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Pukka 1.4, hot off the press!

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I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of Pukka 1.4 featuring duplicate post notification, bookmarks in the dock, and much more! Grab the latest version here or read on for more info.

I've put a lot of work into this version and it features some popularly-requested features as well as some brand new ideas. First and foremost, Pukka knows every link you've posted, across every account, and will notify you when you start to edit a post for a page you've already bookmarked.

You're now given the original post date along with the option to cancel, continue editing as new and overwriting the old post, or populating Pukka's editing form with the old post for review or refinement. Trust me, this is a huge improvement to the posting workflow!

Hand in hand with knowing about past posts, it of course follows that Pukka is now aware of your bookmark collections and can let you access them. That's right, Pukka now lets you browse all of your tags, organized by account, from the dock menu! This is a much-requested feature that I'm happy to finally implement. A lot of groundwork has been laid for future functionality in this area, but I wanted to start things off right and provide a simple, fast, and direct way to make immediate use of this information. Check out a screenshot for the full scoop.

There are several more minor features that I think you'll like as well. Among these are:

  • remember main window placement between launches (Window->Save Current Position)
  • Bonjour drawer open/closed state is saved between launches automatically
  • easier keystroke shortcut for changing accounts: Command [ and ]
  • automatically trimming of edge and internal whitespace in pasted URL and title

Not necessarily a feature, but worth mentioning, is the fact that Pukka is now a timed but unrestricted demo. You've now got a fourteen day period in which to use Pukka in all its glory, regardless of how long you've been using it unlicensed so far, before it will stop working. Please consider registering Pukka if you find it useful -- it's only $5 US and since I'm now working full-time for the Workshop, your registration goes directly towards more great Mac software. And to previous customers, your registration will continue to work as always -- thanks for supporting the Workshop!

The last feature is of a more technical nature, but may be of use to some of you. If you've ever found Pukka's tag autocompletion to be too fast (or too slow!), you can now have complete control over this. The default delay is 0.2 seconds but it can be adjusted with a simple Terminal command:

defaults write net.codesorcery.Pukka "Tag Completion Delay" 0.5

Replace 0.5 with whatever amount of time (in seconds) that you'd like to have Pukka wait before suggesting a tag. If you'd ever like to revert to the default, just use:

defaults delete net.codesorcery.Pukka "Tag Completion Delay"

In a future version, I'll make this more accessible, along with a more robust set of preferences in general.

And lastly, speaking of future versions, stay tuned soon for the next version of Pukka. I've got a lot more in store and I am, as always, open to feedback from you to make things as good as possible. The next version of Pukka will likely warrant a price increase, so if you're interested, be sure to register now and save a few bucks. All licensees of Pukka 1.4 and all previous versions will continue to have full registration status for life.

Keep your RSS reader parked right here for the latest news and updates! I've been working on Pukka for just over a year now and I'm having the time of my life, so I hope that you enjoy the fruits of my labor.

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Anxious to dive in! Congrats on the latest release.

Woah - this sounds like a great update (for an app that has already become essential on my Mac) Wil go and check it out right away - thanks!

Looks great!

justin, the update is brilliant!

Already DID like it, but ... now I like it even MORE!

My only gripe with Pukka before was the lack of duplicate post notification but I still bought it when I couldn't stand the nag screens anymore... I'm so glad you put it in so soon after I bought it :x.

Thanks for your great work :) .

I now only have one wish for Pukka: It could be extremely useful if tag autocompletion sorted tags by the amount of use rather then alphabetically. Just like the official bookmarklet does. This way tagging is even quicker.

Best regards,

Great update but still no Ma.gnolia support.

Timed demo? Aw, now I can't crack it anymore!

After upgrading, I noticed that one of the Applescripts I use to coordinate bookmarking with Yojimbo still works, but not in the same way, as with the previous version. Were there Applescript support changes made?


Hi Ryan. I did not make any AppleScript changes; what behavior are you seeing that's different?

OK, thanks! That means I need to dig into the script and see what's up.

I don't want to take too much of your time with a third-party script.

I'm using the Yojimbo script to simultaneously post to and Yojimbo.

Previously, it posted to Yojimbo after it posted to, but now once I execute the script, it immediately posts to Yojimbo. This means Yojimbo doesn't get any of the tags and I have to add them manually.

@Ryan: I'll check this out -- is this the script that was featured on HawkWings? It shouldn't be doing that -- I'll try to see what's up.

Thanks, Justin. Yes, that's the script. I altered it so it would post to Yojimbo as bookmarks, but I also tested the original version and it exhibited the same behavior.