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Distraction Free Writing Space with OmmWriter

Feb 4, 2010 - 1 Comment

I’m a big fan of distraction free writing space, and so far WriteRoom has this market cornered pretty well on Mac OS X. OmmWriter looks like a worthy contender though, it’s got a beautiful unobtrusive interface and is complete with a relaxing background and subtle peaceful sound effects… if that sounds a little cheesy it … Read More

Create a New Floating Stickies Note from Anywhere in OS X with Shift+Command+Y

Jan 18, 2010 - 9 Comments

You may already know that you can use a keystroke to make a Stickies Note from Safari app in OS X, but did you know that same keystroke works in many more apps on the Mac? Yes, it turns out you can instantly create a Stickies note from almost anywhere and any application in Mac … Read More

Track the Touch Input of your Mac Multitouch Trackpad

Jan 8, 2010 - 1 Comment

If you’ve ever wondered what your Mac Multitouch Trackpad is doing, download this fun little application. It tracks multitouch input and shows you just how sensitive the multitouch surface really is, detecting up to 11 input points, and also knowing the surface area.

VLC Player for Mac OS X may be dead

Dec 17, 2009 - 1 Comment

Update: VLC has posted this clarifying the state of the VLC for Mac project, stating ‘VLC for Mac death is “greatly exagerated”‘, and emphasizing that the majority of development issues are in regards to the GUI, apparently it’s not as perilous as the web has assumed. VLC Player for Mac OS X may well be … Read More

Google Chrome for Mac hits beta

Dec 8, 2009 - 5 Comments

Google Chrome is out in beta for Mac OS X and although it’s relatively barebones, it seems pretty stable and certainly is fast. I still prefer Safari overall but I am glad Google Chrome is finally on the Mac platform in a usable release. Google also announced their public Chrome Extensions set today, which was … Read More

Add 24 Hidden Visual Effects to Photo Booth & iChat in Mac OS X

Dec 7, 2009 - 8 Comments

With a little bit of hacking and modification, you can add up to 24 additional visual effects to iChat video conferencing and Photo Booth! A reader pointed out this very cool Mac OS X mod and if you like to play around with Photo Booth or iChat effects it’s worth the effort, since it gives … Read More

Mac To-Do List Managers

Nov 25, 2009 - 7 Comments

If you’re looking for a free Mac ToDo list manager, look no further than these apps. We highlight our favorite three to-do list apps, and one of them already comes with your Mac! Mac ToDo List Manager Software Our first ToDo list manager app for the Mac is called Anxiety, and on top of having … Read More

Convert WMV to MOV for free

Nov 23, 2009 - 11 Comments

You can easily convert WMV movie files to MOV format for free by using the FlipForMac Quicktime component plugin and QuickTime itself. Here’s what you will need to do: Convert WMV file to MOV format in Mac OS X First download FlipForMac, it is a WMV component plugin for Quicktime, the free version is all … Read More

Run Google Chrome OS within Mac OS X

Nov 21, 2009 - 11 Comments

The last few days the tech world has been blazing about Google’s latest creation, Chrome OS, which is a lightweight and free Linux-based operating system intended to run on Netbooks and, eventually, Desktops. It’s basically just the Chrome web browser with some other features unique to the OS itself, which makes it very fast and … Read More

Convert AVI to MOV

Nov 16, 2009 - 37 Comments

There are multiple ways to convert AVI video files to MOV video format on the Mac. Perhaps the easiest free ways to convert video from an AVI file to MOV format in Mac OS X is bt using an external app like Miro, VLC, or by using the Perian plugin for QuickTime. Here’s a step … Read More

Detect and Add iCal Events Directly from iChat

Nov 13, 2009 - 1 Comment

Did you know that iChat and iCal work very well together? If you’re having a conversation in iChat and you or anyone else mentions a date or a day, you can hover over that mentioned date/day and add an iCal event directly from iChat without ever launching iCal! Try it out yourself with any iChat … Read More

Quickly execute new Terminal command from the Dock

Nov 10, 2009 - 4 Comments

If you have the Terminal application stored in your Dock, you can quickly execute any new command by right-clicking (or control clicking) on the Dock icon and navigating up to “New Command” in the popup menu. Note that this will only execute the command you specified and will not leave you with a command line … Read More

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