Macworld has always been a great place to network with your favorite app developers. There were even times when apple attended the conference and announced its own products. Now that those days have come and gone, it’s important to focus on the smaller companies, like Smile Software.
While at Macworld 2013, I spoke with Greg Scown and Jean MacDonald about the company’s history and latest developments. It’s the perfect follow-up to our previous interview with the company.
Today’s interview is with Jean MacDonald, one of the talented members of the Smile Software team. Smile was founded by Greg Scown and Philip Goward, who both love to write fun and useful software for the Mac and iOS devices.
I’m a long-time user of Smile’s software – in particular the excellent TextExpander. In our interview with Jean, we’ll shed some light on the company, discuss the importance of desktop software in an increasingly web-dominated world, and consider the benefits and drawbacks of developing a single application.
I hope you enjoy the interview!
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I’m pleased to announce that we’ve announced the three lucky winners! Congratulations are in order to:
- Wiehann Radyn
- Adam M
Today we’re kicking off a new competition to win a copy of TextExpander. We recently published a head to head of text expanding apps, putting different software in this category through its paces. Text Expander came out as one of the best apps available, and we’re thrilled to give you the chance to win a copy today!
We have three full licenses up for grabs, and entering is really simple. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, letting us know why you’d like to win a copy!
The competition will run for one week, and we’ll announce the randomly selected winners on the Thursday 28th October. Good luck, and enjoy your weekend!