inessential by Brent Simmons

Apps I’ve Made

My wife Sheila and I are Ranchero Software, where we’re working on two new open source projects — Mac apps — that aren’t shipping yet:

Evergreen, a feed reader, is closer to shipping than Rainier.

By day I work at The Omni Group where I do a podcast called The Omni Show and write for The Omni Blog (among other things).

The Past

Most recently I wrote Vesper with Dave Wiskus and John Gruber at Q Branch. Vesper has been made open source and released on GitHub.

These apps I created now live elsewhere:

NetNewsWire (2002) is now at Black Pixel.

MarsEdit (2004) is now at Red Sweater.

These apps I helped create now live elsewhere:

TapLynx (2009) is now at Push IO, which is now at Oracle.

Glassboard (2011) was at Second Gear, but has since been turned off.

Distant Past

I worked on UserLand Frontier 1996-2002.

Before that — 1995-1996 — I released software that worked with WebSTAR: SpotLight, DenyAgent, and something else (I can’t remember its name). SpotLight sold about 10 copies; DenyAgent and that something else sold zero copies. But they shipped. :)