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Make OS X Great Again

Fix the things that make 🍎 OS X annoying

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Andrey  Azimov
👋 Hi PH, 💬 The Story I kept annoying by OS X things like: - Repeatedly asking if you want to update - Opening iTunes when you connect your iPhone - Putting screenshots on your desktop - Saving screenshots as 4mb PNG instead of JPG - I can’t minimize all my 26 opened windows in one click - My desktop always mess of files and I can’t just hide them 🛠 Solution I made this Mac app that will fix all this just in one click 🎬 Here is a video demo: This app is a part of my Hard Core Year - I 😱 quit my job and I have 1 year to get to 📈 profit as Indie Maker. You can Read my story. Let me know your feedback and other feature keeps annoying you in OS X! 🙏 🍎✨ Let’s Make OS X Great Again!
Mathias Arlund
@andreyazimov I can tell that you need to make a profit, cause $10 for something you can tweak yourself, without the app, in about 5-10 minutes.. jeez. It's a nice idea, dont get me wrong. And it does simplify it. But... $10?
Pieter Levels
@andreyazimov @mathias_arlund "If he sells this to people whose hourly rate is $50, and hypothetically it would take each an hour to write, then he just created an economic surplus of $40 for each of those people, while he only took $10 for each sale. If he sells enough the income could allow him to create even more useful things for other people. There is nothing wrong with selling something you created."
Emmanuel Hadoux
@levelsio you assume there that it's time free to buy the product, install it, figure out how it works, and then put the settings you want. It's sometimes longer than copy pasting a command from Stackoverflow to override the settings.
Fyodor Ivanischev
@levelsio @emmanuelhadoux yup a developer would probably just copy+paste a command from stack overflow. But a person without a computer science background will probably find this app much easier to use.
Ken Johnson
@mathias_arlund lets be honest you sound jealous.
@mathias_arlund I think people who know how to do these tweaks manually would never pay. But, think of all the norms out there who dont even know how to open terminal window to paste command. They will gladly pay $10. You have a good point but muddied by lack of taking into account skillsets & what people would pay for.
Galbiati Giovanni
@andreyazimov I don't mean to offend but 10$ for some tweaks and built in features (more on that later) is way too much. Just to make people save some bucks: - Repeatedly asking if you want to update You can disable automatic updates in System Preferences > App Store > uncheck "Automatically check for updates". Also, i wouldn't recommend to skip updates in the first place. - Opening iTunes when you connect your iPhone Just click ignore once. - I can’t minimize all my 26 opened windows in one click This is built in and has been like forever: just option + click on the minimize button. I don't get why so many are upvoting this... Just learn to use your Mac and save some money. PS: it's been called macOS for at least two years...
@andreyazimov lots of haters here - SUCCESS!
Pieter Levels
@andreyazimov @giovagalbiati Is Product Hunt the new Hacker News? Not very often have I seen this level of vitriol and negativity.
Joshwin Greene
@levelsio Based on @giovagalbiati’s post, I can see why people are being critical of the price. You aren’t free from criticism just because you are launching a product.
Jason Safaiyeh
@andreyazimov @mathias_arlund @levelsio nobody is saying he can’t sell his product. They are critiquing the price point. Take the criticism as an oppurtunity to provide people with better value. Don’t take this as everyone trying to “hate”
Agu Rejón
@safaiyeh @mathias_arlund @andreyazimov @levelsio To Pieter's point, it's all about how that criticism is being delivered. This is a place for constructive feedback and I agree some of the comments above are quite derogative.
baha sagadiev
Wow, so much negativity on pricing. Reminds me of a quote from Paul Graham: "You've found market price when buyers complain but still pay." @andreyazimov congrats on launching. Looking forward to future products from you
@andreyazimov @giovagalbiati @levelsio Had he posted this for free, people would praise this. "You're supposed to solve my problems for me for free, how dare you ask for something!"
Galbiati Giovanni
@andreyazimov @levelsio I just don't get how this is so successful here; half of it is built right into the OS.
Galbiati Giovanni
@andreyazimov @levelsio @rdev It's not the price. It's the fact that it's just aggregating easy to find settings and built in functions as his inventions. Also, suggesting to disable automatic updates is crazy from a security standpoint.
Alfonso C. Betancort
@andreyazimov @mathias_arlund @levelsio Unless your way to relax is to hack files using the terminal, OSX Code or using Text the app
Andrew Mutavdzija
@jamescampbell in social science, this is called having a blind spot 😬
Pere Joan Martorell
@andreyazimov The app is simple (at the moment) and solves some common problems (for some people), but I think you will end up developing a lot of features in a one and only monster app when not all people are interested in ALL these features. Wouldn't be better to develop all these features as plugins and let the users add/install those plugin/features that interest them most? Good luck!
Akim Kasabulatov
Great job!
Axel Kee
Neat app! Keep it up Andrey!
Great video explaining it! I don't have a Mac but if I did id get this for the stopping iTunes feature along.
Pieter Levels
Finally! I can't stand these MacOS update notifications not a single day longer!
Jamal Mashal
Love it! great Logo lol
Merrill Hefdy
Man just thank you, I don't even know what else to say
Igor Stumberger
Nice, I love these mini macOS apps that make the OS more useful! Thanks for building this! 👌
Ian Thompson
Super useful! I can see this growing and growing so $10 is going to be a long term investment in a growing piece of software. My head did go to mush a little with this handy quote from the video "No notifications will not annoy you anymore until you turn on them" ;-)
Laurens Laudowicz
@ianthompson ;-)
Arpit C
Love how you make such simple products that are so universal in nature. It's really inspiring to see folks like you and @levelsio build useful stuff as awesome indi developers without bothering about creating a fancy company/brand around them!
Sravan Kumar
Simply perfect. Are you sure to use Apple logo Icon at menu bar? may be an uncut apple icon?
Alfonso C. Betancort
@sravang You are right, if Apple notices, he will receive a cease and desist letter follow by an expensive sue.
Sravan Kumar
@abetancort Before that, two same icons at menu bar looks redundant to me.
Adding another apple logo to the menu bar, the price and the app title are sure to please everybody.
blake folgado
These are very basic tweaks people can easily do themselves. Don't quite think $9.99 is close to being justifiable.
Christian Grobbelaar
@blakefolgado because people can do it themselves, doesn't mean they want to. People are willing to pay $10 for the convenience of having it done for them.
Andrea Di Marco
@blakefolgado @christiantmi Which leads to the next question... Why do you even use a computer, since it's far more convenient having someone using it for you? There's a fine line you shouldn't cross, you know...
Laurens Laudowicz
@blakefolgado so much back and forth about that it is “NOT justified the $9.99” so why don’t we turn this around and ask “how much are you will to pay for this?” I mean think about it, that’s like 2 coffees. I gladly pay more then that if it indeed saves time!
Andrea Di Marco
@blakefolgado @laurens_laudowicz I don't get your point Laurens, but here's mine: people load up Product Hunt because of its promise: "Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day." If you stupid up the place with stuff that looks like a joke, well... You get the idea. So, considering that an app like this helps more the developer learning how to program, than the user being productive or anything, it should really be open sourced on Github. At least the author might get some meaningful contributions to make the app significantly better. Seriously, seeing this app running on anybody's mac would make me question whether that person is sane or not, because you actually have to go through the whole process of trying and buying something that definitely complicates your life. And paying 10 bucks for the privilege of wasting time and then complications. Perhaps you may consider a privacy scarf as your next purchase thus limiting social consequences in public. So if I were to take you seriously, and the product too, the next question would be: how much would you pay for a Pet Petter And finally: why nobody hunted down the Pet Petter here on PH already? I mean... isn't that convenient?
Andrea Di Marco
@blakefolgado @laurens_laudowicz BTW, I read now that my suspects were not so far-fetched after all: The actual goal of the author is apparently to keep himself financially afloat. Sure enough, I do really wish the author all the best, but I also think his process to be a little bit flawed and not so virtuous too. You should get wealthy as a result of your product's correct positioning and stuff, not as a result of your resolution to get money out of anything, or you dangerously deviate towards a dirty territory. But I digress...
Laurens Laudowicz
@blakefolgado @mindplay hahahahaha now I want to get a pet just so I can build/buy the “Pet Petter” oh yea!!! OR maybe I can give it a try and rename it to something adult rated! I am sure it would do well in Las Vegas. Right next to the slot machines.
Andrea Di Marco
@blakefolgado @laurens_laudowicz That's the spirit buddy! Why wonder? Check for yourself and give it a try! As you said already, it's just another coffee, so go for it! You'll thank me later :)
Alec Kinnear
@blakefolgado The problem is not with the $9.99. I'm in the target audience (I hate OS X's iterations since Snow Leopard and hate the notifications). The problem is that there are just not enough features for the money. There should be a deep dive on security and privacy (not replacing Little Snitch but stopping the never ending Apple telemetry - a fancy name for spying on your users). Based on the author's expertise, I'm also worried about his code. Could bork Apple's broken OS even more.
Aleksandr Volodarsky
Great job!
Dima Blover💎
It's just awesome! Thank you for the same vision.
Paul Shuteyev
Good one! Finally no asking for updates :)
OMG! This is a must. Do you also take requests? Always quit an app, when you click on the red dot. Minimize all windows to reveal the desktop. Maximize windows to the edges of the dock. Cut and paste for files. Basically all the things that Windows does, that make your life so much easier.
Galbiati Giovanni
@romanzadyrako Cut and paste works on files too.
Larsen Pedersen
@romanzadyrako Regarding the red dot: It sounds like you are looking for something like this: (Disclaimer: I haven't tried it myself).
Alfonso C. Betancort
@romanzadyrako learn the Apple official Human Interface and forget about Windows inconsistency, cmd-q (quit an app), Alt (alternative)+Click Window Border Plus Sign (Enlarge the Windows to Max Screen while Keeping the Dock Visible), ^ (control) + Alt + F (Fullscreen/Single App Mode, will hide the Dock), Reveal the Destop can be configured to any combination of keys in System/Expose. Never try to make a much better and consistent OS be Windows, if you what you want is that, you should keep on using Windows and abandon Mac consistency between almos every App, with the rare exceptions of th awful Apps ported directly from Windows and Adobe that hasn’t learned yet from what did happen to Flash when Apple said that it was a shit and wouldn’t be ever supported by its iOS devices.
Robin Raszka
Laurens Laudowicz
@robinraszka hahahahaha ok agreed on that one!
Mike Coutermarsh
✅solved multiple problems for me, thank you!
Néstor Villalobos
I'm jealous. This is GREAT idea. Congrats. BTW, love the simple landing. $10 is a fair price for sure. I don't understand why other makers complain so much about pricing.