After finishing up some work for one of my clients, I made the mistake of asking, “Anything else?” One of the graphic designers had a problem and thought I might have an answer.
It took some digging but I came up with the ultimate one-trick pony app. It’s drag and drop easy. It does only one thing. Nothing more, nothing less.
Imagine for a moment that you collect iPhone screen shots. It’s easy to do. Press your iPhone’s home button, and at the same time press the On-Off button at the top.
That simple, two-step clicking gets you a screen shot of whatever’s on your iPhone’s screen at the time.
The image is placed in the Camera Roll of the iPhone’s Photos app.
There’s just one problem. Right at the top of the iPhone screen image is the status bar. It displays the battery life remaining, the number of signal bars, the Wi-Fi icon, and the time.
What my customer wanted was an easy way to strip out the status bar in the iPhone screen image. One-trick pony app to the rescue.
Take a look at the problem here:
See the ugly status bar at the top?
It’s not difficult to strip it out the old fashioned way—Photoshop, or any graphic app can do it within a few seconds, but the steps are cumbersome.
Instead, Status Barred is easier. Drop the iPhone screenshot onto Status Barred and it automatically strips out the status bar at the top.
It’s just a drag and drop and the status bar is stripped from the image.
It’s not much, but it saves a few steps and there’s no need to open up another graphic app to do the job. The end result?
What else can Status Barred do?
If it did anything else it wouldn’t be the ultimate one-trick pony app, right?
As it turns out, Status Barred doesn’t do anything more than that, but it does it quickly, efficiently, accurately.
And, it does all that for free. It’s perfect for screen shot collectors, those emailing screen shots who don’t want the status bar at the top, and good for Mac app developers who need to submit screen shots to Apple’s App Store and need a quick way to remove the status bar.
Graphic designers will like another one-trick pony. It’s How To Capture Every Graphic On A Mac’s Screen with a single click.
If you’re a multi-trick app fan, you’ll enjoy the 17 Ways This App Is The Mac’s Top Multitrick Pony. Be forewarned. It does more than you need to have done.