Tales From the Bitface (Posts about Touch Bar)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:57:28 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssA Touching Apphttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/23/a-touching-app/Martin McCallion<p>I’m typing this in <a href=”https://red-sweater.com/marsedit/”>MarsEdit</a>, from Red Sweater Software, which has long been considered the best dedicated blogging client for the Mac. <a href=”http://bitsplitting.org”>Daniel Jalkut</a>, who <em>is</em> Red Sweater Software, is also one half of the <a href=”http://www.coreint.org”>Core Intuition podcast</a> with <a href=”https://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/23/a-touching-app/”>Manton Reece</a>, who is creating <a href=”https://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/23/a-touching-app/”>Micro.blog</a>, and running <a href=”http://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/07/independent-microblogging/”>the Kickstarter I wrote about a few days ago</a>.</p> <p>Anyway, a while ago Jalkut wrote and released a kind of “Touch Bar emulator” app for Macs. It simulates on-screen the Touch Bar of the new MacBooks. I just installed it, and it’s really very cool at giving you an idea of what the Touch Bar is like. Obviously you have to use it with the mouse or trackpad, as it doesn’t actually turn a section of the screen touch sensitive, but you can see what features each application offers when the Touch Bar is present, for example.</p> <p>The only real downside is that it covers up a piece of screen. But it’s easy to toggle it off and on with a key combination.</p> <p>All in all, fun and useful; and with a clever name: <a href=”https://red-sweater.com/touche/”>Touché</a>.</p> MactechTouch BarTouchéhttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/23/a-touching-app/Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:41:23 GMT