SchwanSongs Software

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Ask Fortuna

Need some Instant Karma? A Zen Zinger? Funny Fortune?
Ask Fortuna... she has a cornucopia of suggestions and smiles!
More Info on main web page here: Ask Fortuna

(FREE) for macOS X and iOS

Whirlwind WordSearch

Searching for a good Macintosh puzzle-maker?
We've got the solution right here!
Whirlwind WordSearch is a powerful and easy-to-use word search puzzle maker. It creates uniquely engaging word search puzzles from your own lists of words... in many different languages! You will be building and printing professional-looking puzzles right away.
More Info on main web page here: Whirlwind WordSearch

Full version for $19.99 USD, or "Lite" version for free -- for macOS X

Sheer Abstractions - Stickers

Captured here are hundreds of gossamer patterns to adorn your thoughts and enhance the mood as you chat with friends. These warmly colored patterns, from simple to complex, are partly transparent to allow your words (or other stickers) to playfully hide or show through, adding a stained glass sparkle to your conversations.

As you drag these stickers into place, you can pinch/zoom/rotate them as you place them.

Free for iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch, iOS 10 and newer


Lyttony is a rather novel sentence-generator for your iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh.

Lyttony creates millions of original and thought-provoking story-openers, useful for both teachers and students in creative writing classes, authors or writing clubs needing new inspiration, or just quick ideas for daily writing practice.

Lyttony does not require you to choose from confusing topic lists or to play 20-questions first. You are immediately provided ready-to-use opening lines, with no restrictions on their use. Feel free to copy them as-is into your next best-seller, or edit them to your liking.

Need some ideas for your next great story, or stuck trying to think of an opening line for a writing assignment, since "It was a dark and stormy night" is already taken? Let Lyttony provide the impetus to wet the quill, unblock the synapses and pour inspiration into your mind.

More Info on main web page here: Lyttony

$0.99 USD for macOS X and iOS

Pass the Phrase

"Pass the Phrase" is an intriguing new phrase generator for your iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh.

It creates bazillions of sweetly memorable random multi-syllable or multi-word phrases, useful as pass-phrases or passwords, secret-names for your next project, or possibly great new business names.

More Info on main web page here: Pass the Phrase

FREE for macOS X and iOS

Romanoff (iOS)

Convert between Arabic numbers and Roman and Japanese/Chinese numbers on your iPad or iPhone... for free!
More Info on main web page here: Romanoff

Free for iOS

More software bubbling in the lab, coming soon...

GeeMaze (alpha)

GeeMaze - Working Title Format [wtf]

Twisty Little Passages, turned up to 11...

Generate intriguing mazes in different shapes, styles, sizes, difficulty levels, with answer keys. Export as high resolution images, publish your own maze books...

By the typing of my thumbs... Something wicked this way comes...

$?? USD for macOS X

Imaginiti (alpha)

Imaginiti - Working Title Format [wtf]

Interactive graphics application, which magically creates an endless number of seamless tiles of abstract patterns!

By the typing of my thumbs... Something wicked this way comes...

$?? USD for macOS X and iOS

Software from the misty past...

I have written software for various large companies (Intuit, Jostens Learning, GoPro, Hewlett-Packard) as well as small companies (MicroTac/Globalink, Gryphon Software.)

I was primary (pro bono) Mac developer for 8 years on the POV-Ray team (1990s), and wrote a 200 page tutorial book on the software, published/sold by Waite Group Press.

I was author of the shareware Quicktime movie-maker utility "MooVer" (which was awarded 5 mice and licensed to be included in numerous printed books and magazines internationally.)

I also wrote factory automation software for Teleplex Corp., and was co-inventor on 2 patents.