I built LittleIpsum to address a problem in designer’s and developer’s workflows. Previously designers would generate pseudo text online, this is slow and requires an internet connection. By making an OS X menubar application, the effort required to generate filler text has been significantly reduced.
“As a fan of handy Mac menubar apps, LittleIpsum rightfully finds its place in mine. Convenient. Simple. Useful. A must for anyone that designs or writes code.”— Brian Hoff of The Design Cubicle
LittleIpsum has generated over 30,000 downloads and has been one of the top free developer tools in the Mac App Store since it’s release. It has been featured on LifeHacker, Swissmiss, Dan Benjamin’s “The Dev Show” Podcast, and many other sites.
The interface of LittleIpsum 2.0 was proposed by Grant Hutchinson.
- Custom interface written in Objective-C
- Custom analytics system to track how people use LittleIpsum
- Ability to wrap the outputted pseudo text in HTML