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by George the Flea
Fri May 02, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Web Snapper
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Web Snapper

Thanks for linking to that; I'd never discovered Limit Point before. They certainly have a lot of one-task software.
by George the Flea
Fri May 02, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Reqall
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Reqall

Tripper wrote:Jott is only available in north America whereas Reqall is also available in the UK.


Very good to know! I hadn't realized that Jott was limited to the States (living the States as I do).
by George the Flea
Fri May 02, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Web Snapper
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Web Snapper

I just discovered Web Snapper after a day of laboriously capturing website screenshots and sticking them in a PDF for printing, and wanted to share the love. It's a pretty handy tool if you need to capture web pages exactly as they are in your browser (you can even capture Flash and DHTML elements i...
by George the Flea
Fri May 02, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Reqall
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Reqall

Jott is another popular such service.
by George the Flea
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Dropbox
Replies: 23
Views: 2380

Re: Dropbox

If you're going to be making a bunch of symbolic links, consider using PathFinder to speed the process up. In PathFinder, navigate to the folder containing the thing you want to link. Open the in-program terminal: http://img.skitch.com/20080428-npud2jib4qwieubi2r4661cg96.png By default, the Terminal...
by George the Flea
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Dilemas of organizing on new Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Dilemas of organizing on new Mac

There are simply too many files for one human to tag them all in such a way as to provide meaningful search results. Programs like Leap attempt to help solve this by providing a second layer of organisation above the folder+file organisation, but like I said, I've never really found a good use for ...
by George the Flea
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: web graphics
Replies: 16
Views: 1301

Re: web graphics

Graphic Converter is a bit of a train wreck interface-wise, although it has a fair number of features.

Acorn 1.1 added some decent web export options; it's my slimmed-down editor of choice, although your mileage may vary.
by George the Flea
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: StoryMill
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: StoryMill

Just to clarify: you don't need to use scenes to organize text in StoryMill (or even use them as "scenes"). If your story doesn't have easily identified segments, then you can just write it in the chapter and never worry about the scenes except for outlining (if that). It is a bit weird th...
by George the Flea
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: What is your "Golden Nugget"
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

LaunchBar and, to a lesser extent, PathFinder are my must-haves. The list of stuff that I install immediately after installing a clean OS and use regularly is a bit longer, but those are the two that I'd miss the most (as in try to use them without thinking about it before I remembered they weren't ...
by George the Flea
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Yojimbo & Mail
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: ...

...as I was looking for a way to quickly tag/store/delete emails per job. I keep hoping for something that will allow me to store everything and dynamically update stuff as I work. Definitely give EagleFiler a try. I've been using it as an archive for my work email for a while because Mail's search...
by George the Flea
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Yojimbo & Mail
Replies: 5
Views: 847

EagleFiler (and DevonThink? Haven't used it, really) are the only apps of this type that I know of that handle emails.

If you drop an email on Yojimbo's drop dock under 10.5, you get a direct link to the email, which isn't really ideal but could be useful.
by George the Flea
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: TextEdit and styles
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

The trouble for programs such as Scrivener is that making basic changes to the ruler are more difficult than they should be, and that we are stuck with a poor implementation of tables and lists and don't have the time or resources to reimplement them completely. I don't know if this would work. But...
by George the Flea
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: TextEdit and styles
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

It's notable that no work has been done to fix these features for Leopard, a couple of years later - surely that couldn't be because Pages does these things? I hope not... I suspect that Cocoa styles are near the bottom of Apple's priority list. Given the slap-dash UI, I wouldn't be surprised if th...
by George the Flea
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: TextEdit and styles
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

Apple's default Cocoa styles are indeed a crime.

The fact that they inflict them on anyone who uses the default Cocoa text views (not just TextEdit) is even worse.
by George the Flea
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The new Avenir: StoryMill
Replies: 44
Views: 8085

Also, I can do my research very easily regardless of the medium involved, such as audio and video material. Good point! I completely forgot to list Scrivener's excellent handling of audio/video files in the list. If you need to transcribe audio notes or similar, then Scrivener is a slam-dunk while ...