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Alarms app is the reminder system you never knew your Mac was missing

If you're on Mac OS X and iCal's notifications just aren't slick or powerful enough for you, you might want to try a new app called Alarms. It's a simple and clean way to set timers, alarms and other notifications, without using iCal. I'm more of a Google Calendar man myself, so I'm finding the lightweight, pretty Alarms app quite useful. It's extremely easy to get started with Alarms....

SecondBar put the OS X menubar on both of your Mac's dual monitors

If you are among the fortunate souls who run a Mac with a dual monitor setup, you'll want to check out SecondBar. Normally, you'd be stuck with the OS X menubar on just one monitor, forcing you to move your mouse back to your main screen whenever you want to access it. SecondBar solves that problem by putting a second menu bar on your other monitor. SecondBar has a few weaknesses -- it's Snow...

Pomodoro - a productivity timer for your Mac

The Pomodoro technique is a time-management productivity technique that involves giving yourself a set amount of time to work on a specific task, and then a short rest period. Finding timers that are specifically suited to this task can be troublesome, but our buddy Steven Sande over at TUAW has already done the hard work for us. And it turns out the best Mac tool for performing the Pomodoro...

Blasted puts recent files in your OS X menubar

When you're working with a bunch of different files on a Mac, it can be a pain to remember where each one of them saved, where your downloads ended up, and what you've recently opened. Blasted puts all your recent files right in the menubar, making it extremely easy to find what you were just working on. It's hard to believe there's nothing like Blasted built into OS X. You can add various...

Snippet: quickly save and reuse bits of code on your Mac

Snippet is an OS X app that gives you quick access to snippets of code you want to reuse in your projects. it sits in your menubar, and its most important functions are accessible without using a mouse. You can add new snippets and search your saved ones using hotkeys, so you don't break up your workflow. Once you grab a snippet, it'll send the focus back to the window you were coding in, no...

All Browser Bookmarks: access your favorites from the menubar

All Browser Bookmarks, from the makers of 1Password, is a free program that gives you easy access to your Internet bookmarks from multiple browsers via the Mac OS X menubar. Instead of launching Safari or Firefox and then opening the respective favorites menu and selecting a favorite, you can click the menu bar icon for All Browser Bookmarks and choose a bookmark. The program lets you view your...

Some theory behind Mac OS X's menubar

Windows keeps the Start button, taskbar and system tray at the bottom of the display and a menubar in every window. Mac OS X keeps one main menubar at the top of the display, with a 'dock' of larger icons that take the place of the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the display. Linux, for the most part, seems to prefer the Windows UI, typically using a taskbar-like system with menubars again in...

FuzzyClock menubar clock replacement

FuzzyClock is a human-readable clock that you can use to replace the default clock in your menubar on a Mac. Of course all clocks are "human-readable", but FuzzyClock takes it one step further, by describing the time in the terms that you might use to describe it to someone else. For example, instead of seeing 4:15 in your menubar, you'd see "quarter past four". Having to read the time...

Jumpcut - multi-clip clipboard tool for OS X

Something that blew me away, back in the day, were the multiple clipboard slots I started using when Office 2000 came out. This blew me away because, as a mostly Mac user, I was used to the old copy/paste one thing at a time routine. Well Office 2k spoiled me, because despite efforts like iClip Lite (a Dashboard widget), I have yet to find a great clipboard tool. But Jumpcut might fit the bill....