I've been using Tally since version 1.0 and it's a handy little application.1 I can't say I use it every day, but I use it often enough that it's on my phone. Tally is just a counter. Well, it's a bit more than a just a counter. It counts up with a tap or down with a swipe. You can set the increments and store multiple counters.
From the Tally counter screen, tap to increment or slide down to decrement. Slide left to right to access saved tallies or slide right to left to configure a single counter.
I think the Today widget is pretty nice if you regularly need to add to a counter. You can even configure which counters show up in the Today widget.
Sharing from Tally is simple and logical. It exports the count followed by the name of the saved counter. For example, I wanted to keep track of how many times the snow plow cleared my driveway. From Tally I can send the count straight to a text file so I can estimate the bill for the season.2
Here's an experiment you can try at home. Create a counter called Twitter or email or blogs. Add the counter to your Today screen. Now, every time you check one of those things, pull down and increase the count. Boom. A weekly self assessment of your priorities.
Tally 2 is a free upgrade but there's an optional in app purchase to add a dark theme and support the development.
David Sparks does it again. I honestly had no idea this was coming when I posted a Workflows.app tip yesterday. David's latest product is a video tutorial of the entire Workflow application and action set with a lot of great tips. It's an hour long video walkthrough ...
The Inquisitive Podcast was revamped to be more of a documentary than an interview show. It's two episodes into the new format and it's very entertaining. If you only listened to the first episode of the series (ep. 27) then it may have seemed more like Apple cheerleading ...
Workflow for iOS is certainly a handy little application. While not as powerful as Pythonista, it's far more simple to work with, due primarily to the clever action design.
The latest update brings support for parsing "articles", which I assume just means the body of a webpage. Whatever it ...
I think the last two episodes compliment each other nicely. This week Jeff and I talked about owning a home and the poor thought that usually goes into that decision. There are many days when I miss renting but there are also some real joys in owning a house too ...
I use the heck out of Critic Markup, but I don't have a lot of time to make all the tools I want. Some awesome people are taking matters into their own hands.
CriticMarkup.js converts the syntax into HTML.
Critic Markup support is now available in SmartDown, the ...
FoldingText is currently on sale for $15 through the Mac AppStore. That's half off if you don't already have.
By way of @pslobo
A terrific primer for getting familiar with Unix commands.
From the paleo diet to the "ancestral health" craze to the criminals leading the anti-vaccine movement, we live in neoprimitivist times, in precisely the manner sketched by William Gibson. A disturbingly large segment of society has adopted a highly skeptical and antagonistic relationship to ...
A wonderful eulogy by Aziz Ansari for his friend:
I was so excited for what was ahead for Harris. I knew he was going to really explode after this new project. The little bit of Wittels comedy out there was just the tip of the tip of the iceberg.
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