My Software

The following is a list of publicly available software I’ve written. Feel free to download / use whatever you like and if you have any problems or suggestions then don’t hesitate to contact me. Enjoy!

John’s Background Switcher for Mac
John’s Background Switcher puts beautiful full-screen photos and stunning montages on your Mac desktop. It can choose pictures from iPhoto, local folders or download photos from Flickr, Google Photos, Vladstudio, smugmug, Pinterest, Unsplash or Dropbox and RSS photo feeds from sites like DeviantArt, Photobucket and any tumblr blog (to name a few).

John’s Background Switcher for Windows
JBS sits in your system tray and periodically changes the wallpaper on your computer at the interval of your choosing. Set it to use specific pictures on your computer, random pictures from folders (like My Pictures), or download photos from FlickrGoogle PhotosUnsplashVladstudio, via RSS feed support from sites like DeviantArtPhotobucket and any tumblr blog (to name a few), or Dropbox. There are loads of options so you can tailor it however you like! Sprint Wall
If you’re a developer and are a fan of both Agile software development and neat visual, drag-and-drop task management tools like Trello and want that type of functionality on the platform, then look no further. This open source project (built for my former employer can be dropped into your org and customised to fit your process (with a bit of development here and there). It’s a good example of just how powerful the platform is!

John’s Image Converter
I take pictures on my digital camera and want to make them a bit smaller before putting them on my blog. The trouble is, that means I have to fire up Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro and that takes time. So I wrote a little utility that would resize the images for me and this is it. You can convert single images, folders of images or even create cool montages!

John’s Base64 Encoder / Decoder
I found myself doing some web development work over SOAP and needed to quickly convert some XML documents to and from Base64. So I knocked this little app up to do exactly that. It doesn’t do anything else but if you need to quickly convert to and from Base64, this is for you!

I hope you enjoy using my software! 🙂