Obdev has released its LaunchBar 5 beta and it is fantastic! I’ve used LaunchBar since the day Mac OS X was released. The application is one of those I just can’t live without on my Mac. What does it do?
And yes, yours truly, your beloved geek, the one on the bleeding edge, just had to run it on his a) encrypted disk image and b) his mac book pro! In both cases, DiskWarrior 4 found errors – Improperly named .journal files on the disk image and various icon and text encoding issues on the… Continue reading DiskWarrior 4 arrives!
Boot Camp is Apple’s system for letting one install Windows XP onto a Intel based Mac. Boot Camp partitions your disk into two partitions, one for OS X and one for XP, creates a CD of drivers for XP and then installs XP. I have a copy of XP that came from the launch. It… Continue reading My fun with Boot Camp
I downloaded the 30 day Aperture trial to give it a go. I like the app! I imported my 7500 some odd photos from iPhoto. Took about 8 hours to import, generate thumbnails and previews. Resulting Aperture library is about 1gb larger than the iPhoto library. If you’re into photography and especially if you shoot… Continue reading Aperture trial
Cocoatech released Path Finder 4.5, their wonderful replacement for the Finder. It is truly a great application. Check out their 30 day demo. Tabs, navigation bars and a much better searching/filtering system make this one of my favorite apps.
If you use dot mac, get Backup 3 from mac.com and fill up that new gb of iDisk! One nice thing is the easy to add backup of your itunes purchased music to DVD or CDs monthly. I’m doing a backup to DVD-RW right now and it even asked to erase the DVD-RW. This will… Continue reading Apple releases Backup 3 for dot mac users
Cute, colorful, intelligent and easy to play but tough to solve. Check out the demo of: Professor Fizzwizzle
Ambrosia is one of my favorite software companies. Get your free, awesome, no longer needing MS Word envelope printing widget for Tiger! it is gorgeous, prints well, uses address book and is just neat! Easy Envelopes
I have been a beta site for NetNewsWire 2 for quite awhile now and it is a wonderful product. I use it daily to read my news/RSS feeds, download podcasts and all sorts of other wonderful things it does. Check it out!
Have you ever wanted to delete a song from a playlist and also have it be removed from your library? I have many times since downloading podcasts, so I googled it and, funny enough, found this iTunes shortcut list at Apple. The answer: option-delete!
Run, don’t walkt, to download TextWrangler from BareBones. Very nice, especially for the price.
The Myst IV demo is out. They suggest a G5. What the hell? What happened to the old myst? You know, where the content was appealing, not the technology? Myst should run on a color classic, make the puzzles fun, challenging, interesting. Don’t make it required a G5 to play. Sheesh.
The first public beta of NetNewsWire 2 is out. Get it now! Have been a tester for some time and it is still my RSS news reader of choice! Much goodness in this new version, check out the read me.
Brent Simmons (NetNewsWire fame) did it again with Big Cat. While not new, this little plugin lets you write contextual menu items in AppleScript and Unix shell scripts. One plugin to filter text/files and then it dispatches to the chosen script. Much faster than having 100 individual plugins!
AdiumX is my new favorite chat client for the Mac. Open source, free, actively worked on, can theme the contacts list, message window and dock icons. So speaking of themes, they are all simple bundles. Inside the bundle (control click, Show Contents) is a set of images and a plist (text file of XML goodness)… Continue reading AdiumX
Suddenly I am a avid fan of Omniweb I bought a version 3 license but never used it, because well OmniWeb sucked. I skipped 4 and 4.5 for the same reasons. Now with 5, they are here. 5 is behind on it’s webkit integration, which has caused a few errors, but the features are so… Continue reading Omniweb 5.0 rc1
Check out LaunchBar 4! What a great improvement to a killer app. With LaunchBar 4 you can, after pressing command-space: Launch Applications Open Documents Send emails to people in your Address Book Search the internet Open iPhoto albums Play itunes by typing in part of the song name Execute Applescripts The list goes on and… Continue reading LaunchBar 4 beta 1 is out
I have used LaunchBar for Mac OS X since day one of Mac OS X. This little application will save you so much time, you’ll not know how you lived without it! LaunchBar is a program that scans selected directories and indexs the files found. You can refine this search to just applications, or documents,… Continue reading LaunchBar – you need this
Nice job, Panic. Transmit was getting some “stalled” errors to some sites last week, so I paid for Interarchy 6.2 and it was even slower. Now Panic has released Transmit 2.5 and they fixed things like dragging a large list of files (which used to stall the Finder for 20 seconds). I ran my upload… Continue reading Transmit 2.5
Cocoa eFax, from Ben Mackin, is a simple, elegant user interface on top of the UNIX eFax program. eFax sends PDF files, which thankfully is supported so well by OS X that any application can save to a PDF via the Print dialog. Simply launch Cocoa eFax, enter your phone number, add your PDF files… Continue reading Cocoa eFax