2nd November 2012
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On the face of it, Sticky Notifications is a very simple application. It allows you to create your own "Sticky" notifications in Mountain Lion, or in Lion (using Growl). Want a quick reminder on screen, Just click on the menubar icon or use a keyboard shortcut to create it in a flash.
Sticky Notifications also has integration with many other aspects of your Mac such as Automator and System Services, as well a full URL scheme to enable integration with Alfred and Launchbar
This full tutorial includes sections on:
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|Using Sticky Notifications||[2m 14s]|
|Configuring Sticky Notifications||[3m 58s]|
|Automator Integration||[5m 21s]|
|System Service Integration||[1m 59s]|
|URL Scheme||[3m 21s]|
|Custom Searches||[2m 29s]|
MoneyWell is one of the most respected personal finance applications for the Mac.
Using a unique approach of using "buckets" for your various budgets, it allows to to easily keep track of income and expenditure, ensuring you remain on budget.
Gestures on the Magic TrackPad are all well and good, but they are a bit limited.
In this episode, I take a look at creating custom gestures using BetterTouchTool (BTT).
You're only limited by your imagination as BTT includes support for a wide range of actions as well as custom keyboard shortcuts.
As well as the Magic TrackPad, you can also use it on your Magic Mouse, MacBook TrackPad or even the Leap Motion Controller.
I also include a short video snippet of the leap Motion Controller in action, being controlled by BetterTouchTool gestures.
Two desktop utilities in this week's show:
Drop Shadow - Create drop shadows, frames and borders with this simple to use utility,
App Delete - Don't just delete the application, delete all the cruft that goes with it. AppDelete will search out all the hidden files that comprise an installed application and delete the lot. It will also allow you to delete and archive, allowing you to re-install the application at any time in the future.
Little Snitch 3 gives you absolute control of what your Mac connects to, and what or who connects to it!
Little Snitch is an application designed to improve the security of your Mac by constantly identifying in-bound as well as out-bound connection requests to and from your Mac. Once identified, Little Snitch will enable you to allow or deny such requests, giving you full control of all network connections.
Time for a Mac Montage show this week, and Todd Olthoff takes us through three Menu Bar utilities.
DeskConnect for Mac: A handy way to share files and more via your Macs and iOS devices either locally or remotely.
Trickster: Access recent files and more.
Menu Mate: Access your application menus with just a quick keyboard shortcut.
A brand new version of 1Password is now available for the Mac - 1Password 4
Acknowledged as one of (if not the) leading password managers, 1Password 4 is a complete re-imagining of the popular Password Manager. 1Password makes it simple to create and manage secure, unique passwords for all your apps and webservices, yet access them all via a single, strong, secure master password.
As well as improvements and enhancements to the standard features, the latest version includes some brand new features such as a new 1Password mini app, sharable 1Password Vaults and iCloud syncing.
With iOS 7 now launched, thoughts turn to OSX Mavericks, due out in a month or two. The upgrade process for a Mac is very different than for an iOS device, with potentially a lot more data at stake.
So my recommendation would be to get a bootable backup strategy in place and start thinking about cleaning up your Mac.
So this show runs through two applications that will help you do just that - Carbon Copy Cloner & Clean My Mac 2
Sticky Notifications tutorial is also available to watch in Issue 5 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
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