Have you ever downloaded a zip file to your Mac and noticed that the file was automatically unzipped?
Do you want to turn that facility off so the Mac keeps the file zipped?
(This is useful if, say you download a WordPress plugin as a zip file from a website then want to upload it into your own website.)
This is how you do it.
I recently reviewed an application for the Mac called Inpaint which helps you to clean up images by removing unwanted objects.
Today I’m going to show you a very similar, but more sophisticated application for the Mac, called Snapheal.
Here’s a video I created to show you what it can do…
Do you wish you had a bigger screen?
Or are you debating whether to get an 11-inch, 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook?
You may want to consider getting an iPad, if you haven’t already got one, and the low-cost Air Display app.
This app enables you to site the iPad to the right or left of your MacBook (or PC laptop for that matter) – and drag windows or palettes across to it.
I love buying software for my Mac and iOS devices.
What keeps me buying is often noticing I have a problem, and wanting to fix that.
I have kept a digital daily journal for about 12 years. I have typed more than 300,000 words, mostly detailing the things I did each day. I started entering text into a Palm device which slotted into a folding keyboard, then moved up to an Alphasmart keyboard which used the Palm OS: this was a truly fabulous device. I ADORED it. I later upgraded to an Alphasmart Dana. As the Alphasmarts had a full-size keyboard it was easy for me to stick to my discipline of entering text every night.
Update: I am now using Dragon Dictate version 3, and it is much better than version 2.5.2 reviewed below, but some of the bugs mentioned in this review are still in version 3.
I was one of the beta testers for version 3 and reported the bugs, but as of now, November 2012, Dragon Dictate is still rather frustrating to use at times.
I’m using version 2.5.2 of Dragon Dictate for Mac with a Plantronics noise cancelling headset I bought from ebay.
MacSpeech Scribe is a companion application to Dragon Dictate from Nuance.
Dragon Dictate mainly transcribes live audio. You cannot ask it to transcribe from an audio file and correct the transcript phrase by phrase, hearing your spoken audio for that phrase, like you can on Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC.
So if you have a device like an Olympus digital recorder and you want to dictate onto that and have it transcribed, you need MacSpeech Scribe.
Below is my review. To save you time, here’s a quick summary…
Do you have a list of people you’d like to send a personalised email to?
Would you like to send an email and be able to find out if the recipient ever opened the email and, if so, on what day and time?
Would you like to send an email to a friend or colleague with a link to a page on the web – and be able to tell if or when they clicked on the link?
If any of the above interests you, then the software program to get is Direct Mail from e3Software.
I started using it myself today, and it’s easy to get started!
Here’s what I did to get the ball rolling and test it out… Continue reading
Would you like to generate a text file listing all the files in a folder or series of folders on your Mac?
There are 2 ways I know to do this…
1. Using a free program called Text Wrangler
2. Using an AppleScript.
The second option is the easiest… Continue reading
I LOVE to be able to read the lyrics to my favourite songs.
For example, once I had read the lyrics to the song The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies, and understood what the writer was trying to say, I loved the song even more…
“If I could make a wish, I think I’d pass
Can’t think of anything I need Continue reading