Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

Download all linked files at once from a website

Monday, February 15th, 2016

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iGetter is a powerful, full featured download manager and accelerator. iGetter can greatly improve the speed of your downloads using segmented downloading. In addition it allows auto resume on broken downloads, queue filtering by various criteria, site explorer, history list, scheduling downloads for low traffic periods, auto redial on broken connection, auto hang-up and shut down on completion, and much more.

JSON/XML Viewer Plugin for Safari

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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Really nice tool to turn JSON into a readable format. Great!

HexFiend – Editing In Really Large Files

Friday, July 5th, 2013

It’s not really an editing tool. But it can be used a bit as such. And you can read really big files (several GB large) with it. Really helpful. HexFind.

Change Default Font Size in Apple Mail

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Sometimes, the font size in incoming mails is really small. And I don’t get it changed by the Pref settings. But this one seems to work:
defaults write MinimumHTMLFontSize 18

Software Alternatives

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Very interesting website, where one can search for alternatives for specific software products. Type in ArcGIS, and one gets a full load of alternative software packages.

Creating (Small-Sized) PDFs with InDesgin/Distiller

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Interesting solution to a problem… here.

Adobe Illustrator: Curly Brackets

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

a. Use the Symbol font. It has several parts of curly and straight braces and parentheses, designed to stack upon eachother with zero extra leading (or slightly less, if you want a smaller brace).

b. Put these into an Anchored object, anchored somewhere at an appropriate place, so its frame will always keep the same relative position to its text.

c. Well, it oughta look like this. On the left: a frame with three parts of a curly brace. In the middle: some random math. The top line “contains” the anchored object, as can be seen by the ¥ sign. On the right, the anchored object itself, positioned relatively to its anchor.


Mac: Lion Quick Fixes

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Tools for some Finder, iTunes etc. tweaks and fixes. Finder Sidebar, many small things.

Mac: Free File Archiver

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Keka is a free file archiver for Mac OS X

Safari Plugin: Glims

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Glims adds a cocktail of features to Safari (Tabs, Thumbnails, Full Screen, Search Engines, Search Suggestions, Forms autocomplete on, Dated download folders, Type Ahead …)

Mac: Birthday reminder

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Nice tool, as this is not build into iCal, for whatever-reason-but-just-unbelievable…

Update early 2013: Hard to find that tool. So, here is the DMG.

Spell Catcher

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Spell Catcher is a powerful, all-in-one spell checking and writing software solution—a program that’s so much more than a spelling checker, its name only hints at its capabilities. With Spell Catcher, you’ll write better and faster—in virtually any application. Use it to spell check e-mails, letters or documents, instant messages, and more! Spell Catcher can watch for errors as you type, and automatically fix common typos. Shorthand Glossaries let you define your own abbreviations for repetitive phrases—even thousands of characters long! Use the dictionary or thesaurus to look up a word you’ve just typed to check its meaning or search for a more precise alternative.

Debugging AJAX

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Need to debug AJAX? Beside some tips I found on the Net, here is one I found particularly useful, at least in my current case. Just use a

tail -f /private/var/log/apache2/access_log


tail -f /private/var/log/apache2/error_log

which displays the latest log entries… which can help to solve some major issues.

Mac: Color Picker

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Adobe® kuler is an online community where you can explore, create, and share color themes. The color themes in kuler are contributed by its users, many of them designers or in the creative business. You can share with the community your own chromatic ingenuity, too.

Lithoglyph’s Mondrianum enables Mac applications to leverage the resources of the kuler community. Once installed, Mondrianum acts like a built-in, system-wide color picker, available in any Mac application that supports this feature of Mac OS X. Apple’s own iWork™ and iLife® suites, Google Sketchup™, Adobe® Photoshop®, and renowned applications like Coda, CSSEdit, and many more, all work well with Mondrianum.

A Case for Your MacBook

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. Available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, BookBook brings three levels of security to your prized Mac. First, the hardback cover and spine provide solid protection from the rigors of the road. Second, the vintage book design disguises MacBook for superior security. And third, the stylish case protects you from being like everyone else because BookBook is totally original, just like you.

Mac: Color Studio

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

ColorSchemer Studio 2 is a professional color-matching application for your Mac that will help you build beautiful color schemes quickly and easily. Use ColorSchemer Studio to identify color harmonies for the web (RGB) or print (CMYK), create palettes from photos, search over a million existing color schemes, mix colors, create gradient blends, and much more!

Apple – “Environmental Design”

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

picture-124As usual: Everything which comes out of Apple’s Shop looks great. Here is the “Environmental Page”, with great graphics, nice graphs, and lot’s of white space… Bravo!

Safari 4 Defaults

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

picture-178.pngNice, very nice, the new Safari 4. But, I prefered a couple of things in the old version, such as the Tabs below the top part of the browser, and the loading status bar. Here are the commands how to bring them back.

Birthday Reminder

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

picture-154.pngCreates a birthday calendar in iCal from the contacts in Address Book. Unlike the built-in birthday calendar in iCal, this action allows you to set an alarm for each birthday. You can also combine this action with other actions to publish your ICS file to a web or file server.

Remote Client for Windows

Monday, February 9th, 2009

smallserver2003screencapture.pngCoRD is a Mac OS X remote desktop client for Microsoft Windows servers using the rdp protocol. It is easy to use, fast, and free for anyone to use or modify.