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Pukka And The Best Of Times

When I set out to design Pukka over three years ago (gosh, has it really been that long?) one of the main tenets of the design was a lightweight, useful app that integrated well with other apps on your Mac. Coming from a UNIX background, I was always a fan of how shell tools could be combined in toolchains to accomplish great workflows. And when NetNewsWire added support for Pukka, followed shortly thereafter by bookmarklet support in Pukka itself, the groundwork had been laid for all kinds of combinations in the future.

One of the more flexible applications that I've come across in recent days in this regard is Times, a neat take on news reading. Nestled amongst the application preferences since release 1.1 is support for enhanced sharing, where you can plug any URL type into the application, using some variables from the app, and integrate with all kinds of websites and applications.

Naturally, as soon as I started using Times, I wanted to integrate Pukka with it. This proved to be quite simple. See the screencast below for how to do this.


Click to start the screencast (38 seconds, no sound)

Special thanks to Acrylic Software, the folks behind Times, for some great forward-thinking preferences in their app. This kind of planning has all kinds of great, unforeseen advantages to application developers and the users of these applications.

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