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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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 […]

How To Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

How To Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

The Internet is like a coin with the good on one side and the bad on the other. It makes our life easier by providing us with tons of information and acts as the medium to connect to the world, but at the same time it often distract us from the immediate task at hand. […]

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Back in March 2005, Apple introduced a new feature to its laptops line called the Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) to protect hard drive with the data inside it. This feature utilizes an accelerometer to detect a sudden movement (such as falling or heavy bumping) and then quickly lock the hard drive’s head if such condition […]

The things I Hate About Safari 4 Beta – And How To Easily Fix Them

The things I Hate About Safari 4 Beta – And How To Easily Fix Them

In terms of browser choice, I love Firefox on my Windows. For Mac, nothing beats Safari. When Safari 4 beta comes out, I downloaded it and upgraded my Safari 3 in no time. But lo and behold, there are many changes – supposed to be for the better – that are not to my personal […]

Accessing The Built In Screen Capture Utilities In Mac

Accessing The Built In Screen Capture Utilities In Mac

After reading my recent article about screen-capture utilities for Windows, my friend asked my recommendation of the similar tool(s) in Mac and where can he download it/them. As unbelievable as it might sound, there are many Mac users who do not know that, unlike Windows, Mac OS X comes with built in screen capture utilities. […]

Manage Your MP3s In Mac with Tagr

Manage Your MP3s In Mac with Tagr

Collecting music in this era has become much easier. People don’t have a big room with wall shelves full with cassettes and discs anymore. Instead, almost everything has been converted to digital file and is tucked inside a digital storage. Saving real storage space, searching time and eliminating the pile of dust. On the other […]

MacHeist – One Cool Place For Mac Users To Visit

MacHeist – One Cool Place For Mac Users To Visit

In my recent article about Fresh, I mentioned a a little about a site where Mac users could get several good paid-softwares for free. The site is MacHeist, and I think it deserves a stand alone coverage. So, here it goes. I know the site from a friend in a mailing list, around the time […]

How To Capture And Manage Your Screenshots Easily In Windows

How To Capture And Manage Your Screenshots Easily In Windows

Picture paints a thousand words. That statement applied nicely to blog posts: text only blogs are dull. So we need pictures. Where can we get them? We can: – go around the neighborhood with our digital camera. – snatch a picture or two from image sharing community sites like Flickr or Picasa Web Album. – […]

Archicad 12: Heavy-duty Virtual Building Application

Archicad 12: Heavy-duty Virtual Building Application

Archicad is one of the few softwares that I consider ‘heavy’. Not only in the download size – around few hudreds megs, but also in what it can do, the computer resource it consumes, and of course its price tag. The software will assist the user in designing and presenting “Virtual Building” starting from line […]

Keep Your File List Fresh – Mac Only

Keep Your File List Fresh – Mac Only

Here are three among many things I really hate about files downloaded from the internet: – sometimes they use extremely crazy name such as “ad724bcb-0e34-b538-b712-1e4cc553c114.flv” or “ix5rba2UjXQ.mp4″ (They are real names, I didn’t make them up). – sometimes they are saved not with the date they were downloaded but with the date they were created. […]

Three Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

Three Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

Ask anybody who uses computer what command he/she uses most and you will likely have Copy, Cut and Paste among the tops. Basically, everytime you Copy or Cut an item, it will be stored in the clipboard to be put wherever you do the Paste command. These are extremely useful, not only for text-related activity […]

How To Perfect Your Quicktime In Mac With Two Simple Tools

How To Perfect Your Quicktime In Mac With Two Simple Tools

Could you – a normal computer user like me – list down all the multimedia formats available today? It’s a rhetorical questions and everybody knows the answer. There are tons of formats out there, each with the fanatic followers. And there are also tons of multimedia player designed either for a specific of general formats. […]

Two Alternative PDF Readers For Mac

Two Alternative PDF Readers For Mac

Despite the many competitions, we can safely say that the default electronic document format accepted by the mass is “portable document format” or more known by the abbreviation: PDF. One of the reasons I was glad to switch from Windows to Mac is the support for PDF. Creating and viewing PDF files are second to […]

Mac: Switching Your Windows Easily With Witch

Mac: Switching Your Windows Easily With Witch

How many applications do you open at one time on you Mac? One? Not likely. Ten? Possible. My MacBook white always runs at least three applications at a time, with several windows for each and a constant switching among them. I’m not much of a mouse person. I prefer to use keyboard and shortcuts whenever […]