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Brand New Today: Pocket For Mac

Brand New Today: Pocket For Mac

Pocket goes native for OS X today

Hey, Pocket users, good news: today sees the release of Pocket for Mac, a native OS X app which you can download for free from the Mac App Store.

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$5 Friday: DesktopShelves [Ends today!]

$5 Friday: DesktopShelves [Ends today!]

Me, I like a tidy Desktop. Sure I save things to the Desktop (like the images I use for these posts), but once a week or so I clean house, deleting almost everything from my Desktop. Now my buddies AJ and Shane, well they have Desktops that make my eyes bleed. Files and folders everywhere. I’m seriously thinking I should buy them each a copy of DesktopShelves. It’s not going to be a big deal either because, it’s our first $5 Friday!

DesktopShelves does one simple thing. You create “shelves” (they look like shelves you have on your wall) to hold files and folders on your Desktop. It’s a virtual thing, really, everything is still in a folder in the Finder, but it looks better. Check out the movie after the jump.

$5 Friday: DesktopShelves [Ends today!]

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Tallywag Keeps Tally Of Almost Anything [Review]

Tallywag Keeps Tally Of Almost Anything [Review]

Count groups for Jedi and Sith are also available

Hands up if you like counting things. Keep still while I count you all. Wait – arg. This isn’t working. How can I keep count? Maybe Tallywag will help me.

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Where’s The Stuff You’ve Done Recently? These Apps Show You Where [Review]

Where’s The Stuff You’ve Done Recently? These Apps Show You Where [Review]

Here's wassup on my Mac

Tim Schroeder has created two similar, but slightly different, apps for getting your hands on stuff you’ve used recently on your Mac.

Recent Redux is a more full-featured app, priced at $3.99 on the App Store. Recent Menu is its cheaper little sibling.

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Apple Changes Its Mind, Lets DragonDrop Into Mac App Store

Apple Changes Its Mind, Lets DragonDrop Into Mac App Store

Where it belongs... DragonDrop in the Mac App Store

Apple has changed its mind about DragonDrop, the file moving utility that we reviewed here a few weeks ago, and granted the app a place in the Mac App Store after initially saying it would never back down.

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Voice Dictation Works Well On Older iPhones [Review]

Voice Dictation Works Well On Older iPhones [Review]

Record, transcribe, send text on your older iPhone

Voice Dication, or Voice Dictation – Voice To SMS, Email, Facebook, Twitter And Other Apps to give it its full name, is a voice control app from Europe, designed to offer something vaguely Siri-like to those of us still stuck in the Dark Ages on our pre-4S iPhones.

Does it work? Well yes, actually it does. Better than expected.

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Find and Use Hidden Files More Easily with InvisibliX [OS X Tips]

Find and Use Hidden Files More Easily with InvisibliX [OS X Tips]

Mac OS X hides files in many ways. One way, a holdover from its Unix legacy, is with dot-files. In other words, if a file is named with a period before the file name (.Hiddenfile), that file will not show up in the Finder. One way to show these files is with a Terminal command like this:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

This works all well and fine, but requires a second trip to the Terminal to reverse it (by changing the YES to NO, natch). Today, we’re going to tip you off to an app that does something similar, yet without the need to hop into Terminal.

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TinkerTool Is A Useful Pocket Knife For Tweaking Your Mac’s Hidden Controls [50 Mac Essentials #50]

Tinkertool icon

TinkerTool is the Swiss Army knife you need for your Mac.

With its blades you can activate – or deactivate – all sorts of features that are normally hidden from view.

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Create Folder Structures in Seconds With This Free Mac App [50 Mac Essentials #37]

Structurer icon

Structurer is a clever free tool for rapidly creating file and folder trees without any messing about in Finder.

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50 Mac Essentials #30: Notify

Notify for OS X

If you use Gmail, MobileMe, or a standard IMAP email account, you might enjoy the seductive unobtrusive behavior of Notify, which does quite a lot more than simply notify you of new messages.

That’s its most basic function, and in that it does the same job that many of its rivals do for free.

But Notify offers so much more, to the point where it’s very nearly a replacement email client – but one that sits out of the way in your Menu Bar.

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