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Finder is the first element of the Mac OS you interact with after booting your computer. On a fresh Mac with nothing installed, it is the only program that starts automatically. It’s such a central component of the system that you can never close it, and only restart it. Finder lets you mange the files and documents stored on your Mac. It’s where you interact with files, disks, and network volumes and therefore the main way to find your files and documents for all users and how you keep things organized the way you like.

In spite of this ubiquity, Finder has rough edges. For the power user there are many lacking features that would save time and speed up common operations. Two programs look to extend Finder by adding additional features and functionality. TotalFinder expands the functionality of Finder while Path Finder provides a full alternative to Finder with many additional features and functions. How helpful can they be? Let’s see.

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Creating an outline is a handy way to organize, plan and brainstorm. One of the strengths of the outline is its hierarchical linear relationship among the topics in the list. That can also be one of its limitations, as the list can become long and start feeling one-dimensional.

The outliner Tree tries to remedy this with a twist on the standard outlining format. In Tree you can expand your outlines horizontally, as well as vertically. Today we’re going to take a look at whether or not the approach Tree takes actually bears fruit.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting TaskCard. The developer describes TaskCard as a simple and visual way to organize your thoughts and tasks into to-do lists. Like sticky notes on the desk, TaskCards can be posted and organized in different sizes and colors around your desktop to help you remember important things or keep lists for projects.

TaskCard is also a to-do application which lets you set due dates for tasks so you can keep on track and on time. Read on for more information and screenshots!

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting TrackRecord. The developer describes TrackRecord as a new time monitoring application for Mac OS X that integrates with 37Signal’s Basecamp. TrackRecord lets you track and manage the time you’re spending, filter your Basecamp account to see as much or as little as you like, and even edit and delete the time you’ve already posted to Basecamp. All within the app.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Raskin. The developer describes Raskin as a desktop user interface Inspired by Jef Raskin which shows you all the stuff on your computer on one single surface. And – with its intuitive zoom and pan navigation – Raskin lets you view, arrange and open documents with ease. In minutes you’ll discover the simplicity and intelligence of our desktop alternative. Raskin has been optimized to run on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Mental Case. The developer describes Mental Case as the ultimate study tool for Mac OS X and iPhone, combining traditional flashcards with the latest learning techniques. Use it to study for an exam or learn a new language. Anything you want to learn, Mental Case can teach you.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Billings. Put simply, Billings’ logical workflow and intuitive interface make quoting, invoicing, and time tracking simple. You can generate invoices using one of 30 professionally designed templates to ensure you reflect your company’s image. Manage your client accounts and easily identify overdue clients – then send them a statement with the click of a button.

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