Downloads

AppSelectionChart
Here is the downloadable PDF version with links to all the product pages:
AppSelectionChart
Compatibility of my apps with macOS 10.15 Catalina
Getting the best out my apps’ auto-update system
How to get news on Apple’s latest updates, and updates to my apps

Matthew Stickler has kindly started a private tap for Homebrew hosted on Github, which has many of these apps: please visit it here for further details. Many thanks to Matthew for doing this.

Apps for High Sierra and later only

Signet – scans and checks bundle signatures
Now has its own product page.
Signet 1.2 (High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Apps for Mojave and later (not High Sierra or earlier)

Nalaprop – multilingual natural language parsing
Now has its own product page.
Nalaprop 1.0b10 (Mojave and Catalina)

Apps (for Macs running El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave)

Some are now available using AutoPkg: see this article for details.

SilentKnight – automatic checking of security systems

New! Has its own product page.
SilentKnight 1.2 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

silnite – command tool equivalent of SilentKnight to check security systems

New! Has its own product page.
silnite 1 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

LockRattler – a quick check of your security systems
Now has its own product page.
LockRattler 4.22 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

SystHist – lists full system and security update installation history
Now has its own product page.
SystHist 1.12 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

32-bitCheck – checks installed apps, code bundles, command tools and more for those which are 32-bit
Now has its own product page.
32-bitCheck 1.8 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Cirrus – takes control of iCloud, investigates and diagnoses its problems
Now has its own product page.
Cirrus 1.8 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Precize – looks deep into files, bundles and folders to show their full size including extended attributes, provides macOS Bookmarks and volfs paths as enduring file references, and detailed information contained in Bookmarks and Aliases
Now has its own product page.
Precize 1.9 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Revisionist – opens up the full power of the macOS versioning system
Now has its own product page.
Revisionist 1.7 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

xattred – full-featured extended attribute editor, can also add quarantine xattrs
Now has its own product page.
xattred 1.1 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Scrub – cleans folders and volumes of potentially leaking sensitive data
Now has its own product page.
Scrub 1.0 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Aquiline Check – clear your QuickLook cache to protect your privacy
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Aquiline Check lets you empty your QuickLook cache to remove all trace of thumbnails and previews of old documents, such as those from encrypted disks. It can also disable caching, and check that the cache is being managed safely. Second beta release, with Aquiliner menubar companion app now in version 1.0.
Aquiline Check 1.0b2a (El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra only)

Bailiff – menubar control over whether iCloud documents are kept in local storage
Now has its own product page.
Bailiff 1.4 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

DeepTools – three quick and simple tools to preserve versions associated with your documents when copying or moving them
Now has its own product page.
DeepTools 1.3 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

SearchKey – adds metadata to any file to aid Spotlight search
Now has its own product page.
SearchKey 1.3 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

SearchKeyLite – lightweight tool to add metadata to documents to aid Spotlight search
Now has its own product page.
SearchKeyLite 1.3 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

UTIutility – UTI scanning and conversion utility
Now has its own product page.
UTIutility 1.0 (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

alisma – a command tool to create Finder aliases, and to resolve them to full paths
Now has its own product page.
alisma 2 (El Capitan to Catalina)

cmpxat – a command tool to compare all the extended attributes (xattrs) between two files, reporting any differences
Now has its own product page.
cmpxat 2 (El Capitan to Catalina)

Apps (for Macs running Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Albinoz has revised and repackaged Alex Karahalios’ original shell script and Automator workflow to convert JPEG images to HEIF/HEIC format. They are both available from this article, which explains more fully.

Pratique – simple utility to mark document quarantine flags as clear
Has its own product page.
Pratique 1.1 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Sandstrip – strips unwanted quarantine flags written by sandboxed apps
Has its own product page.
Sandstrip 1.1 (Sierra, High Sierra, MMojave and Catalina)

ArchiChect – drag-and-drop check of executable code architecture, and whether 64-bit
Now has its own product page.
ArchiChect 1.2 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

The Time Machine Mechanic (T2M2) – a quick but thorough check of Time Machine backing up
Has its own product page.
T2M2 1.7 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Consolation – a log browser for macOS Sierra and later
Has its own product page.
Consolation 2.4 (Sierra and High Sierra only)
Consolation 3.2 (for Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina).

Podofyllin – lightweight PDF viewer and analyser
Now has its own product page.
Podofyllin 1.0b17 (for Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina).

Alifix – refreshes Aliases and identifies broken Aliases
Now has its own product page.
Alifix 1.1 (for Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina).

DelightEd – Rich Text (RTF) editor with special Dark Mode features and interlinear text
Now has its own product page.
DelightEd 2.0b2 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Taccy – troubleshoot privacy problems
Now has its own product page.
Taccy 1.3 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

RouteMap and Whither – performance analysis for apps, scripts, and more
Has its own product page.
The Signpost Kit 2 (bundle for Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)
RouteMap 1.0b3 & Whither 1.4 (for Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Woodpile – a new type of log browser, which explores long periods from the top down
Has its own product page.
Woodpile 1.0b6 (Sierra and High Sierra only)

RunConsolation – runs Consolation2 as root to enable log browsing when in normal user mode
Has its own product page.
RunConsolation 1.1 (Sierra and High Sierra only)

MakeLogarchive – a utility for creating logarchives readable by Console from ‘live’ logs or raw log folders
Has its own product page.
MakeLogarchive 0.5a1 (Sierra and High Sierra only)

RunT2M2 – runs T2M2 as root to enable assessment of Time Machine when in normal user mode
Has its own product page.
RunT2M2 1.0 (Sierra and High Sierra only)

KeychainCheck – a quick check of your keychain setup
Now has its own product page.
Version 1.3 (Sierra and High Sierra only)

KeychainCheck 2 – thorough diagnostics and tools for your keychain
Now has its own product page.
KeychainCheck 2.0b1 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Dystextia – encodes and decodes Unicode Latin text using unconventional code points
Now has its own product page.
Dystextia 1.6 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

PermissionScanner – searches folders for files which are either not writable or not readable
Now has its own product page.
PermissionScanner 1.4 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

RepairHomePermissions – repairs the permissions in your Home folder
Now has its own product page.
RepairHomePermissions 1.2 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

DispatchView – analyses the log for task dispatching issues
Has its own product page.
DispatchView 1.0 (Sierra and High Sierra only)

Rosettavert – converts between different text encodings
Now has its own product page.
Rosettavert 1.4 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

Apfelstrudel – check the normalisation of Unicode text, to spot potential problems with file systems other than HFS+
Now has its own product page.
Apfelstrudel 1.3 (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina)

HelpHelp – diagnose and fix problems with Help Books, and open selected ones for search
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HelpHelp lists all the currently-available Help Books, and provides detailed paths and signatures for them. It can register an app of your choice, so overriding settings to use a specific Help Book. This helps you diagnose and fix problems. It will also perform a search on any selected Help Book without opening its app. Somewhere between High Sierra 10.13 and 10.13.4, Apple has made major changes to the Help system, and HelpHelp no longer works on 10.13.4. It remains compatible with Sierra 10.12.6, though.
HelpHelp 1.1 (Sierra only)

unorml – a command tool to normalise a string to any of the four Unicode forms
Now has its own product page.
unorml 3 (Sierra to Catalina)

Blowhole – a command tool to write into the log in macOS Sierra and later
Has its own product page.
Blowhole 9 (Sierra to Catalina)

BasicPDFViewer – complete Xcode 10.1 project and source for a PDF reader and PDF Help book
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A complete Xcode 10.1 project written in Swift 4.2 for a PDF reader app, using PDFKit and AppKit. See articles here for a blow-by-blow account of how to make your own. Version 1.0b3 adds Help support using a PDF Help book which can be used for almost any app. Compatible with Sierra and later, and probably El Capitan too. Copyright-free, for free use in any app, including commercial.
BasicPDFViewer 1.0b1
BasicPDFViewer 1.0b3

ScriptBase – a kickstart project for scripting using Swift 4.0 in Xcode 9.2
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A complete Xcode 9.2 project written in Swift 4.0 for compatibility with El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra. Use as the start of a new script project, or follow its detailed step-by-step guide to create your own. Includes many useful helper functions for single-window apps. Copyright-free, for free use in any app, including commercial.
ScriptBase 1.0

Dropsy – a project prototype for droplet apps to process files using Swift 4.0 in Xcode 9.2
A complete Xcode 9.2 project for a document-based app written in Swift 4.0 and compatible with El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra. Includes example code which makes a copy of any files or folders dropped onto it, or opened via its menu. Complete with documentation, and for free use in any app, including commercial.
Dropsy 1.0

MacAppScaffold – a quick start Xcode project for scripting
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An Xcode 8.3 project for a document-based Mac app written in Swift 3.1. Use as the basis for a new script project, or create a new project and copy across the Storyboard and ViewController.swift files from this. Includes additional helper source code. Described in this article.
Version 1.0 (release)

DispatchRider – an experimental utility to schedule and run background tasks using DAS and CTS dispatching
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DispatchRider lets you set command tasks to be run automatically like Time Machine, using Apple’s ‘smart’ energy-efficient systems, rather than at fixed times using launchd.
DispatchRider 0.3b1 (Sierra and High Sierra)

Tinderbox/Storyspace Hypertext documents

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Consolidated articles to help you diagnose and manage Mac problems, drawn from this blog (still growing), for Tinderbox, Storyspace and Storyspace Reader: Mac Problems 3

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A Swift Scrapbook, of Swift Snippets, Swift 3.1 code for a wide range of common or useful tasks in macOS Sierra. Primarily for Tinderbox 7, although it can also be used in Storyspace: Swift Scrapbook

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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
Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 1, in parallel Latin and English translation (with 21 paintings) for Tinderbox 7: Ovid Metamorphoses Book 1 (TB 7)
Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 1, in parallel Latin and English translation (with 21 paintings) for Tinderbox 7, Storyspace 3.3, and Storyspace Reader 3.3: Ovid Metamorphoses Book 1 (all)

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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

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Telling Elaine from the Lady of Shalott: full text of Tennyson’s three poems, together with thirteen superb paintings, covering these two Arthurian legends, ready to open in Storyspace, Storyspace Reader, or Tinderbox: Elaine of Astolat and The Lady of Shalott.

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Tinderbox export to HTML to make a Help Book: a step-by-step guide to creating custom HTML export templates to create the files needed, then building them into a Help Book: Tinderbox 7 document and the folder ready to turn into a Help Book.

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LaTeXport: writing LaTeX documents using Tinderbox. A complete set of custom export templates and prototypes for the article document class which can be modified for other types of LaTeX document: LaTeX Paper (version 2).

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LaTeXport: writing LaTeX documents using Tinderbox. A complete set of custom export templates and prototypes for the superb tufte-book document class which can be modified for other types of LaTeX document:
LaTeX tufte-book.