Links added to Mac Utility post

Keep those cool Mac utilities coming. I’ve added links to the original list that I posted yesterday. The comments on that post are great, too. My weekend is gonna be busy updating my Mac and trying all these things out.

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6 thoughts on “Links added to Mac Utility post

  1. The program I use the most on my Mac is NetNewsWire. More than any browser or mail client. It’s the most popular RSS desktop app on ANY platform, even with the handicap of only being on the Mac’s 3/4 % marketshare

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  2. The program I use the most on my Mac is NetNewsWire. More than any browser or mail client. It’s the most popular RSS desktop app on ANY platform, even with the handicap of only being on the Mac’s 3/4 % marketshare

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  3. KeyCue from Ergonis – gives a visual overlay of the current available keyboard shortcuts, which is great for learning. I also use PopChar from the same developers as I don’t use alternate characters often enough to remember the short-cuts.

    Overflow or Todos – once your dock is full, you need some way to manage your apps. I’m sure Quicksilver is a better solution, but I’m more ‘mouse’ than keyboard.

    I started out using Todos – ttp://www.dbachrach.com/opensoft/index.php?page=Todos

    It was also the first app that caused me to learn Applescript, as I wanted to hook it up so I could trigger it from the Mighty Mouse. Took me about 15 minutes to learn how to do it and have it done (simulated key-press, compile script, link to mouse button).

    http://www.dbachrach.com/opensoft/index.php?page=Todos

    These days I’m using Overflow more :
    http://www.stuntsoftware.com/Overflow/
    It has the advantage of being able to have multiple categories for grouping apps (what I really want is a Dock that does the same – where I could rapidly change it between working contexts – pretty much the opposite of Virtue / Spaces which allow me to have multiple desktops but just one dock).

    Todos is still a fun way of seeing what you have got installed though.

    Automator and Folder Actions are also worth getting to grips with. As well as learning how to replicate any keyboard event with the mouse, I have a ‘Send to Phone’ folder linked to a Bluetooth-based Automator action.

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  4. KeyCue from Ergonis – gives a visual overlay of the current available keyboard shortcuts, which is great for learning. I also use PopChar from the same developers as I don’t use alternate characters often enough to remember the short-cuts.

    Overflow or Todos – once your dock is full, you need some way to manage your apps. I’m sure Quicksilver is a better solution, but I’m more ‘mouse’ than keyboard.

    I started out using Todos – ttp://www.dbachrach.com/opensoft/index.php?page=Todos

    It was also the first app that caused me to learn Applescript, as I wanted to hook it up so I could trigger it from the Mighty Mouse. Took me about 15 minutes to learn how to do it and have it done (simulated key-press, compile script, link to mouse button).

    http://www.dbachrach.com/opensoft/index.php?page=Todos

    These days I’m using Overflow more :
    http://www.stuntsoftware.com/Overflow/
    It has the advantage of being able to have multiple categories for grouping apps (what I really want is a Dock that does the same – where I could rapidly change it between working contexts – pretty much the opposite of Virtue / Spaces which allow me to have multiple desktops but just one dock).

    Todos is still a fun way of seeing what you have got installed though.

    Automator and Folder Actions are also worth getting to grips with. As well as learning how to replicate any keyboard event with the mouse, I have a ‘Send to Phone’ folder linked to a Bluetooth-based Automator action.

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