Before starting the new year, we will take a brief look at UsingMac resources during year 2008, including remarkable Mac applications, killer tips and tricks, awesome wallpapers collection, time saver keyboard shortcuts and other interesting stuffs.
It doesn't matter how powerful your Mac, without wide knowledge of Mac application, you won't fully utilize your Mac. Oppositely, brutally installing all applications recommended by favorite sources isn't a wise step also.
In the year 2008, compilations of articles about Mac applications are significant enough to give you brief introduction to many Mac applications that's readily available.
Don't be shocked by the amount of free applications here. There are actually thousands of those, but I only mention some that worth the spotlight, such as Deeper, Paparazzi!, AppCleaner and many other apps.
To name some of application launchers spotted by UsingMac, there are still many of those available. However, in the case of choosing application launcher, experience and growing productivity comes first, as reflected by growing learning of using Quicksilver, Namely, Sapiends and other application launchers mentioned.
Other than those famous application launchers, image viewers are also available in various forms with various conveniences and features delivered to us. But of course, you won't need image viewers if you don't even have a single image.
Here you can find several alternatives of video recorder for Mac, from free to $99.99 price tag, from only capturing screen to advance movie editing.
These apps are so unique that I can hardly find any special category for them. But their usability and functionality really stand out from the crowd; They worth the mention!
As the backbone of UsingMac, killer tips and tricks won't be absent from our big roundup. There are many of the killer tips and tricks we have provided and we're glad that some even get huge exposure from popular sites.
Here are the highlights of some killer tips and tricks.
Huge list of tips and tricks that can be done on your Mac. This huge list would not be interesting without trying out the tips and tricks.
Step by step guide to kill your plain-looking stack folder and replace it with icon embedded drawer icon.
Things that you can do with your Quicksilver as not merely an application launcher but a time saver application, including list of available actions and other killer Quicksilver tricks.
Editing image with your Mac isn't as difficult as it seems to be. These 10 tricks will give you the power to do more with Preview.
Having your Trash name changed into Recycle Bin is one of the tricks taught inside this article. There are also couple more cool things that you can do for your Dock.
With its competitor, Firefox 3, empowered with many third party plugins, the blazing speed of Safari may lose. But these impressive Safari plugins may at least bring Safari to be a par to Firefox.
Not only you can use your Terminal to do some of your works, but during a mind-numbing day, your Terminal can also amuse you with its not-so-special songs.
This article will reveal you the secret trick of using Activity Monitor to grab free YouTube Video from its huge video database. And this trick can also be done on other media sites similar to YouTube.
While most of the time discussing about Mac tricks, sometimes we will throw wallpaper compilation to reinvigorate our Mac display. Currently, they're thousands of wallpapers showcased on our gallery and more will be added in the future.
Every month, we will have an article called Wallpapers of the Month. And up to now, we've already three of these, showcasing best wallpapers found on the particular month, which are
Apart from those monthly wallpapers, nature wallpapers are also mind-refreshing. And we've found hundreds of them and compiled them in two separate articles
Some compilations of wallpapers focused on Apple logo are made, but these two are the most popular throughout year 2008
Not only limited to those kinds of wallpapers mentioned above but other wallpapers are also hot among our readers
It's no doubt that keyboard shortcuts play important role in saving your time and boosting your productivity. Experiencing this fact, sometimes I present available keyboard shortcuts in a comprehensive way: by highlighting certain part with different text coloring to emphasize on its usefulness.
Remembering keyboard shortcuts it's not only the matter of how big your brain is but more to the matter of how you understand the impact of adding additional modifier keys (Shift, Control and Option) to keystrokes.
This article gives you the main idea of it.
Like Windows Explorer on Windows, Finder is the most visited place while using your Mac. Therefore, keyboard shortcuts like Command-1 to view list as icons and many other time saving shortcuts can greatly boost our file-searching speed.
It's also explained a bit how you can adapt your old Windows keyboard shortcuts to new Mac keystrokes.
List of available Firefox keyboard shortcuts, comparing keyboard shortcuts for Windows and keystrokes for Mac in a easy-to-understand, tabular way.
Collection of Safari Web Browser keyboard shortcuts from not widely known to commonly used keystrokes.
Remembering shortcuts is the most efficient way to get the most out of our Mac, not exclusive for Mail. This simple list of 63 Mail keyboard shortcuts will help you know better features inside your Mail and what keystrokes to use that can cut your time consumption on using Mail.
For iMovie'08 fans, keyboard shortcuts are useful in editing movie. In this article, not only you will be introduced to several shortcuts but you will also get overall function of the feature discussed.
Nowadays, screen saver isn't merely for screen-burn protection, but screen saver is also used for point of attraction. It's also kind of showing off to some extent.
Here are useful UsingMac resources regarding to Mac screen saver.
Collection of absolutely beautiful screen savers. Splitted into two articles which each of them bear different screen savers strong characteristics: eye-candy versus colorful.
Instead of plain-looking clock screen saver, it's so much better to have screen saver dedicated to show you clock in a very creative way, such as the Polar Clock Screen Saver, Drop Clock, Word Clock, and other unique clock screen savers.
One of the golden egg inside your Mac is the Mosaic Screen Saver, in this article, you will see the awesomeness of this Mosaic screen saver and how to make it works!
As the title suggests, this article teaches you how to make customization to your Flurry screen saver. But if it's suitable, you can use the guide for other screen savers as well.
These are the other attractive stuffs that can be found on UsingMac in the year 2008 (and more will emerge on year 2009).
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