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Color Oracle is a Free Color Blindness Simulator for Designers

Jan 11, 2012 - 5 Comments

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

Distraction Free Writing

Nov 4, 2010 - 6 Comments

Sometimes the hardest thing about writing is remaining focused, which is increasingly difficult in the digital world of mass distractions. Using distraction free writing software can really help eliminate the interruptions that exist elsewhere on your computer, and the open source FocusWriter fits this bill nicely. FocusWriter is a full-screen distraction free writing space that … 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 informs you of SMS, phone calls, and more

Oct 14, 2010 - 2 Comments

How’d you like to get notifications from your Android phone onto your desktop? 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 compatible so it will … 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, without using Boot Camp

Sep 22, 2010 - 2 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, which shows a menu like the above screenshot on each system boot. If you’re already familiar with multi-OS setups, partitioning, and the like, … 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

Aug 26, 2010 - 12 Comments

Evom is a great free app that converts video to audio tracks and lets you easily download the audio of flash movies from the web. The interface is dead simple, just drag a URL or file into the app and the video will download or convert for you. Downloading Audio Tracks and Songs with Evom … 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

Aug 19, 2010 - Leave a Comment

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

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