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Widescreen hack for Yojimbo 2

21 Sep 2009

Yojimbo 2 with widescreen hack

Thanks to this tip on editing compiled .nib files, I’ve finally been able to re-instate the widescreen hack for Yojimbo 2. With the new Tag Explorer, this makes a total of 4 possible vertical panes, so it may not suit you as well as it did for version 1, but I still prefer it.



This hack is for Yojimbo v2 only. Please make sure you update before installing this hack.

Backup Yojimbo first. Nothing bad should happen, but belt-and-braces, you know? Also, if you get sick of this view and want the old one back, just replace it with the backup. Also, this hack will stop working at the next Yojimbo update.

To install, ctrl-click on in the Finder, choose ‘Show Package Contents’ from the context menu. Navigate to /Contents/Resources/English.lproj/ and replace the OGMainWindow.nib file with the one in the download.

Also, if you’re interested in a change of icon, I’ve been using the beautiful Edo icon set as replacements:

Fluid style for SimpleNote

16 Sep 2009

Please note Since Simplenote changed their web app design and markup, this no longer works properly. Sadly the design still isn’t fluid. You’re welcome to take the CSS and do as you like with it!


If you’ve ever used SimpleNote as a Fluid app to create a ‘desktop client’, you’ll have discovered that the webapp is a fixed size. I wanted a SimpleNote app that could be resized small, and still be able to see all the fields.

Simplenote fluid

This userstyle does just that – everything is aligned to the viewport. To install in a fluid app instance, go to Preferences > Userstyles. Add the following ‘URL Pattern’:*

Paste the contents of the SimpleNote Fluid CSS file into the field below. It should look like this:


Of course, there’s nothing to stop you using this as a normal user style, especially in a sidebar. It’s simply that it’s not intended for those that use SimpleNote in a browser tab, where it would be too wide.

Evernote wishes

20 Nov 2008

evernote logoThis post started off as a grumbly tweet, grew into a feedback email, and now it’s final state as a blog post. I’ll still email this feedback to the Evernote chappies as well, but I didn’t hear back after the last email (gentle nudge).

I’m still holding on to Evernote with the tips of my fingers, but there are areas where it still niggles at me:

The effect of the first 3 issues is that I’m left feeling that my stuff isn’t mine anymore. Once in Evernote, I can do a lot with it, but once in, it becomes Evernote’s, not mine. I’m not liking that loss of control and ownership. Compare this to a desktop competitor like, which not only lets you import and export the unaltered file in a number of ways, the files themselves are in easily accessible, visible folders. Nothing is hidden, renamed or rebranded.

Why do I stick with it? Because aside from these issues, I like where Evernote is going so far. I like that development is regular and ongoing and that they’re tackling the issue of accessing notes anywhere. I’m also sticking with it in the hope the issues I’ve noted above are simply features that haven’t been implemented yet…

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