Patrick Bougie — web developer / entrepreneur from Montréal, Canada. Founder of WorkSked — a web app to manage employee work schedules and time off.

Monthly Mentions

January 2013

  • PlaceIt: Place your product screenshots in realistic photos of various devices.
  • Mac Keyboard Shortcuts: Mac keyboard shortcuts for many special characters.
  • Xero: Online SaaS accounting software for small businesses.
  • StifleStand: Hide the Newsstand folder inside another folder on iOS.
  • Textual IRC Client: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for OS X.
  • Privacy Icons: A Mozilla project to create a visual lexicon for privacy practices.
  • wireframe.cc: An online tool for creating wireframes of websites and mobile apps.
  • Start-Up Chile: A Chilean government program to attract early stage entrepreneurs to start their businesses in Chile.
  • Tinypass: SaaS ecommerce platform for selling content online.
  • Heath Ceramics: Beautiful pottery maker based in Sausalito, California.
  • Foundation: A responsive front-end development framework.
  • Instafeed.js: JavaScript library to add Instagram photos to your website.
  • The Ultimate Guide on Business Incorporation in Canada: Article about how to incorporate a business in Canada. By Shopify.
  • Icon Slate: Icon management app for OS X. Recommended by John Gruber.
  • Susy: Responsive grids library for Sass.
  • Rack Gauges: Rack middleware to insert the Gauges tracking code.
  • Tor Browser: A self-contained browser running Tor.
  • Grunt: A task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects.
  • QLMarkdown: QuickLook generator for Markdown files.
  • Réseau Libre: Un regroupement informel pour bâtir un réseau sans fil communautaire à Montréal.
  • Tweetregs: Twitter/Tweetbot regular expressions to reduce irritations.
  • minitest-display: Patches MiniTest for easily configurable output.
  • ReadQuick: iOS app for speed reading.
  • CleanMyMac: OS X utility for keeping cleaning your Mac.
  • Handsome: Digital studio based in Austin, TX; supposedly coming to Montreal.
  • ZinoUI: jQuery based, WAI-ARIA compatible, user interface framework.
  • LayerVault: Storage, version control, and collaboration for designers.
  • Locale: Localization service for Rails apps.
  • Google Hotel Finder: Google search for hotels.
  • DismissibleHelpers: Ruby gem to add dismissible help text to your application. By Dockyard.
  • National Geographic — Travel 365: Explore the world, one travel photo a day.
  • Mule Radio Syndicate: Podcast network about design and culture.
  • 5by5: Podcasting network, founded by Dan Benjamin.
  • HTML5 Shiv: Enables use of new HTML5 elements in legacy MSIE. By Paul Irish.
  • RubyFlux: A Ruby to Java compiler for running on any JVM without a runtime.
  • WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: Podcast by comic Marc Maron.
  • Cloudinary: Image management services for cloud-based applications.
  • X-Icon Editor: An HTML5 application to create/edit favicons.
  • Unfinished Business: A weekly podcast by Andy Clarke and Anna Debenham.
  • PDF.js: A PDF viewer built with HTML5 and JavaScript. By Mozilla Labs.
  • Napkin: OS X image markup app to annotate images.
  • Wikivoyage: Free worldwide travel guide; a Wikimedia project.
  • clssy: Local classes on any subject. Located in Old Montreal.
  • Microfiche.js: A carousel library focused on performance, simplicity and touch.
  • Method & Craft: Articles and stories about graphic design + designers.
  • Sprintly: SaaS that improves relationship between development teams and management.
  • Mailbox: Free mail client developed by Orchestra, Inc.
  • The CSS3 Test: Tests CSS3 features that the browser recognizes.
  • Browserscope: A community-driven project for profiling web browsers.
  • Mega: Secure cloud storage service by Kim Dotcom.
  • Starting + Sustaining: A book, spreadsheet, and task list to help plan, launch, and run your own web application (SaaS).
  • Feeder: RSS and Atom feed reader extension for Chrome.
  • jQuery.parallax: Turns DOM nodes into absolutely positioned layers that move in response to the mouse.
  • CloudClip: Sync your clipboard between your Mac and your iOS devices.
  • Higher Order Heroku: Articles about developing on the Heroku platform.
  • Sublime Text 2 Git Plugin: Plugin for some git integration into sublime text 2.
  • Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin: Plugin that integrates Guard into the Sublime Text 2 editor.
  • freethroww: Top freebies (templates, PSDs, etc) on dribbble.
  • Ruby Geocoder: Ruby gem for geocoding.
  • The Brief: A once-a-day dispatch of the latest technology news via email, Twitter or RSS.
  • Open Source Rails: Gallery of open source Ruby on Rails applications.
  • MailChimp Annual Report 2012: Statistics about the MailChimp email service for 2012.
  • Form Follows Function: A collection of interactive HTML5 experiences — each with unique design and functionality.
  • Cross Browser Testing: Cross browser test your website in dozens of browsers.
  • Selenium: Automates web browsers across many platforms for testing purposes.
  • Typecast: Prototyping/font testing tool for creating readable content.
  • Zigg.be: Turns any link or bit of text into a short link, last up to 7 days.
  • Hola: Service for secure browsing through a community powered VPN.
  • SecureHeaders: Ruby gem that automatically injects security related headers.
  • Vine: Share short looping videos (max 6 seconds). Acquired by Twitter.
  • Hack Design: Receive a design lesson in your inbox each week.
  • Heroku HealthCheck: Heroku CLI plugin that returns overview of your app’s health.
  • Asepsis: Utility that manages the creation of .DS_Store files.
  • MongodbLogger: A logger for Ruby apps that logs all requests into MongoDB.
  • Neptune Pine: The first standalone, full-featured smartwatch.
  • sprSimple Invoice: A responsive and easy to use static invoice template.
  • Courier Prime: Improved monospaced font for screenplays.
  • iOctocat: GitHub app for iOS.
  • Flightradar24: A flight tracking service with real-time aircraft info.
  • Bower Components: Directory of Bower packages.
  • 2013 CIRA Factbook: The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Factbook for 2013.
  • Paperman: Great animation short by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
  • modern.IE: Free tools & resources for testing Internet Explorer. By Microsoft.

Feel free to contact me if you require development services or have any questions / comments.