Archive for the 'Mac OS X' Category

Printing from iOS (to a PDF) using Mountain Lion

Saturday, January 12th, 2013 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:55

In the past I’ve written about using AirPrint on iOS to print to a PDF or a printer connected to your Mac. The process of setting it up was quite a bit of manual work, so I’ve updated the instructions when an alternative became available. After upgrading to Mountain Lion the printer sharing stopped working […]

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Use AirPrint on iOS with Lion Macs

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:24

Please see this post for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). To print from iOS devices to printers shared through Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion download AirPrint Activator. My article on how to print directly to PDFs which will get stored on your Mac’s desktop is still relevant for Lion Macs. Just activate AirPrint […]

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The Hit List Bookmarklet for Mac and iOS

Friday, June 10th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:00

Now that my favorite task manager for Mac has gone 1.0 and The Hit List for iPhone is waiting for approval by Apple, I wanted a quick way for creating new tasks from content found on a website using Safari on Mac, iPhone and iPad. Select some text and click the bookmark: new task with […]

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New Reeder for Mac Beta

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:02

If you own a Mac and use Google Reader, go download the latest Reeder for Mac beta: 1.0 Draft 14. It’s fantastic! Read what’s new at MacStories. I also can’t recommend the iPhone and iPad versions enough. I’d pay 50€ each without thinking about it. Those apps have become an essential part of my digital […]

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A Fresh Way to View your Photos with ePic

Monday, April 18th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:01

ePic is a simple slideshow application for Mac that lets you view your photos like you did ten years ago: physical photos laying on a table. The app has familiar Mac-media-app-like control elements and displays events from your iPhoto library, a directory or flickr tags. Scrolling with your mouse or trackpad changes the viewing angle […]

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“The Hit List 1.0 is nearing completion” Says its Developer

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:09

A day after the Mac App Store launched, Andy Kim — the developer of my favorite task manager The Hit List — published a post about his software on the Mac App Store. Buried in the last paragraph, the devoted The Hit List fan — who is likely using beta software for over two years […]

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Pixelmator Available on the Mac App Store

Friday, January 7th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:40

Pixelmator, the fantastic “image editor for the rest of us” is now available on the Mac App Store. The price was reduced to just $29 (for a limited time). If you are in need of a great image editor you should definitely buy Pixelmator now. Even if you’ve purchased Pixelmator in the past you should […]

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Google Reader Client “Reeder” Available as Mac Beta

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:21

I’ve mentioned my favorite Google Reader client Reeder on this blog before. I had the luck to test beta versions of the iPhone and iPad app before they were available on Apple’s app store and I also had access to the early alpha version of the Mac counterpart. I’m now completely Reeder’ed on all my […]

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Print PDFs from iPhone and iPad using AirPrint

Saturday, November 27th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:36

Please see this post for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). The Goal I want to use AirPrint on my iPhone or iPad to print to a PDF document on my Mac. For convenience reasons the PDF should be created on the desktop. Furthermore I don’t want to use any hacks or additional programs that run […]

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The Hit List May not be Abandoned After All

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:05

A post in The Hit List‘s Google Group mentioning John Gruber’s quote of Matt Mullenweg But if you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long. — Matt Mullenweg and linking it to the still missing iOS companion of Andy Kim’s The Hit List which was announced almost two years ago […]

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A Glimpse of Another Lion Interface Detail

Sunday, October 24th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 14:35

When Apple introduced Mac OS X 10.7 called Lion this Wednesday, they showed parts of the revamped GUI including iOS-like scrollbars (regarding the linked article at AppleInsider: it isn’t leaking when you show it publicly during your own event). iPhoto of iLife ’11 already has scrollbars like this in the current Mac OS X. Although […]

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Google Reader Client “Reeder” Coming to Mac

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:03

The fantastic Google Reader client Reeder for iPhone and iPad is coming to the Mac. Judging by the fact that the official Twitter account @reederapp was last updated two weeks ago (heavy programming sessions?), it will hopefully arrive sooner than later. MacStories had a preview of Reeder for Mac almost a month ago which really […]

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Restore Window Positions on Mac OS X

Saturday, August 14th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:45

The one thing that annoys me the most when attaching and removing my LED Cinema Display from my MacBook Pro is that window positions are lost and some windows end up half off the screen, etc. Stay is a nice little menubar utility for Mac OS X to help you keep your windows organized in […]

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Inertial Scrolling on Your MacBook Pro

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:14

If you call a recent MacBook Pro your own, the latest update to support Apple’s new Magic Trackpad brings inertial scrolling and three finger gestures to your machine. I’ve still got to install the update but ever since iPhone, iPad and especially the Magic Mouse I feel very slow using normal scrolling on my MacBook […]

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Transmit — The Only File Transfer Client Worth a Post

Friday, May 14th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:40

I just bought Transmit 4 by Panic. After the trial period was over, I simply had to buy this excellent file transfer client. Even the interactive about page is great. Take a look at all those features! Note that this is not a paid post, I’m just happy I’ve finally found the FTP client I […]

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Flash-Blocking for Safari on Mac OS X

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:31

Every Safari user on Mac OS X should take a look at ClickToFlash which makes your browsing through the Flash infested World Wide Web pleasant again. Using ClickToFlash, all of those icky Flash bits that have infected most webpages on the internets are replaced with a nice, smooth gradient and the word “Flash” set in […]

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Canon LBP5050n Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:16

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion drivers are available from Canon’s Australian site. Installing these drivers from Canon Japan after upgrading to Mountain Lion (10.8), deleting and re-adding my printer connected via Ethernet worked for me. After the Canon support told me there weren’t Snow Leopard compatible drivers for my color laser printer LBP5050n available yet […]

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Delay Marking a Mail as Read in Mail.app

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:40

It always bugged me that whenever I’m deleting an e-mail in Apple’s mail client Mail.app another mail is selected and subsequently marked as read. Cmd + Shift + U became a good friend of mine. (It marks a mail as unread.) TurePreview is a lightweight Mail.app plugin which gives you all the time you need […]

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Show “Tweetie for Mac” Using F-Keys

Monday, April 20th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:40

Today Tweetie for Mac was released and like any other Mac user on Twitter I had to try it on its first day. I like to assign Twitter clients to all of my six Spaces (Mac OS X’s virtual desktops) and toggle the window using the F5 key. Tweetie for Mac didn’t allow this (bug?): […]

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Comparing Mac Task Managers

Sunday, April 12th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:12

It is 2017 and I’ve switched to Things 3 on Mac and iOS. Things has been improved a lot since writing the review below and the Mac/iOS GTD app landscape has change a lot. You should do your own research, MacStories is a good starting point for task manager reviews. My Take on Getting Things […]

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