Yes, I understand your concern. Adobe Reader on an Apple product is somehow, just not right. But give this one a try before you bash it. Adobe Reader of iOS is free and I found it painless to use. It does signatures and and basic annotation on PDF documents. Here is a review from today [...]
MacXDVD software is giving away their application, MacX DVD Ripper Pro now till the end of the month. Visit their Web site, http://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro , and download the app then use the license code “BD-TGTXUVYO-OONQRP” to register it.
MACXDVD Software is mainly focus on multimedia software for Mac users. MacX DVD Ripper Pro is the best selling products which is able to access all types of DVD protection and rip DVDs to AVI, MP4, MPEG, FLV, AVI, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch 4, PSP, Apple TV, etc. The software is
able to access all types of DVD protection technology including CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS encryption, RCE Region protection, Disney X-project DRM, etc. And we constantly update this software to support any new released protected DVDs. With support for Multi-core CPU and Hyper Threading, MacX DVD Ripper Pro gives the choice to flexibly set CPU Utilization for DVD ripping.
This is a non upgradeable version and there is no technical support for the free version. They also have a paid version which will convert files and HD to different formats along with ripping DVD’s. I have not personally used the software, so if anyone downloads and tries it out, I’d love to get a written or recorded review for the blog or podcast. Thank you!
One of the most recognized names in Mac Software is Barebones. Their product BBEdit has been around forever and was one of the first apps that Mac users thought of for HTML editing and developing along with basic text work.
Yojimbo has been around for several years and is your effortless, reliable information organizer for Mac OS X. Yojimbo makes keeping all the small (or even large) bits of information that pour in every day organized and accessible. Its so simple, there is no learning curve. Yojimbo’s mechanism for collecting, storing and finding information is so natural and effortless, it will change your life, without changing the way you work.
WeatherCal is new and presents the latest available weather conditions and forecast (up to five days in advance†) for your desired locations, as all-day events in iCal. You’ll always know the predicted weather well ahead of time.
All these are being given away on the MacReviewCast Podcast for our 4 year Anniversary event. Listen and learn how to win.
I have long envied people that live the cloud life as Paul describes it, and while many people over the years have said that I have my head in the clouds, or that I live up on Cloud 9, it really isn’t something that my life style requires or benefits from.
I looked at Memopal a couple of months ago and liked it, especially the 250GB of storage, but couldn’t find a place for it in my workflow. Basically having effectively your whole hard drive on line sort of seemed pointless at the end of the day ….. may as well take the MacBook Pro with me i.e. if I need access to all my data all the time then surely I would be better with it offline and accessible?
From time to time I do have a need to access a document from another computer, and to share them with people that I am working on a project with, or as Dropbox call it “seamlessly sync files between multiple computers as well as act as a conduit for backing up files online”.
For me the single biggest plus is the seamless integration on the Mac. Can’t say what it is like on Windows (and frankly don’t care), nor on Linux (but that is because I have never bothered to look at Linux yet), but in the Mac it sits in the Finder:
It can never be said that Apple understands when it made a mistake, and they made one or two big ones in the last week. If you read my arcticle called “Just How Dumb Can Apple Be, you’ll know that the conversion from .Mac to MobileMe has been anything but smooth. One of the things I like about Apple is their ability to make things right when they know they screwed things up. So today we’ve gotten the word from Apple that they want to kiss and make up for the MobileMe disaster.