Software

Awesome Customer Service - No Thirst Software

Just wanted to write a quick thank you to Kevin Hoctor of No Thirst Software. I recently had a problem with a new feature of his MoneyWell product. It was not really due to a bug in the software, but primarily due to slight non-standard deviation in a data feed from my bank. I just wanted to thank Kevin for working with me for several days to track down the problem, and release a patch to his product that fixed my issue ... the same day he diagnosed the problem.

If you are in the market for personal finance software for Mac OS X that follows the envelope budgeting methodology, I would highly recommend MoneyWell by No Thirst Software.

XMind Now Opensource

XMind Screenshot
During my morning news feed reading this cold and rainy Saturday morning, I saw an article on TUAW that XMind has gone open source. XMind was a commercial mind mapping tool, and I guess it still is, as there is still a Pro version which includes online collaboration, a few extra report types and support. It’s written in Java and there are downloads available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, including a “portable” version that runs from a USB stick.

During my quick evaluation I saw no performance issues despite XMind being written in Java. Adding new nodes to the mind map was quick and easy. This is definitely a quality piece of software that I plan to add to my list of productivity tools.

Thank you XMind Ltd. for making this application open source!