Tag Archives: MacJournal

  • Two Cool AppleScripts

    I recently became aware of a project on the Broken City Lab website that used one of my AppleScripts as a reference: This post about Using AppleScript With Arduino, LCDs, and PHP documents Justin Langlois’s efforts to use AppleScript to drive an external hardware project. Not only do we share the same first name but, since his last name is the same as my Canadian grandfather’s, it has set me off on a wild theory about having a distant AppleScripting cousin north of the border.

    And in another weird confluence, I discovered yet other AppleScripting Justin (how many of us are there, anyways?) — Justin Blanton. He recently served up this cool bit of code on his site: An AppleScript-driven “kitchen timer” that works with Launchbar. Some of his use-case examples are:

    • Remembering to leave in 10 minutes to pick up the takeout order I just made.
    • Remembering to get the coffee out of the french press in four minutes.
    • Remembering to call someone back in 20 minutes.
    • Remembering to take the pizza out of the oven in 15 minutes (when I’m not within earshot of the oven alarm).

    Looks pretty handy…. well done!
    (Via Broken City Lab and justinblanton.com )

  • www.macheist.com MacHeist ~ Stay tuned…
    After a brief delay, the latest MacHeist nanoBundle 2 is live and there’s lots of goodies to be had: MacJournal, RipIt, Clips, CoverScout, Flow, RapidWeaver, and (after 50,000 bundles are sold) Tales of Monkey Island….All for $20! That’s over $240 off of the total list prices and, even better, 25% of your purchase goes to charity!
    (Via www.macheist.com )
  • SCOTTEVEST – Travel Clothing
    In case you’ve never heard of Scottevest, they’re the Idaho-based purveyors of tech-friendly Travelwear. During their 40% Off Sale last week, I picked up a couple of jackets (for an upcoming review and “Travel Tech” series) which arrived today. I thought I’d try the Quantum Jacket while running errands here in chilly NYC today and, I have to say, I’m impressed. Combined with my also-newly-purchased Tavo Gloves (which let you operate your iPhone without suffering frostbitten fingers), I was well-equipped to withstand a Category 5 Geek-alanche!1 — or at least to win a few Nerd Merit Badges!
    (Via www.scottevest.com )
  • Petition to make “Hella” the prefix for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 – Boing Boing
    C’mon — the California Academy of Science totally has to be behind this effort, right? (Wassup Kevin!)
    (Via www.boingboing.net )
  • Schneier on Security: More on the Al-Mabhouh Assassination
    Bruce Schneier is like a bearded, truth-seeking missile — here he is, deconstructing some recent events you may have heard about in Dubai:

    The truth is that Mr. Mabhouh’s assassination was conducted according to the book — a military operation in which the environment is completely controlled by the assassins. At least 25 people are needed to carry off something like this. You need “eyes on” the target 24 hours a day to ensure that when the time comes he is alone. You need coverage of the police — assassinations go very wrong when the police stumble into the middle of one. You need coverage of the hotel security staff, the maids, the outside of the hotel. You even need people in back-up accommodations in the event the team needs a place to hide.

    (Via www.schneier.com )

  1. Yes, I realize that I am mixing a couple of weather-related things together in an awkward, unfortunate way []

MacJournal News: Updated AppleScripts, Macworld Review, and MacHeist

Now There Are **TWO** Evernote-to-MacJournal AppleScripts…

There are now two Evernote-to-MacJournal Exporter scripts included in the downloadable ZIP archive: One that attempts to preserve the formatting of the Evernote item by importing it into MacJournal as a Read-Only Web Archive formatted file, and another that will create an Editable RTF file that may not retain as much of the original formatting and/or embedded images.

I wrote the original script to convert the HTML files that Evernote exports into a slightly different format called a “Web Archive” which bundles in all of the embedded images and information so that the note will look the same inside of MacJournal. The only problem is that MacJournal doesn’t edit that format (yet). Dan Schimpf (the developer behind MacJournal) and I have been trading some emails about it and he is looking into some options to enable Web Archive editing within MacJournal. Until then (or until I can figure out a better way of doing it), you’ll have to use two different scripts depending upon if you want to edit the contents of the note inside of MacJournal right away.

Macworld Reviews MacJournal 5

In his review for Macworld, William Porter gives MacJournal 5 a ranking of Four-And-A-Half Mice (Out Of Five).


The teaser page for the MacHeist bundle is now live a few days before it goes on sale… and even though there’s been no official announcement, I couldn’t help but notice an icon on one of the boxes being loaded out of the truck!

Anyone who has been waiting to pick up a copy of MacJournal should get their credit cards ready! 😉

Export from Evernote to MacJournal with this AppleScript!

The latest version of this script can now be found in the Veritrope.com Code Library!