I have been meaning to build this app for years!
I built VLC Remote when I got fed up having to get up of the sofa to change what was playing on VLC.
For the last few years – I have been using Netflix and Amazon Prime more than VLC – so now I’m back to getting off the sofa to control my computer.
Chill Remote finally fixes that 🙂
If you’re watching Netflix, Amazon Prime or YouTube using Chrome on a PC or Mac – Then Chill remote gives you remote control.
Chill Remote is currently in Beta. You can sign up to use it for free at
When I connect my projector, I want my mac to switch to 1080p.
When I connect my TV, I want it to run at 720p
When hdmi audio output is available, I want my mac to use that (and to use all the channels too!)
Previously, my Mac mini didn’t do a great job of switching, so I wrote AV Rules to take charge.
Happy Halloween from Hobbyist Software
Make your own gifs using our new app
iOS 10 brings the ability to use apps within iMessage.
read all about how it works here
What better way to make use of the new animated stickers – than with some charming animated poops!
You can get them at the store for $0.99
File Getter makes it really easy to get files onto your iDevice.
iOS makes it fairly easy for apps to send files to other apps – but can be a massive pain getting those files onto your device in the first place.
File Getter makes that easy.
Now you simply install a helper on your PC or Mac. When you’re on your home wifi, File Getter can connect to that helper and access any file.
Once you have the file on your device – it’s easy to send it to other apps.
You can send a book to iBooks, a movie to VLC, an image to facebook, or a powerpoint file to Pages.
No cables, no fuss.
File Getter is initially available for only $0.99
2 Minute timer was my first app.
It is a very simple timer app which aims to work with a minimum of fuss.
You can now start a timer and pick the timer length on new devices using force touch.
Right Click Booster makes it really easy for developers to add their own Right-Click actions.
OSX 10.10 allows developers to build FinderSync extensions.
These allow you to add right.click (or cmd+click) actions within the finder.
However – you can only do this with App-Store apps, and building finder-sync extensions is a massive pita.
Right Click Booster now makes it super-easy for developers to add right-click actions for their own apps.
The full code within VLC Streamer Helper is:
[RCBRightClick registerExtensionWithName:@"Add to VLC Streamer"
So – if you’re a developer, find out all about it
If you use software that would benefit from right-click integration – then please email the developer and let them know about
Right Click Booster.
If you’re using Mac OS, and you’re updated to the latest version, then VLC Streamer now offers a way to right click (or cmd+click) on a movie in the finder to add it directly to VLC Streamer.
The new option is in the settings tab.
It makes use of my newish (free) app
Right Click Booster.
When you click to add the right-click item, you’ll be prompted to install Right Click Booster if you don’t have it already – and taken to the Mac App Store to download it for free.
You can get
Right Click Booster (currently free!) at the Appstore.
I just released Go Away!
It is not a subtle or complex application, but I hope it will be fun and useful for some folks.
If you’re trying to work and you wish people would leave you alone – just fire up ‘Go Away!’
When people pester you, tap on the screen and it will tell them to go away!
For added utility, you can record your own message and display your own image.
It’s free at the Apple Store:
We have a handful of updates to address some minor problems with Windows 10.
VLC Streamer is now updated to 5.07, and Watchover is now at 1.20.
Windows 10 is
now available for public beta – so if you’re using it, do let us know of any other issues or problems you come across. We’d love to have the kinks worked out before the official Windows 10 release.