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Simple image optimizer and file size reducer

Aug 6, 2010 - 1 Comment

ImageOptim is a free and really simple to use image optimizer that works well to quickly reduce the file size of PNG, JPEG, and GIF image files. The interface doesn’t get any easier, you just drag and drop images into the app and they’ll be optimized, whether it’s one picture or 15 it works the … Read More

Eliminate distractions on your Mac with SelfControl

Jun 17, 2010 - 4 Comments
selfcontrol prevents distractions on your mac

There’s nothing that kills productivity more than distractions, and while it’s hard to minimize some, there’s tools available to help prevent some digital distractions. Social networking sites, email, Twitter, Google News, there’s endless things that can distract your focus and waste your time if you don’t stop them. SelfControl is a utility that aids in … Read More

Show the date and calendar on your Mac desktop with Dateline

May 24, 2010 - Leave a Comment
dateline date on desktop

Dateline is a nice little utility that places a transparent linear calendar on your Mac desktop. It’s pretty customizable so if you want the dates to be horizontal or vertical, or the text color or their background colors to be different it’s just an easy couple of tweaks away. Perhaps the best part about Dateline … Read More

Get serious about preventing online distractions with Freedom for Mac

May 18, 2010 - 2 Comments
distraction freedom

If you’re a writer, developer, designer, musician, anyone that needs to have complete concentration to create freely, this app just might be your saving grace. Freedom forces you to pull away from the ubiquitous distractions of the online world by disabling your Mac’s network interface for a set amount of time, up to 8 hours. … Read More

NameChanger Will Batch Rename Files for Free in Mac OS

May 11, 2010 - 12 Comments
batch rename files mac for free

NameChanger is a free app solution to quickly and easily batch rename files in Mac OS X. It has all the features you’d expect in a batch renaming app, and you can replace occurrences of text in filenames, use wildcards, append text or characters, add dates, make files sequential, and even remove characters, just select … Read More

Shrink Illustrator PDF File Sizes with ShrinkIt

Apr 29, 2010 - Leave a Comment
shrink illustrator pdf size

ShrinkIt is a handy little app that greatly reduces the file size of Illustrator generated PDF’s. Created as an internal tool, the developers over at Panic realized that PDF files saved from Adobe Illustrator were loaded with loads of extra nonsense metadata, even patterns, preview bitmaps, swatches, creating enormous PDF file sizes when they should … Read More

The best Visio alternative for Mac is OmniGraffle

Apr 25, 2010 - 16 Comments
visio alternative for mac

“I use Visio frequently at work in an all Windows environment, but I really don’t want to have to install Parallels or Boot Camp on my new MacBook just to run Visio. Is there some kind of alternative like Visio for Mac OS X?” This is a great question, and I think you’ll be quite … Read More

How to Download and get Internet Explorer for Mac

Apr 20, 2010 - 47 Comments
internet explorer for mac

So you need to run Internet Explorer on your Mac and you don’t want to bother with a full Windows install in something like Parallels. What are you left with? Update: You can download Internet Explorer and Windows virtual machines for free that run within Mac OS X. That method works for IE7, IE 8, … Read More

Show invisible files in Transmit for Mac

Apr 19, 2010 - 8 Comments
show hidden files transmit

If you are trying to view invisible files through the Mac FTP client Transmit, stop looking around in the Preferences and View Options because it won’t be there. Instead, pull down the ‘View’ menu and scroll down to ‘Show Invisible Files’ to enable this functionality. I love Transmit, it is by far my favorite FTP … Read More

The best MySQL Database manager for Mac OS X? SequelPro might be it

Apr 19, 2010 - 6 Comments
sequelpro mysql database manager for macosx

I’ve long been looking for a good MySQL manager for Mac OS X since I’m not a big fan of phpMyAdmin and the other tools out there. I came across SequelPro recently and I think it might fit the bill. With it’s beautiful interface, you can easily connect to local or remote MySQL servers, easily … Read More

Batch Rename Files in Mac OS X with Name Mangler

Mar 30, 2010 - 10 Comments
batch rename files mac

If you have a bunch of files you need renamed on your Mac then Name Mangler is where it’s at. You can easily batch rename tons and tons of files just by dragging and dropping them into the application. Name Mangler goes beyond just renaming something from file1 to file2 though, there are many more … Read More

Track your mouse movements onscreen

Mar 23, 2010 - Leave a Comment
track mouse movement mac

Have you ever wondered what your mouse is doing when it’s moving around all day as you work? IOGraph is a really cool program that runs in the background and tracks all of the movements and pauses of your mouse (or trackpad) as you use your Mac. You can then export the mouse tracks into … Read More

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