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Papers + Word 2008 = Bibliography heaven

Papers is a Mac sofware aimed at simplifying the management, searching and reading of scientific litterature. It’s more or less iTunes for your science papers — you can browse through them by authors or journals, include all the relevant information … Continue reading

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Possible fix for Leopard not remembering ssh passphrase

According to several accounts, Leopard has now a built-in support for remembering SSH passphrases in the systemwide keychain, which is great, great, great. However, if at some point during your and your system’s lifetime you’ve installed and used the SSHKeyChain   application (even only … Continue reading

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Opera 9.5 – I still don’t get it

Opera 9.5 (codename “Kestrel”) has been released. This cycle has been repeating itself for years now: 1) a new version comes out that promises to resolve any issues with the previous version, 2) I try it out, 3) I’m immediately … Continue reading

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Coda bliss

Coda, the new all-in-one web page editing software from Panic, is incredibly good. They completely nailed the website editing workflow, with its mixture of remote access, text editing and previewing. It’s scary. Anyone who works even on the side with … Continue reading

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Actiontastic libéré

Not only is Actiontastic the best app around that I know of to keep track of your tasks in a GTD-like fashion, but it is now free, in both senses of the word. No excuse not to use it.

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New Screencast for Midnight Inbox

Thanks to the new screencast for Midnight Inbox, I’ve finally understood how to use this software. It could be pretty useful and fun to use, if only it’s reliable and doesn’t crash anymore… I don’t want to input tons of … Continue reading

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Ghost Action – followup

Following my decision to use Ghost Action as a to-do list, some annoying things I’ve found : There’s no way to create dependence relationships between actions (e.g. don’t show me this action before this other one is done). This would … Continue reading

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Two new video players for Mac

After spending more than a year without one of these fun pieces of software (the last ones I was aware of were VLC and MpLayer), there are now TWO NEW video player for mac : NicePlayer (which was pimped by … Continue reading

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SOHO Notes is memory hungry

(this post is part of my ongoing search for the perfect information manager on mac) Sorry if that’s old news, but as much as I like SOHO Notes‘ concept and execution, I have to admit that it’s VERY resource-intensive. I … Continue reading

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EagleFiler

Wars are not over in Information Managers land: Michael Tsai has released EagleFiler (via John Gruber) which, at first glance, looks really really REALLY similar to Yojimbo or SOHO Notes or what-have-you. Since that, contrary to what I said earlier, … Continue reading

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