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Pearltrees for iPad Leap : Ironic Software “It is just amazing, how seamlessly Leap is integrating with Mavericks. The one thing, which Leap could not handle so far – tagging during the file saving process is now handled by Mavericks. And Leap now is even a more powerful tool for search, retrieval and major tagging jobs. Great job!” A more natural way. With Leap you find things based on your natural memory of that file. Folders and rigid hierarchies might have made sense back when we had hundreds of files, but we’re now swimming in images, files, movies and other data. Serendipity. Wikipedia defines serendipity as the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely. Leap’s ability to quickly browse like documents allow you to stumble upon not only the file you were looking for but sometimes an even better one that you weren’t looking for. Use Leap’s loupe tool to inspect the document in perfect detail. Mavericks ready. Get Leap now: (also runs as a demo version)

The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011 Editor’s note: Contributor Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of mobile app discovery services Appolicious, AndroidApps.com and AppVee. With this post, he continues an annual tradition of picking the best iOS apps of the year. It’s telling that Apple chose an app that debuted more than 14 months ago, Instagram, as its “iPhone App of the Year” for 2011. This should not imply that there was a shortage of quality and groundbreaking apps released this year. Far from it. From social magazines to music discovery apps to console-quality games that players can hold in the palms of their hands, there are hundreds of new titles in the iTunes App Store that will inform, organize, and entertain virtually anyone who owns an iOS device. We picked 20 of the best iOS applications that came out or received significant updates in 2011. Here are ours. 1. After launching exclusively on iPads last year, this pioneering social magazine expanded to all iOS devices in December. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. iMuscle 9.

Toodledo - To Do List DEVONthink Pro Office — Powerful and smart document management for Mac Keep everything in sync — fast, robust, and secure Use your databases on all your Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Collaborate in your team. It's ultra-fast, super robust, and strong encryption keeps prying eye out. Sync your data directly on the local network, via WebDAV or Dropbox, or using just anything mountable, e.g. a USB stick or SD card. Carry your important data with you all the time with DEVONthink To Go 2. Click here to learn more about our sync technology. Note: Our software licenses can be used on multiple Macs when all of them are used by the same person only. mental_floss Blog » 10 Ways to Game Up Your Home The first generation to grow up playing video games is now feathering empty nests, and plenty more gamers are buying and filling homes. Furniture and home decor companies keep adding designs catering to video game lovers, and those with a bit of time and creativity keep designing and building their own! A really dedicated gamer could furnish the entire house this way, but it's more likely you'd want to add just one or two game touches to your home to honor that side of your personality. 1. Space Invaders Couch If you love playing Space Invaders, you'll also love the Space Invaders Couch designed by Igor Chak. 2. Instructables user rpaxton and her mother made this awesome Nintendo Bedding Set with comforter, pillowcases, and bed skirt as a surprise birthday gift for her brother, and then posted the pictures for the rest of us to envy. 3. The Tetris Cooking Timer works almost like an electronic hourglass. 4. 5. Dennis and Judith built this Mario Brothers storage unit for their apartment.

Soulver for iPad | Acqualia Easy Editing With Soulver you write out your entire problem. If you make a mistake, just tap delete, no need to start from scratch. Big buttons, quick numbers Soulver has specials keyboard for doing quick math. Easy Percentages Doing percentages is easy with Soulver. Files & Syncing Soulver can sync your calculations with iCloud or Dropbox, and email out beautifully formatted emails of your work from inside Soulver. Instant Answers Soulver calculates instantly as you type. Multi-line calculations Do calculations over multiple lines, and even connect the lines together using line references. All the standard Functions Soulver has all the standard mathematical functions built in, which is great for trigonometry, for instance. Instant Totals Soulver adds all your lines as you type, so it's a great way to do quick totals.

Top 20 Ultimate Ways to Use a Disposable Camera When it comes to photography, we like to root for the little guy. He’s the picture taker that works hard, is easy going and is always around when you need him. Yep, we’re talking about one of our old favorites: the disposable camera. While we love adding filters to our phone pics and making masterpieces with our DSLRs, there’s something magical about disposable cameras we can’t forget… They’re cheap, fun to play with and can do almost anything! Here’s our top 20 list of didn’t-know-you-could-do-that ways to use, abuse, modify, and make the most of your disposable camera! Top 20 Creative Ways to Use a Disposable Camera Smack some extra exposures out of it Our first tip started out as a simple way to get our disposable’s flash to fire, but we soon discovered something far greater. Much to our surprise, this trick will also often force the shutter open to make a double exposure! The process is simple: Charge your flash (most disposables have a button for this.)Hold camera in one hand, and SMACK!

Review: FontAgent Pro 5 industrial-strength font manager now offers cloud option FontAgent Pro 5 is an industrial-strength font manager with an interface that’s simple enough for beginners, but with features powerful enough for graphics pros. Version 5 adds helpful new features to an already powerful feature set, and an attractive CloudServer subscription option that eliminates upgrade fees and gives you access to a powerful online font server hosted by Insider Software. New features FontAgent Pro has been a favorite among creative professionals because of its simple interface, designer-friendly features, and robust handling of potential font problems such as corrupt or duplicate fonts. But when you start clicking around, lots of deep capability is revealed. For example, there’s a Smart Search feature that lets you search for any conceivable combination of font attributes. The Keyword Search feature lets you use common terms such as Typewriter, Western, Retro, or Holiday. Many times, programs crash because of font-related confusion. CloudServer Bottom line

7 Must See Strangest Gadgets First time here? I hope you'll consider subscribing via RSS or email (it's free). Thanks for visiting! Flying Alarm Clock Find it hard to wake up in the morning? Be warned. SatuGo Bouncing Digital Camera Imagine combining your love for bouncing balls and your obsession with taking pictures into one. Traveller’s T-shirt While not exactly a gadget, it can be very useful for those who often travel to places where you don’t know to speak the native language. Brief Safe A safe way to store cash and other valuable. Day Clock This is the weirdest of them all. Infant “Hand” Pillow Sometimes babies wake up the moment they are laid to bed. Transparent Toaster Have you ever rushed to get things done and in the process ended up burned your toast?

Gems Revisited: Fantastical 1.1 and Moom 2.3.1 I occasionally take a second look at products that have been substantially updated since their original Mac Gems reviews—especially if those products are among our favorite Gems, and especially if the changes warrant a new rating. Today I’m taking just such a look at two recent Gems, Fantastical ($20; Mac App Store link) and Moom ($5; Mac App Store link). Fantastical 1.1 I originally reviewed Fantastical 1.0 back in May, praising it as “a great package that handles—with an attractive interface and some impressive options—most of the things you use your ‘big’ calendar program to do.” If you’ve never used Fantastical, its icon lives in your menu bar, displaying the day’s date. Click the icon, and a beautiful calendar drops down, showing the current month, with upcoming events listed below; you choose which calendars’ events appear, as well as the number of events or days’ worth of events. It’s also easy to create new events from within Fantastical. Moom 2.3.1

25 Unusual Usb Designs July 13th, 2011 Anila Arshad This is my second part on usb designs, my first post is 10 Most Unique Usb Designs. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Moom 1.1 One of the most popular categories of Gems is utilities that make it easier, faster, or simply more convenient to arrange windows on your screen—for example, to line up two Finder windows for easier file management, or to stick a Web browser and a text editor side-by-side to preview some Web code. I’ve covered a slew of these utilities over the years, including Cinch, TwoUp and SizeUp, MercuryMover, Zooom, MondoMouse, and Fiwi. But the past few months have seen a veritable glut of new window-management software. I’ll be taking a look at the best of these utilities over the next few weeks; today I start with ManyTricks’ Moom (Mac App Store link). Like many similar utilities, Moom’s goal is to make it easier to put windows in commonly used configurations—specifically, taking up exactly half or a quarter of the screen, or zoomed to fill the entire screen. But there are a couple not-so-obvious options here, as well.

30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac | Mac.AppStorm - StumbleUpon If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you. Below you’ll find 30 tips and tricks to help both seasoned and beginner Mac users to get the most out of their OS X experience. We’ll cover everything from obscure Terminal commands to keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know and use. Let’s get started! Dock Tricks Recent Items Stack Stacks are quite the handy addition to your Mac’s dock and the good people at Mac OS X Hints figured out a way to make them even more useful by creating a stack that automatically contains your most recent applications. These can of course be found under the Apple menu as well but it’s much more convenient to have them right in the dock. Recent Items Stack To accomplish this feat, simply copy and paste the line below into Terminal. defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }' Stacks List View Stationery

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