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Color Oracle is a Free Color Blindness Simulator for Designers

Jan 11, 2012 - 5 Comments
Color Blindness Simulator

Color Oracle is a free app that makes simulating color blindness easy, allowing for a real time look at how those with different types of color impairments will view images on screen. The utility “takes the guesswork out of designing for color blindness” and according to it’s developers, uses the best available algorithm for simulating … Read More

Get Windows 7 style window previews on your Mac Dock

Oct 18, 2010 - 5 Comments

One of the features of Windows 7 that gets pretty good reviews is the window preview, you access these by hovering over items in the Windows task/start bar and a little preview of the minimized window is shown as a pop-up. With a little utility called HyperDock, you can get this same functionality on your … Read More

Android Desktop Notifier Alerts you of SMS, Phone Calls, & More

Oct 14, 2010 - 2 Comments

How’d you like to get notifications from your Android phone onto your desktop Mac or Windows PC? This cool little utility will notify you of incoming SMS’s, phone calls, and battery notifications, right on your desktop. The app installs on your Android and also on your desktop PC and communicates through Bluetooth, it’s fully multi-platform … Read More

Lock your Mac via iPhone and take an iSight picture with login attempts

Sep 29, 2010 - 12 Comments

RedHand is a pretty powerful Mac security app with a creepy icon that locks your computer using a myriad of protection options and scripting support, but I think the two best features by far are these: Bluetooth detection locking & unlocking, and the ability to take iSight pictures on failed login attempts.

Measure distances and angles on screen with PixelStick

Sep 23, 2010 - Leave a Comment

PixelStick is a great utility for designers who want to quickly measure distances and angles on their screen. Just launch the app and start dragging the endpoints to adjust measurements and get the pixel dimensions. This is an awesome tool, and it’s free to download. You can grab PixelStick for free from the developer, Pixelated … Read More

Triple boot Mac, Windows, and Linux, with rEFIt without using Boot Camp

Sep 22, 2010 - 3 Comments

If you’re looking for a solution to triple boot Mac OS X with Linux and Windows without using Boot Camp, you can do this using a third party boot menu called rEFIt (get it? re-EFI-it? rEFIt?? Alrighty then). rEFIt works very well and, upon boot, you’ll discover a nice menu like the above screenshot on … Read More

Get Inertial Scrolling on older MacBook & MacBook Pro’s

Sep 3, 2010 - 2 Comments

If you have an older MacBook or MacBook Pro and you envy your friends with newer models and their fancy inertial scrolling, envy no more. InertialScroll is a simple freeware utility that allows you to enable inertia scrolling on older Mac laptops, the only requirement is that they have multitouch trackpads (this covers at least … Read More

Download Audio Tracks from Web Video Easily with Evom for Mac

Aug 26, 2010 - 8 Comments

Evom is a great free Mac app that converts video to audio tracks and lets you easily download the audio of flash movies from the web to your Mac. The interface is nice and simple, you can just drag a URL or file into the app and the video will download and convert for you, … Read More

The most elegant way to identify & analyze disk space usage in Mac OS X

Aug 25, 2010 - 9 Comments

DaisyDisk is a beautiful application that gives you an excellent breakdown of disk space usage on your Mac’s hard drives. Using DaisyDisk is about as easy as it gets, you select the drive you want to scan, let it run, and wait a minute or two until a great looking interactive graphic is presented to … Read More

Git GUI for Mac: Gitbox

Aug 23, 2010 - 1 Comment

Gitbox is a pretty nice GUI to the Git version control system. All the features you’d expect are there: quickly see branches, history, working directory status, then easily commit, pull, merge, and push files with minimal effort. I first used Gitbox as a Preview version a while ago and enjoyed it, you’ll need both Xcode … Read More

Simple Stopwatch & Timer for Mac OS X Menu Bar: Thyme

Aug 19, 2010 - 5 Comments

If you’re looking for a simple stopwatch menubar timer for Mac OS X, look no further than a little utility called Thyme. No, not the herb, Thyme is a very simple Mac app that sits in your menubar and allows you to quickly start and stop a timer. Wondering how long it takes you to … Read More

Combine ping and traceroute with MTR

Aug 5, 2010 - 1 Comment

I came across an excellent alternative to the command line ‘ping’ and ‘traceroute’ tools recently. It’s a utility called mtr, which combines the statistics and prints their functionality into a single network diagnostic tool, reporting details on the network connection between your host machine and whatever the destination host is, determining the address of each … Read More

IPFW GUI front end for Mac OS X: WaterRoof

Aug 4, 2010 - 1 Comment

The Mac firewall has long been based on IPFW, a robust and strong software firewall that comes form the unix world. But managing IPFW usually requires digging around in the command line, so as I was recently looking around for a Mac OS X GUI to IPFW, I came across WaterRoof. If you’re looking for … Read More

Enterprise iPhone Management & Setup Tool

Jul 26, 2010 - 4 Comments

If you’re looking to deploy the iPhone in an enterprise utility, don’t miss out on Apple’s iPhone Configuration Utility, which makes enterprise iPhone management a snap. Apple describes the tool as follows: iPhone Configuration Utility lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture … Read More

Open the Current Finder Window in the Terminal with cdto

Jul 15, 2010 - 6 Comments

Need to access the current Finder directory immediately within the Terminal? While newer Mac OS X versions have an option to enable “New Terminal at Folder” in Services, prior releases do not, so instead you can get cdto, it’s one of those must-have apps for anyone who’s constantly switching between the command line and the … Read More

Use iPhone, iPad, or iPod as a USB flash hard disk drive in Mac OS X

Jul 9, 2010 - 12 Comments

Want to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod as a mounted USB flash disk? No sweat, thanks to this nifty program from MacroPlant. It’s called Phone Disk, and it’s actually free to download until September 1st, so get it sooner than later. Here are the features of the app: Open, copy, and save files directly … Read More

Get new desktop wallpaper automatically with DeskLickr

Jun 27, 2010 - Leave a Comment

DeskLickr is a fun little app that sits in your menubar and pulls images from Flickr to set them as your desktop picture. Basically you just specify how often you want your wallpaper changed, and a couple search tags, and DeskLickr does it’s job quietly in the background. This is great for anyone who gets … Read More

Eliminate distractions on your Mac with SelfControl

Jun 17, 2010 - 4 Comments

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

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