Every now and then I stumble across a life changing app that completely changes the way I interact with my computer. Quicksilver. Devonthink Pro. Jumpcut. Keyboard Maestro. 1Password. Dropbox. Hazel. These are Apps that I cannot do without! In my 20 years of being a mac user there has been a handful of such apps that are mandatory to install on any new computer that I use. I’ve just discovered a new app to add to the collection – Unclutter…
Google Inbox has become my preferred email app for my iPhone. I have been using it alongside Apple Mail for about a year but in the last couple of months I have completely ditched the Apple Mail app in favour of Google Inbox. It’s just lovely to use, where do I start?
I just found a real cool screen saver that my brother is using. After a preset time of inactivity your computer screen switches over to an old style flip-over clock. It looks great and is functional. Here’s how to get it going.
Over at Stack Social there’s a great deal running.
Stack Social have put together a bundle of 10 Mac apps from various developers, you choose the price you want to pay.
For me personally the only app in this bundle really worth paying for was WALTR. (It lets you put any movie easily onto your iPad. A few readers have suggested it in comments here. WALTR is usually $29). If nothing else it’s a cheap way to get WALTR.
There’s also Crossover which lets you use some (not all) Windows apps on your Mac. I tried using it with Windows Explorer to browse the web and it didn’t work! RapidWeaver might be useful (RRP $89) if you do website design.
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It’s easy upgrade all your iOS apps directly on your iPhone – you just go into the ‘App Store’ app on your iPhone and press the ‘update All’ icon. But it can be a bit tricky trying to find out how to upgrade all the apps from iTunes on your mac. Here’s how to do it.
Quite often I want to SMS 10 or 20 people at once to let them know something, but it’s painful on the iPhone – you need to select each contact one by one each time. This great little app called ‘Peepo‘ lets you create a group (it calls them ‘peepo circles’) and then easily email OR SMS everyone in the group.
There is a noticeable lack of any notetaking app for mac that will sync with an iphone. By notetaking application I mean an application that you can use like a notepad: Write down thoughts on a topic. Come back later and find them. Add a few more notes when you want to. A new application, Shovebox seems to be OK, although it’s still early days…