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Hi, I'm Sheeju Alex.

I'm a developer, living in Bangalore, India and this is my personal development blog. I plan to share my technical stuff here, long back but not so long back I used to share my technical and crazy stuff on Sheeju Alex, Blog Spot.

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Zim on Macbook

I was a Linux user and one of my favourite tool on linux is ZIM. This is life saver for me since I store all my notes on ZIM wiki and it gives me an option to format and document in a technical friendly way.

After moving to MAC recently I was researching a way to install ZIM and running it as a desktop application.

1. Install homebrew

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

2. Install Packages required for zim via homebrew

brew install gtk-mac-integration gtkspell3 wget

brew install pkg-config gtk+ python pygtk pygobject pygtksourceview graphviz`

3. Install ZIM

cd ~/bin
tar xvfz zim-0.67.tar.gz
rm -fr zim-0.67.tar.gz

4. Create an MAC Application

  • Open Script Editor
  • Open new script editor File->New
  • Add the below applescript code
tell application "Terminal"
    do script with command "zim"
end tell
  • Export as Application with below options and save to Application directory

File Format: Application

5. Change the Application icon with Zim icon

  • Right-click the application for which you want to swap the icon, and select ‘Get Info’
  • In the top left corner of the Info panel, you’ll see the app’s icon. From here, drag the new icon file over the original. Drop it when you see the green + bubble on your cursor.

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