With the much anticipated release of Adobe Creative Suite CS6 happening this year (confirmed first half of 2012), customers have been asking if they’ll need to purchase upgrades for Art Files 2, SneakPeek Pro and SneakPeek. Code Line is pleased to announce that they’ll be offering free updates for CS6 support once it’s released.
Category: Mac & OS X
Low Battery Saver is a simple, elegant app that lets you decide when to get a low battery warning, and safely sleeps or hibernates your Mac laptop before it dies. Unlike the built-in battery indicator in the menubar, which is easily missed, Low Battery Saver displays a low battery warning at your specified time that you cannot miss.
As you can see above, a large red bar appears across the bottom of your screen to let you know the battery is running low. After that, you’ll receive a notification that your laptop will sleep in X amount of time (you decide how much time that is in the preferences.
Set the amount of time before the large red warning bar appears, then how long before the laptop sleeps, as well as a warning before it sleeps. Quite frankly, if you lose a file due to battery drain while using this utility, you deserve the grief you’ll suffer.
Low Battery Saver (Mac App Store Link) is a handy little utility if you work primarily on a laptop. The loss of a single file because your battery dies can be devastating, so Low Battery Saver pays for itself at only $1.99.
I came across this post at CultofMac that explained how you can set your Mac’s volume to “ultra-quiet” via a combination of lowering the volume all the way, then hitting the mute key on your Mac’s keyboard. This sets the volume to a barely audible level. The problem of course is that it’s barely audible.
Instead, just hold down the Shift + Option keys while using the Volume keys on the keyboard. This will allow you to adjust the volume (up or down) by quarter bars at a time, instead of full bars at a time.
If you’re a fan of Alfred for OS X, and you use an iPhone running iOS 5, I’ve got a treat for you.
DirtDon.com has released an Alfred extension that allows you to enter items that appears in iCal and syncs to your iOS 5 Reminders app. You simply preface your reminder with the letter “r” as seen in the image above. (more…)
teleport lets you use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs. Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard.
The pasteboard can be synchronized, and you can even drag & drop files between your Macs. You can make a donation to the developer if you find teleport useful in your workflow.
- keyboard bindings: you can assign a keyboard shortcut to a controlled Mac to directly jump to it.
- host specific options: you can define the switching and sharing options per host, to have different settings.
- much improved file transfers: a lot faster, specially when transferring folders, no more size limitation, supports multiple files.
- full multi-screens support: all screens of shared Macs are now visible, so pairing a secondary screen is much easier than before.
- full gestures support, as well as volume controls.
- host location indicator: when positioning a host around your Mac, a red line appear at the location where the switch will occur.
- sound notification: teleport can play a sound when it switches to another Mac.
- host appearance indicator: when a host comes online, a line will flash on the corresponding border to notify that you can now control it.
Quick Look is a handy feature of Mac OS X that allows you to preview a file simply by hitting the Space Bar while the file is selected. A large preview window opens allowing you to see what the file is (provided the file format is supported by OS X.
With OS X Lion, you can open the image by clicking the small button in the upper right corner of the Quick Look window, but it’s much easier to simply double-click the Quick Look window. Not a huge time-saver, but every click saved is a click earned, I always say.
Time Machine backs up files every hour, and if you’re a power-user who updates and saves lots of files (particularly large ones), Time Machine could theoretically never stop working. The problem is that for many users, the Mac can get bogged-down while backing up, in some cases to the point of being unusable.
Thankfully, Stefan Klieme wrote a simple piece of software called TimeMachineScheduler that allows you to easily adjust the backup interval of Time Machine. With TimeMachineScheduler you can set the interval from one to 12 hours, limit backups to WiFi or hard-wired connection only, skip backups during specified hours, and more.
TimeMachineScheduler is free (donations welcome) and works with OS X 10.5 or later on Intel Macs. Because my particular workflow doesn’t require hourly backups, I love this little utility and the features it offers me.