Quick Look: Raskin
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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.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

Screenshots

Raskin

Raskin

Raskin

Raskin

About the App

Here are the top five features you can expect to see in the latest version:

  • Zoom and pan to open, find, edit and organize documents.
  • Quickly navigate across the Raskin Surface
  • Trackpad, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse gesture enabled
  • “Zoom away” from any document straight into Raskin [⌥⌘-Scroll or ⌥⌘R]
  • “Zoom in” to open document in its application

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.3

Price: $49

Developer: Raskin Software LLC

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  • http://www.campsteve.com Steve

    I have so many files, this seems almost ridiculous. Maybe I’m not grasping the idea correctly but the entire concept of file organization is so you DON’T see everything you own at once.

    Besides, many of my files are 400+MB graphics files. I wouldn’t want this trying to render previews of those.

  • http://raskinformac.com Raskin Support

    The first time Raskin is started, it will scan your file system to determine which files should initially be displayed and how they should be arranged on the Raskin Surface. Raskin then shows approximately 2000 documents based on their last opened date. You may then choose to have more or less files displayed.

    Previews are generated by Mac OS’s Quick Look – same as in Finder. Once they are generated, Raskin caches the previews so they are available quickly thereafter.

  • http://www.macworld.com/reviews/product/573635/review/raskin_101.html?expand=true Simon Keller

    There’s a 3.5 mice review by Macworld worth reading.

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