Click here for the new  weblog.

CocoaBox - Life is like a box of code.

Four months later CocoaBox finally just hit the Mac App Store. Main problem was (and is) the iCloud integration and the App sandboxing. So – directly pasting snippets into Xcode is unfortunately not possible (for now). However, you can directly drag them into Xcode (or any other Editor – like SimpleEdit.

Life is like a box of code.
It is up to you what you do with it.

This is true for CocoaBox as well:

Store unlimited Cocoa/Objective-C snippets. Thanks to iCloud, use them on all your Macs.

Directly insert snippets into Xcode. Even drag multiple snippets out of CocoaBox. Directly create new snippets with a global hotkey. Or easily create snippets from files.

Add unlimited files. Quick Look them. Thanks to iCloud, use them on all your Macs. Directly drag them into Xcode. Or into CocoaBox. Open them with one click. Or a single keystroke.

Operate CocoaBox completely by keyboard. Tag everything. Filter its content with those tags. Or multiple tags. Of course, everything else is searchable too. And printable. And exportable as well.

» CocoaBox Website
» CocoaBox on the Mac App Store


NSBundle category to see if an App is sandboxed and was downloaded from the Mac App Store. Very useful if you need to disable some features, that are simply not possible, when the App Store version is sandboxed…

IAP Verification SDK for iOS Developers

The Beeblex SDK is a static library for iOS that makes the process of implementing IAP receipt validation in your project as painless as possible…

iPhone App Icon Design: Best Practises

Coda 2 Themes

I am a cheater, baby!

Dear Apple and iOS,

I have to confess. I cheated on you. With the enemy. The whole story (in German) can be found here …

Dev Rocket

The Photoshop plugin for iOS developers and really a time saver. Thanks for this!

Dev Rocket Website

App Store release checklist

What Michael learned today

Never ever check for URLForUbiquityContainerIdentifier in a validateUserInterfaceItem call.

If Siri still is beta, than iCloud is alpha. That crap cost me two days until I realized that all me performance issues came from that. And do yourself a favor. Put those checks in a background thread. Especially at startup…