Yoink updated with Yosemite compatibility and new features

Yoink 3

Eternal Storms Software recently released Yoink 3, an upgrade to their incredibly useful drag and drop utility.

Yoink 3 makes drag and drop of files and app content between windows, (fullscreen) apps and Spaces easier by providing a “shelf” where file drags can be temporarily placed—allowing the mouse to be free to move and navigate to the destination of the drag. This is especially helpful when it comes to windows in different spaces, apps or fullscreen windows. You can view the demo video on the Eternal Storms website to give you a better idea of what it does, but I assure you that if you use OS X’s Full Screen feature, it’s almost a must have!

Yoink 3 Features

  • Yoink’s window can now be resized or automatically adjusted in height based on the number of files in it
  • Quickly view files in a file-stack in Yoink by right-clicking onto it
  • A fresh, new look that fits in perfectly with Yosemite
  • A new, hand-crafted App-Icon and interface elements throughout the app
  • Improvements and bug fixes, like better QuickLook Previews, cleaned-up preferences and better localization of filenames and paths

Yoink 3 is available on the Mac App Store for $4.99. If you’re already a Yoink user, the upgrade is free! Yoink is designed for and requires OS X Lion or newer – OS X Yosemite is recommended.

I absolutely love this little utility, it’s one of the few I’ve come across that has had staying power on my Macs.

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Suitcase Fusion 6: Another fontspirational update

Suitcase Fusion 6

There are two utilities I install on every new Mac I use, the same two I’ve been installing before anything else since the mid-to-late 90s. Default Folder, and Extensis Suitcase.

Upgrades over the years have added new features, but their core functionality hasn’t changed much—other than they just keep working better with age. And that’s why I like them so much.

Extensis Suitcase Fusion started out as a simple font activation tool, but over the years it has grown into a complete font management system. While competing font managers struggle to add “me-too” features, Suitcase Fusion has built upon its core font activation tools with features that professionals with large font collections and a love for typography can truly use and appreciate. And rather than just throw frivolous features against the wall to see what sticks, Extensis has worked hard to only add the best ones, the most useful ones—and make sure they work as advertised.

Suitcase Fusion 6 continues down the path of slow-and-steady wins the race. At first glance, existing users will likely only see a slight interface update to look more at home with Mac OS X Yosemite. But there is a little more than meets the eye. (more…)

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Wake me up in an hour: Napping with Siri

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If you’re really tired and want to take a nap, let Siri wake you up in time. Just tell Siri Wake me up in an hour. That’s it. Pretty simple, right?

I’m not even going to explain how I managed to accidentally learn that you could do this with Siri, but I’m sure you can figure it out.

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141 free “Google Material Design” wallpapers that don’t suck

Material Design wallpapers

Google recently announced their next Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop. The most visual change is the interface, which they refer to as Material Design. While I can’t think of anything good to say about the OS, I can say that these Material Design wallpapers shared by Brian Parkerson on Google+ are gorgeous. All will look great on an iPhone, and many look pretty damn good on my 15″ Retina MacBook Pro

If you like what you see but don’t want to be bothered to download them individually, you can grab all of them in a single 60+MB ZIP file from here.

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Download, organize and play videos with Elmedia Player (15% discount)

Elmedia Player for Mac

There are plenty of ways to view media on the Mac OS X. Between Quicktime, Safari, iTunes, and a host of 3rd party software, you can go crazy trying to choose just one. Despite the fact that Apple has made great efforts with iTunes and Safari to be all you need, I like having dedicated apps for certain tasks.

Elmedia Player for Mac (EP) is an extremely versatile tool that takes after iTunes, only for videos. You can view almost any type of video; from Flash, Silverlight and Real Video, to AVI, MOV and MP4.

But EP doesn’t stop with just playing videos. There’s a lot more to be had with this little gem! (more…)

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Free subtle patterns for your web designs

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SubtlePatterns offers nearly 400 tillable patterns for your web designs. These patterns, as the name implies, are subtle, clean and will work with virtually any design style. You can download them for free, or use the $12 Photoshop plug-in which puts them right into your workflow.

The cool thing about this site is that you can preview each pattern as a page background simply by hovering over each pattern and clicking the preview button.

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Hopefully, some day, this won’t be such big news

Tim Cook

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, this morning published an essay on Bloomberg Business Week in which he announced he is gay. Shock. Well, not really. Most Apple fans already knew this, and most everyone else probably took a where there is smoke, there’s fire opinion on the subject.

I think it’s awesome that he came out publicly like this, I just wish we lived in a time when this wasn’t news at all.

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