Assembla Releases Cornerstone 4 with Support for Shelving and Checkpointing Features

Earlier this year, Cornerstone — the popular and possibly the best Subversion (SVN) client for Mac was acquired by Assembla. The company has been working on a major update to Cornerstone over the last three months, which was released this month in the form of Cornerstone 4.

Cornerstone 4 is the first and only Mac SVN app with support for Shelving and Checkpointing features of SVN. Shelving allows you to temporarily save your uncommitted modifications (that is, “shelve” them) and return to the main working tree. Checkpointing allows you to create checkpoints that you can jump back to when working locally. Both these features have been long requested by the community, so it’s good to see them make their way into the app.

Cornerstone 4 is available via a recurring subscription of $79/year.


1Blocker X Is Releasing on April 26, Available for Pre-Order Now

1Blocker has been my adblocker of choice on iOS since it’s debut. After trying out 5 different content blockers available on the App Store, 1Blocker has remained the best in my testing, and visually too. Today, the devs behind 1Blocker have announced 1Blocker X and it is available for pre-order on the App Store. It is a separate app that will cost $6.99 when it releases next week. The pre-order price is 30% off, so you can get it for a one-time payment of $4.99 right now. The old app will still work and will see updates through its rule-sets, but won’t be receiving any feature updates.

Utility apps that run in the background doing their job are interesting to consider when it comes to upgrades and pricing because you don’t really interact with them much after the initial setup. It is also interesting to see that Salavat Khanov is still doing a one time purchase and not a paid subscription which seems to be popular right now among many developers.

We’ll have an in-depth look at the app when it releases next week, but in the meantime, you can pre-order 1Blocker X on iOS as a Universal app for $4.99 on the App Store.


Things 3 Adds Collapsable Areas, Searchable Tags, Performance Improvements, and More with Version 3.5

Things 3 is my go to task manager and it has been amazing seeing it improve so much with updates. I’ve written about Things before and Things 3 was pretty damn awesome at launch. Today’s update is fantastic too.

After recently adding URL schemes, Cultured Code is back with Things 3.5 that adds a ton of new stuff. Areas are finally collapsable. You can now hide stuff you don’t want to see. Tags are now searchable from the drop down and you can even search for untagged items with “No Tag”. Things now has a new Paste option on iOS and full copy-paste support on macOS with support for updating existing items using URLs as well. If you, like me, enjoy the Today Widget, it has inline icons for certain items and more.

Things 3.5 is a free update to Things 3 that is available on iPhone, iPad, and macOS.



Access Thousands of Royalty-Free Photos for Free with Unsplash App for iPhone and iPad

Unsplash is one of my favorite websites on the internet today. It is not only a fantastic resource for stunning, high-quality photos that you can download and use for free, it is also a brilliant source of inspiration for photographers like me to spend their free time. There are some super talented photographers posting their work there [...]


Firefox 11 for iOS Enables Tracking Protection by Default & Adds Helpful iPad Features

Mozilla seems to be the only major entity today that cares about user security, privacy & data control. The company has over the last year taken some commendable policy decisions and has released products like Firefox Focus for iPhone & iPad — a privacy-focused browser that blocks ads and other trackers on any websites you visit, [...]


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