Post: The Weekly Dispatch #00001
The Weekly Dispatch contains Daily Bytes, a concise, succinct overview of websites you may have overlooked during your wanderings, and Hidden Bytes, where you'll find only the finest macOS, iOS, and iPadOS applications, tailor-made for the discerning Inter-tube adventurer.
Typings is an online typing test app that counts
how many words per minute that you can type and how accurately you can do it. Start with 10 WPM and see if you
can work your way up to 250 WPM. My last test resulted in a score of 48 WPM with an accuracy of 94%, I've done
better in the past, but that's still a respectable score.
Monkeytype is another minimalistic typing test web
app featuring a bunch of test modes, an account system to save your typing speed history, and user configurable
features like themes. Finally, our last website is
Cryptii, an OpenSource (OSS), MIT-licensed site created using
ciphers. Translations are done in the browser without any kind of server interaction. The app is self-contained
and can be downloaded and ran offline.
I' going to start this off with Rectangle, an OpenSource (OSS) windows manager that allows you to move and resize windows in macOS using keyboard shortcuts or onscreen snap areas and your mouse. Example: You can move the Telegram app so that it docks against the left side of the screen and takes up 50% of the display by pressing CTL+OPT+E or by dragging Telegram to the left until you see a docking frame appear. Don't worry, it's far easier than it sounds. Lastly, we have Recents for macOS, a file launcher that lives in the menubar of macOS, and acts as a Finder for your most recently used files. Simply call Recents for macOS forward with a SHFT+CMD+SPACE keyboard shortcut and then choose a file to be opened. Trust me here, once you use it you'll wonder how you ever got along without it in the first place.
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