Lucidchart might soon be replacing Visio on your Mac

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Lucidchart gives Mac users all the diagramming power of Visio in an easy-to-use, cloud-based package.
Lucidchart gives Mac users all the diagramming power of Visio in an easy-to-use, cloud-based package.

This post is brought to you by Lucid Software, creator of Lucidchart.

Does your organization have people in several remote locations who need to work on visual documents together? Now you can forget about e-mailing files, saving versions and all the related headaches: With Lucidchart, anyone can collaborate in real time to create charts in the cloud. And Mac users can get to work with Lucidchart at a fraction of the cost of Microsoft Visio.

How to send buddies your location details with iMessage

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How to share your location from Messages on your iPhone. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
How to share your location from Messages on your iPhone. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Sometimes it’s important to let your buddies or loved ones know your location. Whether you need to share this information for safety reasons, or because you like them knowing where you are on our beautiful planet, iOS 8 and your iPhone make it super-simple.

There are two ways to let your friends know where you are at any given time with iOS 8. You can either send your location immediately, or you can share your location details with people over a prescribed amount of time.

Both options are right in an app you use all the time anyway: Messages. Here’s how.

Sharing your iPhone photos just got safer with Overswipe

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Overswipe

You know how it is — you want to share that lovely photo of your new puppy, but you really don’t want the person you hand your iPhone to swiping to those over-the-top party photos from your last lost weekend.

Overswipe, a new app from developer Haley & Hughes, aims to solve that very problem in a super intuitive way. All you do is open the app, tap on the photos you want to share, and then hand over the iPhone. Your intended viewer will only see the photos you chose, and won’t be able to swipe into anything super embarrassing.

How To Share Contact Info From Your iOS 7 Device [iOS Tips]

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Let’s say you’re at a conference, and you meet someone you’d like to share your contact information with. You could both download one of many apps in the App Store for this express purpose, you can hand them a business card, or you can just use the simplest solution: send them an email or text message with your contact info.

It’s super easy to do, and takes way less time than downloading an app. It’s also more efficient than a business card, since you know no one actually keeps those, right?