Archive for 'Reviews'

PopClip – A really useful mac utility (Review)

PopClip

PopClip by PilotMoon is a really handy utility that brings iOS like Copy and Paste functionality to OS X.

PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse, in any app. Instantly copy & paste, and access context-specific actions like search, spelling, dictionary and more. In the app preferences, you can adjust the size of the bar according to your choice. The power of PopClip has been enhanced with extensions, which I will cover ...

Continue Reading →
0

CheatSheet helps you learn Keyboard Shortcuts (Review)

CheatSheet Icon

Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to do things faster, but with the wide variety of software we all use it’s hard to remember all the different shortcuts. CheatSheet – Stefan Fuerst is great free utility that shows you the available shortcuts of the active application after holding the ⌘ (Command Key) for a few seconds.

Keyboard Shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity in frequently used Applications for commands that ...

Continue Reading →
0

Alfred – App Launcher and More [Review]

Alfred Logo

Alfred – Running with Crayons Ltd is a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed. One reason Alfred is a great App, is that it learns what you are searching for and next time you use the same search term it will promote it to the top of the results.

Alfred has won a number of ...

Continue Reading →
0

iA Writer – Minimalist, distraction free writing [Review]

 

iA Writer icon

For me, one aspect of being more productive, is to avoid distractions. Word Processing packages are great, if you need all those advanced features, but I have found a simple text editor is a great way to focus on what you are writing, without having to worry about the layout. I wanted something that allowed me to concentrate on writing, rather than get distracted by fiddling with font ...

Continue Reading →
0

1Password Review

One Password Icon

Why do you need 1Password?

In today’s online world, people have many sites that they register online accounts with, banks, web forums, product support, online shopping sites, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  As you add more sites it becomes more difficult to remember different user accounts and passwords so many people end up reusing the same user name and passwords. They often choose easy to remember passwords, ...

Continue Reading →
6

Dropbox – Must have Mac App

Dropbox Logo

Dropbox is the magic sauce that can synchronise your files between your Macs, iOS Devices, Windows Machines and other smartphones. It also allows you to ;

  • Share files and folders with other users
  • Backup your documents
  • Get back to an earlier version of your file
  • Gives web access to your files when you are away from your Mac or PC
  • Provides a robust syncing solution to 3rd Party applications as well.

In ...

Continue Reading →
2

TextExpander – A must have Mac App

TextExpander logo

One way to become more productive is to take as many shortcuts as you can, lets face it typing the same thing over and over again can get boring fast. TextExpander from Smile Software ($34.99) manages repeated typing for you. TextExpander lets you create extended text entries (which it calls snippets) that are automatically entered for you in your App or Browser when you type ...

Continue Reading →
0

iWork ’09 vs Office for Mac 2011

 

iWork '09 vs Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 image

One question that people often ask when they first move to the Mac platform is what is the better  Apple’s iWork ’09 or Microsoft’s Office 2011 ?

The purpose of this article is to look at the 3 main applications in each suite and discuss the ...

Continue Reading →
0
%d bloggers like this: