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We Support Software

Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Opinions, The web

Just a quick note to let you know about a new site I’m working on called
We Support Software. I work in the QA and support field, so the new site will allow me to write about that slightly more niche subject, in addition to the more general articles and reviews I post here.

As the name implies, I hope to turn the site into a useful resource for all of us in that kind of role, so for interview & articles about supporting and testing OS X and iOS apps, head on over to wesupportsoftware.com.

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GrabBox: Screenshot sharing with Dropbox

Posted on Sep 30, 2010 in Mac, Reviews, The web

Okay – by now I think you’ve all heard me rave about Dropbox enough.. but one of the things that is really making Dropbox super useful for me is the number of third party applications that are starting to use Dropbox for fast & easy cloud storage.

I often find myself sharing screenshots with colleagues and friends. There are a ton of applications out there that will help you do this, but most of them rely on you taking a screenshot and dragging it to another application.

GrabBox is a free app that lets you share a screenshot whilst skipping that second step: just take a screenshot and it will automatically add it to your public Dropbox folder and creates a short url for you to share with friends. It puts that url on your clipboard so you can paste it right away.

Here’s a clip of GrabBox in action:

movies/GrabBox.mov

What I love most is that I don’t need to change my workflow: I just hit the regular OS X keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot and GrabBox does the rest: snap, paste, done.

The ugly icon, and the fact that it runs in your Dock instead of your menubar are two minor gripes, but overall it’s highly recommended!

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Managing your Online Reading

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 in Opinions, The web

Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, Mail – we all get more links to articles and webpages nowadays than ever before. I would often find myself coming across an interesting article, but would lose track of it in a mess of tabs, unless I read it right away.

Bookmaking is the most obvious option, but you risk cluttering your useful bookmarks with lots of items you’ll only look at once.  So how can you organise your reading? Here’s the system I use…

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New Theme

Posted on Apr 19, 2010 in The web

Just a quick note to let you know I’m playing around with a different theme design for the blog. I wanted to go back to a traditional front page layout with all articles on a single page and decided to try a different style while I’m at it.

Let me know if you find any weirdness, or just what you think!

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Jetlinked: Simple Desktops

Posted on Dec 12, 2009 in JetLinks, Mac, The web

I just came across a nice collection of simple, clean desktop backgrounds that I had to share. For example:

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Head over to Simple Desktops to check them out!

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Quick tip: Hide shopping results on Google

Posted on Oct 11, 2009 in Hints, The web

Have you ever been annoyed by the shopping sites that come up on Google while looking for product reviews? Well, it looks like Google has a new feature that should help:

  • Select “More Options” on the results page
  • From the sidebar, select “Fewer shopping results”

And you’re done! Google will hide most of the shopping results, making it easier to find reviews, tips and other product information.

Show fewer Shopping results

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