Jeffry Thurana

Jeffry Thurana is a creative writer living in Indonesia. He's on a quest of learning the art of storytelling, believing that how you tell a story is as important as the story itself. He is also an architect and a designer, and loves traveling and playing classical guitar.

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Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 2 [Mac only]

Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 2 [Mac only]

In the previous article about GimmeSomeTunes, we’ve seen how convenient it is to have this app along with iTunes. As long as your computer is connected to the net, GimmeSomeTunes will automatically fetch the lyric and cover art for the currently playing song. But that is not its only ability. There are other features that […]

Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 1 [Mac only]

Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 1 [Mac only]

I love music. It’s a part of life that I can’t live without. As a Mac user, I use iTunes to manage my music collection and I don’t think I’ve found any other music manager and player better than iTunes. I’m sure that most people’s music collection are coming from various source with different standard […]

Manage your clipboard items in Mac with Shadow

Manage your clipboard items in Mac with Shadow

I use Cut, Copy and Paste commands a lot, and computer’s basic clipboard ability to hold only one item at a time really annoys me. That’s why one of my must have applications is clipboard manager. It allows me to copy as many items to my heart content without having to worry about losing any […]

Skitch – Powerful Screen Capture Application for Mac

Skitch – Powerful Screen Capture Application for Mac

I never thought that I would find screen capture utility as one of my indispensable tool. But I do. So it’ only natural that I keep on searching for the best alternative to fill in my need. Once I’ve settled with Jing, a nice multi platform screen capture app. Then one of my Mac-user friend […]

7 Useful Little Things in Snow Leopard That You Might Not Know

7 Useful Little Things in Snow Leopard That You Might Not Know

After about two weeks meddling with the latest Mac OS X: 10.6 Snow Leopard, I found several nice little improvements that might be useful for other users. I’ll keep on looking because I’m sure that there are more, but let’s see what we’ve got in our treasure box so far.

What’s New in Snow Leopard? Technologies Review of Snow Leopard

What’s New in Snow Leopard? Technologies Review of Snow Leopard

If there were awards for the boldest announcement in personal computing history, maybe the introduction of Snow Leopard in WWDC 2008 would win. Apple’s Bertrand Serlet stated that the latest and greatest Mac OS X would have 0 new features. In the world where new features are always the major selling points of every new […]

Things to prepare before upgrading your Mac to Snow Leopard

Things to prepare before upgrading your Mac to Snow Leopard

Don’t judge the book by the cover. That statement might be the perfect analogy of what I feel after upgrading to the latest OS from Apple – Snow Leopard. At first glance, everything looks the same as the previous Leopard – as beautiful, but nothing new. (And honestly, I was expecting a little bit drama […]

Two Useful Mac Tools to Help Students Track Their Assignments

Two Useful Mac Tools to Help Students Track Their Assignments

If you’ve been a student before, you must know the feeling of overwhelmed by all of your assignments at school. As if having to finish all of those ‘slacking time’ killers is not awful enough, you also have to keep track of everything and not drawn in the ocean of deadlines. Some students just accepted […]

Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

There are only few applications so good and useful that people mistakenly thought it’s a native part of the OS. For Mac OS X, Quicksilver is one of the few. With the correct plugins, this application launcher can be expanded into almost anything that users need; from text editor to clipboard manager. But despite the […]

Mac – Customizing Growl to The Fullest

Mac – Customizing Growl to The Fullest

There are great applications that can do many things, and there are also other great applications which can only do one thing but do it best. Growl falls into the second category. I’ve installed this great app a long time ago and totally forget about it. Yet it works flawlessly in the background while I […]

Managing Windows StartUp Items With Chameleon

Managing Windows StartUp Items With Chameleon

Several of the most troublesome problems that Windows users face – viruses, trojans, bloated softwares – reside in the start up items. So it would be logical that we should watch all the citizen of StartUp Menu carefully. Unfortunately, those annoying programs have an amazing initiative to add themselves to list of start up items. […]

How to Download RSS Content Automatically in Mac

How to Download RSS Content Automatically in Mac

One of the internet activities that I love most is downloading. The feeling of about to get something new from the Internet reminds me of the nostalgic feeling of waiting for the postman to deliver a package from my overseas penpal. Thanks to the RSS technology, you could get automatic notifications of some regular downloads […]

How to Convert Your Video Easily in Mac with Evom

How to Convert Your Video Easily in Mac with Evom

The world of videos is the perfect example on how impossible it is to monopolize a format. This is of course a good sign of open market. The problem is, there are too many cases that users have to go few extra miles just to be able to watch a video on their chosen gadget. […]

Automatically Rate Songs in Your iTunes – Mac Only

Automatically Rate Songs in Your iTunes – Mac Only

In my personal opinion as both Mac and Windows users, iTunes is the best music player I’ve come across. The simple yet intuitive interface alone is enough to make me ditch other players out there. And there are many other powerful features which hides behind the simplicity of the appearance. One of the iTunes features […]

How to Manage Your Email More Efficiently With Postbox

How to Manage Your Email More Efficiently With Postbox

I’ve been a web-mail kinda guy since a long time ago. I ditched my email clients (Mail, Entourage, and Thunderbird) and prefer to keep my GMail handy on any computer (or sometimes cellphone) that I use, wherever I am. But Postbox might just change my mind. This free open-source mail client (available for Mac and […]

8 Alternative Web Browsers for Mac

8 Alternative Web Browsers for Mac

It’s a competitive world out there, and in the world of web browsers the phrase would be “extermely competitive”. Remember the good ol’ days of browser war back in the 90s? While there’s no more IE in the Mac universe, the competition is still very stiff. The not-so-famous names try so hard to get their […]

5 Simple Drawing Applications for Mac

5 Simple Drawing Applications for Mac

Being the chosen platform for creative high-level graphic artist and such, or so everybody say, Mac has many options of heavy-duty graphic softwares. But not everybody needs Photoshop-level applications. Sometimes you’ll only need to do simple and quick drawing. Believe it or not, one of the Windows softwares that I missed most when I first […]

Movist – Soon To Be The Best Mac Movie Player

Movist – Soon To Be The Best Mac Movie Player

Most of the Mac people that I know don’t go out looking for a movie player because Mac OS X bundled with one of the best out there – QuickTime. You can make QuickTime more irreplaceable by perfecting it as described in this article. But that doesn’t mean that there are no alternatives. But there is […]