With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this month, Apple will no longer offer a bootable installer DVD and is making 10.7 Lion available only through the App Store. This guide provides quick instructions on how to use the OS X 10.7 Lion installer to create a bootable flash drive (instructions for making a bootable DVD are also included on the blog).
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SuperDuper is an advanced disk copying program, allowing you to create bootable clones of your Mac OSX hard drive.
PDFKey will unlock, recover and/or decrypt the password/lock mechanism found in PDF files. With a single click, this PDFKey will remove all document copy protection without needing the password.
The only three tools you should need to completely replace Adobe’s overly expensive Acrobat Pro. Everything you will need to read, edit, merge, create, and sign PDF documents.
Rather than reviewing some of the newer apps, I wanted to take a few segments and review some of the more essential utilities needed for new Mac users. A feature missing from OSX is the ability to easily and efficiently burn CDs/DVDs. Burn solves that problem.
Maxprog has created the ultimate tool for online email marketing. MaxBulk Mailer is an application that allows you to send mass emails (in bulk) to your mailing list for no monthly cost. It’s a great tool for online marketing and mailing list management.
It took me a long time to find a suitable Subversion client for the Mac. Cornerstone by far exceeded all of my expectations.
Archiver is a must-have tool for anyone working with archives. Open all popular archive formats including RAR, StuffIt, 7zip, and of course Zip. Safely backup your files with Archiver’s built-in encryption support. And convert easily between archive formats, such as from RAR to Zip.
The new Apple Mail 5 client for OSX Lion is the one feature that I'm most excited about in the new OSX operating system. I've been waiting for a refresh to Apple Mail for a long time. I've been using PostBox for now, but it's never felt like a complete mail solution as good as Outlook for windows.
The New Apple Mail is Awesome; it's almost completely perfect.
I was blown away by it, and I can't wait to start using it exclusively. In the meantime, here is my list of the 5 areas that I hope Apple will fix before the final product is released.
#1: Allow custom keyboard shortcuts for flags.
If I could only pick only one item on my list to be implemented, this would be it. I can't tell you how convenient and efficient it is to hit a key to quickly flag a message.
#2: Flag priorities don't prioritize
There is no real rhyme or reason to the flag priorities. Sorting by flag is supposed to sort in a particular order, but where is that order defined? If it's supposed to sort from top to bottom (orange to gray), then it just doesn't work.
#3: Mark all messages as read should work at the folder level
In order to test out Mail I imported several folders from another mail client. All the messages imported, but as unread. Logically, I should be able to right-click on the folder and select the ‘Mark all Messages as read' option, but for some reason that isn't available. Right now the only solution is to go into each folder and cycle through the messages. It's very time consuming.
#4: Command-Enter should send your email
Not everyone wants to use Command-D as the keyboard shortcut key to send an email, especially when Command-Enter is so common. At the very least allow us to change it.
#5: How do you flag a message as spam?
One of my favorite features of PostBox / Thunderbird is the ability to hit a button right next to the message to mark it as spam. The new Apple Mail doesn't provide an easy way to do that short of using the junk button on the toolbar.
In my opinion, the upcoming Apple Mail will blow away anything other email app for the Mac. I will absolutely be making the switch from Postbox (unless they can hurry up and implement some sort of flagging system similar to this one).
OSX Dark Terminal Theme for Mac Snow Leopard with Custom Bash Prompt
One of the most simple and useful apps that every OSX users should have: AppZapper. A clean and simple way to uninstall files from your mac. Simply drag one or more apps onto AppZapper. Then, watch as it finds the extra files and lets you delete them with one click.
Online converter to migrate your OSX Address Book contacts to Thunderbird.
SSH Tunnel Manager is a front-end for the ssh command when used to open tunnels between two hosts. Those command lines are particulary long and confusing, especially for novices, and I never remember which argument comes first, if I have to open local or remote tunnels and so on…