Tag Archives | Shawn Blanc

…SuperDuper makes backups bulletproof?

Bulletproof Backups

With any computer, backups are a must, but for most, it’s a ‘one day’ sort of thing.

Thankfully, with the release of Leopard and the introduction/inclusion of Time Machine, Apple has made it easy to keep a backup of your files in case the inevitable happens.

However, Time Machine is not the end all program for backing up your computer, and Shawn Blanc has written an excellent post about why you may want to use SuperDuper in conjunction with Time Machine for bulletproof backups.

[SuperDuper]

[Shawn Blanc – SuperDuper, Time Machine And Bulletproof Backups]

…MarsEdit is out of this world?

MarsEdit

MarsEdit is the latest app to get a full Shawn Blanc review, and as expected, it’s a thorough rundown of what makes this desktop publisher a needed edition to any Mac blogging workflow.

Have you joined the personal publishing revolution yet?

[Shawn Blanc – MarsEdit]

[MarsEdit]

…Shawn Blanc loves Transmit and Coda?

Transmit and Coda

Shawn Blanc’s series of reviews for “some of the greatest software available for the Mac” continues, and in addition to NetNewsWire and Mint, he’s also published equally thorough reviews of Transmit and Coda.

Though Transmit is something that I use constantly to keep this site up to date, Coda is new to me, so I was definitely interested in reading Shawn’s thoughts on the two.

If you’re at all interested in the best of the best for the Mac world, then these are must reads, so get to it!

[Shawn Blanc – Transmit]

[Shawn Blanc – Coda: The One-Window Wonder]

[Transmit]

[Coda]

…Mint knows your stats?

Mint

Shawn Blanc’s review of NetNewsWire was spot on, so it should come as no surprise that his Mint review is equally accurate.

As a Mint user myself, I definitely agree with his praising of Mint for its simplistic, yet data rich design. As a site owner, it gives you the information that you want (and need) to know, in a way that’s easy to view and understand, and it doesn’t overload you with data that you’ll never be able to use.

In addition, Shawn coins a term for something that I’ve noticed but never thought to give a term to: The Mint Referrer High-Five. The MRHF is when you see SomeoneElsesSite.com/mint/ in your referrer list, which means that they saw your site in their Mint referrer list, and wanted to see what your site was all about. It’s like a community of Mint users, and if you’ve got a site, it’s time to join.

Shawn, here’s your high-five:

[Shawn Blanc – The Full Mint-y]

[Mint]

…NetNewsWire is perfect?

NetNewsWire

On a daily basis, NetNewsWire is the program that I use to keep this blog running as I sort through a thousand plus stories per day via RSS.

Thankfully, it never disappoints, and NewsGator has done an excellent job of making everything work the way it should.

Shawn Blanc agrees, and has posted a great run through of the features that set NNW apart, so if you’ve got a Mac, and you read blogs by RSS (as you should) then definitely give NetNewsWire a try.

It’s that good.

[NewsGator – NetNewsWire]

[Shawn Blanc – NetNewsWire: Just What You Wanted]