Over the past two weeks, I’ve received over 500 requests for new apps to be included in Broomstick. To include an app in Broomstick, I have to download the app, launch it, open up its internal bits, and then find which of its files are the icon files it uses in the menubar. This isn’t a very hard thing to do, but it does take about 5 minutes for each app. To get through all of the...
Internet Chatter About Broomstick
Broomstick has seen a fantastic reaction online. Here are some links to sites that have been talking about it: LifeHacker - “Broomstick is an app that can hide a number of popular apps as well as reorganize your menu bar to help you find what you’re looking for fast.” AddictiveTips - “Broomstick provides an easy solution for re-ordering and hiding third-party applications...
Broomstick has been featured in LifeHacker!
A lot of exciting things have happened in the past 24 hours for Zibity. Yesterday evening, LifeHacker (a popular technology news website) posted an article about Broomstick. I’m really excited to have been featured on such a high-profile website. Unfortunately, at 22:47 GMT yesterday, my downloads server, downloads.zibity.com, was swamped, ran out of funds, and went offline. Luckily, this...
Today I’ve released a new update for Broomstick (the ultimate menubar icon hiding app), version 0.9. This version has the following lovely new features and changes: Adds the ability to hide Avira, Chronicle Mini, Click.to, Droplr, FullControlHelper, GrowlTunes, Hiss, Kuvva, MuteCon, NoSleep, PleaseSleep, PuntoSwitcher, Quiet Read, RemotelessHelper, Wallpaper Clocks. Improves the interface...
My Personal Project Blog →
In the International Baccalaureate, the curriculum that my school follows, every grade 10 student must complete a personal project on a topic of their choosing. This project can be about absolutely anything. I chose to do my personal project on encryption, specifically implementing the RSA encryption system in a Mac app. I’ve now completed this project. If you’d like to see how this...
Everyone likes to have money. Having money gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want. The best way I’ve found to earn money is simply to save what you’ve got. I feel that I’ve got quite good at saving money in my 14 years. Let me share with you a few techniques that I’ve found that help me to save money. Only have as much money on you as you need. For...
Yesterday I released v0.8 of Broomstick, the ultimate tool for hiding menubar icons. This version: adds the ability to hide Boom, Dimmer, GrabBox2, Nocturne, MiddleClick, OpenDNS Updater, SnagIt, ToDoHelper. provides increased stability and speed for self-updating and reporting of anonymous usage statistics. You can download the latest version here. Uptake of Broomstick has been going really...
Today I’m releasing a new app, MacPips. MacPips does the very simple task of playing “the pips” – otherwise known as the Greenwich Time Signal at the top of each hour, just like on radio stations. MacPips has no dock or menubar icon, so it is invisible. Just let it run, and you’ll always know when an hour has past. MacPips is free, and available from my Goodies page.