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John Siracusa (re)wrote an app

John Siracusa has needs. Needs that weren’t being fulfilled by the modern Mac ecosystem. So he convinced his friend Lee Fyock to write an app to solve his problems, and then he rewrote that app himself1 and put it in the Mac App Store:

Front and Center is a trivial app—so trivial that I was afraid it would be rejected for its limited functionality. But when running, it is used literally hundreds of times a day. And I obviously found it so essential that I was willing to help bring it into existence myself. I also wanted to get some experience with the financial side of the App Store.

Anyway, Front and Center is a utility that brings all the windows of a particular app to the front when you click on one of them. Because sometimes the old ways are best. It’s available now for $3 on the Mac App Store.


  1. Because of course he did.