OCR is a handy tool to have in the reviewers arsenal. Leadtools OCR tools is a handy way to grab text from an image, screen cap or anything so you don’t have to re type what’s already been typed. A valuable timesaver in so many way but only if it works (hence this review). Similar ocr app use online recognition processing, sending the image off and then emailing results. Lead tools does it all offline, prompting me to download an app with no App Store reviews.
Skitch used to be the go to app if you wanted to share a screen capture. Now it’s part of evernote with more added features this has unfortunately meant more steps to quickly and snap and share. Now there’s a new contender to the capture and share arena, Glui, instant screen captures and sharing with nothing but of ease of use in mind.
Radium 3 is out now, just buy it if you like listening to radio on your mac. Not convinced, how about more features and impressive boast of improvements over that of its predecessor. Go and buy it.. Still not convinced? It’s brilliant, lightweight, constantly updated and supported with passion. Radium 3 is the best. Go buy it now… If only I could do all reviews as easily but here’s our review of Radium from CatPig Studios.
There comes a time in a mac owners life when you have to deal with a hard disk failure or at least some corruption due to an improper shutdown like if there’s a power cut or accidental unplugging. Apple’s Disk Utility is fine for the basics but when you need something that delves a touch deeper and sorts out more than just basic disk permissions, Stellar Software’s Mac Volume Repair comes to the rescue.
Google Docs set the web abuzz with it’s free storage offerings and online editing facilities, allowing several users can make changes and collaborate at the same time. Rocket Docs improves on your Google Drive and Docs experience by keeping things together in it’s own application pane.
We took a look at Poster, the WordPress Blogging App a short while back and it instantly became our go to app for posting updates. Today Poster becomes Poster 2.0 with a bevvy of fixes and newly released functionality.
Posts for the iPod is a shining example of how to write an app that encourages usage and instead of finding a use for it actually makes you want to use it. That’s a pretty strong opening statement but thanks to the Posts App I’m using my iPad to blog more than ever before.
Normally I use WordPress for my blogging needs but there’s several features that annoy me so much I’d rather not use it. Just in case you’ve never used WordPress, let me elaborate on some of the issues that I’ve had.
Moving to the Mac means a great deal of pleasure / pain experiences, what you get in the way of a stable operating system, app store goodness and other cool features you feel the pain in other ways. Office sucks on anything but a high-end iMac and you sacrifice gaming in almost all senses when compared to pc counterparts. Sure steam gives access to some ports but Mac’s have never been well-known for their graphics card prowess.
Business cards are a part of business life as are stuffy boardroom meetings, tie’s designed to give you that precise level of uncomfort that’s just about bearable and not to mention the posturing of who has the best finished business card (see the remake of American Psycho’s business card comparison scene.)
Apple let’s loose it’s own Podcasts app, breaking them free from being buried in the iTunes menu. Arguably it’s aimed at those who aren’t familiar with podcasts in general but it’s still not that bad even if it does lack some essential features.
During the office clearout, i.e listing things on eBay, we needed a way to ensure we had the right information for listings. The internet doesn’t always make things clear and so when we stubmled upon Mactracker we had to mention it here.
The camera in the iPhone range has is best described as adequate at best. Even with statistics pointing to the fact it’s the most used camera phone out there (Flickr for example) pictures taken with the iPhone often need a little bit of a helping hand to look their best. Enter HDRtist a Mac application designed to take the hard work out of getting the best from your photos.
JetPack Joyride, quite simply put is almost the most fun you can have using a single digit and with a lead character called Barry, why are you still reading this and not downloading it right now? Gameplay is beyond simple and yet utterly compelling. Barry Steakfries is propelled into the sky with his machine gun get pack in a perpetually side scrolling affair with a simple aim of getting to the end… if there is one.
One of the most time consuming parts of blogging can be pictures. More often than not there is need to perform bulk actions on a range of images. You have no idea how tedious it can be taking your photos for your blog and having to, one by one, manually resize them into something more manageable. This takes time and to say it’s a tedious task is an understatement. So when we came across Image Bucket we were ecstatic.
A cluttered interface is something I can’t really stand for despite the fact that we desperately need an actual quarantine zone my office workplace on the grounds of health and safety.
Quite often my day finds me flitting from task to task and quite often leads to moments of panic when I try to work out just exactly how long I have been working on a particular clients project. So I was incredibly grateful when I came across Minco.