Make OS X Great Again

Fix the things that make 🍎 OS X annoying

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#1 Product of the WeekJuly 04, 2018

Make improvements for OS X so you can work better.

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  • Lui KohlJUNIQE

    - Well presented, good marketing material and landing page


    - Way to expensive for what it does. Would expect many options and settings for this price

    The idea is cool, to fix annoying OSX quirks. But you need more features to justify the price. For example here is a free Github page with many, many settings to make OSX more productive:

    Lui Kohl has never used this product.
  • Andrea Di MarcoStrategic Designer

    Offers users one more reason to purchase a license of Mac Bartender.


    More wasted screen real estate in your menubar. Does really nothing you can't already do conveniently. You'll look dumb in your screenshots.

    The only way I can answer the question "Which problem does this app solve" in a meaningful way, is in relation to its author, that is: "It helps paying my rent".

    Andrea Di Marco has used this product for one day.


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Andrey  AzimovMaker@andreyazimov · I quit my job to make startups
👋 Hi PH, 💬 The Story I kept annoying by OS X things like: - Repeatedly asking if you want to update - Opening iTunes when you connect your iPhone - Putting screenshots on your desktop - Saving screenshots as 4mb PNG instead of JPG - I can’t minimize all my 26 opened windows in one click - My desktop always mess of files and I can’t just hide them 🛠 Solution I made this Mac app that will fix all this just in one click 🎬 Here is a video demo:
This app is a part of my Hard Core Year - I 😱 quit my job and I have 1 year to get to 📈 profit as Indie Maker. You can Read my story. Also I'm streaming this launch LIVE on Twitch Let me know your feedback and other feature keeps annoying you in OS X! 🙏 🍎 Let’s Make OS X Great Again!
Mathias Arlund@mathias_arlund
@andreyazimov I can tell that you need to make a profit, cause $10 for something you can tweak yourself, without the app, in about 5-10 minutes.. jeez. It's a nice idea, dont get me wrong. And it does simplify it. But... $10?
Pieter Levels@levelsio · 🌏 Serial maker 🏝Nomad List + et al
@andreyazimov @mathias_arlund "If he sells this to people whose hourly rate is $50, and hypothetically it would take each an hour to write, then he just created an economic surplus of $40 for each of those people, while he only took $10 for each sale. If he sells enough the income could allow him to create even more useful things for other people. There is nothing wrong with selling something you created."
Emmanuel Hadoux@emmanuelhadoux · PhD I.A., UCL, London
@levelsio you assume there that it's time free to buy the product, install it, figure out how it works, and then put the settings you want. It's sometimes longer than copy pasting a command from Stackoverflow to override the settings.
Fyodor Ivanischev@cbrwizard · I write, travel, code, conjure magic
@levelsio @emmanuelhadoux yup a developer would probably just copy+paste a command from stack overflow. But a person without a computer science background will probably find this app much easier to use.
Ken Johnson@ken_johnson
@mathias_arlund lets be honest you sound jealous.
blake folgadoHiring@blakefolgado · Lead Design @Cuvva🖍
These are very basic tweaks people can easily do themselves. Don't quite think $9.99 is close to being justifiable.
Christian Grobbelaar@christiantmi · Founder/CEO, SeaDog Creative Co
@blakefolgado because people can do it themselves, doesn't mean they want to. People are willing to pay $10 for the convenience of having it done for them.
Andrea Di Marco@mindplay · Strategic Designer
@blakefolgado @christiantmi Which leads to the next question... Why do you even use a computer, since it's far more convenient having someone using it for you? There's a fine line you shouldn't cross, you know...
Laurens Laudowicz@laurens_laudowicz
@blakefolgado so much back and forth about that it is “NOT justified the $9.99” so why don’t we turn this around and ask “how much are you will to pay for this?” I mean think about it, that’s like 2 coffees. I gladly pay more then that if it indeed saves time!
Andrea Di Marco@mindplay · Strategic Designer
@blakefolgado @laurens_laudowicz I don't get your point Laurens, but here's mine: people load up Product Hunt because of its promise: "Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day." If you stupid up the place with stuff that looks like a joke, well... You get the idea. So, considering that an app like this helps more the developer learning how to program, than the user being productive or anything, it should really be open sourced on Github. At least the author might get some meaningful contributions to make the app significantly better. Seriously, seeing this app running on anybody's mac would make me question whether that person is sane or not, because you actually have to go through the whole process of trying and buying something that definitely complicates your life. And paying 10 bucks for the privilege of wasting time and then complications. Perhaps you may consider a privacy scarf as your next purchase thus limiting social consequences in public. So if I were to take you seriously, and the product too, the next question would be: how much would you pay for a Pet Petter And finally: why nobody hunted down the Pet Petter here on PH already? I mean... isn't that convenient?
Andrea Di Marco@mindplay · Strategic Designer
@blakefolgado @laurens_laudowicz BTW, I read now that my suspects were not so far-fetched after all: The actual goal of the author is apparently to keep himself financially afloat. Sure enough, I do really wish the author all the best, but I also think his process to be a little bit flawed and not so virtuous too. You should get wealthy as a result of your product's correct positioning and stuff, not as a result of your resolution to get money out of anything, or you dangerously deviate towards a dirty territory. But I digress...
Pieter Levels@levelsio · 🌏 Serial maker 🏝Nomad List + et al
Finally! I can't stand these MacOS update notifications not a single day longer!
Robin Raszka@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
Laurens Laudowicz@laurens_laudowicz
@robinraszka hahahahaha ok agreed on that one!
Noel Lynagh@noellynagh
If you think $9.99 is too expensive, you clearly are just NOT the target market. It's a perfectly reasonable price for a very useful tool. Even if he sold it for 99 cents there'd still be techies complaining that they can just do these things themselves by Googling GitHub gists and running terminal commands 😧 @andreyazimov Maybe you've thought of it already, but you should consider cross-selling this tool and the progress bar tool on each other's websites - maybe even during check-out if that's possible.
JakeWesorick@jakewesorick · Developer
@andreyazimov @noellynagh You can do all these things without code. They are all in your Settings app on your computer.
Lui Kohl@luikohl · JUNIQE
@andreyazimov @noellynagh I would posit that the target market are not on PH and generally don't think to look for small indie apps to fix their problems. Most likely they ask a friend, relative, significant other to fix it for them.
Noel Lynagh@noellynagh
@andreyazimov @luikohl We can speculate about all that.. and you might be right and the app might fail. I guess we'll know for sure when Andrey publishes his July figures. I for one am wishing him and the app all the best.