When working on your Mac, you may easily spend a portion of your time on simple tasks that could add up to take a significant amount of your time. With the right type of tools, you can stay productive and focus on tasks that are more important rather than spending time on routine work.
A shortcut gets you from Point A to Point B in a shorter amount of time than it would if you did not take the shortcut. Pretty simple premiss right? But when it comes to shortcuts on your Mac, it might take even longer just to find or remember what that shortcut even is. Since every program and application has its own set of shortcuts it takes a while to get everything memorized. But with CheatSheet, memorization is no longer a requirement.
Keeping my Mac clean and running at top speeds is my number one priority. With a 2009 Macbook Pro, keeping my device light and nimble helps this oldie run like new. To help stay up with regular cleaning and system scanning I use CleanMyMac, one of the better programs out there for folks looking to leave their Macs in tip-top shape.
While email makes sending documents and files extremely simple, there still are times when sending a classic fax is the only solution. While you can sign documents without scanning or faxing, creating a hard copy of important or sensitive documents can sometimes only be completed with a simple fax. I wish I could tell you that your iPhone and iPad have a built-in fax service, but they do not. Instead, we are going to need another app.
The iPhone is my go-to camera to capture all those dope moments in my life. But every so often I want to clean out my camera roll and get rid of those old or not so awesome pictures. You can do this the standard way, by going into your camera roll and deleting pictures by album or individually, but why not make it a little more fun?
I’ve been using the Neat app on iOS for some time, and I’ve found that I generally use it more often than my NeatDesk scanner. The ability to scan my receipts and business cards while at events is far more efficient than holding on to them all in a semi-organized fashion until I get home. The original Neat mobile app, coupled with Neat’s NeatCloud service, has really helped me adopt a paperless lifestyle far better than any other suite of apps.
Evernote, my favorite way to capture and catalogue notes and thoughts, just got a heck of a lot cooler today with a couple app updates that should certainly get your attention. Evernote has released a big update to Penultimate with seamless syncing with your Evernote account, oh and it’s not free too. Also out today is an update to Evernote Hello for iPhone and for the next few months business card scanning is free—something typically reserved for Premium Users only.
Drafts is one of those supremely powerful apps, like Evernote, you have to commit to trying and using for a little while before you realize how indispensable it truly is. Drafts has updated the iPhone and iPad versions of the app with new Dropbox actions (you can now access your entire Dropbox and now just one folder) and a new automations feature that makes Drafts much, much more than a place to jot notes down.
Wunderlist has always been one of the most widely-used to-do list apps on the market. It is elegant, simple to use, available for nearly every platform, and – perhaps its greatest selling feature (pun totally intended) – it is free. The team at 6Wunderkinder had a great thing going with Wunderlist, but it was only supposed to be the first small step in the team’s foray into task management. Wunderkit was supposed to be its ultimate triumph – but that wasn’t how it went down.
Custom ringtones for the iPhone have been around for quite some time, and the ability to create those ringtones yourself has also been around for some time (even if you needed Garageband at first to do it). But with the arrival of iOS 6, you can now create custom vibration patterns as well.