Marcato coming on April 22

I am excited to announce that I will be releasing Marcato on Wednesday, April 22, one week from today.

Marcato allows you to create site-specific browsers on your iPhone. Marcato maintains separate cookies, local storage, and cache for each browser. The browsers live within the Marcato app.

You can learn more about Marcato by reviewing its product page and by watching an introductory video.

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Coming Soon: Site-specific browsers for your iPhone

I have been working for quite some time on Marcato. Marcato provides site-specific browsers for your iPhone.

I use Facebook to keep up with family and friends, but Facebook's approach to privacy gives me pause about running the Facebook app or logging into Facebook with my primary browser. On the Mac I use a Fluid site-specific browser to visit Facebook, but there was nothing similar for iOS. I also prefer to use either a dedicated app or a site-specific browser when logging into financial accounts. I use Fluid to do this on the Mac, but there was no similar offering for iOS. So I decided to write one.

If you are an iPhone or iPod Touch user and would like to beta test Marcato, please email me.

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CloudPull 2.7.2

CloudPull 2.7.2 is now available. This is a modest update with the following improvements:

  • For customers with 1Password installed, the sheet showing you the Google login page will contain a 1Password button. Clicking on the 1Password button will open 1Password and ask it to display your Google accounts.
  • When setting up an account, CloudPull will now proactively warn you if avast! Mail Shield is enabled. CloudPull's backup of Gmail is not compatible with avast! Mail Shield. This update does not address the incompatibility, but it provides a more helpful error message.
  • If validating sufficient access to your account results in an error message, that error message will now be aligned correctly.
  • The user style sheet for the Google Request for Permission page in the login workflow has been updated.

CloudPull 2.7.1

CloudPull 2.7.1 is now available. This update fixes a bug that could cause calendar backups to fail after deleting a calendar.

CloudPull 2.7

CloudPull 2.7 is now available with two major improvements: the ability to limit Google Drive backups to traditional Google Docs, and a modernized status indicator in the menu bar.

By default, CloudPull still backs up all files on Google Drive. You can limit Google Drive backups to traditional Google Docs in the account sheet of the preferences window.

In addition, I have redesigned the menu bar status indicator. Taking a queue from the status indicator for Time Machine, the icon is no longer animated while CloudPull is performing backups. Instead, it will show a static arrow while a backup is in progress. In addition the status indicators are now monochrome images, making them look much better in Yosemite's dark mode.

Other improvements include:

  • Updated wording for Google Drive document types: Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
  • Compiled against the OS X 10.10 SDK with Xcode 6.1.