Archive for the ‘time saver’ Category

Most useful hack: how to get your mail

December 20, 2007

Ever eager to supply you with the most useful how-tos, we couldn’t withhold this: simplicity, availability, beauty:



GTD Salsa: in 80 days around the world

October 1, 2007

Ever wrote all your super important and time sensitive info in a gadgety note taking and self administration tool? Ever recovered that info exactly half a year after its relevance horizon? Then this post is for you, but beware, this is not the post for the quick info, so I have marked these posts with GTD Salsa, for the less focused break and hellish self reflection.

Frequent readers might notice that I am the guy, who first installed a ruby based instiki – which crashed on me, just after I had gotten serious with hacking its database internals (speak: added a slash in a path definition) – who then spent a night transforming my macbook into a mediawiki server just for myself, and promised to keep you up to date with how my media wiki information and project planning was coming along. What to say? I just discovered that reminder while skimming through this blog.

My MediaWiki: I have dumped it. My personal wiki was working reliably, I just turned out to fill it with information that I never ever retrieved out of it. I could have, it was all there, and in a thought-out structure, but to be honest I was just to lazy to click 5 links in order to know what the next step in a certain tasklist would be. It is important to note here, that this was a personal wiki. Shared wikis are quite a different affair, and I enjoy using some of them, bit this post is about organizing just yourself.

The all new system without a system

So, for two weeks now I have a new system, that is extra easy and just for me. no hyperlinks, no databases, and I will explain it to you in a series of postings, because I have just lost you now for today, and have half a Charles Stross left at the side of the sofa.

stay tuned …

MAC keyboard short cuts … all of them

August 14, 2007

The ‘one to rule them all‘, the comprehensive list of all Mac OSX keyboard short cuts, kept up to date by the empire itself.

via TUAW

Journaler – a bloggers friend

March 29, 2007

This time I want to write about Journaler, a nice tool for blogging. It’s very easy to handle and has many nice features for writing. This is my first blog with Journaler and in the future I will give you now and then an update about my experiences with it.

The configuration for blogging is quite simple. Under Journaler -> Preferences -> Blogging  add a MetaWeblog API account.
The Blog’s Location is http://<your blog> and the XML-RPC is http://<your blog> and of course you should know your login name and your password.

For now I can say. It exists, is easy to use and its full of features I want to try out. I also hope, that it will increase my blogging rate to bring you more cool information, about mac and free software.

Spanning Sync – syncing Google Calendar and iCal

March 12, 2007

Ok, say you have a Google Calendar but you like the interface of your Macs iCal. Spanning Sync, could be for you. Its a software that syncs the two calendars – something lots of people have been asking for. Spanning Sync is still in beta, so there are bugs to fix, but its quite promising, I would say. I have tried it only once, and then decided to wait for the real release.

Either download it and try, or stay tuned with their blog at

Update 13/3/2007: today March 13th Spanning Sync has gone v1.0. It is no longer beta, but …. you will have to pay if you want to use it longer than 15 days. They’ll charge you 25$ a year or 65$ for an all time subscription, that seems like quite a bit. What are your thoughts?


March 12, 2007

Alright, any blog about handy applications for the mac has to start with mentioning quicksilver. Its a very convenient application starter – and it can do loads of more stuff – that fastens everything you do. You wont miss your application folder. Here’s the link: