Apps (for Macs only)
Consolation – a log browser for macOS Sierra
Consolation provides an accessible but powerful way to browse, search, and analyse entries in the new log system which have already been captured. This is not currently supported by Apple’s Console app. If you want to check that Time Machine backups have been made on time and without error, or get to the bottom of startup, extension, or many other problems, Consolation is the only practical tool to use.
Verson 1.0 (full release)
consolation2b1 (first beta, multiple windows)
Version 1.0b5 (stable beta)
LockRattler – a quick check of your security systems
LockRattler checks that the basic security systems in place in macOS Sierra are active, and reports the version numbers of security configuration files which are active. Ideal for checking that SIP is enabled on your Mac: some MacBook Pro models were delivered to customers with it turned off.
Version 3.2 (full release)
KeychainCheck – a quick check of your keychain setup
If you’re suffering problems with your keychains, KeychainCheck provides a basic set of information about them which you can use in diagnosis.
Version 1.1 (full release)
Blowhole – a command tool to write into the log in macOS Sierra
Blowhole is a command tool, which can be run in Terminal or called from any app or scripting language with support for calling command tools, which writes out an entry in Sierra’s new log system. Use this to check running of periodic tasks, or from any scripting language which does not have direct access to the new logs.
Version 1.1 (release)
Tinderbox/Storyspace Hypertext documents
Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 1, in parallel Latin and English translation (text only): Metamorphoses Book 1
Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 1, in parallel Latin and English translation (with 21 paintings): Metamorphoses Book 1 illustrated
The Salome Story: an examination of dozens of paintings, plays, texts, and even movies which tell the story of Salome, Herodias, Herod, and John the Baptist, to discover when, how, and why it changed: The Salome Story