Web Finds for June 12, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

Screenfloats
Use ScreenFloat for Mac to create floating screenshots that are always visible, no matter which application you’re in. This way, you don’t have to move or resize windows around to keep information visible on your screen. You can send shots created with ScreenFloat to any application that handles image files. I love this app.

Yoink
Yoink for Mac simplifies and improves drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps. When you start dragging files in Finder or content from an application, Yoink fades in a tiny window at the edge of your screen so you can drag to it. This frees up your mouse so you can comfortably navigate to the destination of the files and resume the drag from Yoink’s window more comfortably.

TwitRSS.me
Get a twitter user feed or search as a RSS.

2017 Apple Design Awards
This year’s Apple Design Award winners were announced at WWDC last week. The thirteen apps selected at this years awards include 5 games and 7 apps for iOS.

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Web Finds for May 23, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

Apple launched a new iPhone 7 video series entitled “How to Shoot on iPhone 7,” featuring a range of tutorial videos.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac scans for and removes malware and Trojans that degrade the performance of your system.

Focuslist
FocusList is a daily planner & focus app for planning your day and being more productive using 25 minute intervals. Go through your tasks in 30 minute blocks. (25 minutes work + 5 minutes break). It helps you focus by separating work time and rest time.

Bartender 2
Bartender 2 for Mac lets you organize your menu bar apps, by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to the Bartender Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have menu bar items show in the menu bar when they have updated, or have them always visible in the Bartender Bar. Bartender has a 4 week free trial.

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Web Finds for May 7, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

MarginNote
More and more university professors, college instructors, guest speakers, and business lecturers are using PDFs and EPUB files to hand out their materials. MarginNote Mac app is a powerful reading tool for learners. Whether you are a student, a teacher, a researcher, a lawyer or someone with a curious mind to learn, MarginNote can help you quickly organize, study and manage large volumes of PDFs and EPUBs. All in one learning app enables you to highlight PDF and EPUB, take note, create mind map, review flashcards and saves you from switching endlessly between different Apps.

Soulver
Soulver helps you do quick calculations and work things out. Use Soulver to play around with numbers, do “back of the envelope” calculations, and solve day-to-day problems. Annotate your numbers with words, so that they make sense to you. Soulver picks out the numbers and calculates your answer as you type. Do calculations over multiple lines, and refer to previous lines, much like a spreadsheet. Soulver is great for adding things up, doing all kinds of percentages easily, and converting things, like currencies. It’s quicker to use than a spreadsheet, and smarter and clearer than a traditional calculator.

CloudMounter
CloudMounter Mac app is a must-have tool for laptop users with low-capacity SSD-drives, and owners of multiple cloud accounts. You can easily mount Dropbox, Google Drive and other clouds as disks without having to download online files on the hard drive.

Postbox – Spring Sale save 20% Right Now
Postbox for Mac is built for heavy email users. When you are serious about email, Postbox has the tools you need to power through mountains of messages.

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Web Finds for April 28, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

Collate
Collate for Mac is a privacy focused, locally hosted, cross-platform note-taking application. Choose between Rich Text, Markdown, Outline or Web Clipper note types to take notes more effectively. Sync via Dropbox. Collate is $20, but you can check it out for free during a 14 day trial to see how it works for you.

Prizmo – Scanning, OCR, and Speech
Prizmo 4 for iOS is now available with improved design and workflow, alongside brand new features! Prizmo is a universal photo-based scanner app that lets you scan and recognize text documents, business cards, and images, and then export them as PDF/Text, vCard, or JPEG/PNG. Prizmo relies on state-of-the-art technologies, like a highly accurate OCR, real-time page detection, and beautiful image cleanup. Using iCloud, you can even shoot the picture on your iPhone, and finish editing on your iPad or Mac. All of this in an elegant and intuitive user experience.

Snappy
Snappy for Mac and iOS Snappy is perfect for clipping stuff from your screen, visual note taking, reference information between windows on top of the many creative uses you’ll discover along the way. And because snaps are always visible until dismissed, you don’t have to Alt+Tab all the time, thus keeping your focus intact.

Canvas – Episode #34: Password Managers
This week Fraser and Federico look at another aspect of personal security on iOS and Mac: password managers. Many people have looked at password managers and decided they are too complex, too annoying or just too geeky for daily use. This episode is here to convince you or your friends and family of all the great and important reasons why you should be using a password manager.

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Web Finds for April 16, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

Clips
Clips is a new iOS app for making fun videos to share with friends, family, and the world. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with animated text, graphics and emoji, music, and more.

Apple has a secret team working on the holy grail for treating diabetes
Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, California, miles from corporate headquarters. They are part of a super secret initiative, initially envisioned by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors that can noninvasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes, according to three people familiar with the matter.

How to Prevent iMessages From Accidentally Appearing On Other Devices
If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a Facetime call your computer rings, or when you get an iMessage your iPad beeps. For most of us, this is a small annoyance worth fixing. For others, it’s a potential privacy nightmare.

Security Now > Proactive Privacy by Steve Gibson
Steve Gibson discusses how to try to keep your online activities secret, even from your ISP (internet Service Provider), who know everything you do online.

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Web Finds for April 7, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

Spillo
Spillo is a powerful, beautiful and amazingly fast Pinboard client for MacOS. Spillo lets you browse and organize your bookmarks in a stunning modern interface. Spillo also makes creating a bookmark from anywhere on your Mac as convenient as possible.

Apple Reimbursing Customers Who Recently Purchased Now-Acquired App Workflow
Apple is handing out refunds because following its recent acquisition of the Workflow app and team, it made the Workflow app free to download and removed some key functionality.

Better Touch Tool
BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse (1 & 2), Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad (1 & 2) and also Mouse Gestures for normal mice. It also allows you to configure actions for keyboard shortcuts, normal mice buttons and the Apple Remote.

Ulysses batch export
Fortunately you can batch export any group of Ulysses sheets to plain text by simply dragging them to an external folder. You have to add the external folder to Ulysses first. (You can’t just drag into the Finder because you’ll get unreadable .ulysses files.)

PopClip
PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse or trackpad on your Mac. Instantly access context-specific actions including copy and paste, plus extensions like Send to Evernote. If you select text containing a URL, email address or file path, PopClip can open it. Select a misspelled word, and PopClip offers corrections. Select any text to do a web search with those terms, or select a single word to get the dictionary definition. More than 100 free extensions are available, including Paste and Match Style, Translate, Send to Evernote, Word Count, Capitalize and much, much more.

Forklift
ForkLift is a robust and elegant Finder replacement and FTP + SFTP + WebDAV + Amazon s3 client, fully embracing the Apple methodology of bringing incredible power to a beautiful and easy-to-use, approachable interface, it also integrates multiple features you would normally buy in many separate applications. Batch Rename, App Deleter, Archive creation & management, powerful Folder Sync, and the ability to Split and Combine large files are all at your fingertips.

Feedly’s reader app now caters to knowledge workers with launch of boards, notes & annotations
Feedly is introducing Boards, a feature that makes it easier to organize the stories you want to save for yourself, or share with others on a team. This latter addition, Team Boards, is ideal for business users and co-workers who want to track stories about clients, projects or other interests. The functionality of Boards replaces tags for all users – Basic, Pro (a paid tier) and Teams.

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Web Finds for April 3, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

Pinboard
Pinboard is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site for people who value privacy and speed. Pinboard lets you bookmark from any browser, connect up to three Twitter accounts (and favorites), and sync with popular services like Instapaper or Pocket. I recently started using Pinboard and I have to say this service is amazing.

Pinswift
My favorite Pinboard bookmarking and searching app on iOS. All of Pinboard.in at your fingertips with powerful search support, quick bookmark creation, and easy browsing.

Fluid.app
Fluid for macOS lets you create a Real Mac App (or “Fluid App”) out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into OS X desktop apps.

The USPS Can Now Email You Photos Of Your Mail Before It’s Delivered
The service, called Informed Delivery, scans your mail then emails you a black and white scan of that mail each morning. The USPS has been scanning envelopes for a while because it’s how their sorting equipment works, and now they’re just making those scans available to its consumers.

IFTTT Adds New Applets for iOS Calendar and App Store
Services that work with your smartphone or tablet have been an important part of IFTTT since the very beginning. Today we’re excited to announce two brand new ways to do more with your iOS devices: the iOS Calendar and App Store services.

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Web Finds for March 24, 2017

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique, informative, and some of the coolest websites and apps that you may have never known existed. Enjoy!

Magnet
Magnet is a window manager for Mac. Magnet keeps your workspace organized. It’s activated by dragging, customizable keyboard shortcuts or via the menu bar. Magnet declutters your screen by snapping windows into organized tiles. Fullscreen, halves, quarters & thirds. Up to six external displays supported. The potential combinations are endless.

Screen Commander
Screen Commander for Mac is a simple utility that lives in your menubar and provides screen blanking options for multiscreen setups at the click of your mouse. Quickly and effortlessly blank your other displays while watching a movie, playing a game, or focusing on some work on a particular screen.

Workflow for iOS acquired by Apple
Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. Workflow is now free and can be downloaded here.

The new iPad 9.7
Apple Introduces New ‘iPad’ Model with 9.7″ Display and A9 Chip Starting at $329.

Instagram Two-Factor Authentication
Instagram has two-factor authentication now, so turn it on.

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