Review

Ember Keeps LittleSnapper's Flame Burning

Ember Keeps LittleSnapper's Flame Burning

I’m a screenshot nut. I take screenshots every day for documentation, support, explanation, etc., and I’ve tried just about every Mac app out there that claims to do the job. Except for a short flirtation with Skitch that ended badly, my utility of choice for the last four-and-a-half years has been LittleSnapper.

Instashare Adds Clipboard Transfer

Instashare Adds Clipboard Transfer

Last February, I reviewed Instashare, an app [Free ($1 in-app upgrade to remove ads), iOS; $3, OS X] for sharing files between your OS X and iOS devices.

App of the Week

Fluid and Choosy

You may not know this, but when you visit a non-Facebook property, Facebook may know that you’ve made that visit. If the site uses a Facebook widget–for comments, a Like button, etc.–then that widget may have access to the same browser cookies that identify you while you’re visiting Facebook.com. That may be true even if you’re logged out.[^1]

An Overview of Direct Mail 3

An Overview of Direct Mail 3

Daylite 4 is designed for one-on-one email communications with your clients, but there are plenty of times you’ll want to send out mass mailings to keep your entire client base–or select portions of it–apprised of what you’re doing. For example, you may want to send out a regular newsletter or a brief product or service announcement. Although you can do this within Daylite, there are some limitations which will make using another piece of software much more desirable.

App of the Week

AirParrot

I really hadn’t any need to use AirPlay to broadcast my Mac’s screen to my Apple TV, but then I got a subscription to Hulu Plus to replace my cable provider. Unfortunately, there is some content on Hulu that can’t be viewed natively on Apple TV or on my iPad; instead, the shows are limited to viewing on the web.

AirDrop for iOS and OSX

AirDrop for iOS and OSX

Choosing a Meeting Planner App

Choosing a Meeting Planner App

The Holy Grail of Mail-to-PDF Conversion

The Holy Grail of Mail-to-PDF Conversion

Perhaps the title of this post is overblown, but I’ve long wanted to be able to automatically create PDFs from email messages and although I’ve searched high and low the solution has eluded me—until now.

OS X applications can create a PDF from a document when they’re printed, and Mail is no exception: simply choose File > Print when a message is selected and then choose Save as PDF… from the PDF menu in the lower right corner of the Print sheet.

Skitch 2.0 is a Disappointment

Skitch 2.0 is a Disappointment
For about 15 months, Skitch has been my “go to” app for taking and annotating static screenshots. I’m not sure why I stopped using LittleSnapper, other than I liked the arrows in Skitch better.

iOS 6

I jumped on iOS 6 on my iPhone 4S as soon as I could and I wanted to jot down some observations I’d not seen anywhere else:

App Store

We knew a visual overhaul of the App Store was coming and it really looks nice. I don’t like that I have to tap on each update to see what’s new, though. In iOS 5 and previous, several lines of update info were available without tapping.

Updating your apps doesn’t immediately dump you out of the App Store. Yay!

Update: Apps new to your device have a “New” banner until you launch them.