Posts Tagged “apps”

  • The Pi Fest software sale

    Pi Fest starts today! It's a software sale event geared toward researchers, scientists, and students. Developers from around the world have teamed up for this 10-day promotion. These are all high-quality apps that make work easier and faster, and with sustainable discounts that mean your purchase is supporting some great developers, too.…

  • A look back at 2015: My Top iOS Apps

    Continuing my very late "best of 2015" series, here are my top iOS (including Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad) for last year.…

  • A look back at 2015: My Top Mac Apps

    Ok, so it's the middle of February, 2016 and I haven't published my yearly "best of" lists for 2015. I had drafts started in November, but life happens.…

  • Taking advantage of YouTube music on Mac and iOS

    There are two new solutions, one for Mac and one for iOS, for taking advantage of the wide array of music available on YouTube.…

  • My favorite stuff from 2014, Part 2

    This is the second half of the "My favorite stuff from 2014" that I started in January. It took me a while to get back to it, but here it is!…

  • My favorite stuff from 2014, Part 1

    It's that time of year again. Well, I'm actually a little late, but it was an especially busy holiday season.…

  • Winterfest 2014: great apps at 25% off

    There's a sale running right now called "Winterfest 2014" with some first-in-class Mac apps, each at 25% off. No bundles, no hassle, no apps you didn't want. Just full versions of some great artisinal software.…

  • Shell tricks: the OS X open command

    You may already be familiar with the open command in Darwin (OS X's flavor of Unix). It allows you to open files and URLs in their default app or one that you specify. In its simplest form:…

  • Realmac's solution to Clear confusion

    Realmac has been experiencing some customer confusion surrounding Clear, their popular to-do list app. The iOS version has diverged into Clear and Clear+, and they ceased updates to the original Clear while keeping it on the App Store. It upset existing customers, and confused new ones.…

  • VOX 2.0

    I wrote up the Vox 1.0 release for TUAW a little while back. It seems like it's only been a few months (it's been 6), but Vox 2.0 is already here. I love this powerful little music controller and have been using it as my main (non-Spotify/Simplify) player.…

  • Shoots & Leaves turns photos into plain text

    A cool new app was released today called Shoots & Leaves. It lets you snap a picture and immediately turn it into a plain text link in your clipboard for sending to an array of services and other apps. Get it? Shoots and leaves... I find it funny, anyway.…

  • A few of my favorite Mac apps in 2013

    It's been a good year for software. I've had the pleasure of using and exploring a ton of new apps. I took inventory of the apps installed on my main Mac, ran it through SearchLink and put together this post to share the ones I use the most often.…

  • Begin 1.5 released

    Begin 1.5 for iPhone has been released on the iTunes App Store. Begin is an iPhone app that lets you quickly gather todos and check them off or move them to "tomorrow" with simple gestures. I first mentioned Begin when it was released, and it's progressed nicely with this version bump, which boasts quite a few refinements and new features:…

  • Wallflowers: my favorite OS X augmentations

    There are quite a few apps on my machine that run in the background, waiting for that moment when they get to shine. These apps augment the OS X experience in ways that I'd have trouble functioning without.…

  • Web Excursions for October 03, 2013
  • Winners of the Begin for iPhone giveaway

    If you didn't win but still need a solid, elegant to-do list app for your iPhone, be sure to check out Begin in the App Store.…

  • Giveaway: Begin - a todo list for iPhone

    Begin is a new iPhone app for keeping track of your daily todos. What sets it apart is its sheer simplicity. Pull down to add a task, swipe left to check it off, swipe right to move it to "tomorrow" and swipe up to see your completed tasks. Easy.…

  • And the ForkLift winners are...

    Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, you can still check out ForkLift on the Mac App Store or direct from the BinaryNights website.…

  • Announcing the BusyCal Winners

    If you're on the list and didn't receive a code, you'll need to contact me from the email address you entered with. Of course, if you failed to provide a last name, you might never know if you won or not...…

  • Advanced file management with ForkLift (plus giveaway!)

    ForkLift is a file manager which --- in my opinion --- doesn't get mentioned nearly often enough. It combines the best features of file managers such as Path Finder, Finder extensions like TotalFinder, and FTP apps like YummyFTP and Transmit. It offers blazing fast remote file transfers and management with great tools for local file navigation.…

  • Get busy: BusyCal 2.5 giveaway

    Is the built-in OS X Calendar app not doing the trick for you? BusyCal is a great alternative that won't make you sacrifice the system integration you're used to. It adds full support for iCloud, Exchange, Google Calendar and other CalDAV servers. It features advanced alarms which can optionally integrate with Notification Center and be snoozed for any length of time.…

  • Using Growl for long-running script status

    My Jekyll build takes a while, and when I'm at my machine I like to know at a glance if a build is running. I've gone to great lengths with notifyutil and GeekTool to put status lights on my desktop. I do the same for multiple long-running tasks. I realized the other day, though, that Growl could do this very easily, and could be automated as part of a script or Rake task.…

  • PopClip hacking

    I've obviously been on a PopClip kick lately. I run a lot of my little scripts through Services, but there are only so many shortcut combinations on a keyboard (and in my memory) and right clicking to run a Service is cumbersome. PopClip streamlines it for me, so I'm exploring...…

  • Side note: Curio 8 is on sale

    I haven't gotten my Curio brainstorming article together yet, but I did want to mention that there's a sale on it right now until August 31st. You can use the code BACKTOSCHOOL at their online store and get 20% off of Curio 8 (usually $99).…

  • Brainstorming the brainstorm: workflows and ideas

    This post expounds a bit on my various brainstorming workflows. None of them will be a perfect fit for anyone else, but the bits and pieces can be organized into a workflow that suits just about every need.…

  • VOX 1.0 is out, plus a treat

    I wrote up my favorite new music player, VOX, this morning for TUAW. After working with the developers on the beta for a while, they've offered my readers a special promotion.…

  • A Fantastic(al) giveaway!

    First off, welcome to the giveaways, most of Canada. I'm still excluding Quebec for inane legal reasons, but everyone else is welcome to enter!…

  • The winners of the Oyster Giveaway

    Winners are picked at random by the Giveaway Robot. If you didn't receive an email with a code/link, please let me know! If you missed out, Oyster is an awesome Regular Expression builder/tester for Mac, and you can pick up a copy for $4.99 US on the Mac App Store.…

  • Oyster Giveaway

    It seems like only yesterday I was giving away copies of Briefly. Next thing I know, I'm sitting here with five codes for Oyster, the regular expression testing app I reviewed a little while ago.…

  • Mac App Giveaway: Briefly

    Briefly is a fun little Mac app for combining piles of photos into a fast-paced video. You simply drag a stack of photos from any other application or folder onto the main window, and it will compile the video. You can sort the photos on the main screen of the application, and add a soundtrack from an audio file or MP3. You can see a quick sample I made on YouTube.…

  • The first apps on my new Mac

    I spent my free time over the last week setting up a new Macbook Air. Given my constant experimentation with OS X, I build up a lot of mistakes over time. I decided to do this install from the ground up and avoid porting legacy garbage into a new machine. These are my notes from the setup.…

  • Great apps for 2012: Mac

    This will be a 3-part series celebrating some of my favorite apps in 2012: Mac apps, Mac iOS crossover apps and iOS apps. These are apps that I use regularly. Not all of them are new, and it's not even close to a comprehensive list just a few I thought worth mentioning.…

  • nvNotes gets a bit of Dropbox, on sale this weekend

    I mentioned nvNotes back in September. People seemed to dig the idea (Notational Velocity for iPhone), but there was one big thing missing: Dropbox sync. Well, it's moved one step closer: it now saves your notes to a Dropbox folder. It doesn't read them back or pick up new notes yet, but we're moving in the right direction.…

  • Note - Bundle Hunt Bundle is awesome

    I just want to point out that the current Bundle Hunt bundle is awesome. I own (and love) every app included and have half of the books, icons and themes or I'd buy it myself right now. If you're missing more than $50 worth of the bundled items, it's worth it. You can always gift redundant licenses to friends in need.…