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Sollten Sie der Meinung sein, dass Sie diese Internetseite dennoch sehen sollten, so können Sie jederzeit durch normalen Gebrauch eines Internetbrowsers darauf zugreifen. Dazu sind aber minimale Computerkenntnisse erforderlich. Sollten Sie diese nicht haben, vergessen Sie einfach dieses Internet und lassen uns in Ruhe.

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1 06 2009
  • deutsch

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OpenSource Clipboard History Clyppan

11 05 2009
  • deutsch

We already reported on the quite popular clipboard history application Jumpcut. Now I found another alternative named Clyppan which is even OpenSource software at the aptgetupdate.de Blog.

Clyppan.png

Clyppan follows the same conpets as Jumpcut of allowing access to a vast number of previous clipboard entries via key shortcuts.

As Clyppan is OpenSource you can contribute code or adopt the program to your needs if needed.

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get Mails as task into “The Hit List”

11 05 2009
  • deutsch

At the current stage the all new GTD application “The Hit List” has no direct support for fetching certain emails from Mail.app and make tasks out of them. OmniFocus does it and there is a AppleScript for Things to accomplish this.

I searched the internet a little but didn’t found a script for Mail.app and THL. So I wrote a little mail-to-thl1 for myself:

using terms from application "Mail"
        on perform mail action with messages theMessages for rule theRule
                tell application "Mail"
                        set theMailCount to (count of theMessages)

                        repeat with counter from 1 to theMailCount
                                set msg to item counter of theMessages
                                set theAttachmentCount to (count of mail attachments of msg)
                                set _title to subject of msg
                                set _sender to sender of msg

                                set _messageURL to "message://%3c" & msg's message id & "%3e"

                                tell application "The Hit List"
                                        tell inbox to set theTask to make new task with properties {title:_title & " from " & _sender & " @email", notes:_messageURL}
                                end tell

                        end repeat

                end tell
        end perform mail action with messages
end using terms from

I use a simple Mail.app rule to execute the AppleScript on the arrival of certain eMail. This script then creates a new task for every Mail in the THL inbox and atteches a link to the mail as note to the task.

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KeyCue – help with all the keyboard shortcuts

30 03 2009

We love all the funky keystrokes to control our applications. They save a lot of mouse kilometers and let us control our Mac applications in a more geeky way.

But to be honest – who can remember all the secret key strokes for all the applications? Clearly not me. I often considered to create me a cheat sheet with all my favorite applications shortcuts.

But today I found a smarter solution on a screenshot from Sascha AssbachKeyCue. This is a little invisible application which displays all the keyboard shortcuts of the current application in a nice overlay. You simply have to press ⌘-Key a few seconds and the overlay appears.

KeyCue Screenshot

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iTunes 8.1

12 03 2009

Seit heute Nacht steht das Update 8.1 für Apples iTunes Software zum Download bereit. Es gibt einige nennenswerte Änderungen. Zuerst wäre da natürlich die Unterstützung für die neuens iPods mit VoiceOver-Funktion zu nennen. Die kann ich aber mangels Referenz-Hardware nicht testen.

new iTunes 8.1 start screen

Die Party Jukebox wurde jetzt in “iTunes DJ” umbenannt und hat einige neue Funktionen erhalten. So kann man jetzt über iPhone oder iPod touch den iTunes DJ steuern und sich wohl sogar Musik “wünschen”. Dazu gibts bei Apple die iTunes Remote App für diese Geräte im Appstore.

Screenshot 11

Apple behauptet, daß iTunes 8.1 deutlich schneller geworden ist. Ich konnte mich bisher über die Geschwindigkeit auch nicht beklagen. Die Genius-Seitenliste ist wohl ebenfalls überarbeitet worden. Allerdings fallen mir da jetzt keine signifikanten Unterschiede auf.

Beim rippen von CDs ist jetzt wohl standardmäßig der iTunes Plus-Standard eingestellt. Daß heißt die erzeugten Dateien sind AAC-codiert und bei Stereo mit ca. 256 kBit/s VBR encodiert.

Screenshot 15

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“The Hitlist” – new lean & clean GTD application

11 03 2009

Yesterday I noticed a new clean and lean GTD application called “The Hitlist” from Potion Factory. It’s got a simply and clean interface but still seems to have all the essential functionalities one would expect from a powerfull GTD application.

I did just a short test and some screenshots to get a vast overview and like to share it.

The Main screen features the Inbox and a sidebar with access to all important areas:

Hitlist Main Screen

One can open several tabs in the main view although you can access the areas via the sidebar. But when you hide the sidebar you’ll still able to access the other lists via the tabs.

Very important for me is the feature to collect tasks in projects and nest projects into projects. This is one of the major features I miss in Things from Cultured Code.

The bottom bar can show either a filter (on tags) or dynamic hints.

Hitlist

Tags and context can be entered by prepending them with a special character (@ for contexts, / for tags). This is very usefull as you don’t have to switch to another input field to enter tags and contexts.

So all over it seems a very lean but still powerfull application. I’ll stay with OmniFocus for the moment but “The Hitlist” is definitly worth a closer look.

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Safari 4 Beta

24 02 2009

Today Apple released the beta version of its Safari Browser to the public. The new, 4th generation of Safari has some nice feature you already know from Finder or iTunes – Coverflow like overview.

Safari History
You can view your browsing history or your bookmarks in the CoverFlow view.
Another major change is the position of the TAB bar. The tabs are now positioned on the top of the window. This is disturbing as most other browsers have the tabs below the address bar or direct on top of the websites.I didn’t found a property where this could be changed by now. Maybe Apple developers make up their minds on this to the final release.

Safari

The beta version is fast and slick. I will test it the next few days and will report on any further issues.

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Ipernity Upload Button for Picasa

1 02 2009

Now there is a Ipernity Upload Button for Picasa available at the Ipernity website. It’s also working with the Mac version of Ipernity.

I made a screencast on how to install and use.



Picasa Ipernity Upload Button Screencast from Falko Zurell on Vimeo.

One glitch I noticed is that the tags you enter during upload from Picasa wont be transfered to Ipernity. You have to reenter them after upload is complete on the Ipernity website.

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using GMail offline

29 01 2009

Google Labs recently released an extension for Google Mail (GMail) which makes GMail available for offline use. The biggest drawback on GMail is that you can’t use it when your’re not online. Not only you can’t receive or send new messages, you even can’t browse your archived messages.

GMail Offline installation.jpg

Of course you can configure your desktop mail program to fetch google mails via POP3 or IMAP but that isn’t the same as accessing it Online.

Now and with the help of the Google Gears add on for Firefox you’re able to synchronize your GMail account to your local computer for offline use.

This feature is only available when you’re using GMail with “English” as default language. The option wont show up if your for instance use the german interface for GMail.

GMail offline settings

When you have the english version, then you got a “Labs” tab in your GMail settings. One of the top most options here is the GMail offline mode. Just enable and save and GMail starts to install the Gears scripts and start to synchronize your mails locally. You get a nice progress window which you how far back in time your mails are synced local.

After enabling offline mode GMail is a lot faster and – of course, available offline. You can search your messages and even write new mails. They will be saved in some kind of out basket and send when your’re back online.

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Little Snitch Update

27 01 2009

Of course you are using Little Snitch to control the application traffic of your MacOS X, don’t you? Now there is a update to Verison 2.0.5 which brings a few bugfixes and improvemnts regarding memory consumption.

The release notes say:

General

  • Improved compatibility with various screen savers.
  • Improved Little Snitch Installer.

Network Monitor

  • Fixed context menu entry “copy IP address”.
  • Fixed memory consumption problem.

So go and get your hands on the fresh release and update your installation.

If you still wonder what Little Snitch can do for you….

Little Snitch Connection Dialog

Little Snitch is some kind of Firewall and Network Traffic monitor which controlls the outgoing traffic of your applications. Freshly installed it will ask you to allow, deny or temporarily allow the traffic of certain applications. So you can see where your applications try get or send data in the internet. This is sometimes very interesting to see which applications when are trying to get internet access. If on doubt you should deny the traffic or only allow it for this session.

Little Snitch Rules

With the Little Snitch Network Monitor you can also have a glimpse on which application is currently consuming all your bandwith.

Little Snitch Network Monitor

So Little Snitch is one of the most usefull programs on my Mac and thus the app. 30 € for the single seat license is absolutly OK with me.

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