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David Appleyard is a designer and writer based in the UK. He manages Tuts+, along with having founded several design websites including Design Shack and PixelsDaily.

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I have previously written about DiskInventory, a great solution for discovering the files and programs eating up hard drive space. The main problem with DiskInventory was a lack of development, and I expressed a wish to see a modern solution.

Enter DaisyDisk. Whilst no relation to DiskInventory, DaisyDisk takes the concept of visually displaying your drive and brings it into the 21st Century. With some fantastic interface features and speedy analysis, it’s certainly worth taking a closer look at.

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Flux & Forklift bumper giveaway, and to Binary Nights and The Escapers for sponsoring the competition. We’ve randomly chosen the fifteen winners, and will be sending through serial codes shortly.

Without further ado, here are the winning names:

Flux Winners

  • Adam Souders
  • Ceena
  • eMeM
  • Matthew Craig
  • Annette Benkie

Forklift Winners

  • Matt Milligan
  • Silverhawkclass
  • webbografico
  • Ryan Bruce
  • Garrett
  • Shishir
  • Russe
  • Rauniste.eu
  • blissdev
  • Nicolas von Rosen

Thanks for entering, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed for information about our next giveaway (it will be a few copies of The Hit List)!

OS X is a popular platform for professional photographers, and offers a huge range of software which can help to take better photos, streamline post-processing, sell images, and publish them for others to view. Whether you’re a complete amateur or a seasoned pro, this roundup will have something new to show you.

We’ll be covering 50 fantastic applications for various areas of photography: organizing, post-processing, geo-tagging, panoramas, HDR images, uploading/sharing images, and more.

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We’d like to say thank you to this month’s AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.

LittleSnapper – Take a look at LittleSnapper from Realmac Software, It’s an awesomely powerful new app to snap, annotate and share screenshots.

Billings – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.

Pixelmator – Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images.

CleanMyMac – CleanMyMac represents a sophisticated all-in-one-suite utility that helps keep your Mac clean and healthy.

Easy Tasker – Manage your projects, invoices, clients and so much more from as little as $11 per month, with a companion iPhone app.

Cram – Create and study flash cards and multiple-choice tests on your Mac. Ace your next exam with Cram.

Keynote Quartet – Offering you the most attractive and popular presentation-making tools that will help to capture your audience.

Involer – Invoicing doesn’t have to be tedious and boring. Involer proves that with a sleek intuitive interface that makes invoicing quick, easy and fun.

Flux 2 – An all-in-one web design app which handles CSS, WYSIWYG, coding, debugging, publishing, and even basic image editing.

Super Cool Coupons – SuperCoolCoupons is a social discount community where every day consumers come to find and share coupons for thousands of online stores.

We have previously covered the range of FTP clients available for the Mac, and today we’ll be taking an in-depth look at another. Forklift is a versatile application that integrates effectively with OS X. It follows the familiar style of a traditional FTP application – with local and remote folders displayed.

The latest version brings a range of new features including file compression, folder synchronization, and folder merging. Our review will cover the functionality on offer, and decide how Forklift stacks up against the competition.

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The iPhone is a great device for controlling your Mac remotely. Whether you want to interact with iTunes or take complete control of the keyboard and trackpad, a range of solutions are readily available. These range from completely free to $24.99 (for a full-featured VNC tool).

This roundup will take a look at nine iPhone/iPod Touch apps for taking remote control of your Mac. Several come with free “trial” versions, allowing you to get a feel for the software before purchasing the full version.

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It’s another mega-giveaway this week, with 10 copies of Forklift and 5 copies of Flux up for grabs. That’s a total of over $750 of software! We’ve recently reviewed Flux, and found it to be a great, feature packed solution for web design on the Mac. Forklift is an equally brilliant FTP client, which we’ll be taking an in-depth look at next week.

These are two fantastic applications, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on the giveaway! Entering is simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Post a link to this competition – either on your website, or via Twitter
  2. Leave a comment, letting me know where you posted the link!

The competition will run for one week, and we’ll randomly select the fifteen winners on Wednesday 1st July. Good luck, and be sure to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed to find out if you’re a winner!

A wide array of different web design software is available for the Mac, offering a range of choice when deciding which app to use for designing, coding and publishing. A market seems to be gradually expanding for software which can “do it all”, integrating your web design workflow from start to finish.

Today I’ll be taking a look at Flux 2, an all-in-one web design app which handles CSS, WYSIWYG, coding, debugging, publishing, and even basic image editing! The review will outline the main features available, along with drawing comparisons to other applications such as Coda, Espresso, and RapidWeaver.

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