I keep the majority of my photos in my iCloud photo library. It keeps growing steadily with a total of 18 868 photos in there currently. I wanted to make some sense of all that data and see my photo-taking habits visualized.
A while ago, I published my first app on the App Store, Frame Grabber. It’s a simple iOS app that lets you export individual frames of a video as still images. Pick a video in your photo library, pick a frame, hit share, done.
Here are my reflections on developing and releasing the app.
Putting together monthly iOS home screens of the last 5 years.
About five years ago, I started taking one screenshot of my iPhone home screen each month and archiving it. I really don’t know why but I just kept doing it. With 2018 coming to and end, it was time to sit down and put all home screens together. The result is a curious cross section of my iPhone usage history.
Plotting Apple Health samples with Shortcuts and Pythonista.
Sporadically, I log my weight into Apple Health on my phone. I want to see my weight charted over time but I don’t like to keep yet another app around for this purpose. This is better solved with some iOS automation and the Shortcuts app.
Alfred’s file actions are one of my most used features of the app. They allow you to quickly perform actions on the selected file in Finder like moving, deleting, sharing. I’ve always wanted this feature for other apps not just for Finder.