My next macOS app project has launched: It’s a note-taking app for macOS to help writers write more. In our typical German stoic way, we just call it The Archive.
Check out The Archive!
Its choice of features is closely tied to a few core principles: the user is more important than your app; plain text comes first, so avoid proprietary features and vendor lock-in, thus furthering replicability of the workflow in other apps. I guess we’ll write more about that in the future.
I’m collecting reactions from all around the web already on Pinboard.
A few details of potential interest to programmers, taken from our Press Kit:
- Development began in December 2016
- Release date: March 15th, 2018
- Coffee consumption: 127.5 jars/95 liters
- Private beta started in May 2017
- 100% written in Swift
- Counted 45922 lines of code in v1.0.0
- Public theme directory hosted on GitHub
- Core technologies used:
- ReSwift, a unidirectional data flow library, provides the back-bone of data processing
- RxSwift, a reactive programming library, is used for user interface event handling
- List of all open source third party libraries used: CCNPreferencesWindowController, FlatButton, KeyHolder, Magnet, Result, ReSwift, RxSwift, RxOptional, SwiftDate, SwiftyBeaver, SwiftyUserDefaults, Sparkle
- List of open source libraries published during the course of development: AppGuideOverlay, BetaExpiration, FatSidebar, LoopingAnimation, Omnibar, RxFileMonitor, SwiftXattrs, Typewriter-Modes, TrialLicensing, WebcamSnap
- I also released an Open Source Finder tag to
#hashtagconverter utility: TagConverter