Tags – Tagging application for the Mac

481EA30A-A3CA-46B4-BE53-82450D473D35.jpgI have been psyched about tagging when i laid my eyes for the first time on a tag cloud. The very “organized chaos” of the tagging procedure seemed like the way to go for even organizing files on the hard drive. For quite some time i’ve bee hunting the internet for just such a utility for the mac. I found some specialized programs here and there but none made me feel contented. Recently i’ve been playing around with a new app from Gravity Apps called Tags, and am happy to say that this just be the application that i’ve been looking for. I’ve been using it for quite some time now and love how it immediately becomes a part of your workflow and then totally “disappears” (by which i mean gets into the flow and becomes your nature – a little zen background could help you understand what i mean ;-). I have mini review or sorts about it here. Who knows Tags might just be the one app that you too were waiting for.

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Quartz PDF plugin for Firefox

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If your job involves dealing with PDFs on a daily basis, then here is a tip for Mac users (only)!

Yes, I know you love safari and that it’s a very elegant browser which loads up pdfs on the fly with Preview but then I’m sure that there are enough firefox users out there who would like things to work the same way in their world too. The wait is over with the Quartz PDF plugin which is a mac only extension/addon for firefox that makes pdf handling just the breeze it is in safari. It just makes me forget that I’m working with firefox (provided you’re running the appropriate theme 😉 Do yourselves a favour and get rid of that pdf download plugin!

Blogo – The Mars edit Alternative?

I am fan of Mars Edit, because it simple and gets the job done perfectly.Too bad it costs a little more than what i can afford for a blogging client.I’ve been on the look out for an alternative to Marsedit for a while now and ended up with Blogo.To start out let me say – No blogo is not considerably cheaper than Mars edit, atleast for a student like me 😦 But i am just throwing this post up to reflect my opinion of Blogo.

Blogo is one of those apps that just be looking at the screenshots you could fall in love with.

The best thing i like about Blogo other than its cool interface is its very soothing appeal and no nonsense get it done interface, which are all very typical to msot Cool Mac apps 😉 One should have no problems with the features, it does pretty much all that you can ask for, like allows adding images and resizing them for your blog posts, integration with most popular blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger etc.There are some well thought of features like word,character count – which one wouldn’t need in the case of a blog but its just there if you need it.There’s a full screen editing option that gives sort of Write Room experience which i love – undistracted blogging perfect!

somethings that i miss, or rather am getting used to doing differently are

  1. Categories: categories are provided as sort of tags.
  2. Spellcheck missing…Ooops! isn’t that a blaring omission..i mean typos do “happn” dont they?
  3. Considering that Marsedit is such a strong competition, i would expect blogo to be priced more competetively.

Blogo has a lot of potential to knockout Marsedit, especially with that awesome interface that’s hard to resist.I am sure that the disadvantages that I’ve listed above are pretty minor (expect the spellcheck, if i may say so) which would probably be fixed in their next version.I’ll add this to my “probably might buy” list of software.

PS: This post was created with Blogo.

 

Hazel – My first software purchase of the Year

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I’ve been using Hazel for the whole trial period and just bought this nifty piece of software. Basically Hazel is the lazy man’s no brainer file organisation tool. I don’t want to go into the details of what the software does, you can find that information at noodlesoft as a video. All i have to say is that “it just works” and becomes a part of your workflow and that you no longer realise that it’s there. I still cannot imagine working on a mac without Hazel