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Digital Color Meter

macOS ships with a handy piece of software called Digital Color Meter that you can use to find the colour of something on your screen.

  1. Open Digital Color Meter (found in Applications → Utilities).
  2. Click View → Display Values → as Hexadecimal.
  3. Hover over the thing you’d like to sample and press Shift-Command-C to copy the colour as a hex code or press Option-Command-C to copy the colour as an image.

I’ve been playing with GarageBand on iPadOS and I’m surprised at how buggy it is.


An elegant, simple way to collect & edit text on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

I really like this.


This is a small command-line program for OS X that moves files or folders to the trash.


While waxing nostalgic about my old digital watch, I remembered how much I loved having the passage of time marked by an hourly chime. But then I thought, why should all the chimes be the same? For your pleasure, a simple app that provides unique chimes on the hour, half hour, or quarter hour.

/via Naveen

Do folk host their own RSS software in 2018? What’s good?


An open source Spotify client running as a UNIX daemon. Spotifyd streams music just like the official client, but is more lightweight, and supports more platforms.


Once invoked, vim-anywhere will open a buffer. Close it and its contents are copied to your clipboard and your previous application is refocused.


Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

Great (and safer!) for folk unfamiliar with the command line — cross-platform too.

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