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Mac OS X: SwitchUp To Have Different App Setting for Different Customers

Briefly wanted to mention SwitchUp from Irradiated Software. When working on customer sites, I am able to have a completely different instances of most Mac apps. For example, I have separate Safari, Terminal,  profiles for each of my customer sites with bookmarks, logins and history that are unique to that customers. Also, same for Mail (but […]

Launchbar: Adding Search For My Own Blog

I need to search my own blogs often to find related blog posts. I decided to add a custom search templates to my LaunchBar     I add one for each of my blogs like this. I also added one for Ivan’s ipspace.net because I use that a lot as well:     now when […]

MailMate – Creating an “Everything Today” Mailbox

My deep passion for Mailmate for email continues. I created a mailbox just for today’s email, both inbound and outbound with a “per user” setting.

Reaction: Alternate Dictionary on Mac For Better Writing

This article is absolutely correct, modern dictionaries don’t inspire you when looking for new ideas for sentences and structure. Installed this dictionary from 1913 and started using when looking for the right word. As the blog post James Somers points out: Recall that the New Oxford, for the word “fustian,” gives “pompous or pretentious speech or […]

Mailmate App And Default Search

MailMate App allows for very fibre grained search. But it isn’t obvious how to set the default search. Use ⌥ + ⌘ F will open the search bar at the top of the window. Click on the search field will pop up the following menu where you see a lot of options. I’ve been using search […]

Sometimes you get what you want

    Two years ago, we waiting for Apple to announce some new hardware and I tweeted.   Today, the heart of my personal productivity toolchain is a MacBook Pro Retina with 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM.   While it’s not a MacBook Air, and I would prefer to have a lighter unit for when […]

OmniGraffle 6 Woes – Part 2

Omnigraffle 6 changes the screen layout in major but mostly acceptable ways. Instead of the floating inspectors they are now now embedded into the window. On the whole, I much prefer the new style which is docked to the right hand side of the window but the new style means that I’ve lost something at […]

OmniGraffle 6 Woes – Part 1

The OmniGroup has released OmniGraffle 6 in the last week or so. At this point I’ve stopped using it because of deadlines and the changes it is making to my diagrams. This example is a side by side view of the same image in OmniGraffle 5 and 6. There are major differences in the shadow […]

iTunes 11.1 and Genius Shortcut

In iTunes 11.1, I noticed that if I press the ⌥ / Alt / Option key then the back button on iTunes becomes a Genius shortcut. I use Genius a lot so I think that’s cool.   The Genius icon will stay in place until you Pause / Play. Nice way of reminding you that you […]

Improving Text Visibility in iOS7

Following my comments yesterday I found these settings that improve the readability of the standard text font in iOS 7. Any other suggestions ?