of course)

The talk will be in german. If you are around the corner I’ll be happy to see you.

Free licenses of Searchlight - Spotlight for the network and Sofa Control will be given away.

GrandPerspective 0.97 Universal

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

A new version of GrandPerspective has been released. I downloaded the source, configured a project and did another universal build which you can download now.

GrandPerspective 0.97 Universal Download

Note: I only did a build of GrandPerspective. I’m not involved in any means in the development of GrandPerspective. Therefore I can not help with any bugs in there :)

Data for a custom cell in a NSTableView

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Creating a good looking interface is a lot of work. There was some discussion lately about the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) and when you should break them. Daniel Jalkut has written a very nice blog entry on how he introduced his own HIG in order to improve the UI of FlexTime.

I’m not an UI designer. I get most of my ideas from playing around with other applications. One thing I learned when extending the UI is that it could take a lot of time to do so.

Inspired by the user interface of NewsFire, Mail, iPhoto, and others I wanted to display an icon and two lines of text in a single table column. (more…)