Tag Archives: Mac OS X

Hazel rule for deleting OmniFocus backups (without deleting them all)

David Sparks (@macsparky) and Katie Floyd (@katiefloyd) over at Mac Power Users covered a lot of great Hazel tips for those looking to automate the more mundane (yet important) aspects of electronic file management in episode 79 of the Mac Power Users podcast. Check it out. Subscribe.

The problem

As the owner of a MacBook Air, I was looking to keep a lid on the size of OmniFocus’ backups directory. As an example of how this can get out-of-hand, on my iMac this directory had nearly 900 files (dating back more than 3 years), and had swelled to over 70 GB. This was choking my Time Machine drive to death, and clearly wouldn’t make the tiny, SSD on my MacBook Air very happy. …keep reading Hazel rule for deleting OmniFocus backups (without deleting them all) >

iCloud migration resources

Like many people, I’ve had some issues with the migration from MobileMe (and .Mac before that and iTools before that) to iCloud, and as I happen to be the sort of person people come to with questions about this, I thought I’d collect a few useful links here:

Twitterrific 4.0 for Mac: a brief review

Twitter’s popularity continues to grow, second only to Facebook in terms of the sheer number of users. The Twitter.com website offers a sophisticated interface, but there’s a healthy community of third-party developers providing apps that access Twitter’s features on the desktop and on mobile platforms.

TwitterrificThe Apple ecosystem has been blessed with a number of really solid Twitter clients for Mac OS X and iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and one of the best — Twitterrific (which was featured among Macworld’s “10 best reading and productivity apps for 2010”) — has just released a major new version for Mac OS X. …keep reading Twitterrific 4.0 for Mac: a brief review >

1Password review at Macworld.com

1password.pngJohn Brandon has posted a glowing review of Agile Web Solutions’ 1Password 3 at Macworld.com.

1Password is simply indispensable. It runs on Apple’s Mac OS X (in Safari, Firefox and Chrome), in iOS (for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad), for Microsoft Windows and, via 1Passwordanywhere, via the web (providing access for Linux users and Mac & PC users when they’re not at their own computers).

1Password has many things going for it:

  1. Less-filling, tastes great — it’s both convenient to use and highly secure (the holy grail of security in any context)
  2. Encourages security, rewards laziness — 1Password makes it easy to use a different, high-quality password at every site you frequent (by generating them for you automatically, avoiding the dangerous tendency to recycle the same password at multiple sites)
  3. Anti-phishing protection — by using pattern-matching to only show you the appropriate logins for the site you’re on, it will recognize when you’ve been lured onto a site that’s masquerading as your bank or sears.ca and won’t provide your login credentials.
  4. Cheaper than the alternatives — It costs much less than the time and hassles involved with compromised online banking or ecommerce accounts
  5. Active development — Agile Web Solutions has always provided timely updates for new browsers and operating systems — this is one of the most actively-developed apps that I use daily