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When you work on a project you could easily create many types of files all for the same project. For finding all the files quickly it is a good idea to tag the files with the name of the project. You can also use multiple tags for instance if you want to be able to find sub sets of files. Here are a few options for file tagging in OSX. Houdahspot, Tagit, Default Folders and Hazel.
Some people don't mind having a desktop on the computer that is strewn with files and nothing is organised. But for those of us that like to keep things tidy on our Mac desktop there is a little application called Hazel. It lets you make rules for a folder such as the desktop that will whip away the files dropped on it and put them where they are supposed to be. You will always know where to find your PDF's or your bank statements.
Moving files to the iPad can seem a bit of a challenge until you get used to the way of working that is needed with the device. There are workarounds and some depend on the type of file you want to move. Some depend on using great utilities like DropBox and GoodReader. The Camera Connection Kit from Apple also can be effective for moving certain files to and from.
You can now get 5GB free file storage from Amazon Cloud Drive. Add that to what you can get for free from Mozy, DropBox and Box .net, you will be able to have back up of a lot of your digital files. If you are a music buyer and you buy an album from Amazon that gives you a years worth of an extra 15GB storage. Online back ups are essential for keeping your digital life safe.
Searching for files by using tagging, fuzzy word search, kind, boolean searches with Houdahspot. Do you need it or can you get by with Spotlight, Tagit and Alfred. There are free applications and is it work lashing out on the paid apps if all of what you need is covered already.
There a mountain of video convertors that claim to do it just right for the iPad but why pay to do the conversion when there is the excellent cross platform convertor MPEG StreamClip. Put in the correct setting and save them as a presert and you will always have the best conversion of your video for your iPad.
Get your illustrator software whether it be Vector Designer, EazyDraw of Illustrator and make some designs that you can sell to graphic designers worldwide using the same micro stock sites that sell photographs. A good way to make money if you are artistically inclined.
Ordinary note taking or note taking for a specific purpose or would you rather find an application that does it all including adding pictures, audio video clips, PDF's and more. Here is a range of a top eight selection of note taking applications for the iPad
There are bitmaps and there are vector graphics. Which of theses should you be using and why. Then you have to choose from a huge choice of programs, some are vector only, some are bitmap and some do both. How do we decide which is going to work best for what we want to do graphically?
The size of a Native video for the iPad will be 1024 by 720 - But what do you do when the video is of the 16:9 widescreen ratio. What are the best settings to use and how do we find the right application to use to do the conversion. It can be confusing unless we can find an application that just works it out for us. Here are some suggestions.
One of may favourite applications on my Macs and on my iOS devices. Evernote is great for creating notes and also for clipping information from web pages. All my notes in one place and searchable so that I need never again forget anything.
FatPaint is and online graphics editing software dealing with vectors and bitmaps. The 3D manipulation is just one of its impressive features. Would be a tough learning curve due to all the functionality and could be frustrating on a slow internet connection. How does it compare with Illustrator and Vector Designer for usability?
Editing sound files on a Mac is a breeze and you have free choices like Garageband and Audacity. Then there is the excellent AmadeusPro which is really inexpensive or you could lash out some cash for something like Soundtrack Pro or LogicPro. It depends on what you are doing, making music or recording a podcast and how much money you have to spend. My vote goes to AmadeusPro
A work flow for writing articles for InfoBarrel and also for niches sites. I work using Scrivener and TextMate to write a set of four articles plus setting up something for some articles to other article directories to get more back links set up.This has a bias for the Mac users amongst us, but will be good for all writers anyway.
There are so many sob stories out there, about the hard drive that failed and the whole digital life of some poor person disappearing in an instant. Years and years of family photos that are irreplaceable. It could be a novel that was ninety five percent finished or the...
There is a microphone on the amazing iPad and it is situated next to the 3.5mm jack socket for the earphones. You can use it with any of the iPad applications that allow you to take audio notes for example Voice memos, Audio Boo, Evernote, Caster, iTalk and you...
If you are going to buy bitmap editing software for Mac then Acorn is definitely one of the Mac softwares to look at to see if it meets your needs for creating and manipulating your bitmap images. Acorn actually has tools for making vector shapes within the software similar to the way that Skitch also uses vector graphics on top of the desktop snaps it makes.
Art Text is in a league of its own when it comes to graphics design software for macintosh, because it is quite unique in what it can do. Take some text and give it a 3D look with the pillow effect or the chiseled effect with just a couple of mouse clicks.Great tool for making logo designs, buttons and headers for web pages and all sorts of graphics projects.
Scrivener is the Rolls Royce of writers software It has been just for the Mac but now is also available for Windows users. The Version 2 of Scrivener has a great set of tools for writers of all types. Whether you are writing just for InfoBarrel if if you are writing novels, for journalism, papers for your studies, Scrivener is the business.