Playground
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WebKit based browser that watches a project directory for changes.   Demo ($9.95)
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Playground is a minimal browser for Web developers that watches a project directory for changes to files based on extension type. Whenver a change is detected it reloads the page. For ease of use, Playground may be started in a project folder from the command line. The Web Inspector is enabled by default for easy javascript debugging.

Playground is great for developers using a Web framework working on javascript intensive pages, html, or css.
What's New
Version .09:
  • Registration changes
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Maclover1.1 commented on 17 Jan 2010
What's with all these "free" softs that are not free ? This is not expensive, yet it is not free... unless you only deal with html and css in your projects... Please developers do post the true price on here. Thanks.
[Version 09]

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Owyhee Software, Llc (developer) replied on 27 Jan 2010
I have updated the license type to Demo ( I think that's the closest match , other than possibly shareware. I'm not too clear on what the difference is).
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Misha replied on 01 Feb 2010
If an app does not have a price listed for it on MacUpdate, the price column of the main page (which is normally off, you can toggle it on in your member prefs) will report it as "Free". I think that's where the confusion came from.

Demo vs. Shareware is a bit of grey area -- the rule of thumb we use is that if an app is independently developed or can be converted into the full version simply by registering it, it's shareware (a demo would usually be a feature- or time-restricted "Lite" version... Shareware traditionally always works, but will start to nag you after X many days if not registered and might introduce other limitations).
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Ficeto commented on 04 Jan 2010
I did not get the trial to work. Used a HTML file with some javascript added to it and nothing refreshed when i changed something in the HTML or inside the SCRIPT tags. Since the trial version does not let me test it with .php and .js files (what I primarily use) I get the feeling that purchasing this app will only waste my money. Other than that, if it works, it will be a great time saver and a good investment.
[Version 09]

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Owyhee Software, Llc (developer) replied on 04 Jan 2010
Can you send me your test project so I can try and duplicate the issue you encountered? Please send it to support@owyheesoftware.com. Thanks,

-Adam
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Djsnickles replied on 30 Jan 2010
i also have the same project with version .9. i created a folder with just an index.html, opened the folder as a project in playground, and loaded the page into the playground browser. changes made to the index.html do not make playground automatically reload.
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Djsnickles reviewed on 27 Sep 2009
this application is awesome; it does exactly what i needed!

it will be perfect with the following feature:

* change the window title from "playground" to reflect a page's head & title html tags.
this one is important!! i have to switch to another app, otherwise

suggestions:
* font or whole page scaling
* faster updating
* add py and css extension defaults
* some kind of time feedback to show the page has been or is in the process of updating (for slow scripts)
* window resize presets (800, 1024, etc.)
[Version .06]


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proee reviewed on 14 Sep 2009
Great little app. Speed up my development when starting new projects.
[Version .04]


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Dajonel commented on 05 Apr 2009
Not bad, but it's lacking many basic features.
[Version .01]

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Owyhee Software, Llc (developer) replied on 09 Sep 2009
Hi DNELSON,

I've added some basic features that you may have been missing, including back/forward buttons, a url history drop down, and automatic updating to new versions. Let me know if there's anything else you're looking for.
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Downloads:2,372
Version Downloads:727
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Demo
Date:03 Jan 2010
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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Playground is a minimal browser for Web developers that watches a project directory for changes to files based on extension type. Whenver a change is detected it reloads the page. For ease of use, Playground may be started in a project folder from the command line. The Web Inspector is enabled by default for easy javascript debugging.

Playground is great for developers using a Web framework working on javascript intensive pages, html, or css.


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