WriteRoom

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WriteRoom

I think I finally found a replacement for TextEdit and its called WriteRoom. This is how the creators describe it:

For Mac users who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter, but live in the digital world. WriteRoom is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, WriteRoom is just about you and your text.

You set the software to full screen and thats it, you are suddenly in a different place. You could also change the background color to blue and the text to white and pretend you are Doogie Howser. Whatever colors you go with, the most important thing is this software is free! [Link]


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Google Firefox Sync Tool

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I love the Firefox Internet browser because of the amount of extensions available for it. The latest one I have been using is Google’s Firefox sync tool. It basically allows you to sync your Firefox browser across many computers. For example I use 3 computers for browsing, my Mac at home, Nat’s PowerBook and my Mac at work. With Google’s Firefox sync tool I can sync my bookmarks, my passwords, my browser history and even the tabs I have open across all my computers. There have been other extensions that have done this before but this is the first time one has done it so easily.

My problem with this tool like all the other sync tools is it’s slow. When you first load up Firefox it has to check online and see what updates I did in my previous browsing session on my other computers and then sync my local Mac with those changes. Also when I quit Firefox it has to save my changes online so that when I get home it would get synced over there. These waiting periods can be frustratingly slow specially if you just want to load up the browser for a quick search. Luckily you can cancel the sync if you need to and browse right ahead without getting anything synced.

Anyway its worth a shot, I have been using it for a few days now and it still hasn’t gotten on my nerve so that’s a good thing. [Link]


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Macsaber

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The past few days I was hearing a lot about this application on the Mac called Macsaber that worked with the latest Apple notebooks by replicating the Star Wars light saber sound everytime you swung your Mac around. Anyway I couldn’t try it myself and I couldn’t find any videos or pictures of it in action so I ignored it.. until now. I present you with Macbook Man! [Link]


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Firefox Themes for OSX

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Some really clean and tasteful themes here. Hard to choose which one I am going to go with… [Link]


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Launchy

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Like Quicksilver for the Mac.. but for Windows. [Link]


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10 Mac Apps

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A list of 10 necessary mac applications by Om Malik. [Link]


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Installing Boot Camp will void your warranty

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According to Apple, installing “their” Boot Camp software on your Mac will void your warranty. Yes you read right, if you install Boot Camp which is an Apple software, you will void your warranty. Apple thats STUPID! [Link]

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PictureSync

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I just found this cool software for the Mac that adds a cool feature to iPhoto where you could export pictures directly to your flickr or 23 account with one click. I think this new feature is enough to convince me to go back to using iPhoto. [Link]


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List of portable applications for your USB drive

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A portable application is a software program that you can carry around with you on a portable device, such as a USB flash drive and use on any computer without necessarily modifying that computer’s hard disk. [Link]

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Bye Bye Suitcase

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FontExplorer

For the past couple of years I have been forced to use Extensis Suitcase to manage the fonts on my Mac. There was one serious competitor and Extensis ended up acquiring it. Awhile back I found out Linotype released a beta version of their own font manager software called FontExplorer X. I went ahead and tried it out and it was a bit buggy and had some features missing so I removed it and continued using Suitcase. A couple of days ago Linotype released the final version of their software so I downloaded it and ever since then I haven’t gone back to Suitcase.

FontExplorer is wayyy faster, has more features, and best of all its fucking free! Its FREE! Suitcase costs $100 and I see no reason why I should pay that much for a software that doesn’t perform better then the free FontExplorer. So what I am trying to say here is if you are a designer and frustrated with Suitcase, download FontExplorer, its lightyears ahead and so much more cooler.. [Link]


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