Archive for the 'AppleScript' Category

Jump To PayPal Transaction

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I complained on Twitter about PayPal’s unfortunate transaction search utility, which doesn’t recognize the transaction ID itself as a search term. Georg C. Brückmann chimed in with a semi-solution, which is a URL template you can use to jump directly to a PayPal transaction by ID. Take the root PayPal URL for your country, and […]

FastScripts Plugin For Google Quick Search Box

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I love to be surprised by what customers manage to do with my products, so I was thrilled when Martin Kühl wrote to tell me about his GitHub project that provides a FastScripts plugin for Google Quick Search Box. If you’re not familiar with Google Quick Search Box, it’s basically a Quicksilver-style launcher, which can […]

Convert To MP3

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I store most of my iTunes tracks in Apple’s AAC encoding format, but from time to time I find it useful to convert some tracks in my library to MP3 format. While AAC is convenient and works on my iPod, iPhone, etc., I have to concede that MP3 format is a little more universal. In […]

Go To My Music

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

In response to the updated iTunes 9.0 from Apple, fellow developer Todd Ditchendorf complained on Twitter that the application still lacks a convenient shortcut for “jumping back to the music.” I use iTunes all the time, but it hadn’t occurred to me how annoying this is. You’ve been fishing around in the iTunes store, or […]