Stephan Arenswald

The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little "extra".

Use AppCode as alternative for XCode

Feels better so far. I really struggle with XCode. It’s usability, performance, strange icons…

Release v0.6.3 of

- [chore] add log messages to find root cause for known bug
- [fix] no way to exit the snippets config

Published v0.6.2

# v0.6.2
- [feat] quick note change via hotkeys in the editor
- [feat] use cmd+R/ctrl+R to change the title of a note
- [fix] menu buttons selectable via tab

Prepare the next release

Fixed a few bugs with the new quick change note shortcuts (cmd+k prev note; cmd+j next note)

Add download counter to website

I will know be able to know for which platform how many downloads are made.

Defined the goals for March 22

- support for MermaidJS (alternative to PlantUML)
- global search for anything
- collect download analytics
- enable one-time payment
- publish on two more platforms and ask for feedback

Defined my personal March 22 goals

- Braindump v0.7.0 with a few more features
- Finish reading the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad Investment Guide
- Learn more on Swift programming

Made a small prototype to collect some very basic analytics for desktop apps

I'm just collecting the platform, country code, session length. Nothing to identify a user. But this is important for me to understand what platforms are actually used.
Stephan Arenswald Author

I ditched that. I really don't want to collect analytics from anyone. Download statistics must be enough :)


Investigate Analytics for

I want to know on which platform and in which version Braindump is used. I don’t need any personal data. But it seems that there is only one tool that supports desktop apps at all 😳 ( But this one is not the cheapest for this little information that I need πŸ€”

Learned a bit about the Swift package manager

What really helped me was to switch from XCode to VSCode for Swift development. This was a lot easier for me to use and run 'swift run' in the terminal.