Mail Aliases

Even though I’m the developer of Webmailer, I mostly use Apple Mail for e-mail these days. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to send e-mails using different identities; for Belkadan Software tech support I’m “Jordy Rose”, but for school-related communication I’d prefer my name to show up as “Jordan Rose” and use my school e-mail address. Mail supports this, but doesn’t actually have a preference for it without creating separate accounts.1 You have to edit the settings file manually.

So I wrote Mail Aliases, a little app that can edit this data for you.

Header Anchors: A Safari Extension

Ever want to link to a specific part of a web page? Well-designed web pages have anchors at the start of each section, which can serve as targets of links.1 You’ve probably seen URLs that end in #something; that fragment identifier, or “frag-id”, refers to a specific anchor on the page.

What’s annoying, though, is that even if an author includes them, they’re hard to discover. Sometimes there’s a table of contents, sometimes not. What I really wanted was a way to just click on the nearest header and grab the link. So I wrote “Header Anchors”.

Quick Look in TextMate

Yes, I’m one of those coders who still uses TextMate, the four-year-old plaintext editor for Mac OS X. And when I say “four-year-old”, I mean it’s been four years since a major update. (Every now and then point updates are still pushed out, but TextMate 2 is the “Duke Nukem Forever” of the Mac text editor land. Oh wait.)

Anyway, I was browsing around for interesting plug-ins and came across one that purported to provide Quick Look functionality to the files in the project outline. Unfortunately, it wasn’t compatible with Snow Leopard. So, what’s a plug-in hacker to…