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Vectr – Free Online Vector Graphics Editor

Vectr is a free graphics editor used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality.

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Etcher by

Burn images to SD cards & USB drives, safe & easy.

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Helium – Picture in Picture for OSX


Helium is a floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks.

Imagine keeping your Google Hangouts or Slacker window above the rest while you collaborate, or watching tutorials and reading documentation while programming


The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

A standardized, organized, object-oriented foundation for building high-quality WordPress plugins.

via The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate


Nancy is a lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .Net and Mono. The goal of the framework is to stay out of the way as much as possible and provide a super-duper-happy-path to all interactions.This means that everything in Nancy is setup to have sensible defaults and conventions, instead of making you jump through hoops and go through configuration hell just to get up and running. With Nancy you can go from zero to website in a matter of minutes. Literally.Nancy is designed to handle DELETE, GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, POST, PUT and PATCH requests and provides a simple, elegant, Domain Specific Language DSL for returning a response with just a couple of keystrokes, leaving you with more time to focus on the important bits.. your code and your application.

via Introduction · NancyFx/Nancy Wiki.

Basically Express.js for .Net


OS X Auditor is a free Mac OS X computer forensics tool.

OS X Auditor parses and hashes the following artifacts on the running system or a copy of a system you want to analyze:

  • the kernel extensions
  • the system agents and daemons
  • the third party’s agents and daemons
  • the old and deprecated system and third party’s startup items
  • the users’ agents
  • the users’ downloaded files
  • the installed applications

It extracts:

  • the users’ quarantined files
  • the users’ Safari history, downloads, topsites, LastSession, HTML5 databases and localstore
  • the users’ Firefox cookies, downloads, formhistory, permissions, places and signons
  • the users’ Chrome history and archives history, cookies, login data, top sites, web data, HTML5 databases and local storage
  • the users’ social and email accounts
  • the WiFi access points the audited system has been connected to (and tries to geolocate them)
  • It also looks for suspicious keywords in the .plist themselves.

via jipegit/OSXAuditor.

What’s using my files or my network?

So I have been checking for a while to a GUI to the standard command line of what apps are using files and network…

Winner so far is Sloth [ ]

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for those that are still Terminal Junkies

 sudo lsof -nP -iTCP -sTCP:LISTEN

New Opera Browser

Opera-icon-high-resOpera Browser is now based on chromium and is very very fast, due to some native graphics acceleration tricks. So because it is webkit based you get the nice default dev inspect tools. The extensions available have also seemed to get a nice boost from this change. Plus as an added bonus you can install the “Download Chrome Extensions” extension and use any chrome extension.

Airmail – The eMail client I didn’t know I was missing

“Lightning fast mail client for OSX. Email like you want to be”

via Airmail.

Seeing as how Apple is unable to fix their email client (which i used to love) I was forced to try another email client. And a coworker showed me Airmail. I was skeptical at first, but for $1.99 figured worth a shot and reviews were all very positive. Boy am I glad I did. Even if apple ever fixes their mail client, not sure if I’m switching back, so many cool little features tucked into this app. And I love the picture badges.

TinyPNG – Compress PNG images

What does TinyPNG do?

TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colours in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size!

via TinyPNG – Compress PNG images while preserving transparency.