With a single-line terminal command used in Mac OS, you can add half star ratings to your songs in iTunes. Here’s how.
Mac OS X tips & tricks
For Mac users, if you have plenty of applications running, you might find that your desktop is cluttered with all sort of application windows. Here are several keyboard shortcuts that you can use to quickly de-clutter your desktop.
Encfs is particularly useful for encrypting files that you want to store in the cloud. Using encfs in Linux and Windows is pretty straightforward as there are installers for both platforms. However, for Mac OS X, installing encfs is not as easy as it should be. Here is how you can install and use encfs in Mac OS X.
You don’t have to add a song to the iTunes library to sync it to your iPhone. Here is how you can transfer music to iPhone without adding it to iTunes library.
The Mac dock is a useful tool in OS X that holds all your favorite apps and or folders, giving you quick access. For those of you who want more out of your Mac dock, there are some great tools available to get more out of this great OS X feature.
As the popularity of animated GIF rises, more people are looking for ways to create animated GIF. Here is a way for you to record your screen in animated GIF format.
The dock in Mac has done a good job in auto-hiding itself when not in use, but it will be better if it comes with the intellihide feature – intelligently hiding itself when there is a need to. Here is how you can add intellihide feature to the dock in Mac.
When you uninstall an app in Mac by dragging it to the Trash, you will leave behind files that are stored elsewhere in the system. With AppTrap, you can be sure that the uninstallation is clean and complete.
Some people will find the notification center in Mac useful while many others will find it useless. If you belong to the latter, here is an easy way to remove the notification center and reclaim back the small icon space in the system tray occupied by the Notification center icon.
The dock in Mac can get messy very fast if you minimize a lot of windows at the same time. Here is a simple trick to quickly reduce dock clutter.
While you can transfer files from PC to PC using a USB drive, it can be a troublesome task to plug in and remove the thumb drive again and again. Any Send makes it easier by allowing you to send files over the WiFi network.
If you have several Skype accounts and wish to connect to them all at the same time, you will be frustrated at the limitation of the Skype client. Here is the workaround for you to run multiple Skype accounts in various OS.
There are times when you need to synchronize several folders in your computer, such as syncing several folders to the Dropbox folder. Synkron is a cross-platform compatible application that allows you to synchronize files and folders in your computer. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux and it can help you keep your files and folders updated.
In Linux, you can hide a file by adding a “.” to the beginning of the filename. In Mac, you can use the chflags command to hide files or folders.
If you are a Mac user, you will know that it doesn’t allows you to permanently delete files from the context menu. Wouldn’t it be great if you can add a “Delete” option in the context menu so you can quickly and easily delete the file/folder?
While there are lots of applications that allow you to create self-extracting archive, here is how you can do it with the native tool that come in your OS.
If you’re one of those who uses iTunes to listen to music, you may be looking for easier ways to control it while doing other things on your Mac. We’ll take a look at 6 Mac apps that allow you to control iTunes from the menu bar.
Are you tired of limitations and restrictions that are included with most cloud sharing services and email services? With Minbox, you can send files of any size and type fast – often within seconds.