Jeffry Thurana

Jeffry Thurana is a creative writer living in Indonesia. He helps other writers and freelancers to earn more from their crafts. 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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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 […]

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. – […]