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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.
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.
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.
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
Can't afford Creative Suite with Illustrator and want to work with vector graphics on the Mac. Are there any other options out there of Mac graphic image editors that come close to what you can do with Illustrator or CorelDraw? Here is a review of Vector Designer.
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.
Two very popular devices and is it hard to choose which one to buy? Lets have a look at all of the various factors that might influence your decision. We have to look at price, functions and usage, battery life, weight, cost of using and the technology. There are...
Looking at the Pixelmator Mac Application- Is It The Best Graphics Design Software For Mac. What can you do with it and how is it going to compare with other Mac Graphics applications like Acorn and Picturesque, Pixelmator certainly looks great does it live up to its drop dead gorgeous looks.
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.
Top ten applications for the plain vanilla iPad user. A range of applications that every iPad user should have a look at for daily use with the Apple tablet. Something to work with and something to play with and something to keep you organised.
Aside Magazine produced a demo of a magazine that was built using HTML 5 so that it could be installed on the iPad and look just like it is an application. The results are stunning and looks like the way of the future for electronic magazine publishing. Movies, audio interactivity, stunning design. Lovely !
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.
Ebooks are the way forward. Electronic books are taking over the world of publishing. Writers and authors are realising that to keep ahead of the game you have to publish to electronic book. Maybe going the route of self publishing and building up a readership using social networking. Text books for school children that can be carried in a single lightweight electronic device is the future.
Mind mapping is a way to set your ideas free. Even though we get trained by our schooling to think, write and express ourselves in a linear, structured way, for most of us that actually stifles free thought and ingenuity. This is due to the different ways that the...
Some people get mixed up with Engraving and etching. Here is an explanation of the difference and a look at some types of engraving that exist. CNC engraving, using hand held tools like the Dremel and if engraving doesn't fit the bill then there is always computer controlled lasers that can be used to mark objects.
One place to get the audio books from, especially if you want an audio version of a best selling novel is Audible.com. You will find all sorts of books there, not just novels but everything from self development to newspapers and magazines. They also have subscriptions to radio and...
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.