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by Prion
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: how to sync files between two computers
Replies: 21
Views: 2696

Re: sync files between two computers

Prion-- I'm going to ask some stupid questions. Apologies. Rebecca, no apologies needed, ask away. I will try to be as helpful as I can. First, what is a firewire? Is that a special cable to connect the computers? I've seen the term used numerous times, but never knew exactly what it meant. I check...
by Prion
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: how to sync files between two computers
Replies: 21
Views: 2696

Rebecca I am working on two computers and like you I needed a reliable solution. I settled on Chronosync which you can configure to your needs. You only need to do this once and then you can almost forget about it. A word about speed: Chronosync is among the faster sync programs, it is the drive tha...
by Prion
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Sorting out iPhoto
Replies: 16
Views: 4356

Keith I don't own iPhoto08 so my apologies if my solution is more complicated than needed. Give TidyUp! a whirl http://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/TidyUp.html It is a very customizable duplicate finder, fully Leopard compatible (I am on Tiger, but that's what they claim). The creator of the software ...
by Prion
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: skEdit 4 is out
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

antony wrote:SubEthaEdit.

Free for non-commercial use (and cheap regardless),


Unless I am mistaken the free for ersonal use policy for SubEthaEdit was abandoned a long time ago already.
by Prion
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Things
Replies: 140
Views: 22192

Things is, IMO, Tracks' ( http://www.rousette.org.uk/projects/ ) good looking cousin with two important differences: runs locally (without having to fiddle around with Locomotive etc.) Tags, really useful implementation you can reorder everything manuallly (Tracks only allows sorting of contexts, no...
by Prion
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Bento
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

I'm still on Tiger but does anybody know if one can easily export a Bento database into a format that can be used with any major database program out there? I know that Bento builds on Filemaker but that does not mean that I would NOT be locked in (if the marketing department has a say in it). Also,...
by Prion
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: another image editor for you Leopard folks (beta)
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Maria

yes, I noticed that, too, but just being the messenger I decided against not drawing your attention to the website because the program as such might be worth it.
Ditto about this forum

Prion
by Prion
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: another image editor for you Leopard folks (beta)
Replies: 2
Views: 982

another image editor for you Leopard folks (beta)

As a follow-up to the other thread on image editors, here is one that looks interesting *and* sports curves. http://www.naked.la/ It is Leopard-only, so I cannot test it for the moment. A beta is available further down on this page: http://www.naked.la/emperor/2007/11/public-beta-01-brushes-gradient...
by Prion
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Which of these applications should I buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 5088

If the GIMP ran natively, I'd recommend it (it is powerful), but X11 sucks. Not at all worth it unless you have no other option and are willing to live with the pain. There are ways to run the GIMP natively, i.e. without the help of X11, actually. It is not for the faint of heart though and unfortu...
by Prion
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Which of these applications should I buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 5088

Hmm, not sure. The point is not so much when it was first published but until when it was sold. There is many a developer who forks out updates to keep legacy versions of his own software running under the latest versions of the operating system. I am saying this matter of factly, really, Adobe have...
by Prion
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Which of these applications should I buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 5088

I am considering http://www.lightcrafts.com/products/ for pixel image editing on my future Leopard Mac. It is by no means a toy but I have always found the zone system easier to grasp in practice than gradation curves. LZ indicates which parts of your photos correspond to which zone and lets you man...
by Prion
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Programs you said goodbye to
Replies: 59
Views: 18361

Prion, I think you mean Scripts not Services in the Devonthink menu. The 'stylized s' is for Applescripts. That is one of the more powerful aspects of DT, imo, because it can be so customized. Some of the provided ones are very handy. Quite right, I meant Scripts, of course. That said I think it wa...
by Prion
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Programs you said goodbye to
Replies: 59
Views: 18361

Re: Software i've said goodbye to

Here's my list for what it's worth: For general research / clippings storage, I'm now (despite it's weirdness) a big fan of DEVONthink. I think it has some gaping deficits - boring unfriendly interface, lack of keywords, tags, and saved searches - but its AI sorting of information is gob-droppingly...
by Prion
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Tinderbox users: Has Scrivener changed your usage of TB?
Replies: 21
Views: 9818

Thanks for your responses so far and my apologies for dragging the discussion back to the topic. I am still not quite clear as to what tasks you think Tinderbox is doing better than the rest? Is it mind-mapping and outlining? I have to admit, I find the map view very attractive and more functional t...
by Prion
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Tinderbox users: Has Scrivener changed your usage of TB?
Replies: 21
Views: 9818

Tinderbox users: Has Scrivener changed your usage of TB?

Apologies if this should have been posted in the "Software by other folks" section, but this question is geared towards those of you who (like me) prepare extensive manuscripts with lots of research material. Common tools are one or more Word processsors (often including Word, Mellel, and ...