iReader 1.1.0 Now Available

Thanks for waiting, everyone … iReader v1.1.0 is finally approved by Apple!

The new release fixes many issues and brings an exciting new feature:

  • [NEW] Single column mode! Resize the window to a portrait rectangle and see what happens : )
  • Blank page issue with some ePubs
  • Trackpad gestures under Mountain Lion
  • Font-size glitches
  • Color theme issues with some ePubs
  • Much faster pagination

Please download the update from the Mac App Store.

Questions? Please feel free to get in touch.

Simple Currency Converter for Mac v1.1.3 Now Available

Featuring support for the brand new Retina Macbook Pro!

Simple Currency Converter @2x

iReader 1.0.3: New Color Themes!

Since iReader’s launch last month, we’ve received many feedbacks from our beloved users. Thank you for all the feedbacks, bug reports and feature requests! Rest asssured, we’re working very hard on improving iReader.

This release features new color themes: Day, Sepia and Night, for your reading comfort:

iReader color themes


  • Three color themes: Day, Sepia and Night!
  • iReader now works on Mountain Lion!
  • Spacebar for next page.
  • Many bugfixes.

Questions? Please feel free to get in touch.

iReader 1.0.1 Now Available

This is the first hot fix update for iReader. Version 1.0.1 resolves many compatibility issues and the user interation through trackpad is further finetuned.


  • Resolved compatibility issues with certain Project Gutenberg ePubs
  • Improved trackpad user experience, added support for Mighty Mouse.
  • Included a sample book: The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn. The sample book is only shown when using iReader for the first time.

If you have any questions or request, please feel free to get in touch.

Simple Currency Converter for Mac v1.1.1 Now Available

This version fixes “start at login” functionality under sandboxing.

BookZ 3.0.2 Now Available

Fixes integration with Project Gutenberg.

Launch at Login With Mac App Store Sandboxing

Before sandboxing, a common solution for getting an app to automatically open at login is to use the LSSharedFileList API.

However, App Sandboxing breaks this API by limiting an app’s access to the filesystem.

Turns out, Apple comes up with a new ServiceManagement API for developers to enable launch at login functionality:

Applications can contain a helper application as a full application bundle, stored inside the main application bundle in the Contents/Library/LoginItems directory. Set either the LSUIElement or LSBackgroundOnly key in the Info.plist file of the helper application’s bundle.

Better still, Alex Zielenski has created an excellent library for just that. Github repo. This SO post explains how to use it.

Simple Currency 1.1.0 Submitted to iTunes Connect

Simple Currency Converter (Mac) 1.1.0 has been submitted to iTunes Connect.

The new version fixes an issue with incorrect financial rates, and enables sandboxing on OS X Lion.

Markdown Converters in Octopress

Been having problems with Rdiscount, e.g. messing up nested links like

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The fix is to use an alternative Markdown engine. To do this, run “gem install kramdown” and then modify the corresponding line in _config.yml:

“markdown: rdiscount” -> “markdown: kramdown”

BookZ for iPad 3.0.1 Is Out

BookZ Reader + Dictionary: HD Edition v3.0.1 is available now!

v3.0.1 brings full Chinese localizations, both Simplified and Traditional.

Grab it now!