The quest for the perfect information store is unending. Many of us long for a single place where we can put everything so that it’s easy to find and work with. Of course you could use various folders in a complex directory structure – I did that for years, nesting folders for months within folders for years within folders for particular areas of interest.
Needless to say, this soon became unworkable! So then I broke down my intricate folders and dumped everything into a single big ‘Archive’ folder, trying to rely on Spotlight to find what I needed. That worked better, but I sometimes found it difficult to track down what I was after.
My system’s gone through a few more transformations since then, and I have tried several different apps along the way. Together is one of the best I’ve used, and it has some features that might make it the ideal solution for many people.
I’m pleased to announce that we have five full licenses of Cocktail to give away this week. Cocktail is a great way to gain easy access to some fairly complex system settings, and there’s plenty of information about the application in our in-depth review posted last week.
Entering is very simple. All you need to do is follow our new site on Twitter (iPhone.AppStorm), and post your Twitter username in the comments. The competition will run until Monday 8th February, and we’ll be selecting the five winners at random.
Good luck, and stay tuned to find out if you’re a winner!
With iFlicks, you can manage your entire video collection through iTunes. iFlicks imports video files of almost any kind (.avi, .mpeg, .mkv, etc), tags them with all the meta data you could wish for and even converts videos into a different file type – but only if necessary!
The days of searching for files across drives and spending hours with conversion processes are finally over. In this review, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at how iFlicks makes managing your digital TV shows easy!
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.
CleanMyMac – CleanMyMac represents a sophisticated all-in-one-suite utility that helps keep your Mac clean and healthy.
MiniBooks – A handy iPhone app from FreshBooks that lets you track your time and invoice your clients while you’re away from your computer.
Daylite Touch – Daylite Touch is a business productivity manager for the iPhone and iPod touch, winner of a 2009 Macworld Best of Show award, designed as a companion to Daylite on the Mac.
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.
Daisy Disk – With DaisyDisk you can free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. The program scans any mounted disk and displays it on a sunburst map.
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Apple’s System Preferences are fairly extensive, and certainly allow you to quickly alter the most common settings related to your Mac. Though this is perfect for most users, occasionally it becomes necessary to dig a little deeper into your system configuration.
This is where Cocktail comes in. It’s a standalone application that provides all manner of advanced options for you to configure – everything from how the interface of various apps behaves, to adjusting Spotlight, Time Machine, and emptying caches.
We’ll be taking a look at just how powerful this little utility is!
Desktops can be boring. Not the desktop that your computer rests on, but the desktop that resides inside your computer. Some of you are probably a little OCD about keeping the desktop spotless, while others just chuck everything on it until the screen is filled with files and folders. Regardless, they’re boring. But should they be?
Bump Technologies certainly don’t think so with BumpTop, which was just released for Mac OS X a matter of days ago. BumpTop completely transforms your Desktop into a 3D ‘room’ where you can spread files around, stack them, and stick them to the walls as if they were on a real desk.
We’ve been waiting, preparing and speculating about this product for – quite literally – years. Shrouded in secrecy, it’s been the main focus of the Internet rumour mill for far too long. Today, Apple finally unveiled the product they’ve been working on – The Apple iPad.
In this article, we’ll be outlining several of the most important and impressive features of the device, and getting you fully up-to-speed (complete with some gorgeous pictures!). Are you as excited as we are? Read on for all the details!
Welcome to our coverage of Apple’s “Latest Creation” press event. We’ll be collating news from across the web, and keeping you updated in real-time here. Discussion is open so click “Make a Comment” below and, if it’s good, we’ll post it for everyone else to read and respond to!
PDFs are in part designed so that they cannot be edited. However, often you may need to change or correct something in a PDF document. PDFpen from SmileOnMyMac is a wonderful tool that lets you do just that.
Though important, the ability to edit text is only a small part of PDFpen’s abilities. This review will investigate what can be achieved using this application; from merging pages to character recognition, as well as what could be improved.