Software Projects Overview

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Applications utilizing the full power of Mac OS X.



ARDMonitor shows the state of Apple Remote Desktop (disabled, enabled, connected) - even if the Administrator asked for permission to monitor/control (that's what ARD's menu extra doesn't). See ARDMonitor for details.


Schick 4.0 (work in progress)

Schick 4.0 is a easy-to-use and yet full-featured tool to exchange files in your local network...learn more


Mac Uptime II

Mac Uptime II is just the remake of the good old Mac Uptime PPC, now for intel Mac...learn more...


AppleScript Launcher

AppleScript Launcher is a script-launching utility, which comes with a bunch of useful scripts.As usual, it's free...learn more...



LDAP-Finder is just a simple utility for querying LDAP-servers..learn more...


Hit Me Gently!

Hit Me Gently! is a project I developed for the office...learn more...



GPSMinna is the all-in-one geocaching solution. See GPSMinna for Details.


Monoalphabetic Substitution Code Converter

Monoalphabetic Substitution Code Converter decodes ROT13, ROT18 and MIRROR en/decoding. See Monoalphabetic Substitution Code Converter for details.

More Applications (eol)


Tea Timer

Tea Timer is a simple timer application. See Tea Timer for details.



Poschtler is a simple mail-checking application. Yes, there are tons of that kind out there. But, as usual, I wanted my own :-). See Poschtler for details.



ScreenCast shows the Desktop of a remote computer in a web browser. Might come in quite handy if you want to monitor a machine via internet. See ScreenCast for details.



Raclette is a nice add-on if you like to listen to CT - Das Radio! Visit Raclette for details.


Soraya (work in progress)

Soraya is a simple image browser, meant for browsing through huge amounts of image files...learn more


Sopha Media (work in progress)

Sopha Media is simple media asset management, combining Soraya with a asset database...learn more

Screen Saver Projects


NixieClock Screen Saver

Many might have thought this is vaporware! But finally, after 8 years of developing (and waiting for the images to be edited[1]) it is here:


Blank Screen Saver

There it is, THE REAL screensaver. Since this screen saver will only display a black blank screen it should actually save your screen. Of course, if you REALLY want to save your screen use the "Energy saving" settings in your system's preferences. Now featuring transparency! Learn more here. Blank Screen Saver


Flying Toasters Screen Saver

Small screensaver displaying flying toasters. Before someone else says it: NOT THRILLING THOUGH. For more informations visit: Flying Toasters Screen Saver


NettWaer Screen Saver

Remember the good old times when "DOS was removed and it's memory given to the disk cache"? This screen saver will bring back the great screen saver of Novell Netware 3.x. It's Freeware, so don't hesitate to... version 1.2.0 (Snow Leopard compatible) version 1.3.0 (Lion and Mountain Lion compatible)


Huepfer Screen Saver

One more screensaver displaying fractal-like graphics known as Hopper or Hüpfer. It's Freeware, so don't hesitate to download the...

(Users of MacOS 10.3 or 10.4 see SoftwareProjectsThatAreNotLongerSupported)


Apfelmaennle Screen Saver

It's now called Mandelbrot Screen Saver, see the Project Page.



This screensaver is ideal for monitoring servers while screen saver is running (and keyboard is locked). Will display load averages, logfile and -if you like- the desktop using transparency. It's Freeware, so don't hesitate to download the Leopard/Snow Leopard compatible version (for older versions visit Software Projects That Are Not Longer Supported).


Übersatz Screen Saver

Small screensaver displaying messages. Highly configurable. Before someone else says it: NOT THRILLING THOUGH. It's Freeware, so don't hesitate to download Leopard/Snow Leopard compatible 1.2.0 version.

Web-based Projects

This are not really applications since they are completely browser-based.



Skipper is a simple web site for controlling a remote iTunes application. Learn more...



See CoordinatesConverter.



The Wishlist offers a technique to tell the world what you would like to get on your next birthday, x-mas or similar anniversary, without actually knowing who will buy you which gift. And best of all, the "buyer" can mark it as bought, so no-one else will buy it. (Did you ever get something twice?) Visit WishList for details.

AppleScript- and Automator-Projects

These programs will run on Mac OS X AppleScript / Automator environments. They are mostly provided as source.


Heikos Little Helpers

Heikos Little Helpers is a collection of the scripts I wrote for my own purposes. Check it out!



For those of you that missed a feature in iTunes allowing to play a single track, here's your solution: PlaySingleTrack


VLC Remote Control Shell Scripts

If you want to remote control your VLC Player by shell commands, take a look at VLCRemoteControlShellScripts.


iTunes Backup and Restore Rating Scripts

Since iTunes Library keeps crashing occasionally I was searching for a way to preserve all metadata. The tags are safely stored inside the files. Only the rating is not. That's what my script does - it backups the rating into the (at least for me) useless BPM-Tag.
It's also an script for restoring into rating included. You may the scripts here. They're free! (Best installed at /Library/iTunes/Scripts/) ||


iTunes Control Scripts (for remote shell like ssh)

I needed a way to control my iTunes running on my other Mac - since I found nothing which fits my needs I made up my own (as usual). The scripts can show all details of the current track, control iTunes (volume, play, pause, quit, next, previous) and set rating for current song. You may Media:ITunes.tgz the scripts here. They're free!



Mount-O-Matic was originally planned as a Cocoa Application but it turned out to be a easy task in AppleScript. It's purpose is to automatically mount EtherShare, Netatalk or Mac OS X Server volumes. You may ask why this is necessary! That's easy Since Chooser is gone, there's no easy way to do this, Volumes with Umlauts in it can't be mounted with Startup Items, For every server a window is opened (nasty). Visit for details or just ||



CreateLowRes is an AppleScript I wrote for a friend who wanted to automagically create low res images from incoming high res images. See CreateLowRes.


Adium Automatic Reconnect

If you want your Adium to reconnect at a specified time, take a look: Adium Automatic Reconnect.

Carbon Projects:

This programs will run on Mac OS Classic 8.6+ and Mac OS X 10.1.x and higher.


Mac Uptime PPC

Mac Uptime is a simple program to display the time since the last reboot. On various Unixes this is called "uptime". You may also copy-paste uptimes to mails so you may impress your friends how long your Mac is up. You may also automate this by using AppleScript. New in the PPC version is the widely configurable display. It's Freeware, so don't hesitate to Media:MacUptimePPC.1.210.sit it. There's also a Media:MacUptime0.015bv.cpt 68K Version available.

Shell Projects

These programs will run in the most Unix/Linux environments. They are provided as source.



Solves a special puzzles, used by GC1259N. SoftwareProjektSolver.



If you want to convert from PCX5 to CSV-Format, you can use this Script. See ConvertPCX5ToCSV.



You might want to let non-administrator-users set the region code of their DVD-drive. This is how you permit this: LetUserSetUpDVDROMRegionCode.

  1. What I finally did myself, because...that's another story...