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As the release of OS X Lion comes closer and closer, you’re maybe wondering if Eternal Storms Software is ready for the new cat.

Yes, all my software available on the Mac App Store will be ready for Lion.

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flickery

flickery is, in its current version (1.9.24), not ready for Lion, but the update to make it compatible with it (1.9.25) is in review, so once it’s reviewed, it will be ready for Lion.

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ScreenFloat

ScreenFloat is ready for Lion as of version 1.1.1! I’ve tested every aspect of the app and everything seems to work just as expected.

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GimmeSomeTune

As you might know, GimmeSomeTune is not yet available, but I wanted to let you know that I’m writing it for Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 and OS X Lion. I’m constantly booting into Lion to test if what I’m working on is running on Lion just as well as on Snow Leopard.

 

A good website to keep track of software that is (or is not) compatible with Lion is roaringapps, it gives you a great overview of lots of software and its status regarding Lion.

Take care,
Matthias

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iCloud is a big deal for me, and, I believe, for lots of other developers out there as well. Syncing data has become a lot easier with this new service and the according APIs. I once took a glimpse at the MobileMe syncing APIs and my head still spins a little.

What does it mean for flickery?

I’m still thinking of the implications for flickery. I got some nice ideas from users of flickery on twitter and I’m already looking into what is possible and makes sense in terms of flickery.

I could see flickery syncing the items yet to be uploaded or loocking into iCloud’s photo queue and offer an option to upload those items or at least present them in some way in flickery’s upload view.

What does it mean for ScreenFloat?

For ScreenFloat, In a nutshell, it will sync your shots between your devices (I don’t know if a iPhone/iPad version of ScreenFloat is useful, but I’m certainly entertaining the idea of having the shots on, say, your iPad, as well).
It will sync which shots are currently open and floating, which are hidden, which are in your shots browser, it will sync your categories in your shots browser, and their contents.

This is something I wanted to do from the beginning and I’ve been looking into services like DropBox to implement it. Now with iCloud (and yes, I realize it’s still a few months away) it’s even easier, faster, more reliable and more secure to implement.

What does it mean for GimmeSomeTune?

I don’t believe GimmeSomeTune could have any advantages of iCloud in terms of sync. If you find one, leave a comment or write me an e-Mail 🙂

Upcoming Stuff?

I have an upcoming app where iCloud will be perfect and will replace a server-client environment with tedious networking stuff. Stay tuned on that 🙂

[Update (18.06.2011)]

My good friend and honored developer colleague Christian Kienle wrote about the impact that iCloud may have on his applications on his blog.
It’s an interesting read, especially if you’re interested in how you will benefit from iCloud in the near future.

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ScreenFloat

It gives me huge pleasure to announce the immediate availability of ScreenFloat – an app to increase your productivity on your Mac!

What Is ScreenFloat

ScreenFloat lets you create screenshots that float above all other windows. This way, you do not need to resize or move windows around just to keep a piece of information visible on your display.

 

It also lets you store information for later use with the built-in Shots Browser, which lets you categorize and manage shots you’ve taken with the use of tags, smart categories and categories (which are basically smart folders or ordinary folders).

How to use ScreenFloat

ScreenFloat gives you customizable keyboard shortcuts to do its stuff.

 

By default, cmd-shift-2 will let you create a floating shot and cmd-shift-1 opens the Shots Browser. Creating a floating shot works the same way as creating a selective screenshot (which is cmd-shift-4 by Mac OS X’s default).

What else is there to say about ScreenFloat

It comes with a system service. Which means, when you select text in any Cocoa application (like Safari orTextEdit), you can invoke ScreenFloat’s service to create a floating shot from that. This also has a customizable keyboard shortcut for the user’s convenience. ScreenFloat resides either in your Dock (by default) or in your menu bar.

Availability and Pricing

ScreenFloat is available exclusively on the Mac App Store, a demo is available through the website. You can get it for just €5.99/$7.99! For updates on ScreenFloat, you can follow @screenfloatapp or @eternalstorms on twitter!

 

Let me know what you think in the comments or by eMail!

Thank you and take care, Matthias

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