Are you a freelancer or do you manage remote employees? Regardless of whether you’re a web developer, designer or writer, or you manage such employees remotely, then you have probably considered and understand that it takes a lot more discipline and motivation to stay focused on a task.
There are just too many distractions for freelancers and remote workers. The freedom to manage your own time is both positive and negative. But, time is especially important for freelancers who are mostly paid for results rather than time spent working.
Time is equally important for employers who need to [...]
If you want to reduce the number of clicks you make on your Mac, a very useful application called PopClip should probably live in your menu bar.
PopClip ($4.99) made our list of recommended productivity applications last year, and has continued to help us be productive. Since we first reviewed PopClip as a giveaway application two years ago, over a hundred actions (technically called extensions) have been developed for the utility.
You might be surprised by what you can get done when simply selecting text on your Mac.What Does PopClip Do?
PopClip is simple to use: when you select a piece of text on your Mac, a PopClip menu pops up that includes extensions for [...]
It’s tough to start over, to throw out what you already have and start anew. And yet, that nimbleness is seemingly the most required trait of successful software companies today. Desktop software that made sense a decade ago often needs far more than just updates today—it needs rethought for the needs and use-cases of today’s mobile world. You can either change, or watch a nimbler new startup take away the new version of the market you used to claim.
Thus, it’s far from surprising that Realmac Software decided last year to kill LittleSnapper, their screenshot tool that made it simple to grab screenshots, annotate them, and store them together in a library, in lieu of the new, [...]
Developed by Francisco Cantu, Fileup is a new OS X utility that lets you quickly share files through Dropbox by dragging them onto a menu bar icon. Unlike other apps that have implemented the same sharing mechanism and user interaction (which Dropbox surprisingly doesn’t support with their own menu bar app), Fileup adds filters for file types, integrates with Notification Center, and lets you set up templates for naming files through a simple syntax. The idea is reminiscent of Vemedio’s shortlived Sharebox experiment, but, as required by Dropbox, Fileup is a separate menu bar utility that doesn’t interact with the official Dropbox client.
Like Droplr, [...]
Which are the best iPad apps for designers? There are certainly some strong contenders. Here, we bring you five of the best iPad apps to and help designers produce great work.
The iPad is a fantastic tool for designers. It can allow them to sketch out ideas while out and about, or even help them produce a finished piece. There are many apps that can help designers make the most out of their iPad, but which are worth downloading?
We’ve collected five iPad apps that we think are the most useful apps for designers. Of course, they’re only the tip of the iceberg, so if you’re a designer and you’ve got a favourite app that hasn’t made [...]
You’ve likely used word processors like Word, TextEdit, and Pages, as well as plain-text writing apps like iA Writer and Byword. If you’re a serious writer, you’ve likely used or at least looked at advanced writing apps like Scrivener or the original Ulysses.
But you’ve never seen anything like Ulysses III. It’s a totally new take on an advanced writing app, bringing the best of Markdown-focused plain text editors together with a multi-document management system that makes sense. Throw in HUDs that make Markdown formatting easier to use than rich editing in Word, and you’ve got one serious writing app. One that must be seen to be believed. Like the article? You [...]