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Merlin Mann | Dec 26 2007
And here's linkage to a few of the things I mentioned (adapted from this episode's show notes):read more »
Merlin Mann | Oct 12 2007
Enter the Octagon
Here’s an experimental new feature: The Throwdown. Take a problem that lots of people face and tell us your personal favorite way to deal with it — in as much detail and with as much persuasion as you can muster.
Today, a lot of us are living on two or more Macs -- which is great, except for the challenge of keeping the contents and settings of multiple machines effortlessly in sync.
Now before you pop in, holler "dot mac," and jump back on your Segway®, consider that many folks (including your author) are looking for a lot more than simple document syncing and perfunctory preference sharing. How about if your needs are more nuanced:read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 30 2007
Acting without doing SOUNDS good, but... (Ask MetaFilter)
Here's a portion of how I responded in comments:read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 24 2007
Chris reviews the new iPods, screen issues with the Touch, and the trouble with ringtones...
Oh, brother, I was totally high on cold medicine when we did this episode. But, not so high that I couldn't recommend Flying Meat's amazing new Acorn, a stripped-down, and very inexpensive graphics app. It's one my favorite Mac programs of the year.read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 23 2007
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Merlin Mann | Aug 2 2007
Although my short demo only covers bookmarking a set of tabs, Saft does way more. To quote the lovely and talented Jon Hicks:
Saft for Tiger is $12.00 and can be ordered online.
Merlin Mann | Jul 31 2007
When you're testing a new version of an application (or just being a little paranoid), it can be a pain to deal with protecting your "real" data from being corrupted or overwritten. While something like SuperDuper is priceless for backing up a drive to a disk image, you want something that's not only lighter in weight, but that is smart enough to deal just with the settings associated with a single program. That's where roobaSoft's rooSwitch comes in.
rooSwitch's smarts come in being able to recognize which Preferences, Application Support folders, and related files belong to an app's settings (but, not -- it should be noted -- its documents), so that you can then backup, switch, and restore a group of settings whenever you need to. This can be quite a lifesaver.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jul 24 2007
Default Folder, for example, is a PreferencePane that I've used and loved since Christ was a corporal:
Merlin Mann | Jul 23 2007
Mark Fisher shares terrific tips on how to use Quicksilver Proxies for faster printing:
Use this method when you want to print files that are on the Desktop or are all in the same folder.
Also check out how to use the "comma trick" to print multiple files. Great stuff.
After the jump is the video for the episode of The Merlin Show where I talked about using proxies to access application menus.read more »
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