Panic has just released Transmit 3 with many new features:
*iDisk/Web Dav Support
*Sidebar (with per-favorite folder)
*Totally redesigned Favorites
*Preview Drawer with Zooming
*FTP with TSL/SSL Support
*Server to Server Transfer
Transmit 3 is the PowerPage’s preferred FTP client and costs US$29.99, upgrades are available for US$17.95.
Online map Web sites are arguably one of the most useful benefits of the Internet (right up there with email and online banking) and everyone has their favorite site. I’ve done a tour with them all: Mapquest, MapBlast, MapsOnUs and Yahoo Maps which I eventually settled on because it does a great job of saving addresses in My Yahoo! has nice anti-aliased graphics. The recently added real-time traffic information is pretty sweet too.
It looks like I may be moving to a new mapping service soon. Read more…
SoupNazi.org writes about a workaround for trackpad scrolling on pre-2005 PowerBooks:
When Apple released the new Powerbooks recently, the feature that caught my attention the most was the scrolling trackpad. But, since I just got my Powerbook this past November, there’s no way I’d buy a new one just for the trackpad.
Earlier this evening, I came across this post on Accelerate Your Macintosh!. It points to a customized mouse driver that enables trackpad scrolling on pre-2005 Powerbooks that support it. The driver works with Mac OS X Panther (it’s been tested with 10.3.7 and 10.3.8), and it also works with iBooks that support trackpad scrolling.
If you’re like me you were elated when Apple announced that they’d be shipping their own email client with Mac OS X and that it would be integrated with a contact manager (Address Book), calendar application (iCal) and a synchronization program (iSync.) The best part is that it would all be built into the lowest level of the operating system. Woo hoo! I could finally remove a major Microsoft application (Entourage) from my daily routine. Read more…
Following is my February 2005 article for Macworld magazine Dialing for Less : Working Mac.
Dialing for Less : Working Mac
from the February 2005 print edition
Even in the age of e-mail and iChat, sometimes it?s easier to pick up the phone. After all, you can get an instant response, and it?s nice to hear a voice once in a while. Now you no longer have to stray from your Mac when you want to call home. New software phones, or softphones, let you make long-distance (and even overseas) calls at a fraction of the cost of a regular phone call?and in some cases, for free.
I can almost hear you saying ?So what? I can talk to people with iChat now.? True, you can use iChat to text-, video-, and voice-chat with others, but there are some major differences between that program and a softphone. Most important, iChat allows you to converse only with Mac users also running iChat and with Windows users running AIM 5.5 or higher. A softphone allows you to use your Mac to talk to anyone who has telephone service.
From Skype?s main window, you can make and receive phone calls, search for other users, and send files.
In this article, I?ll look at how softphone technology works. Then I?ll walk through a setup with Skype, a popular application now available for Mac OS X.
Read more for the whole enchilada…
Marketcircle released a preview version of DayLite Mail Integration Module, an add-on for the company’s DayLite Business Relationship Management software. The module makes it possible to access and control DayLite’s Projects and Opportunities from within Apple Mail. It automatically stores email contents in the DayLite database and makes it possible to create linked Tasks, Appointments, Opportunities, or Projects. The company also updated DayLite itself to Version 1.7.2 to add support for the new module. DayLite is $149 for Mac OS X 10.2.8 and up.
Firefox’s creator is featured on the cover of Wired magazine this month and I received a lot of good email about my article on dumping the hot upstart Web browser. Many of you emailed me with some good feedback on making Firefox run more reliably. Click through for some great tips on Firefox and other browser alternatives I neglected to mention in my previous piece “Why I May Fire the ‘fox.” Read More…
Have a basement full of stuff that you want to turn into cash? Check out GarageSale 1.3, a client application for veteran and pro eBayers alike. It allows Mac OS X users to create auctions quickly with an easy-to-use interface, GarageSale integrates with iPhoto and offers WYSIWYG text editing.
Its not even spring yet, but I’m getting super motivated to clean out my basement. Why? Actually I’ve been meaning to clean out a whole treasure trove of old tech gadgets and miscellany but never seem to find the time to sit down and eBay them all. Sure, I’ll get around to posting an eBay item here or there, but finding the littany of information that needs to be tracked down, taking and editing pictures then actually assembling the eBay listing takes far longer than I expect so I peter out early.
I think that my basement may have found its match in GarageSale (US$24.99), a Mac OS X application that’ll whip you into a good eBayer in no time.
GarageSale is a client application for the eBay online auction system. It allows Mac OS X users to create auctions quickly using an intuitive mac-like interface, integrates with iPhoto and offers WYSIWYG text editing. GarageSale features a one-window interface for posting your eBay auctions that saves you from page after page of form submissions on the eBay site, and once you’ve saved a template, GarageSale remembers it for future use. It takes a little getting used to and you’ll want to update your templates but in the end it’s high worth the investment in time.
Creates auction postings for eBay USA, eBay UK, eBay Germany, eBay Canada, and eBay Australia. The certified eBay API client offers a WYSIWYG description editor, iPhoto integration, a categories browser, templates and template sharing, offline operation, and a built-in web browser for viewing auctions. This release adds support for eBay’s Item Attributes, import of items from Delicious Library, improved text-to-HTML conversion, and support for eBay Austria and Switzerland. GarageSale is $24.99 for Mac OS X 10.3.