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Rocket: Slack-style Emoji Everywhere on your Mac

Last week I released Rocket, a Mac app that gives you Slack-style emoji autocomplete everywhere you type on your Mac.


The launch of Rocket easily had the best reception for any app I’ve made—quite a dream launch. Some highlights:

I made Rocket, an app that gives you Slack-style emoji everywhere on your Mac.

— Matthew Palmer (@_matthewpalmer) July 13, 2016

A couple of lowlights, now that I think about it:

A thought I had considering that this is my first launch that anyone could consider successful: even with being featured and all the tweets and everyone being so positive, say I had the licensing stuff in there, and say it was $6. Now let’s just say that 5% of the 1,300 people who installed the app got the upgrade (I reckon that’s a bit high, but we’ll go with it). That’s 65 people × $7 upgrade = $455. Even with a dream launch—how the hell does anyone make money off software? Maybe for my dream launch I didn’t have my dreams high enough?

Anyway, I couldn’t be happier. These have a been very exciting days.

My products
💅 Vanilla – hide icons from your Mac menu bar for free
🚀 Rocket – super-fast emoji shortcuts everywhere on Mac… :clap: → 👏
Horo – the best free timer app for Mac
📂 FastFolderFinder – a lightning-fast launchbar app for folders and apps
📖 Kubernetes – my book on Kubernetes for web app developers
😄 Emoji Bullet List – easily emojify your bullet point lists (like this one!)

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