Tag Archives | OSX

…Some apps are essential to Mac blogging?

Essential Mac Apps

As a Mac based blogger, there are some apps that are almost essential to a smooth workflow.

Thus, Darren Rowse’s list of the 14 Essential Mac OSX Applications for Bloggers is a great start if you’re on your way to online fame, and though I’d also add NetNewsWire (especially now that it’s free), I think it’s hard to disagree with what he’s put together.

Care to add any others?

[ProBlogger – 14 Essential Mac OSX Applications For Bloggers]

…Vista likes versions?

Upgrade Chart

Trying to decide between upgrading to Vista and OSX? I hope this chart helped.

[Via: UNEASYsilence]

…OS X loves taking screenshots?

5ThirtyOne posted a great tutorial on how to create & manage screenshots on OSX. Taking screenshots is actually a nicely integrated and easy to use feature in OSX, but one that is often unknown or overlookied. Since it’s something I do almost everyday, I thought it would be good to let others in on this little secret. Here are the keyboard shortcuts:

Full screen (Save to Desktop): CMD+Shift+3
Full screen (Save to Clipboard): CMD+CTRL+Shift+3
Select region (Save to Desktop): CMD+Shift+4
Select region (Save to Clipboard): CMD+CTRL+Shift+4
Select item (Save to Desktop): CMD+Shift+4 then Spacebar
Select item (Save to Clipboard): CMD+CTRL+Shift+4 then Spacebar

The rest of the tutorial is equally as informative, so if you’re looking to do a little screen capturing, definitely check it out.

[Create & Manage Screenshots On OS X]

…Your Mac hides files from you?

Here’s a fun little Mac OSX Easter egg tucked away deep inside your computer: Go to the Go menu in Finder, select Go To Folder, and in the window that appears type:


Hit Go. In the folder that appears, open audiotest.au.

It’s definitely something nobody expects.

[Via: Mac OS X Tips]

[Via: Digg]