Tag Archive for 'mac-os'

FinderPop is really back!

FinderPop is still a beta-version (1.9.9b4) but hey, it’s back!


THIS is a killer app from Apple: Aperture
and we’ll see what Adobe and other «Pro» software companies gonna fire back as an answer.
It’s a competitor to Adobe Bridge and «little» iView Media Pro. The only bad thing is the price tag: $499.00 — with that it’s clear marked as a «Pro» tool.

The Specifications:

Recommended System
  • Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 or faster
  • 2GB of RAM
  • One of the following graphics cards:
    • ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition
    • ATI Radeon 9800 XT or 9800 Pro
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL or 6800 GT DDL
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE or 6600
    • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
  • 5GB of disk space for application, templates, and tutorial
  • DVD drive for installation
Minimum System Requirements
  • One of the following Macintosh computers:
    • Power Mac G5 with a 1.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster PowerPC G5 processor
    • 17- or 20-inch iMac G5 with a 1.8 GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor
    • 15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • One of the following graphics cards:
    • ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition
    • ATI Radeon X850 XT
    • ATI Radeon 9800 XT or 9800 Pro
    • ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    • ATI Radeon 9600 XT, 9600 Pro, or 9650
    • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 or 9600
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL or 6800 GT DDL
    • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
  • 5GB of disk space for application, templates, and tutorial
  • DVD drive for installation

vector safari

Vector Safari for Mock Screen Captures

Chapter Tracks

reading The Tao of Mac I found something useful:
«A chapter track is a type of text track that provides an index to chapters or sections of your movie. The list of chapters, each of which links to a part of the movie, appears as a title or a pop-up menu in the movie controller.»

for reference and tutorials check out following links:

must have : css widget

That widget for the Dashboard of 10.4 is a must have for web devs:
«The SeeSS Widget is a quick and handy reference sheet for 140 CSS (1, 2 & 3) properties (proprietary extensions are not included). Each property includes information on its inheritance, CSS compliancy, Safari support, all values (including defaults), some examples and an extensive description. A link to the appropriate W3.org pages is included as well, for even more additional information.»

SeeSS – Dashboard – Reference

FinderPop is back!

FolderGlance 1.6.3 is a similiar «extension» like FinderPop in good old Mac OS 9 times. You «ctrl-click» a file — or just «nothing» — in the Finder and voila: You have access to almost everything you can imagine — and everything through the context menue. You set the prefs and go!

APE is good

«Exercises in Futility — Pt. 2 : Repairing Permissions is Useless»


«APE Isn’t Bad»

And now for everybody: U-N-S-A-N-I-T-Y is not bad to your system — it’s you!

Font Management War?

LinoType macht’s Apple nach: ein Programm aufgebaut wie iTunes — umsonst und mit einem integrierten Shop: Linotype FontExplorer X. Wie sich das Programm in der Praxis verhalten wird muss erst noch getestet werden — LinoType warnt bei dieser Version (beta) auch explizit davor das Programm im Produktionsalltag zu verwenden. Aber in anbetracht der anderen Schriftenverwaltungen und des heiklen Fontcaches bei Mac OS X ist diese Warnung fast schon überflüssig.

Schriftenverwaltung unter Mac OS X ist leider bisher ein Stiefkind gewesen. Selbst mit dem Apple Tool «Schriftensammlung (Font Book)» ist es kein Vergnügen, wenn man mehr als ein paar Schriften verwalten will. Extensis Tools Suitcase und Font Reserve sollten dieses Jahr zu einem Programm zusammenwachsen — ob daraus noch etwas wird?

«[…] Stein (senior product manager for font solutions at Extensis Inc.) reiterated previous company statements that Extensis intends to marry both Font Reserve and Suitcase “together in a next-generation font manager.” When pressed, Stein said this successor product will be available in less than a year, but stressed both Font Reserve and Suitcase are great font management solutions available right now. […]»

(source: Publish: Fighting Font Frustrations with Font Management Utilities)

Achja, nicht zu vergessen das Adobe auch mal dabei war — unter Mac OS 9 mit ATM DeLuxe. Hat den Sprung zu Mac OS X leider nicht miterlebt.

Der Vergleich der verschiedenen Schriftenverwaltungen: FontExplorer X in comparison

Und hier geht es zu den Mitbewerbern:


Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal

Great writing about the vanishing «Brushed Metal» GUI at Mac OS X: Daring Fireball: The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme


«[…] He’s like Unified but darker. His color is a lot like yours, but smooth and shaded like Unified. And thinner. No borders. It’s a very chic look. Reminds me of you, back in the day. […]»

read on at Daring Fireball

where is micro?

nano — but where is the micro? we had the mini and now straight to the nano? mmh, ok. please send money. i want one. 4gb. white. nano.


Apple – iPod nano

(the idea with the inverted nano image: I saw it first at binarybonsai)