A Panda Walks Into a Restaurant

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A little over a year ago, I was working on our pool when I realized I needed a part for the pump. I pulled out my phone and took a picture of it so I’d have the model number. As I looked at the photo in my camera roll it occurred to me that I didn’t need it there. I needed it in Omnifocus. Better still, I needed a way to turn a photo into text, so that it would be as portable as plain text is.

That was the inspiration for Shoots & Leaves. And now, finally, it’s on the App Store. It’s on sale through this weekend, so grab it before I change it to its regular price on Monday.

A huge thank you to my wife. She gave me the time I needed to get this done, and she’s my #1 beta tester.

Also, big thanks to Derek Giromini for his wonderful work on the icon.

I have absolutely no idea how this thing is going to do. I’d love for it to find an audience that uses it regularly. But I consider it a success that the damn thing exists at all. I made a thing that’s mine, which was the real goal all along.

Anyway, releasing apps is fun. Let’s do it again soon.