In continuation of week 25, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh week of 2024:

At the end of the 26th week, I suddenly became ill. It started with a sore throat, followed by headaches, cough, runny nose, and total exhaustion. I am still not completely fit. Covid tests were negative, but I suspect that I caught the summer wave πŸ€’. Since I spent a lot of time sleeping in bed, I could only evaluate a few things, but I bookmarked a few programs that might be helpful later on.

  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Upscayl - Free and Open Source AI Image Upscaler.

  • 🌐 WiredBuddy - The missing icon for ethernet interfaces. And matching: Online Check by Sindre Sorhus.

  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Strolly - Generated daily walks: The app generates short (or longer) walking routes based on your location. I imagine the app to be quite helpful, especially if you are somewhere else and want to plan a dog walk.

  • πŸ—‘οΈ BananaBin - Lets you know when to empty the MacOS Bin. This is definitely the app I was waiting for! (And 100% worth giving it full disk access πŸ˜‡.) And be sure to install Ball as well.

  • πŸ’» About-This-Hack - Discover your hardware on macOS with this simple, user-friendly hardware info app that retains the beloved design language of the classic ‘About This Mac’ interface, while gaining access to a wealth of additional features.

  • πŸ“ Zavala: This promising looking outliner had flown under my radar until now.

  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Avenue-GPX-Viewer - A simple and easy GPX viewer for macOS. I use myTracks, but if you are looking for a simple and open source GPX viewer, you could check out Avenue.

  • 🌍 Overlap - Time zones made simple.

  • πŸ‘€ DockDoor - Window peeking for macOS. Personally, “too much” for me but maybe great for you …

  • πŸ’Έ Support an Indie Developer today! - Indie App Sales is back for our July ‘24 Edition for two days only - July 9-10! Lot’s of discounted apps πŸ₯°.

  • πŸ“Š Datawrapper - Create charts, maps, and tables. Looks like a very promising web application.

  • πŸ’° YNAB has unfortunately increased prices again. I still can’t imagine life without it, but Canion has already started looking for alternatives.

  • 🐘 Thanks to Michael I can look up all those custom Mastodon icons (emojos) of a given instance from the web. (BTW if you’re interested in additional data, you could check out Mastowatch.)

  • πŸ’» Mac OS Fake Update Screen: That’s a great one for procrastination for sure. And right after the update is finished you can visit One Million Checkboxes.

  • ✏️ Habib linked to the Hyper Realistic Pencil Drawings of Metallic Objects by Kohei Ohmori. Wow!

Stay healthy and have a great week! πŸ™Œ