Tag Archives: mac

Change Mac Default To Search The Current Folder

There are different ways to search for files on the Mac. Usually I am searching my entire computer for a document, and for that I use Spotlight[1]. Occasionally I am in a Finder window and want to filter the displayed files, and for that I use the Search box in the top-right corner of the […]

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TextExpander 5 – Suggestions Reminders and More

I recently bought a new Mac, and instead of migrating my files and settings I decided to start fresh and install things as I needed them.[1] Let me tell you, that 10 minutes without TextExpander was painful. TextExpander is one of my absolute favorite applications. In fact, friend-of-DocumentSnap Deron Bos captured my thoughts from a […]

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Have Hazel Help With Your Document Destruction Policy

Do you keep your electronic documents forever? Or do you delete them when they’re no longer needed? Awesome DocumentSnap reader Bill from Minneapolis asked me this interesting question, and I couldn’t resist digging into it: [How do you] clean out your paperless files when the information is no longer needed? I have been using TextExpander […]

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Photos Video Field Guide

My recent post about family photo scanning was great timing, because David Sparks (creator of many awesome Field Guides – I’m a big fan) has created a new Video screencast called the Photos Video Field Guide. It covers the new Apple Photos application and syncing your photos between your Apple Devices using iCloud Photo Storage. […]

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Mac Power Users on DEVONthink

One of my oldest son’s many soccer practices lasts for two hours, and the field is surrounded by a track. During his training, I’ve started walking around the track so that I can pretend I’m doing something athletic while everyone around me is playing soccer or doing sprints. This is a perfect time to get […]

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PDFpen 7

When I am working with PDFs and doing something beyond just viewing and simple manipulation, the application I use on my Mac is PDFpen. I’ve been using it for years. Smile just came out with PDFpen 7, and it has some nice updates and a few cool new features. (By the way Windows folks: PDFpen […]

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ScanSnap On Yosemite – Your Experience?

So OS X 10.10, called Yosemite, is out. Whenever a new release of an operating system (Mac or Windows) is released, there is always that nervous period where you try to figure out if there are any glitches with the software and hardware that you are currently using. I will probably be installing Yosemite this […]

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Fujitsu ScanSnap: Stop Progress Window Popping Up On The Mac

After you press the Scan button on a Fujitsu ScanSnap, a progress window pops up showing you what the scanner is doing. If you, for whatever reason, don’t want that to happen, you can turn that progress window off on the Mac. Over on the ScanSnap Community, they have a helpful tutorial for toggling this […]

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EagleFiler Is A Great Mac App For Going Paperless

A Mac application that has been on my to-do list to check out for years is EagleFiler. I know that a lot of DocumentSnap readers use it to go paperless, so I finally decided to take a look. I don’t know what took me so long. You can class EagleFiler as an “everything bucket” application. […]

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Mac Users – Save Browser Tabs For Later And Take Action

Browser tabs, amiright? For those of us old and/or geeky enough to remember when tabbed browsing first became available, it was a godsend. No more stacks of never-ending browser windows all over the place. Of course, we still have the same underlying problem. We still have too much stuff open in our browsers; it has […]

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