Tyler Hall

is creating helpful apps for Mac and iOS

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  • Support my writing by encouraging me and helping me stay motivated to post new content each week.
  • Sneak peeks at the new Mac and iOS apps I'm working on. Follow along from idea to prototype and learn what it's like to build apps as development progresses towards a final product.
  • I'll list you as a supporter and add a link back to your website, app, company, Twitter, etc. from the thank-you page on my website.
Early Access
$5
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  • Support my writing by encouraging me and helping me stay motivated to post new content each week.
  • Sneak peeks at the new Mac and iOS apps I'm working on. Follow along from idea to prototype and learn what it's like to build apps as development progresses towards a final product.
  • I'll list you as a supporter and add a link back to your website, app, company, Twitter, etc. from the thank-you page on my website.

And also...


  • Choose one unreleased Mac or iOS app to download, use, and help test and follow along with.
  • Most of my finished products typically cost between $9 and $49 depending on the app. Whatever total amount you've pledged via Patreon, you'll receive off the final price of the app if/when it's released.
Early Access to Everything
$9
per month
  • Support my writing by encouraging me and helping me stay motivated to post new content each week.
  • Sneak peeks at the new Mac and iOS apps I'm working on. Follow along from idea to prototype and learn what it's like to build apps as development progresses towards a final product.
  • I'll list you as a supporter and add a link back to your website, app, company, Twitter, etc. from the thank-you page on my website.

And also...


  • Access to every unreleased Mac and iOS app to download, use, and help test and follow along with.
  • Most of my finished products typically cost between $9 and $49 depending on the app. Whatever total amount you've pledged via Patreon, you'll receive off the final price if/when they're released.

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About

My name is Tyler Hall and I've been building apps for macOS since 2006 and blogging about my journey along the way as an independent developer working on Apple's platforms. And now I'm trying something new...

My goal is to publish a minimum of 50 significant blog posts this calendar year and get one (hopefully two) new apps out the door. And by "significant" I mean content that is way too big for a tweet and way more meaningful than just a link to another website and one or two sentences of commentary. If you've read much of my blog over the years, you've probably noticed that I have diarrhea of the keyboard at times. I often put my kids to bed and then stay up late watching a baseball game while I knock out a quick 2,000+ word post.

Topics range from running an indie software business, to productivity, to dealing with a huge library of family photographs in the digital age, to all sorts of nerdy workflows, hacks, and utilities that I build and open source.

That's the type of content I'm aiming for. And in the first six weeks of 2020 I've published seven so far. Your support through Patreon provides encouragement and holds me accountable to keep delivering each week.

But I'm also trying to take this a step further.

For better or worse, my head is always full of ideas for new things to try and new apps to build. And I often end up creating one-off Mac apps and utilities that I personally find useful but never get around to really finishing and releasing publicly.

I'd like to turn this Patreon into a place where I can share early versions of the apps I'm working on. You'll be able to download them, provide feedback, and help shape their direction with the features you want me to build. And if one of those ideas does turn into a real, shipping product, whatever amount you've paid towards this Patreon, you'll receive off the price of the app.

If you'd like to see an example of one of those ideas, take a look at Rebudget. And if you are kind enough to join, I've got another unannounced Mac app ready for you to download as well as a second one nearing completion. There's also a new iPhone app currently in TestFlight as well.

And if you really want to show your support, you can even subscribe to everything I make. You'll get a license for all of my commercial apps as well as early access to the ones I'm working on.

You can read more about my goals for this Patreon and the idea behind it here.

I want to be held accountable so I keep publishing content that I love to write and hopefully you enjoy reading. And also to make the software I'm working on the best it can be. And to do that I need feedback from people who care and are invested. I'm hoping this Patreon is a fun way to collaborate on apps that are genuinely useful and put a little joy back into the world.
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