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dave

by dave

Share your favorite productivity tools and apps!
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I'm a big fan of the idea of productivity / get-things-done (GTD) apps. In practice, I spend so much time reading about them, downloading them, and trying to use them that I probably am not all that productive.
However, there are still some pretty vital tools I use every day. Here are two of my favorites as of late:
1. Alfred (OS X)
http://www.alfredapp.com/
It's basically a super powerful launch bar and search tool that makes it incredibly easy to open up groups of... Read more →
dave

by dave

Desktop email: Web interface or a native client?
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Here in the Engadget West Coast offices, most of us use Gmail in one form or another (for both professional and personal purposes). An interesting debate happened this morning on whether or not people preferred a native desktop client (e.g., Mail.app, Airmail, Thunderbird) or were happy using a web interface (through Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook's webportals).
(And let's not forget those gross people who combine the two and use something like Mailplane. *Shudder*)
Anyway,... Read more →
Cameras

by dave

A look at alternatives for cloud storage and management of photo libraries after Everpix shuts down
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Sad news for fans of online photo storage this today. Everpix, a unique startup that specialized in storing a user's entire photo library in the cloud, announced that it was going out of business due to financial problems. The Verge has more details on the impending shutdown [1].
Some background for those who aren't entirely familiar with Everpix: after downloading a Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android app, it would automatically and continuously upload and sync their... Read more →
Apple OS X Mavericks (10.9)

by flackend

Having Mavericks issues?
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I haven't upgraded to Mavericks yet. I want to give it a couple weeks. One of my coworkers upgraded and has since complained that app switching is slower for him. Maybe due to Compressed Memory or App Nap? That in itself sounds like a reason to not upgrade. It drives me nuts when computers act sluggish when I'm trying to work.
This article says that MacBook Airs seem to be having trouble (crashes):... Read more →