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July 31st, 2009, 04:28 AM
Clipboard software come and go, but MacJournal is neat. Like a magpie I collect eclectic documents, web pages recipes, ideas, rubbish etc and I find this package keep it all together vwry well.
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July 31st, 2009, 06:56 AM
Sente is a reference manager which is primarily aimed at those in academic fields. It is much like EndNote (http://www.endnote.com/) and similar, but with some nice, additional touches. The application is used to store the user's references, both as text entries in a library and any related documents (e.g. PDF versions, graphic files, etc.), and to create bibliographies. Two excellent features are that the user can drag and drop a PDF onto Sente and it will look up the reference details, instead of the user manually entering them, and the user can also set up regular searches of online databases to occur in the background. Overall, Sente is extremely useful for organizing, updating, and using a personal library.
No conflict of interest here, either!
August 1st, 2009, 11:55 AM
Timeline 3D (http://www.beedocs.com/index.php)
Another specialist app I like is Bee Docs' Timeline 3D. This helps the user to create 2D timelines, with customized backgrounds and the ability to include images, and it is also possible to create a 3D timeline that can be flicked through. Very useful for presentations and for teaching, amongst other things. A 2D timeline can be exported as a graphic, but I like the ability to create a QuickTime movie of the 3D timeline, which I can then embed in a presentation. It seems to impress people, and I've had a very good experience with the people at Bee Docs, who (unprompted) sent a hand-written postcard after the purchase to say they hoped I was enjoying it!
Again, no conflict of interest!
(There are quite a few apps that I really like, some of which are expensive and/or some of which are well-known already. It's maybe more useful to talk about the less famous apps here?)
August 4th, 2009, 12:14 PM
August 4th, 2009, 01:26 PM
iText Pro '09 (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/28399/itext-pro-'08)
It is a lean mean word processor capable of low end DTP. I use it to manage everything from web snippets through to DLs, media, data and personal organisation.
Best solution to the problem that is the Dock.
Default Folder X (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7214/default-folder-x)
Fixes some but not all the annoyances of save navigation in OSX.
Free multiple clipboard.
Helps keep file names tidy.
August 5th, 2009, 07:01 AM
Overflow is excellent. Another 'renamer' is A Better Finder Rename (http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename/).
August 9th, 2009, 03:00 AM
How about this (http://www.donelleschi.com/stickywindows/)? When placing open docs in the dock it is hard to see which doc is which. Sticky Windows overcomes this problem.