Weekly Roundup for 11/28

by Aaron Brethorst | November 28, 2011

Welcome to another weekly roundup! This week has seen some really cool stuff


Yet another cool open source control from Pete Steinberger. PSPushPopPressView lets y...

Introducing the Cocoa Controls mobile icons

by Robert Chipperfield | November 29, 2011

As you might have spotted, we recently ran a quick survey on the website (huge thanks to everyone who completed it!)

As a token of our appreciation for doing so, we gave away some rather nice looking sets of icons, from Well, it turns out we rather liked them as well, so we’re delighted to announce that we’ve now bought the set, and it’s available for sale exclusively on Cocoa Controls for just $15.

So, if you’re after a good-looking set of 450 i...

Control of the Week

by Aaron Brethorst | November 26, 2011

Howdy folks – We’ve seen some great new stuff posted to the site this week, all of which will be described in more detail with Tuesday’s roundup post (or, Monday, for those of you on the mailing list).

Today, I want to highlight one particular control that I think is really awesome: Javier Berlana’s KeyBurnsView. This control lets you create a slideshow that uses a Ken Burns effect to transition between ...

Weekly Roundup for 11/21

by Aaron Brethorst | November 21, 2011

Welcome back to another weekly roundup. To all of you on our mailing list receiving this on Monday, the 21st, thanks for signing up! For everyone else reading this on the blog on Tuesday, the 22nd, or later, please feel free to sign up for our mailing list (you can find a link on the main controls page), so that you too can receive the roundup a day earlier than everyone else!

Also, thanks to everyone who took our survey, we hope you enjoy...

Control of the Week

by Aaron Brethorst | November 19, 2011

Hey folks – Today I want to highlight a control that was just posted to the site this morning: SPGroupedTabView, a cool take on tab views for OS X from Philip Dow

Also, make sure you check out Philip’s website, where he has a ton of other great open source code for OS X.

Weekly Roundup 11/07 - 11/13

by Aaron Brethorst | November 14, 2011

Hello weekly roundup readers – if you’re joining us from the mailing list, welcome! Otherwise, if you’re reading this on the web, I invite you to sign up for our mailing list. The weekly roundup is now going out to folks on our mailing list earlier than it’s being posted to the web, so that’s the best, easiest and fastest way to find out what’s new and awesome here on Cocoa Controls.

You can sign up for the mailing list by heading over to the

Weekly Roundup 10/31 - 11/06

by Aaron Brethorst | November 07, 2011

Howdy folks – We’re starting something different as of this week. Weekly roundups will be posted on Tuesday from here on out. HOWEVER: if you’d still like to get them on Mondays, add your email address to our mailing list, and we’ll make sure you get it a whole day earlier than anyone else.




by Marine Barbaroux | November 03, 2011


This is my first public appearance on the site although you can see me in the about page. My background is in design and user experience and, assuming you are visiting our site because you are building apps, I thought you may be interested in some design and UX posts…

Everyone knows that the success of an app depends largely from its user experience, but i...

Usability testing mobile devices

by David Travis | November 03, 2011

Usability testing is the gold standard for evaluating user interfaces. Although many people are familiar with usability testing desktop systems or web sites, fewer people have experience testing mobile devices. As we’ve discussed before, mobile is different from desktop and this applies to usability testing too. When you’r...

Weekly Roundup 10/24 - 10/30

by Aaron Brethorst | November 01, 2011

Hi folks, welcome to another weekly roundup. We have some snazzy controls for your perusal this week, but, far more importantly, you may have noticed that Facebook comments are gone, dead, finished, shuffled off this mortal coil. Sorry it took literally months to make that happen :)

As long promised, Facebook comments have been replaced by Disqus comments on every page of the site. I’ve even ported over all of the Facebook comments into the new system, so we don’t lose any o...