If you are anything like me, you have scraps of paper lying around with dates, times, and names all over the place. Hopefully, you aren’t relying mainly on your head to keep yourself on-time and in the right location. Maybe you are stuck in the world of iCal misery, with syncing problems and duplicating events.
This is where BusyCal from BusyMac proves to be something of a lifesaver. If you are familiar with iCal, the transition to BusyCal shouldn’t be too difficult. Plus, you will enjoy some added bonuses such as powerful synchronization tools and live data built into the Month view.
Ever wanted to keep your notes together and not create a bunch of text files which would eventually be strewn across your hard drive? Ever wanted more than just the ability to enter text, but also the possibility to include photos or other media in your notes?
If that’s the case, take a look at our roundup of some of the most used note taking apps for Mac. We will cover both basic and complex applications, leaving you the choice of what fits your needs best.
Be sure to take a look at our companion roundup over at iPhone.AppStorm, looking at note taking apps for the iPhone.
There’s a kind of paradox to using a tool to explore itself. It brings to mind “Zen questions” about the eye seeing itself. But what I’m doing is far less grand or confusing. I’ll simply be using a writing app to write about itself. So, as I describe it, I will work with it and be able not only to tell you about its features, but also about the experience of actually working with it.
Thoughts is a very handsome new writing/notebook app from the memorably named green&slimy, an Austrian team of two (which of course raises the question of who is green and who slimy). The hook for readers of Mac.AppStorm will obviously be the app’s styling and design features, but let’s see if it’s actually any good for a working writer.
Over the weekend and into Monday we unfortunately experienced some pretty severe downtime on all Envato WordPress blogs and here on the FreelanceSwitch Forums. The downtime was due to problems in the data centre of our current hosting company which was out of our control.
It seems to all be resolved now, but I just wanted to make a quick apology for the inconvenience and interruptions. We’re going to be re-examining our hosting setup to make sure we avoid this situation in the future and to generally try to pull up the quality of service across the board.
In the meantime there may be some further minor interruptions as we shore up the setup. Thank you for your patience!
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Having recently rounded up a range of audio recording apps, we wanted to spend some time taking an in-depth look at another contender: TapeDeck. This particular piece of software stands out on account of the retro concept, interface, and functionality.
Rather than fit in with the standard OS X look-and-feel, TapeDeck takes a step back in time to the day of the humble audio cassette. It’s a great idea, and is executed very well in this quirky application. Whether you regularly record audio on your Mac, or just take an interest in application design, this review will be particularly fascinating.
Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win the whole suite of apps created by The Little App Factory.
This was a particularly big competition, and we received some fantastic comments packed with suggestions for the AppStorm websites. I’ll be reviewing these over the next few days to pick out a few new ideas for reviews, articles, and changes to the network.
Without further ado, here are the three lucky winners who are walking away with the full suite of apps created by The Little App Factory:
Congratulations, and we’ll be sending through your license codes shortly! Once again, thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you to the developer for generously donating the licenses.
Do you consider yourself to be an aspiring photographer, slinging your DSLR everywhere you go? If you, like me, are building up a bigger and bigger library of photos, organization can get a bit crazy.
With the current iPhoto software, it has become much easier to manage the thousands of photos on our computer, organizing by faces, places and events. However, would having multiple iPhoto libraries be a benefit? In this how-to, I will take a look at iPhoto Library Manager, which aims to provide a simple way to control multiple iPhoto libraries on one computer.
When iTunes was first introduced, it was lean, trim, and efficient. It was focused and to the point. However, as the version number has grown, iTunes now manages, plays, and purchases your movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts.
It’s a mammoth of an application, especially for those of us on a basic MacBook (yours truly). When you just want to play your media, iTunes can be overkill. A simple player is what you need, and Everplay aims to be that player.