There’s no easy way to say it but the Infinit file transfer service is shutting down on March 31, 2017.
Some folks may be wondering: Why? At the beginning of 2015, we started building another product, the Infinit Storage Platform — a sort of Dropbox for enterprise applications.
Over the last year, this product has gained momentum. As a result we have decided to discontinue our file transfer applications and focus entirely on our storage platform, taking effect on March 31, 2017.
Tonight Infinit servers sent to us customers this email. This has come entirely un-expected … and I’m a bit disappointed since I trusted them with translations help, promoting the service to my friends and wisely using it not taking advantage of my 100+GB pro account.
Also having become a Premium user I’ve let go lots of 3rd party offers (Cloudapp to say one) … and now I feel, uhm … betrayed by this marketing move.
Having said that … I was honoured to be a part of the team, even if providing just the Italian translations and the service was a pleasure to use.
I wish them all the best, and their Infinit Storage Platform seems really interesting … but now I’ll be very cautious to embrace their software as I did the fist time…
This project aims at a new way of bookmarking ‘entities’ over the internet: recipes, articles, photos, directions, places to see. Currently it’s a closed beta and you have to sign-in a newsletter to become part of the waiting list. You can get more info here: Stash.ai [*].
[*] = this is a link with a referral to my request to Stash for being part of the early testers.
Some days ago my pal @masolino discovered and linked me this project on Github: mas-cli which is a command line interface to Apple’s macOS App Store …
A project like this is clearly aimed at every business environment where a sysadmin can use scripts to install, upgrade or remove the licensed software on their machines.
Even if this kind of market seems “abandoned” by Apple, the reality is that reports of successfully Mac integration in business and enterprise environments grow every month so this kind of utility is going to be appreciated by the most skilled sysadmins … and, anyway, a super interesting one!
Ricochet is a different approach to instant messaging that doesn’t trust anyone in protecting your privacy.
Eliminate metadata. Nobody knows who you are, who you talk to, or what you say.
Stay anonymous. Share what you want, without sharing your identity and location.
Nobody in the middle. There are no servers to monitor, censor, or hack.
Safe by default. Security isn’t secure until it’s automatic and easy to use.
Ricochet was pointed to me by a friend in a Slack group of friends sensitive to the arguments of privacy and security. It’s multi-platform – at this time you can install it on Windows, macOS and Linux (as a pre-compiled binary) – open source and its developer John Brooks is searching for people using and testing the platform.
I am intrigued by this platform and have decided to install it, and invited some friends to try this out. If you want to add me to your network, please leave me a comment in this post with a valid email address so I can send you my ricochet:id.
Textual is the world’s most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on macOS.
It was with a certain pleasure that moments ago I saw the App Store notification for the update availability of Textual, my preferred IRC client here on Mac OS X. The app has been updated to a major release, reaching the v6.0, and has been offered as a free upgrade to us existing users.
The entire IRC client has been rewritten, so to take advantage of modern rendering engine and preparing itself to future developments of the guest operating system. Here’s the changelog.
ScudCloud is a non official open-source Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint, Arch, Fedora) desktop client app for Slack.
ScudCloud improves the Slack integration with Linux desktops featuring:
- multiple teams support
- native system notifications
- count of unread direct mentions at launcher/systray icon
- alert/wobbling on new messages
- channels quicklist (Unity only)
- optional tray notifications and “Close to Tray”
- follow your desktop activity and will stay online while you’re logged in (if correct packages are installed)
After a period of questionable (IMHO) management, CloudApp has begun a new and more friendly policy to free user to become again THE file sharing tool to have on Mac OS X systems. Here’s the release 4 salient updates.
Earlier today my friend @gpessia shared his discovery of Marker a Chrome extension aimed at web professionals needing a fast, easy, dependable tool to share their browser’s screenshots on Trello boards, Slack channels or Github pages.
This extension is being developed to talk with Evernote, Basecamp and Bitbucket in the near future.
It’s also free, so if you’re into Google Chrome why don’t give it a try?