I have a Mac, an iPhone, and a Moleskine Calendar.
Well actually, the Moleskine calendar was my girlfriend’s idea for me to start organizing myself… and it worked, for a short while.
I’m one of those people that just can’t stick to one way. I’ve read and used tons of material on improving productivity and making the whole experience a little bit more fun, but it just didn’t work out for me in the long run. I would try an App – quit an App in a matter of days, simply because It wouldn’t stick. I couldn’t be consistent with it.
With Fantastical, I have a new experience to share…
My Little Pomodoro is a cute productivity app by Voltage Software for MacOS. Being a freelancer (mostly specializing in procrastination!), I decided to try out its effectiveness and use, and see if it can help us out with our daily activities.
The tiny application is based on The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo. The Pomodoro Technique is based on the idea that short bursts of productivity, or “pomodoros“, without any distractions, (which are a procrastinator’s nightmare!) can be the key to a freelancer’s productive work day.
If you seek the new and improved every day [in any niche], you realize that nothing is set in stone.
I recently reviewed Quicksilver, an application I absolutely adore because it makes my everyday life so much easier. Not because it has a stylish user interface, or because it has flashy features that I can’t live without, but because it does one thing right. I’m not much of a mouse clicker, and getting from point A to point B as fast as possible is what I’m looking for, so when it comes to opening applications and managing tasks that once seemed long and distracting, Quicksilver did it great for me.
And then came Alfred…
The tool is called TotalFinder. It is a band-aid fix on the native Finder that embeds some features that Mac user have always been requesting.
There’s quite a need for a fast free and easy way for image compression. And if you’re a webmaster you can feel my need!
You might say, why go into all that trouble just to compress an image from 200 Kb to 100? Is it really worth it? The simple answer is totally, but let me explain my self.
I own a popular website that uses images extensively. At the beginning I had no problems hosting the images on the same server, but when the traffic started to kick in, we had serious issues. First it was the bandwidth that the images were consuming but the most important issue we had was that when our posts became viral on social networks, our 100 Mbit line wasn’t enough to serve 1600 concurrent users.
The number of people who enjoy a dual-monitor workspace are increasing as the prices of monitors go down, and as the need for more real estate goes up.
People like you and me, who spend most of their online time with more than 15 tabs open on the Internet, reading their RSS Feed, and replying to E-mails and IMs, need the extra space.
With Mac OS X, extending your Monitor is as easy as plugging it in. But there’s a catch. Once you set where you want your Dock and Menu bar to appear, that’s that.
Mac OS X is well known for being the most user friendly Operating System. Well, Quicksilver raises the bar.
With a very intuitive interface, Quicksilver begs for the simplest of actions; type-in and enjoy!
I’ve never owned a USB stick. It might strike you as odd, and it might be a cheesy opener for an article about storing files on the cloud, but it’s true.
I never felt the need to own a Flash drive; mainly because I always managed to get-by with other means, such as a self-hosted FTP, my e-mail or other uploading services. I like to switch-on any computer, no matter the operating system, and have my files on demand.
Many will claim that feature, yet some do it better than others…
Like any other relationship, it’s a give and take game.
Bear with me, it’s important that you hear this; if you’ve ever owned a car, you’ll know that buying it is only the first step. Maintaining it is far more important!
Most Macs (that is if you don’t own a Plastic MacBook) are made of aluminum. This means two things:
1) It’s a lot easier for them to get hot, than any other plastic device.
2) It’s just as easy to cool them, but you need to pay attention to the following:
RSS is a feature that I just can’t live without! When you visit a blog that most of its articles are good and you want to keep up with its updates, you can add its RSS feed to your best rss reader and follow what the authors are saying.
This is amazing for the following reasons: