Tinkerwell now with Apple Silicon support

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April 27th, 2021

Tinkerwell now with Apple Silicon support

Tinkerwell, the desktop app that allows you to run PHP code and quickly try out new ideas, has launched a new version that supports Apple Silicon and includes a lot of other great features. Some of the highlights of this release include:

Real-time code output

Previous versions of Tinkerwell always buffered the output and then showed you the evaluated result at once. With version 2.13 of Tinkerwell, this is no longer the case. Tinkerwell shows you the output of your PHP code in real-time, as it occurs. In addition to this, you can now also stop long-running PHP processes by clicking the "Run" button again and have a "loading" indicator in the toolbar so that you always know the state of the current code evaluation.

Improved SSH connection manager

The Tinkerwell SSH connection manager got a completely new design in this version together with some great new features. This new connection manager allows you to sort and group your SSH connections. This is useful if you have the same site on different environments, for example, staging and production.

In addition to grouping and sorting, you can now also color-code your SSH connections. Do you want to emphasize that a connection is in production? Why not give it a red color code.

When you open up an SSH connection, you will now also see the color code within the tab bar, so you always know which connection you are currently working with.

New Shortcut

They added a new shortcut that allows you to toggle the auto code evaluation mode. Press CMD/Ctrl+Shift+A to toggle between automatically evaluating your code as you type it, or manually running it using CMD/Ctrl+R or by pressing the "Run" button in the toolbar.

For more information, check out the Tinkerwell website to read more. Since its original launch, I've been using Tinkerwell, and it's now an app I use constantly. Highly recommend it!

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