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Bookmarks tagged with “software”

  1. The Online Photographer: LR Replacement Photo Editing Software

    Lots and lots of thoughtful comments discussing replacements for Lightroom. The closest to a consensus might be Capture One, with Affinity Photo as a Photoshop replacement.

  2. Rocket—Slack-style emoji everywhere on your Mac

    Makes it easy to type emojis. I’m surprised typing emojis on OS X is such a pain. (via @benhammersley)

  3. MacDown: The open source Markdown editor for OS X.

    “The open source Markdown editor for OS X.” Seems nice. (via Infovore)

  4. Marp - Markdown Presentation Writer

    Open source, multi-platform. Might be worth a look as I found Deckset frustrating and a bit limiting. (via Brett Terpstra)

  5. code like you don’t have the time (tecznotes)

    Some good stuff about how to run, maintain and work on projects when the time available is intermittent. I think the bit at the end about “stick to a language’s standard library wherever possible” is important, difficult and perhaps rarely considered.

  6. Deckset for Mac: Turn your notes into beautiful presentations

    Presentation app that uses Markdown files. Aside from the current inability to create or edit the themes, it seems really nicely done. And currently 75% off. (via @rooreynolds)

  7. Status Board 2

    New major version of Panic’s iPad dashboard app. I’ve never quite got into using v1, although I love the idea.

  8. HTTrack Website Copier - Free Software Offline Browser (GNU GPL)

    I keep forgetting the name of this whenever I want it. For downloading all the pages of a website and making a browsable version of it. Versions for Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.

  9. Bartender | Mac Menu Bar Item Control

    I didn’t expect this to make much difference, but within minutes of tidying up that mess of pointless, ugly icons I already feel more relaxed. (via Useful Mac)

  10. TLDRLegal - Open Source Licenses Explained in Plain English

    Very useful. I can never remember this stuff, the rare times I need it. (via @metabrew)

  11. The Magical Tech Behind Paper For iPad’s Color-Mixing Perfection | Fast Company

    I do like this use of maths to make something “feel” right to users. (via Daring Fireball)

  12. Reeder for Mac (made@gloria!)

    This is the first feed-reading app I’ve ever got on with. Now Helvetireader is ceasing development this has won me over. It’s as lovely as the iPad version.

  13. Hog Bay Software Blog - PlainText

    An iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app that lets you read/write text files and sync them with Dropbox. (via Preoccupations)

  14. Lessons learned from 13 failed software products « Successful Software

    I’ve only read the first two so far, and it’s interesting to see people reflecting on why projects they’ve invested time in eventually failed. (via Beyond the Beyond)

  15. PhoneView for iPhone - iPhone Disk Mode, SMS, Voicemail, Call History, Music, Photos, Notes Access - Ecamm Network

    Among other things, lets you export all of your iPhone SMSes. $20 saved me spending more time messing around with binary plist files, sqlite, etc.

  16. Hidden - Apple Mac theft recovery for just $20

    Annoyingly lower-cased, but sounds good, and cheap. (via Preoccupations)

  17. MemoryMiner: Digital Storytelling for Macintosh & The Web

    “It lets you zero in on the stories depicted in your photos by linking them to each other based on people, places and time.” Haven’t tried it, unclear why I should.

  18. Playdar - Music Content Resolver

    The idea is to play any song that’s available on your computer or anywhere online. Requires compiling. Oh well.

  19. Diagnose and Prevent AJAX Performance Issues - dynaTrace AJAX Edition

    Tool for “diagnosing and preventing AJAX performance issues”. Annoyingly on Windows, for Internet Explorer, but free and could be useful. (via Yoz)

  20. Video Monkey

    “A free video encoding application exclusively for Mac … it borrows heavily from the Visual Hub video conversion tool.” (via Yoz)

  21. Free PDF Printer

    I failed to get Windows XP running on VMWare to print. Grrr. But this allowed me to print to a PDF, which I could drag to the Mac and print from there.

  22. Cadence | your music. your motion.

    Mainly for Cadence Desktop, which claims to apply BPM values to your iTunes songs. I’ve heard that before, but you never know. (via Lee)

  23. Equinux - Mac software to watch, chat and record digital TV

    The Tube. Looks like an interesting alternative to something like EyeTV for watching and recording TV, if you have a tuner. Plus social gubbins.

  24. CityEngine

    I love watching this kind of stuff. “And… generate the buildings.” (via City of Sound)

  25. iPhone / iPod Touch Backup Extractor

    Need to try this out. I’d like an archive of my SMSes and this might help me extract them.

  26. Anki - friendly, intelligent flashcards

    Free software for learning stuff off flashcards.

  27. Fever° Red hot. Well read.

    Self-hosted, pay-for feed reader. Looks like a lovely interface and an interesting way of organising feeds and posts. (via Daring Fireball)

  28. Tow.com » MsgFiler

    This is a handy little thing to make Apple’s Mail application a bit more wieldy if you have lots of folders.

  29. Online Backup from Backblaze

    After reading poor reviews of Mozy.com on Cool Tools, I’m giving Backblaze, which got better reviews, a try. (Warning, annoying auto-play video.)

  30. LittleSnapper - Screenshot and Website Capture for Mac OS X Leopard

    Extremely handy for taking screenshots of websites. Very slightly flaky in places but otherwise a joy.

  31. MailSteward

    A pay-for Mac app that archives email into SQLite or MySQL databases. Looks pretty awesome for searchable backups. Need the pro version for large volumes of email (>100,000 messages).

  32. Flashbake: Free version-control for writers using git - Boing Boing

    Sounds nice and some lovely little features like saving info about the weather, etc when it automatically checks your files in. Contextual backup.

  33. iCraig » Geotagger

    A Mac app for using Google Earth to add GPS coordinates to photos’ EXIF data. A shame iPhoto doesn’t update its cached data though. (via Lee)

  34. Mathusalem - Google Code

    Interesting-sounding backup utility for Mac OS X. Backs up in the background to “local drives, iDisk, WebDAV, AFP, SMB, FTP, SFTP or Amazon S3”. Maybe for when StrongSpace finally disappears. (via Tom Taylor on Twitter)

  35. Online Backup, Data Backup & Remote Backup Solutions from Mozy.com – Welcome

    One more online backup solution. Heard good things about this in the past I think. [UPDATE: Cool Tools readers gave it the thumbs down.]

  36. CrashPlan – Automatic Offsite Backup » Features - Tech Specs

    Another online backup thing, to backup to your own machine elsewhere or (for a subscription) to their server.

  37. Realm Crafter

    Makes MMORPG style games.

  38. Cornerstone vs. Versions, Again

    Comparing Mac Subversion clients. (via Daring Fireball)

  39. Versions - Mac Subversion Client (SVN)

    Nice looking Subversion client for the Mac (er, like it says). (via TUAW)

  40. Billings 3 / journal / hicksdesign

    Review of a Mac-based invoicing/time-keeping thing. (via Daring Fireball)

  41. Rockbox - Open Source Jukebox Firmware

    I had no idea there was open source alternative software for MP3 players, including early iPods. (via Boing Boing)

  42. Ukelele - Mac OS X Keyboard Layout Editor

    Could be your solution if you’re trying to use a UK Windows keyboard (or something else non-Apple) with a Mac.

  43. Synium - MacFamilyTree

    Very whizzy-looking Mac software for managing one’s family tree and outputting it in many different ways, including weird 3D grids and a globe.

  44. iSquint - iPod Video Made Easy.

    Free converter for making video into iPod/iPhone-friendly video. (via Haddock)

  45. Jaikoz Audio Tagger

    Multi-platform ID3 tagging app, for most kinds of music file, using MusicBrainz and MusicIP. 15 quid, but powerful, even if a bit, you know, Java.

  46. AntiRSI - TECH.inhelsinki.nl

    I’ve tried a few apps that nag you to take a break from the computer. I was using TimeOut but this manages to be both more subtle and more insistent.

  47. The RoundCube Webmail Project

    Nice looking, free, open source web-based IMAP email client.

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