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Retrobatch, a new batch image processor from Flying Meat

Looks like a heck of a swiss-army-knife of a tool. It’s node-based, supports CoreML image classification and sorting, and yep… it supports AppleScript. FM’s suggestions for new use cases contain fun, weird, stuff like “Read an image from the clipboard, apply a drop shadow, and write it right back to the clipboard to paste into another app.”

Retrobatch is available as a 14 day free trial, and licenses start at $29.99. Props to Flying Meat for being one of those third-party Mac development houses that just keeps going.

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Crunch, an impressive new PNG compression tool for macOS

Crunch is a macOS tool for lossy PNG image file optimization. It combines selective bit depth, color type, and color palette reduction with zopfli DEFLATE compression algorithm encoding using embedded versions of the pngquant and zopflipng PNG optimization tools.

The example images are impressive. Obviously, you won’t want to use this on your archival or source images. I did a quick test on a few of sites at work, and was able to take some PNGs w/ transparent backgrounds down from 1.5mb to 130kb. That’s a greater than 10x reduction in size. Jimminy.

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Anil Dash is the new CEO of Fog Creek

And they’re introducing what looks like the Yahoo Pipes of our dreams, Gomix.

Source: I’m at Fog Creek. And we’re introducing Gomix! – Anil Dash

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flickgame

Tiny, web-based, game engine for creating games contained to 16 drawings (each an individual color).

Makes me think of WarioWare Inc.

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Transformy

“Transform your whole list, with just one example.”

Paste in source data. Type in the format you want. Source data is massaged to fit new format. Very simple and works great.

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Hex Preview

Dead simple hex color scheme web app. Just type in your hex codes, and it will update in real time. You can add any number of colors at once to see how they look together, too.

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gulp.js – the streaming build system

Some crazy webdev magic. I barely understand this enough to know that it looks awesome. Highly recommend viewing the introduction slideshow.

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Framer

An application / framework platform for Mac that looks to let you got from Photoshop or Sketch to prototype in record time.

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sql.js: A port of SQLite to JavaScript

This is ridiculous and great:

sql.js is a port of SQLite to JavaScript, by compiling the SQLite C code with Emscripten. no C bindings or node-gyp compilation here.

Once again, via Jesper.

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slick – the last carousel you’ll ever need

A full-responsive, CSS3-enabled, touch-ready, arrow-key supporting, draggable carousel that you can instance with one line.

Having built and used probably a dozen different image slider / content carousels this one looks like it covers all of the bases and with minimal markup bullshit. Color me impressed.

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obelisk.js

Obelisk.js is a JavaScript Engine for building isometric pixel objects.

… and it looks like a million bucks. This may have to be the basis for my life’s work: A modern remake of the SNES version of SimCity. (via Jesper)

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Layer Comps in Photoshop

Neven Mrgan just blew my mind:

Layer comps is a panel—found in the Window menu—which helps you organize different versions of a designs or different views of it in the same file. If you are a responsible digital citizen at all, you probably have some sort of system for keeping around alternate elements and various “views” of your app. Layer Comps will make this easier and more robust.

Had no idea this even existed.

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websocketd

websocketd is a small command line tool that will wrap an existing command line interface program, and allow it to be accessed via a WebSocket.

Sounds great. (via Jesper)

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Mock Response

A super simple, but super useful, little service that returns various HTTP status codes based the URL called. Helpful tool for testing how your app responds to every HTTP status.

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Dnsyo – A DNS propogation tester

Looks like a handy little tool if you’re in the website business, and it even has a pithy one-line description:

In short, it’s nslookup, if nslookup queried over 1500 servers and collated their results.

Bonus points for being open source and installable via pip.

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LICEcap

Awesome GPL app for making animated GIFs from sections of your screen. Hokey smokes. (via @waxpancake)

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Tridiv

A visual editor for creating 3D shapes with CSS. Damned impressive.

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Macaw

The only visual HTML editor I’ve ever seen that looks legitimately useful, well-executed, and outputs good code.

Let’s see if they can deliver.

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Log

“Console.log with Style”

Works in Chrome, pretty cool. A little verbose for my tastes but definitely better than the default.

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csscss

csscss will parse any CSS files you give it and let you know which rulesets have duplicated declarations.

Been looking for something like this for YEARS now. Hope it’s good.