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Select and copy text within Quick Look previews | Macworld
"To make text selectable in Quick Look previews, you just need to enable a hidden Finder setting. Select and copy the code below, open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities), paste that code at the prompt, then press Return:

defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE; killall Finder

After a second or two, the Finder will restart. Once it does, you'll be able to select text in Quick Look previews and copy it to the Clipboard for use elsewhere.

If you decide you don’t deserve to select text in Quick Look, you can turn this feature off with another Terminal command:

defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection; killall Finder "
tips  previews  copypaste  copy  text  via:justincharles  mac  osx  macosx  terminal  quicklook 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Texts
"Texts is a new kind of editor for creation of text structure and content. Books, articles and blog posts written once in Texts can be processed and published in many formats"
publishing  writing  osx  mac  windows  texteditor  texts  twitter  software  macosx  markdown 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Radi
"Radi is a Mac app that can produce pretty much any kind of visual content for the web. Images, animations, vector graphics, video clips, realtime visual effects, JavaScript programming...

With Radi, getting your visual ideas on the web is easier than ever. Radi creates web pages that comply to modern standards and can be easily embedded in any kind of site.

Heard about HTML5 yet? It's the new standard for the web. Apple loves it. Microsoft fully supports it. Google says it rocks. And Radi lets you enjoy it without learning to code. Radi is designed from the ground up to help you create content that will take full advantage of HTML5 features."
design  web  video  software  tools  html5  webdev  classideas  pauliolaviojala  radi  mac  macosx  applications  osx  webdesign 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Downloads
"Looking for a few great, free apps to beef up your Mac? We've got you covered with our annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac. Here are the best OS X downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more."
productivity  freeware  macosx  software  mac  osx  free  microapps  media  mediamanagement  utilities  communication  internet  web  2011  classideas 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Masquerading as Mobile Safari to Get Websites to Serve HTML5 Video to Safari on Mac OS X
"whenever you run into a video player that claims to require Flash Player, invoke the Develop → User Agent → Mobile Safari 3.2.2 — iPad command. This reloads the current page, but with Safari claiming to be Mobile Safari running on the iPad. It does not change the way that Safari renders the page — i.e., it doesn’t make the desktop Safari render pages with zooming or layout differences to mimic the way Mobile Safari renders pages on the iPad. All it does is tell Safari to identify itself as Mobile Safari to the server. The result is that if the server does any sort of user-agent detection to figure out whether to serve video using Flash or HTML5, you’ll get the HTML5 version.

This trick makes video work in Safari on Mac OS X — with no Flash — from Flickr, Vimeo embeds, TED, MSNBC, and probably any other site that offers video that works on the iPad. This doesn’t work for all video, but it should work for any video that works on the iPad."
macosx  osx  safari  howto  html5  video  mac  browsers  flash  hacks  daringfireball  browser 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Review - Drag, Drop, Review.
"If you are doing iPhone UI design, Review is the quickest way to judge your mockups on an actual device. Review will accurately display your mockups on both Retina and older displays."
ui  ux  webdesign  development  macosx  mac  ipod  iphone  applications  mockup  mobile  software  prototyping  testing  iphonedev  apps  ios  osx  webdev 
november 2010 by robertogreco
HTML5 Audio Safari Extension // ShaunInman.com
"I subscribe to a number of blogs that post audio files on a regular basis (like composer of Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead, Bear McCreary and a number of game music sites). Connor McKay’s YouTube5 Safari extension addresses most videos I encounter and Open in Google Chrome works for the rest but while video might demand attention audio is ambient. It doesn’t makes sense to keep a second browser open just for background noise but I couldn’t find a similar extension for audio. So I made one.

HTML5 Audio Safari extension replaces a number of Flash-based audio players with the HTML5 audio element."
extension  plugin  safari  macosx  mac  html5  flash  shauninman  audio  osx 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Delibar, Delicious Mac client
"Delibar is a full featured Delicious and Pinboard Mac client. Delibar focuses on giving Mac OS X users an easy and quick tool for searching, managing and sharing their bookmarks. Delibar will be your best friend while using Delicious or Pinboard!"
delibar  del.icio.us  applications  osx  macosx  mac  software  pinboard  bookmarking  bookmarks  socialnetworking 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Hibari: A Mac Twitter client with keyword filtering, muting, inline saved search results, inline conversations, tweet lookup, and more
"* Block Keywords: Hibari blocks tweets you don't want to see based on keywords you choose. You can also block all retweets. Learn more »

* Mute Users: No more stressing about whether to follow someone—in Hibari, you can temporarily mute any user if their tweets go overboard, saving you from having to unfollow. Learn more »

* Inline Saved Search: Hibari interleaves your favorite search results into your home timeline so you never miss a thing. Your less important searches stay tucked away in the search timeline. Learn more »

* Inline Images: Image links from Twitpic, YFrog, and other services are displayed as thumbnails in your timeline, saving you from visiting the webpage just to see what the image is about.

* Tweet Lookup: Trying to remember what somebody tweeted? Use the search field in the toolbar to look up tweets and users in your timeline.

* Inline Conversations: Explore threads of replies without ever leaving your timeline."
osx  macosx  mac  twitter  filtering  search  hibari  applications 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Get 25 great Safari extensions | Browsers & Add-Ons | MacUser | Macworld
"If you haven't yet used Safari 5's new extensions feature, we've covered the ins and outs. But which extensions are worth installing and which are better left alone? In the process of writing that article, I tested innumerable extensions from Apple's Safari Extensions Gallery, the Safari Extensions blog, and around the Web, and came up with a list of 25 that I found to be especially useful—or, in some cases, informative or entertaining. (I haven't included extensions that, while useful, do things you can approximate using Safari's own features.) Chances are you'll find more than a few that will make Safari a better browser for you."
extensions  macosx  osx  safari  browsers  safari5extensions  safari5  addons  mac  browser 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Hemisphere Games — Osmos
"Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.

Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you."
osmos  osx  ipad  iphone  mac  macosx  flow  videogames  games  gaming  toplay  physics  ambient  windows  applications  ios 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Craighton Berman: Where is my digital version of the desk blotter, the back of a receipt, or painter’s palette?
"The digital world lacks these kind of informal places for scribbling things to remember in the short term. There are probably thousands of note-taking applications out there, meant to capture small bits of information—but I have yet to encounter any that match the spontaneity of the tangible world’s solutions, or the casual ability to place bits of info in a visual manner. Where is my digital version of the desk blotter, the back of a receipt, or painter’s palette?"

[Sent him an email pointing to a few examples that approach the "digital version of the desk blotter, the back of a receipt, or painter’s palette."

Desktastic for Mac OS X
http://www.panic.com/desktastic/

Edgies for Mac OS X
http://www.oneriver.jp/Edgies/index_e.html

The Sugar UI (on the OLPC) shows clipboard items (from copy-paste) on the side.
http://www.sugarlabs.org/index.php?template=gallery&page=media_02
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digital  craightonberman  informal  software  computing  interface  ui  ux  mac  macosx  sugar  olpc  destastic  edgies  osx 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Flash is Broken on the Mac: The Flash Wall of Shame - OS X Daily
"If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to meltdown your Mac browser with some Flash, check out BB 2.0, the collaborative music project, where you’re supposed to play various YouTube videos to create your own music… fancy idea but I can’t play more than 8 videos at a time on my Mac without whatever browser becoming totally unresponsive, with Firefox fairing the worst and requiring a Forced Quit to return to sanity (for the record, I can play them all on a relatively weak Windows Netbook next to me, in any browser)."

[I really need to upgrade to Snow Leopard so I can Install BashFlash: http://www.bashflash.com/ (bookmarked back in February)]
flash  macosx  firefox  safari  crashing  chrome  googlechrome  mac  osx  adobe  adobeflash 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Notational Velocity
"NOTATIONAL VELOCITY is an application that stores and retrieves notes. It is an attempt to loosen the mental blockages to recording information and to scrape away the tartar of convention that handicaps its retrieval. The solution is by nature nonconformist."
osx  macosx  mac  simplenote  applications  free  freeware  notetaking  writing 
july 2010 by robertogreco
F.lux: software to make your life better
"Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better. f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. F.lux will do the rest, automatically."
freeware  lighting  health  sleep  macosx  osx  flux  light  utilities  software  windows  linux  environment  free  via:robinsloan  mac 
june 2010 by robertogreco
When and How to Reset your Mac’s System Management Controller (SMC) - OS X Daily
"You’ve tried rebooting, you’ve zapped the PRAM, you’ve done it all, but your Mac is still behaving strangely. What next? In certain circumstances, try resetting your Mac’s System Management Controller (SMC). This is sometimes necessary to restore normal lower level system functionality to your Mac, particularly if you’re having these types of problems:"
mac  osx  macosx  troubleshooting 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Yes. Another Backup Lecture. | 43 Folders
"The Holy Trinity... Seriously: * If it’s not automated, it’s not a real backup. * If it’s not redundant, it’s not a real backup. * If it’s not regularly rotated off-site, it’s not a real backup."
merlinmann  apple  macosx  mac  osx  howto  diskwarrior  daringfireball  backup  harddrive 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: An Ode to DiskWarrior, SuperDuper, and Dropbox
"However, I find terrific value in SuperDuper’s model. SuperDuper creates a bootable clone of your startup drive. With Time Machine, if your startup drive goes kaput, you’ve got to go through a lengthy restore process (and, in the case of hardware failure on the kaput drive, you need an extra bootable volume to restore to). With SuperDuper, you just plug in the clone, reboot, and you’re back up."
superduper  diskwarrior  dropbox  backup  macosx  mac  timemachine  harddrive  utilities  daringfireball  hardware  recovery  osx 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Easily type accented characters | Mac OS X | Mac OS X Hints | Macworld
"An easier solution—and one that will look familiar to Windows users who use the US International keyboard layout—is built right into Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6). Launch System Preferences, open the Language & Text pane, and then click the Input Sources tab. In the list of input methods on the left, scroll down and enable U.S. International - PC. Then switch to this input method. (The easiest way to do so is to enable, in the same Input Sources tab, the option to Show Input Menu In Menu Bar, and then choose from that menu the U.S. International - PC layout.)

Now creating diacritical characters is as simple as typing a standard punctuation character and then the desired letter:"
via:preoccupations  macosx  osx  accents  typing  input  mac 
march 2010 by robertogreco
ONull - Vector Generator
"ONull is an image based Vector Generator for Mac OSX. It allows the user to convert images into rasterized vector graphics. This tool was developed to give graphic designers the ability to transform small images from the Internet into printable and editable graphics. ONull is written in Java and uses the Processing core library as graphical engine."
onull  raster  vectors  visualization  macosx  osx  mac  converter  design  freeware  generator  processing  java  via:migurski  images  illustrator  graphics  software  pdf  photography 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Riverfold Software - Clipstart
"Clipstart complements your photo application to give you a place that is designed for home movies. Import your movies, tag, search, and upload with one click to Flickr and Vimeo. You can even quickly upload a trimmed portion of a movie without needing to save a new copy. If you have dozens or hundreds of short movies from a Flip or video camera, Clipstart provides the workflow to finally make sense of them."
video  software  mac  vimeo  movies  macosx  osx 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Panic Blog » ShrinkIt 1.1
"ShrinkIt is a simple, small, Panic-internal tool (for Mac OS X Snow Leopard) that will automate the process of stripping needless metadata from PDFs by re-saving them using Apple’s PDF processor. For app resources and icons that aren’t using high-end Illustrator features, this should be lossless — Apple’s PDF code is not compressing anything, just removing cruft. Simply drop a bunch of files (not folders) onto it — such as the contents of your app’s Resources folder — to have it find the PDFs and do its magic. The original files will be renamed with the prefix “_org_” for backup safety. That’s it!"
shrinkit  adobe  mac  osx  optimization  utilities  pdf  freeware  panic  software  applications  macosx  compression  free 
february 2010 by robertogreco
BashFlash - A different kind of Flash blocker for Snow Leopard
"BashFlash lets you stop the Flash plug-in dead in its tracks, letting your new-fangled Mac cool down, use less power, and give you more time to do whatever it is you do. Probably blog or tweet or something. How does it work? On 64-bit Macs running Snow Leopard, Safari pushes the Flash plug-in off into its own process. BashFlash lives as a tiny menu app, monitoring this process and warns you (by turning red) if Flash is using a relatively significant amount of processor cycles. You can then use its menu to kill the Flash plug-in. That's hot. Any running Flash content is replaced with the broken plugin icon. Want to get Flash working again? Simply reload the page, or go to a new one. The next time Flash is needed, it'll come back to life."
flash  osx  mac  free  utility  applications  safari  plugins  software  freeware  browser  battery  chrome  plugin  macosx  bashflash  browsers 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Here's to the crazy ones: a decade of Mac OS X reviews
From page four via Daring Fireball: "The reason is simple: the desktop is the one “place” on the computer that every user knows how to get to. People don’t even think of it as existing in the file hierarchy (though, of course, it does); to them it’s a location in the physical sense, and items placed within it behave almost as if they were real objects. A file can be “lost” in the file hierarchy — irretrievably, as far as novice users are concerned — but finding something on the desktop will never be any worse than rummaging through the messiest real-life junk drawer. And that bargain, that task of keeping things neat by placing, removing, and arranging, is something that people are comfortable with, and that their innate human abilities are tailored for."
johnsiracusa  arstechnica  design  macosx  history  business  usability  osx  software  mac  desktop  desktops 
january 2010 by robertogreco
ClickToFlash
"Ever wanted to get rid of the scourge of the web that is Adobe Flash, but still retain the ability to view Flash whenever you want? With ClickToFlash, you can! Using ClickToFlash, all of those icky Flash bits that have infected most webpages on the internets are replaced with a nice, smooth gradient and the word "Flash" set in a nice, pleasing font. When you want to view the Flash, just click on it!"
internet  web  flash  browser  plugin  plugins  safari  macosx  youtube  clicktoflash  mac  osx  adobe  utility  webkit  opensource  extension  browsers 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Concentrate | Mac App | Eliminate Distractions
"Concentrate helps you work and study more productively by eliminating distractions.

To start, create an activity (design, study, write, etc) and choose actions (shown below) to run every time you concentrate. When ready, just click “concentrate." All your distractions will disappear and a timer will appear to help you stay focused."
gtd  via:hrheingold  software  mac  macosx  osx  timemanagement  concentration  distraction  productivity  attention 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Creating Ogg Theora Files on Mac OS X With ffmpeg2theora
"ffmpeg2theora is the one tool I found that simply just works for transcoding to Ogg Theora. The downside to ffmpeg2theora is that it’s only available as a command-line tool."

[another conversion tool here: http://systemsboy.com/2009/07/ogg-theora-converter.html ]
ogg  ffmpeg2theora  conversion  osx  mac  converter  software  howto  firefox  browser  codecs  quicktime  tutorial  macosx  browsers 
july 2009 by robertogreco
DeliciousSafari
"Use and create Delicious bookmarks from the Safari web browser"
via:preoccupations  safari  bookmarks  bookmarking  del.icio.us  extension  browser  browsers  macosx  extensions  mac  osx  freeware  plugin 
june 2009 by robertogreco
DiskAid - Transfer Files betwen your Computer and your iPhone or iPod Touch. Disk Mode for your iPhone and iPod Touch.
"DiskAid is a tool (freeware) for PC and Mac which enables to use your iPhone or iPod Touch as external Disk. With DiskAid you can transfer files and folders via USB between your device and your Computer."
iphone  applications  diskaid  macosx  mac  osx  backup  storage  freeware  filesharing  ios 
april 2009 by robertogreco
f.lux: Better lighting for your computer
"F.lux fixes this: it makes your computer's lighting adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better."
macosx  osx  mac  freeware  software  environment  light  sleep  via:tomc 
february 2009 by robertogreco
clicktoflash - Google Code
"WebKit plug-in to prevent automatic loading of Adobe Flash content"
macosx  adobeflash  plugins  osx  webkit  extension  safari  browsers  mac  browser 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Password Manager + Automatic Form Filler for Mac OS X
"1Password takes care of all your online passwords so you can use strong and unique passwords for every site and never forget any of them! Here are just a few of the unique features of 1Password:"
security  mac  software  passwords  osx  iphone  applications  macosx  safari  extensions  1password  productivity  utilities  utility  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard
"create Site Specific Browsers to run each of your favorite webapps as a separate desktop application...gives any webapp a home on your desktop complete with Dock icon, standard menu bar, & logical separation from your other web browsing activity."
free  mac  osx  utilities  downloads  browser  flickr  firefox  applications  tumblr  gmail  gui  webapps  software  onlinetoolkit  workflow  interface  safari  webapp  macosx  freeware  browsers 
february 2008 by robertogreco
SuperDuper!
"wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use, and SuperDuper's built-in scheduler makes it trivial to back up au
mac  osx  utilities  backup  applications  macosx  recovery  sysadmin  freeware  software 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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