Useful MAC Apps and Hardware [Ongoing Updates]

Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Edson » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:48 pm

speaking of pens, have a look this set of pens. the one that caught my attention is the jot script, as it works with Penultimate/Evernote, two apps I use with my iPad.
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby mwm5053 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:39 pm

I've been using this for awhile and love it. Quit all apps it's made with automator which I would like to learn more about but not very much out there as far as tutorials but thought I would share.
http://osxdaily.com/2013/06/02/quit-all ... -mac-os-x/
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby slbaumgartner » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:46 pm

Check out Liquid (available in the app store). If you select something and click command+@ it pops up a little dialog that lets you do things such as search the web, send to various destinations, copy in nice ways. For a small price, the full version will also look up the selection in various dictionaries, translate between languages, and convert units. Very slick!

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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:58 am

Thanks Steve. Liquid is sitting in my menu bar :thumb:

Here is a heads up on Paddle's current offer.

Paddle 'The 2014 Mac Pick a Bundle!'

Pick any 10 out for 30 apps for just $39.99

https://www.paddle.com/bundle/the-2014- ... ign=email#!

It might be worth the price for just 'Forever Save 2' :thumb:

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TEAR OFF MENUS

Postby pbacot » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:13 pm

Has anyone been using a good "tear-off menu" app / hack in OSX.

I keep going nuts with one app I have that buries sheet index in a pull down menu. C'mon. I have to click between so many sheets constantly! So slow.

Any ideas. Thanks!
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Re: TEAR OFF MENUS

Postby Mike Lucey » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:47 pm

pbacot wrote:Has anyone been using a good "tear-off menu" app / hack in OSX.

I keep going nuts with one app I have that buries sheet index in a pull down menu. C'mon. I have to click between so many sheets constantly! So slow.

Any ideas. Thanks!


I don't understand what you are looking for. Maybe Afloat? http://afloat.en.softonic.com/mac
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:51 pm

I have just organised a useful numeric keypad for my MacBook Pro using my iPhone. Anyone using a MacBook will miss the convenient num keys (in block) that is on larger keyboards.

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In order to set the system up you will need two apps,

Connector which resides on your Mac, free at http://mediaware.sk/ware/?page_id=913

and

NumPad Remote - Wireless numeric pad from the App Store at a cost of $2.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/numpad- ... &ls=1&mt=8

In a way I find it better than having a numeric block on the MBP keyboard as I can place the iPhone with MumPad on the upper lefthand side of the keyboard. This works better than having the num block on the righthand side.

Let me know what you think?

Mike

PS: Just noticed that 'Settings' allow,

Special Key as Esc, Back, Dial or Tab
Delimiter can be Numeric, Period or Comma
Keypad layout can be Calculator or Dial Pad (handy for dialing)
Key sounds can be None, Click or Vibrate
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:30 pm

The MacHeist Nano Bundle 5 is out, $610 worth of Top Mac Apps for $19.99 :thumb: The list of apps is as follows,

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Cinemagraph Pro
WebCode
Periscope Pro
Vitamin-R
Silo
MediaCentral
Second Shadow
Intaglio (Available when target is hit)
and a ??? app.

Details can be checked out here, http://cts.vresp.com/c/?MacHeist/f69de2 ... 5eefcb3c0b

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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:39 pm

Status Duck!

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- Earn precious time and screen space by using StatusDuck
- Easily manage your applications without using keyboard shortcuts
- Pin your favorite applications and folders to the Menu Bar
- No installation necessary
- Very low CPU and memory footprint
- Fully compatible with Bartender, WMWare Fusion with Unity


I'm using it and find it save a lot of time. Check it out, here,
http://www.statusduck.com/
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:03 pm

I am finding StatusDuck really useful :thumb:
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby pbacot » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:38 pm

What is the advantage over using the dock?
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:55 pm

Less mouse moves :thumb: Try the demo version and let me know what you think?
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:22 am

I think I may have mentioned BumpTop some years ago. Its a virtual desktop that you can have untidy and sloppy and then click a button to magically tidy it up! It was launched then bought by Google and shelved. I put my copy away in a safe place and have been using it since, its fun!

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I now see that both the Mac and Win versions are available for free, here, http://code.google.com/p/bumptop/downloads/list

The is the original site, http://www.bumptop.com/

A YouTube demo, here, BumpTop 1.0 - 3D Desktop Zen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... qcmPJ-oVL0

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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby pilou » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:18 am

Moi3D 3.0 Infinite Trial without save! :cool:

But with this little Script "one line" you can have a "Copy screen" at any size! :enlight:
By Michael Gibson creator of Moi3D
You can of course modify any thing you want following you graphic card size!
Code: Select all
script: /* Print Screen on the Clipboard */ var prev_background = moi.view.viewportBackgroundColor; moi.view.viewportBackgroundColor = 0x000000; moi.view.lineWidth = 4; moi.grid.display = false; moi.grid.showXYAxes = false; moi.ui.getActiveViewport().renderToClipboard( 2560, 2560 ); moi.view.lineWidth = 1; moi.grid.display = true; moi.grid.showXYAxes = true; moi.view.viewportBackgroundColor = prev_background;


A very old test of that! :)
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby pilou » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:42 pm

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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby kaas » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:08 am

Any tips on a good file & folder backup application? For Windows I'm testing PureSync but I prefer a multi-OS application because I intend to use both Windows & Mac.
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:37 pm

Have you considered DropBox?
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby kaas » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:02 pm

Mike Lucey wrote:Have you considered DropBox?

My first idea was to look for an application that I could use both on Mac and Windows to sync with my Synology nas. That one automatically gets synced with a friends nas every night. I rather keep my data only on those two.
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:09 pm

Gmail for Mac: Finally, Gmail is a true desktop email client

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/19 ... ect_update
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby pilou » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:48 pm

This one seems very cool for MAC! (Free beta) after maybe 50 bucks! :enlight:

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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:11 pm

I have been trying to get to grips with Affinity Designer for a few days and noticed an email from Affinity advising about the Beta Affinity Photo. I didn't open it but will now d/l the beta after seeing that video ...... cooooooool!
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TarDisk 256GB | MacBook Storage Expansion Module

Postby Mike Lucey » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:31 am

The TarDisk is a possible way of upgrading a MacBook!

TarDisk 256GB | MacBook Storage Expansion 64GB, 128GB & 256GB Modules

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/96 ... ef=kickspy
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Duet Display (Mac + iPad)

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:01 pm

Hi All,

I like using my iPad as a second monitor with my BBP. I have tried out many apps that use WiFi but I hate the cursor lag they all display. I am waiting patiently for a couple of Packed Pixels but in the meantime keeping an eye out for a lag free solution.

Yesterday I came across Duet Display http://www.duetdisplay.com/ and must say I am impressed with the app. It was developed by two ex-apple engineers and they have eliminated the lag problem by using a direct USB connection rather than WiFi. I think the app is well worth the $15 when there is no lag.

Here is a positive review on Duet Display
http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/12/ ... -mac-users

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I'm attaching the iPad with a SideCar, http://www.venostech.com/products/sidecar

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AstroPad turns iPad into a Wacom Cintiq!

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:56 pm

I definitely won't mention AstroPad on the general forums as I'm sure it would drive PC users to tears :lol:

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Like Duet mentioned in my last post on this thread, AstroPad is an app developed by two ex-Apple engineers, Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli, that practically turns an iPad into a Wacom Cintiq for just $49.99! Check it out here, http://astropad.com/

I have just downloaded the app and will start playing with it this evening. I am looking forward to seeing how things work out using my MacBookPro, iPad and 3DC SpaceMouse ...... should be fun!

Here is a link to a good article that goes into more detail, http://www.imore.com/astropad-brings-ci ... -your-ipad
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby pbacot » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:59 pm

Looks interesting Mike. Looking forward to a review. I am thinking of taking up my intous tablet as I have some shoulder pain I think may be from too much mousing. Seems you need a pressure sensitive pen to fully use this app?
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:25 am

All three work together, the MBP, SpaceMouse and iPad running AstroPad. I am using a LynkTec TruGlide stylus that works quite well both it was not configured as AstroPad only yet support Wacom, Adonit and Hexe Jaja styluses (or is it styli)

While orbiting there was some fuzziness which was a bit annoying but it settled quickly. I will see if this can be fixed through tuning.
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Re: Useful MAC Applications [Ongoing Updates]

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TILT Retina

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:45 pm

I've just backed the 'TILT Retina: Ultimate Cooling for the MacBook Pro Retina by madMINDS'

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th ... book-pro-r

It will serve four purposes for me, better cooling, more comfortable lap working, addition USB ports (4) and a slot for a backup hard drive, all on the go!

BTW, it looks cool with that sexy aluminium finish!
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Re: Useful MAC Apps and Hardware [Ongoing Updates]

Postby dale » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:42 pm

Just going over some of your latest posts Mike. Some really great gear. Thanks, keep em coming. :thumb:
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Re: Useful MAC Apps and Hardware [Ongoing Updates]

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:07 pm

Thanks Dale. When I see something that is well designed like the TILT I think its worth spreading the word.
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