CodeIgniter textmate bundle and other stuff that’s saving me time

I was thrilled to see that there was an update yesterday to the CodeIgniter Textmate bundle for CI 1.6.  If you use Textmate or E-Texteditor (Windows) then download it and give it a shot.  Nice work… thanks, I’m using it right now!

A few other little utilities I’ve been getting a lot of use out of recently.  The first is the excellent clipboard utility Jumpcut.  It keep track of the last 10 (that’s configurable) things that you’ve copied and makes them available to you.
jumpcut screenshot

There are also handy keyboard shortcuts to get at it.  Normally not super-useful, but I’ve been doing a lot of work that has needed me to copy and paste language keys, and this let’s me buffer up a whole page worth of


and paste it all at once.  Sure faster then copy > flip page > paste > flip back > copy > flip page > paste > repeat again and again.  Its also open sourced under the MIT License.

Another great little tool I’ve discovered recently is for my mouse.  I’m one of those guys that needs and uses the 4th and 5th buttons on my mouse.  The left I use for copying, and the right for paste (see a pattern here), but in Leopard, those buttons default to… jeez I don’t remember… Expose I think.  Reconfiguring them was a bit of a pain.  Fortunately, I found the excellent USB Overdrive, which you can use to re-program your mouse buttons.  Aside from having what might be the ugliest website I’ve seen this year, the little shareware application has been fantastic, and is well worth plunking down my $20 for it (although to be clear, the downloaded version is 100% functional and remains so).

On the topic, other little known utilities that I love include caffeine (temporarily prevent your computer from sleeping) and AppDelete (gets rid of stray files when deleting a program).  That’s hardly an exhaustive list… just 2 little quickies for anyone reading this ;)

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John wrote on

Hmm, i used the previous textmate bundle a lot, and now i’m trying the 1.6. The helpers menu doesn’t work though. Are you having the same trouble Derek?

Derek wrote on

It works for me brilliantly.  You may want to contact the author, but mine is working nicely.

Frank Manno wrote on

Awesome!  Thanks for the heads-up on the update, Derek.

Luci3n wrote on

John I’m the author of the bundle, drop me an email at luci3(at), by the way what version of TextMate are you using

joy sastra wijaya wrote on

Hey thanks dude, you help me much on learning to build a website, I’m really new on this thing. I hope I can find more tutprial about Web Designing, yeah Code Igniter.