Why I Choose to Develop for the Mac and not the Web or Windows

After years of developing custom tools and scripts, mostly for Windows and the Web, one thing became clear to me: I didn’t want to develop for the mess that the web is and has always been, with no clear indicator that’s ever going to improve. I also didn’t want to be labeled as a “devops” or “full stack developer”, as if being a humble developer was a thing of the past.
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Why Manual Time Tracking

There are a myriad of both automatic and manual time tracking products for the Mac. The reason for each category to exist is because some users prefer an automated workflow (even if it's not optimal), while others like a more controlled way to tell the software how and when to log hours. FreelanceStation is in the latter category. Being a manual time tracking application, you control when and how much time you log.
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FreelanceStation 1.2 Released

This release includes changes that some users asked for. It is working in macOS Catalina so far up to the latest beta. What's New in This Version: - New: Export project tasks to Apple Calendar as new events. - New: Document numbers now can have a custom prefix. - New: You can set a starting number for documents when you create a new activity. - New: Task progress can now be shown as a circular progress in the dock icon.
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FreelanceStation 1.0 Released

I have just released FreelanceStation 1.0 to the Mac App Store. I expected the review process to have me waiting for longer that it did, so kudos to Apple for improving it. I think it was roughly 18 hours since I submitted the app. I was also expecting to fail the review, for some odd reason, but I didn’t. I’ll take a couple days off and then resume developing the app.
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On Paying for Software

Michael Tsai posted two links with different authors opinions on the subject. The HN conversation that ensues from the original link, by Seth Godin, is highly interesting for the myriad of points of view. Let me share mine. I grew learning Turbo C and Turbo Pascal (after some Z80 assembly). Later I developed an enthusiasm for Delphi, a truly complete environment for Enterprise Windows GUI development, which included the excellent VCL and some data-binding.
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