Category Archives: Apps

How to Fix Sidekick for Apple Mail on OSX El Capitain and later

Sidekick is one of the best mail utilities out there. Especially on OSX, combining the power of Apple Mail, and the possibility to track your email opens, it’s one of my favorite apps.

Unfortunately, the Hubspot team dropped support for Sidekick for Apple Mail, starting at OSX El Capitain. That said, the current app only does support OSX 10.11.0; Sidekick will cease to work if you update to OSX 10.11.1 or later (10.12 as of the time of this writing update, on the stable channel.)

The video below explains exactly the steps to take to reactivate Sidekick for Apple Mail. Tested on OSX 10.11.0, 10.11.1, 10.11.2, 10.11.3, 10.11.4 (respectively Apple Mail version 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4.)

For MacOS 10.12 / Sierra, read the update below.

PS: If you’re into the technical details, below the video is a brief explanation.

 

The SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs key in the Sidekick Info.plist file, is sort of a manifest for the plugin, declaring itself compatible to Apple Mail client UUIDs (Universally Unique Identifiers.)

What we did was simply get the system’s current Apple Mail’s UUID (from /Applications/Mail.app/Content/Info.plist), and add it to that list!

Download

Sidekick removed the download section of their Apple Mail’s plugin, but here’s a direct download link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.getsidekick.com/applemail/index.html (no longer works); http://zakelfassi.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/Sidekick.pkg

“Login URL is invalid” error

If you get the “Login URL is invalid” while logging in using your Google account, try to set a password for your account, and login via your email/password (creating a new email/password account is the easiest way to do so.) — Restart Mail after you do this.

Thanks to Jonathan Wizman and Vinny Troia for pointing this out.

Update: OS Sierra

Thanks Spike for the suggestion and Elijah for testing.

On MacOS Sierra, you should ALSO replace the SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs key (inside Info.plist) with Supported10.12PluginCompatibilityUUIDs. And Voilà!

Stuck?

Leave a comment – I’d be more than happy to help.

How to fix Viber on Mac OS X Yosemite

As the time of writing this post, Viber didn’t release an updated version that supports Mac OS X Yosemite.

Chances are the app icon is marked with an and you get an error message once you try to launch it.

It’s pretty easy to actually fix this issue; Just head to your Applications directory, right-click on the Viber icon then Show package contents. Navigate to the Contents folder and open Info.plist ; Note that you’d probably need a Plist file editor installed (or XCode) to edit this file. If it’s not the case, just open it with your preferred text editor – and you’ll get something like this:

/Applications/Viber.app/Contents/Info.plist

/Applications/Viber.app/Contents/Info.plist

Notice the highlighted lines – all you need to do is change the values 4 and 4.0.0 to, respectively, and 5.0.0

 

After editing the file

After editing the file

Save your file. Relaunch Viber. You’re good to go!

Approach your users. That’s Growth Hacking.

I launched less than 3days ago a Chrome extension that had for purpose adding Voice commenting capability to Facebook, Talk&Comment.

Well – it was highly welcomed. And loved, and for a moment, people were happy and playing around with their christmas gift.

But the nerd that I-am, kept tracking every event and user action there is, trying to understand the users. I even added some users on Facebook just to get their reaction. Continue reading “Approach your users. That’s Growth Hacking.” »

Create hashtags for Facebook. Then create the Hashtags killer.

A few months ago, (Jan, 12) I created Hashtags for Facebook : a Chrome extension that adds the Hashtag functionality to Facebook with trending topics support, location and whatnot.

Little did I know that the idea would be adopted by Facebook – eventually it was just a question of time.

Exactly 5 months and some users later, on Jun 12, Facebook launched officially its hashtags service. And I launched a Hashtags killer … for Facebook, after a friend suggested it.

If you ask why, just look #at #difference #between #this #part and this other part : it’s exactly what it does. And for someone with ADHD, life becomes easier to navigate through.

Download Facebook Hashtags Killer from the Chrome Webstore.

LiberTweet : This is how your longer tweets could appear with this app.

Since its launch a few weeks ago, LiberTweet (the only app that integrates seamlessly with the Twitter web and Android clients to make longer tweets – and also, my new born baby) had gone through some major changes.

But the biggest update by far, is this one : now even if your followers don’t have the Android app/Chrome extension installed, they can still see your long tweets inside their twitter clients (Web, Android, iOS, Tweetdeck …) ! See the images below :

Inside the Twitter Web client.

Inside the Twitter Web client.

Inside the Twitter Android client.

Inside the Twitter Android client.

Download it now for Chrome and Android. And share if you like :)

Your feedback is always welcome.