I use all the tools that Panic Software produces and each and every one is well work the money. Even more so now they have a 3 day 50% sale on get over to www.panic.com now for the following
CandyBar – Ultimate Mac Icon manaagement application.
Transit – The defacto Mac FTP application.
Coda – One window web development (this is a MUST if you do web work)
Unison – News reading and posting software.
I use them all, love them all and recommend them all.
Full unlock has been reached go and grab the bundle, it’s the last day and you know you want all those apps! LittleSnapper has impressed me, worth the price alone and now we get Espresso by MacRabbit who also make my favorite CSSEdit application.
To prove that not every USB cable I own is stupidly long. Why does everything have to come with a crazy long USB cable when you buy it these days, sometimes short is good!
I am hoping that the leaked photos out there of what could be the new Mac Book Pro’s are not real. Because if they are then I’m very worried, that would mean the new laptops will look very much like Dell XPS machines with their black screen surround black keyboards and silver top palm rest plates, and I really don’t think Apple would want something that looked like a PC laptop…unless they really did so it would look more ‘corporate’ maybe?
Yeah I know this is very shallow of me, but one thing I really like about my Mac Book Pro is that fact that it looks like one, everything is silver, surfaces are clean and edges are barely noticeable because of it. I have nothing against the Dell XPS systems either, I use one everyday and it’s the best PC based laptop I’ve used. But my Mac Book Pro still remains the best computer I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning and using (and I’ve had more than a few I can tell you).
Does anyone know of a client for the Mac that I can use to transfer my Mini-Disc Net-MD files with? I hate having to use an old PC laptop with SonicStage just to transfer files to my mini-disc player. The Mini-Disc technology is still great for musicians just wanting to record while they practice or jam some ideas, just a shame it never really continued to catch on.
Sure I know there is plenty of ways to do it in real-time with audio in/out etc. But that’s not really what I want to do.
SuperDuper! is the first applicaion I brought for my Mac all that time ago, it is in my opinion (and any others) the defacto backup tool for the Mac. You can clone the entire drive and boot from it, which is great for when you are re-installing or have a hardware/software disaster. One of the best things about it is the very nice intelligent update so it only backs up what changed reducing the time required greatly. Sound like Time Machine? Bah!…this is far superior to time machine for back up (although Time Machine in many ways offers useful stuff like per file recovery and a kind of versioning). I would go as far as to say you should use both.
Anyways it’s finally out at 2.5 and can be found at shirt-pocket.com
The MUST have tool for Mac users who don’t like crying when it all goes wrong! And yes finally we can all stop complaining at the amazingly long time it took for them to get this update out.
For reasons that I’m sure are purely financial and AT&T related Apple removed the sending of SMS messages using Address Book in Leopard. Well thanks to a very clever and very simple to use widget you can now send them again via the widget and your phone (if supported).
Just got take a look at this page to get it and how to set it up.
Works great with my Sony Ericsson 810i via blueTooth.
The Macheist guys are at it again, the bundle this year has a few must have apps like 1Password and CSSEdit in there for just $49. I use them both all the time and couldn’t live without them, check it out here. And even includes the much talked about Pixelmator image editing software.
I have been trying several ways to get into the GTD craze, and I sure need something like it to help me manage just about everything from projects to shopping lists ☺
After trying a few including a Beta of Omnigroup’s Focus I have found that I really like Things by CulturedCode. Whilst I simply adore Omnigroup’s Outliner I have found that Focus is a little ‘too GTD’ for me and I really do not need all the stuff they have put in there, although it truly is outstanding! The reason I like Things is the interface is super simple, getting items in there is very easy using a nice little hotkey combination to bring up a entry panel from anywhere in your system. And at a glance I can see the state of everything and where I should be looking next.
Give it a look, there is a great screencast on the ways of the app as well on their site. I will be eagerly awaiting the final release in the Spring of 08 according to the site.