As any Web maven knows, content is king. But it’s not always in the fancy graphics, photos, or video. Most of the work we do on our Macs calls for manipulating text, that is, typing words. We present eight text-savvy Mac apps that make your time at the keyboard more productive--enjoyable even.
Though the reviews of Snow Leopard have been generally positive, it has
been the “seriously guys, it’s 30 bucks, don’t be cheap” type of
positive, rather than the “OMG BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD” type of
In our Apr/09 issue we introduced you to Quicksilver (“Getting Started
with Quicksilver,” p88), a versatile utility that lets you use keyboard
commands to launch applications, move files, start composing new email,
open webpages, that kind of thing. But Quicksilver can do a lot more,
so we’re back with more of our favorite ways it can save you time on
your Mac. Once you get the hang of using Quicksilver’s keyboard
commands, you’ll be surprised at how often it comes in handy.
Are you getting tired of Mac OS X or just really miss that feeling of
struggling with your computer? Windows isn’t your only alternative.
Linux holds the key to unleashing your inner geek, and even though
installing it was daunting in the past, the new versions are easier
than ever to use on your Mac. We will take you through the install
process step by step.
the iPhone was once cruelly drowned in the vast Pacific, and quite nearly abandoned for dead.
But he emerged from his ordeal with super powers, like
advice-giving, face-making, and the ability to type an advice column into various online content management systems. Pose
your iPhone-related and/or philosophical quandries at firstname.lastname@example.org, and bask in the glow of his latest round of wisdom after the jump...
My DV camcorder connects to my MacBook via FireWire 400, and I use
it pretty frequently. I’d like to get a new MacBook Pro for college,
but I want to hang on to my camcorder too, and the new Pro models only
have FireWire 800. Is that port backward compatible, so I can still
plug my camcorder in?
What do you do when you come across some info you want to remember? If
it’s a webpage maybe you bookmark it; if it’s an email or a file, you
might stick it in a folder called “Important!” Evernote is a
super-useful service that comprises a Web-based application, a free Mac
desktop app, and even an iPhone app, all kept effortlessly synced. And
it’s ready to store all your digital info--receipts, serial numbers,
snippets of code, articles, photos, PDFs, audio files, recipes, you
name it--with handy tagging, indexing, and searching features so you can
actually find it all later. We’ll walk you through setting up Evernote,
then encourage you to tinker around and discover how it fits into your