Mail.app is fabulous, fast, and dependable for every-day email communication needs. But now that many of us use Gmail for personal and professional use instead of an IMAP or POP account, Mail isn’t necessarily the perfect solution any more. A lot of Gmail’s productivity-enhancing features aren’t available on the desktop.
This isn’t just the case with Mail, but a lot of email clients lag behind when embracing Gmail. How awesome would it be to have a native Gmail client that goes above and beyond the competition? Read on to find out how close the newest Mac Gmail client, Sparrow, comes to fulfilling your dreams of email nirvana.
Have you ever wished for a really, really simple app to just track the time you are spending on a task? Nothing fancy, nothing that forces you to install a full blown application with so many options you forget what it was that you wanted to do?
Or are you craving for something that will simply work with your favorite web service like Freshbooks or Basecamp? Well, look no further. Eon might be the answer to your needs.
Put simply, Blast is a menu bar applet that tracks what files you have recently opened, modified or touched. So if you opened up an image file in Preview, or an iWork document, Blast will keep track of it.
Today I’ll be reviewing a remarkably simple application, but one that can have a surprising impact on how you work when using your Mac. It’s called FuzzyClock, and is a menu bar tool for altering the way in which your Mac reports the time. Rather than a simple time such as 14.45, FuzzyClock would display “Wed, quarter past two”.
The review will take a look at the various preferences available within FuzzyClock, and investigate the impact it can have on how you work. I’ll also showcase a few other menu bar clock applications for displaying the time in a different fashion.
Everyone loves feeling productive, and OS X is an excellent platform for working efficiently and getting things done. In recent months we have rounded up 5 productivity applications along with reviewing Things and The Hit List.
Today we’re venturing to the OS X menu bar to showcase 10 simple utilities that can help you work smarter. You’ll be able to launch applications quicker, worry less about the time, track the unproductive parts of your day, and even manage a small to-do list – all for free!