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Sean Walker
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Day 15: Swift macOS password manager for people who hate the cloud

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📅 01/15/2019
🚀 15 days until launch
🔥 14 day streak
💰 $4.99 price (this keeps changing)
🤑 $0 revenue
📈 0 customers
⌚️ 11.5 hours spent
💻 20 files changed, 1289 insertions(+), 171 deletions(-)
🏁 Today's goal: Search

1:21 PM
Going to have to start after work again, I really need to start going to bed earlier.

6:50 PM
Alright, back at it, search here we go.

8:14 PM
Took a lot longer than I thought it would. Wait, I'm pretty sure I write that every fricken' time. I managed to figure out a few things that were bothering me today. My custom cell view was not working at all. It just showed the same text cell and nothing else, but it's working now 🎉 And I got the search working. Check it:

I was curious about memory usage too, I noticed that after I open up every view, and try out a few things like search, adding a new password, it appears to hover around ~28 MB of memory. I feel like that's an improvement over electron 💪. I've aleady spent almost 2 hours on this again tonight. Gotta log off. It was fun though figuring out how to get the search field working, less fun re-doing the table cell view in storyboard (not to mention setting the height in code). Oh speaking of code, here's one way to get a search field and a table view to talk to each other:

    func controlTextDidChange(_ obj: Notification) {
        if obj.object as? NSSearchField == searchField {

    func filterWithString(_ searchFieldValue: String) {
        if searchFieldValue.count > 0 {
            logins = rows?.filter { r in
                return (r[]?.lowercased().contains(searchFieldValue.lowercased()))! ||
                    (r[login.username]?.lowercased().contains(searchFieldValue.lowercased()))! ||
        } else {
            logins = Array(try! db.prepare(login.table))

        if(logins?.count == 1) {
            tableView.selectRowIndexes(NSIndexSet(index: 0) as IndexSet, byExtendingSelection: false)


Oh and don't forget to set the search field's delegate searchField.delegate = self for that controlTextDidChange function. Tune in again tomorrow, same time (more or less), same place.

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