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20+ Mac Productivity Hacks
20+ Mac Productivity Hacks
20+ Mac Productivity Hacks
20+ Mac Productivity Hacks
20+ Mac Productivity Hacks

20+ Mac Productivity Hacks

20+ Mac Productivity Hacks

I'm always surprised by how many Mac hacks, tricks and workflows I keep finding out that boost my productivity and make my life easier. Sometimes they're hidden features, sometimes clever workflows people come up with — and this is also where the Mac community shows its best side. So, here's the idea: I'm asking a handful of Mac power users what are some things they do to be more productive with their Macs. If not anything else, I hope this is useful to someone and keeps this sense of community alive.

I'm always surprised by how many Mac hacks, tricks and workflows I keep finding out that boost my productivity and make my life easier. Sometimes they're hidden features, sometimes clever workflows people come up with — and this is also where the Mac community shows its best side. So, here's the idea: I'm asking a handful of Mac power users what are some things they do to be more productive with their Macs. If not anything else, I hope this is useful to someone and keeps this sense of community alive.

Updated on
June 27, 2019
Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner

Cloning hard drives

Cloning hard drives

Carbon Copy Cloner

Cloning hard drives

Cloning hard drives

Carbon Copy Cloner

I use it to make an exact backup of my external hard drives. CCC has been a true timesaver over the years. No more manually copying, comparing folders and duplicate files.

The simplest method to migrate to a new, larger hard drive, especially if you have lost your original Mac OS X Installation DVD. Support for block-level clones for super-fast upgrades. Fast, incremental backups copy only the items that have changed since the last backup. Archive past versions of your files and items that have been deleted. Back up to hard drives or to disk images. Schedule backup tasks on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Configure a backup task to run when the backup device is (re)attached to your Mac.

The simplest method to migrate to a new, larger hard drive, especially if you have lost your original Mac OS X Installation DVD. Support for block-level clones for super-fast upgrades. Fast, incremental backups copy only the items that have changed since the last backup. Archive past versions of your files and items that have been deleted. Back up to hard drives or to disk images. Schedule backup tasks on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Configure a backup task to run when the backup device is (re)attached to your Mac.

Updated on
June 14, 2019
Copy Paste Character
Copy Paste Character
Copy Paste Character
Copy Paste Character
Copy Paste Character

Special characters missing on your keyboard

Special characters missing on your keyboard

Copy Paste Character

Special characters missing on your keyboard

Special characters missing on your keyboard

Copy Paste Character

Find all those special characters you can't find on your keyboard.

A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.

A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.

Updated on
June 14, 2019
Deepl
Deepl
Deepl
Deepl
Deepl

Machine learning trained translator

Machine learning trained translator

Deepl

Machine learning trained translator

Machine learning trained translator

Deepl

Whenever I am not using Linguee I use Deepl to find more natural translations. By the way, Deepl is created by the same team behind Linguee.

Updated on
July 15, 2019
Descript
Descript
Descript
Descript
Descript

Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Descript

Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Descript

I can’t wait to get a chance to use this for a project. The concept and interface looks promising.

At Descript, our mission is to give voice to your vision - to use technology to take away all the things that get in the way of your ability to express your creative intent, while leaving that intent untouched. Increasingly we’re all creators - but few have the time or technical mastery to craft what we've captured. By making an editor that's as simple as using words, Descript makes creation easy, fast, and fun. Based in San Francisco, Descript launched in December 2017 with funding from Andreessen Horowitz. You can read about our origins here.

At Descript, our mission is to give voice to your vision - to use technology to take away all the things that get in the way of your ability to express your creative intent, while leaving that intent untouched. Increasingly we’re all creators - but few have the time or technical mastery to craft what we've captured. By making an editor that's as simple as using words, Descript makes creation easy, fast, and fun. Based in San Francisco, Descript launched in December 2017 with funding from Andreessen Horowitz. You can read about our origins here.

Updated on
July 13, 2019
Dropbox Paper
Dropbox Paper
Dropbox Paper
Dropbox Paper
Dropbox Paper

Simple collaboration pad for smaller projects

Simple collaboration pad for smaller projects

Dropbox Paper

Simple collaboration pad for smaller projects

Simple collaboration pad for smaller projects

Dropbox Paper

Been using Paper since it was in beta a few years ago and immediately recognized its appeal. It’s a well crafted simplified version of Google Docs and therefore great for people without a lot of digital expertise. It think it’s especially good for smaller finite projects. I’ve used it to crowdfund presents for my flatmate’s birhday with more than 30 people, manage university projects and for the internal wiki at Fuxblau.

A new type of document designed for creative work. Collaborate in real time, assign tasks, make to-do list and more. Start today!

A new type of document designed for creative work. Collaborate in real time, assign tasks, make to-do list and more. Start today!

Updated on
July 13, 2019
How to Manage E-Mail
How to Manage E-Mail
How to Manage E-Mail
How to Manage E-Mail
How to Manage E-Mail

Tips on How to Manage E-Mail from my professor

Tips on How to Manage E-Mail from my professor

How to Manage E-Mail

Tips on How to Manage E-Mail from my professor

Tips on How to Manage E-Mail from my professor

How to Manage E-Mail

Everyone uses e-mail. But a lot of people are struggling with organising their e-mail workload. So in this essay, I discuss strategies for a more efficient e-mail management and how to write e-mails that work.

Everyone uses e-mail. But a lot of people are struggling with organising their e-mail workload. So in this essay, I discuss strategies for a more efficient e-mail management and how to write e-mails that work.

Updated on
August 18, 2019
Notion
Notion
Notion
Notion
Notion

Personal all-in-one database

Personal all-in-one database

Notion

Personal all-in-one database

Personal all-in-one database

Notion

Discovered Notion around the same time as Dropbox Paper. Notion is basically the more powerful option. It’s become my personal database for everything except to-dos. Unfortunately it’s too slow to use as my daily to-do app. The biggest advantage I see in Notion is its modularity and integration with other tools. There are building blocks for texts, lists, to-do-list, quotes, code, vide, calendar, tables, boards and many more. It feels like a smart blank digital piece of paper. It’s been impressive to follow how the team has been constantly shipping new features oevr the past few years.

The all-in-one workspace - for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

The all-in-one workspace - for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

Updated on
June 14, 2019
Paste
Paste
Paste
Paste
Paste

Clipboard manager

Clipboard manager

Paste

Clipboard manager

Clipboard manager

Paste

I was previously using Jumpcut — a free and super simple clipboard manager. Paste won me over with 3 core featrues: 1. Organizing snippets you use frequently in Pinboards 2. Visual clipboard history and preview any type of content 3. iCloud sync. There is also an iOS app as well but I've never really used it.

Paste automatically stores everything you copy across all your devices and keeps your clipboard history organized.

Paste automatically stores everything you copy across all your devices and keeps your clipboard history organized.

Updated on
July 13, 2019
Slides
Slides
Slides
Slides
Slides

Creating, presenting and sharing slide decks

Creating, presenting and sharing slide decks

Slides

Creating, presenting and sharing slide decks

Creating, presenting and sharing slide decks

Slides

Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks. Slides is a suite of modern presentation tools, available right from your browser. Unlike traditional presentation software, there's no need to download anything. Working with collaborators to make an awe-inspiring presentation has never been easier.

Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks. Slides is a suite of modern presentation tools, available right from your browser. Unlike traditional presentation software, there's no need to download anything. Working with collaborators to make an awe-inspiring presentation has never been easier.

Updated on
June 14, 2019
Small PDF
Small PDF
Small PDF
Small PDF
Small PDF

All things PDF like compress, convert, edit

All things PDF like compress, convert, edit

Small PDF

All things PDF like compress, convert, edit

All things PDF like compress, convert, edit

Small PDF

Primarily use Small PDF to compress PDFs but it can also edit, unlock, merge and convert from/to many other formats such as PowerPoint, Word, JPG.

We are Smallpdf, the first PDF software you'll actually like.

We are Smallpdf, the first PDF software you'll actually like.

Updated on
July 13, 2019
Splitwise
Splitwise
Splitwise
Splitwise
Splitwise

Track household budgets

Track household budgets

Splitwise

Track household budgets

Track household budgets

Splitwise

Have been using Splitwise for a few years now to track expenses with my roommate and on trips with friends! And yes, it’s ugly but it works great!

Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android.

Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android.

Updated on
July 13, 2019
Wunderlist
Wunderlist
Wunderlist
Wunderlist
Wunderlist

Reliable and minimal to-do app

Reliable and minimal to-do app

Wunderlist

Reliable and minimal to-do app

Reliable and minimal to-do app

Wunderlist

Simple but also extremely reliable and fast to-do app.

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

Updated on
July 13, 2019

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